About IB ACIO 2019
Ministry of Home Affairs conducts ACIO exam in order to recruit the candidates as Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade-II/Executive. The exam is conducted for the recruitment at Intelligence Bureau in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Candidates between 18 to 27 years of age who hold graduation degree can apply for ACIO. The exam of ACIO will be conducted for three phases - Tier I, II and Interview. Tier I exam will be objective type while the tier II exam will be descriptive. The objective paper will contain 100 marks questions while 50 marks questions will be asked for the descriptive part. Candidates who qualify in tier I will be called for the tier II exam. Tier II qualified candidates will further have to appear for an interview round after which the final result will be declared. ACIO is expected to be conducted at various centres at 33 cities across the country. ACIO final result will be declared by taking the performance of the candidates in both tier I and II into consideration. Candidates who qualify in the ACIO exam can be posted anywhere in India.
IB ACIO 2019 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Exam|
|Short Exam Name||IB ACIO|
|Conducting Body||Intelligence Bureau Ministry of Home Affairs|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||100 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|IB ACIO Tier 1 - Duration||1 Hour +1 More|
IB ACIO 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The exam conducting authority has determined the eligibility criteria of IB ACIO. ACIO eligibility criteria is the minimum requirement that must be met by the candidates in order to appear for the exam. The eligibility criteria of ACIO is determined on the basis of age and education qualification of the candidates. It is important for the candidates to fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to avoid rejection at later stage of the selection process.
ACIO Eligibility Criteria - Age
In order to appear for ACIO, candidates must be between 18 to 27 years of age. However, there are various age relaxations that have been provided on the upper age limit of the candidates by the exam conducting authority to the candidates of reserved categories. The table below contains the relaxation as per the category.
ACIO Eligibility Criteria
Departmental candidates (who gave 3 years of service)
Divorced women, widows, and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried (General)
Divorced women, widows, and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried (SC/ST)
Ex-Servicemen/J&K domiciled candidates between January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989/Descendants of 2002 riots victim
ACIO Eligibility Criteria - Education qualification
Candidates must hold a graduation degree.
It is important for candidates to have computer knowledge.
IB ACIO 2019 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
Ministry of Home Affairs will release the application form of ACIO in online mode. Eligible candidates can fill the application form of IB ACIO within the time frame given by the exam conducting authority. Along with the filling of ACIO application form, candidates must pay the prescribed application form as per their category. In order to fill the application form, candidates must have a valid active email ID and mobile number. Candidates must also keep ready with them their scanned image and signature of the prescribed dimension before they sit for filling the application form of ACIO.
The application form of IB ACIO will be divided into two parts - part 1 and 2. Candidates are expected to fill both parts of the application form. In part 1 of the application form of ACIO, candidates must fill the personal and academic details while part 2 of the application form is related to the payment of application fee.
Candidates must upload the scanned image and signature at the time when they register for the ACIO exam.
In order to fill the application form of ACIO, candidates can follow the steps given below.
ACIO Application Form - Part 1
Step 1 - Registration
Step 2 - Uploading of scanned image and signature (the file should not be more than 50 kb)
Step 3 - Filling in the details
Step 4 - Preview
Step 5 - Final Submit
ACIO Application Form - Part 2
Step 1 - Payment of application form
Step 2 - Print out of application form and payment slip
The application fee of IB ACIO can be paid by the candidates either in online or in offline mode. The application fee of ACIO must be paid by only the male candidates belonging to the unreserved category. Reserved category and female candidates are exempted from the payment of application fee.
Application Fees - Rs 100
Application Fee payment in Offline mode
Candidates will have to take a printout of Challan form and pay the fee in cash in any branch of State Bank of India one day after the filling of application form. A Challan receipt will be given to the candidates by the bank reflecting the transaction ID, which must be kept safe with the candidates.
