FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA

FCI is Food Corporation of India . FCI was setup under the act of 1964, in order to fulfil following objectives of food policy.

Effective price support operations for safeguarding the interests of the farmers.

Distribution of food grains throughout the country for public distribution system.

Maintaining satisfactory level of operational and buffer stocks of food grains to ensure national food security.

FCI is also responsible for the food products quality and quantity of preservatives used in them.

FCI board conduct the recruitment process every year for different Posts. As this department provide its services all over India so it has large number of vacancies to be filled every year. The vacancies are distributed according to zone wise i.e.

North Zone South Zone East Zone West Zone North East Zone

Structure of Exam

The Paper is conducted online.

The online test comprises of Phase-I and Phase -II exams.

In the Phase -I of Online test, the test will be objective type (multiple choice question).

Each question will carry 1 (one) mark for right answer and for each wrong answer , there will be negative marking of .25 (1/4) mark .

Due to multiple level of vacancies different Posts carry different eligibility Criteria.

Note: A candidate can apply in one zone only i.e. Either north zone or south zone or east zone or west zone or north east zone. Also, a candidate can apply only for any one of the Post Code A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I (within the zone).

Post and Essential Qualification

POST QUALIFICATION
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 recognised university with Hindi as a mail subject.
2. Proficiency in English.
3. One year experience of translation from English to Hindi and vice versa.
Desirable:
Post Graduation 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 English and Hindi both language and computer knowledge.
Graduate degree in any discipline
AG-III(GENERAL) from a recognised university with proficiency in use of computers
AG – III(TECHNICAL) 1.B.Sc. In agriculture from a recognised university.
Or
B.Sc. with any of following subjects from a recognized university:
Botany/zoology/bio- technology/ bio-chemistry/microbiology/ food science.
Or
B. Tech/ B.E. in food science /food science and technology/agriculture engineering/bio-technology from a recognized university/ an institution approved by AICTE
2. Proficiency in use of computers.
AG -DEPOT Graduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university with proficiency in use of computers.
For more details on educational qualifications, all the candidates can check the official website.

For more details on educational qualifications, all the candidates can check the official website.

Eligibility

Age Limit: Maximum age 25-33 years (relaxation of age will be applicable for the candidates belonging to SC/ST and OBC categories.

Application Fee: The candidate applying for the Post are required to submit application fee of Rs. 500.

EXAM FEE 500/-

SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Serving Defence Personnel and women candidates are exempted from payment of application Fee.

Note

Application fee can be paid via: e-challan or credit card/debit card.

Exam Pattern

Pattern of online Test Phase I

Sr. No Subjects No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration(min) Language
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

Note: The test will be objective type . each question will carry equal one mark, and for each wrong answer there will be negative marking of one fourth (1/4) mark.

Pattern of online Test Phase II

Number of Paper in Phase II Post Code Post Note
1 One Paper Exam Paper I only
Paper III only
Paper V only
F
I
E
c
AG-III (General)
AG-III(Depot)
Typist (Hindi)
Steno Grade -II
A (Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering) Candidates applying for any ONE of the Post Code
Two Paper Exam Paper I and Paper II B
G
H
(Junior Engineer (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)
AG -III(Accounts)
AG -III(Accounts)
A,B,G and H will appear in Paper-I to be followed by Paper-II. ONLINE TEST for Paper-I & Paper –II shall be held in single sitting only
Paper III and Paper IV D AG -II(HINDI) Candidates applying for Post Code D will appear in Paper-III to be followed by Paper IV. ONLINETEST for Paper-III &Paper-IV shall be held in single sitting only
Note : (1) Paper -I is common for Post Code A,B,F,G,H and I .
( 2) Paper – III is common for Post Code D and E .

