FCI Junior Engineer Syllabus Exam Pattern Prelims Mains Exams


FCI Junior Engineer Syllabus: Food Corporation of India FCI invites online applications from eligible candidates to fill the Junior Engineer JE Posts, there are various vacancies are announced. This is the biggest notification from the FCI recruitment team. Interested candidates can apply online as per schedule. Candidates can check the important updates about the FCI junior engineer syllabus and exam pattern along with important topics.

FCI released various discipline’s in Junior Engineer posts according to Graduation and Post graduation courses wise. Before applying online candidates can check the complete FCI JE notification as per discipline wise and then apply accordingly. Download the complete FCI syllabus from the below pdf links, those who are applied for the JE examination can download the complete JE syllabus. Download FCI mains syllabus.

FCI Junior Engineer Syllabus

Name of the AuthorityFood Corporation of India
Name of the PostJunior Engineer Post
Number of Posts4846 Vacancies
QualificationGraduation Degree/ Bachelor Degree
Age Limit18 to 28 Years
Exam DateFCI JE Exam Date Out
Official Websitefci.gov.in

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Educational Qualification

The candidates must and should complete the Graduation / Bachelor’s degree as per the corresponding discipline, candidates can refer to the notification for more details.

FCI Junior Engineer Selection Process

The selection process will be based on the two online tests, Which are Phase -1 and Phase -2 Online CBT examination. Download

Phase- 1: FCI Junior Engineer Prelims Online Exam

  • 1 marks awarded for the correct answer
  • 1/4 negative mark awarded for the wrong answer
Name of the SectionNumber of QuestionMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

Phase- 2: FCI Junior Engineer Mains Online Exam

Number of PapersPost CodeName of Post
One Paper ExaminationPaper 1FAG – III (General)
IAG – III (Depot)
Paper 3ETypist (Hindi)
Paper 5CSteno Grade – II
Two Paper ExaminationPaper 1 and Paper 2AJunior Engineer (Civil)
BJunior Engineer (Electrical)
GAG – III (Accounts)
HAG – III (Technical)
Paper 3 and Paper 4DAG-II (Hindi)
Important NotePaper 1 common for Post Code A, B, F, G, H, and I
Paper 3 common for Post Code D and E

FCI Syllabus

Paper TypeNumber of questions and MarksNegative Marking
Paper – I, Paper – III and Paper-


120 Multiple Choice Questions will carry equal 01 marks. Paper will carry a maximum of 120 marksCandidate should note that there will be negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to a question in Phase –II. If a question

is left  blank,   i.e. no  answer  is
marked by the candidate; there will be no negative marking for that question.

Post specific Paper-II (in phase II)60 Multiple Choice Questions each

carrying  02   marks.   Paper will
carry a maximum of 120 marks.

Paper – IV (Subjective)Two questions each carrying 60 marks. Paper will carry a maximum of 120 marks.No negative marking


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 Engineering)}, C {Junior Engineer (Mechanical Engineering)}, F {AG-III (General)}, G {AG-III (Accounts)}, H{AG – III (Technical)} & I { AG-III (Depot)}.

Paper: 2

  1. 60 Multiple Choice 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.
  2. 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.
  • 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 syllabus 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) (Post Code A):

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 etc.

Estimating, Costing and Valuation: Estimate, analysis of rates, earthwork, Brick , RCC work shuttering, Painting, Flooring, Plastering flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, 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) (Post Code B):

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) (Post Code G):

  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.
  1. 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
  2. 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) (Post Code H)

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 the following two categories:

GROUP A- Agriculture, Botany, and Zoology.

GROUP B- Agriculture, Chemistry, and Physics.

At the time of filling up of the online application form, the candidate applying for the post of AG-III (Tech) shall have to select any one of the above groups for online examination Paper-II i.e. either Group-A or Group-B in which he/she wishes to appear in the examination. The option once exercised shall be final and no further changes will be allowed under any circumstances.

Paper: 3

120 Multiple Choice Questions 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: 4 (Subjective Test):

Translation – 2 Passages, one each from Hindi to English and vice-versa for candidates applying for the Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)}. Each Question will carry 60 marks and the maximum marks for Paper-IV would be 120. This online test will be subjective type.

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