FCI Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019 | Syllabus for JE, Steno, AG-III Posts

FCI Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019: Food Corporation of India has released FCI Syllabus 2019 for the FCI Recruitment 2019 Notification it had released previously to fill 4103 vacancies of Junior Engineer, Steno, Typist, AG-III posts. The selection for various posts will be held in 3 stages ie. Phase I (written test), Phase II (written test) and Interview. So interested candidates may apply online from 28th February to 30th March 2019. The Online test is tentatively scheduled to be held in the month of April / May. The details of FCI Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019 is given below:

FCI SyllabusFCI Syllabus – Exam Pattern 2019 – Phase I:

SNo Name of Test No of Qns Max Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 mins
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins
3 Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 mins
Total 100 100 60 mins


  • Other than the Test of English language, all tests will be bilingual.
  • There will be negative marking of 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question for every wrong answer.
  • Marks obtained in Phase I will not be counted for final merit ranking.

FCI Syllabus – Exam Pattern 2019 – Phase II:

AG-III (General) & AG-III (Depot):

Paper Type No of Qns No of Marks Duration
Paper -I (MCQ) 120 120 90 mins

Typist (Hindi):

Paper Type No of Qns No of Marks Duration
Paper – III (MCQ) 120 120 90 mins

Steno Grade-II:

Paper Type No of Qns No of Marks Duration
Paper – V (MCQ) 120 120 90 mins

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical Mechanical), AG-III (Accounts) & AG-III (Technical):

Paper Type No of Qns No of Marks Duration
Paper -I (MCQ) 120 120 90 mins
Paper – II (MCQ) 60 120 60 mins

AG-II (Hindi):

Paper Type No of Qns No of Marks Duration
Paper – III (MCQ) 120 120 90 mins
Paper – IV (Subjective) 2 120 90 mins


  • There will be negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to a question in Phase –II.
  • No negative marking for subjective paper.
  • Online Test will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi except for language papers.

FCI Syllabus 2019 – Phase II:


Multiple Choice Questions on General Aptitude consisting of

  • Reasoning/General Intelligence,
  • English Language,
  • Computer Proficiency,
  • General Awareness,
  • Current Events,
  • Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation


a. 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.
  • Estimating, Costing and Valuation: Estimate, analysis of rates, earthwork, Brick , RCC work shuttering, Painting, Flooring, Plastering flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles 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.
b. 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,
  • Generation, Transmission and Distribution of power in different power stations,
  • Estimation and costing,
  • 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.
c. Assistant Grade-III (Accounts):
  • Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts.
  • Taxation including Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax.
  • Auditing: – (a) Auditing concepts and methods, (b) Internal & External audit of companies.
  • Commercial Laws:- (Basic Knowledge) (a) Contract Act Basics, (b) Company Act Basics, (c) Basics of Sales of Goods Act, (d) Negotiable Instrument Act
  • Basic of Computers: (a) Operating System, (b) Browsers, (c) Email, (d) Memory (Internal, External, portable), (e) Chats, (f) Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), (g) Networks
d. 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.

Note: The above syllabus for Agriculture, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics is grouped into following two categories:

GROUP A- Agriculture, Botany and Zoology.
GROUP B- Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics.

At the time of filling up of the online application form, the candidate applying for the post of AG-III (Tech) shall have to select any one of the above groups for online examination Paper-II i.e. either Group-A or
Group-B in which he/she wishes to appear in the examination. The option once exercised shall be final
and no further changes will be allowed under any circumstances.


Multiple Choice Questions on

  • Hindi (General),
  • English (General),
  • Awareness (General),
  • General Intelligence and
  • Computer Knowledge


  • Translation – 2 Passages, one each from Hindi to English and vice-versa.

Note: Paper–IV 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. In-script
2. Remington (GAIL)


Multiple Choice Questions on

  • English (General),
  • Awareness (General),
  • General Intelligence and
  • Computer Knowledge (with specific reference to MS Word and Internet).

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  1. Hi Prasanthi, For AGIII (General) post there will be 3 stage selection, ie Phase I, Phase II and Interview. The Phase I and Phase II will consist of questions from Reasoning, Aptitude, English, Computer and General Awareness. The Syllabus are as follows:
    1.Reasoning: Analogy, Inequality, Blood Relation, Direction Sense, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Coding Decoding, Series, Input Output, Data Sufficiency and verbal reasoning.
    2.Aptitude: Simplification, Algebra, Number series, Number system, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Ratio & Proportion, Average, Percentage, Ages, Mensuration, CI, SI, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Speed & Distance, Probability, Alligation & Mixture etc.
    3.English: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fillers, Cloze test, Parajumble, Error Spotting, Grammar, Idioms, One word substitution etc.
    4.Computer: Fundamentals, History, Types, Hardware, Software, Networking, Internet, AI etc.
    5.General Awareness: Current affairs, History, Geography, Science, Politics, Economics etc related to India.

    • Hi Chand! For the post of AG III (depot), Phase I & II will consists of:
      1. Reasoning Ability:
      Puzzles & Seating Arrangements,
      Direction Sense,
      Blood, Relation,
      Order and Ranking,
      Machine Input-Output,
      Alpha-Numeric-Symbol, Series,
      Data Sufficiency,
      Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument).
      2. English Language:
      Reading comprehension,
      Antonyms and Synonyms
      Parts of Speech
      Active and Passive Voice
      Direct and Indirect Speech
      Phrases and Idioms
      Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers),
      New Pattern Cloze Test,
      Phrase Replacement,
      Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles,
      Phrasal Verb Related Questions,
      Error Detection Questions,
      Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions.
      3. Quantitative Aptitude/ Data Analysis & Interpretation
      Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart),
      Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2),
      Number Series (Missing, Wrong Number)
      Approximation and Simplification,
      Data Sufficiency,
      Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).
      4. General Knowledge & Current Affairs:
      Indian Polity
      Ancient, Medieval and Modern History of India
      Physical & Indian Geography
      Indian Economics
      Environment & Ecology
      Science & Technology
      Current Affairs of National & International Importance with special reference to Schemes, Awards, International organisations, Sports etc.
      5. Computer Knowledge:
      Fundamentals of Computer
      History of Computer and its generations
      Types of Computer
      Computer Hardware
      Input and Output Devices
      Control Unit
      Computer Software
      Operating System (System and Application Software)
      Programming Languages
      Networking and Internet
      MS Office and Short cut keys
      Basics of DBMS
      Number System and Conversions
      Computer and Network Security
      Artificial Intelligence

  2. Dear sir/madam pls tell us about the topics with detail– GA Paper 1( phase 2).
    Ibps is conducting the exam, so history, geography bhi aa skti h??? Aa skti h tao kaha se kare??

  3. Hi Deepak, GA Paper 1 (phase 2) contains Aptitude, Reasoning, GA, English & Computer. The Pattern will be similar to Bank Exams. In General Awareness, there will be questions on both static and current affairs. But the weightage for current affairs will be more. For the static part prepare on topics like art & culture, dams, rivers, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, important international organisations etc.,


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