IB ACIO vs SSC CGL Which One Is Better? Which One To Choose?

Adopting the right career path, and thus the choice of suitable courses and appearing for the right examinations are crucial decisions that bear the potential to change our lives. Aspirants are often keen on comparing the nitty-gritty of the coveted job profiles of IB ACIO & SSC CGL. Both the job positions are two of the most lucrative jobs in the government sector. Additionally, you will have to make sure that your competitive exam preparation is very good. Let us go on and compare certain important aspects and details related to exams as well as the job profile of the above-given posts so that you can decide which one best suits your interest. Let’s start with IB ACIO vs SSC CGL without any ado.

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IB ACIO vs SSC CGL | Quick Look

CATEGORY: IB ACIO SSC CGL
JOB PROFILE IB ACIO works at the ground level, collects the Intel and reports to the higher authorities. They are equivalent to the Inspector when compared to the uniformed police forces. On site inspection/Documentation
POSTING Urban Urban
PROMOTIONS After 2-3 Years Usually After 4-6 years
TRANSFER Frequent Usually After 4-6 years
EXAMINATION TYPE Online: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 Online: Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4
BOND No Bond No bond.

 IB ACIO vs SSC CGL | Selection Procedure

IB ACIO SSC-CGL
IB ACIO is an Objective type of examination with a Descriptive Test in the Main Exam

It consists of around 3 stages of the selection procedure. They are:
a) Tier 1 (Objective)
b) Tier 2 (Descriptive Test)
c) Personal Interview

SSC CGL is an Objective type of examination (Tier I, Tier II) and Descriptive (Tier III)

It consists of :
a)Tier 1(Objective, Online)
b) Tier 2 (Objective, Online)
c) Tier 3 (Descriptive Test for Hindi/English)
d) Tier 4- Data Entry Speed Test and Computer Proficiency Test

 A detailed idea is as follows:

IB ACIO Exam Pattern

IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2020: Tier 1

The IB ACIO Tier 1 Exam Pattern consists of 4 sections. the details are given in the following table:

Section No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
General Awareness 20 20 60 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Logical/Analytical Ability 20 20
English Language 20 20
General Studies 20 20
Total 100 100

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IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2020: Tier 2

The IB ACIO Tier 2 Exam pattern consists of 2 sections. details are shown below:

Section Marks Time
Essay Writing 30 60 minutes
English Comprehension & Précis Writing 20
Total 50

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IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2020: Tier 3 

Candidates appearing in interviews may be subject to the Psychometric/Aptitude Test which will be a part of the interview.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Exam Pattern For Tier 1

SUBJECT No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 25 50 60 Minutes
ENGLISH COMPREHENSION 25 50
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE & REASONING 25 50
GENERAL AWARENESS 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

 SSC CGL Exam Pattern For Tier 2

SUBJECT No. OF QUESTIONS: MAXIMUM MARKS: DURATION(in hours):
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 100 200 2
ENGLISH 200 200 2
STATISTICS (For Statistical Investigator and Compiler) 100 200 2
GENERAL STUDIES (For Asst. Audit Officer Post) 100 200 2

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SSC CGL Exam pattern Tier III-

Descriptive Test for English/Hindi

  • Essay Writng/Letter Writing/Application Writing
  • Can choose between English/Hindi
  • Marks- 100
  • 60 minutes

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SSC CGL Tier IV

  • Data Entry Speed test (DEST) and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
  • Only for few positions
  • 45 minutes

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IB ACIO vs SSC CGL – Job Profile

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An IB ACIO Officer is responsible for maintaining the national securities and other work related to national integrity. The collection mechanisms of the IB may vary depending on the region, but the IB ACIO may be working at one of the following:

At National Level: 

The Intelligence Collection is carried out mostly by the Grade II category employees of the Intelligence Bureau. The Grade I Officers mostly carry out coordination and higher-level management of the IB. 

At State Level:

At the state level, you will be part of the State Level Intelligence Bureau and will be reporting to Central Intelligence Offer.

Desk Jobs:

a) Appointed as Upper Division Clerks, Assistants, Auditors, Tax-Assistants, etc.

Field Jobs:

a) Candidates opting for such jobs will be appointed as Inspectors (preventive officers, examiners, excise and income tax), CBI and narcotics officers, etc.
b) SSC demands physical standards for some of these jobs.
c) As they involve travelling, inspections, raids and surveillance, such jobs are well-suited for those who can cope well with arduous responsibilities.

IB ACIO vs SSC CGL Salary Structure

IB ACIO SSC CGL
The details of IB ACIO PayScale is given below:

Level 7 ( Rs. 44,200-1,42,000) + admissible Central Government Allowances

Also, Special Security Allowance @ 20% of basic pay (in addition to other allowances)

[Under revision as per the recommendations of 7th C.P.C.]
The salary of SSC CGL varies according to grade pays.

Grade Pay: Salary:
a) 1800 (INR 13,113)
b) 1900 (INR 14,389)
c) 2400 (INR 19,920)
d) 2800 (INR 22,454)
e) 4200 (INR 26,095)
f) 4600 (INR 32,328)
g) 4800 (INR 34,033)

IB ACIO vs SSC CGL | Career Growth

IB ACIO SSC CGL
  • Eligible to be promoted to ACIO-I after 3-4 Years of service
  • After ACIO-I, the next promotion would be to the post of DCIO (Deputy Central Intelligence Officer. This happens after nearly 10 Years of service as IB ACIO-I 
  • A DCIO can be promoted as Assistant Director (Of Various Subsidiary IB’s)
  • Assistant Director can be promoted to the position of Joint Deputy Director
Getting promoted to the top positions of the organization would be rather challenging and difficult.

IB ACIO vs SSC CGL – WORK PRESSURE

IB ACIO SSC CGL
A demanding job with more responsibilities and work stress. Comparatively lower work pressure and hence, higher peace of mind.

IB ACIO vs SSC CGL | POSTING/TRANSFER:

Employees of IB ACIO face frequent transfers after a period of time.

And the posting rate is comparatively low in the case of SSC, making the job more stable. Also, the chances of rural posting are negligible.

Lastly, examinations and career paths are entirely defined by your expectations from work and life. We hope you end up with your dream job soon. Team Oliveboard wishes you all the best!

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That is all from us in this blog – “IB ACIO vs SSC CGL – Which One to Choose?” As per the above info, we believe both the posts have their own advantages and very few disadvantages. In the end, it is up to the candidate, as in what are his/her preferences.

All the best for your Exam preparation.


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