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FCI syllabus Latest 2020 Exam Pattern

FCI syllabus 2020: Food Corporation of India (FCI) is one of the largest public sector undertakings which ensure the food security of the nation. It released an online application invitation for the various posts of Manager (General/ Depot/ Movement/ Accounts/ Technical/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Mechanical Engineering). Candidates who are eligible for the following posts can easily apply online from the official website of fci.

FCI syllabus 2021

There are various posts under Food Corporation of India, aspirants have to choose according to their eligibility criteria or requirement of the following post.

In this article we have covered the detailed fci syllabus 2021 for the aspirants who are seeking for the latest fci syllabus, exam pattern, stages of fci exam and others.

 Stages of FCI exam:

  • The stages of fci examination are as follows:
  • Computer based Phase-I online test
  • Computer based Phase-II online test
  • Interview
  • Training

Overview of exam pattern of Paper I, II, III and IV

Paper Type No. of questions & Marks Duration Negative marking
Paper – I  120 MCQ will carry equal

01 marks. Paper will carry

maximum 120 marks

90 minutes  There will be no negative

marking in Phase-II of the


Post specific Paper-II

(in phase II)

60 MCQ each carrying 02

marks. Paper will carry

maximum 120 marks.

60 minutes 
Paper-III (Only for the Post of Manager (Hindi)

Post Code-H )

120 MCQ will carry equal

01 mark. Paper will carry

maximum 120 marks

90 minutes 
Paper-IV (Only for the

Post of Manager (Hindi)

Post Code-H )

(i) 01 Passage for

translation from Hindi to


(ii) 01 Passage for

translation from English

to Hindi

(iii) 01 essay in Hindi

(iv) 01 Precis Writing in


Each question carries 30

Marks and total Marks will

be 120.

90 minutes 

CBT (Computer Based Examination) Phase I:

  • There will be Objective Type Multiple Choice questions only.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer
  • The marks obtained in Phase-I will not be reckoned in final merit ranking.
  • For each correct answer 1 mark will be awarded.
  • The exam will be conducted only in English and Hindi.

FCI Exam Pattern Paper 1st

Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration (minutes) 
English Language  30  30  20 minutes 
Reasoning Ability 35  35  20 minutes 
Numerical Aptitude 35  35  20 minutes 
100 100 60 minutes 

FCI Syllabus Paper-I (Duration-90 Minutes):

Paper 1 consists 120 Multiple Choice Questions of General Aptitude consisting of Reasoning/GeneralIntelligence, English Language, Computer Proficiency, General Awareness, Current Events, Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation for the Post Code A {Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering)}, B {Junior Engineer (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)}, F {AG-III (General)}, G {AG-III (Accounts)}, H{AG – III (Technical)} & I { AG-III (Depot)}.

FCI Syllabus Paper-II (Duration-60 minutes) :

Manager (Accounts) (Post Code-D):

  1. Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts and Accounting Standards.
  2. Financial Management: (a) Analysis of Financial statement (b) Budgeting & Budgetary control (c) Working Capital management (d) Capital Budgeting & Ratio Analysis.
  3. Taxation: (a) Income Tax including filing of return, TDS, Advance Tax etc. (b) Goods & Services Tax.
  4. Auditing: (a) Auditing Concepts and Methods (b) Internal & External Audit of Companies.
  5. Commercial Laws: (a) Contract Act (b) Companies Act (c) Sales of Goods Act (d) Negotiable Instrument Act (e) Consumer Protection Act (f) RTI Act.
  6. Basic of Computers: (a) Operating System (b) Browsers (c) Email (d) Memory (Internal, External, portable) (e) Chats (f) Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) (g) Networks.

