(Ministry of Home Affairs)
Government of India
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 or only. 
Name -ACIO-II/Exe
Classification - General Central Service, Group ‘C’ (Non-Gazetted, Non-
Rank         -    UR  EWS  OBC  SC   ST   Total
ACIO-II/Exe 989  113    417  360 121  2000
Pay scale
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. 
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 
& 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 & prĂ©cis 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.
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 
minimum cut-off.
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)
a) Applications should be submitted only through ONLINE registration 
by logging on to the website or
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 
rejected altogether.
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 
junk/spam folder). 
II Candidates should take utmost care to furnish the correct details while filling in the on-line application form. 
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.
STEP-I Registration
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 
be accepted. 
 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: 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 
applications altogether.
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 
regarding ASN. 
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 
@ 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 from time to 
l) The candidates should possess a facility to take printout of the 
Challan Form. 
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. 
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 
OBC categories:
Examination Fee + Recruitment Processing  Charges
All SC/ST, all 
female candidates 
& 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.
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 
challan etc.
c) After submitting your payment online, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE 
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). 
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 
ground whatsoever.
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 
age relaxation.
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 


  1. Are their any opportunities in Bihar, if yes then please cover those and please throw some light on the pension schemes of Bihar


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