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November 03, 2011

FCI Assistant Grade Exam Sample Papers/Books/Exam pattern

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This is a follow-up blog article on a previous blog post of mine titled: FCI Assistant Grade Recruitment 2013 Notification, Eligibility & Form, which tells you about the notification as well as how to apply for these positions.

This blog post focuses on providing you the preparation materials for FCI Assistant Grade exam, by discussing about the exam pattern and than pointing you to the sample papers and books for this FCI exam.

FCI Assistant Grade-III Exam Pattern/Syllabus:
Written exam for Assistant Grade III positions would be held on 4th & 5th February, 2012. The paper on 4th February (i.e. Paper-III) is for Technical cadre positions only.

If you are appearing in FCI exam for General, Depot and Accounts positions, you have to appear in Paper-I & Paper-II which will be held on 5th February, 2012. On the other hand, if you are appearing in FCI exam for Technical positions, you have to appear in Paper-III on 4th February & Paper-I on 5th February.

The examination pattern of FCI exam for Assistant Grade III postions along with number of sections per question/mark/duration is as given below:
FCI Assistant Grade Exam Pattern
After you are shortlisted based on above 400 mark written test, you will have to undergo Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) on Word Processing and Excel which will be purely qualifying nature. Only if you qualify in the same, you can get that FCI job.

You can find the FCI Assistant Grade III Exam Syllabus in my blog post titled: FCI Assistant Grade Exam Syllabus.

Sample/Model Papers for FCI Assistant Grade Exam:
You can go through my previous blog post titled: FCI MT Exam Pattern, Sample papers & Books, which gives you some sample/previous years papers of FCI exams.

Prep Books for FCI Assistant Grade Exam:
Prep Books for FCI Assistant Grade ExamI have found the following prep book for FCI exam, which you may find useful. These books (prices are indicative below) are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from which offers huge discounts upto 25%, apart from free shipping/postage in India if the order exceeds Rs. 200/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

SSC FCI Combined Recruitment Exam For Assistant Grade III (General/Account/Depot) by GK Publication.
List Price:  Rs. 350, Offer Price:  Rs. 280, Discount: Rs. 70/= (20%).
FCI Food Corporation Of India Recruitment Exam by R. Gupta Publisher: RPH
List Price:  Rs. 310, Offer Price:  Rs. 233, Discount: Rs. 77/= (25%).
FCI Paper-III, Assistant Grade-III, Technical Paper-III, Biological Science, Practice Work Book by Kiran Prakashan
Price: Rs. 195
List Price: Rs. 160, Offer Price:  Rs. 120, Discount: Rs. 40/= (25%).

FCI exam prep book in Hindi:
FCI Bhartiya Khadya Nigam: Assistant & Typist interaction Examination (Grade - II) (Hindi) by Arihant Experts
List Price: Rs. 245; Offer Price: Rs. 201; Discount: Rs. 44 (18%)

FCI Interview questions:
This blog has exhaustive resource on job Interview questions and you can find it here. Also in FCI Interview, apart from other areas, questions about FCI as an organisation are bound to be asked. So go through the About us page of the website. The other important area may be the National Food Security Bill, for implementing which FCI has to play a very important role.

FCI results website:
After you appear in each of these phases, you would naturally would like to see the result. Check them in the proper time in this FCI exam result website.

As has been said in the beginning of this post, above study materials for FCI exam have been compiled from different sources and there may be some variations in the actual exam you would face. But however, you can use the resources given here as a reference to start your preparation. Hope you would find the same useful. I would be on the lookout for more exam prep materials- the sample/model papers for FCI Exam and would post the same here when I find them. So keep visiting this blog!


Nigar fatima said...

Sir, I have applied FCI Asst grade III for post general.plz tell me which book is best for Id is

S.Bhagya lakshmi said...

i have applied FCI assistant grade-III for accounts.plese tell me which
book is best for preparation my mail id

lakshmirekha kokkonda said...

lakshmi rekha kokkonda
sir i belongs to biotech department i applaied for fci grade 3 in the 3rd paper the syllabus is included of bio chemistry,agriculture etc,how can i prepare for that plz tell me sir,my mail id is

mrudula said...


thi is mrudula, i have applied for FCI for assistant grade III post. i have done my M.Sc microbiology pls suggess me the right books for preparation.

Unknown said...

Hai sir i am saraswathi.i have applied fci assistent grade 3 for post technical plz tell me which book best for preparation

kishore babu said...

Sir iam kishore i have completed B~tech food technology n i have applied for Fci assistant grade 3 technical Plz tell me which books i have to prepare for paper 1 n 2 plz plz mail me this is my gmail id kishorebabu23@gmail

Deep Dixit said...

timings for fci exam in morning shift

Abhishek Ranjan said...

Hello! sir, how are you? I need your suggestion regarding on of my problems, actually I happens to clear the fci, 2nd paper exam & the next will the cpt exam, which will be conducted around the 1st week of October. Now the problem is the eligibility, they are asking for B.Sc. with any of the following subjects e.g- botony/zoology etc. As my B.Sc.(hons) is in Environmental Science & water Management, along with Botany & chemistry as my Subsidiary subjects, do you think i had the eligibility with botany as my subsidiary suject, please reply, sme people are saying that i have the eligibility sme are saying not, so i am bit confused.

abhijeet kumar said...

hello all,
in reference to the results declared for FCI AG III, Mains, i needed some guidance for the Computer Proficiency Test. How to prepare and what are the criteria. would b thankful if someone can help.
Please extend ur support on my id: