FCI Syllabus 2020: Check Syllabus and Exam Pattern For Junior Engineer, Assistant Grade and Stenographer

Fci exam syllabus: Food Corporation of India (FCI) is a Government of India created and administrated organization. Every year FCI recruits candidates in its Depots and Offices that are spread all over the Country. The recruitment is for various posts like JE, manager,  Assistant Grade II (AG II) (Hindi), Steno Grade-II, Typist (Hindi) and Assistant Grade – III (AG III) (General/ Accounts/ Technical/ Depot) and many more. The exams faces intense competition, hence making it difficult for candidates to easily clear the exam in one go. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern and syllabus for all stages and posts of FCI Recruitment process one by one.

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: Selection Process, Syllabus, Vacancies and Salary Structure

FCI Recruitment: Phase 1 FCI Exam Pattern

FCI Exam pattern of Phase 1 recruitment exam is common for all posts

S. No Subect No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

FCI Recruitment Syllabus: Phase 1

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 Exam Pattern Phase 2

Number of Papers in Phase II Postcode 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 and Paper II A JUNIOR ENGINEER (CIVIL ENGINEERING) Candidates applying for any ONE of the postcode 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.
G AG-III (Accounts)
H AG-III (Technical)
Paper III and IV D AG II (Hindi) Candidates applying for Postcode D will appear in Paper-III to be followed by Paper-IV. ONLINE TEST for Paper – III & Paper-IV shall be held in single sitting only

FCI Recruitment Exam Syllabus: Phase 2

Syllabus For FCI Exam Paper-I

120 Multiple Choice Questions of General Aptitude consisting of Reasoning/General Intelligence, English Language, Computer Proficiency, General Awareness, Current Events, Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation.

Paper-II (Only for technical posts)

The detailed FCI syllabus of technical posts for Paper-II to assess the technical knowledge of relevant stream is given below

Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering)

  • Surveying: Principles of surveying, plane table surveying, theodolite, leveling and contouring, curvature, permanent adjustment of dumpy level, methods of contouring, tachometric survey etc.
  • Building Materials: Physical and Chemical properties building stones, cement (Portland), Asbestos products, Timber and Wood based Products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes 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.
  • Structural Engineering: Theory of structures, bending moment and shear force diagrams retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection, critical load and columns, torsion etc.
  • Environmental Engineering: Quality of water, purification, distribution, sanitation, sewerage and sewage treatments.
  • 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).
  • Construction Management: Construction scheduling Bar Chart, CPM and PERT etc.
  • Steel Design: Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams, roof trusses, plate girders.

FCI Syllabus for 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

FCI Exam Syllabus forAssistant 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: Auditing concepts and methods, Internal & External audit of companies.
  4. Commercial Laws: Basic Knowledge of Basics of Contract Act, Basics of Company Act, Basics of Sales of Goods Act, Negotiable Instrument Act
  5. Basic of Computers: Operating System, Browsers, Email, Memory (Internal, External, portable), Chats, MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), 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.


120 Multiple Choice Questions on General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer Knowledge for candidates applying for Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)}, and Post Code E {Typist (Hindi).

Paper-IV (Subjective Test)

Translation – 2 Passages, one each from Hindi to English and vice-versa or candidates applying for Assistant Grade-II (Hindi). Each Question will carry 60 marks and the maximum marks for the Paper-IV would be 120. This online test will be subjective type.

Paper–IV for the post of Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) which shall be descriptive in nature, would be conducted online and for appearing in Paper-IV, candidate should be able to use following keyboard layouts:

  1. 1Inscript
  2. 2Remington (GAIL)


120 Multiple Choice Questions on General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer Knowledge (with specific reference to MS Word and Internet) for candidates applying for the Post Code C {Steno. Grade-II}.


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