Note

Paper Type Number of questions and marks Negative marking
Paper – I , Paper -III and Paper -V 120 Multiple Choice Questions will carry equal 01marks. Paper will carry maximum 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 120 marks.
Paper–IV (Subjective) Two questions each carrying 60 marks. Paper will carry maximum 120 marks. No Negative marking

SYLLABUS

Phase-I

English Language

  • Cloze test
  • Miscellaneous
  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
  • Para jumbles
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Reading Comprehension

Numerical Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Number system
  • Permutation, Combination &Probability
  • Ratio & Proportion, percentage
  • Sequence & Series
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest& Surds & Indices
  • Time & Distance
  • Work & time

REASONING

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data sufficiency
  • input Output
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzle
  • Ranking /Direction/ Alphabet test
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Tabulation

Phase-II

PAPER – I

Time Duration : 90 min.

The question will be multiple choice question and the syllabus consisting of General aptitude (Reasoning / General intelligence, English language, computer proficiency , general awareness, current events, data analysis/ Numerical ability/ data interpretation) for the Post Code A , B , C, F, G, H and I.

PAPER – II

Time Duration: 60 min.

i. There are 60 multiple choice questions on civil engineering , electrical engineering and mechanical engineering for the Post Code A , B.

ii. there are 60 multiple choice questions on General Accounting and finance for the Post Code G.

iii. there are 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 .

a. Junior Engineer(civil engineering)

  • Building Material

Physical and Chemical properties building stones

Cement (Portland)

Asbestos products

Timber and Wood based Products

Laminates

Bituminous materials

Paints, varnishes etc.

  • Surveying

Principles of surveying

Plane table surveying

Theodolite

Leveling and contouring

Curvature

Permanent adjustment of dumpy level

Methods of contouring

Tachometric survey etc

  • Soil Mechanics

Void ratio

Porosity

Saturation

Water content

Specific gravity of soil grains and unit weights

Grain size

Atterberg’s limits

Soil classification

Plasticity chart

Permeability

Consolidation of soils

Lab tests

Moisture content

Bearing capacity of soils

Plate load test

Standard penetration test etc.

  • Estimating, Costing and Valuation

Estimate

Analysis of rates

Earthwork

Brick

RCC work shuttering

Painting

Flooring

Plastering flexible pavements

Tube well isolates and combined footings

Steel Truss

Piles

  • Transportation Engineering

Types of pavements

Pavement materials – aggregates and bitumens

Design of flexible and rigid pavements

Bituminous construction

RCC work shuttering

Rigid pavement joint

Pavement maintenance

Railway Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

Quality of water

Purification

Distribution

Sanitation

Sewerage and sewage treatments.

  • Structural Engineering

Theory of structures

Bending moment and shear force diagrams retaining walls

Eccentric loads

Slope deflection

Torsion

  • Concrete Technology

Latest technology and uses of concrete

Water cement ratio

Workability

Mix design

Placement

Compaction

Finishing and curing of concrete

Quality control of concrete

Repair and maintenance of concrete structure etc

  • RCC Designs

RCC flexural strength

Shear strength

Bond strength

Design of single reinforced beams

Retaining walls

Water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State method and Working Stress method).

  • Steel Design

Steel design and construction of steel columns

Beams

Roof trusses

Plate girders

Retaining walls

Water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State method and Working Stress method).

  • Construction Management

Construction scheduling Bar Chart

CPM and PERT etc.

b. Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical Engineering)

The topics for Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical Engineering) are given below :

  • Basic concepts
  • Concepts of current
  • Voltage
  • Power
  • Energy and their units
  • Circuit law
  • AC Fundamentals
  • Measurement and measuring instruments
  • Electrical Machines
  • Synchronous Machines
  • Generation
  • Transmission and Distribution of power in different power stations
  • Estimation and costing
  • Utilization of Electrical Energy
  • Basic Electronics
  • Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Air standard Cycles for IC engines
  • Rankine cycle of steam
  • Air Compressors & their cycles
  • Boilers Refrigeration cycles
  • Production Engineering.

c. Assistant Grade-III (Accounts)

  • Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts.
  • Taxation including Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax.
  • Auditing

Auditing concepts and methods

Internal & External audit of companies.

