How to Prepare English for FCI Exam 2019?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Worried about English Preparation for FCI Exam 2019? In this article, we will discuss the ways to tackle this section in a limited time so that you do not compromise with preparation of other sections. Before proceeding further, let us discuss the marking scheme and the number of questions asked in different sections of FCI exam

How to Prepare English for FCI Exam?

FCI AG General & Depot Exam process is divided into two stages i.e. Phase I & Phase II. Let us go through both the phases & understand the selection procedure of General & Depot posts.

The exam pattern for FCI Phase I online objective exam is as follows: –

Name of the Test

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks

Duration (minutes)

English Language



20 minutes

Reasoning Ability



20 minutes

Numerical Aptitude



20 minutes




60 minutes

  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • Total time duration will be of 60 Minutes.
  • 100 multiple choice questions will be asked in Phase I.

Now let us go through the tips that can be used as a guideposts in your preparation for English Section.

  • Go through the Previous Years’ Question Papers
  • Read newspapers and informative magazines to boost your vocabulary.
  • For Grammar section, follow a book that clears your basic concepts such as the one by S.P. Bakshi.
  • Practice as much quizzes and mock tests as you can
  • Read English novels such as autobiographies of eminent personalities. Reading such novels not only motivates you to work harder but also enhance your word power. 
  • Make flash cards and use them often to revise the words learnt and their usage. 
  • Idioms & Phrases are the most tricky part of this section. However, you can improve this section by noting down a list of important idioms & Phrases in your notebook and going through them on a daily basis. To remember it for long, take numerous quizzes and include them in your day to day conversation. 


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