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IB ACIO Exam 2020-21 Notification

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The IB ACIO Tier 2 Result Out! The candidates who are qualified in tier 1 ahead attended the tier 2. The Intelligence Bureau had released the notification to recruit the candidates for Grade 2 Executive Posts. The total no. of vacancies released for this post is 2000.  Before going further in the content, it is important to have a look at the most significant points of the IB ACIO Grade II exam. Make sure to form a clear idea about the recruitment exam, before you start your preparation. 

  • The selection phase consists of three stages, stages 1, 2, and 3. 
  • The 1st stage is a written test followed by an essay writing and comprehension test in the 2nd phase. The 3rd phase consists of the personal interview round. 
  • The written examination was conducted on 18th, 19th, and 20th February 2021, and the result was released on 1st April 2021.
  • Recently, the authorities have released the tier II exam date.
  • The IB ACIO Admit Card is also released by the authorities. 

Here, in this article, we will be detailing all the relevant details about the IBPS ACIO Grade 2 exam. 

IB ACIO Recruitment Notification Download PDF

IB ACIO Recruitment 2020-21: Important Information

Name of the Organization 

Intelligence Bureau 

Name of the Examination 

Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers Examination 

Conducting Body 

Ministry of Home Affairs 

Short Form 

IB ACIO 

Post Name 

Grade 2 Executive Posts 

Total Vacancy

2000

Release of Notification 

18th December 2020

Mode of Application 

Online 

Start and End of online application 

19th December 2020 to 9th January 2021

Tier I Exam Dates 

18th,19th, and 20th February 2021

Tier II Exam Date 25th July 2021

Official Website 

www.mha.gov.in

IB ACIO Exam Updates

20th October 2021: IB ACIO Tier 2 Result Out!

The IB ACIO Tier 2 Result has been released by the authorities. The candidates who are qualified in Tier 2 are required to bring documents at the time of the Psychometric Test. The candidates can check the result by clicking on the direct link mentioned below.

Direct Link to Check IB ACIO Tier 2 Result

16th July 2021: IB ACIO Tier 2 Admit Card Out

The IB ACIO Tier 2 admit card has been released. The exam is scheduled to take place on 25th July 2021.

Download IB ACIO Tier 2 Admit Card

13th July 2021: IB ACIO Tier II Exam Date Out!

The IB ACIO Tier II Exam Date has been released. The exam is going to be conducted on 25th July 2021.

1st April 2021: IB ACIO Tier 1 Result Out

The IB ACIO Tier 1 Result has been released. The candidates who appeared for the exam between 18th to 20th February 2021 can now check their results. 

Direct Link To Download IB ACIO Tier 1 Result

The candidates can check the IB ACIO Result article for more details.

IB ACIO Vacancies 2021

The total vacancies for this year are 2000. The category-wise distribution of these vacancies has been given below.

Sr. No. Category Vacancy
1 UR 989
2 OBC 417
3 EWS 113
4 SC 360
5 ST 121
Total 2000

IB ACIO Apply Online 2020-21

In case you aspire to appear for the IB ACIO Grade 2 exam, you must fill the application form carefully. The application form will be available between 19th December 2020 to 9th January 2021. Check the steps below to fill your online application form. 

Direct Link to Apply

Step 1: Click on the direct link mentioned above.

Step 2: You must register yourself by filling in all the details like name, email id, mobile number, etc.

Step 3: A user id and password will be sent to your mail. Login with user id and password.

Step 4: Now, fill in the details carefully and upload the documents step-by-step as directed. 

Step 5: After entering all the details, Submit them and proceed with the fee payment process through the payment tab. 

Step 6: Make sure to take a printout of the submitted application form and e-challan. 

Application Fee 

The fee details are different for the candidates belonging to respective categories. Check it below. 

