FCI 2019: Food Corporation of India (FCI) Exam Pattern, Vacancies, Salaries and Other Details

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Food Corporation of India (FCI) has invited applications from eligible candidates for posts of Junior Engineer (JE) (Electrical/Mechanical/Civil Engineering), Assistant Grade II (AG II) (Hindi), Steno Grade-II, Typist (Hindi), Assistant Grade III (AG III) (General/Accounts/Technical/Depot). FCI has released a total of 4103 Zone-wise and post-wise vacancies. Selected candidates can be placed at any one of the Depots and Officers of FCI located all across the courtiers. This is a golden opportunity for candidates who want to join FCI, one of the largest public sector undertakings. As the FCI has rolled out the notification now, you need to gear up and start your preparation for FCI 2019 exam.

Let us look at FCI 2019 vacancies:

FCI has released 4103 vacancies in North, South, East, West, North East zones. Below are zone wise vacancies list:

Post Name No. of vacancy
North Zone South Zone East Zone West Zone North East Zone Total
J.E. (Civil Engineering) 46 26 26 14 2 114
J.E. (Electrical Mechanical Engineering) 30 15 10 9 8 72
Steno Grade-II 43 7 9 9 8 76
AG-II (Hindi) 22 15 3 4 1 45
Typist (Hindi) 16 3 12 4 4 39
AG-III (General) 256 159 106 124 112 757
AG-III (Accounts) 287 48 87 65 22 509
AG-III (Technical) 286 54 224 153 3 720
AG-III (Depot) 1013 213 61 353 131 1771
Total 1999 540 538 735 291 4103

 

FCI 2019 Important Dates:

FCI 2019 Events FCI Important Dates
Submission of Online Applications February 28- March 30, 2019
Availability of Admit Cards on website for download 15 days prior to announced date of examination
Date of Online Test Tentatively in the month of April/May, 2019.
   

 

FCI 2019 Scale of Pay:

 

Post Name Pay Scale
J.E. (Civil Engineering) 11100-29950
J.E. (Electrical Mechanical Engineering) 11100-29950
Steno Grade-II 9900 – 25530
AG-II (Hindi) 9900 – 25530
Typist (Hindi) 9300 –22940
AG-III (General) 9300 –22940
AG-III (Accounts) 9300 –22940
AG-III (Technical) 9300 –22940
AG-III (Depot) 9300 –22940

 

  FCI 2019 Selection Process:

Candidates will be selected for the announced posts on the basis of their performance in the following stages of recruitment:

  • Phase 1
  • Phase II
  • Skill Test
  • Document Verification

Now we know the selection process, let us look at the exam pattern of each stage:

FCI 2019 Phase I exam Pattern:

S. No. Name of the Test No. Of Questions Max. Marks Duration
(Minutes)
Version
1 English Language 30 30 20 min English
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min Bilingual
3 Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 min Bilingual
Total 100 100 60 min

 

  • Phase I exam will be Objective type (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • Each question will carry equal 01 (one) mark. For each wrong answer, there will be negative marking of one-fourth (1/4) of the mark assigned to that question.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no negative marking for that question.
  • The marks obtained in Phase-I will not be considered in final merit ranking.

FCI 2019 Phase II Exam Pattern:

Number of Papers in Phase-II Post Code Post Note
One Paper Exam Paper-I Only F AG-III (General)
I AG-III (Depot)
Paper-III Only E Typist (Hindi)
Paper-V Only C Steno Grade-II
Two Paper Exam Paper-I & Paper-II A Junior Engineer (Civil) Candidates applying for any ONE of the post code A, B, G and H will appear in Paper-I to be followed by Paper-II.
ONLINE TEST for G {AG-III (Accounts) Paper – I & Paper – II shall be held in single sitting only
B Junior Engineer (Electrical, Mechanical)
G {AG-III (Accounts)
H {AG-III (Technical)}
Paper-III & Paper-IV D {AG II (Hindi)} Candidates applying for Post code D will appear in Paper-III to be followed by
Paper-IV.
ONLINE TEST for Paper – III & Paper-IV shall be held in single sitting only

 

Please note that Paper-I is common for post code A, B, F, G, H and I. 2)and Paper-III is common for post code D and E.

FCI 2019 Phase II Details:

Phase II paper 1 has 120 Multiple Choice Questions of General Aptitude consisting of Reasoning/General Intelligence, English Language, Computer Proficiency, General Awareness, Current Events, Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation for the Post Code A {Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering)}, B {Junior Engineer (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)}, F {AG-III (General)}, G {AG-III (Accounts)}, H{AG – III (Technical)} & I { AG-III (Depot)}. Duration of the paper is 90 minutes.

Phase II Paper-II exam pattern is as follows:

  • 60 Multiple Choice Questions on Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering for Candidates applying for the Post Code A {Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering)}, Post Code B {Junior Engineer (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)}, to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream.
  • 60 Multiple Choice Questions on Commerce particularly General Accounting and Finance for candidates applying for the Post Code G {Assistant Grade-III (Accounts)} to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream.
  • 60 Multiple Choice Questions on Agriculture, Botany and Zoology (Group-A) or Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics (Group-B) for candidates applying for the Post Code H {Assistant Grade-III (Technical)} to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream.

Phase II Paper-III has 120 Multiple Choice Questions on General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer Knowledge for candidates applying for Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)}, and Post Code E {Typist (Hindi). The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

Phase II Paper-IV is a Subjective Test wherein candidate needs to translation – 2 Passages, one each from Hindi to English and vice-versa or candidates applying for the Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)}. Each Question will carry 60 marks and the maximum marks for the Paper-IV would be 120. The duration of the test is 90 minutes.

Phase II Paper-V has 120 Multiple Choice Questions on General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer Knowledge (with specific reference to MS Word and Internet) for candidates applying for the Post Code C {Steno. Grade-II}. The duration of the test is 90 minutes.

Phase II Paper–IV for the post of Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) which shall be descriptive in nature, would be conducted online and for appearing in Paper-IV, a candidate should be able to use following keyboard layouts:

  1. Inscript
  2. Remington (GAIL).

FCI 2019 SKILL TEST:

  • Candidates applying for the Post of Typist (Hindi) (Post code-E) will need to take Paper – III in Phase II for Online Test. Thereafter the candidates will undergo a Skill-Test in typing in Hindi which will be of qualifying nature.
  • Candidates applying for the Post of Steno.Grade-II (Post code-C) will need to take Paper – V in Phase II for Online Test. Thereafter the candidates will undergo a Skill-Test in typing and shorthand which will be of qualifying nature. The language of Skill Test i.e (Typing, Short Hand) will be in English.

 FCI 2019 DOCUMENT VERIFICATION

The next stage in FCI 2019 after online test and skill test is a document verification stage. The number of Candidates to be called for document verification may be equal to three times the number of advertised vacancies.

FCI 2019 Fee Details

  • Candidates are required to submit APPLICATION FEE of Rs. 500/- {Excluding bank charges but including G S T by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets, UPI by providing information as asked on the screen.
  • Women candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee.
  • SC / ST / PwBD / Serving Defence Personnel / Ex-Serviceman who have already secured employment in civil side under Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts on regular basis Page 24 of 45 after availing of the benefits of reservation given to Ex-Servicemen for their re-employment are NOT eligible for fee concession or for claiming benefits of reservation under EXS category. However, they are eligible for age relaxation only.

FCI Recruitment 2019 Educational Qualification Details

FCI 2019 POST FCI 2019 Qualifications / Experience
J.E. (Civil
Engineering)
Degree in Civil Engineering or Diploma in Civil Engineering with one year
experience.
J.E. (Electrical
Mechanical)
Degree in Electrical Engineering Or Mechanical Engineering or Diploma in Electrical Engineering Or Mechanical Engineering with one year experience in the case of Diploma holders only.
Steno. Grade- II Graduate along with O‘ level qualification of DOEACC and speed of 40 w.p.m. and 80 w.p.m. in typing and shorthand respectively or Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Application with speed of 40 w.p.m. and 80 w.p.m. in typing and shorthand respectively.
AG-II (Hindi) Essential:
1. Degree of a recognized University with Hindi as the main subject.
2. Proficiency in English.
3. One year experience of translation from English to Hindi and vice versa.
Desirable:-
Post Graduate qualification in Hindi.
Typist (Hindi) (1) Graduation or equivalent.
(2) 30 W.P.M speed in Hindi Typing.
(3) Preference will be given to the candidates knowing bilingual typing (English and Hindi) and Computer knowledge.
AG-III (General) Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with proficiency in use of computers.
AG-III (Accounts) Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized University with proficiency in use of computers.
AG-III (Technical) 1. B.Sc. in Agriculture from a recognized University.
Or
B.Sc. with any of the following subject from a recognized University:
Botany / Zoology / Bio-Technology / Bio-Chemistry / Microbiology / Food Science.
Or
B. Tech / BE in Food Science / Food Science and Technology / Agricultural Engineering / Bio-Technology from a recognized University
/ an institution approved by AICTE.
2. Proficiency in use of computers.
AG-III (Depot) Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with proficiency in use of computers.

 

How to Apply for FCI 2019:

Online registrations for FCI 2019 start from February 28, 2019, and will end on March 30, 2019. Candidates can apply online only from the mentioned dates and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Candidates should keep the following documents ready before applying online:

  • Scanned photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
  • Signature (with black ink)
  • left thumb impression (on white paper with black or blue ink)
  • a hand-written declaration (on a white paper with black ink) with the text given below. This handwritten declaration ensures that all these scanned documents adhere to the required specifications.

“I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

Candidates should keep in mind the following points before applying:

  • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged. (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his/ her right thumb for applying.)
  • The hand-written declaration has to be in the candidate’s handwriting and in English only. If it is written and uploaded by anybody else or in any other language, the application will be considered as invalid.
  • Have a valid personal email ID and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process. FCI may send intimation to download call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID.

You have gone through all the details about FCI 2019 exam, therefore the next step is planning your FCI 2019 exam preparation. Practice is key to crack any exam and practicing FCI 2019 free mock tests will help you score high in the exam.

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