1. IB ACIO 2023 Notification

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has announced job notification for Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/Executive. The  Intelligence Bureau (IB)  has announced 995 vacancies for the position of ACIO Grade II Executive on November 21, 2023. This is a high-ranking position in the Intelligence Bureau. It is a Group ‘C’ (Non-gazetted, Non-Ministerial) General Central Service post. An IB ACIO Grade II/Executive’s job is demanding, requiring someone with strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and a strong dedication to national security. The application forms for Intelligence Bureau IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 will be available on www.mha.gov.in or www.ncs.gov.in from November 25th to December 15th, 2023. The application form, selection method, exam pattern, and remuneration for IB ACIO Vacancy 2023 have all been described in detail. The link of the IB ACIO 2023 notification is given below for your reference.

Check here for IB ACIO 2023 Notification

2. About IB ACIO 2023 Exam pattern

The exam pattern of Intelligence Bureau ACIO 2023  is given below.

2.1 Exam Pattern for IB ACIO 2023 Tier I:- The first level consists of a written test with a total of 100 points. The paper is divided into four sections that use a multiple-choice question (MCQ) format: general awareness, quantitative aptitude, logical ability, and English language. Candidates have 60 minutes to finish the first stage.

2.2 Exam Pattern for IB ACIO 2023 Tier II – The next stage comprises an essay writing and comprehension test, both of which are given in a descriptive manner. This paper is divided into two parts: essay writing and comprehension, and précis writing. The essay is worth 30 points, while the comprehension and précis writing sections are worth 20 points each, for a total of 50 points. Stage 2 takes 60 minutes for candidates.

IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2023
Tiers Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
Tier 1 General Awareness 20 100 marks 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 20
Logical Ability & Reasoning 20
English Language 20
General Studies 20
Tier 2 (Descriptive Test) Precis and English Comprehension 30 1 hour
Essay 20
Tier 3 Interview 100 

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  • Study material for IB ACIO exam.
  • Daily current affairs and newspaper. Assignments and handbook.
  • Different interactive sessions and programmes such as Real intensive programme, W-Cat, Battle of Battle and many more. 

4. IB ACIO 2023 Exam Highlights

The Ministry of Home Affairs is the conducting body of  ACIO Grade II Executive positions in the Intelligence Bureau. Check out the details in the table below for an overview of the Intelligence Bureau ACIO Recruitment 2023.

IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 Overview
Recruitment Organization Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
Post Name Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade-II Executive
Vacancies 995
Salary/ Pay Scale Rs. 44900-142400/-
Job Location All India
Start Date to Apply  25 November 2023
Last Date to Apply 15 December 2023
Mode of Apply Online
Selection Process Written test (Tier-I and Tier-II)

Interview (Tier-III)

Official Website www.Mha.gov.in  and www.ncs.gov.in 

5. IB ACIO 2023 Online Application & Fee

Before applying for the IB ACIO 2023 Candidates should carefully check the qualifying criteria before starting with the IB ACIO application to verify their eligibility for the exam. The complete details about the Online registration process and application fees are given below.

5.1 Online application process of Intelligence Bureau ACIO 2023

  • Visit the official website www.Mha.gov.in or www.ncs.gov.in.
  • Visit the recruitment page and click on “New Registration”.
  • Fill out the registration form carefully.
  •  After entering all of the required information, click the submit button. Make a note of the registration ID and password that the system generates.
  • Upload the Photograph and signature.
  • Complete the application process and submit the application form.

Check here for  IB ACIO 2023 online application

5.2 Application fees

 The details of the IB ACIO 2023 application fees are given below.

IB ACIO Application Fees 2023
Category Application Fee
General/OBC (Male) ₹100 + Processing Charges Rs. 450/-
Other Categories Only Processing Charges Rs. 450/-

6. IB ACIO 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of IB ACIO 2023 depend on educational qualifications and the Age limit of candidates.

            IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Nationality. To be eligible for the IB Recruitment 2023, aspirants must be Indian citizens. As Indian citizens, they must have sufficient document proof to support their claim.
Educational Qualification Minimum Bachelor’s Degree/Graduation Degree
Age Limit 18 to 27 years


The upper-age candidates can avail of age relaxation. The age relaxation table for IB ACIO 2023 is given below.

Age Relaxation for IB ACIO 2023 Recruitment
Category Upper age limit
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Departmental Candidates Up to 40 years
Sportsperson 5 years
Widow, divorced or a woman separated from her husband.  UR- Up to 35 years 

SC/ST – Up to 40 years. 

7. IB ACIO 2023- Important Dates

The important dates of the Intelligence Bureau ACIO 2023 exam dates, and admit card dates, results dates are tabulated below. 

IB ACIO Important Dates 2023
Events Important Dates
IB ACIO 2023 Notification Released 21st November 2023
IB ACIO 2023 Online Application starts 25th November 2023
IB ACIO 2023 Last Date to Apply Online 15th December 2023
IB ACIO Exam Date 2023 To be Announced
Result Declaration To be Announced

8. IB ACIO 2023 Selection Procedure

Intelligence Bureau ACIO selection process consists of three stages i.e Tier-I (Online written test), Tier-II (Online written test) and Tier-III (Interview). To be considered for IB ACIO Grade II/ Executive positions, candidates must pass three levels of qualification. Candidates would be shortlisted for the Tier-II test based on their performance and normalisation of marks in the Tier-I exam. Candidates would be shortlisted for the Tier-III/Interview based on their cumulative performance in Tiers I and II. The following is the selection procedure outlined in the IB ACIO Grade II/ Executive Notification 2023

IB ACIO 2023 Selection process
Tier-I (Written test) 100 questions, Duration 1 hour.

1/4 negative marking

Tier-II (Written Test) English Comprehension, Essay Writing & précis writing
Tier-III (Interview) Viva Voce

9. IB ACIO 2023 Syllabus

The complete syllabus of IB ACIO 2023 is given below. 

      Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus  for  IB ACIO 2023
Number systems Percentages
Mensuration Ration and Time
Averages Profit and loss
Fundamental Arithmetical Operations Computation of whole numbers
Use of tables and graphs Decimals
Relationship between numbers Operations Research & Linear Programming
Differential Geometry Dynamics
Essential Mathematics Calculus
Real Analysis Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
Computation of Whole numbers Time and Distance
Ratio and Proportion Interest
Discount Algebra
Differential Equations Statistics
Time and Work Fractions
Analytical Geometry Statistics
LCM and HCF Ratios
Percentage Factoring
Age Profit and Loss
Missing Numbers Average
Prices and Expenditure  Simple and Compound Interest
Time and Work Mensuration
Volume Time and Distance
Fractions Series Completion


General Studies Syllabus for IB ACIO 2023
History Physics
Biology Current Affairs
Science & Technology Static GK
Indian Polity & Constitution Economy & Finance
Geography Chemistry


                Reasoning Syllabus for IB ACIO 2023
Alphanumeric series Reasoning Analogies
Artificial Language Blood Relations
Calendars Cause and Effect
Clocks Coding-Decoding
Data Sufficiency Decision Making
Directions Input-Output
Odd One Out Puzzles
Order & Ranking Statement and Assumptions
Statement and Conclusions


IB ACIO Syllabus 2023 for English Language
Spellings Correction One Word Substitution
Improvement Verbal Comprehension Passage
Adjectives Detecting Mis-spelt words
Idioms and Phrases Passage
Verbs Clauses
Fill in the blanks Spot the error
Synonyms/Antonyms Vocabulary
Grammar Sentence Structure

10. IB ACIO 2023: Category-Wise Vacancy

The Intelligence Bureau has released the 995 vacancies for AICO. The Detailed Intelligence Bureau ACIO 2023 category Vacancy is given below. 

