Food Corporation of India

                          Food Corporation of India 


Food Corporation of India is an Organization that comes under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India. The FCI was formed under Food Corporation Act 1964. It was first set up in 1965 and its initial headquarter was in Chennai, later, shifted to New Delhi. The FCI is divided into 5 zones like Zonal Office: North (Noida), South (Chennai),East (Kolkata), West (Mumbai) and North-East (Guwahati). The FCI is the largest supply chain management in Asia.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSI FCI to recruit various candidates in FCI category. There are 4000+ post in this category. The candidate who is recruited through FCI  is not a central civilian employee but the candidate is a full time employee of Food corporation, thus, he/she has to abide the rules of Food corporation.

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Why FCI was Set up?

FCI was set up to implement the following objectives of the National Food Policy.

·        The government procure/purchase some percentage (say 15-20%) of the grains by the farmer at the price (also called MSP) to safeguard the interest of the poor farmers.

·        Deployment/Distribution of food grains all over the country.

·        It also helps in maintaining stock so that there is no shortage of grain at the time of calamities or natural disaster.

·        It also regulates the market price to provide food grains to consumer at a reliable price (price not too high nor too low)


Eligibility for various posts


Please go through other post of SSC


Education Qualification & Age

Below is the details of Eligibility of candidate in terms of Age and Education Qualification

The candidate must have secured at least 60% in their Bachelor or Master degree to appear any post


JE:- Junior Engineer

Post Name         

Maximum Age (years)

Education Qualification

J.E. (Civil Engineering)                  



The candidate must have a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering OR Diploma in Civil Engineering with 01 year of experience.

J.E (Electrical Mechanical)                      


The candidate must have Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.


The candidate must have Diploma in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with 01 year of experience.

Steno Grade II                  


The candidate must have Bachelor degree (any stream) along with ‘O’ level qualification of DOEACC and speed of 40 w.p.m and 80 w.p.m in typing and short-hand.


The candidate must have Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Computer Application along with ‘O’ level qualification of DOEACC and speed of 40 w.p.m and 80 w.p.m in typing and short-hand.

A.G. II (Hindi)                   


The candidate must have a Bachelor degree from a recognized university with Hindi as the main subject AND Proficiency in English AND one year experience in translation from English to Hindi & vice-versa.

DESIRABLE:  The candidate may have Post Graduate Qualification in Hindi.

Typist (Hindi)                   



The candidate must be Graduate or Equivalent from a recognized university AND 30 w.p.m speed in Hindi Typing. Preference will be given to the candidate who have computer knowledge as well can type bilingual (Hindi and English).

AG III (General)                



The candidate must be Graduate from a recognized university with proficiency in use of computers

AG III (Accounts)             



The candidate must be Bachelor degree in Commerce from a recognized university with proficiency in use of computers.

AGIII (Technical)             


The candidate must be Bachelor degree (B.Sc.) in Agriculture from a recognized university


Candidate must be Bachelor in Science in any of the following subjects from a recognized university: Botany/Zoology/Bio-Technology/Bio-Chemistry/Microbiology/Food Science.


Candidate must be B.Tech/B.E in Food Science/Food Science & Technology/Agricultural Engineering/Bio-Technology from a recognized university/an Institution approved by AICTE.


 Proficiency in Use of Computer.


AG III (Depot)                   



The candidate must be Bachelor degree/Graduate from a recognized university with proficiency in use of computers.


However, there is Age Relaxation for reserved candidate like SC/ST/OBC.



 Age Relaxation


 5 years


  3 years



The candidate who is qualified in FCI has to undergo in three phases of exam Phase I, Phase II & Phase III

 Phase I

·        Phase I exam is also called Online and Pre-liminary exam. The pattern of this question Multiple choice Objective Question.

·        Subject asked in this Phase is English Language (30 Question, 30 Marks, 20 Minutes) , Reasoning Ability -Bilingual (35 Question, 35Marks, 20 Minutes) and Numerical Aptitude-Bilingual (35 Question, 35 Marks, 20 Minutes).

·        The total Question & Marks is 100 and Total duration is 1 hour

·        There is no negative marks. So, candidate can do guess work as well.

 Syllabus for Phase I

·        English: – Fill in the Blanks, Paragraph Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Synonyms, Antonyms, Multiple meanings, Error Spot

·        Reasoning Ability: -Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Input-Output, Logical Reasoning, Puzzle, Blood Relation, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking, Alphabet, Seating Arrangement

·        Numerical Aptitude: –Profit-Loss, Ratio-Proportion, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Sequence-Series, Number Systems, Data Interpretations, Time-Distance, Work-Time, Simple & Compound Interest, Permutation & Combination, Probability

 Candidate who passes the Phase I exam is called for Phase II


Phase II

Phase II is post specific test. The candidates have to give one or two paper depending upon the post.


Detailed Syllabus for Technical posts

 Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering):

Soil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology

 Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical Engineering):-

Current, Voltage, Power, Energy & their Units, Circuit Law, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission & Distribution of Power in different Power Systems, Estimation & Costing, Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics & Strength Material, Thermal Engineering, Air Standard Cycles for IC engines, Air Compressor, Refrigeration Cycles, Production Engineering.

 Assistant Grade III (Account)

Basic Accounting Concepts, Taxation (Income Tax, GST), Auditing (Internal & External Audit), Commercial Laws (Contract Act, Company Act, Sales of Goods Act, Negotiable Instrument Act), Basic Computers (MS-Office, OS)

 Assistant Grade III (Technical)

Agriculture: Statics of Indian Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Plant Protection, Elementary Entomology

Botany: Genetic, Plant Classification, Tissue, Organ & its System, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Circulation, Movement, Ecology, Basic of Biochemistry

Zoology: Animal Classification, Animal Cell & Tissue, Organ System, Micro Organism, Insects & Rodents, Heredity & Variation

Chemistry: Basics of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aldehydes and acids, Chemical bonding, Organic Chemistry:, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry in daily life.

 Physics: Light, Electricity, Measurements, Basic Physics.


Phase III:

·        This is also called a Skill Test.

·        Candidate who has applied for Typist and Steno are called for this test.


Salary Structure

The candidate pay structure range is given a below for the following posts:

Note: AG :– Assistant Grade



Salary Structure (in Rupees)

Junior Engineer [Electrical, Mechanical, Civil Engineering]     

11000- 30000 (Approx)

AG II (Hindi)       

10000-25500 (Approx)

Steno Grade II  

10000-25500 (Approx)

AG III [General, Technical, Accounts, Depot]        

9200-22950 (Approx)


Typist (Hindi)    

9200-22950 (Approx)


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