Category 

Application Fee

Male candidates of General/EWS/OBC 

INR 600

All SC/ST, all female candidates & all Ex-Servicmen 

INR 500

Note

  1. The fee deposited is non-refundable. 
  2. Candidates who submit more than one application will be disqualified immediately. 
  3. In case the details entered by the candidates does not match with the documents submitted by them or in case the candidate is found guilty of submitting fake documents, he/she will be disqualified without giving any notice or explanation. 

Documents To be Uploaded with Application Form

  • Scanned Signature of the candidate
  • A recent photograph of the candidate 

Both the documents must be submitted in a single file, whose size must be between 50-100 kb. 

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IB ACIO 2021 Exam Selection Process 

The IB ACIO Grade 2 selection is conducted in three stages. Candidates who successfully meet the respective criteria for all the stages stand a chance to be shortlisted. Have a look at the three tiers of examination details below. 

Tier I: The tier I exam is an objective-based written paper. Candidates who clear this stage of the exam are eligible to move ahead in the selection process. 

Tier II: The Tier II examination is a descriptive paper that comprises essay writing and comprehension. Those who qualify this stage are called for the final interview round. 

Tier III: The final phase of the selection process is the personal interview round. This concludes the finalizing of candidates. 

Those who clear all the respective stages successfully, must go through the character and antecedent verification process followed by the medical examination round. 

IB ACIO Eligibility (As on 9.1.2021)

To be eligible for the IB ACIO Grade 2 recruitment process, it is compulsory for the candidates to fulfill their eligibility criteria. In case, candidates fail to meet the prescribed requirement, they will not be able to take part in the online registration process. Check below IB ACIO Eligibility Criteria in detail. 

Age:

The IB ACIO Grade 2 aspirants must be of 18 years age at least. The maximum age limit is 27 years. Age relaxation facilities are available for the reserved category candidates that we will be discussing in the below table. 

Age Relaxation:

The age relaxation facilities are available by the SC/ST or OBC candidates. For the respective categories, the upper age is relatable to certain relations. Check the figures in the table that follows. 

Category 

Upper Age Relaxation 

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 Years 

Scheduled caste/scheduled tribe (SC/ST)

5 Years 

Departmental Candidates with at least 3 years of continuous service. 

Upto 40 years of age 

Educational Qualification:

The candidates must have completed their graduation or equivalent from a recognized university. Candidates with basic computer knowledge will be given preference. 

The Candidate must have sound knowledge of Computers.

Nationality:

The candidates must be the citizens of India to be eligible for the IB ACIO Grade 2 recruitment. They must have relevant document proof in support of their claim, being the citizens of India. 

IB ACIO Syllabus 2021

The paper I of the IB ACIO Grade 2 exam has four sections that are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English language. The paper is objective based and the pattern will be discussed in the upcoming paragraphs of this article. Meanwhile, have a look at the IB ACIO Grade 2 Syllabus for paper I. 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Reasoning Syllabus 

  • Seating Arrangement,
  • Syllogism, 
  • Blood Relations,
  • Puzzles, 
  • Inequalities,
  • Input-Output,
  • Coding-Decoding, 
  • Data Sufficiency, 
  • Order and Ranking, 
  • Alphanumeric Series, 
  • Distance and Direction, 
  • Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning

IB ACIO Grade 2 English Language Syllabus 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 

  • Number Series 
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Simplification 
  • Quadratic Equations 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Ratio and Proportion 
  • Discounts 
  • Averages 
  • Mixtures 
  • Percentages 
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnerships 
  • Time Work and Distance 
  • Rate of Interest 
  • Probability 
  • Permutation and Combination 

IB ACIO Grade 2 General Awareness Syllabus 

  • Current Affairs and Static G.K.
  • Banking Awareness 
  • International and National Awareness 
  • Countries, Currencies and Capitals 
  • Books, Authors and Awards 
  • Headquarters of Important Organizations
  • Prime Minister Schemes 
  • Government Policies 
  • Important Dates and Events 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Syllabus for Paper 2 

The paper II is descriptive. You need to practice miscellaneous essays, precis writing and comprehension to crack this particular section. All the best! 

