The Intelligence Bureau (IB), operating under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, has conducted a significant recruitment drive for the position of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade II/Executive. This recruitment process is a golden opportunity for individuals aspiring to embark on a prestigious career in intelligence. The examination process, held on January 17 and 18, was a nationwide event, drawing attention and participation from over a million candidates.
This is the Tier 1 exam that was conducted to fill 995 vacancies of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) (Grade II)/Executive in the Intelligence Bureau. The vacancy notification was released in November 2023, and the candidates could submit their applications until 15th December. After this, the exam was held in January.
IB ACIO Exam Overview
|Ministry of Home Affairs
|17 and 18 January
|IB ACIO Result Status
|To be released
The selection process for ACIO positions is meticulously designed to assess the aptitude and skills of the candidates. It commenced with a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and a descriptive test. The CBT was structured around objective-type questions, with 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Each correct answer was rewarded with one mark, while an incorrect response attracted a penalty of 0.25 marks. The descriptive test, on the other hand, evaluated the candidates’ written communication skills, carrying 50 marks.
Importance of Cut-Off Marks
The cut-off marks play a crucial role in the selection process. These are the minimum scores candidates must achieve to advance to the next stage of the recruitment process. The cut-off marks are determined based on the overall performance of the candidates and are categorized by different groups, including UR, OBC, EWS, SC, and ST. Achieving a score above the cut-off marks is essential for candidates aspiring to move forward in the selection process.
Expected Cut-Off Marks
Merit List and Further Steps
Following the examination, a merit list of qualified candidates will be published. This list signifies the candidates who have successfully cleared the initial stages and are eligible to participate in the subsequent phases of the recruitment process. It is imperative for the candidates listed to engage in the following steps, as failure to do so will result in disqualification.
Steps to Check IB ACIO Results 2024
To check the ACIO Result, candidates can follow the steps provided below with the links.
- First, open the website mha.gov.in.
- On the homepage, see for a section named “What’s new”)
- There, you will see a notice regarding the ACIO Result.
- Click that notice, and a new link will open.
- Enter your user ID and Password, and then the security code displayed on the screen.
- Click Login to check the result and status of your qualification.