FCI 2019 Recruitment for JE, AG, and Others - Application Process, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result

FCI Recruitment

Food Corporation of India (FCI) is among the largest Public Sector Undertakings which ensures food security of the Nation. It invites applications for various posts in its Depots and Offices across the country. Eligible candidates can apply for different posts as per their eligibility. In January 2019, FCI has invited applications for the following posts:

  • Junior Engineer (JE) (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical)
  • Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)
  • Assistant Grade-III (General/ Technical/ Accounts/ Depot)
  • Typist (Hindi)
  • Steno Grade-II

Let’s check out the eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, important dates, and other details related to the exam as per the FCI 2019 notification.

Latest FCI Recruitment Notifications - The typing test conducted on 27th August has been rescheduled on 22nd March 2020 due to technical glitches. However, the exam has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. The new dates for the re-skill test are not announced yet.

FCI 2019 Highlights

Exam Name

FCI Category III recruitment exam

Exam conducting authority

Food Corporation of India

Official Website

fci.gov.in

Exam Mode

Online

Question type

Objective and Descriptive Type

Negative marking

Applicable in some papers

Job location

India


FCI Recruitment 2019 Important Dates

The important dates for the FCI recruitment as per the FCI 2019 notification are as under:

Recruitment Events

Important Dates

Application process begins

28th February 2019

Application process ends

30th March 2019

Call letter for Phase-I exam

16th May to 3rd June 2019

Phase-I exam

31st May, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, June 2019

Phase-I result

8th July 2019

Call letters for Phase-II exam

12th to 27th July 2019

Phase-II exam

27th July 2019

Skill-Test

24th to 31st August 2019, 28th September 2019 (for North Zone)

Final Result status

8th January 2020

Document Verification

February 2020


FCI Recruitment 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

The selection process comprises of the following phases:

  1. Online Tests
  2. Skill Test
  3. Document Verification

Online Tests

The online tests will be conducted in the following phases:

  • Phase-I
  • Phase-II

The Phase-I exam is common for all the posts and for the phase-II, candidates have to appear as per the post they have applied for. The structure of both phases is as follows:

Phase-I Pattern

Name of the Test

Number of Questions

Duration (in minutes)

Medium/ Language

English Language

30

20 minutes

English

Reasoning Ability

35

20 minutes

Bilingual

Numerical Aptitude

35

20 minutes

Bilingual

TOTAL

100

60 minutes

 

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All the questions will be Objective type.

Marking Scheme - Each question will be of 1 mark and there will be a negative marking of 1/4th mark.

Phase-II Pattern

Exam Type

Papers

Posts

 

One Paper Exam

Paper-I only

AG-III (General)

AG-III (Depot)

Paper-III only

Typist (Hindi)

Paper-V only

Steno Grade-II

 

Two Paper Exam

Paper-I and Paper-II

JE (Civil)

JE (Electrical/ Mechanical)

AG-III (Technical)

AG-III (Accounts)

Paper-III and Paper-IV

AG-II (Hindi)

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Papers Pattern

Here is the pattern for the different papers mentioned above:

Papers

Number of Questions

Marking Scheme

Paper-I, Paper-III, and Paper-V

120 Multiple Choice Questions

Each question will be of 1 mark. There will be a negative marking of 1/4th marks for a negative response.

Paper-II (Phase-II)

60 Multiple Choice Questions

Each question will be of 2 marks Negative marking of 1/4th marks.

Paper-IV

2 Questions (Descriptive)

Each question will be of 60 marks. No negative marking.

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Duration of Papers

Papers

Duration (in minutes)

Paper-I

90 minutes

Paper-II

60 minutes

Paper-III

90 minutes

Paper-IV

90 minutes

Paper-V

90 minutes

Skill Test

Candidates applying for the post of Typist (Hindi) and Steno Grade-II are required to appear for the skill test after the Phase-II exam. For the Typist post, skill-test will be for typing in Hindi. And, for the Steno post, the skill-test will be for typing and shorthand. Both the tests will be of qualifying nature. The skill test venue and other details will be informed through the official website.