Application Fee payment in Online mode
The online payment of application fee can be done using debit card or credit card. During the payment of online application fee, candidates will have to provide their registration number.
|General, OBC||Online, Offline||Male||₹ 100|
IB ACIO 2019 Syllabus
IB ACIO Tier 1 Syllabus
Logical/ analytical ability
IB ACIO Tier 2 Syllabus
Essay on one of the given topics
English comprehension & précis writing
IB ACIO 2019 Exam Pattern
IB ACIO Tier 1 Exam Pattern
The exam conducting authority prescribes the exam pattern of IB ACIO. Candidates must go through ACIO exam pattern in order to know the different phases in which the exam will be conducted, sections, total questions, duration, and marks distribution.
As per the exam pattern of ACIO, the exam is conducted for three phases - tier I, II, and Interview. Candidates who qualify in tier I become eligible to appear for tier II exam. All those candidates who pass in tier II of ACIO, are further called for the interview round.
ACIO Exam Pattern - Tier I (Objective)
No. of Questions
The exam will have objective type questions
There will be 4 sections containing 25 questions each of 1 mark each.
IB ACIO Tier 2 Exam Pattern
All those candidates who will qualify in the tier I exam will further have to appear for the tier II exam of ACIO. Phase II exam of ACIO will of descriptive nature. The following table contains the details about the exam pattern of phase II exam of ACIO.
ACIO Exam Pattern - Tier II (Descriptive)
Essay on one of the given topics
English comprehension &
All those candidates who will qualify in the tier II exam of ACIO will further have to appear for the Interview round. Candidates who will be shortlisted in the interview round will further have to appear for document verification and medical test.
IB ACIO 2019 Admit Card
IB ACIO Tier 1 Admit Card
The exam conducting authority will issue the admit card in three phases. The admit card of IB ACIO will be issued separately for tier I, II and Interview. All those candidates who will successfully fill the application form will be issued the tier I admit card. The admit card of tier II will be issued to only those candidates who will qualify the prelims exam of ACIO. All those candidates who qualify for the interview round will be issued the admit card of ACIO for the interview. The admit card of ACIO will be sent to each candidate through email on their personal email ID. The admit card sent to the candidates will contain the date and time of the examination along with the venue where the exam will be conducted. Candidates must take a print out of ACIO admit card and carry it to the allotted exam centre on the day of examination. Along with the admit card of ACIO, candidates must also carry one of the prescribed photo ID proofs - aadhaar card, voter card, PAN card, passport, driving license.
ACIO Admit card for Tier I
The admit card of ACIO tier I will be issued to only those candidates who will successfully fill the application form. ACIO admit card for tier I will be sent to the candidate through email. The admit card of IB ACIO will contain the details about the exam date and time and venue where the exam will be conducted. Candidates must take the print out of the admit card and carry it to the exam centre as they will not be allowed to take the test if they fail to bring the admit card. Along with the admit card candidates must also carry one of the prescribed photo identity proofs.
IB ACIO Tier 2 Admit Card
All those candidates who will qualify the tier I exam of ACIO will be issued the admit card for tier II examination. The admit card of ACIO tier II can be downloaded by the candidates by visiting the application portal or their personal mail. ACIO Admit card for tier II will contain the date, time and centre of Tier-II exam. Candidates must take a printout of the admit card and bring it to their respective exam centres. Candidates must also carry one of the photo ID proofs. No candidates will be allowed to appear for the exam if they do not have their admit card on the day of examination.
IB ACIO 2019 Exam Centers
IB ACIO Tier 1 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Aadhaar card
- Voter ID card
IB ACIO 2019 Result
IB ACIO Tier 1 Result
The exam conducting authority will declare the result of ACIO in PDF format. Candidates can click on the result link to access their ACIO result. The result will be declared separately for separate tiers of examination. The result of ACIO will contain the roll numbers of only those candidates who will qualify the examination. Candidates who find their roll number in the result PDF will further have to appear for the next phase of the exam of ACIO.
ACIO Result 2019 - Tier I
The result of ACIO for tier I will be declared in PDF format. Candidates can click on the result link and download the PDF. The result PDF of ACIO will contain the roll numbers on the qualified candidates. All the candidates whose roll numbers are mentioned in the result PDF will be eligible to appear for the tier II examination of ACIO.
