FCI Recruitment 2020: Selection Process, Syllabus, Vacancies and Salary Structure

FCI  Recruitment 2020: FCI (Food Corporation of India) is a Government of India created and administrated organization. Since its inception, the organization has played a pivotal role in India’s success in converting crisis management oriented food security into a stable security system. FCI invites online applications for various posts in its Depots and Offices  that are spread all over the Country. Read about all the information related to FCI recruitment exam like selection process, syllabus, vacancies and salary structure below.

FCI Recruitment Vacancies

For FCI 2019 Recruitment there were 4103 vacancies released. The post wise breakdown of vacancies has been given below:

Post Name No. Of Vacancy Total
North Zone South Zone East Zone West Zone NE Zone
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 Recruitment 2020: Eligibility Criteria

The Educational qualification criteria varies from post to post. Appearing candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria carefully.

Post Qualifications / Experience
J.E. (CivilEngineering) Degree in Civil Engineering or Diploma in Civil Engineering with one year experience.
J.E.(ElectricalMechanical) 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.
  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.

  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.
  1. B.Sc. in Agriculture from a recognized University.OrB.Sc. with any of the following subjects from a recognized University: Botany/ Zoology/ Bio-Technology/ Bio-Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Food Science.OrB. 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.

FCI Recruitment 2020: Age Limit

Post Name Maximum Age Limit (in years)
J.E. (Civil Engineering) 28
J.E. (Electrical Mechanical Engineering) 28
Steno Grade-II 25
AG-II (Hindi) 28
Typist (Hindi) 25
AG-III (General) 27
AG-III (Accounts) 27
AG-III (Technical) 27
AG-III (Depot) 27

FCI Recruitment 2020: Selection Process

Selection Procedure 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

For other posts

  1. Phase 1
  2. Phase 2
  3. Document Verification

FCI Recruitment 2020: Phase I Syllabus

English Language
Numerical Aptitude
Cloze Test
Data Interpretation
Alphanumeric Series
Fill in the blanks
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Blood Relations
Mixtures & Allegations
Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Number Systems
Para jumbles
Permutation, Combination &Probability
Data Sufficiency
Paragraph Completion
Profit & Loss
Reading Comprehension
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Logical Reasoning
Sequence & Series
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Seating Arrangement
Time & Distance
Work & Time

FCI Recruitment 2020: Phase 2 Recruitment Exam

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
ONLINE TEST for Paper – III & Paper-IV shall be held in single sitting only

FCI Recruitment 2020: Phase 2 Syllabus

Syllabus of Paper 1

120 Multiple Choice Questions (Duration-90 Minutes)

Subjects-> Reasoning/General Intelligence, English Language, Computer Proficiency, General Awareness, Current Events, Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation.

The FCI Syllabus for Reasoning/General Intelligence, English Language & Numerical Ability will be same to Phase 1. The FCI syllabus for Computer Proficiency and General Awareness is as follows:

Computer Proficiency

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

General Awareness & Current Affairs

  • Atleast last 6 months Current Affairs which includes
  • all national new & International News
  • Static Awareness
  • Capital & currency of countries with their
  • President/PM
  • Important Dates
  • Recent Sports Events and news
  • Important books & authors
  • Important hydro power dams, Atomic power plants,
  • important national parks, Bird sanctuaries
  • Minster, their portfolios & constutiencs
  • Population census
  • All recent Awards
  • Persons in news
  • Recent modi visits to other countries
  • Recent Indian deals with other countries
  • Important dances & festivals of Indian states
  • International Headquaters & world organisations
  • Science & technology news
  • Recent central Govt schemes
  • Recent appointments
  • Recent summits & places
  • Most influential people
  • Latest invention & discoveries in India & world
  • Recent schemes by Government
  • Important Cities with rivers
  • Important Temples in India
  • Important Airports & Sea Ports ETC

FCI Syllabus for Paper-II (Only for technical posts)

The detailed FCI syllabus for specified technical posts for Paper-II to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream is as under:

(Duration-60 minutes) 

Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering)

  • Building Materials: 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.
  • Transportation Engineering: Types of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, Design of flexible and rigid pavements, bituminous construction, 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, critical load and columns, torsion etc.
  • 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.
  • Construction Management: Construction scheduling Bar Chart, CPM and PERT etc.

Junior Engineer (Electrical, Mechanical Engineering)

Basic concepts, Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units, Circuit law, AC
Fundamentals, Measurement and measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Synchronous Machines, Transmission and Distribution of power in different power stations, 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 & their cycles, Boilers Refrigeration cycles, Production Engineering

Assistant Grade-III(Accounts)

  1. Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts.
  2. Taxation including Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax.
  3. Auditing: (a) Auditing concepts and methods, (b) Internal & External audit of companies.
  4. Commercial Laws: (Basic Knowledge) (a) Basics of Contract Act, (b) Basics of Company Act, (c) Basics of Sales of Goods Act, (d) Negotiable Instrument Act
  5. Basic of Computers: (a) Operating System, (b) Browsers, (c) Email, (d) Memory (Internal, External, portable), (e) Chats, (f) Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), (g) Networks

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, alcohols, aldehydes and acids, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry in daily life.
  • Physics:- Measurements, Basic Physics, Light, Electricity.

FCI Recruitment 2020: Pay Scale: 

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