Manager (Technical) (Post Code-E):

  1. Agricultural– Statistics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses), Food & Agriculture Microbiology, Nutrition (Animal & Plant), Postharvest care of Cereals & Pulses, Food grain Protection, Agriculture Extension.
  2. Biotechnology– Microbes: Beneficial & Harmful, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnological Principles, Economic Biotechnology, Pathogens & Control, Recent trends.
  3. Entomology– Basic Entomology, Economic Entomology, Beneficial and harmful insects, integrated Post Management (IPM), Storage Grain Insect pest, Vertebrate Pests.
  4. Chemistry-Physical Chemistry: Structure of Atoms, Chemical Bonding, Radioactivity; Inorganic Chemistry, Periodic Table, Basics Metals & Non-metals, Organic Chemistry, Basics of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aldehydes and acids , Biochemistry (Carbohydrates, Proteins & Fats).
  5. PFA Act, 1964,Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006/Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011, Right to information Act, 2005

III. Manager (Civil Engineering) (Post Code-F):

  1. Engineering Materials & Construction Technology Selection of site for the construction, Planning and orientation of buildings, Ventilation and air conditioning, acoustics. Building and highway materials, Stones, Bricks timber, Lime, Cement Mortar, Plain and reinforced Cement Concrete, Bitumen, Asphalt.
  1. Building Materials: Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminium, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks and Aggregates Classification, properties and selection criteria, Cement etc.
  2. Construction Practice, Planning and Management: Construction Planning, Equipment, site investigation, Tendering Process and Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition, Labor safety and welfare.
  3. Surveying: Surveying, Leveling, temporary and permanent adjustments of levels and Theodolite, Use of theodolite, tachometry. Trigonometrically and Triangulation survey. Contours and contouring, Computations of areas and volumes.
  1. Soil/Geotechnical Engineering:
    Classification of soil , Field identification tests , water content, specific gravity, voids ratio, porosity, Soil permeability and its determination in the laboratory and field, Darcy’s law, Flow nets its Characteristics. Local and general shear failures, design Criteria for shallow foundation, Plate load test, Stability of simple slopes.
  1. Highway and bridges: Classification of road land width, Flexible pavements, WBM courses, sub base, sand bitumen base curse, crushed cement concrete base / sub-base course. Prime and tack coats, surface dressing, Asphaltic concrete, seal coats etc.
  2. Structural Analysis: Strength of materials, Bending moments and shear force, Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structure, Suspended Cables, Concepts and use of Computer Aided Design.
  3. Design of steel structures: Principles of working stress methods, Design of tension and compression members, Design of beams and beam column connections, built-up sections, Girders, Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design.
  4. Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures: Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases.
  5. Estimating, Costing and Valuation: estimate, analysis of rates, earthwork, Brick , RCC work shuttering, Painting, Flooring, Plastering flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles etc. Valuation- Value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and obsolescence, methods of valuation.

IV.Manager (Electrical Mechanical Engineering) (Post Code-G):

Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Theory of Machines, Machine Design, Strength of Materials, Engineering Materials, Production Engineering , Industrial Engineering ,Production Planning and Control Material handling, Electrical Circuits, Network theorems, EM Theory, Electrostatics, Material Science (Electric Materials), Electrical Measurements, Elements of Computation Power Apparatus and Systems (Power System: Power generation; Thermal, Hydro, Nuclear & Solar power production and Transmissions), Electro mechanics, Control Systems, Electronics and Communications, Estimation and costing, Use of computers.

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Pattern of Paper – III and Paper – IV shall be as follows:

Paper-III (Duration-90 minutes) (120 Marks)

120 Multiple Choice Questions on General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Computer Awareness, Management and Current Affairs for candidates applying for the Post Code H Manager (Hindi).

Paper-IV (Duration-90 minutes) (120 Marks) (Subjective Test):

  1. 01 Passage for translation from Hindi to English (30 Marks)
  2. 01 Passage for translation from English to Hindi (30 Marks)
  3. 01 essay in Hindi (30 Marks)
  4. 01 Precis Writing in English (30 Marks).

For appearing in Paper-IV Manager (Hindi) candidate should be able to use the following keyboard layouts:

  1. Inscript
  2. Remington (GAIL)

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Best books for FCI syllabus

The best book suggestion for the fci syllabus paper I exams are as follows:

English Language books for FCI

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi 
  • Plinth to Paramount by neetu singh

Reasoning Ability books for FCI

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwalii and Indu Sijwali

Numerical Aptitude books for FCI Syllabus

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R S Aggarwal 
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma 

FCI syllabus PDF


FCI (Food Corporation of India) is one of the most sought public sector jobs among the candidates. It is one of the responsible and hard working jobs with full dedication. Candidates who are eligible for the above listed posts can apply for the following job post on releasing fresh recruitment notification or who have applied should start their preparation according to the syllabus.


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