FCI Assistant Grade III Exam 2015: Books Review & Test Pattern

fci-recruitment-2015If you were searching for govt. jobs in India, then you must have applied for the Food Corporation of India (FCI) Recruitment 2015 for Assistant (Grade III) & Junior Engineer posts.With the notification mentioning of 4900 vacancies across various zones, the no. of applications received should have crossed few lakhs.Hence it is now time to prepare for the FCI assistant exam & make yourself eligible of qualifying to the next stage.


Of all the total no. of positions to be filled this year, there are 4 major posts – Assistant Grade III (General), AG – III (Accounts) AG – III (Technical) & AG – III (Depot)


From the queries we received about FCI recruitment eligibility, I know many would have applied for any of the above only.Keeping this in mind here are the FCI exam book reviews for assistant grade III that will benefit most applicants. Click here for reviews


FCI Exam Pattern

Let us look at the written test in detail before moving to know about the books.I thought of explaining the exam structure in Q & A format.These should help you understand better.


Q: Is it an online test?

A: No.This is NOT a computer based online exam.Candidates will have to answer only on OMR sheet that has to be filled in with blue/ black ball point pen only


Q: How many papers should I write?

A: There are 4 papers in total but its not necessary for everyone to write all the four.To know which paper you need to write, see below:

  • Paper I for AG-III (General) & AG-III (Depot)
  • Paper I & II for Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) & AG – III (Accounts & Technical)
  • Paper III for Typist (Hindi)
  • Paper III & IV for AG II (Hindi)

All the papers are said to be conducted on a single day itself.


Q: What is the exam syllabus?

A: Since there are different papers for each post, the test sections also differ.Take a look at the image:

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Each paper will have a total of 120 objective type questions which have to be answered in 90 minutes.While you will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer, there could be a negative mark of 0.25 for wrong answer.


FCI Exam Guide Review

Okay.Here is the most expected part that you were waiting for.Ever since the recruitment started, many were asking on which books to buy for FCI assistant grade III exams.


As many currently available were old guides , we were looking for latest editions & came across the updated FCI Assistant Grade III Books (General/ Depot, Accounts & Technical) books.


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All the titles are released by the famous Ramesh Publishing House under ‘R.Gupta`s popular Master Guide series’.Talking about the looks - pages are of very good quality & the layout is properly spaced making it easy to read.


Depot & General

FCI assistant recruitment depot exam book reviews,books for FCI assistant grade III depot examCandidates who had applied for the post of Assistant Grade III (General & Depot) have to appear only for Paper I.


Hence this is a common book for both these positions.

It contains all the sections mentioned in the exam pattern including reasoning, data analysis, computers & general awareness. They have also given a previous year solved paper (2013) & 1 model paper for you to try.

Most of the regular chapters that you would see in such competitive exams are included under study materials.


While the concepts of simple topics are explained in the answers, complex lessons follow a different approach of describing the method first & following it up with suitable examples.


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This FCI exam guide is prepared according to the latest syllabus but it doesn’t provide large no. of exercises for practicing.Hence to improve the chance of posting high scores, checkout the list of FCI books for further study



FCI assistant recruitment account exam book reviews,books for FCI assistant grade III account examIf you had applied for AG III (accounts), then will have to appear for Paper I & II.Hence this book covers the necessary stuff for both the papers.


As all the books are from the same publisher, you will find the same contents for paper I in all three books.

Paper II is intended to assess your specific technical knowledge in commerce.Since the FCI notification particularly states that questions would be mostly related to general accounting & finance, this guide has emphasized on these areas.

It takes you through the various processes involved in accounting, terms used, financial statements etc.,Also you get to know about the management structures, laws, rules & practice questions related to them.


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Candidates with account background can make use of their B.com degree books too as it is the minimum qualification prescribed for the post.As said above, for trying out more no. of questions, checkout the list of FCI books for further study



FCI assistant recruitment technical exam book reviews,books for FCI assistant grade III technical examThe book for technical cadre post exam also contains the required parts for Paper I & II.

Since the applications for AG III (technical) were invited from candidates with science background, Paper II will have multiple choice questions from Biological sciences subject.

It gives a vivid overview of different sciences including Agriculture, Horticulture, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Human physiology, Anatomy etc.,.


At the end of each chapter, they have also added questions to test your understanding.


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Biological science is a vast subject & mastering it in 200 pages is not possible.So I would suggest you to also refer your college textbooks as the questions could be only of that level.You can also checkout the list of FCI books for further study


Books for Further Practice

No one book can completely prepare you for any competitive exam.Exposing yourself to as many different types of questions is necessary to develop.Therefore, we are listing few more books mainly to help you practice for FCI exams.

These books should help you in getting ready for the FCI Assistant Grade recruitment 2015.But remember to constantly remind yourself – Constant practice is the key to success!!

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