IB ACIO Exam 2017–2018 Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Tier-I & II Exam Dates, Selection Process



Online applications are invited by the prestigious Intelligence Bureau of India for IB ACIO Exam. Intelligence Bureau ACIO exam is paper-pen based entrance test for the recruitment of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer. Well, there are 1430 vacancies for ACIO Grade -II/ Executive Posts. So, the interested graduates, who are between the age of 18 to 27 years are eligible to appear in IB ACIO Tier-I & II Exam 2017. Candidates who attain a precise standard in the written test will be selected to appear for the interview conducted for the post of ACIO in Intelligence Bureau.

IB ACIO written test for Grade II/Executive in IB consists of two papers that scrutinize the general knowledge, reasoning, comprehension and mathematical ability of candidates applying for ACIO intelligence bureau recruitment 2017. To get further information about IB ACIO Exam 2018, you need to scroll down the whole page which is updated by the team of resultinbox.com.


Name of the Organization Intelligence Bureau of India
Post Name Assistant Central Intelligence Officer
Exam name Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (Grade-II) / Executive Examination
Date of Tier I Exam 15-10-2017
Date of Tier II Exam 07-01-2018

 Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/Executive (ACIO-II/Exe) Exam 2017

IB ACIO Vacancies:

Number of Vacancies UR OBC SC ST Total
951 184 109 56 1300
Ex-Servicemen 95 19 11 05 130
Total 1430

Eligibility for IB ACIO Exam 2017


  • Essential – Graduation or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Desirable – Knowledge of computers
  • Age Limit – 18-27 years

Relaxation In Age

  • Upper age relaxation is 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC candidates and for departmental candidates/ divorced women up to 40 years of age
  • The age limit is relaxable for ex-servicemen as well as for candidates who were domiciled in J&K from 1.1.1980 to 31.12.1989 as well as the children and dependents of victims of communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat as per the Govt. instructions in this regard issued from time to time.

Salary for IB Recruitment – Asst. Central Intelligence Officer:

  • Salary – Rs. 9300 – Rs. 34800/-
  • Grade Pay – Rs. 4200

IB ACIO Selection Process:

Candidates will be selected for the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, on the basis of their work performances in below given rounds. please have a look

IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2017

Tier/Mode of Examination Description of Examination Total Marks Time (Minutes)
Tier-I Objective type MCQs, divided into 4 parts containing 25 questions of 1 marks each on:

  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Logical/analytical ability
  • English language
100 60
Tier-II Descriptive type:

  • Essay on one of the given topics (30 marks)
  • English comprehension & précis writing (20 marks).
50 60

Application Fee:

  • 100/- for male candidates belonging to General and OBC category
  • All SC/ST and female candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee.

ACIO Admit Card

Shortlisted applicants from the Tier-I written exam will have to qualify the Tier-II exam. After that selected candidates from the Tier-2 exam will appear in the Interview, which is followed by the document verification and Medical Examination. Those candidates who are going to take part in exam may download the mha.nic.in ACIO Admit Card with the help of this page.

Firstly, candidates need to visit the Official Website of Ministry of Home Affairs that is mha.nic.in, then hit “Vacancies” link after that on next page; you have to select the suitable link to download the MHA IB ACIO Exam Hall Ticket. Afterwards, IB ACIO Exam Admit Card page will be displayed screen. Now, Fill Application Number, Roll No in black box and you can download IB ACIO Grade II Admit Card.

IB ACIO Expected Cutoff

Tier-I (Expected) Cut-off Marks:

Category Cut-off Marks (Out of 100)
General 65
OBC 60
SC 50
ST 50

Tier-II (Expected) Cut-off Marks:

Category Cut-off Marks (Out of 50)
General 30
OBC 25
SC 20
ST 20

IB ACIO Study Material:

Books Authors
Intelligence Bureau – Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II Recruitment Exam Arihant Publications
Intelligence Bureau – ACIO Assistant Central Intelligence Officers’ Grade-II Executive Exam (Popular Master Guide) RPH
Intelligence Bureau – ACIO Assistant Central Intelligence Officers’ Grade-II Executive Exam (Popular Master Guide) (HINDI) RPH
ACIO – Intelligence Bureau (HINDI) Unique Publishers
Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Practice Work Book Kiran Prakashan
Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Practice Work Book (HINDI) Kiran Prakashan

ACIO Exam Centers:

Agartala Ahmedabad
Aizawl Amritsar
Bangalore Bhopal
Bhubaneswar Chandigarh
Chennai Dehradun
Delhi Guwahati
Hyderabad Imphal
Itanagar Jaipur
Jammu Kohima
Kolkata Leh
Lucknow Meerut
Mumbai Nagpur
Patna Raipur
Ranchi Shillong
Shimla Siliguri
Trivandrum Varanasi

How to fill IB ACIO Application form:

  • Candidates should visit to the official portal Ministry of Home Affairs, Intelligence Bureau Department that is mha.nic.in
  • Follow ‘Information For’ section that is given at the bottom of home page
  • Hit on the link given above to apply online for Intelligence Bureau Recruitment
  • Press on New Registration link and save Registration Id & Password
  • Fill up the rest of the application form and then Upload Photograph & Signature
  • Choose appropriate link in concern to Intelligence Bureau ACIO exam and other page will open
  • Check the filled application form again and then proceed for Payment of Fees
  • Then hit the submit button and at last take print out of IB ACIO Merit List and keep it safe for future use.

Check Here: Process to Fill Online Application Form

IB ACIO Important Dates 2017:

Events Dates
Online application starts 12-08-2017
Online application ends 02-09-2017 till 11:59 pm
Payment of application fee deadline 05-09-2017
IB ACIO 2017 admit card release Sep-Oct 2017
Tier I exam dates 15-10-2017
Tier II exam dates 07-01-2018

Final words:

Candidates who want more information about IB ACIO Exam 2017–2018, you must visit to the Official Link. Candidates are requested to stay connected with this page for latest updates.

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