FCI MT recruitment details
Food Corporation of India here by referred in this post as FCI every year publishes notification for recruitment of Management Trainee (MT) and Manager.It releases zone wise vacancies.Total number of vacancies in each zone is given below
- North Zone – 67
- South Zone – 113
- East Zone – 66
- West Zone – 57
- North East Zone – 46
You can apply for FCI MT officer and Manager post online.The online registration is open from 2nd June 2015 to 2nd July 2015.The date of written test is not yet declared.You can apply for only one zone and for only one post.You should keep the print out of application form and payment receipt.In case you have made any errors while applying then you should correct it within the permissible date.
FCI MT eligibility criteria
Different posts have different eligibility criteria.The details are given below
- Management Trainee (General,Depot,Movement) – Graduate or equivalent with minimum 60% marks ((55% in case of SC,ST and PH candidates) or CA/ICWA/CS
- Management Trainee (Accounts) – Associate membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants,Institute of Cost Accountants,Institute of Company secretaries or BCOM with Post Graduate full time or part time degree.
- Management Trainee (Technical) – BSc in Agriculture or BTECH ,BE in Food science,Food science and technology,Agriculture engineering or Bio technology
- Management Trainee (Civil,Mechanical,Electrical) – Degree in respective engineering stream
- Manager (Hindi) – Masters degree with English or Hindi or in Hindi medium or English medium with English or Hindi as one of the subject in degree.Five year experience in translation work from Hindi to English or English to Hindi
You should possess above education qualification as of 1st August 2015.Even if you are not meeting this requirement by one day you should not apply for the exams.
The age for all the post except Manager Hindi should not be more than 28 years as of 1st August 2015.For the post of Manager Hindi the age limit is 35 years.The age limit is relax-able by 5 years for SC,ST candidates.
FCI MT written exam format
The written test format is different for different posts.
- Management Trainee (General,Depot,Movement) – Paper 1 only
- Management Trainee (Technical,Civil,Mechanical,Electrical) – Paper 1 and Paper 2
- Manager (Hindi) – Paper 3 and Paper 4
The details of each paper is mentioned below
The duration of this paper will be 90 minutes and there will be 120 questions.The questions will be from Quantitative Aptitude,Logical Reasoning,Computer Awareness,General Awareness,Current Affairs.
This paper will also be of same duration that is 90 minutes and will consist of 120 questions.The questions will be from your specialization only (that is post you are applying for).If you are applying for Mechanical then questions will be from Mechanical engineering and if you are applying for Civil then questions will be from that field only.
Paper 3 and Paper 4 are only for Manager (Hindi) candidates.The duration will be of 90 minutes with 120 questions in total.The questions will be from General Hindi,General English,Computer Awareness and General Intelligence.
Paper 4 will be descriptive paper.This paper is only for candidates applying for Manager (Hindi) post.It will be of 1 hour 30 minutes.As per the FCI advertisement there will be two paragraph translations one from Hindi to English other from English to Hindi.Also there will be one essay,one letter and one precis in Hindi and English.
FCI MT exam important tips
The weightage assigned for Written test,Group discussion,Interview and training is 70%,10%,10% and 10%.There will be 6 month training after selection.If you pass the training then only you will be offered permanent position.Candidates who are selected have all chances of clearing the training.So if you leave 10% of training from above then the weightage of Written test increases more than 70%.It becomes close to 80%.
So the key to succeed in FCI MT exam is written test.If you can score good marks in written test then your chances of getting selected increases.So you should focus on scoring as much as you can in written test.The exam will not be online.
For SC,ST and OBC candidates the format of caste certificate is attached on FCI website itself.There caste certificate should be in that format only.Also you should fill in correct mobile number and email in application form.All the communication will be using them only.So make sure you are not changing your mobile number afterwards.Also keep checking your email id regularly for updates from FCI.
Your signature should match throughout the recruitment process.If you do not have a signature then it is good to write your name in your handwriting simply.There is no need to be very fancy.Also signature should be by blue or black pen on white paper.
FCI MT written test preparation
For preparation of written test you should download the sample papers from the links given below.You can also install free mobile apps for competitive exams.All the problems are fully solved.The solution is step by step so you can understand it.I have given link to download the documents for different sections like Quantitative Aptitude,Logical Reasoning,English and Interview questions with Interview tips.
FCI MT book
Now above materials will help you in preparation but some candidates like to have a book for preparation.In case you want to have a book for preparation then follow below ones
FCI MT Group discussion and Interview
After clearing written test you will have to appear for Group discussion and Interview.For preparation of Group discussion you can prepare recent topics related to Food safety and Agriculture.For example the Nestle Maggi case can be one of the hot topic this year.You can also read about recent Agriculture related plans of Government.In Group discussion you should listen as well as talk.
If you are not aware of facts then you can take the points from other person and use it in your own.Do not get over excited or heated during the discussion.You should always remain calm and composed.You should use the time to showcase your skills of both good communicator as well as listener.Based on weightage of marks Group discussion is as important as Interview.So you should really practice Group discussion.Many candidates are nervous about group discussion.Whether you are nervous or not you should practice is few time before real exams.
After written test and group discussion we have interview.FCI interview will mainly focus on HR type questions.Few questions may be technical.But they will ask basic technical questions only.They may also ask about Food Corporation of India.So you can download the interview questions and tips from below links.I have also compiled some details about FCI.You can download that also.It will help you in Interview.It may also be helpful in group discussion.
You can download the mobile apps and papers for better preparation of the FCI MT exam.In case of any questions feel free to write using comment form below the post.Consider sharing the post in case you found this useful.