IB ACIO II Exam 2021: Exam Date and Venue Details Released

Updated Mon, 08 Feb 2021 09:50 PM IST

IB ACIO Grade II Exam is conducted by Ministry of Home Affairs. The notification for the exam was released on 18th December, 2020. Today the exam dates for Tier I exam have been released as well. Tier I exam is scheduled to be held from 18th-20th February. The exam centres allotted to candidates have also been released. Candidates can check the date of their exam and their respective centres by clicking on the link given below.


IB- ACIO Recruitment - Notification, Eligibility, Vacancies, Syllabus, Important Information
How to Prepare for IB ACIO Exam 

Event Date
Release of Official Notification 18th December 2020
Online Registration Begins 19th December 2020
Last Date to Apply 9th January, 2021
Date of Tier-I Exam 18-20th February, 2021


NATIONALITY: Candidates applying for this exam should be Indian Nationals.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation or equivalent from a recognized university
AGE LIMIT: 18-27 years
Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST and by 3 years for OBC candidates. Ø
Upper age limit is relaxable for departmental candidates’ upto 40 years of age who have rendered 3 years of regular and continuous service.
The age limit is relaxable up to age of 35 years for general candidates and up to 40 years for SC/ST in case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried.
The age limit is relaxable for ex-servicemen as well as for candidates who were domiciled in J&K from Jan 01, 1980 to Dec 31, 1989 as well as the children & dependents of victims of communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat as per the Govt. instructions in this regard issued by the Central Government from time to time.
The age limit is relaxable up to maximum 5 years to the meritorious sportspersons specified in Para 1 (a) of DoP&AR O.M.

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No. 14015/1/76-Estt.(D), dtd 4.8.1980. The candidate claiming age relaxation in this category must have the desired certificate in the form & from the authority prescribed in OM under reference. (As per Appendix-3 at the end of advertisement).

Applications should be submitted only through ONLINE registration by logging on to the website www.mha.gov.in or www.ncs.gov.in. Applications will NOT be accepted through any other mode.
Candidates can apply for this exam from 19th December 2020 to 9th January 2021.

IB ACIO 2020 Examination Fee:

There are two fees to be paid- Examination fee- Rs. 100 and Recruitment processing charges- Rs. 500 .
Male candidates belonging to General, EWS and OBC category are supposed to pay the Examination Fee and the Recruitment Processing Charges and all SC/ST candidates, female candidates and Ex-servicemen are supposed to pay the Recruitment Processing Charges only.

Unreserved 989
EWS 113
OBC 417
SC 360
ST 121
Total 2000
Description of Examination Time Marks
Tier-1 Exam:Online Mode
Objective type MCQs, divided into 5
parts containing 20 questions of 1
marks each on:
a. General awareness,
b. Quantitative aptitude,
c. Numerical/analytical/logical ability
& reasoning,
d. English language &
e. General studies.
[Negative marking of ¼ mark for
each wrong answer.]
1 hour 100
Tier-2: Descriptive type paper of 50 marks: Essay (30 marks) & English comprehension & précis writing (20 marks). 1 hour 50
Tier-3: Interview - 100
Note: :Candidates appearing in interviews may be subject to Psychometric/Aptitude Test which will be a part of interview.
IB ACIO 2020 Cut Off:

For Tier-I Exam the cut off out of 100 will be as follows:
UR-35, OBC/EWS-34, SC/ST-33.
On the basis of their performance & normalization of marks in Tier-I exam, candidates would be shortlisted for Tier-II exam at 10 times the number of vacancies, subject to the candidate scoring the minimum cut-off.
On the basis of their combined performance in Tier-I and Tier-II, the candidates would be shortlisted for the Tier-III/Interview @ 5 times the number of vacancies subject to the condition that the candidate secures minimum 33% marks (17 out of 50) in Tier-II exam.

Candidates aspiring to work with the Intelligence Bureau should apply for this highly revered exam as soon as possible - ib acio apply online 
Candidates can also access the ib acio previous year question papers here:

IB ACIO Previous year question paper 2013
IB ACIO Previous year question paper
IB ACIO Previous year question paper 2017

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