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FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern 2022 - Complete Details

The FCI Recruitment Exam is conducted by the Food Corporation of India. It is a premier government body that takes care of the storage and management of all the agricultural produce of India. The FCI Recruitment is conducted for recruiting suitable candidates for the various grade III posts in all the zonal and regional officers of FCI. Any aspirant who wants to secure a govt job should definitely apply for this FCI Recruitment exam. Check complete details regarding FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern 2022 in this blog.

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FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment 2022- Overview

Here are some of the important information related to the FCI Recruitment 2022. The details of this table will be updated based on the release of the official notification. 

ParticularsDetails
Exam Conducting OrganisationFood Corporation of India
PostsCategory II, III, IV
Official Notification release date30th August 2022
Vacancies5410
CategoryGovernment Jobs
Application ModeOnline
Online Registration Start Date6th September 2022
Official Websitehttps://fci.gov.in/

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment 2022 | Important Dates

EventsDates
FCI Recruitment 2022 Notification Released24th August 2022
FCI Apply Online 2022 Start Date6thSeptember 2022 (10  am)
Last Date to Apply Online5th October 2022 (4 pm)
FCI Admit Card10 days prior to the exam date
FCI Exam DateDecember 2022(tentative)
FCI Interview Call Letterto be notified soon
FCI Interview Dateto be notified soon

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment 2022 Selection Process

The selection process will be consisting of Online Test and Interview.

  1. Candidates are to be shortlisted for Interview on criteria of 50% marks in Online Test for unreserved and EWS categories and 45% marks for SC, ST, OBC and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities.
  2. A candidate has to appear in all the phases of the recruitment process to be considered for the selection. The candidates are advised to visit FCI Website regularly.
  3. The weightage assigned for Online Test and interview are 90% and 10% respectively.

Online exam will happen in 2 phases. Phase I and Phase II will comprise of the following tests.

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment 2022 - Phase I

S.No.Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration (minutes)Version
1English Language252515 minutesEnglish
2Reasoning Ability252515 minutesBilingual
3Numerical Aptitude252515 minutesBilingual
4General Studies* comprising of History, Geography, Economy, General Science upto Class 8th level. (20 questions)
Current Affairs (5 Questions)
252515 minutesBilingual
  10010060 minutes 

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment 2022 - Phase II

Phase II of the exam will contain Paper I, Paper II and Paper III. The various tests for each post under Phase II is as follows :

PostCodePaperDescription
J.E. (Civil Engineering)APaper-I and Paper-IICandidates 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.
J.E.(Electrical Mechanical Engineering)BPaper-I and Paper-IICandidates 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.
Steno. Grade- IICPaper-III onlyCandidates  applying   for  the  post   code  C  will  have  to appear   in    Paper-III.   Thereafter   the    candidates   will undergo a Skill-Test in typing and shorthand which will be of qualifying nature.  The language of Skill Test i.e (Typing, Short  Hand)   will  be  in  English.  The  candidates   shall   be informed  about   the  venue  of   skill/typing  test  through website.

The final merit for the post of Steno. Grade-II will be decided on the basis of Paper-III subject to qualifying the Skill Test.
AG-III (General)DPaper-I
only
Candidates  applying   for  the  post   code  D  will   have  to appear in Paper-I.
AG-III (Accounts)EPaper-I and Paper-IICandidates 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.
AG-III (Technical)FPaper-I and
Paper-II
Candidates 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.
AG-III (Depot)GPaper-I
only
Candidates  applying   for  the  post   code  G  will  have to appear in Paper-I.
AG-III (Hindi)HPaper I and
Paper II
Candidates applying for the post code H will have to appear in Paper-I and Paper II.

Note : Paper - 1 is common for post code A, B, D , E, F, G and H

Pattern of each paper is given below :

Paper TypeNumber of Questions and MarksDuration
Paper - I120 Multiple Choice Questions, each carrying 1 mark. (Maximum 120 marks)90 minutes
Post specific Paper - II (in phase II)60 Multiple Choice Questions, each carrying 2 marks. (Maximum 120 marks)60 minutes
Paper - III120 Multiple Choice Questions each carrying 1 mark. (Maximum 120 marks)90 minutes

Phase II - Paper I

The pattern of Paper I is as follows :

S.No.Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksVersionDuration
1English Language2525English20 Minutes
2Reasoning Ability2525Bilingual20 Minutes
3Numerical Aptitude2525Bilingual20 Minutes
4General Studies* comprising of History, Geography, Economy – 25 questions
General Science upto Class 10th level - 10 questions Current Affairs – 5 questions
Computer Awareness - 5 questions
4545Bilingual30 Minutes

*The nature of questions will be such that they do not require specialised study of any discipline.

