FCI Syllabus 2020 AG JE Exam Pattern Detailed

Check FCI Syllabus 2020 with Exam Pattern for JE, AG, Typist:
Food Corporation of India will be conducting written examination for AG (II, III), JE, typist & other posts. These posts are to be filled in various zones i.e. East, West, North, South and North-East zones. The selection is to be done through written test, skill test and document verification.
So as far as the competition is concerned, it is going to be very high. Candidates who want to be placed and get selected, should prepare better in order to have higher chances of qualifying the examination. Here we are providing the latest syllabus to help them perform better.

FCI Syllabus 2020 with Exam pattern for JE & AG Typist All posts

Post Code - Post Name
  • A: JE Civil Engineering
  • B: JE Electrical Mechanical Engineering
  • C: Steno Grade II
  • D: AG II Hindi
  • E: Typist
  • F: AG III General
  • G: AG III Accounts
  • H: AG III Technical
  • I: AG III Depot

FCI Exam Pattern 2020:
Phase 1 Exam Pattern:

Sr. No.
Test Name
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Duration (minutes)
English Language
Reasoning Ability
Hindi & English
Numerical Aptitude
Hindi & English

Phase 2 Exam Pattern:
Number of Papers in Phase II
Post Code
One Paper Exam
Paper I Only
AG-III (General)

AG-III (Depot)

Paper III only
Typist Hindi

Paper V Only
Steno Grade II

Two Paper Exam
Paper I & Paper II
JE Civil
Those who apply for any one of post code A, B,
G and H will appear in
Paper-I to be followed by
Paper-II (to be held  in
single sitting only
). This exam will be conducted online.
JE Electrical Mechanical Engineering
AG-III Accounts
AG-III Technical
Paper III & IV
AG II Hindi
Candidates applying for
Post code D will appear in
Paper-III to be followed by
& Paper-IV shall be held in
single sitting only

Paper Type
No. of questions and marks
Negative marking
Paper – I, Paper – III and Paper V
120 objective type questions
 120 marks
¼ for each wrong answer given
Post specific Paper-II
(in phase II)
60 MCQ each carrying 02 marks each.
Max. 120 marks
Paper – IV (Subjective)
Two questions each carrying 60 marks. Paper will carry maximum
120 marks
No negative marking

Here is FCI Syllabus 2020 for AG, JE & Typist posts as prescribed by the corporation on its official website. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of all papers and posts.
FCI Syllabus 2020 for JE Civil / Electrical Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Grade II Hindi, Typist Hindi, Assistant Grade III (General / Accounts / Technical / Depot) and East, West, North, South and North-East zones & Paper 1, 2, 3, 4 is given below.
FCI Syllabus 2020
This paper will be having 120 MCQ with 90 minutes. Questions will be of General Aptitude consisting of Reasoning/General
Intelligence, English Language, Computer Proficiency, General Awareness, Current Events, Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation for the Post Code A {Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering)}, B {Junior Engineer (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)}, F {AG-III (General)}, G {AG-III (Accounts)}, H{AG - III (Technical)} & I { AG-III (Depot)}. FCI Syllabus 2020
i. This paper will have 60 Multiple Choice Questions and of 60 minutes. It will have 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.

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

iii. 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 H {Assistant Grade-III (Technical)} to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream.

The detailed FCI Syllabus 2020 for specified technical posts for Paper-II to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream is as under:

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
Estimating, Costing and Valuation: Estimate, analysis of rates, earthwork, Brick , RCC work shuttering, Painting, Flooring, Plastering flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, SteelTruss, 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):
1. Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts.
2. Taxation including Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax.
3. Auditing: - (a) Auditing concepts and methods, (b) Internal & External audit of companies.
4. 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
5. 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.

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.

This paper will be having 120 Multiple Choice Questions and of 90 minutes duration. Objective type questions will be asked on General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer Knowledge for candidates applying for Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)}, and Post Code E {Typist (Hindi).

Paper-IV (Duration-90 minutes) (Subjective Test):
Translation - 2 Passages, one each from Hindi to English and vice-versa or candidates applying for the Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)}. Each Question will carry 60 marks and the maximum marks for the Paper-IV would be 120. This online test will be subjective type.
Paper–IV for the post of Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) which shall be descriptive in nature, would be
conducted online and the candidate should be able to use following keyboard layouts:
1. Inscript
2. Remington (GAIL)

Paper-V (Time given 90 minutes):
120 Multiple Choice Questions on General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and
Computer Knowledge (with specific reference to MS Word and Internet) for candidates applying for
the Post Code C {Steno. Grade-II}.

FCI Syllabus 2020 of Each section

Below is Detailed Syllabus of each section based on previous years exam.
Detailed Food Corporation of India Syllabus for all sections
General Intelligence & Reasoning / Reasoning Ability: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.
This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationships, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub- topics, if any.

FCI Syllabus 2020 for General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity & Scientific Research.

Quantitative Aptitude / Numerical Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio
& Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

FCI Syllabus 2020 for English Language / General English : Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‘s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, close passage & comprehension passage.

FCI Syllabus 2020 for Hindi Language: हिंदी व्याकरण का ज्ञान, अलंकार, समास, रस, पर्यायवाची, विलोम, तत्सम / तदभव, सन्धियां, वाक्यांशों के लिए शब्द, मुहावरे, लोकोक्तियाँ, वाक्य संशोधन – लिंग, कारक, वचन, वर्तनी, त्रुटि आदि

Computer Knowledge: Computer fundamentals, Computer basics and types, Shortcut keys, Hardware, Software, Network, MS Office, Internet, Email, Input & output devices, History of computers etc.
FCI Syllabus 2020
Important Points:
The Written test will comprise of:
  • Phase-I exam marks will not be reckoned for final merit list. Fifteen times the number of vacancies, candidates will be called for Phase-II examination.
  • All papers in the Written Examination will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions only except Paper-IV for AG-II (Hindi) which will be of conventional (subjective) type.
  • Merit will be decided on the basis of combined marks secured in Paper - I & post specific Paper – II of Phase-II for post code A, B, G and H.
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