FCI Exam Pattern And Syllabus For Junior Engineer (JE), Steno And Assistant

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) was set up in 1964 by the government to safeguard the interests of the farmers and distribute the foodgrains across the country through the public distribution system. Every year, the Corporation releases various recruitment notifications for filling up vacancies. It has recently released a recruitment notification for over 4100 vacancies for the posts of Junior Engineers (JE), Assistants, Stenos and Typists.

Interested candidates who satisfy the eligibility requirements set by FCI that include educational qualifications can apply online for the vacancies. According to the sources, the written examination will be conducted in the month of April/May. The admit cards will be released 15 days prior to the exam. In order to make you stand out in the written examination, we have decided to provide the exam pattern and syllabus.

FCI Exam Pattern And Syllabus For JE


Selection Process

The selection of the candidates will be based on the online written test, skill test and document verification. The online written exam consists of two phases. Candidates who qualify in the online written examination are only allowed to appear for the skill test.

Exam Pattern

The online exam of Phase-I shall be common for all the posts. One-fourth of the mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates should note that the marks obtained in the Phase-I will not be calculated for the final merit ranking.

Name of the Test Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

The phase-II online written exam varies from one post to another. For the post of Assistant Grade (General & Depot), Typist and Steno Grade-II, there will be one paper exam. However, the two paper exam is conducted for Junior Engineer (JE) and Assistant Grade in Accounts, Technical and Hindi.

FCI Syllabus For Phase-I

English Language

The most important topics in this section are Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Spotting the Error, Parajumbles and Reading Comprehension.

Reasoning Ability

Candidates should focus on the weightage topics such as Alphanumeric Series, Alphabet Test, Blood Relations, Coding Decoding, Direction Sense, Puzzles, Ranking, Seating Arrangement, and Syllogism.

Numerical Ability

This is a scoring section for candidates if they are strong with the basic and concepts. The topics to cover are Data Interpretation, Number Systems, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Simplification, Time & Distance, Work & Time.

Skill Test

Candidates who applied for the post of Typist (Hindi) have to undergo a Skill-Test in typing in Hindi which will be of qualifying nature. For the post of Steno Grade-II, candidates have to undergo a skill-test in typing and shorthand which will be of qualifying nature. Candidates should be keep in touch with through the website for the latest developments.

Document Verification

The online written test and skill test (wherever applicable) will be followed by document verification stage for the candidates provisionally selected on the basis of the merit. The number of candidates called for the document verification may be equal to three times the number of vacancies.

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