For details on the IB ACIO Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2021

There are two written exam phases for the IB ACIO Grade 2 exam. The Tier I paper is objective whereas the Tier II paper is descriptive, as mentioned above. Now, we will be discussing the exam pattern for both tiers. 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Exam Pattern for Tier I 

The tier I exam has four sections that are, Qualitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Analytical Ability, and English Language. There are a total of 100 questions, for one mark each, to be completed within 60 minutes. 

Sections 

Total Questions 

Total Marks 

Time 

General Awareness 

20

20

60 Minutes 

Quantitative Aptitude 

20

20

Analytical Ability 

20

20

English Language 

20

20

General Studies

20

20

Total 

100

100

 

Note 

1: For incorrect answers, the candidates will be penalized with 1/4th marks. 

2: To be eligible for the Tier II exam, it is compulsory for the candidates to secure at least 33 marks out of 100. 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Exam Pattern for Tier II 

The Tier II exam is a descriptive paper, consisting of comprehension and essay writing. The time allotted for this exam is 1 hour. The total mark is 50. 

Section 

Marks 

Total Time 

Essay Writing 

30 

1 Hour 

Comprehension and Precis Writing 

20

Total 

50 

IB ACIO Grade II Exam Pattern for Tier III

The Tier III exam of the IB ACIO Grade II is the personal interview round. Here, candidates are judged based on their presentation, intelligence, and personality. 

IB ACIO Admit Card 2021

You will need the hall ticket on the day of the examination, to sit for the written test. In case you fail to produce your admit card, you will not be able to sit for the exam. Check the steps to download the IB ACIO Admit Card 2021 from the below-given steps. 

Step 1: Visit the official website first. 

Step 2: On the Home Page, click on the link for IB ACIO Grade 2 Admit Card Tier I/II.

Step 3: Now, you will need to enter the details like Roll Number, Application ID number, and Date of Birth. After entering the details correctly, click on the submit option. 

Step 4: Now, the Admit Card PDF will be visible on your desktop screen. Take a printout of the document to be used in upcoming events. 

Details to Check on the IB ACIO Admit Card

After you download the Call letter, make sure to check if the following details are there printed on the document. 

  • Name of the Applicant 
  • Guardian’s Name 
  • Exam Centre Name and Code 
  • Roll Number 
  • Registration Number 
  • Postal Address 
  • Signature of the Candidate and Photograph 
  • Space for Invigilator Signature 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Exam Cut Off 2021

The official cutoff figures for 2021 is yet to be determined by the exam authority. Meanwhile, you can have a look at the cutoffs for 2018 recruitment. It is compulsory for the candidates to secure the prescribed marks, to move further in the selection process. In case they fail to obtain the same, they will be disqualified. Factors like vacancies, the difficulty level of the exam, previous year cutoff trends, number of candidates appearing for the exam are largely responsible in determining the official cut off figures. Check IB ACIO cut Off marks. 

IB ACIO Tier I Cutoff 2018 

Category 

Cutoff Marks 

General 

70

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

55

Scheduled Caste (SC)

45

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

45

IB ACIO Tier II Cutoff 2018 

Category 

Cutoff Marks 

Unreserved (UR)

35

OBC 

30

SC

25

ST 

25

IB ACIO Answer Key 2021

The candidates can follow the step-by-step process mentioned below to check the answer key.

Direct Link to Check IB ACIO Answer Key

Step 1: Click on the direct link mentioned above.

Step 2: Fill in the login credentials and click on the submit button.

Step 3: The answer key will be flashed on your screen.

Step 4: Go through the answer key and carefully calculate the marks.

Read IB ACIO Answer Key details here. 

