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Want to join Narcotics Control Bureau? Here’s how you can

The Narcotics Control Bureau or popularly known as the NCB have been around the top headlines whenever they crack a new case or a drug bust that unveils people from Bollywood, politics and a lot more, pulling them into controversies.

Have you been wondering to get into the NCB? Today we will take a look at this career option and how you can get into NCB! But before that let’s get you familiar with the universe of NCB.


The NCB was established in the country to prevent smuggling, buying and selling of narcotics and drugs in the country. They directly report to MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs). The NCB aims to prevent consumption and eliminate drugs and other narc products in India.
People who are arrested by the NCB are charged under Act no. 1985 and Act no. 1988 for investigation and legal investigation.

The Narcotics Officer
A Narcotics Officer conducts investigations on drug activity in the country. The officer goes under rigorous training on laws and regulations associated with drug trafficking and procession. They apply various techniques and use their sources to handle critical cases. Some also work undercover to find information about drug rackets and drug supply across the country.
A narcotics officer should have great communication skills, physical strength, and psychological ability to cope with the intense stress that comes with the job. The officers are trained to use firearms, implement self-defence techniques and assist states to improve drug law enforcement efforts. The officer has a specialized team and they investigate cases related to drug trafficking and drug possession.


• The applicant who wishes to join NCB must be a citizen of India
• They should not be less than 20 years old
• The applicant can have a graduation degree in any discipline but the degrees preferred are criminal justice or criminology
• The applicant who wants to join NCB must be physically and mentally fit
• They have to appear for UPSC/ State Civil Services

When to start thinking about NCB?
Students can start applying for NCB after their UG or PG degrees. They can sign up for UPSC Civil services exams or recruitment exams that are conducted by the NCB or state public service commissions.
In India, the NCB recruits candidates as Narcotics Officers. After clearing the tests, they are called for other tests like a drug test, polygraph test, physical and psychological test. The final selection is done based on all the tests and the performance of the applicants.
Job Positions in the NCB
Junior Intelligence Officer: They gather intel and suspicious information from different locations. They are also responsible to write down plans and details that can be used in the investigations and report any suspicious activities in the locality.
Narcotics Inspector: They deal with smugglers and drug dealers. Their job is to prevent any illegal drug activities in the area. They also work on preventing the manufacture of psychotropic substances.


How to apply?
Interested applicants must check the official website of the NCB for press releases.
Website: https://narcoticsindia.nic.in/

Career Options of Narc officers
Narcotics officers can work in the following state and central bodies:
• Government agencies
• Department of Public safety
• Narcotics based organization
• K-9 units


Salary Package of Narcotics Officer
• Junior Intelligence Officer – Rs 1.8 lakh – Rs 4.20 lakh (per annum)
• Narcotics Inspector – Rs. 2.4 lakh – Rs 5.5 lakh (per annum)

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