FCI Exam Syllabus, Pattern and Selection Procedure For Category III Posts

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is handed over the task of conducting written exam for recruitment of Selection for Assistant Grade III (AG-III) Posts in FCI i.e. Food Corporation of India.

The selection for the various Category III post in FCI is based on the Written Examination followed by a Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) to be conducted by Staff Selection Commission.  

The minimum qualification required is a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University for AG-III (Gen) exam — Post Code A and for AG-III (Depot) exam — Post Code D. Where as for AG-III (Acc) — Post Code B, the candidate should be a commerce graduate from a recognized University. 

The written exam for Post Codes A, B and D will consist of two papers — Paper-I and Paper-II (200 marks each).The level of exam as per the syllabus which is provided by SSC  will be of Higher Secondary or 10th level. But the question asked in the exam are some how at higher level For Syllabus of FCI Click here

Paper I (Post Codes A,B, C, D)
•    General Intelligence
•    General Awareness
•    Quantitative Aptitude
•    English Language

Paper II (Post Codes A, B and D)
•    Quantitative Methods
•    English Language and Comprehension

Candidates applying for Post Code C will have to appear in Paper-I and Paper-III (also of 200 marks). Paper III will, however, be of degree or graduation level. Finally only those candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Paper-I and Paper-II/ Paper-III will appear for the CPT.

Final selection for FCI will be on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in Paper I and II (200 and 200 marks) for Post Codes A, B and D  and will be on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in Paper I and III (200 and 200 marks) for Post Code C.

Candidates will be allocated the Zone based on the Merit list.

Written Test Details :



Subject No. of. Questions Maximum Marks Duration & Timing
Paper – I

(Objective  Type)


(a) General Intelligence 50 questions 50 marks 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon  (2 hrs)


10.00 AM to 12.40  PM (2 hrs 40 mins for VH candidates)

(b)General Awareness 50 questions 50 marks
(c)Quantitative  Aptitude 50 questions 50 marks
(d)English Language


50 questions 50 marks

(Objective Type)


(a)Quantitative Methods 50 questions 100 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM (2 hrs)

2.00 PM to 4.40 PM (2 hrs 40 mins for VH candidates)

(b)English Language & Comprehension


100 questions 100

(For Technical Cadre) (Objective Type)

Biological Sciences


(200 questions) 200 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon (2 hrs)

10.00 AM to 12.40 PM (2 hrs 40 mins for VH candidates)

The pattern of exam is entirely based on the SSC CGL type. After going through the previous Two years of SSC exam question will help a lot.

Click Here for SSC previous Year Papers. You may also check for FCI Syllabus Here.

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