IB ACIO Grade 2 Notification 2024, Check Eligibility, Dates, Selection and Application Process

IB ACIO Grade 2: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) is expected to announce the recruitment notification for the position of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/Executive (ACIO-II/Exe) for the year 2024. Anticipated to be released in November or December 2024, the notification will solicit applications from eligible Indian citizens. Candidates are required to submit online applications through MHA’s website or the NCS portal as part of the recruitment process. This is followed by a series of examinations. It is important for candidates to keep track of the official website for any updates on eligibility criteria, application procedures, and examination specifics.

IB Notification 2024 For ACIO, JIO & SA Posts

All the candidates are informed that the vacancy has been released by Intelligence Bureau for Group C and Group B posts. The number of posts is 660. The application process will be online. The official notification has been released on 30 March 2024. Applications will be available for 60 days from the announced date of official notification. This is an important information for the candidates who want to fill this form. The vacancies are divided into different parts. This is a golden opportunity for the candidates who want to work in Intelligence Bureau. The post is divided into different parts which you can see in the table given below. For more information you can also see the official notification. Thank you.

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IB ACIO Grade 2 Post Details

Post Name: Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/Executive (ACIO-II/Exe)


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Post details

Post Name

Pay Level



Lvl 8


ACIO-II/Civil works

Lvl 7



Lvl 7



Lvl 5



Lvl 5



Lvl 4



Lvl 3



Lvl 7



Lvl 7



Lvl 2



Lvl 3



Lvl 5



  • Essential Qualifications: Graduation or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of computers.

Age Limit:

\Candidates aged between 18 to 27 years are eligible, with age relaxation available for specific categories as per government regulations.

  • Minimum Age – 18 Year
  • Maximum Age – 27 Year

Pay Level:

Level 7 in the pay matrix (Rs. 44,900-1,42,400).

Revised Payment Breakdown:

  • Base Salary: Rs. 44,900/-
  • Dearness Allowance (DA): Around Rs. 20,654/- (46% of base salary)
  • Special Security Allowance (SSA): Rs. 8,980/- (20% of base salary)
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA): Ranges from 9% to 27% of base salary based on city classification (X, Y, Z)
  • Transport Allowance: Rs. 3,600/- (High TPTA cities) or Rs. 1,800/- (Other locations)
  • Government’s NPS Contribution: Approximately Rs. 6,286/- (14% of base salary)

Application Fees for IB ACIO Grade 2

Candidates who wish to apply for the ACIO-II/Exe position are required to submit an application fee along with recruitment processing charges. The fee schedule usually consists of an Examination Fee of Rs. 100/- and Recruitment Processing Charges of Rs. 450/- applicable to all candidates.

CategoryExamination FeeProcessing ChargesTotal Fees
Male candidates of UR, EWS, and OBC categories100450550
SC/ST, Female candidates, Ex-Servicemen000

Male candidates belonging to UR, EWS, and OBC categories must pay the Examination Fee and Recruitment Processing Charges. The payment can be completed online using debit/credit cards, net banking, UPI, or SBI challan. It is recommended that candidates retain the payment acknowledgment slip for future use.

Selection Process for IB ACIO Recruitment 2024

The selection process for ACIO-II/Exe generally consists of three stages:

Tier-I Examination:

The stage includes multiple-choice questions of the objective type on subjects like Current Affairs, General Studies, Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning/Logical Aptitude, and English. Candidates will face a penalty of ¼ mark deduction for incorrect answers, and they need to achieve the minimum cut-off marks to advance to the next stage.

Tier-II Examination:

The descriptive part of this stage includes an Essay (30 marks) and English Comprehension & Précis Writing (20 marks), adding up to 50 marks in total. To progress to the next stage, candidates must achieve at least 33% marks (17 out of 50) in Tier-II.


Candidates who pass Tier-II will be invited for an interview, and the final selection will be determined by their performance in Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III/Interview, as well as Character & Antecedent verification and a medical examination.

IB ACIO Grade 2 Application Process

Candidates must submit their applications online via the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) official website after the notification is issued. Normally, the application process consists of two steps.

Step-I Registration: Candidates are required to sign up with personal and contact information. After completing the registration successfully, they will be sent a login ID and password to their registered email.

Step-II Completion of Application Form:

Upon logging in, candidates are required to provide comprehensive personal details, educational background, and upload photos and signatures according to specific guidelines. Additionally, they must make online payments for the application fee and recruitment processing fees.


Upon completion and submission of the form, applicants will be issued an Application Sequence Number (ASN) on their registered mobile/email. It is advisable to retain a hard copy of the application form and payment receipt for future purposes.

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