FCI Recruitment 2019 – Food Corporation of India will conduct Phase 2 exam on 27th July. Admit card for FCI recruitment 2019 Phase 2 has been released on 12th July. Prior to this, the result of Phase 1 online examination was announced at recruitmentfci.in on 8th July. Selection for 4103 vacancies of Junior Engineer (JE) (Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Assistant Grade-II (Ag II) (Hindi), Steno Grade-II, Typist (Hindi) And Assistant Grade-III (Ag III) (General / Accounts / Technical / Depot) is on basis of two phase online tests, skill test, and document verification. Get here complete details of FCI Recruitment 2019 including exam date, admit card, answer key, result.

Latest: Admit card of FCI 2019 phase 2 has been released. Get here. Exam date of FCI Recruitment 2019 phase 2 has been announced. Check here. Also, exam pattern and sample questions are available; get here.

FCI Recruitment 2019

Admit Card download can be done from 15 days prior to exam date. Check schedule below for all important dates of FCI Recruitment 2019 of JE, AG II, Steno, Typist, AG III.

FCI Recruitment 2019Important Dates
Food Corporation of India issued notification on12 Feb 2019
Commencement of online application form filling28 Feb 2019
Last date to apply online and pay fee30 Mar 2019
Issuance of FCI Admit Card 201916 May 2019
FCI Exam Date 2019 for Phase I online exam31 May to 03 Jun 2019
Declaration of result08 Jul 2019
Issuance of FCI Admit Card 2019 for phase 212 Jul 2019
FCI Exam Date 2019 for Phase II online exam 27 Jul 2019

FCI Recruitment 2019 Exam Dates

Food Corporation of India (FCI) has announced the exam date of Phase 2 Online Exam. As per the exam date notification, tentative dates for exam for Phase II is 27th July 2019. Exam date notification is as follows.

Food Corporation of India (FCI) had previously also announced the exam date of Phase 1 Online Exam to be 31.05.2019, 01.06.2019, 02.06.2019, 03.06.2019. For it, exam date notification was as follows.

FCI 2019 Examination Date - Notice
FCI Admit Card 2019

  • Candidates need to visit official website fci.gov.in in order to download admit card, also known as call letter for FCI Recruitment 2019.
  • Food Corporation of India issues admit card at website exactly 15 days before exam.
  • They are requested to note that Food Corporation of India will not send admit card by post or any other means. However, they may get intimation via email and SMS regarding issuance of call letter.
  • Process of FCI Admit Card 2019 download goes like this: Candidate has to click on admit card download link. Then they gave to login using Registration number / roll number, password / date of birth.
  • On the printout of officially issued FCI Admit Card, candidates must affix recent photograph, preferably same as one used in registration.
  • If there is any concern regarding admit card, candidates should notify the same via cgrs.ibps.in at least one week before exam.

Selection Process For FCI Recruitment 2019

For the purpose of recruitment for FCI 2019 JE, AG II, Steno, Typist, AG III there will be online tests, skill test, document verification. Details of each are as follows.

Phase I Online Test

Applicable to all post codes

Name of testNo. of QsMax MarksDurationLanguage
English language303020 minutesEnglish
Reasoning ability353520 minutesEnglish and Hindi
Numerical aptitude353520 minutesEnglish and Hindi
Total1001001 hour

Marking scheme

Marks for correct answer+1
Negative marking for incorrect answer-1/4
Un-attempted question0

Please note that marks obtained in phase 1 will not be counted towards final merit listing.

Phase II Online Test

Now whereas Phase I was simply common for all posts, Phase II has a different structure for each post. In the discussions below, Post Codes are A – JE Civil, B – JE Electrical Mechanical, C – Steno Grade II, D – AG II Hindi, E – Typist Hindi, F – AG III General, G – AG III Accounts, H – AG III Technical, I – AG III Depot.

First, let us see which papers have to be taken by which posts.

Name of PostPapers To Appear In
A, B, G, HI and II

Now let us see what each paper means

Paper TypeNo. of Qs and MarksNegative Marking
I, III, V120 MCQs
All of 1 mark each
Paper of 120 marks
¼ of marks assigned to question (= 1/4)
Post Specific Paper II60 MCQs
All of 2 marks each
Paper of 120 marks
¼ of marks assigned to question (= 1/2)
IV (Subjective)2 questions
Both of 60 marks
Paper of 120 marks
No negative marking

Marking scheme

Marks for correct answerAs per paper
Negative marking for incorrect answer1/4 of marks assigned to that question
Un-attempted question0

Here is a further breakdown of each paper.

