IB ACIO Cut Off 2020 

IB ACIO Expected 2020 Cut off is also provided here. IB ACIO 2017 cutoff has been provided in the below section. IB ACIO 2015 cutoff marks are also been provided in the form of range. You are requested to go through the information to get knowledge about the upcoming IB ACIO exam. It will further help you to strategize your preparation according to trends in the Cutoff.

Factors Determining the IB ACIO 2020 Cut Off

IB ACIO cutoff is decided by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) is India’s internal intelligence agency. IB ACIO 2020 cutoff score is determined by the following factors:

  • The number of candidates appearing for the IB ACIO Exam 2020.
  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • Available seats for the recruitment under IB ACIO
  • Average marks scored in the exam.

IB ACIO Cut Off Checking Procedure

Candidates need to follow the given procedure:

  • First, Visit the official website of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Now, navigate to the ‘What’s New’ section.
  • Now, Click on the link for the results for the Tier I and Tier 2 exam of IB ACIO.
  • Results will be available in the form of a PDF.
  •  IB ACIO result PDF contains the roll numbers of all the candidates who have qualified the Interview and document verification part for that year.
  • Check the roll number of the previous year candidate in PDF and know for what cut off marks they have qualified
  • You can download and take a printout of IB ACIO result PDF for further reference.

IB ACIO Exam Cut Off

Candidates can check IB ACIO cut off for this year and IB ACIO cut off Previous Year in this section. IB ACIO expected cut off 2020 is determined on the basis of previous year result and certain key factors such as the difficulty of the test, a number of seats and number of candidates appeared for the exam. Candidates can check on a section in the table given below to see the desired cut off of Tier I and Tier II written examination based on the categories.

IB ACIO Expected Cut Off 2020

Table below shows IB ACIO Expected Cut Off Score 2020 for Tier I and Tier II examination for different categories.

IB ACIO 2020 Expected Prelims Cut off is discussed in the table below:

IB ACIO 2020 Tier I Cutoff (Expected)


Cutoff Marks (Out of 100)

General (Unreserved)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


IB ACIO 2020 Expected Mains Cut Off is displayed in the table below:

IB ACIO 2020 Tier-II Cutoff


Cutoff Marks (Out of 50)

Unreserved (UR)


Other backward Classes (OBC)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


IB ACIO Grade-II 2020 Application

IB ACIO stands for Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers Examination. IB ACIO Exam is conducted for the post of ACIO (Assistant Central Intelligence Officer) and in IB (Intelligence Bureau). Exam is conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). ACIO is a Grade – II, Group – C (Non-gazetted, Non-ministerial), executive post in IB. It is a very popular exam among the aspirants of security and intelligence jobs.

IB ACIO 2020 Exam Date

The IB ACIO Exam has a 3-stage process: Tier 1, Tier 2 and the Interview. The expected dates for all the three exams are given below:


Tentative Date

Tier 1 Exam Date

September 29, 2020

Tier 2 Exam Date

February 25, 2021

IB ACIO Interview

March 2021

IB ACIO Result Dates

As the exams are conducted in the online mode, the result will be out in a month or so after the exam. The tentative dates for the release of results are as follows:


Tentative Date

Tier 1 Result Date

November 2020

Tier 2 Result Date

March 2020

Declaration of Final Result

May 16, 2021

IB ACIO Application Dates

The notification for IB ACIO Exam will be tentatively released in the month of August and the portal will remain open for about a month. The dates for filling the application are as follows:


Tentative Date

Release of Official Notification of IB ACIO 2020

August 12, 2020

Application Form Release and payment of Application Fee

August 12, 2020

Last Date to register and pay the fee online

September 2, 2020

IB ACIO Admit Card Dates

The Admit Card will be released Two to three weeks before the exam. The dates for issuing of Admit card is given below:


Tentative Date

Admit Card release - Tier 1

September 15, 2020

Admit Card release - Tier 2

February 2021

IB ACIO Exam Vacancy 2020 

The total number of vacancies in 2018 was 1,054. In 2019, vacancies released were around 1,200. This year also, the vacancy for IB ACIO exam will be almost the same. Reservation is there for some categories. The Total number of seats for each category is as follows:

Name of Post



General Central Service, Group C (Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)

Category/No. of Vacancies










1200 (estimated)


  • The candidates belonging to the physically handicapped category (HH, OH, VH) are not eligible for the IB ACIO exam. Hence, they need not apply.
  • The vacancies can even be changed after the notification is released. However, the candidates will be informed about that.
  • The appointment to the post will be temporary. A permanent appointment will depend on various factors in force at that time.
  • After the completion of training, the candidates will be absorbed in the organization as ACIO.
  • The above-mentioned vacancies are not as per the official sources and can change after further notice. We don't claim any responsibility for the number of available vacancies.

