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FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process

The FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process is a crucial journey that candidates undertake to secure a position in the Food Corporation of India (FCI). This process assesses various aspects of a candidate’s skills, knowledge, and aptitude to ensure they are well-suited for the responsibilities of an Assistant Grade 3 in FCI. Go through the complete blog to know the FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process in detail.

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process 2024

The FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process 2024 consists of only two stages. Both the stages are online written exams. The Phase 1 consists of four subjects which are common for all the posts and Phase 2 are divided into two papers. The Paper 1 will be common for all posts and Paper 2 will be technical/ post specific.

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process 2024 – All Stages

Check out the detailed selection process below:

1. Online Phase 1 Exam:

The journey begins with an Online Preliminary Exam, where candidates are tested on their numerical ability, reasoning ability, general awareness and english language skills. This phase serves as the initial screening process to shortlist candidates for the next round.

2. Online Phase 2 Exam:

Shortlisted candidates proceed to the Online Phase 2 Exam, which delves deeper into their knowledge of general awareness, reasoning, computer proficiency, english, numerical ability and technical knowledge. This stage is crucial in evaluating the candidates’ competency for the Assistant Grade 3 position.

Check out the table below to know which post will have Paper 1 only and which post will have both the papers in Phase 2.

Post NamePaperDescription
AG-III (General)Paper 1 OnlyAppear in Paper 1 Only
AG-III (Accounts)Paper 1 & 2 BothOnline Test for Paper 1 & Paper 2 shall be held in
single sitting only
AG-III (Technical)Paper 1 & 2 BothOnline Test for Paper 1 & Paper 2 shall be held in
single sitting only
AG-III (Depot)Paper 1 OnlyAppear in Paper 1 Only
AG-III (Hindi)Paper 1 & 2 BothOnline Test for Paper 1 & Paper 2 shall be held in
single sitting only

Understanding each stage of the FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process is essential for aspiring candidates, enabling them to prepare comprehensively and showcase their skills effectively at every step.

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FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process 2024 – Final Selection

The final selection is based on the cumulative performance of candidates in Phase 2 exam. Merit lists are prepared, and successful candidates are offered the coveted position of FCI Assistant Grade 3. Aspirants must note that Phase 1 will not be considered for final merit list.

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern 2024

Check out the subsections to know the exam pattern of both the phases below:

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern – Phase 1

The online exam of Phase-I shall be common irrespective of the post. For each wrong answer, there will be negative marking of one fourth (1/4) of the mark assigned to that question. The test structure for Phase I Online exam is as follows.

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMax MarksDuration (in Minutes)Version
English Language252515 minutesEnglish
Reasoning252515 minutesBilingual
Numerical Ability252515 minutesBilingual
General Studies* comprising of History, Geography, Economy, General Science upto Class 8th level. (20 questions)
Current Affairs (5 Questions)
252515 minutesBilingual
Total10010060 minutes

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern – Phase 2

The phase 2 is further divided into two papers. Check out their pattern below:

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern – Phase 2 Paper 1

Candidate 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. Check out the pattern for Paper 1 below:

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMax MarksDuration (in Minutes)Version
English Language252520 minutesEnglish
Reasoning252520 minutesBilingual
Numerical Ability252520 minutesBilingual
General Studies* comprising of History, Geography,
Economy – 25 questions
General Science upto Class 10th level – 10 questions
Current Affairs – 5 questions
Computer Awareness – 5 questions
454530 minutesBilingual
Total12012090 minutes

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern (For Accounts, Technical & Hindi) – Phase 2 Paper 2

The paper 2 will be post specific. Check out the pattern below:

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

Each Question will have 2 marks.
90 minutes
AG-III (Technical)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 F {Assistant Grade-III (Technical)} to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream.

Each Question will have 2 marks.
90 minutes
AG-III (Hindi)60 Multiple Choice Questions: General Knowledge related to Hindi Literature (4 Questions), word/sentences for Hindi to English translation (20 Questions), word/sentences for English to Hindi translation (20 Questions), Official Language Policy (4 Questions), Official Language Act (4 Questions), Official Language Rules (4 Questions), Annual Programme issued by Department of Official Language (4 Questions).

Each Question will have 2 marks.
90 minutes
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FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process FAQs

Q1. What is the selection process for FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment 2024?

The selection process for FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment 2024 includes Phase 1 & Phase 2 Exam.

Q2. Can I choose my preferred exam center for the FCI Assistant Grade 3 Phase 1 Exam?

Yes, candidates can select their preferred exam center at the time of filling out the online application form.

Q3. How is the final merit list prepared for FCI Assistant Grade 3 Recruitment?

The final merit list is prepared based on the candidate’s performance in the phase 2 exam.

Q4. Is there any interview in FCI Assistant Grade 3?

No, there is no interview in FCI Assistant Grade 3 Selection Process.


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