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Intelligence Bureau (IB)

Intelligence Bureau (IB)

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Online applications are invited from indian Nationals for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Central Intelligence officer(ACIO-II) in IB (Ministry of Home Affairs), Government of India. The Intelligence Bureau(IB) is an Intelligence agency of India for internal issues. it works under the minister of Home affairs. IB recruits many officers to work at different posts. IB -ACIO is one of the most popular exams in home ministry. This exam is conducted at two levels- Tier-I and Tier-II.

Exam Pattern

Total Marks : 100
Total Time : 60 Min
-ve marking : 0.25 (For each wrong answer)
Subject Qns. Marks
General Awareness 25 25
English 25 25
Reasoning 25 25
Mathematics 25 25
Total 100 100


IB ACIO Recruitment 2017: Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) has discharged the IB ACIO 2017 notice PDF on August 12. An aggregate of 1430 openings has been discharged to choose the possibility for the administrative framework in various open area banks the nation over. IB ACIO Recruitment Notification 2017 has been discharged on the IB official site: to select the qualified contender for the post of IB ACIO. The IB Online enlistment shut and the last date to apply online was September 02, 2017. Be that as it may, up-and-comers needed to initially check the qualification and other fundamental subtleties before IB ACIO apply on the web. 

IB ACIO 2017 Tier-1 test was hung on October 10, 2017 and the Tier-2 test will be led on January 07, 2020. IB ACIO Recruitment will be made on merit dependent on the combined scores of both the primer test and the mains test. No meeting procedure is engaged with the enrollment procedure.


Details of the Posts: Followings are the likely posts that will be filled up through this Examination:

Post Name GEN OBC SC ST Total
Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/Executive 951 184 109 56 1300
For Ex-Servicemen 95 19 11 05 130


Scheme of Examinations & Recruitment

The examination will be two-tier i.e. The online examination will be held in two phases:

• Tier-1 Exam

• Tier-2 Exam

• Interview


Scheme of Tier-1 Examinations:

S.No Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted
I General Awareness 25 25 60 minutes
II Quantitative Aptitude  25 25
III Logical/ Analytical Ability 25 25
IV English Language 25 25
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Important Note:

I. Questions papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.

II. Each question will carry 1 mark.

III. Questions will be set in Hindi and English.

IV. There will be negative marking of 1/4th marks for each wrong.

V. Only those candidates would be called for the Tier-II exam who come up to a certain standard in Tier-I. For Tier-II examination, there will be a minimum cut off marks of 33%.


Scheme of Tier-2 Examinations:

S.No Descriptive Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted
I Essay on one of the given topics 30 30 60 minutes
II English comprehension & précis writing 20 20
Total 50 50 60 minutes

Important Note:

I. Questions papers will be of Descriptive Type.

II. Each question will carry 1 mark.


The interview will be 100 marks.


Syllabus Tier-1 Examinations:

→ General Awareness 

• Historical Things

• Weather/Climate/Geography

• Static GK

• Economy/Commerce

• Science

• Political Events/Constitution

• Current affairs of India and World


→ Quantitative Ability

• Simplification/Approximation

• Data Interpretation

• Number Series

• Ratio & Proportion

• Problem on Ages

• Percentages

• Partnerships

• Profit & Loss

• Quadratic Equations

• Mixtures & Allegations

• Simple Interest & Compound Interest

• Time Work & Wages

• Time Speed & Distance

• Boats and streams

• Problem on trains

• Mensuration

• Geometry

• Permutation Combination & Probability


→ Logical/ Analytical Ability

• Circular Seating Arrangement

• Linear Seating Arrangement

• Coding-Decoding

• Syllogism

• Inequality

• Blood Relations

• Misc

• Order and ranking

• Data sufficiency

• Directions

• Figure series

• Data Analysis


→ English Language

• Comprehension Test

• Misspelled words

• Synonyms/ Antonyms

• Fill in the blank

• Grammatical knowledge& mistakes

• Active Voice/ Passive voice

• Spotting error

• Sentence correction

• One-word Substitution

• Idiom/phrase/word meaning


How to Apply

The applications must be submitted through online mode only. For detailed instructions on filling an online application form.


1. Right off the bat visit the official site of the IB office 

2. Presently search the IB ACIO Post 2017 connection. 

3. Snap-on the connection and open it. 

4. Presently read all the subtleties cautiously and fill the important subtleties. 

5. Presently press the submit button. 

6. Pick the method of installment and pay the post expenses of the division. 

7. Take the print of the online application for additional utilization.


Application Fee:

General / OBC: Rs. 100/-

All SC/ST and female candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee.


Mode of Payment:

The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking or Challan through SBI. Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

Who is this for?

Essential Educational Qualifications: 

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

The candidate also has a Knowledge of computers.


Age limit:

Age limit of the candidates should be from 18 to 27 years.


Permissible relaxation in upper age limit and category-codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:

Code No Category Age relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 The upper age limit is relaxable for departmental candidates’ upto 40 years of age who have rendered 3 years of regular and continuous service.
04 Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried. (Gen Category) upto 35 years
05 Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried. (SC/ST Category)  upto 40 years

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