FCI MT Exam Pattern 2015

The Written Test will comprise of -
One Paper : Paper-I only for the Post Code A, B & C and
Two Papers : Paper-I & Paper-II for the Post Code D, E, F, G & H.

Paper III and Paper IV for Post Code I {Manager (Hindi)}.

The pattern of Paper-I will be same for Post Code A, B, C, D, E, F, G & H. Candidates applying for any ONE of the Post Code D, E, F, G& H will appear in Paper-I to be followed by Paper II. Candidates applying for Post code I will appear in Paper-III to be followed by Paper-IV. Examination may be conducted on same day or on different dates as per Zone wise and/or Post wise depending on the volume of applications received and other factors. Depending upon administrative exigencies / requirements Written Test may be held separately for particular Post(s) / Categories / Cadres.
Note: WRITTEN TEST for Paper - I & Paper - II and Paper – III & Paper IV shall be held in single sitting only.

FCI MT Syllabus 2015

FCI MT Paper 1 & 2 Syllabus
Pattern of Paper – I and Paper – II shall be as follows:
Paper-I (Duration - 90 minutes):
FCI MT Syllabus for Paper 1
In this paper, 120 Multiple Choice Questions will be asked consisting of General Aptitude consisting of Reasoning, Data Analysis, Computer Awareness, General Awareness, Management and Current Affairs for the post of Management Trainees (General / Depot / Movement / Accounts / Technical / Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering /Electrical Engineering).

FCI MT Paper 2 Syllabus
Paper-II (Duration - 1 hour 30 minutes):
I. 120 Multiple Choice Questions on General Accounting and Finance for candidates applying for
Management Trainee (Accounts)
II. 120 Multiple Choice Questions on Agriculture, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Engineering & Bio Technology for candidates applying for Management Trainee (Technical)
III. 120 Multiple Choice Questions on Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering for candidates applying for Management Trainee (Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering /Electrical Engineering).

FCI MT Paper 3 & 4 Syllabus
Pattern of Paper – III and Paper – IV shall be as follows:
FCI MT Syllabus for Paper 3
Paper-III (Duration-90 minutes)
Total 120 Multiple Choice Questions will be asked on General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Computer Awareness, Management and Current Affairs for candidates applying for the Post Code I Manager (Hindi).

FCI MT Syllabus for Paper IV
Paper-IV (Duration-90 minutes):

  • i. Translation - 2 Passages, one each from Hindi to English and vice-versa.
  • ii. 2 Essays each in Hindi & English.
  • iii. Letter Writing, one each in Hindi & English.
  • iv. Precis Writing, one each in Hindi & English.

Selection Process:
For Management Trainee posts: Candidates will be selected based on Written Examination followed by group discussion and interview. A written test will be held for selecting eligible candidates for these posts. After the test, those who qualify will be shortlisted as per their merit. Then they will have to face Group Discussion and interview.
Manager (Hindi):- The selection process will be consisting of Written Test (WT) and Interview (I) for Manager (Hindi).

FCI MT Post Wise Syllabus Pattern

Code Name of the Posts How Many Papers you have to solve
A MT General One Paper
B MT Depot One Paper
C MT Movement One Paper
D MT Accounts Two Paper (Paper 2 and 3)
E MT Technical Two Paper (Paper 2 and 3)
F MT Civil Engineering Two Paper (Paper 2 and 3)
G MT Electrical Engineering Two Paper (Paper 2 and 3)
MT Mechanical Engineering
Two Paper (Paper 2 and 3)
I Manager Hindi Two question paper (Paper 3 and 4 )



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SubjectwiseTips & Strategies:

