Tuesday 3 March 2015

With barely 12 days left for the application process for job vacancies at Food Corporation of India (FCI) to end, candidates who wish to apply should not waste much time.
Here's everything that you need to know about 4,318 jobs notified at FCI:
Post details: 
  1. Junior Engineer (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering): 88
  2. Assistant Grade-II (Hindi): 54
  3. Assistant Grade-III (General/Accounts/Technical/Depot): 4,076
  4. Typist (Hindi): 100

Eligibility criteria:
Educational qualifications:
  • Junior Engineer (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering): The candidates applying for this post should have an Engineering degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university.
  • Assistant Grade-II (Hindi): The candidates applying for this post should have a degree in Hindi.
  • Assistant Grade-III (General/Accounts/Technical/Depot): The candidates applying for this post should have a degree in any discipline.
  • Typist (Hindi): The candidates willing to apply for this post should be graduates. Besides, they should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute in Hindi.
Age limit:
  • Junior Engineer: The candidates applying for this post should not age more than 28 years.  
  • Assistant Grade-II (Hindi): The candidates applying for this post should not age more than 28 years.  
  • Assistant Grade-III (General/Accounts/Technical/Depot): The candidates applying for this post should not age more than 27 years.  
  • Typist (Hindi): The candidates applying for this post should not age more than 25 years.  
Before registering/submitting the applications online, the candidates should keep the following points in mind:
  • Valid e-mail ID and mobile no.: The candidates should ensure that the e-mail ID or the mobile no. entered in the online application form should remain valid/active until the recruitment process is completed as all the communication will take place through these media. No change in the e-mail ID and mobile no. will be allowed once submitted. The candidate himself/herself will be responsible for wrong or expired e-mail ID & mobile no.
  • Photograph: The candidates are required to scan and upload one recent coloured passport size photograph preferably with white background, not more than three months old in the space earmarked in the online application form. Size of the file for photograph should be between 20kb-40kb.
  • Signature: The candidates should scan and upload their signature (in black ink) against white background in the space earmarked in the online application form and as per the guidelines given on website. Candidates must ensure that the signatures are identical throughout the recruitment process at all stages and/or places. If any variation is found between the signatures, the candidature is liable to be cancelled. Candidates are advised to confirm clear visibility of his/her uploaded signature at the appropriate place. Size of file should be between 10kb-20kb.
  • Certificate for exemption of application fee: SC/ST/PWD/ex-servicemen or serving defence personnel. Candidates who are seeking fee exemption must upload the relevant documents/certificates as stated above as a proof for exemption from application fee. Female candidates are required to upload any certificate mentioning the gender and/or photograph like high-school certificate/caste certificate/college ID card/aadhar card/voter ID card/driving license/passport etc. Size of scanned file should be between 20kb-60kb.
The application process is bifurcated into following steps:
  • Filling up the application forms;
  • Photograph/signature/documents uploading;
  • Submission of applications;
  • Payment of application fee
Fee payment can be made via two modes:
  • Online mode;
  • Offline mode

  • Online mode: Once a candidate clicks on button of making the payment, the site will redirect them to SBI payment site. There are various options available for payment on SBI site viz. SBI internet banking, other 18 major bank's internet banking; debit/credit cards, cash payment through e-challan at branches of SBI. After making the successful payment, they will immediately be redirected to www.fcijobsportal.com for generation of registered application form. Candidates are advised to take a print of the registered application form for their records and future reference. Thus the process for registration of candidates who have to pay application fee gets completed.
  • Cash payment (offline mode): A challan will be generated in two copies (one bank's copy and one candidate's copy). After taking a printout of the bank challan, a candidate has to visit the nearest SBI branch in working days/hours and make the payment by March 18. After making the payment, a candidate will get a candidate's copy of challan duly stamped along with a journal number. Candidates are advised to keep this copy of challan in safe custody for future use. Thereafter, the candidates should visit the official website after a gap of at least 24 hours and check the payment status online.
Important instructions:
  • Candidates can apply only in one zone either north zone, south zone, east zone, west zone or north-east zone;
  • Candidates can apply for any one of the post within the zone only;
  • No qualification other than mentioned in the qualification criteria would be accepted;
  • The admit card for the written test indicating the time and venue of examination for each candidate can be downloaded from the official website 15 days prior to the date of examination onwards;
  • All the posts carry IDA pattern pay scales and usual allowances such as HRA, leave travel facilities etc. These scales carry DA on percentage basis. Gross emoluments would vary depending upon place of posting;
  • The seniority of the officials, appointed in the services of FCI within the zone, will be determined by the order of merit in which they are finally selected for appointment. They  will  be  posted  in  any  state  within  the jurisdiction of the zone against which they are selected. The  seniority of the officials will be maintained in their respective zones in the respective cadre;
  • Candidates are required to submit the online application form only once;
  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculator and other electronic gadgets except as specified in the advertisement. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the examination premises/venue;
  • All papers in the written examination will consist of objective type multiple choice questions only except paper-IV for AG-II (Hindi) which will be of conventional type;
  • All 120 multiple choice questions in paper-I, paper-II and paper-III will carry equal one mark and paper-IV will comprise of 120 marks;
  • Discrepancies in question paper should be brought to the notice within 15 days of holding the examination. Representation submitted thereafter will not be entertained;
  • In view of the large number of applications, scrutiny of the eligibility, category and other aspects will not be undertaken before issuing call letters for written test;
  • Candidates in their own interest are advised to provide their mobile numbers and E-mail IDs accurately, as it may be used for all future correspondence;
  • It  is  mandatory for all the candidates to upload their photograph and signatures as specified without any exception;
  • No  change in centre of examination will be allowed under any circumstances. Hence, the candidates should select the centres carefully and indicate the same correctly in their applications;
  • Mere  submission of application and fulfilling the eligibility conditions gives no right to any person  for appearing in written test etc;
  • Qualifying in the written test and skill test for any post without fulfillment of eligibility conditions will not confer any claim to the candidate for final selection to the post;
  • No TA will be provided for the written test/skill test


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