Online applications are invited from Indian Nationals for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, Grade II/ Executive i.e. ACIO-II/Exe in IB, (Ministry of Home Affairs), Government of India. 

Applicants are advised to go through all parameters under different paras & sub-paras mentioned below & satisfy themselves about their suitability in terms of age limit, essential qualifications, etc. for the post before applying. Candidates fulfilling eligibility criteria of the post, as mentioned below, may apply ONLINE through or only.

IB Recruitment 2021

Intelligence Bureau ACIO Recruitment 2021

Name of post: Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO)

No of posts: 2000

Category-wise vacancy:

UR: 989

EWS: 113

OBC: 417

SC: 360

ST: 121

Pay: Level 7 (Rs.44,900-1,42,400) in the pay matrix plus admissible Central Govt. allowances. 

Note: (i) Special Security Allowance @ 20% of basic pay in addition to other Govt. allowances. 

(ii) Cash compensation in lieu of duty performed on holidays subject to a ceiling of 30 days.

Eligibility Criteria of Intelligence Bureau ACIO Recruitment

Age Limit as on 09-01-2021: Candidates should between 18 and 27 years. Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST and by 3 years for OBC candidates.

Educational Qualification: Graduation or equivalent from a recognized university.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of computers.

Application Fee of Intelligence Bureau ACIO Vacancy

Male candidates of General, EWS and OBC categories: Rs 600/-

All SC/ST, all female candidates & all ExSM: Rs 500/-

Payment mode: Payment can be made through Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/ MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, UPI, SBI challan etc.

Selection Process of Intelligence Bureau ACIO Exam

Written Examination:

Tier-1 (only online mode): 100 Marks (Objective type)

Tier-I exam (only online mode): 100 Objective type MCQs, divided into 5 parts containing 20 questions of 1 marks each on (1 Hour 100 Marks): 

a. General awareness, 

b. Quantitative aptitude, 

c. Numerical/analytical/logical ability & reasoning, 

d. English language & 

e. General studies. [Negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer.] 

Tier-2: 50 Marks (Descriptive type)

Tier-2: Descriptive type paper of 50 marks: Essay (30 marks) & English comprehension & précis writing (20 mark) (1 Hour 50 Marks). 


Tier-III/Interview: 100 Marks

Examination Centres of Intelligence Bureau ACIO Exam 2021 in AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar and Tezpur. Manipur-Imphal, Mizoram- Aizawl, Meghalaya- Shillong, Tripura- Agartala.

How to apply for Intelligence Bureau ACIO Recruitment

Applications should be submitted only through ONLINE registration by logging on to the website or

The application portal will be operational from 19.12.2020 to 09.01.2021 (till 2359 hours). Registration done, prior to 19.12.2020 and after 09.01.2021, will not be accepted.

Important Dates of IB ACIO 2021 Examination

*Opening Date for On-line Registration of Application: 19-Dec-2020

*Closing Date of submission of Application with submission of Online Application Fee: 09-Jan-2021(up to 23.59 Hrs)

*Last Date of submission of Application Fee through SBI challan: 12-Jan-2021 (Banking Hours)

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Submit Online Application: 

a) Applications should be submitted only through ONLINE registration by logging on to the website or Applications will NOT be accepted through any other mode. 

b) Candidates can apply for the post provided they fulfill the prescribed eligibility conditions. 

c) The application portal will be operational from 19.12.2020 to 09.01.2021 (till 2359 hours). Registration done, prior to 19.12.2020 and after 09.01.2021, will not be accepted. 

d) Wrong information in any column may lead to the application getting rejected altogether. 

e) Candidates are advised to register well in time, since the application portal witnesses a surge in number of applications during the run up 6 to the closing date. The closing date for receipt of online application will not be extended under any circumstances.

f) Candidates are advised to submit only one application. Submission of other/multiple applications may result in cancellation of his/her applications altogether. 

g) Before submitting the online application, the candidates MUST preview the application to ensure that they have provided correct information, particularly the email id & uploaded correct photograph & signature. It must also be ensured that the photograph & signature are visible & not hazy/blurred, otherwise the photograph & signature should be uploaded again or the page should be reloaded or refreshed. The online application should be submitted only after ensuring that the information/photograph/signature is correct. 

h) Once the registration is over, the candidate would be provided an ‘Application Sequence Number/ASN’, at their registered mobile number & email ID, which may be noted for subsequent login for filling up remaining part of registration and also for use in future. Candidates may also check their junk/spam folder for the email regarding ASN. 

i) Candidates are required to possess a valid e-mail ID and provide during the registration process. The admit cards/call letters for the Tier-I, Tier-II & Tier-III exam & other relevant information would be sent to the candidate on this e-mail ID only. 

j) The registration becomes complete only after the photograph & signature are uploaded by the candidate k) Candidates are advised to ensure that e-mail addresses ending with @ are directed to their inbox and not to spam folder or any other folder. They may also check the spam folder for mails sent from the helpdesk e-mail i.e from time to time. 

l) The candidates should possess a facility to take printout of the Challan Form. m) The candidates must also furnish one mobile number for receiving SMS alerts related to the exam. 

n) This office will not be responsible for bouncing of any e-mail or malfunctioning/change of the mobile phone number of the candidate 

o) Candidates are also advised in their own interest to keep checking their email (inbox as well as spam folder) and the website of MHA from time to time for updates related to the recruitment process 8 

p) Applicants are NOT required to submit hard copy of their application forms. 

q) Candidates are requested to make sufficient number of passport size coloured photographs (identical to the one uploaded) and carry identity proof in original such as Voter Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Identity Card issued by University/College etc. to the examination centre, failing which they shall not be allowed to appear for the examination. The photographs would be required at subsequent stages of recruitment process and pasting/providing a photograph different from the one uploaded may result in cancellation of candidature. 

r) Candidates may ensure that the signature uploaded by them are visible since they (candidates) would be required to append signature on admit cards and attendance sheets during subsequent stages of examination and any variation in signature could render them unfit for the examination. 

WARNING It has been noticed that some unscrupulous elements are fraudulently inviting applications for various posts in the Intelligence Bureau. Such elements are also alluring the aspirants appearing in various examinations conducted by IB for providing assistance during the examination and are even issuing fake appointment letters to some of the candidates. THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES/JOB ASPIRANTS ARE, THEREFORE, CAUTIONED NOT TO FALL PREY TO THE DESIGNS OF SUCH UNSCRUPULOUS ELEMENTS WHO TRY TO DUPE THE UNSUSPECTING ASPIRANTS/ CANDIDATES FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAIN. CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO APPLY THROUGH MHA’s WEBSITE (WWW.MHA.GOV.IN) or NCS PORTAL (WWW.NCS.GOV.IN) only.

Before start of filling-up of application through on-line mode, the candidate should keep ready, the following details/ documents:

  1. Valid e-mail ID & Mobile Number.
  2. Scanned copy of the recent passport size color Photograph should be 50-100KB in jpg/jpeg format only and not older than 12 weeks. Candidates should ensure that the same photograph is used throughout this recruitment process.
  3. Scanned signature: Should be 50-100KB in jpg/jpeg format only.
  4. Valid photo ID proof issued by Central/State Govt.
  5. Certificate/marksheet pertaining to Class X, Class XII or Diploma, if applicable and Graduation.

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