INTELLIGENCE BUREAU(Ministry of Home Affairs)Government of IndiaASSISTANT CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE OFFICER-GRADE-II/EXECUTIVE EXAMINATION- 2020
(Ministry of Home Affairs)
Government of India
ASSISTANT CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE OFFICER-GRADE-II/
EXECUTIVE EXAMINATION- 2020
Online applications are invited from Indian Nationals for direct recruitment
to the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, Grade II/ Executive i.e.
ACIO-II/Exe in IB, (Ministry of Home Affairs), Government of India.
Applicants are advised to go through all parameters under different
paras & sub-paras mentioned below & satisfy themselves about their
suitability in terms of age limit, essential qualifications, etc. for the post
before applying. Candidates fulfilling eligibility criteria of the post, as
mentioned below, may apply ONLINE through www.mha.gov.in or
1. DESCRIPTION OF POST
Classification - General Central Service, Group ‘C’ (Non-Gazetted, Non-
NUMBER OF APPROX. VACANCIES
Rank - UR EWS OBC SC ST Total
ACIO-II/Exe 989 113 417 360 121 2000
Level 7 (Rs.44,900-1,42,400) in the pay matrix plus
admissible Central Govt. allowances.
(i) Special Security Allowance @ 20% of basic pay in
addition to other Govt. allowances.
(ii) Cash compensation in lieu of duty performed on holidays
subject to a ceiling of 30 days.
Graduation or equivalent from a recognized university.
Knowledge of computers.
Age limit 18-27 years
Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST and by 3
years for OBC candidates.
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 to2
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. 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)
a) The above-mentioned post is not identified suitable for any category
of Persons with disabilities/PWD i.e. HH, OH, VH or Autism. Hence,
they NEED NOT apply.
b) The number of vacancies is provisional and liable to change.
c) Appointment to the post will be temporary. However, appointment in
permanent capacity will depend on various factors governing
permanent appointment in such post in force at that time.
d) Successful completion of mandatory induction training is a pre-
requisite for confirmation to the post.
e) The eligibility of the candidates in terms of age, educational
qualification, caste/category etc. will be determined on the closing
date. The candidates must possess essential qualification for the
post applied for, on or before the closing date, i.e., the final result
must be out on or before the closing date, i.e. 09.01.2021 (till 2359
hours) and he/she must have been declared successful in it.
f) The reservation of vacancies for OBC, SC, ST, EWS & Ex-
Servicemen/ESM is as per rules/roster. If suitable ESM candidates
are not available, vacancies reserved for ESM will be filled by non-
ESM candidates of respective categories.
g) ESM who have already secured employment in civil side under
Central Govt in Group ‘C’ posts on regular basis after availing of the
benefits of reservation given to ESM for their re-employment are not
eligible for fee concession or for claiming benefits of reservation
under ESM category. However, they are eligible for age relaxation.
h) Serving defence personnel who are due for discharge are required to
obtain a certificate as per Appendix-4 at the end of advertisement.
Besides, all ESM candidates are required to submit an undertaking,
as & when asked for, as per Appendix-5 at the end of advertisement.
i) While every care has been taken for inclusion of GoI instructions in
vogue, IB reserves the right to rectify omissions, if any, noticed
2. SERVICE LIABILITY: The post involves All India Service liability.
Therefore, the candidates willing to serve anywhere in India only
need to apply.
3. CENTRE/CITY OF EXAMINATION: The candidate has to indicate
three (3) options/choices as examination centre for online/Tier-I exam
from the following (list to be read vertically):
a)While filling in the online application form, the applicant should
carefully decide about his/her choice of city of examination.
b)Candidate could be accommodated in any one of the three
examination cities opted by him/her.
c)Examination city, once opted, will NOT be changed under any
d)In case of oversubscription/under subscription at a particular city,
the candidates may be shifted to a nearby city.
4. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:
DESCRIPTION OF EXAMINATION TIME MARKS
Tier-I exam (only online mode): 100
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
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
1 hour 50
Interview Tier-III/Interview - 100
Note:Candidates appearing in interviews may be subject to
Psychometric/Aptitude Test which will be a part of interview.
5. SELECTION OF CANDIDATES:
a)The candidate has to appear in Tier-I at one of the 3 centre allotted
to him/her out of his choice of three cities. There will be negative
marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer. No marks would be
awarded for an un-attempted question. The questions marked as
‘Mark for Review’ by the candidates will not be considered for
b)In order to achieve qualitative selection & recruit the best available
talent, there would be cut-off marks (out of 100) in Tier-I exam as
UR-35, OBC/EWS-34 & SC/ST-33 (all Ex-servicemen would be
treated in their own category viz., UR/EWS/OBC/SC/ST)
c)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
d)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.
Note: Cut-off for Tier-I & Tier-II exam in different categories may go
higher depending upon the marks obtained by candidates and
number of vacancies.
e)Based on the combined performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-
III/Interview, the candidates would be shortlisted for final selection
subject to their Character and Antecedent verification followed by
medical examination, etc.
f) The date, time & centre of Tier-II & Tier-III/Interview would be intimated to
the successful candidates by E-mail given by them in online application.
g)Tier-II & Tier-III/Interview may not be conducted at all centres
mentioned in Para 4 above. The department reserves the right to
conduct Tier-II & Tier-III/Interview at a centre by clubbing the candidates
of nearby centres.
h)The candidates would be required to adhere to the instructions
contained in admit card/call letter of Tier-I, Tier-II & Tier-III/Interview
relating to entry/exit, conduct inside the venue, frisking, etc failing
which their candidature would be cancelled.
6. Resolution of tie cases: In the event of tie in combined scores of
candidates in the Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III, such cases will be resolved
by applying following criteria, one after another, till the tie is resolved:
a) Marks in Tier-III
b) Marks in Tier-II
c) Normalized Marks in Tier-I
d) Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.
e) Alphabetical order of names (starting with first name)
7. HOW TO APPLY:
a) 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.
b) Candidates can apply for the post provided they fulfill the
prescribed eligibility conditions.
c) The application portal will be operational from 19.12.2020 to
09.01.2021 (till 2359 hours). Registration done, prior to 19.12.2020
and after 09.01.2021, will not be accepted.
d) Wrong information in any column may lead to the application getting
e) Candidates are advised to register well in time, since the application
portal witnesses a surge in number of applications during the run up
to the closing date. The closing date for receipt of online application
will not be extended under any circumstances.
Steps to Apply:
I Candidates should have a valid personal e-mail ID & mobile number. It should be kept active during the entire
recruitment process. Application sequence number, password & all other important communication/alerts will
be sent on the same registered e-mail ID (please ensure that email sent to this mailbox is not redirected to your
II Candidates should take utmost care to furnish the correct details while filling in the on-line application form.
YOU CAN EDIT THE INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMISSION OF STEP-I and STEP-II. Once the form is
submitted, it can’t be edited.
III The step by step process for submitting the application form is given below:
Step-I : Registration of Personal & Contact details. Login Id and password will be sent to you through
e-mail on registered e-Mail Id.
Step-II: Re-login and select the category and fill up the Personal Details, Qualification Details, Upload
photo & signature and submit examination fees, (if applicable) and “Recruitment Processing Charges
(to be paid by all the candidates, irrespective of category, online via SBI MOPS through net
banking/debit cards/credit cards/UPI/challan.
IV Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn and fee once paid will not be refunded in any case, neither
shall be held reserved for any other recruitment nor selection process in future.
a. Candidates agreeing the terms & conditions may apply by clicking 'I Agree' Checkbox given below and
pressing the 'Start' button.
b. The candidate should fill up all the desired information i.e. Personal Details, Contact Details, etc. correctly.
c. On completion of Step-I registration, a message will be received in candidate’s registered email id conveying
his/her login ID (Application Sequence Number) & password.
d. The candidate has to log-out and log in again (for Step - II) in order to fill up other details in application form.
