FCI Syllabus, Exam Pattern 2019


Food Corporation of India had published the syllabus for different posts of coming FCI Recruitment 2019 exam separately. Interested and eligible candidates can download the syllabus for respective job vacancies by visiting the official website of FCI. For more information, have a look at the news written below.

Food Corporation of India (FCI) has finally released the syllabus for various posts prevailing under the corporation such as J.E. (Mechanical Engineering & Civil, Electrical), Steno Grade-II, Assistant Grade-II (Accounts, Technical, Depot, Hindi, & General), Typist (Hindi) separately. The aspiring candidates can avail their respective syllabus for the specified posts and other vital information by accessing the official website of the FCI, i.e. fci.gov.in .

As per the official notification released, about 4103 posts are available to fill the vacant job seats in East, West, North, South & NE Zones. The eligible candidates can check their syllabus here as well which is as follows:

FCI 2019 Syllabus for Paper- I
  • General Intelligence
  • General Awareness including current events, Data Analysis, English Language, Computer Proficiency.
  • Numerical Ability.
  • General Aptitude consisting Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
FCI Syllabus Paper- II

For Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering) (Code A):

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

For Junior Engineer (Electrical Mechanical Engineering) (Code B):

  • Basic concepts
  • Concepts of current
  • voltage
  • Electrical Machines
  • Estimation and costing
  • Air standard Cycles for IC engines
  • Boilers Refrigeration cycles
  • Transmission and Distribution of power in different power stations
  • Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials etc.
Assistant Grade-III (Accounts) (Code G):

The Basic syllabus of Accounting subject includes the following concepts:


(a) Internal & External audit of companies  

(b)Auditing concepts and methods.

Commercial Laws: (Basic Knowledge)

(a) Basics of Sales of Goods Act,

(b) Basics of Company Act,

(c) Basics of Contract Act,

(d) Negotiable Instrument Act

Basic of Computers:

(a) Operating System,

(b) Chats,

(c) Email,

(d) Memory (Internal, External, portable),

(e) Browsers,

(f) Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel),

(g) Networks.

Assistant Grade-III (Technical) (Code H):

  • Agriculture
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

The above-mentioned syllabus is classified into two categories:

GROUP A – Agriculture, Botany, and Zoology

GROUP B –  Agriculture, Chemistry, and Physics

FCI Syllabus Paper- III
  • General Hindi
  • General English
  • General Awareness
  • General Intelligence, and
  • Computer Knowledge

This exam is applicable for those candidates who wish to seek jobs in Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)}, and Post Code E {Typist (Hindi)}.

FCI Syllabus Paper- IV
  • Paper-IV will be completely online and subjective type test.
  • Two Passages will come in the exam in which you have to convert the content from Hindi to English and vice-versa.

Candidates applying for Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)} has to appear in this paper.

FCI Syllabus Paper- V
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General English
  • General Intelligence
  • MS Word
  • basic knowledge of the Internet.

Candidates applying for Post Code C {Steno Grade-II} has to appear in this exam.

FCI Recruitment Exam Pattern

The examination of FCI Recruitment 2019 will be conducted in two phases,i.e. Phase 1 and Phase 2 respectively.

Phase I:


Max. Marks Awarded for each Section


(in minutes)


Reasoning Ability


20 minutes


English Language


20 minutes


Numerical Aptitude


20 minutes




60 minutes


Phase II

Post Name

Post Code

No.of Papers

J.E (Civil Engineering)


Paper I and Paper II

J.E (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering)


Paper I and Paper II

Steno Grade – II


Paper V only

Assistant Grade II



Paper III and Paper IV

Typist (Hindi)


Paper III only

Assistant Grade III

(General Admin.)


Paper I only

Assistant Grade III



Paper I and Paper II

Assistant Grade III



Paper I and Paper II

Assistant Grade III



Paper I only

Note: The online exam for Paper I and II will be held in a single session only.

Marking Scheme for FCI 2019

Type of Paper

No. of questions


Paper - I

Paper - III

Paper - V

120 questions

Every question carries 1 mark

Paper – IV (Subjective)

120 questions

Each question carries 1 mark  

Post specific Paper-II

(in phase II)

60 questions

Each question carries 2 mark

Note: In every Paper including Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper III and Paper V, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer whereas Paper IV (subjective) will have no negative marking.

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