General Awareness:
  • It’s one of the scoring subjects in FCI MT. Candidates should read news paper, Magazines, many GK books for this subject
  • Always underline the important current affairs news in daily newspapers and maintain notes.
  • Candidates should study according to syllabus and prepare topics as History, Geography, Culture, General Policy, Economic Scene & Scientific Research.
  • General Awareness is the most important section of FCI MT Exam. This section acquires more importance because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly and at the same time, very high marks can be scored in this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as basic General Knowledge, Important Days, Important Persons, Award Winners, Books and Authors Games and Cups and Abbreviations.
    This section is divided into two parts in FCI MT .One is static GK and the other one is current affairs. Most of the students only focus on reading newspapers and monthly magazines to clear this section but, they don’t realize that almost 80%of the general awareness questions come from Static general knowledge and science. So, you have to make Science and Static your first priority. We can further divide his section is divided into four major parts.
    •      History:
      In SSC exam history is only Indian history so, there is no need to read world history. Indian history is divided into three parts: Ancient, Medieval and Modern. Start with the NCERT history books of class 7th to 12th. But don’t read it very deeply and don’t try to cram all dates and names.

    •      Geography and Economics:
      Focus only on physical and Indian Geography. No need to go through world geography. Some questions are also asked from economy but they are very few in number. Read NCERT of Geography from class 7th to 10th and economics book of 11th class only.

    •      Science:
      The general awareness section of SSC normally contains 35% of science based questions. But technology related current affairs are normally not asked in the exam. You can start with basic NCERT science books from 7th to 10th class.

    •      Current Affairs:
      For current affairs focus on the events and happening of past one year. Read at least one news paper daily. Try to read only the important information such as names of people and places in news, names of receivers of various awards etc. Also, go through the BUDGET as well as FCI MT usually asks questions from it.
     More Tips Below:
  • Listen and read National new on daily basis.
  • Go through the General Awareness books such as Competition Master, Competition Success Review or Pratiyogita Darpan on monthly basis.
  • Study the last budget passed by the Central Government.
  • Aware of all changes around the world 6-7 months before the exam.

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General Intelligence & Reasoning :

It includes questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. This section may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making,visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other subtopics if any.


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Computer Awareness:

 In computer questions are asked from different topics which are as follows:
1. Basic of Computer
2. MS Word
3. MS Excel
4. Power Point
5. Generation of Computer
6. Internet, etc


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Data Analysis & Interpretation: 

This section covers different forms of D.I. which is based on
1. Tables
2. Pie - Charts
3. Bar Graphs
4. Data Analysis
5. Line Graphs
6. Caselets
7. Combined data sets


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  Quantitative Aptitude :

Quantitative Aptitude : The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use  of numbers & number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of  whole numbers, decimals, fractions & relationships between numbers,Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Algebra Partnership Business,  Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of  School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various  kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle , Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right base, Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.



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Exam Preparation Strategy

  • Know your strengths and weaknesses – You must plan the journey well in advance. You need to understand your strengths and weaknesses so that you can focus where it is needed that most. For example, you can be strong in Math, average in Chemistry but clueless in Physics. It is important because you can turn your weakness into strength provided that you work hard.
  • Know your exam well – You must be familiar with the syllabus, exam pattern, exam notification, important chapters from exam perspective and the marking scheme. It would greatly help you in making the study schedule and improving the attempts in the examination.
  • Plan your preparation – It is crucial to plan your preparation and create a timetable. You can assign chapters and topics on daily basis or weekly basis. It would help you to cover the syllabus in time. However, making a schedule is not sufficient and you need to stick to it as well. Timetable must devote equal time to all subjects, with tough subjects mixed with easy ones.
  • Practice hard – You must remember that only learning chapters will not result into success. You need to materialize your learning into a better score in the exam which is why high practice is recommended. So practice, practice and practice till you are perfect at a particular chapter. If you practice and not cram, you would be able to crack the questions at ease.
  • Beyond studies – You must balance your extracurricular activities with the studies. By extracurricular, we mean the activities which can help you relax in the strenuous study schedule. You can do exercises to keep body and soul fit. Proper diet is also important aspect that cannot be ruled out. You must have healthy light meals which includes consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid consuming fatty and sugary foods.