STEP-II Completion of Application form
e. After registration, candidate has to login and complete other details in application form like Personal Details,
Qualification Details, and Declaration etc.
f. Instructions regarding scanning of Photograph and Signature: Candidates should upload the scanned (digital)
image of their photograph and signature as per the process given below. The applicant should note that only
jpg/jpeg format is acceptable:
i. Photograph Image:
Coloured photo of size 35mm (width) x 45mm (height) not older than 12 weeks. Black & while photo will not
Light background. Light grey/white is suggested. No patterns.
The face should cover 70-80% of the photo. The applicant should look straight at the camera with a normal
Avoid uniforms of colours matching the background.
If the applicant wears optical glasses, then his/her eyes should be fully visible.
The size of the scanned image should be between 50-100kb in jpg/jpeg format only.
ii. Signature image:
The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black ink pen.
The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
Please scan the signature area only and not the entire page.
Size of file should be between 50-100kb in jpg/jpeg format only.
g. Once the application is submitted, candidates will be automatically redirected to SBI gateway to deposit the
examination fee of INR 100 (if applicable) and Recruitment Processing Charges of INR 500 (plus Bank
charges, if applicable), to be paid by all candidates, through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI /challan
etc. Candidate may generate payment acknowledgement slip for future reference.
h. Guidelines for remittance of fee are as under:
Post submission, the candidate will be re-directed to SBI Payment gateway to make the online payment.
Kindly verify the details and make the payment for application fees via different payment modes.
Post successful online payment, candidate will be redirected to his/her application form.
i. For the purpose of all future references, the candidates are advised to keep a printout of their application form
after successful submission.
For technical queries/clarifications relating to the filling up of ONLINE APPLICATION, please feel free
to contact the helpdesk at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone No:02261087529 [1000 hrs to 1800
hrs / Monday to Saturday]
f) Candidates are advised to submit only one application. Submission
of other/multiple applications may result in cancellation of his/her
g) Before submitting the online application, the candidates MUST
preview the application to ensure that they have provided correct
information, particularly the email id & uploaded correct photograph
& signature. It must also be ensured that the photograph & signature
are visible & not hazy/blurred, otherwise the photograph & signature
should be uploaded again or the page should be reloaded or
refreshed. The online application should be submitted only after
ensuring that the information/photograph/signature is correct.
h) Once the registration is over, the candidate would be provided an
‘Application Sequence Number/ASN’, at their registered mobile
number & email ID, which may be noted for subsequent login for
filling up remaining part of registration and also for use in future.
Candidates may also check their junk/spam folder for the email
i) Candidates are required to possess a valid e-mail ID and provide
during the registration process. The admit cards/call letters for the
Tier-I, Tier-II & Tier-III exam & other relevant information would be
sent to the candidate on this e-mail ID only.
j) The registration becomes complete only after the photograph &
signature are uploaded by the candidate
k) Candidates are advised to ensure that e-mail addresses ending with
@ nic.in are directed to their inbox and not to spam folder or any
other folder. They may also check the spam folder for mails sent
from the helpdesk e-mail i.e email@example.com from time to
l) The candidates should possess a facility to take printout of the
m) The candidates must also furnish one mobile number for receiving
SMS alerts related to the exam.
n) This office will not be responsible for bouncing of any e-mail or
malfunctioning/change of the mobile phone number of the candidate
o) Candidates are also advised in their own interest to keep checking
their email (inbox as well as spam folder) and the website of MHA
from time to time for updates related to the recruitment process8
p) Applicants are NOT required to submit hard copy of their application
q) Candidates are requested to make sufficient number of passport
size coloured photographs (identical to the one uploaded) and carry
identity proof in original such as Voter Card, Driving License, Aadhar
Card, PAN Card, Identity Card issued by University/College etc. to
the examination centre, failing which they shall not be allowed to
appear for the examination. The photographs would be required at
subsequent stages of recruitment process and pasting/providing a
photograph different from the one uploaded may result in
cancellation of candidature.
r) Candidates may ensure that the signature uploaded by them are
visible since they (candidates) would be required to append
signature on admit cards and attendance sheets during subsequent
stages of examination and any variation in signature could render
them unfit for the examination.
