FCI Exam Pattern 2022: FCI Marking Scheme- Embibe
  • Written By Ravikant_Yadav
  • Last Modified 16-08-2022
  • Written By Ravikant_Yadav
  • Last Modified 16-08-2022

FCI Exam Pattern 2022: Check Section-wise Paper Pattern

FCI Exam Pattern 2022: FCI (Food Corporation of India) will release an FCI 2022 Recruitment notification for Junior Engineers, Stenographers, Typists, Watchmen, Assistant Grade 3, and other positions soon. According to the previous year’s notification, candidates will go through three rounds of the selection process: Phase I, Phase II, and Skill Test (depending on the post applied).

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Candidates need to qualify for all the stages of the selection process to get recruited. All the questions in both the phases are multiple-choice questions and there is a negative marking for wrong answers equivalent to 1/4th the designated mark of a question. Candidates must be fully aware of the FCI Exam Pattern 2022 at the very beginning of their preparation.

FCI Exam Pattern 2022

The FCI selection Process consists of online examinations in two phases.

  1. Phase – I (Online Test)
  2. Phase – II (Online Test)

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FCI Phase I Exam Pattern

Here are the sections that will be asked in Phase I of the FCI recruitment exam, the number of questions and marks in each section.

SectionNumber of Questions /  Max. MarksDuration
English Language (English)30 / 3020 minutes
Reasoning Ability (Bilingual)35 / 3520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude (Bilingual)35 / 3520 minutes
Total100 Questions/ 100 Marks60 minutes
  1. Note that the marks obtained in this section will not be considered for the final merit list.
  2. Questions asked will be of Objective Type.
  3. Negative Marking of 0.25 marks is there.

FCI Phase II Exam Pattern

The detailed exam pattern for Phase II is given here. Phase II exam is different for different posts. For some posts candidates only need to attend one paper in Phase II, while for others they need to attend two papers. Let’s briefly look at which posts have a single paper in phase II and which all have two papers.

Single Paper Exams

Number of Papers in Phase IIPostcodePostNote
Paper I OnlyFAG-III (General)Candidates applying for any one of the postcodes F, I need to appear for Paper I.
Paper I OnlyIAG-III (Depot)Candidates applying for any one of the postcodes F, I need to appear for Paper I.
Paper III onlyETypist (Hindi)Candidates applying for postcode E need to attend Paper III.

Two Paper Exams

Number of Papers in Phase IIPostcodePostNote
Paper V onlyCSteno Grade-IICandidates applying for postcode C need to appear for Paper V.
Paper I and Paper-IIAJunior Engineer (Civil)Candidates applying for any post belonging to postcodes A, B, G and H need to attend Paper-I and Paper-II.
Paper I and Paper-IIBJunior Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical)Candidates applying for any post belonging to postcodes A, B, G and H need to attend Paper-I and Paper-II.
Paper I and Paper-IIGAG-III (Accounts)Candidates applying for any post belonging to postcodes A, B, G and H need to attend Paper-I and Paper-II.
Paper I and Paper-IIHAG-III (Technical)Candidates applying for any post belonging to postcodes A, B, G and H need to attend Paper-I and Paper-II.

FCI AG- III Phase 2 Exam Pattern

Now let us look at the exam pattern of different posts in FCI Recruitment one by one. First, let us look at the FCI Phase II Exam Pattern for AG-III (General and Depot) posts. The AG- III candidates have to only appear for Paper I.

Paper. NoSubjectsMax MarksMax QuestionsDuration
Paper 1General Aptitude,
Reasoning,
English Language,
Computer Proficiency,
General Awareness,
Current Events,
Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation
12012090 minutes
  • Paper I contains a total of 120 questions.
  • Paper I of Phase-II examination is conducted out of 120 marks.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • 1/4th of the mark assigned to a question is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The duration of the test is 90 minutes.

FCI Typist Phase 2 Exam Pattern

Below is FCI Phase II Exam Pattern for Typist Hindi post. Typist Hindi candidates have to appear for Paper III only.

Paper No.SubjectMaximum QuestionsMaximum MarksMarks
Paper IIIGeneral Hindi,
General English,
General Awareness,
General Intelligence,
Computer Knowledge
12012090 minutes
  • Paper III contains a total of 120 questions.
  • Paper III of Phase-II examination is conducted out of 120 marks.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • 1/4th of the mark assigned to a question is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The duration of the test is 90 minutes.

FCI Steno Grade II Phase 2 Exam Pattern

The candidates who applied for the post of Steno Grade-II have to appear for Paper V only. Below is the FCI Phase II Exam Pattern for the Steno Grade-II post.

Paper No.SubjectMaximum QuestionsMaximum MarksMarks
Paper VGeneral English,
General Awareness,
General Intelligence,
Computer Knowledge
12012090 Minutes
  • Paper V contains a total of 120 questions.
  • Paper V of Phase-II examination is conducted out of 120 marks.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • 1/4th of the mark assigned to a question is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The duration of the test is 90 minutes.

FCI JE Phase 2 Exam Pattern

Below is the FCI Phase II Exam Pattern for JE (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical) posts. The candidates have to appear for both Papers I and II.

PaperSubjectsMax MarksMax QuestionsDuration
Paper-IGeneral Aptitude,
Reasoning,
English Language,
Computer Proficiency,
General Awareness,
Current Events,
Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation
12012090 Minutes
Paper-IIQuestions on Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering606060 Minutes
  • Phase-II examination for candidates who apply for JE (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical) is conducted out of 180 marks.
  • Candidates must write Paper I & Paper II.
  • A total number of 180 questions are asked in two papers.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • 1/4th of the mark assigned to a question is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The duration of the test is 150 minutes.