B ACIO Exam 2020 Eligibility

Based on Education:

Educational Qualification: The candidates who are appearing for the IB ACIO 2019 exam should have completed their graduation from a recognized university or equivalent and the candidates should have some basic computer knowledge.

Based on Age limit:

The candidate's age should be in between 18-27 years. However, relaxation is given to different categories of people.


Age Relaxation


5 years


3 years

Government servant candidates (at least 3 years of service)

up to 40 years

Departmental candidates (at least 3 years of service)

up to 40 years

General candidates

35 years

SC/ST Widows/Divorced and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried.

40 years

The age limit is relaxable for ex-servicemen and candidates who were domiciled in J&K from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989. The children and dependents of victims of communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat are also provided relaxation as per Govt's instructions.


The candidates belonging to the Physically Handicapped category (HH, OH, VH) are not eligible for this exam.

IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2020 

Exam Pattern for Tier 1

Tier 1 exam consists of a written test. The whole paper is objective in nature. The Tier 1 paper is divided into 4 sections. Each section consists of 25 questions carrying 1 mark each. The total time given to complete all the 100 questions in 60 minutes. The details about the sections are given below:

Stage of Exam


Total Marks

Time (minutes)

Tier 1

  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical/analytical ability
  • English language.

100 (25 marks per section)


The candidates appearing for IB ACIO Exam are advised to go through the exam IB ACIO syllabus and pattern so as to get a good view of the questions up ahead.

Exam Pattern for Tier 2

The Tier 2 exam consists of a descriptive paper that the candidate has to complete in 60 minutes. The paper has two parts whose details are given below:

Mode of examination


Total Marks

Time (minutes)

Tier II(Qualifying marks-20)

  • Translation of a passage of 500 words from local language/dialect to English and vice versa.
  • Spoken ability (to be assessed at the time Interview/ Personality test)



IB ACIO Final Interview

The candidates who are able to qualify the written exam then proceeds for the Interview. The questions asked are general in nature which basically involves the candidate's background, current geopolitical events, computer knowledge and knowledge in the domain in which the candidate has done his/her graduation. This stage constitutes 50 marks for the overall total.

Merit List: Finally, a merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidate in various stages in the whole process.

IB ACIO Exam Syllabus 2020 

IB ACIO Exam Syllabus - Tier I

According to the IB ACIO exam pattern, the tier 1 Exam consists of four sections. The details of each section are as follows:

(A) English Comprehension:

  • The questions in this section are asked to analyze the overall knowledge of English possessed by the candidate.

(B) General Awareness/Knowledge:

  • Current Affairs
  • Current News – National and International
  • World Events
  • Political news
  • Events of National Importance
  • Indian History
  • Economy
  • Weather
  • Climate

(C) Reasoning:

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

(D) Mathematical Ability:

  • Numbers
  • HCF and LCM
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Time and Work
  • Average
  • Trains and Boats
  • Mensuration
  • Ratios
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Profit and Loss
  • Probability
  • Statistical problems

IB ACIO Exam Syllabus - Paper II:

(A) Descriptive test:

  • The Descriptive test consists of English Language Writing Skills. In this section, it is expected that students may be asked to write an Essay, Letter of any given theme or topic for not more than 400 words.
  • Checks your Analytical capability, Knowledge and Writing skill for English.
  • It is a subjective paper to be finished in 30 min (Precise, Comprehension & Essay Writing)

(B) Essay topics include:

  • Emergency Trends in India
  • Security Threats in India
  • Cultural Diversity Of India

IBPS ACIO Preparation Books

The candidate should check out the syllabus, and according to that, he/she should select the best-suited book for him/her. Following books are highly recommended for this exam:

Name of Book




R. Gupta

Ramesh Publishing House

ACIO Practice workbook

Kiran Prakashan

Kiran Publications

IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers Written Examination

Unique Research Academy

Unique Publishers

IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers - Paper I and II


GK Publications

Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II - Recruitment Exam

Arihant Experts

Arihant Publications

IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers - Grade-II/Executive - Paper I and II


GK Publications

IB ACIO Exam Application Process 2020 

Candidates should fill the application form for IB ACIO with correct information. Because if it is found at a later stage that the student has mentioned false information in the application for IB ACIO, his/her candidature will be cancelled.

How to apply for IB ACIO?

The process for applying for IB ACIO exam is given below:

Step 1: Mode of application

  • The candidate who wants to fill the application form can apply online on the official website.
  • The candidates can fill the application online by logging onto the official website of MHA. The candidates can access the application form by navigating to the 'What's New' section of the Home page of the website.

Step 2: Rejection of application

  • Date: Online registration will become operational from the date of publication of the IB ACIO official notification in the Employment News till the closing date. Registration done prior to the dates mentioned will not be entertained.
  • Wrong information Incorrect information mentioned in any column may lead to the application getting rejected altogether.
  • No. of Applications: Candidates are advised to submit only one application. Submission of other/multiple applications can lead to the cancellation of candidature.