FCI MT Exam Preparation Tips:
  • Time Table: Candidates have to make time table for FCI MT Preparation. Time should be made as candidate’s ability.
  • Study Material:Check the latest syllabus and exam pattern. FCI MT paper always follow updated pattern. Candidates can prepare with book, reference book (guide), previous paper, Notes etc.
  • Preparation:Candidates always concentrate on exam preparation and study regularly with books and keep maintain notes for last time preparation. 
  • Believe in Yourself: Always believe in yourself and think about your aim to would be succeeded in the FCI MT Exam. Try to don’t lose the self confidence.
  • Stress Management: Always keep your mind cool and stress free. Proper rest your mind after long study. Students should also listen sometime sweet music songs after long time study.
  • Time Management: Time Management is most important for FCI MT Exam.  Candidate’s gives proper time to study with books and other study materials like previous year papers, Notes, magazines etc.
  • Make Hand Notes: Regularly make notes for FCI MT Exam, so Candidates can easily understand and revise the previous topics.
  • Know your Strength and Weakness: Candidates should check their weakness and work hard to remove their weak point in study. Mange time to solve the hard and easy topics in your FCI MT syllabus.
  • Be Positive: Candidates should make positive thinking about the exam and their future result. Don’t be afraid the exam paper.
  • Take Advice to Expert: Candidates if you feel confused in any topic & question then to you should take an advice to your expert/teacher. Don’t waste time to solve these types of question.

You must dedicate 4- 5 hours of daily preparation and rather than making time schedule, you should list down the topics you should prepare per day. Little things like these tips will make your ride smoother:
  1. Eat Light – Start your day with a light breakfast like cereal and fruit. Avoid greasy food to spare yourself the lethargy and drowsiness that they induce. Eating light will make your body feel lighter, letting you focus better
  2. Short Study Hours, Strong Focus – If you cannot study for long hours, it is much better to sit for short hours, but with dedication! Promise yourself you’ll study well for those two hours.
  3. Take Regular Breaks – It’s always better to give yourself a break after every hour or two, than cramming everything nonstop. Give your mind time to soak it all in
  4. Take Time Out for Yourself – Constant studying makes your mind bored and unresponsive. So take time out to pamper yourself and let yourself unwind. A calm body and mind are the most receptive
  5. Unwind – When you are on a timeout, unwind with a fun, creative activity! Simple things like cooking, painting, or even a walk in the park are good ways to let your hair down. You could even rock out to your favorite music.
  6. Exercise – Take regular walks, go for runs or go gymming! Any kind of physical workout is a good break, for both your body and mind.
  7. Set Targets – Set achievable targets for yourself, like studying 4 comprehensive topics in an hour, or 7-8 small topics in an hour. This will boost your speed as your mind will not feel over taxed.
  8. Learn and Revise on the Go – Get your hands on a good book for your SSC preparations. This will let you touch up whenever you have the free time, or just feel the need
  9. Use Flashcards – This is another great tool that will let you revise anytime, anywhere and with ease! Make flashcards of important dates, event and keywords to keep your memory fresh.
  10. Get Ample Sleep – I cannot stress the importance of sleeping enough! Make sure you are well rested so that your body doesn’t decide to rest at a time you need it the most!
Simple things like these will let you prep better for the FCI MT ! Some other simple things you should note is making sure you have your id and admit card, and carrying some snack and water to the exam venue.

