Demystifying the Intelligence Bureau ACIO Exam

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Demystifying the Intelligence Bureau ACIO Exam

Demystifying the Intelligence Bureau ACIO Exam

NAME OF EXAM:-  Intelligence Bureau ACIO Exam 2024












Exam Name

Intelligence Bureau ACIO Exam  2024

Number of vacancies


Education Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from a recognized university

Age limit

Clear explanation of the age limits and age relaxation criteria for different categories. ( For more details read full official notification)

Registration Date

25th November to 15th December 2024

Mod of Application


Mod of Exam


Official Notification PDF


Application Link

Admit card Link

Result Link



Welcome aspiring intelligence officers and curious minds to an exhaustive exploration of the Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (IB ACIO) exam. This comprehensive guide aims to equip you with all the vital information needed to crack this challenging examination and embark on a career in intelligence and security. For more information read full article presented by



Application starts from: 25th November 2023

Last Date of Filling: 15th December 2024

Admit Card: To be Notified

Exam Date -Tier 1: JAN 2024                 

Tier 2: To be NOTIFIED



1. Educational Qualifications:

Essential Qualification: A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university.

Desired Qualification: Proficiency in computers, as the Tier-I exam often includes questions related to computer awareness.

2. Age Limit:

Minimum Age: The candidate must be at least 18 years old.

Maximum Age: The upper age limit is usually capped at 27 years, although age relaxation is provided for candidates belonging to specific categories:

SC/ST: Relaxation up to 5 years.

OBC: Relaxation up to 3 years.

Ex-servicemen: Relaxation as per government rules.

Departmental Candidates (IB employees): Up to 40 years.

3. Nationality:

The candidate must be a citizen of India.

4. Essential Skills and Attributes:

Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills are desirable.

Analytical Skills: The nature of the job requires candidates to possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Physical Fitness: Candidates should meet the prescribed physical standards, as specified by the Intelligence Bureau.

5. Additional Requirements:

Candidates must be willing to serve anywhere in India.

The selected candidates may be liable to undergo a security and character verification process.

6. Disqualification Criteria:

Any candidate found guilty of indiscipline or involved in any criminal activities may be disqualified.

Providing false information or documents during the application process can lead to disqualification.

7. Medical Standards:

Specific medical standards may be set by the Intelligence Bureau, and candidates must meet these standards to be considered eligible.

8. Language Proficiency:

Proficiency in regional languages, as required by the specific posting, might be an additional eligibility criterion.

9. Reservation and Relaxation:

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and other reserved categories may avail reservation benefits as per government norms.

10. Experience (if applicable):

Some notifications might specify certain work experience requirements for candidates.

11. Citizenship and Domicile:

Certain positions may have specific requirements related to citizenship or domicile.




Step 1: Access the Ministry Of Home Affairs Website

Begin the application process by visiting the official website of the Ministry Of Home Affairs at

Step 2: Navigate to "Apply Online"

Once on the website, locate and click on the "Apply Online" section, which is typically prominently displayed.

Step 3: Provide Required Information

Fill in the essential details as requested in the application form. Make sure to accurately input your personal information, contact details, and educational qualifications.

Step 4: Upload Documents

Proceed to upload scanned copies of necessary documents, including your photograph, signature, identity proof, and any other required documents. Ensure that the documents adhere to the specified format and size guidelines provided in the instructions.

Step 5: Verify Details

Take a moment to meticulously review the information you've entered. Confirm that all details are accurate and complete before moving forward.

Step 6: Payment of Application Fees

After verifying your information, proceed to make the payment of the application fees. Different payment methods, such as debit cards, credit cards, and net banking, can be utilized for this purpose.

Step 7: Submit the Form and Save Information

Once the payment is successfully completed, submit the application form. Be sure to note down and securely save the registration number or roll number provided upon submission. This information will be crucial for future reference.

By following these steps, you can effectively complete the process of filling out the SSC CHSL examination form. Remember that this information is provided to guide you through the application process, and it's important to consult the official SSC website for the most accurate and up-to-date instructions.



All candidates who belongs to the general category have to pay Rs. 550 (450 Recruitment fee + 100 Application Fee) and SC & St category candidates have to pay Rs. 450 (450 Recruitment fee + 0 Application Fee) to submit their IB ACIO Application



1. Tier-I: Written Exam Comprehensive overview of the Tier-I written exam. Subject-wise distribution of questions and marks. Insight into the types of questions asked.


2. Tier-II: Descriptive Exam Detailed examination of the Tier-II descriptive paper. Guidance on approaching essay and précis writing. Examples of past topics to illustrate the exam pattern.


3. Interview/Personality Test In-depth analysis of the interview round Evaluation criteria and the significance of the personality test. Tips for effective communication and presentation.



General Intelligence & Reasoning:

·       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


Quantitative Aptitude:

·       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

·       Ration 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 Problems

·       Simple and Compound Interest

·       Time and Work

·       Mensuration

·       Volume

·       Time and Distance

·       Fractions

·       Series Completion


English Comprehension:

·       Spellings Correction

·       Error spotting,

·       sentence improvement

·       Fill in the blanks,

·       one-word substitution

·       Synonyms,

·       antonyms,

·       idioms phrases


IB ACIO Interview Process

Candidates who will be qualified in both Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams will be selected for the final round i.e. interview round. IB ACIO interview round comprises 100 marks. Candidates appearing in interviews may be subject to the Psychometric/Aptitude Test which will be a part of the interview.




In conclusion, this guide aims to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the IB ACIO exam successfully. As you embark on this journey, remember that disciplined preparation, strategic planning, and a focused mindset will be your key allies. Best of luck on your path to becoming an Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer!