Food Corporation of India or FCI is one of the largest public sector enterprises in the field of food grain and supply chain management. It is majorly responsible for the food security of the country. It manages various depots and private equity godowns all across the country. Now FCI has invited online applications for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE) (Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Assistant Grade-II (AG II) (Hindi), Steno Grade-ii, Typist (Hindi) and Assistant Grade-III (AG III) (General / Accounts / Technical / Depot). The FCI Preliminary examination is scheduled to be held in May & June whereas the Main Examination will be held on 27th July 2019.
Food Corporation Of India
Application Form Release
23rd February 2019
Application Form Ends
30th March 2019
31st May, 1st, 2nd, 3rd June
FCI released its recruitment notification has invited online applications for the post of Junior Engineer (JE) (Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Assistant Grade-II (AG II) (Hindi), Steno Grade-II, Typist (Hindi) and Assistant Grade-III (AG III) (General / Accounts / Technical / Depot) for all of its offices across India. FCI has announced total 4103 vacancies for all the posts in different zones. Candidates can apply for only one zone. FCI jobs hold a lot of importance as it is a golden chance to enter the government sector. All interested candidates can apply for the posts according to the various posts and their eligibility. The notification mentions complete eligibility criteria based on different parameters.
FCI released the exam notification for various posts and all the eligible candidates will apply for the same. FCI is an important organization in the public sector and therefore its recruitment is awaited by many job aspirants who are willing to work in the government sector. While you apply for the posts according to your eligibility, it is also necessary that you gather some important information about the FCI exam. The FCI Exam is held in two phases:
Phase I is common for all the posts and Phase II will consist of different papers according to the posts.
Name of the Test
No. of Qs.
Number of Papers in Phase
Paper I Exam
Paper I only
Paper III only
Paper V only
Paper II Exam
Paper I and Paper II
Junior Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Junior Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
Paper III & Paper IV
Number of questions and Marks
Paper - I, Paper - III and Paper-V
120 Multiple Choice Questions will carry equal 01 marks. Paper will carry maximum of 120 marks
Candidate should note that there will be negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to a question in Phase -II. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no negative marking for that question.
Post specific Paper-II
(in phase II)
60 Multiple Choice Questions each carrying 02 marks. Paper will carry maximum of 120 marks.
Paper - IV (Subjective)
Two questions each carrying 60 marks. Paper will carry a maximum of 120 marks.
No negative markin
All the tests in FCI 2019 Examination are provided in both English and Hindi language except the test of English.
All the questions in FCI 2019 Exam will carry 1 mark each and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks which implies that for every incorrect answer 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted. An unattempted question will not lead to any deduction of marks.
FCI Recruitment 2019 has come out after a long time and therefore it holds a lot of importance and most of the aspirants who must have been in wait will apply for the same. To ensure success in the exam, you should have complete knowledge of the syllabus and have it noted with you so that you can prepare well.
Ratio and proportion
Mixture and allegation
Statement and conclusions
Time and work
Idioms and phrases
Speed, distance and time
Statement and assumptions
Fill in suitable words
Stocks and shares
Statement and arguments
Volume and surface Area
Passage and conclusions
Active/ passive voice
Height and Distances
Phrases and idioms
Direct and indirect speech
Permutation and combinations
Number, ranking and time sequence
Simple and compound interest
Direction sense test
Rearrangement of passage
Profit, loss and discount
Assertion and reasoning
Elements of algebra
Odd figure out
FCI Recruitment Notification has been released and it mentions the eligibility criteria with respect to the required parameters which make a candidate eligible to apply for the FCI 2019 exam. A candidate needs to follow the mentioned criteria if he/she wishes to appear in the exam. If you are found ineligible on even one parameter, your application will be rejected.
FCI Exam 2019 Educational Qualification
Before you apply for FCI 2019 examination, you need to first ensure that you possess the required educational qualification. The qualification will be reckoned as on 01.01.2019. The required educational qualification will vary on the basis of the type of posts that have been applied for. Apart from the basic educational qualification, a candidate may also be expected to possess some experience for some of the posts.
Degree in Civil Engineering or Diploma in Civil Engineering + 1 year experience.
J.E. (Electrical Mechanical)
Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Diploma in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering + 1 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.
1. Degree of a recognized University with Hindi as the main subject.
2. Proficiency in English.
3. 1 year experience of translation from English to Hindi and vice-versa.
Post Graduate qualification in 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.
Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognised University with proficiency in use of computers.
Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized University with proficiency in use of computers.
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.
B. Tech / BE in Food Science/Food Science and Technology/Agricultural Engineering / Bio-Techno- logy from a recognized University / an institution approved by AICTE.
2. Proficiency in use of computers.
Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with proficiency in use of computers.
Apart from the educational criteria which a candidate needs to follow in order to fill up the application form for FCI 2019 Recruitment, it is also necessary for a candidate to follow a certain age criteria where FCI mentions the minimum and maximum age limit for a candidate to be eligible for the FCI 2019 Exam. There will not be any upper age limit for an FCI employee
Maximum Age Limit
J.E. (Civil Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical)
FCI also provides a relaxation with respect to age for certain categories of candidates like SC,ST, OBC and others. The relaxation and reservation mentioned in the notification will not be applicable to OBC candidates who fall within the creamy layer. The relaxation in age also varies according to the various categories. The complete details are given below:
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989
Case of Widows/Divorced Women (GENERAL)
upto 35 years
Case of Widows/Divorced Women (OBC)
upto 38 years
Case of Widows/Divorced Women (SC/ST)
upto 40 years
FCI announced a good number of vacancies for various posts in its recruitment for the year 2019. The examination is tentatively scheduled in the month of April/May. Before you start your preparation, it is important to know all the important dates related to the FCI Examination so that you can start your preparation accordingly.
FCI 2019 Events
FCI Important Dates
Submission of Online Applications
February 28- March 30, 2019
Availability of Admit Cards on the website for download
15 days prior to the announced date of examination
Date of Online Test
One of the main reasons behind choosing a job is the pay scale. It forms the foundation of the career ahead. Assistant Grade III post is also one of the posts which receives a good pay scale to form a good base for yourself.
FCI can be considered among the most popular examinations. FCI or Food Corporation of India is one of the biggest public sector undertakings in India which is responsible for maintaining the food security in the country. FCI 2019 Recruitment notification has now been released to fill the vacancies in the various zones that have its offices and depots across the country. A candidate can apply for only one zone. FCI has announced around 4103 vacancies for various categories including EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE) (Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Assistant Grade-II (AG II) (Hindi), Steno Grade-II, Typist (Hindi) and Assistant Grade-III (AG III) (General / Accounts / Technical / Depot). The breakup of vacancies for various posts and zones is as follows:
No. of vacancy
North East Zone
J.E. (Civil Engineering)
J.E. (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)
FCI South Zone Vacancy 2019
d & e
JE (Civil Engineering)
JE (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)
1 (OA,OL, BL, OAL CP, LC, D, AAV, MD)
1 d(A, ID SLD, MI)
2 (OA,OL, BL,CP, LC,D,AAV,MD)
2 (OL,CP, LC,D,AAV, MD)
FCI East Zone Vacancy 2019
1 (OA,OL, BL,CP, LC,D, AAV, MD)
JE (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)
1 d (A,ID, SLD, MI)& e (a, c, d)
1 d (A, ID,SLD,MI) & e (a, b, c, d)
9 (OA,OL, BL,CP, LC,D, AAV, MD)
FCI West Zone Vacancy 2019
1 (OA,OL,BL,CP,LC,D,AAV, MD)
1 (OA,OL,BL, OAL, CP, LC ,D, AAV, MD)
1 d (A,ID, SLD,MI) & e (a, b, c, d)
1(OA,OL, BL, OAL, CP, LC, D, AAV, MD)
7 (OA,OL, BL,CP, LC,D, AAV, MD)
3 (OL,CP, LC,D,A AV, MD)
3e (a, b,c)
FCI North Eastern Zone Vacancy 2019
2 (B, LV)a
1 d (A, ID, SLD, MI) & e (a, b,c,d)
1 e (a,b,c)
To appear in the FCI 2019 Recruitment Examination, you need to start the application process after ensuring your eligibility. A candidate can apply for only one post in any one zone. To apply successfully, you need to follow some simple steps which are listed below:
The application process for FCI Recruitment 2019 will not be complete and final unless the online application fee is paid. The fee details are given below:
Males of General Category
SC/ST/PwBD/Serving Defense Personnel / Ex-Serviceman/women's
As soon as the application process for FCI Exam 2019 will be finished, the admit cards for the same will be released a few days before the exam. Candidates will have to download their admit cards from FCI’s official website which will further contain all details related to the exam venue, date and time. Candidates will have to produce this admit card along with a valid identity proof.
FCI Cut off Marks 2018
FCI Cut Off (North Zone) 2015 – FCI Category III
Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering) – A
Junior Engineer (Electrical Engineering) – B
Junior Engineer (Mechanical Engineering) – C
Assistant Grade II (Hindi) – D
Typist (Hindi) – E
Assistant Grade III (General) – F
Assistant Grade III (Accounts) – G
Assistant Grade III (Technical) – H
Assistant Grade III (Depot) – I
FCI Cut off 2013 Paper 2 & 3 ( Post code A B & D)
FCI Cut off 2013 Paper 2 & 3 ( Post Code C)
FCI Cut off 2012 Paper 2 (Post code A B & D)
FCI Cut off 2012 Paper 3 (Post code C)
FCI Cut Off Marks 2011 (Post Code-A & D) Paper-II
FCI 2011 Cut Off Marks AG-III (Post Code-B) Paper-II
FCI 2011 Cut Off Marks AG-III (Post Code-C) Paper-II
FCI Exam is held for various posts that have different requirements with respect to eligibility criteria. All the jobs hold utmost importance. FCI Assistant Grade-III (AG) is one such post which is quite prevalent and preferred job. Therefore, most of the candidates must be eager to know the job profile of the post.
FCI 2019 Assistant Grade III Job Profile
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Question. Can those students who are appearing in final year of Graduation apply for any post in FCI 2019 recruitment?
Answer. Yes. Those who are in the final year of their Graduation / Semester may also apply provisionally, subject to the condition that, if called for Document Verification they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation examination on or before 1st March.
Question: In FCI 2019 Exam, can I choose Hindi as the exam language?
Answer Yes, FCI 2019 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English, except in the English Language section.
Question: Is the FCI 2019 Examination ONLINE or OFFLINE?
Answer. The FCI 2019 Exam will be online.
Question: Is FCI a transferable job?
Answer: Yes, FCI is a transferable job.
Question: What is the age limit for the FCI 2019 posts?
Answer: The minimum age of the candidates must be 18 years & maximum age varies according to the post you are applying for.
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