Paper I

Duration: 90 minutes

120 Multiple Choice Questions of General Aptitude consisting of Reasoning/General Intelligence, English Language, Computer Proficiency, General Awareness, Current Events, Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation

Name of TestQuestionsMarks
Reasoning / General Intelligence 3030
English language 2020
Computer proficiency 20 20
General Awareness/Current events 30 30
Data analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation 20 20
Total120 120

Paper II

Duration: 60 minutes

60 Multiple Choice Questions on

  • Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering for Post Code A, B.
  • Commerce particularly General Accounting and Finance for candidates applying for the Post Code G
  • Agriculture, Botany and Zoology (Group-A) or Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics (Group-B) for candidates applying for the Post Code H
Name of TestQuestionsMarks
Professional Knowledge 60120

Paper III

Duration: 90 minutes

120 Multiple Choice Questions on General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer Knowledge

Name of TestQuestionsMarks
Hindi 4040
General Awareness 20 20
General Intelligence 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
Total120 120

Paper IV

Duration: 90 minutes

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

Paper–IV for the post of Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) which 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. Inscript 2. Remington (GAIL)

Name of TestQuestionsMarks
Subjective Paper 2 (Translation passage. One each – Hindi to English & English to Hindi) 120

Paper V

Duration: 90 minutes

120 Multiple Choice Questions on General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer Knowledge (with specific reference to MS Word and Internet)

Name of TestQuestionsMarks
English 4040
General Awareness 2020
General Intelligence 20 20
Computer Knowledge (with special reference to MS word and Internet) 4040
Total120 120

Skill Test

  • Candidates who apply for Post Code E (Typist Hindi) need to first appear in Paper III in Phase II. Thereafter they will also have to undergo skill test in typing in Hindi. This will be only qualifying in nature.
  • Likewise those who apply for Post Code C (Steno Grade II) will appear in Paper V in Phase II. Then they will appear in skill test in typing and shorthand. This will be qualifying in nature. Language of skill test will be English.

Document Verification

As the name suggests, this stage is where authorities check all documents of candidates and ensure they match with data submitted by them. Also, as per document verification, candidate should turn out to be eligible for the post which they applied and qualified.

FCI Result 2019

  • Number of candidates equal to fifteen times the number of vacancies (~ 61545) are shortlisted for Phase II on basis of result of FCI Recruitment 2019 of Phase I.
  • Likewise, the number of candidates to be called for document verification will be equal to three times the number of vacancies (~ 12309)

Equating of scores

If the examination is held in more than one session, then the scores across various sessions will be equated to adjust for slight differences in difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions. More than one session are required if the nodes capacity is less or some technical disruption takes place at any center or for any candidate.

Tie Breaking

  • For Post Codes A, B, G, H: Candidate who has scored higher marks in the Paper-II of Phase II Online Test will get a higher rank.
  • For Post Code D: Candidate who has scored higher marks in Paper-IV will get a higher rank.
  • In the event that tie persists then one who is older in age will get a higher rank.
  • Then if tie still persists then tie will be resolved by referring to the alphabetical order of names i.e. a candidate whose name begins with the alphabet which comes first in the alphabetical order will get the preference.
  • Same shall apply for Post Codes C, E, F, I.

FCI Recruitment 2019 Exam Day Instructions

On exam day, candidates must bring following things

  1. FCI Admit Card 2019
  2. Photo identity proof
  3. Photocopy of same photo identity proof

Photo identity proof that are accepted in exam hall include

  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Permanent Driving Licence
  • Voter’s Card
  • Bank Passbook with photograph
  • Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on official letterhead along with photograph
  • Photo identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead along with photograph
  • Valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognized College/ University
  • Aadhaar card
  • E-Aadhar Card with a photograph
  • Employee ID
  • Bar Council Identity Card with photograph

Candidates may note that the photo identity card should have same name of candidate as it shows in admit card of FCI Recruitment 2019. Female candidates who have changed first/last/middle name post marriage must take special note of this. If there is any mismatch between the name indicated in the Call Letter and Photo Identity Proof the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the examination. In case of candidates who have changed their name, will be allowed only if they produce original Gazette notification / their original marriage certificate / affidavit in original. However, the permission to give the exam shall be provisional & the candidature shall be subject to verification of documents at later stage in case of selection of a candidate.


  • Candidates must report on time.
  • Anyone who comes on a time later than reporting time mentioned in admit card will not get entry.
  • Candidate will have to be at the exam center for a time longer than duration of exam. This will be to undergo exam formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite documents, logging in, giving of instructions.

Exam Centers for FCI Recruitment 2019

Candidates will be informed of their exact exam centres for FCI Recruitment 2019 via their admit cards. Nevertheless, a list of cities where Food Corporation of India is holding online exams, skill test, are already available.

Phase I exam centres

Exam center list for FCI Recruitment 2019 Phase I exam

Phase II exam centres

APVijayawada, VishakhapatnamMadhya PradeshBhopal
AssamGuwahatiMaharashtraMumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune
BiharPatnaOdishaBhubaneshwar, Sambalpur
ChandigarhChandigarh – MohaliPunjabMohali
ChhattisgarhRaipurRajasthanJaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur
Delhi NCRDelhi and New Delhi, NoidaTamil NaduChennai, Madurai
GujaratAhmedabad – Gandhi NagarTelanganaHyderabad
HaryanaAmbala, KarnalUttar PradeshAllahabad, Lucknow, Gorakhpur
Himachal PradeshShimlaUttarakhandDehradun
Jammu & KashmirJammu, SrinagarWest BengalGreater Kolkata, Siliguri

Note: Paper IV for AG II Hindi shall be as an online subjective test using Hindi Typing. It will take place in limited places. Following is a list of places where it will take place.

