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IB ACIO 2020

IB ACIO 2020

IB ACIO Exam or Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer exam invites applications from those aspirants who want to join the Intelligence wing of the Indian Government.


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About the IB ACIO Exam

Exam Overview

IB ACIO Exam or Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer is conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs for the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (Grade-II/Executive) in the Intelligence Bureau, which is a General Central Service, Group ‘C’ (Non-gazetted, NonMinisterial) post. IB ACIO Exam is a great opportunity for anyone who aspires to serve in the Intelligence Bureau of the country. This post offers a good salary with several other allowances as per the government rules and the number of vacancies also varies from year to year.

Important Dates of IB ACIO 2019 Exam

The tentative dates for the different stages of IB ACIO exam are as follows:

Event Dates
Release of IB ACIO application form November 2019
Last date to apply December 2019
Date of Tier 1 exam January 2020
Tier 2 exam of IB ACIO March 2020
Conduct of Interview June 2020

IB ACIO 2019 Exam Pattern

IB ACIO Exam is conducted in three phases. Candidates have to attend Tier 1 Exam, Tier 2 Exam & Interview.

IB ACIO Selection Process
Tier I Tier II Interview Final Selection
The first stage of the selection process. Questions come from: General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical/analytical ability and English language. Candidates who pass Tier 1 by securing minimum cut off marks of 33% qualifies for Tier 2. Tier 2 is descriptive and questions are based on: essay and English Comprehension & Precis Writing. Selection is based on Tier 1 & Tier 2 performances. Candidates who pass Tier 1, Tier 2 & the interview get the opportunity to attend the interview. Selected candidates need to undergo document verification and medical examination.

Tier – I Examination Pattern

Subjects No. Of questions Marks
General Awareness 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25
Logical/ Analytical ability 25 25
English Language 25 25
Total 100 100

Tier – II Examination Pattern

Section Marks
Essay writing 30
English comprehension and precis writing 20
Total 50

IB ACIO 2019 Exam Syllabus

IB ACIO Syllabus 2019 – Paper I

  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science & Technology
  • Indian Polity & Constitution
  • Economy & Finance
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Static GK

  • Average
  • LCM & HCF
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Boat & Stream
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Profit loss & Discount
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Problem on Ages
  • Ratio Proportion
  • Complementary angles
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time work & wages
  • Speed, time, and work
  • Heights and Distances
  • Standard Trigonometry Identities
  • Mensuration

  • Alphabet Test
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Logical Venn diagram
  • Distance direction test
  • Matrix
  • Blood Relation
  • Coding decoding
  • Pattern Completion
  • Embedded figures.
  • Figure formation & Analysis
  • Cube & Dice
  • Figure formation & Analysis
  • Missing Number
  • Series
  • Paper Cutting & folding
  • Counting of figures
  • Cube & Dice
  • Mirror Image
  • Water Image

  • Cloze Test
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Para Jumble
  • Spotting Error
  • Sentence Improvement
  • fill in the blanks
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling Error
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Preposition
  • One-word Substitution
  • Idiom & Phrase
  • Active & Passive Voice

IB ACIO Syllabus 2019 – Paper II

  • Candidates will have to write essays which can be based on various topics

  • Here, the candidate's English Comprehension will be tested. Candidates will also have to write about a topic or letter, etc.

IB ACIO Exam Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

The lower age limit for IB ACIO is 18 years and the upper age limit is 27 years.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Departmental Candidates who have rendered 3 years of regular and continuous service Up to 40 years
In the case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried. Under general category Up to the age of 35 Years
In the case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried. Under SC/ ST category Up to the age of 40 Years

Educational Qualification

Graduation or equivalent qualification from a recognised university, candidates must also have knowledge of computers..

IB ACIO Exam 2019 Apply Online

  • Check the official web portal and click the apply link on the home page.

  • The online application form is divided into two parts-I and II.

  • Read the specified instructions & fill the form with genuine information.

  • In Part I, enter personal, academic and other particulars.

  • In Part II, candidates need to pay the exam fee.

  • Upload the scanned images of signature and photograph in the given format. The size of the file should not be more than 50 KB.

  • The applicants must note that the application form for ACIO 2019 will be available online only and there will be no other mode.

  • Preview the application & take a printout of the registration slip and note down the registration number and roll number.

  • You can pay the application fees in two methods:– online and offline.

  • Offline payment - Take a printout of challan and deposit the fee in cash in any branch of State Bank of India after a gap of one working day.

  • Online payment – You can also pay through Internet Banking, ATM Cum-Debit Card and Credit Card of State Bank of India or any other bank.

IB ACIO Exam 2019 Admit Card

Candidates will be issued the IB ACIO Admit card once they have filled in & successfully submitted the exam application. They can easily download it by checking the same on the official site; www.mha.nic.in or www.recruitmentonline.in.
Candidates will have to carry the hard copy of ACIO 2019 Admit Card or hall ticket on the day of the exam. It is usually made available 10 days before the commencement of the exam and will consist of various information such as the name of the applicant, gender, roll number, date of birth, photo, signature, name, address of the exam centre, etc.

IB ACIO Exam 2019 Result

The applicants can check the results of ACIO 2019 and download it by going to the official website; www.mha.nic.in where it will be released as PDF for future reference. The applicants will have to search their Registration number or name in the merit list, if the candidate's registration number is mentioned in the result file, then they will be qualified for the next stage of the exam.

IB ACIO Exam 2019 Cut-Off

Category Paper I (Cut off Score) Paper II (Cut off Score)
General Merit 65 30
OBC 60 25
SC 50 20
ST 50 20
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Frequently Asked Question on IB ACIO 2019 Exam

  • IB ACIO stands for Assistant Central Intelligence Officer for the posts like GradeII/Executive, that is ACIO-II (Exe) in IB (Ministry of Home Affairs), Government of India.

  • The upper age limit of candidates must be 27 years. Relaxation of 5 years and 3 years in the upper age limit is applicable for SC/ST and OBC.

  • You can join in IB after qualifying the civil service exam by UPSC with IPS cadre.
  • Another option is to take the exam held by MHA and SSC separately.
  • You can join IB as security assistant through the exam held by Ministry of Home Affairs

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