FCI AG III (Accounts) Phase 2 Exam Pattern

Below is the FCI Phase II Exam Pattern for AG III (Accounts) posts. The candidates have to appear for Paper I and II.

PaperSubjectsMax MarksMax QuestionsDuration
Paper-IGeneral Aptitude,
Reasoning,
English Language,
Computer Proficiency,
General Awareness,
Current Events,
Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation
12012090 Minutes
Paper-IIQuestions on General Accounting and Finance606060 Minutes
  • Phase-II examination for the candidates applying for AG-III (Accounts) will be conducted out of a total of 180 marks.
  • A total number of 180 questions are asked in two papers.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • 1/4th of the mark assigned to a question is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The duration of the test is 150 minutes.

FCI AG III (Technical) Phase 2 Exam Pattern

The FCI Phase II Exam Pattern for AG III (Technical) posts is given below. Candidates have to appear for Papers I and II.

Paper No.SubjectsMax MarksMax QuestionsDuration
Paper IGeneral Aptitude,
Reasoning,
English Language,
Computer Proficiency,
General Awareness,
Current Events,
Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation
12012090 Minutes
Paper-IIQuestions on Agriculture,
Zoology and Botany (Group-A) or Agriculture,
Physics and Chemistry (Group-B)
606060 Minutes
  • Phase-II examination for the candidates applying for AG III (Technical) is conducted out of 180 marks.
  • A total number of 180 questions are asked.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • 1/4th of the mark assigned to a question is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The duration of the test is 150 minutes.

FCI Marking Scheme

There will be a different marking scheme for different papers.

PapersNumber of Questions and MarksMarks per QuestionMarking Scheme
Paper I, Paper III, Paper V120 MCQsEach question carries 1 marksNegative marking of 0.25
Post Specific Paper-II (in Phase II)60 MCQsEach question carries 2 marksNegative marking of 0.5
Paper-IV (Subjective)2 QuestionsEach question carries 60 marksNo Negative Marking

FCI Vacancies

The region-wise lit of vacancies for all posts combined will be updated in the table given below as soon as they are published by FCI authorities.

RegionVacancies
Northern RegionTo be updated
Southern RegionTo be updated
Eastern RegionTo be updated
Western RegionTo be updated
North Eastern RegionTo be updated
TotalTo be updated

FCI Eligibility Criteria

Let’s understand the FCI 2022 eligibility criteria.

Age Limit Criteria

The age limit for various posts in FCI is given below.

PostMaximum Age
Steno. Grade- II25 years
Typist (Hindi)25 years
AG-III (General/Accounts/Technical/Depot)27 years
AG-II (Hindi)28 years
J.E. (Civil Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical)28 years

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification necessary to apply to various posts in FCI is given below.

PostQualifications/Experience
Steno. Grade- IIGraduate along with O’ level qualification of DOEACC and speed of 40 w.p.m. and 80 w.p.m. in typing and shorthand respectively or Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Application with speed of 40 w.p.m. and 80 w.p.m. in typing and shorthand respectively.
Typist (Hindi)(1)  Graduation or equivalent.
(2)  30 W.P.M speed in Hindi Typing.
(3)  Preference will be given to the candidates knowing bilingual typing (English and Hindi) and Computer knowledge.
AG-III (General)Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognised University with proficiency in the use of computers.
AG-III (Accounts)Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized University with proficiency in the use of computers.
AG-III (Technical)1. B.Sc. in Agriculture from a recognized University. Or
2. B.Sc. with any of the following subjects from a recognized University:
Botany / Zoology / Bio-Technology/Bio-Chemistry/ Microbiology / Food Science.
Or
1. B. Tech / BE in Food Science/Food Science and Technology/Agricultural Engineering / Bio-Technology from a recognized University / an institution approved by AICTE.
2. Proficiency in the use of computers.
AG-III (Depot)Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with proficiency in the use of computers.
AG-II (Hindi)Essential:
1.  Degree of a recognized University with Hindi as the main subject.
2.  Proficiency in English.
3. 1-year experience of translation from English to Hindi and vice-versa.Desirable:-
Post Graduate qualification in Hindi.
J.E. (Civil Engineering)Degree in Civil Engineering or Diploma in Civil Engineering + 1-year experience.
J.E. (Electrical Mechanical)Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Diploma in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering + 1-year experience in the case of Diploma holders only.

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FAQs on FCI Exam Pattern

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions on FCI Exam Pattern 2022:

Q.1: How many questions are asked in the FCI Phase I examination?
Ans: A total number of 100 questions are asked in the FCI Phase I examination.

Q.2: How many marks are deducted for every wrong answer in FCI Phase I exam?
Ans: 1/4th of the mark assigned to a question is deducted for every wrong answer.

Q.3: Which paper should candidates who applied for AG-III (Finance) appear for?
Ans: Candidates who applied for AG-III (Finance) post should appear for papers I and Paper-II.

Q.4: Which paper should candidates who applied for Steno Grade-II appear for?
Ans: Candidates who applied for Steno Grade-II should appear for Paper V.

Q.5: What is the duration for phase I examination?
Ans: The duration for phase I examination is 60 minutes.

Also, Check:

FCI Manager Phase IFCI Admit Card
FCI SyllabusFCI Result

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