IB ACIO Preparation Tips 2021

The IB ACIO Grade 2 exam is indeed competitive in nature. But, you can crack the respective tiers of the exam successfully with the aid of hard work and strong determination. Check the exam tips below. 

1: Make a habit of solving previous year question papers daily. This gives you an insight about the marking pattern, you get to understand the important topics and study them diligently. 

2: Also, try to sit for weekly mock tests. This increases your speed and efficiency, boosts your confidence for the final rounds of the exam. 

3: Make sure to cover all syllabus well. Having a firm idea about the syllabus from all the sections will help you do well in the respective phases of the exam. 

4. Candidates should have a good reading habit for solving comprehension passage questions.

IB ACIO Grade 2 Best Books 

The best books for each respective section are helpful in guiding you well for both the tiers of the exam. You might be confused which one to go for, among so many options available in the market. The best ones are listed in the below table! 

Section 

Name of the Book 

Author’s Name 

Publisher 

Quantitative Aptitude 

Quantitative Aptitude 

R.S. Aggarwal 

S Chand 

Reasoning 

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning 

R.S. Aggarwal 

S Chand 

English Language 

High school English Grammar and Composition 

Wren and Martin 

S Chand 

General Awareness 

General Knowledge 202

-

Arihant Experts 

Overall

IB ACIO Guide 

R Gupta 

-

ACIO Practice Work Book 

-

Kiran Prakashan

IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, Paper I and Paper II

-

GKP

Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II - Recruitment Exam

Arihant Experts

Arihant Experts

IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers - Grade-II/Executive - Paper I and II

GKP

GKP Publications

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IB ACIO Grade 2 Salary Details

  • The candidates who clear all the stages of the selection process under the IB ACIO Grade 2 recruitment will receive a salary as per the 7th Pay Commission.
  • The payscale/salary offered to the selected candidates as per 7th Pay commission will range from 44900-142400

IB ACIO Results 2021

The results for IB ACIO Grade 2 Tier II exam is released on the official website of the conducting body. Candidates can visit the portal to check their results. Check the steps to download the result. 

Direct Link to Check IB ACIO Tier-II Result

Or

Step 1: Visit the official website. 

Step 2: On the Home Page, you will find the IB ACIO Grade 2 merit list link. Click on it. 

Step 3: The merit list PDF will be displayed on the screen. Use the ‘Ctrl+F’ function and type in your name/roll number. 

Step 4: If your details pop up, congrats, you are shortlisted for the next process. 

If you are preparing for the exam then you can download IB ACIO Exam Previous Year Papers here! 

Read more about IB ACIO Grade II Result details here.

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IB ACIO 2020 FAQ

When will the official notification for IB ACIO 2021 be released?
The notice has been released on 18th December 2020.
What is the age limit to be eligible for the IB ACIO Grade 2 exam?
To be eligible for the IB ACIO Grade 2 recruitment, the age limit of the candidates must be within 18 and 27 years.
Where is the IB ACIO result published?
The results are published on the IB official website.
What must be the educational qualification of the candidates to be eligible for recruitment?
The candidates must be graduates from a recognized university with basic knowledge in Computer to be eligible for the selection process.
What must be the nationality of the candidates to be eligible for IB ACIO Grade 2 recruitment?
The candidates must be the citizens of India, to be eligible for recruitment.
How can I apply online for the IB ACIO Grade 2 recruitment?
The link to apply online is will be given above as it gets active. You can also visit the official website.
What are the IB ACIO Cutoffs for?
The official cutoff figures for this year are yet to be determined by the exam authorities.
What are the major details to be checked on the Admit card?
The details that are printed on the admit card are, applicant’s name, Gender, Exam centre name and code, Guardian’s name, Roll number, Registration number.
What are the vacancies for IB ACIO 2020 recruitment?
The vacancies released are 2000.
How many phases of recruitment are there in the IB ACIO selection process?
There are three phases of the recruitment process, Tier I, Tier II followed by the personal interview round.