SSC Recruitment 2013: Combined Recruitment for Assistant Grade III Vacancies In FCI

SSC Combined Recruitment Drive for Assistant Grade III in General, Depot, Technical and Account Cadres  in the Food Corporation of India for the year 2013.

Total Number of Vacancies: 6545

Important Dates:

Date of Notification: August 25, 2012
Last Date for submission of Online Application (Part I): September 19, 2012
Last Date for submission of Online Application (Part II): September 21, 2012

Last Date for submission of Online Application (For candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and for candidates residing abroad.): September 28, 2012

Date of Examination (Paper I): November 11, 2012
Date of Examination (Paper II and III): January 06, 2013

About Food Corporation of India (FCI)

Food Corporation is a significant central government organization since independence. It assures food security to maintain the distributive balance among marginal and above classes. Prime focus of this organization is reserving the food grains and distributing as per the needs through the Ration Control Units. Another major responsibility of the organization is to safeguard farmer’s interest by applying a support in price effectiveness. The organization also ensures that there is enough buffer stock in the government warehouses to fight with any kind of depreciation of food grains. It keeps the producers of food grains and the consumers connected to get a balanced equal distribution flow. FCI Recruitment is a channel to provide sufficient work force to this network so that the vision of equal distribution does not get hamper.

The jobs in FCI are under central government administration and carry a high reputation with them. This is why FCI recruitment is getting an increased popularity every year. These jobs are most awaited and desired jobs in India. There is a necessity of catching up with this trend and providing the consistent and accurate information about the recruitments to the aspirants.

The Food Corporation of India (FCI), one of the largest Public Sector Undertakings, dealing with Foodgrain supply-chain management is looking for young and skilled Category III personnel in General, Depot, Technical and Account Cadres, all over India.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) invites ONLINE application ONLY from North Zone, East Zone, South Zone, West Zone, North East Zone for AG III (General), AG III (Accounts), AG III (Technical), AG III (Depot) vacancies on behalf of FCI.

Pay Scale: Rs. 9300-22940/-

Age Limit: Maximum 27 years as on August 01, 2012

There is five years relaxation in age for SC/ ST candidates, three years relaxation in age for OBC candidates, ten years relaxation in age for PH candidates (Fifteen years for PWD candidates belonging to SC/ST and thirteen years for PWD candidates belonging to OBC). In case of employees of the FCI, there will be no upper age limit.

Selection Process:

  • Written Test

The examination will consist of two papers, Paper I (For short-listing of Candidates Only to check out Paper II OR Paper III), and Paper II OR Paper III (For Technical Cadre Only). The examination in Paper I and II will be of Higher Secondary Level, and Paper III will be of degree level.


  • Computer Proficiency Test

Names of Posts along with corresponding Vacancies (ZONE WISE):

North Zone – Category III

  • AG III (General) – 516 vacancies
  • AG III (Accounts) – 238 vacancies
  • AG III (Technical) – 1652 vacancies
  • AG III (Depot) – 617 vacancies

East Zone – Category-III

  • AG III (General) – 85 vacancies
  • AG III (Accounts) – 142 vacancies
  • AG III (Technical) – 411 vacancies
  • AG III (Depot) – 115 vacancies

South Zone – Category-III

  • AG III (General) – 156 vacancies
  • AG III (Accounts) – 134 vacancies
  • AG III (Technical) – 631 vacancies
  • AG III (Depot) – 738 vacancies

West Zone Category-III

  • AG III (General) – 62 vacancies
  • AG III (Accounts) – 47 vacancies
  •  AG III (Technical) – 474 vacancies
  • AG III (Depot) – 286 vacancies

North East Zone Category-III

  • AG III (General) – 39 vacancies
  • AG III (Accounts) – 89 vacancies
  • AG III (Technical) – 113 vacancies

Application Fee: Only through State Bank of India (SBI) either in the form of Challan or Net Banking.

For General/ OBC: Rs. 200/-

For SC/ST /Ex-Servicemen: No fee

Educational Qualification:

  • For AG-III (General) –

Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with proficiency in use of computers

  • For AG-III (Accounts)

Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized University with proficiency in use of computers

  • For AG-III (Technical)

B.Sc. in Agriculture from a recognized University


B.Sc. with any of the following subjects from a recognized University Botany/ Zoology/ Bio- Technology/ Bio-Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Food Science


B.Tech./ BE in Food Science/ Food Science & Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Bio-Technology from a recognized University/an institution approved by AICTE.

Proficiency in use of Computers

  • For AG-III (Depot)

Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with proficiency in use of computers

 How To Apply: Apply Online Here

Interested candidates may apply through website // and // On-line application will be available from 25.8.2012 to 19.9.2012 for Part I Registration and 25.8.2012 to 21.9.2012 for Part II Registration.

For more information on this requirement such as reservation in vacancies, claiming of relaxation in age, examination centre, terms to assign assigned Roll numbers, detail instruction for filling up online mode of application form, syllabus for examination, format for various certificates and much more please refer to official advertisement from SSC here //

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