  • Commercial Laws:-(Basic Knowledge)

Basics of Contract Act

Basics of Company Act

Basics of Sales of Goods Act

Negotiable Instrument Act

  • Basic of Computers

Operating System

Browsers

Email

Memory (Internal, External, portable)

Chats

Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Networks

d. Assistant Grade-III (Technical)

  • Agriculture

Statics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses)

Elementary entomology

Plant Protection

Agricultural Economics.

  • Botany

Cell Biology :Tissue , Organ & Organ System

Genetics

Plant Classification

Diversity

Ecology

Life Process: Photosynthesis, Respiration , Circulation, Movement etc

Basics of Biochemistry.

  • Zoology

Animal Cell & Tissue

Organ System

Heredity & Variation

Animal Classification

Micro Organism

Insects & Rodents

  • Chemistry

Chemical bonding

Organic Chemistry

Basics of alkanes

Alkenes

Alkynes

Aldehydes and acids

Inorganic Chemistry

Chemistry in daily life.

  • Physics

Measurements

Basic Physics

Light, Electricity.

Note: The above syllabus for Agriculture, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and

Physics is grouped into following two categories:

GROUP A- Agriculture, Botany and Zoology.

GROUP B- Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics.

Paper – III

Time Duration: 90 min.

there are 120 multiple choice questions on General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligent and Computer knowledge for the candidates applying for Post Code D (Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) and the Post Code E(Typist (Hindi).

Paper -IV

Time Duration: 90 min.

This online test will be subjective type .Translation 2 passage , one from Hindi to English and English to Hindi or the candidates applying for the Post Code D. Each question will carry 60 marks and the maximum marks for the Paper- IV would be 120 . The Paper shall be descriptive in nature would be conducted online.

Candidate should be able to use following layouts:

1.inscript

2.Remington(GAIL)

Paper -V

Time Duration : 90 min.

There are 120 multiple choice question on General English , General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer knowledge for the candidates applying for the Post Code C.

SELECTION PROCESS

For all Posts except the Post of typist (Hindi) (Post Code-E) & Post of steno.

Grade-II (Post Code – C)

I. Phase-1

2. Phase-2

3. Document verification

For typist (Hindi) (Post Code-e) & Post of steno. Grade-II (Post Code – C)

1. Phase-1

2. Phase-2

3. Skill test(qualifying in nature)

4. Document verification

FCI CUT – OFF 2018

FCI CUT OFF FOR PAPER I

CATEGORY CUT-OFF MARKS
GENERAL 75
SC/ST 65
OBC 62

FCI CUT – OFF MARKS FOR PAPER II

POST AG-III(POST CODE A/D)

CATEGORY CUT-OFF MARKS
GENERAL 105
SC/ST 86/84
OBC 94

FCI CUT OFF MARKS FOR PAPER II

POST AG-III(POST CODE C)

CATEGORY CUT-OFF MARKS
GENERAL 88
SC/ST 66/61.50
OBC 93

SUMMARY

Food corporation of India is governed by the ministry of consumer affairs. The main purpose of the FCI is :

1. To provide minimum support price to farmer.

2.Stabilize rate of food grains in open market.

3. Maintenance of buffer stock to meet emergencies.

4. Provide subsidized food grains to vulnerable section of society and implement food policy of govt. Of India.

Food corporation of India recently came out with the no. Of vacancies in different department .this is the largest PSU in India. The student who is graduate ,Post graduate ,B. Tech holder all can apply for the FCI exam as according to their eligibility.

This year exam pattern is slightly different from the previous one. Candidate can opt only one cadre assistant grade-III i.e. General, technical/depot/accounts/Hindi and with a particular region . Moreover candidate can apply for single region only.

The Paper is conducted in two Phases. Phase I and Phase II. In Phase I test will be online , And test will be bilingual except the language .

In the Phase II the exam is divided into two categories. one Paper exam consisting of 1 Paper after Phase I exam and two Paper exam consisting of two Papers after Phase II. The candidates applying for any one of the Post j.e, A.G-III(accounts), AG-III(technical) will appear in Paper-I to be followed by Paper-II.

The candidates applying for the Post Code D will appear in Paper-III to be followed by Paper-IV.