IB ACIO Tier 2 Result
The result of IB ACIO for tier II will be released for all those candidates who qualified in tier II (descriptive) examination. The result will be declared in the PDF format containing the roll numbers of all those candidates who have been shortlisted for the interview round.
IB ACIO 2019 Cutoff
IB ACIO Tier 1 Cutoff
The cut off of ACIO is the minimum marks determined by the exam conducting authority in order to shortlist the candidates for the next stage of the selection process. In order to qualify tier I exam of ACIO, candidates must score at least 33% marks. Apart from scoring the qualifying marks, candidates must also score the minimum cut off marks as per their category to appear for the tier II examination of ACIO.
IB ACIO Tier 2 Cutoff
The cut off of tier II exam of ACIO will be determined by the examination authority to shortlist the candidates for interview. Cut off of ACIO is the minimum marks that must be scored by the candidates to qualify the tier II exam. The exam conducting authority determines the cut off marks taking the category of the candidates into consideration. Candidates who score the category wise cut off of ACIO for tier II exam will only be considered as qualified.
The final cut off of IB ACIO id released by the examination authority after the interview is conducted. All those candidates who score the overall cut off marks will be recruited at the post of ACIO in the Intelligence Bureau.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Birth certificate
- 10th and 12th marksheet
- Certificate regarding degree/post-graduate/other examinations passed
- Character certificate
- Caste certificate (if required)
- PWD certificate (if applicable)
- Discharge certificate in applied under ex-servicemen
Questions related to IB ACIO
in Ib acio I have paid my fees 2 days ago again the application is showing the fee has not been submitted and the money is also not refunded should I make another payment
The last date to apply and pay the application fee for IB ACIO 2020-21 is January 9, 2021. The last date had already passed now you cannot pay the application fee. Your application is considered only when the fee payment is successful and submitted the application successfully. The amount deduced will be refunded to the same bank account within 7-10 working days days from the transaction date so you will have to wait for a while to get the refund. If it is not refunded we would suggest you to contact the bank helpdesk from which the transaction has been made.
hi i have applied gor ib acio my payment has failed i even went to my application form there is no option of edit how can i make payment through sbi challan please help me the last date is over
The last date to apply for IB ACIO 2020-21 was on January 9, 2021. There is no correction window available for IB ACIO application. The last date was not extended so you have to pay the fee on or before the last date for the application in online mode or offline mode. You cannot pay now through SBI challan as the last date is over. We regret to inform you that your application will not be accepted if the application fee is not paid.
I paid for ib acio but the payments was unsuccessful so how can I get the sbi challan now I couldnt find sbi challan online can anyone help me pls
If you are opting to pay the fee offline then you are are required to take printout of the challan and deposit the fee in cash at any of the branches of SBI. A challan receipt will be given by the bank with the transaction ID which you are required to keep safely.
I hope this helps.
i forgot to give graduation certificate number during form fill up of IB acio .is my candidature will be rejected .
If the application submitted is incomplete then the application may get rejected and the candidate may not receive his/her admit card. You have submitted an incomplete application so your application may get rejected. As per the instructions given in the IN ACIO 2020-2021 notification the candidates are advised not to submit multiple applications which may lead to rejections of all the applications. There is no correction window available for the application so you cannot edit the application but if you have not made the final submission you can edit the details in the application and submit it.
I made the ib acio payment yesterday through upi but again I log into my account it is showing that the application is submitted and the payment is pending
Firstly ,I hope you have done the payment only once because mutiple attempts may cause further complications. Do not worry , since you have done the payment kindly wait for 48 to 72 hours. Since there are many people doing payments a little delay might occur . Once they approve your payment you will get the message stating your payment is successful and the amount will be deducted . In case you have paid again and if later the amount gets deducted twice , do not worry you can approach the bank and file for a refund. Suppose if your payment is not successful even after 2 days then you can approach the bank , cancel the online payments and pay your fees using SBI Challan. You need not worry, in such cases you will get your money back but it may take time. You can even mail the exam authority and address the issue if you want. The last date for payment it 12th January. Note down your transaction ID or save the details carefully for future use. Also while your payment is pending do take a minute to recheck your application and make any changes if needed as once the payment is successful you will not be able to edit it.
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