FCI Category-I Recruitment 2021

The Staff Selection Commission Conducts the FCI exams every year to recruit candidates to various posts in the Food Corporation of India (FCI). The FCI has been a consistent employer of the youth and always gives the opportunity to work with FCI. It is one of the largest Public Sector Undertakings which deals with food grain supply chain management. Food Corporation of India recruits in 3 levels i.e. Category-I, II & III. This time FCI has released a notification for Category I. The Apply Online link has been active by the FCI for Today i.e. 1st March 2021. Total 89 vacancies released under various departments of FCI (Food Corporation of India).

FCI has released a recruitment notification for CAT I. All details will be released through a notification on the official website of FCI.

  • For Category-I, the recruitment is done at the Headquarters Level.
  • Category-II & III is done at the Zonal/Regional level.

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FCI Recruitment 2021: Important Dates

Activity Dates
Notification Released 27th February 2021
FCI Apply Online Starts 01st March 2021 (10:00 hrs)
Last Date to Apply Online for FCI Exam 31st March 2021 (16:00 hrs)
Last Date to pay the application fee 31st March 2021
Last Date to print the application  15th April 2021

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FCI  Recruitment 2021

Food Corporation of India (FCI) 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. The Food Corporation of India(FCI) invites online applications for various posts in its Depots and Offices that are spread all over the Country. Food Corporation of India operates under the ministry of food and the ministry of agriculture. FCI is responsible for the supply of food grains all over the country. The official website for the Food Corporation of India(FCI) where FCI Recruitment notifications are published is fci.gov.in/ The aspirants who have the desirable qualification are eligible to apply for the FCI Recruitment 2021. Read about all the information related to FCI 2021 recruitment exams like selection process, syllabus, FCI vacancy, and salary structure below.

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FCI Recruitment: Pay Scale

Candidates preparing for the FCI Recruitment can check the pay scale for various posts under FCI. A list of posts with their pay scale is provided below.

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 Vacancy 2021

FCI AGM Recruitment 2021 Vacancy Details

Post Name Total Age Limit as on 01/01/2021
General Administration (AGM) 30 30 Years
Technical (AGM) 27 28 Years
Accounts (AGM) 22 28 Years
Law (AGM) 8 33 Years
Medical Officer 2 35 Years
Total 89

FCI Category Wise Vacancy Details

General Adm. 12 3 9 3 3 30
Technical 14 3 4 5 01 27
Accounts 12 2 3 4 01 22
Law 4 1 01 01 1 8
Medical Officer 1 1 2
Total 43 9 17 14 6 89

FCI 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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

Educational Qualification

Post Qualification
General Administration (AGM) 
  • Post Graduate Degree with 55 % Marks OR
  • Bachelor Degree in Law with 55% marks
Technical (AGM)
  • B.Sc in Agriculture with 55% Marks OR
  • BE / B.Tech in Food Science / Food Technology / Food Processing with 55% Marks OR
  • B.Tech / BE in Agriculture Engineering with 55% Marks OR
  • BE / B.Tech in Bio-Technology / Bio-Chemical / Agricultural Bio-Technology with 55% Marks.
Accounts (AGM) 
  • Associate membership of Chartered Accountant / Cost Accountants / Company Secretaries.
Law (AGM) 
  • Full-Time Degree in Law with 5 Years’ Experience.
Medical Officer 
  • MBBS With 3 Years’ Experience.


POST POSTCODE Maximum Age limit as on 01/01/2021
Assistant General Manager (General Administration) A 30
Assistant General Manager (Technical) B 28
Assistant General Manager (Accounts) C 28
Assistant General Manager (Law) D 33
Medical Officer E 35


FCI 2020: Selection Process

The selection of the eligible candidates will be made upon the candidate’s performance in the following stages:

  1. Online Test
  2. Interview

FCI Syllabus: Exam Pattern

For Assistant General Manager (General Administration) Posts

SNo Sections No. of Questions Duration
1 Reasoning, Data Analysis, Numerical Ability 45 2.5 hours (150 minutes)
2 General Awareness, Current Affairs 45
3 Management and Ethics 45
4 Agriculture, Agriculture Economy and Computer awareness 45
Total 180

For Assistant General Manager (Technical/Accounts/Law) & Medical Officer Posts

SNo Sections No. of Questions Duration
1 Reasoning, Data Analysis, Numerical Ability 30 2.5 hours (150 minutes)
2 General Awareness, Current Affairs 30
3 Management and Ethics 30
4 Agriculture, Agriculture Economy,
Computer awareness
5 Relevant Discipline 60
Total 180
  • There will be no negative marking for any incorrect answer.
  • There will be 180 Multiple Choice Questions to be attempted in 2.5 hours.
  • The weightage assigned for Online Test and interview are 90% and 10% respectively
  • Candidates are to be shortlisted for Interview on criteria of 50% marks in the Online Test for unreserved and EWS categories and 45% marks for SC, ST, OBC, and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities.

For detailed exam patterns and syllabus, refer to the official notification released by the Food Corporation of India.

FCI Recruitment FAQs

Q. What is the FCI exam?
FCI stands for Food Corporation of India which conducts examination for multiple posts.

Q. Where to apply for FCI recruitment?
You can apply for FCI recruitment at http://fci.gov.in/

Q. What are the posts under FCI?
The posts under FCI include:

  • Junior Engineer
  • Steno.Grade- II
  • AG-II (Hindi)
  • Typist(Hindi)
  • AG-III(General)
  • AG-III(Accounts)
  • AG-III(Technical)
  • AG-III(Depot)

Q. Is FCI a central govt job?
Food Corporation of India is a central government organization and hence a central govt job.

Q. What is the age limit to apply for FCI exams?
The age limit for the FCI exam varies from 25 to 28 depending upon the post.

Q. What is the selection procedure for FCI?
The selection process of FCI consists of Phase 1 followed by Phase 2,  Skill test (Qualifying in nature) and Document Verification.

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