8. EXAMINATION FEE:
It is in 02 components: Examination Fee: Rs. 100/- & Recruitment
Processing Charges: Rs.500/- which is required to be paid as under:
Male candidates of
General, EWS and
Examination Fee + Recruitment Processing Charges
All SC/ST, all
& all ExSM* :
Recruitment Processing Charges only
*Ex-servicemen who have already secured employment in civil side
under Central Govt in Group ‘C’ post on regular basis after availing
benefits of reservation given to them are required to pay the
examination fee, i.e. Rs. 100/- also along with recruitment processing
charges of Rs. 500/-.
Note: Banking charges, if applicable, will be borne by the candidate.
MODE OF PAYMENT (ONLINE/ OFFLINE MODE):
a) The application form is integrated with the payment gateway & the
payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
b) Payment can be made through Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/
MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, UPI, SBI
c) After submitting your payment online, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE
INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR
REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE.
d) To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser
window once your transaction is complete.
e) There is facility to print application form containing fee details after
payment of fees.
f) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
g) Online payments can be made only till the last date of submission of
online application form.
h) Payments through SBI challan generated on the last day of closure
of online application forms can be submitted in the bank till
12.01.2021(during banking hours only)
9. CLOSING DATE: 09.01.2021 (till 2359 hours).
10. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
a) The crucial date for determining the age limit, educational
qualifications, certificates/testimonials, etc., shall be the closing date
for receipt of applications from the candidates.
b) Caste certificates would be accepted as per the govt’s instructions in
c) The date of birth as well as the name of the applicant will invariably be
taken from the matriculation certificate issued by a recognized board.
No other proof of date of birth and name shall be accepted.
d) Certificates in support of qualifications must have been obtained on or
before the closing date from recognized Institution/University/Board.
e) Those candidates, who are yet to get their degree, if called for
interview, would be required to submit a proof of possessing the
essential qualification on or before the closing date. Such proof would
not be entertained if issued after the closing date on ground of late
conduct of examination, delay in declaration of result or any other
f) Candidate must ensure before applying for the post that he/she is
eligible for the post in terms of age, educational qualification, category
etc. as laid down in this advertisement. If the information furnished by
the candidate at the time of applying for the post is found to be
incorrect at a later date, the candidate himself/herself will be solely
responsible and his/her service is liable to be terminated at any time
during his/her service.
g) The admission of a candidate at various stages of examination (Tier-I,
Tier-II and Tier-III) will be purely provisional, subject to his/her
satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any
time before or after Tier-I or Tier-II or Tier-III, it is found that a
candidate does not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions or has provided
any false information or submitted any fake documents, his/her
candidature for the said examination shall be cancelled at any stage of
the recruitment process and thereafter.
h) Candidates are advised to furnish correct information regarding their
age, educational qualification, and caste/category (i.e. SC/ST/OBC) in
the application form. None of the copies of the certificates of age,
educational qualifications, and caste/category etc. (attested or
otherwise) is required to be attached with the application form at initial
stage. However, if the candidate qualifies in the Tier-I & Tier-II
examination, the same would be required to be produced by him/her as
and when it is asked for.
i) SC/ST/OBC candidates may fill up their respective category in the
application form carefully. It is made clear that category once
mentioned in the form shall NOT be changed in any circumstances.
j) Candidates seeking reservation benefits under SC/ST/OBC/EWS/
ExSM or any other relaxation as per the provisions of this Notice, must
ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/relaxation. They
should also possess the relevant certificates in the format prescribed
by Government of India (as per the appendixes given at the end of this
advertisement) in support of their claim as and when asked for.
k) Candidates claiming benefit of OBC Category should ensure that they
belong to OBC Category as per the notification of the Central Govt.
meant for appointment to the post under the Govt. of India (& not as
per the notification of the State Government) and DO NOT belong to
the creamy layer. OBC candidates belonging to Creamy layer/CL must
apply as UR candidates. If any candidate qualifies in the Online/Tier-I
examination, he/she will have to produce the OBC certificate along with
the undertaking in the proforma given at Appendix-1 as and when
asked for. The certificate in any other proforma will not be accepted in
any case. In case the candidate fails to submit the certificate in the
proforma (Appendix-1) from the Competent Authority, his/her
candidature for the post will be summarily rejected & no
correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
l) For OBC central list candidates may refer to NCBC website.
m)Any request for change in category will NOT be entertained in future
and the candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled.
n) Candidates will be required to produce the original
certificates/testimonials when called for Tier-III/Interview.
o) Candidates already in Government service or working with
PSUs/Autonomous Bodies should inform their Employer or obtain
necessary permission, as the case may be, before applying for the said
post. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Employer is required to
be furnished at the time of Interview, if called for. However, candidates
working in PSUs, Autonomous/Statuary bodies etc. are not eligible for
p) Candidates who have appeared in the graduation or other equivalent
examination and whose results have not been declared by the closing11
date are not eligible and as such they NEED NOT apply. The
candidature of such candidates will NOT be entertained.
q) Any correspondence with reference to the admission to the test will
NOT be entertained.
r) No TA or other expenses will be admissible to the candidates for
appearing in the examination/interview except to unemployed SC/ST
candidates who will be reimbursed the fares as admissible under the
Rules. No cash payment will be made at the time of test or interview.
s) Mobile Phones and other electronic gadgets are banned within the
premises of the examination centres. The arrangement for safe
keeping of valuable/costly items at the venues cannot be assured.
Possession of such equipments, even in switch off mode, during the
exam will be considered as use of unfair means. Candidature of such
candidates will be cancelled. Besides, they will be liable for further
action as may be decided by this office.
t) Candidates should verify the particulars filled in the application form
carefully before submitting the same. After submission, NO change in
any parameters will be allowed.
u) Candidates are advised to keep ready the following documents in
original along with their attested copies soon after the declaration of
the result of Tier-II examination:
i) Matric/Secondary School certificate or equivalent showing
name and date of birth,
ii) Intermediate/Higher Secondary (12th) certificate or equivalent, if
iii) Degree/Post graduation or Provisional degree and mark sheet
of graduation/post-graduation from a recognized university,
iv) OBC certificate, if applicable, from competent authority in
prescribed proforma, as explained in para 10 (k) above,
v) EWS certificate, if applicable,
vi) SC/ST certificate, if applicable,
vii) NOC from the present employer, if applicable,
viii) Sufficient number of photographs, identical to the one
ix) Certificate/document issued from the competent authority in
support of age relaxation, if applicable. (NOC/Ex-servicemen
discharge certificate/ Domicile certificate of J & K from 1.1.1980
to 31.12.1989/ Victims of Communal riots of Gujarat/
Widow/Divorcee certificate, meritorious sportsperson, etc.)
v) Canvassing in any manner and bringing outside influence shall make
the candidature liable for rejection.
It has been noticed that some unscrupulous elements are fraudulently inviting applications for various posts in the
Intelligence Bureau. Such elements are also alluring the aspirants appearing in various examinations conducted by IB for
providing assistance during the examination and are even issuing fake appointment letters to some of the candidates. THE
PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES/JOB ASPIRANTS ARE, THEREFORE, CAUTIONED NOT TO FALL PREY TO THE DESIGNS OF SUCH
UNSCRUPULOUS ELEMENTS WHO TRY TO DUPE THE UNSUSPECTING ASPIRANTS/ CANDIDATES FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAIN.
CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO APPLY THROUGH MHA’s WEBSITE (WWW.MHA.GOV.IN) or NCS PORTAL (WWW.NCS.GOV.IN) only.