Intelligence Bureau IB Recruitment 2020 Apply for 2000 Vacancies, Eligibility, Dates

Intelligence Bureau IB Recruitment 2020: Ministry of Home Affairs has invited the online application from eligible candidates for the recruitment of 2000 vacancies of Assistant Central Intelligence officer (ACI-II Exe). The online application window for the post will commence from 19th December 2020 and will remain open till 9th Jan 2021 midnight. Before submitting the application form applicants do check whether they fulfill all eligibility parameters for the posts or not whose details are given below.

Update: Online application link for IB ACIO 2021 recruitment is now available. Click here to read more.

Here, in this article applicant will get to know about the latest recruitment of Intelligence Bureau.

IB Recruitment 2021

Name of recruitment

Intelligence Bureau

Article category

Recruitment information

Conducting Authority

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

Type of Exam

National level recruitment exam

Recruitment year


Mode of application


Official website

Latest Vacancy

2000 post

Post Name

Intelligence Officer, Accountant & Research Officer & other posts


• Starting Date – 19th Dec 2020

• Last Date –9th Jan 2021

• Last Date of Fees Payment –12th Jan 2021

• Exam Date – Available Soon


Exam Fee: 100 Rs

Recruitment Charges: Rs 500/-


 (As of 9/01/2021) Maximum- 27 years

Category wise post details-

Unreserved: 989
EWS: 113
OBC: 417
SC: 360
Total: 2000

Pay Scale– Rs. 44,900/- to Rs.1,42,400/- (Level 7)

How to Apply – Interested candidates submit their application online till 9th Jan 2021

Important Links

Application Form

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Download Notification

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Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II (ACIO- II)/ Executive

ACI Officer is a field job and candidates interested in taking challenges and risk-takers suit this job profile the best. ACIO grade II officers can be posted anywhere in India (rural or urban areas) so they must be to explore various locations of the country. The official notification for AICO II 2019 recruitment is going to be released soon.

  • Pay Scale-Rs.44,900/- to Rs.1,42,400/- + Grade Pay Rs.4200 (PB-2) + admissible Central Government Allowances (as per 7th CPC)

Eligibility-Candidates can check the eligibility criteria shared below for the post of ACIO-I-

  • Candidates must have a graduate degree/ equivalent from a recognized university. Candidates must be of age group 18-27 years.
  • Applicants must have basic knowledge of computers.
  • Age relaxation of 5 years and 3 years in upper age limit is applicable for SC/ST candidates and OBC candidates respectively.

Selection Process

AICO II recruitment includes three stages-

  • Tier I- Written Examination
Section Question Marks
General Awareness 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25
Logical/Analytical Ability 25 25
English Language 25 25
Total 100 100
  • Duration- 60 minutes
  • Type of questions- Objective Type
  • Negative Marking- ¼ for every wrong choice
  • Tier II- Written Examination

Candidates who will qualify Tier I will be called for Tier exam. Exam pattern for Tier II exam is as follows-

Section Marks
Essay writing 20
English Comprehension & Précis Writing 30
Total 50
  • Duration- 60 minutes
  • Type of paper- descriptive
  • Minimum cut off % for qualifying Tier II- 33%
  • Interview

On the basis of combined performance in Tier I and Tier II exam, candidates will be shortlisted for interview round. The final selection will be made on the basis of all the selection rounds, document verification, and medical examination.


  • Paper I-

General Awareness/ Knowledge- Current Affairs, Current news (National and International), Economy, World Events, Political news, Indian History, Events of National Importance, Weather, Climate Etc.

Mathematical Ability- Numbers, HCF and LCM, Average, Time and Work, Mixtures and Allegations, Ratios, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Trains and Boats, Mensuration, Statistical problems, probability, Statistics

Reasoning- Figure matching (Verbal and Non-Verbal), Odd Man Out, Pattern Matching, Blood Relations, Analytical Problems, Observation, Missing Letters, Statements and Conclusions

English Comprehension- Questions in this section are asked to check the knowledge of candidates in English.  

  • Paper II (Descriptive)

This paper is designed to tests the writing and analytical skills of the candidates in English Language. Candidates can prepare current issues on national and international level for essay writing.

Intelligence Bureau recruitment

Security Assistance/ Executive

Security Assistance is classified as a General Central Service, (Group ‘C’) Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in IB. This post also involves All India Transfer Liability. Candidates should apply only if they are willing to serve anywhere in India.