Step 3: Uploading Photograph and Signature

  • Size: The candidates are required to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature (Both the images should be there in a single file, the size of which should not be more than 50 KB) at the time of applying for the IB ACIO exam.
  • Instructions: Further guidelines on the uploading of photograph and signature is available on the official website.
  • Use: Candidates may ensure that the signature uploaded by them is visible since they (candidates) would be required to append signature on admit cards and attendance sheets during subsequent stages of examination.
  • Discrepancy: Any discrepancy between the signature on the admit card and the one uploaded will lead to the cancellation of candidature.

Step 4: Review of Application

  • Correct Information: Before submitting the online applications, the candidates must verify all the information that they have provided and they should check whether they have uploaded the correct photograph and signature.
  • Photograph and Signature: Candidates must ensure that the scanned images of both, the photograph and the signature should not be Hazy/Unclear. If the scanned images are like that, the candidate is requested to change them immediately.

Step 5: Pre - Examination Preparation

  • Registration slip: The candidates are required to take the printout of the Registration Slip and keep it in safe custody. They should also take note of their registration number and Roll Number for future reference.
  • Valid and active contact: Candidates are required to have a valid e-mail ID which is to be entered in the application form at the time of online registration. The registration number and login password would be sent to the email ID entered by the candidates.
  • Call letters: The call letters for the trade test would be sent to the email provided by the candidate. In addition to this, the candidate will also have the option to download the same from the website of MHA.
  • Check SMS: The candidate must also furnish one mobile number in the column provided in the application form in order to get an SMS alert about the downloading of the call letter for the skill test or any other information related to the examination.
  • Check email: Applicants should check their email (including spam folder) time and again to see if there are any updates related to the IB ACIO 2020 recruitment process.
  • ID Proof: Candidates are requested to make a sufficient number of passport size photographs (identical to the one uploaded) and carry identity proof in original such as Voter Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card, Income Tax Pan Card, Identity Card issued by University/College etc. to bring to the examination centre, or will not be given permission to write the exam.

Cancellation: The photographs would be required throughout the recruitment process and providing a different photograph may result in cancellation of candidature.

IB ACIO Exam Centres 2020 

Examination centre is the place/area where the students are entitled to write the exam. The candidate has to opt one of the Examination Centres from 33 centres given for the IB ACIO written examination in the application formThe candidates are advised to be present at the respective exam centres at least half an hour before the exam with their admit card, an id proof, and all other necessities.


  • While filling in the online application form, the applicant should carefully decide about his/her choice of examination centre.
  • Once a candidate selects an Examination centre, it cannot be changed under any circumstances.
  • If any centre has no seats left, candidates will be accommodated to a nearby centre.
  • Candidates cannot select more than one exam centre in their application form for it will lead to rejection.

IB ACIO 2020 Exam Centres:

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IB ACIO 2020 Result

As the exams are conducted in the online mode, the result will be out in a month or so after the exam. The tentative dates for the release of results are as follows:


Tentative Date

Tier 1 Result Date

November 2020

Tier 2 Result Date

March 2020

Declaration of Final Result

May 16, 2021

IB ACIO Exam Results - Steps to Check:

The candidates should follow the given steps in order to download the result-

  • Step 1: Candidates have to click on the official website of IB ACIO www.mha.gov.in to view their results.
  • Step 2: Once candidates click on the specified link the merit list in a pdf format will be displayed.
  • Step 3: Candidates have to look for their Name or Registration number from the merit list.
  • Step 4: If the candidates find their name on the merit list then the candidates will be called for the further selection process.

Resolution of tie cases: In the event of a tie in combined scores of candidates in the Tier-I and Tier-II, such cases will be resolved by applying following criteria, one after another, till the tie is resolved:

  • Total marks in Tier-I and Tier-II
  • Marks in Tier-I
  • Marks in Tier-II
  • Date of birth, with older candidates, placed higher.
  • Alphabetical order of names (starting with the first name


IB ACIO Exam Admit card 2020 

IB ACIO Admit card will be available on the IB ACIO exam official website and can be downloaded 10 days before the commencement of IB ACIO exam. Candidates can download their IB ACIO 2020 admit card from the official website after it is released.

As per IB ACIO, official notification candidates have to bring the hard copy of the admit card on the day of examination. Admit card contains all the information about exam & candidates such as the name of the candidates, roll no., application no., exam date & time, exam centre, photo & signature, postal address, etc.

IB ACIO 2020 Admit Card Download Process:

The steps to download the Admit Card are given as follows:

  • Step 1: Go to www.mha.gov.in
  • Step 2: Choose the correct link for Admit Card.
  • Step 3: Enter your Roll Number, Application ID number, and Date of Birth.
  • Step 4: Click on the submit button.
  • Step 5: Click on the print option. Your admit card will be printed out.

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