  1. Noida
  2. Mumbai
  3. Kolkata
  4. Chennai
  5. Guwahati

FCI Recruitment 2019 Question Paper and Answer Key

After the exam, candidates can submit grievances regarding FCI Recruitment 2019 question paper to http://cgrs.ibps.in within 3 days of exam. Candidates may note that any grievances thereafter will not be entertained.

Zones of Food Corporation of India

Food Corporation of India is divided into different zones. Based on zone, candidate can be posted anywhere. Jurisdiction of each zone is as follows.

North zoneSouth zoneEast zone
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu & Kashmir
Uttar Pradesh
Union Territory of Chandigarh
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Union Territory of Lakshadweep
Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Union Territory of Puducherry
West Bengal
West zoneNorth-East zone 
Madhya Pradesh
Union Territory of Daman & Diu
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Arunachal Pradesh

FCI Recruitment 2019 Number Of Vacancies

There are an overall 4103 vacancies. They are distributed among the five zones namely North, South, East, West, North-East.

Zone wise vacancies

Name of zoneNumber of vacancies

Application Form of FCI Recruitment 2019

In the form, candidates need to fill the personal, educational, contact, qualification details and need to upload signature and photograph. The candidates have to fill the online form from the website, no mode apart from online will be entertained. The candidates have to submit the fee online then only his / her registration process is considered for the further recruitment process.

Application Fee

  • Rs. 500/- excluding GST for unreserved candidates.
  • SC / ST / PwBD / Serving Defence Personnel / Ex-Serviceman are exempted to pay the fee.

Mode of Payment

There is only one mode for the payment of the application fee. The candidates can use

  • Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro)
  • Credit Cards
  • Internet Banking
  • IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets/UPI.

Age Limit of FCI Recruitment 2019

The postwise age limit has been provided here.

Post CodeName of PostAge Limit
AJ.E. (Civil Engineering)28 years
BJ.E. (Electrical Mechanical)28 years
CSteno. Grade- II25 years
DAG-II (Hindi)28 years
ETypist (Hindi)25 years
FAG-III (General)27 years
GAG-III (Accounts)27 years
HAG-III (Technical)27 years
IAG-III (Depot)27 years

Age Relaxation in FCI Recruitment 2019

CategoryRelaxation in upper age limit
OBC03 years
SC/ST05 years
FCI EmployeeNo upper age limit
– UR
10 years
13 years
15 years
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated

– UR

Up to the age of
– 35 years
– 38 years
– 40 years

Educational Qualifications Required For Each Post

In order to be eligible for a post, candidates should satisfy eligibility criteria. When it comes to eligibility criteria, educational qualification is an important aspect. Let us see what the requisite educational qualification are for each post.

Post Code A. JE Civil Engineering

Degree in Civil Engineering or Diploma in Civil Engineering as well as one year experience.

Post Code B. JE Electrical Mechanical

Either Degree in Electrical Engineering Or Mechanical Engineering or Diploma in Electrical Engineering Or Mechanical Engineering with one year experience in the case of Diploma holders only.

Post Code C. Steno Grade II

Graduate along with O‘ level qualification of DOEACC as well as 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

Post Code D. AG II Hindi

Must Have: Degree of a recognized University with Hindi as the main subject. Also, Proficiency in English. Also, One year experience of translation from English to Hindi and viceversa

Desirable: PG qualification in Hindi.

Post Code E. Typist Hindi

Graduation or equivalent. Also, 30 W.P.M speed in Hindi Typing. Preference will be given to the candidates knowing bilingual typing (English and Hindi) and Computer knowledge.

Post Code F. AG III General

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

Post Code G. AG III Accounts

Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized University as well as proficiency in use of computers.

Post Code H. AG III Technical

Either B.Sc. in Agriculture from a recognized University. Or B.Sc. with any of the following subject from a recognized University: Botany / Zoology / Bio-Technology / Bio-Chemistry / Microbiology / Food Science. Or B. Tech / BE in Food Science / Food Science and Technology / Agricultural Engineering / Bio-Technology from a recognized University / an institution approved by AICTE.

AND Proficiency in use of computers.

Post Code I. AG III Depot

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

FCI Application Form 2019

The most important thing to note is that candidate can apply for any one post code. That is, you can fill application form for FCI Recruitment 2019 for any one of post codes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I.

Then the other important thing is that mode of form filling is online only. therefore if anyone attempts to send any hard copy of form, FCI shall not accept it.

For more information on FCI Recruitment 2019

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  1. I applied for West Zone(Assistant Grade 3)(AG3)(General) the application process is completed but the payment option i could not see and i am unable to pay the exam fee now what i should do. If anybody know please contact me and my number is 9010904606 and my mail id is [email protected] Please let me know if any information if anybody know

  2. Can anyone tell me what is exact timing of the exam ?? Means they have only written reporting time … At what time exam will start ?? Please reply if anyone knows??

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