  • Pay Scale- Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs.2000 (PB-1) plus admissible Central Govt. allowances (As per 7th CPC)


  • Candidates must have qualified matriculation (class 10th) from a recognized Board.
  • Applicants must have knowledge of any one of the local dialect/ Language.
  • Candidates must have field experience in intelligence work.
  • The upper age limit of candidates must be 27 years.   
  • Relaxation of 5 years and 3 years in the upper age limit is applicable for SC/ST and OBC candidates respectively.

Selection Procedure

Selection process of Security Assistance in IB include three stages which are as follows-

  • Tier I- Written Exam
Part Questions Marks
General Awareness 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Logical/analytical ability 20 20
English language 20 20
Total 100 100

Duration- 2 hours
Question type- MCQ
Negative Marking- ¼ marks for each wrong answer

  • Tier II- Descriptive Type
Subject Marks
Translation of a passage of 500 words
from local language/dialect to English and
vice versa.
Spoken ability (to be assessed at the
time of Tier-III exam (Interview/
Personality test)
Total 100

Duration- 1 hour
Qualifying Marks- 20

  • Tier III- Interview/ Personality Test

Candidates shortlisted in Tier II will be invited for interview/Personality Test round i.e. Tier III. This round will be of total 50 marks.

The final selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of all the three tiers, Character & Antecedent verification that is also followed by a medical examination.

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Assistance Section Officer (ASO) in IB

Assistance Section Officer is a ministerial profile job in IB and is filled through an examination conducted by SSC. The recruitment of Assistance Section Officer in IB is made through SSC CGL exam.


  • candidate must hold a graduate degree from a recognized university.

Selection Procedure-

The selection procedure of ASO in IB consists of four rounds viz.

  • Tier I- Computer Based Exam
  • Tier II- Computer Based Exam
  • Tier III- Written exam (descriptive)
  • Tier IV- CPT/ DEST/ Document Verification

How to fill IB Recruitment Application Form?

  • IB recruitment notification is published on the official MHA and SSC website and employment newspapers.
  • Interested candidates can fill the application only through the online mode as no other mode is applicable.
  • Candidates must regularly visit official portal to get updates regarding IB recruitments.
  • Candidates must read all the instructions before filling the online application form.

Here we have shared a general procedure by which candidates can submit IB online applications-

  • Visit MHA official website i.e.
  • Now on the homepage, search for “what ’s new” section.  
  • Click on relevant recruitment link.
  • Enter all the details and register as a new candidate.
  • Login by using registration no. and password provided after registration. 
  • Fill all the details asked.
  • Upload documents.
  • Make payment and submit the application form.
  • Lastly, take a printout of the filled-in application form for future references.

For filling the application form for IB posts like Assistance Section Officers which are filled through SSC, candidates have to visit official website of SSC.

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IB Recruitment Application Fee-

  • The application fee for ACIO and Assistance Security Officer is Rs.100 and Rs.500 for recruitment charges.
  • Female, SC/ST, and Ex. Serviceman candidates are exempted from application fee.
  • Application be can be paid through credit/debit card, net banking, or through cash deposit at the bank.
  • Application is not refundable under any circumstances.

IB Recruitment Admit Card 2021

After the successful submission of the application form, admit cards will be issued to the candidates at least one week prior to the date of examination. IB Recruitment Admit Card will be issued only through the online mode. Candidates can download their hall tickets by using the login credentials received at the time of registration.

Intelligence Bureau IB Result 2021

IB result is released after the commencement of each selection round/ tier. Candidates can check their results at MHA or SSC websites on the specified dates.

IB results are usually declared as the selection list that indicates the roll numbers plus name of the selected candidates. All the intimations regarding the exam are made through the email and registered mobile no. of the candidates. Hence, it is mandatory for all the applicants to register a valid and working mobile no. and email ID.

MHA- About

Ministry of Human Affairs is an important Ministerial department of the Government of India that has multifarious functions and responsibilities such as internal security, Centre-state relations, Management of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), border management etc.

Intelligence Bureau is the oldest intelligence agency of the world that comes under the administration of Ministry of Human Affairs. IB is one of the child agencies of MHA. This is the reason that maximum number of recruitment of officials and employees in IB is made by the ministry.

Recruitment in IB is done on the basis of class level which include recruitment of Group A officers that comprise gazetted officers, group B comprises of Senior inspector, group C grade 2 officers and group D employees. Group A gazetted officer forms the high-level management of the Bureau.

In case of any grievance regarding IB recruitment 2019, candidates can contact the concerned officials or drop a comment below.