Dear Banking Aspirant,

Ministry of External Affairs, Intelligence Bureau has released the notification last month for filling the vacancies for the 1430 posts of the Assistant Intelligence Officer in Grade II / Executive. It is a Group C post which is Non-Gazetted and Non – Ministerial. The last date to apply for the post of IB ACIO 2017 has been extended to 10th September 2017.

These posts in Intelligence Bureau has the same reputation and also has a higer order of precedence when it comes to comparison with other recruitments. At the end of the retirement, the rank of an IB would be different from the one who joins as a probationary officer or clerk or assistants, please note that different posts have different perks.

Since collecting Intel and another such information form the prime source of work nature. graduates who have completed their graduation can apply for the posts specified in the vacancies and aspirant who are still ungraduated at the time, cannot apply for the exam, it is clearly mentioned in the notification itself. Also it is mentioned that aspirants should have computer knowledge which is a desired qualification for this post.

Also note that if you are a banking only aspirant , this pattern is totally different from other exams , so please check the exam pattern of the IB ACIO 2017  from the links given below.

Exam Pattern of IB ACIO 2017

Salary of IB ACIO

Since the 7th Pay commission salary has been announced , the pay of the Intelligence Bureau has also got some changes with it.

City Tier            HRA SSA Gross Salary
Tier I 24% 20% 68256
Tier III 8% 20% 61064

*The data mentioned in the above table could have been revised now and aspirants are advised to check the same.

All the governmental organizations are providing SSA for their employees who deal with security/threat and SSA is special security allowance. This has been recommended by the 7th Pay commission to Intelligence Bureau.

*Other allowances are also provided according to the places of posting during their training phase.


Candidates who clear the exam and join as ACIO II will get promoted as ACIO I cadre in 3-4 years and an officer in ACIO I cadre will get promoted as  DCIO after ten years serving as ACIO I and if they are more competent enough, they can move forward in their as Assistant Director and then Joint Deputy Director in various subsidiaries in Intelligence Bureau.

ACIO II —–> ACIO I —-> DCIO ——> Assistant Director ———> Joint Deputy Director 


  • Collecting Intel from places of Posting (Mostly this is the main one)
  • Non Armed Police Officials
  • Promotions are less and slower.
  • Mainly the challenges change according to the area of posting and mainly it is related to collecting inte and information according to the work given
  • They would need to cooperate with the State Police, Army etc.,
  •  There is a very nice organic linkage between all the Security Agencies


There are 3 phases of training for IB ACIO II posts. Mostly the first phase is the most drastic one which involves physical training for the candidates. The 2nd phase of training involves only theoretical sessions and does not involve any defence training and physical ones too. The 3rd phase of training is posting as ACIO in any area which the IB gives to the candidates. The candidates are posted as ACIO in any area and they have to serve there for three years. The candidates work under the guidance of a senior ACIO I or mentor and will have to act according to their instructions until the period said.


Category UR OB SC ST Total
Number of vacancies 951 184 109 56 1300
Ex-servicemen 95 19 11 5 130


To check the notification of the IB ACIO 2017 , please click the link below to download it and  check.


To Apply for the IB ACIO 2017 exam , please click on the link below to apply for it.

Apply Online for IB ACIO 2017

We have updated the last date and also the official notifications of the various exams in a single post , apply for the exams which you wish to attend before the last date of the application process. Please click on the link below to check the last date notification of all the recent exam notifications.

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