Document Verification

After the online tests and skill test, a merit list will be prepared based on the candidates’ scores. Qualified candidates will be called for the document verification process.


FCI 2019 Syllabus

The FCI syllabus for different posts and papers as per the FCI 2019 notification is as follows:

JE (Civil)

Building Materials, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology, RCC Designs, Steel Design, Construction Management.

JE (Electrical/ Mechanical)

Basic concepts, Concepts of current, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Estimation and costing, Utilization of Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics, Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Thermal Engineering, Air standard Cycles for IC engines, Rankine cycle of steam, Air Compressors, Boilers Refrigeration cycles, Production Engineering.

Assistant Grade-III (Accounts)

Basic Accounting Concept, Taxation, Auditing, Commercial Laws, Basic of Computers.

Assistant Grade-III (Technical)

Agriculture, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics

Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) and Typist (Hindi) - Paper-III

General Hindi, General English, General Intelligence, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge.

Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) - Paper-IV

Translation of 2 passages - one from Hindi to English and one from English to Hindi.

Steno Grade-II (Paper-V)

General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence, and Computer Knowledge (Internet and MS Word).



FCI Recruitment 2019 Eligibility

Educational Qualification and Age Limit (as on 1st January 2019)

Minimum Age Limit - Candidates must have attained 18 years of age.

The educational qualification and maximum age limit for different posts are different. Here are the details:

Posts

Maximum Age Limit

Qualification/ Experience

Junior Engineer (Civil)

28 years

Degree/ Diploma in Civil Engineering with one year of experience.

Junior Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical)

28 years

Degree/ Diploma in Civil/ Mechanical Engineering. One year of experience (for Diploma holders only)

Steno Grade-II

25 years

Graduation and 0’level qualification of DOEACC with 40 w.p.m. and 80 w.p.m. in typing and shorthand, respectively.

OR

Degree in Computer Application/ Computer Science with 40 w.p.m. and 80 w.p.m. in typing and shorthand, respectively.

Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)

28 years

Degree with Hindi as the main subject.

Proficiency in English.

One year of experience of translation from English to Hindi and vice-versa.

Desirable - PG degree in Hindi

Typist (Hindi)

25 years

Graduation

Hindi Typing with 30 w.p.m. speed

Preference will be given to those knowing bilingual typing (Hindi and English) and Computer Knowledge

Assistant Grade-III (General)

27 years

Graduate degree (any discipline) from recognized University

Proficiency in Use of Computers

Assistant Grade-III (Accounts)

27 years

Bachelor of Commerce from recognised University

Proficiency in Use of Computers

Assistant Grade-III (Technical)

27 years

B.Sc. in Agriculture

OR

B.Sc. in Zoology/ Botany/ Food Science/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology

OR

B.Tech/ BE in Food Science and Technology/ Food Science/ Biotechnology/ Agricultural Engineering from a recognised University

 

Proficiency in Use of Computers

Assistant Grade-III (Depot)

27 years

Graduate degree (any discipline) from recognised University

Proficiency in Use of Computers

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FCI Recruitment 2019 Application Process

The FCI application process will be online and no other mode of application will be accepted. Interested candidates can apply for the exam from 28th February 2019 onwards. The last date of registration is 30th March 2020.

Important - Candidates can apply for only one post and only in one zone. If a candidate will apply for more than one zone, his candidature will be cancelled. Multiple applications within a single zone will also result in cancellation of candidature.

Steps for Application Submission

The application process can be completed in the following stages:

  1. Registration
  2. Uploading Scanned Documents
  3. Application Fee Payment

Registration

  • Visit the official website - www.fci.gov.in.
  • Click on the ‘APPLY ONLINE’ button on the home-page.
  • Click on the ‘Click here for New Registration’ link and complete the registration process by entering your name, contact details, and email-ID.
  • On successful registration, a registration number and password will appear on the screen and the same will also be sent to your registered mobile number and email ID.
  • Now, log-in using the registration number and password to complete the application form.
  • Enter all the such as the candidate's parents’ name, educational details, address, exam center details, post applied for, etc.
  • Check all the details carefully before hitting the ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ button.
  • Now, you can proceed to the document upload section.

