Intelligence Bureau Recruitment 2018 for Security Assistant ends today

Intelligence Bureau, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, will close the registration for the security assistants today (November 10). IB had advertised total 1054 Security Assistant/ Executive posts. Candidates eligible for the vacancies can apply till Saturday and will be allowed to pay application fee till November 13, 2018, as per the News18 report. The application for the post was released on October 20. The online applications have to be submitted online through MHA’s website ( or NCS portal ( only.

Online application divided into two parts: Part-I relates to the personal, academic and other particulars of the candidate while Part-II relates to the payment of exam fee, if applicable.

Application fee: The general/ OBC category candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs 50, while reserved category candidates (SC/ ST/ Ex-servicemen) does not have to pay any application fee.

Selection process

The selection process will consist of three tiers — objective questions, descriptive and personality test. Candidates may not necessarily get the same centre of examination in their Tier-I exam as opted by them, the MHA though all efforts would be made to accommodate them in nearby centres. By their performance in Tier-I exam, candidates would be shortlisted for Tier-II and Tier-III examination.

How to know the examination date, time and centre: The date, time and exam centre of Tier-II and Tier-III would be intimated to the successful candidates through E-mail is given by them in the online application.

Age limit

Not exceeding 27 years. Though, there is age relaxation for the reserved category.

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) (Aasoochana Byooro) is India’s internal intelligence agency. It was recast as the Central Intelligence Bureau in 1947 under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The reason for the perception may be because, in 1885, Major General Charles MacGregor was appointed Quartermaster General and head of the Intelligence Department for the British Indian Army at Simla. The objective then was to monitor Russian troop deployments in Afghanistan, fearing a Russian invasion of British India through the North-West during the late 19th century, according to Wikipedia information.

In 1909, the Indian Political Intelligence Office was established in England in response to the development of Indian revolutionary activities, which came to be called the Indian Political Intelligence (IPI) from 1921. This was a state-run surveillance and monitoring agency. The IPI was run jointly by the India Office and the Government of India and reported together to the Secretary of the Public and Judicial Department of the India Office, and the Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB) in India, and maintained close contact with Scotland Yard and MI5.

Rajiv Jain is the current director of IB, holding the position since January 1, 2017.[3] Rajiv Jain is a 1980 batch Police officer from the Jharkhand cadre who took over from Dineshwar Sharma on January 1.

Shrouded in secrecy, the IB is used to garner intelligence from within India and also execute counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism tasks. The Bureau comprises employees from law enforcement agencies, mostly from the Indian Police Service (IPS) or the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and the military. However, the Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB) has always been an IPS officer. In addition to domestic intelligence responsibilities, the IB is mainly tasked with intelligence collection in border areas, following the 1951 recommendations of the Himmat Singh Ji Committee (also known as the North and North-East Border Committee), a task entrusted to the military intelligence organisations before independence in 1947.

All spheres of human activity within India and in the neighbourhood are allocated to the charter of duties of the Intelligence Bureau. The IB was also tasked with other external intelligence responsibilities as of 1951 until 1968 when the Research and Analysis Wing was formed.

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