FCI Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Nov 28, 2021

Result Date

Jan 27, 2022

Apr 7, 2021 | Agriculture


Candidates must have a clear knowledge about the question paper pattern of the SSC FCI exam. The exam duration, marking scheme, types of questions and exam related patterns are discussed below.

The exam pattern for the SSC FCI exam is given below:

The exam is conducted in two phases: Phase 1 and 2. The phase I is common for all and it consists of the following sections:

SSC FCI Exam Phase I details
Paper Subject No. of Questions Duration Marks
Paper 1 Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes  100
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes 
English Language 30 20 minutes 
Total  100 Questions 60 Minutes

Exam Pattern for SSC FCI 2021 Exam

The exam duration of Phase I is 1 hour. After Paper I, the papers that people have to write vary with the post they are applying for. The information regarding for which post applicant has to write which paper are listed below: 

  • Phase II Papers: Paper-1 is only for the Post Code A, B and C. Paper-1 and Paper-2 is for the Post Code D, E, F, G and H. Paper-3 for Post Code I.

  • Marking Scheme: The Paper I, III, and V comprises 120 multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), and 1 mark is awarded to each correct response. Paper-II, which is a post-specific paper consists of 60 MCQs, each carrying 1 mark. Paper IV consists of 60 questions and carries 2 marks each. There will be no negative marking in SSC FCI exam.

Paper Subject No. of Questions Marks
Paper 1 General Intelligence 50 200
General Awareness 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
English Language 50
Paper 2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 200
English language & Comprehension 100
Paper 3 Biological Sciences 200 200



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