Phase II - Paper-II

60  Multiple  Choice  Questions  on  Civil  Engineering,  Electrical  Engineering  and Mechanical  Engineering  for Candidates applying for the Post Code A {Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering)}, Post Code B {Junior Engineer (Electrical Mechanical  Engineering)}, to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream.

OR

60  Multiple  Choice  Questions  on  Commerce  particularly  General  Accounting  and  Finance  for  candidates applying for the Post Code E {Assistant Grade-III (Accounts)} to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream.

OR

60 Multiple Choice Questions on Agriculture, Botany and Zoology (Group-A) or Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics (Group-B) for candidates applying for the Post Code F {Assistant Grade-III (Technical)} to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream.

OR

60 Multiple Choice Questions: General Knowledge related to Hindi Literature (4 Questions), word/sentences for Hindi to English translation (20 Questions), word/sentences for English to Hindi translation (20 Questions), Official Language Policy (4 Questions), Official Language Act (4 Questions), Official Language Rules (4 Questions),

Annual Programme issued by Department of Official Language (4 Questions).

Duration of the exam is 60 minutes

Phase II - Paper III

Exam pattern of Paper III is as follows :

Sr.
No.
Name of the TestNo. of Qs.Max.
Marks
DurationMedium
1General English303025 MinutesEnglish
2General Awareness303020 MinutesBilingual (English
and Hindi)
3General Intelligence303025 MinutesBilingual (English
and Hindi)
4Computer Awareness  (with specific reference to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet)303020 MinutesBilingual (English and Hindi)
 TOTAL12012090 Minutes 

Negative marking

Candidate should note that there will be negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to a question in Phase I and II. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no negative marking for that question.

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FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment - Syllabus

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment Syllabus is as follows :

FCI Assistant Grade 3 - Phase I

Section-wise Syllabus of FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment is as follows :

Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Line-up, Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Coded Inequalities

English

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Completion, Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion, Idioms and Phrases

Numerical Ability

Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Percentage, Data Interpretation, Mensuration and Geometry, Quadratic Equation, Interest, Problems on Ages, Profit and Loss, Number Series, Speed, Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number System, Data Sufficiency, Linear Equation, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Mixture and Allegations

FCI Assistant Grade 3 - Phase II Syllabus for specified technical test

Syllabus of the specified technical tests are as follows :

A. Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering) (Post Code A)

  • 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) (Post Code B)

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) (Post Code E)

  • 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) Basics of Contract Act, (b) Basics of Company Act, (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) (Post Code F)

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.

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

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FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment 2022 Salary

FCI AG will draw approximately Rs 28000 - 34000 per month an is entitled to various allowances such as house rent allowance, travel allowance , dearness allowance, medical insurance. Salary of each post is as follows :

PostsSalary (Rs)
JE (Civil) and JE (Electrical Mechanical)34,000 - 1,03,400
Steno Grade - IIRs 30,500 - 88,100
AG III - General, Accounts, Technical, Depot and Hindi28,200 - 79,200

This is everything regarding FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern 2022. Keep checking this space for the latest updates. 

FAQs

When is the FCI exam going to be conducted?

The exam will be tentatively conducted in December 2022.

What is the age criteria for Steno Grade-II in FCI Exam? +

The maximum age limit is 25 years for stenographers in FCI Exam.

What is the total number of vacancies in FCI Exam? +

The total number of vacancies in FCI 2022 is 5043 .

What is the application fees for FCI Exam? +

For people belonging to SC/ST/ PWBD/Serving Defence Personnel/Ex-Serviceman and Women, the application fee is exempted, while other needs to pay Rs.500.

What is the minimum qualification required for AG-III (General) in FCI exam? +

Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with proficiency in use of computers.

What is the FCI Assistant Grade 3 salary 2022? +

The Basic Pay of FCI Assistant Grade 3 Officer is Rs.28,200 - Rs. 79,200/-.

What is the FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern? +

The Exam Pattern of FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam consists of 2 phases :
Phase 1 - 100 questions (100 marks)
Phase 2 - 3 Papers (The number of papers to attempt depends on the post code)

What is the education criteria for FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam? +

A graduate degree in the relevant discipline is must for FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam. The degree requirement for each post code is different.

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