Last Minute Tips
  • Don’t Overburden Yourself: It is important not to overburden yourself while preparing hard for the examination. There should be set hours for study for the candidates and there should be equal share of light hearted entertainment and physical outings necessary along with the studies. A healthy mind and body can become very important for your success and thus the candidates need to make their routine perfectly in tandem with the situation.
  • Keep a stopwatch by your side: If you are still wondering how you would manage your time and solve all the 200 questions that you need to solve in the four hour time period, the only option you are left with is to keep a stopwatch by your side and practice regularly.
  • Spot your weak areas: It is very easy to go along well with your strong areas, but it is the best time to work on your weaker areas and give it your best shot. Try and point out all the major areas you are stumbling and try to remove the blockings through constant practice and able guidance.
  • Device your own methods and techniques: This is one such practice which allows the candidates to solve questions in innumerably less time and boost confidence in the candidates. They could take suggestions from the coaching classes or take inputs from the mock question papers or guidebooks from which they prepare. Finding a pattern for any question could turn out to be gold for the candidates.
  • Make your own boundaries: You cannot possibly answer each and every question correctly in the given time and thus you need to limit your lines. This could help the candidates immensely in the time of giving the examination and make it possible for them to make a count on their chances for getting through.
  • Sharpen your weapons: You need to make sure you keep your admit cards, necessary stationary equipment ready for the examination and get ready to go for the examination.
  • Prepare yourself mentally: The examinations are mental game and you need to be psychologically strong in order to succeed in any examination. You need to feel assured of yourself and believe in yourself that whatever preparations you have gone through could sail you through to the next round. This confidence alone could ease your way while going for the examination.
  • Keep your eyes open for anything new: A good listener and observer can always benefit from whatever is around them. The candidates need to be aware of the ongoing events in their surroundings and be active mentally and physically to stay fit. They should look for new words, sentence formation structures and passages that appear in newspapers, magazines and journals which could help them in the English Language paper. Along with this they should go through internet surfing to find out resources and online material available for helping them in the examinations.
Tips and StrategiesThe Days Before Exam
Those candidates who are preparing for their examinations need to keep some simple things in mind and use them for their written examination to cross the first hurdle in their way to get selected for the various positions in question.
  • Get all the recent ongoing events on your fingertips: If anything that could help you throughout the entire examination the most, it would be your understanding of the immediate environment in which you are living. It is very important to have a positive attitude towards news of national and international importance and keep them on your fingertips. These would help you immensely to solve the questions related to general awareness paper. This would also make you more subtle and confident while you answer your questions in the examination.
  • Practice is the key: This might be your first competitive exam or you might be a veteran preparing for years giving examinations to get your desired job. Regardless of the fact that whether you are a first timer or an experienced person, you must keep your daily practice going. This is the key for any competitive examination as this could only prepare an aspiring candidate to solve tricky answers in the examination hall in limited time.
  • Make way for suggestions: Whether you are preparing for the examination on your own or taking help from any coaching institute, you must device and remain open to any suggestions or methods that you come across which helps you solving questions in a limited time. This could make your chances stronger as succeeding in these competitive exams doesn’t depend solely on answering questions, but answering them on time. Hence, you should be very adaptive and prepare yourself in such a way that you could solve the questions in a blink.
  • Keep an eye on the watch: There are thousands of aspiring candidates who would like to take this opportunity and would apply for the written examination. Among them only those candidates who could score the cutoff marks could make it to the next round. In order to be in the list of selected candidates, you need to initiate you preparation in such a manner that you do not fail in the examination centre. You must keep a watch ticking beside you as you might have to answer 200 questions in 2 hours’ time, which is not at all an easy feat to achieve. This needs adequate practice and dedication while preparing for the examinations.
  • Do not strike the panic button: It is most common among the candidates to get nervous or tensed just before the examination. It would not at all help the candidates in the examination but on the contrary could lower their chances while they are answering the questions in the examination hall. A little anxiety before examinations are normal but making it superficial to control your brain and making it the reason for fear is something very dangerous and should be avoided. Candidates could take help of regular meditation or focus games to relieve the stress and dribble strategically with their mind and body functioning together.
  • Keep an eye on your health: The written examination is just one part of the recruitment. The candidates need to be on their physical best as well, because just after they get through with the written examinations they would have to face the physical hurdle to ultimately get selected. Hence, stressing too much and giving everything to the written examination alone would not help. On the contrary it is advisable to take care of your body by regularly exercising and running on fields keeping a clock ticking to measure the runtime.




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