Uploading Scanned Documents

  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph and signature as per the specifications.
  • After a successful upload, click the ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ button.
  • The specifications for the scanned documents (in .jpg/ .jpeg format) are as under:
  • Photograph (4.5 cm X 3.5 cm, file size - 20 KB to 50 KB)
  • Signature (with black ink, not in CAPITAL letters)
  • Left Thumb Impression (on white paper with blue or black ink)
  • A hand-written declaration (on white paper with black ink)

Declaration - “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.”

Application Fee Payment

  • After document submission, click on the ‘Payment’ tab.
  • Select the mode of payment and pay the fee.
  • After successful fee payment, an e-receipt will be generated.
  • Take a print of the e-receipt and application form containing fee details.

Application Fee

The application fee for the exam as per the FCI 2019 notification is ₹ 500/- (including GST and excluding bank charges). SC/ ST/ PwBD/ Ex-Servicemen/ Serving Defence Personnel/ Female candidates are exempted from application fee payment.

Mode of Payment - The application fee can be paid using Debit Cards (Visa/ RuPay/ Maestro/ MasterCard), Credit Cards, IMPS, Internet Banking, Mobile Wallets/ Cash Cards/ UPI.


Other Details

FCI 2019 Vacancies

As per the FCI 2019 notification, the zone-wise and post-wise vacancy details are as under:

Posts

North Zone

South Zone

East Zone

West Zone

North-Eastern Zone

JE (Civil)

46

26

26

14

2

JE (Electrical/ Mechanical)

30

15

10

9

8

Steno Grade-II

43

7

9

9

8

AG-II (Hindi)

22

15

3

4

1

Typist (Hindi)

16

3

12

4

4

AG-II (General)

256

159

106

124

112

AG-II (Accounts)

287

48

87

65

22

AG-III (Technical)

286

54

224

153

3

AG-III (Depot)

1013

213

61

353

131

TOTAL

1999

540

538

735

291

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FCI 2019 Call Letter/ Admit Card

The FCI 2019 call letters can be downloaded only from the official FCI website 15 days prior to the exam. The time and venue of the examination will be mentioned on the admit card. Candidates will be intimated about the call letter through email/ SMS. The call letter can be downloaded using the registration number and date of birth. Affix a recent passport size photograph on the admit card. Carry the admit card along with an original photo ID proof (one photocopy) to the examination center.

  • The call letters for Phase-I examination were available from 16th May to 3rd June 2019.
  • The call letters for Phase-II examination were available from 12th to 27th July 2019.

FCI 2019 Result

The FCI 2019 result for Phase-I examination was released on 8th July 2019. Candidates were able to check the result at the official website of FCI. The result was declared zone-wise and candidates were required to check their result as per the zone they have applied for. The final result after the Phase-II examination and skill test was announced on 8th January 2020. The document verification process was conducted in February 2020.


FCI 2019 Recruitment - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The FCI FAQs will help candidates in finding answers to their queries regarding the FCI 2019 recruitment. Here are the questions:

Question 1: How can I apply for the FCI 2019 recruitment?

The application for the FCI 2019 recruitment can be submitted only through the only mode via the official FCI website.

Question 2: Can I apply for more than one post?

No

Question 3: I am in the final year of my degree program. Am I eligible for the exam?

No

Question 4: Is there any age relaxation for reserved categories?

Yes, there is age relaxation for reserved categories. SC/ST candidates will get a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit while OBC candidates will get a relaxation of 3 years. For complete age relaxation details, you must check out the FCI 2019 notification.

Question 5: Are female candidates exempted from application fee payment?

Yes

Question 6: How will the merit list be prepared?

The merit list will be prepared based on the marks secured by candidates in Phase-II exam subject to qualifying the skill test.

Question 7: What will be my job location?

The job location will be in the zone you have applied for.

 

Check out the frequently asked questions along with answers for the FCI 2019 recruitment. Notification released for JE, AG, Typist, Steno posts in different zones.


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