FCI Exam Pattern 2022: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Jun 25, 2022

Result Date

Jan 27, 2022

Jun 22, 2022 | Agriculture


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

The exam pattern for the FCI Recruitment exam is given below.

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

Exam Pattern for FCI Recruitment 2022 Exam

FCI Recruitment 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

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 which post applicant has to write which paper is listed below: 

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

  • Marking Scheme: 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 the FCI Recruitment exam.

FCI Recruitment Exam Pattern
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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