IB ACIO Vacancy 2023
Category Vacancies
Unreserved (UR) 377
Scheduled Caste (SC) 134
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 133
OBC 222
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 129
Total 995

11. IB ACIO 2023 2022 Salary Structure

The selected applicants would receive a level 7 compensation structure for the position of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, Grade-II/ Executive. IB ACIO Grade 2 officers make between Rs. 44,900 and Rs. 1,42,400 per year in compensation. IB ACIO Grade 2/Executive’s base pay is Rs. 44,900 when they are first appointed; this raises after a year of service. Click the link provided below to view the IB ACIO Salary in full.

12. IB ACIO 2023 Exam Centre

The Exam centres of IB ACIO 2023 are given below.

State/UT Exam Centre
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh  Itanagar, Naharlagun
Assam  Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar  Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh  Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
Delhi NCR Delhi NCR
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara.
Haryana  Ambala, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh  Hamirpur, Shimla 
Jammu And Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand  Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Belagavi(Belgaum), Bengaluru, Hubballi(Hubli) , Kalaburagi(Gulbarga) , Mangaluru(Mangalore), Mysuru(Mysore) , Shivamogga(Shimoga) , Udupi 
Kerala Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Ladakh  Leh
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune 
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya  Shillong 
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima 
Odisha Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur-Ganjam, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala 
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli 
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal 
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj, Varanasi 
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri 

13. IB ACIO 2023 Preparation Tips 2023

Every candidate prepares for exams in a different way. Higher exam scores can be achieved with the appropriate study plan. In order to prepare for the next IB ACIO, candidates should take into account the following advice.

  • In-depth analyses are conducted on the exam pattern, making system, and trend from the prior year.   
  • Create a study schedule that you can stick to.
  • Administer practice exams every day and make revisions often.
  • The current affairs section has the greatest weight, therefore applicants need to discuss topics, trends, and events related to economics, and society.

14. IB ACIO 2023 Admit Card & Call Letter

The IB ACIO  2023 Admit Card can be viewed at www.mha.gov.in or www.ncs.gov, the organization’s official website. The IB ACIO  admission card will be available for the candidates.  The admit card includes information about the exam’s date and location. A call letter will be sent to each applicant who made the shortlist.  The candidates will receive an admission card for the IB ACIO  2023 online exam as well as an admission card for the interview. 

15. IB ACIO Tier I 2023 Result

Exam results for those who took the  IB ACIO 2023 Tier I exam can be viewed on the official website. The PDF with the   IB ACIO 2023 Tier I results is available for download. The PDF results for the IB ACIO 2023 Tier I2023 online exam can be accessed directly from this site.  

16. IB ACIO Tier II 2023 Result

Candidates who pass the Tier I exam are eligible for the Tier II exam, and after the results are released, they can review their results. It is recommended that candidates visit the official website to view the results; the link to the website will be updated here.

17. IB ACIO 2023 Interview Results

The final list of candidates is created after the shortlisted candidates are contacted for qualifying on Tier I and II  On the official website, candidates can verify their roll numbers. There will be a direct link to the IB ACIO 2023 final results on this site. 

18. FAQ's

1. Is the notification for IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 released?

Ans: Yes, the notification OF 995 IB ACIO Grade II Executive positions for the 2023 recruitment has been released.

2. When does the IB ACIO 2023 Exam online registration open?

Ans:  November 25 to December 15, 2023, has been set for online registration for the IB ACIO 2023 Exam.

3. What are the requirements for eligibility for the 2023 IB ACIO Recruitment?

Ans: If a candidate wants to apply for IB ACIO 2023, they must be between the ages of 18 and 27 and have a bachelor’s or graduate degree.

4. How are candidates chosen for Grade 2 Executive positions at IB ACIO?

Ans:  For Grade 2 Executive roles, there are written tests for Tiers I, Tier  II, and  Interview candidates who pass the above tests are eligible to take up the position.

5. Is there any negative marking for the Tier I examination?

Ans: yes, there is a negative marking in the Tier I examination that is for every wrong answer there will be a deduction of 1/4th mark.

6. How many vacancies were released in the Intelligence Bureau ACIO 2023?

Ans. A total of 995 vacancies were released for IB ACIO 2023, Candidates can above blog for more details about IB ACIO 2023 Vacancies. 

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