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FCI Syllabus 2022, Exam Pattern and Category Wise Exam

FCI Syllabus 2022: Food Corporation of India (FCI) will soon release the official notification for the recruitment of 4710 vacancies for the Category II, III, and IV for the post of Assistant General Manager (General Administration, Technical, Accounts, Law) and Medical Officer at its various offices all across the country. This is a great opportunity for all the job seekers who are looking for a reputed Government Job with a handsome salary and well-deserved officer post.

FCI Syllabus 2022

The interested and eligible candidates must begin their preparation to grab this FCI Recruitment 2022 opportunity with a huge number of vacancies for various posts. The candidates must pull up their socks and start looking for the FCI Syllabus 2022. The FCI Recruitment 2022 notification will be out soon.

FCI Exam Pattern 2022

In this article, candidates will be provided with the FCI Syllabus and exam pattern, to begin with, the proper preparation. We advise candidates, to read the full article and gather information about the FCI Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

FCI Syllabus 2022: Overview

FCI has released the FCI Category II, III, and IV Notification 2022 on the official website. The FCI Syllabus 2022 detailed overview is been presented in the below table. Candidates must have a look at the FCI eligibility, FCI Notification details, etc.

Organization Food Corporation of India
Category II, III, and IV
Job Location All Over India
Vacancies 4710
Category FCI Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Application Mode Online
Online Registration To be notified
Selection Process Online Test & Interview
Salary Rs. 50,000- 1,80,000/
Official Website

FCI Selection Process 2022

The Selection Process will be different for each category and the candidate has to qualify for the required stages. The post-wise selection process is as follows:

Posts Selection Process
For Manager (General/ Depot/ Movement/ Accounts/ Technical/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Mechanical Engineering) Online Computer Based Test, Interview, Training
For Manager (Hindi) Online Computer Based Test & Interview
Category III posts Online Test- Phase 1 & Phase 2
For Watchman Online Computer Based Test & PET

FCI Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022

The candidates who are preparing for the FCI Recruitment 2022 must check the detailed FCI Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022 for Category II, III, and IV which includes manager-level posts comprising of Manager (General), Manager (Depot), Manager (Accounts), Manager (Technical), Manager (Civil Engineering), Manager  (Electrical Mechanical Engineering), and Manager (Hindi).

Exam Pattern of FCI Category II: Phase-I

The FCI Manager (Category II) preliminary examination will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. The FCI Category II Phase I exam pattern is as follows:

Sections No. of Questions Max. Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

FCI Category II Exam Pattern: Phase-II

In phase II there will be a single paper for  Manager (General) and Manager (Depot).  Paper 2 will be a post-exam will be conducted for the Manager (Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Manager (Civil Engineering), Manager (Technical), and Manager (Accounts). Candidates can check the FCI Category II exam pattern from the table given below

Number of Papers Post
One Paper Exam Paper I only Manager (General)
Manager (Depot)
Two Paper Exam Paper I and Paper II Manager (Accounts)
Manager (Technical)
Manager (Civil Engineering)
Manager  (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)
Paper III and Paper IV Manager (Hindi)

In the table given below, candidates can check the description of the exam patterns for the phase II exam.

FCI Manager (Category II) Phase II Pattern 
Type of paper  Number Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration  
Paper – I 120 120 90 Minutes
Post specific Paper-II (in phase II) 60 120 90 Minutes
Paper-III for the Post of Manager (Hindi) 120 120 90 Minutes
Paper-IV (Only for the Post of Manager (Hindi) 1 Passage for translation from Hindi to English1 Precis Writing in English1 Passage for translation from English to Hindi

1 essay in Hindi

30 marks each – A total of 120 marks 90 Minutes

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FCI Syllabus 2022: Category II( Manager)

The FCI Syllabus for Phase I is common for all the posts under category II. In phase 1 there will be three sections i.e. Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. In the table given below, we have provided the section-wise FCI syllabus with all the topics.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Direction & Distance Simplification Reading comprehension
Blood Relation Approximation Fillers
Syllogism Missing Series Cloze Test
Alphanumeric Series Wrong Series Phrase Replacement
Inequality Quadratic Equation Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbled
Coding-Decoding Number system, LCM & HCF Inference, Sentence Completion
Clocks & Calendars Data Interpretation (Bar, Line, Pie, Tabular) Connectors
Semantic Analogy Average, Ratio, Percentage, Profit & Loss Paragraph Conclusion
Odd One Out Simple Interest & Compound Interest Phrasal Verb-Related Questions
Venn Diagram Problems on Ages Error Detection/Sentence-based Error
Circular/Triangular/Square/Rectangular Seating arrangement Time & Work, Pipes & Cisterns Word Usage/Vocab-based Questions
Linear row/Double row arrangement Speed, Distance & Time Sentence Improvement
Floor-based Puzzle Probability Error Correction
Box-based Puzzle Mensuration Idioms & Phrases
Day/Month/Year/Age-based Puzzle Permutation & Combination Word Swap
Comparison/Categorised/Uncertain Puzzle Mixture & Allegation Misspelt
Statement & Assumption Partnership Word Rearrangement
Alphabets-based Questions Boat & Stream Column-based Sentences & Fillers

FCI Syllabus 2022: Post-Wise ( Phase II)

The syllabus given below is FCI Syllabus 2022 post-wise syllabus for all the posts. The post-specific paper will be of 120 marks carrying 60 questions. Candidates must go through the FCI Syllabus 2022  given below.

FCI Syllabus 2022: Accounts Manager Post

Commercial Laws –

  • Contract Act
  • Companies Act
  • Sales of Goods Act
  • Negotiable Instrument Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • RTI Act

Financial Accounting –

  • Analysis of Financial statement
  • Budgeting & Budgetary control
  • Working Capital management
  • Capital Budgeting & Ratio Analysis

Auditing –

  • Auditing Concepts and Methods
  • Internal & External Audit of Companies

Basic Computers-

  • Operating System
  • Browsers
  • Email
  • Memory(Internal, External, portable)
  • Chats
  • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Networks

Taxation –

  • Income Tax including the filing of the return, TDS, Advance Tax, etc
  • Goods & Services Tax.

FCI Syllabus 2022: Technical Manager


  • Microbes: Beneficial & Harmful
  • Genetic Engineering,
  • Biotechnological Principles
  • Economic Biotechnology
  • Pathogens & Control
  • Recent trends


  • 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)


  • Basic Entomology
  • Economic Entomology
  • Beneficial and harmful insects
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Storage Grain Insect pest
  • Vertebrate Pests


  • Statistics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses)
  • Food & Agriculture Microbiology
  • Nutrition (Animal & Plant)
  • Postharvest care of Cereals & Pulses
  • Food grain Protection
  • Agriculture Extension


  • PFA Act, 1964
  • Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006/Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011
  • Right to Information Act, 2005

FCI Syllabus 2022: Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering Manager

  • 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
  • Strength of Materials, Engineering Materials
  • 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)
  • Electromechanics, Control Systems, Electronics and Communications, Estimation and costing, Use of computers

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FCI Syllabus 2022: Civil Engineering Manager

  • Engineering Materials & Construction Technology-
  • Selection of site for the construction
  • Engineering Materials & Construction Technology
  • Planning and orientation of buildings, acoustics
  • Ventilation and air conditioning
  • Building and highway materials, Stones, Bricks timber, Lime, Cement Mortar, Plain and reinforced Cement Concrete, Bitumen, and Asphalt.

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

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


  • 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

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
  • Plate load test
  • Stability of simple slopes

Highway and bridges-

  • Classification of road land width
  • Flexible pavements
  • WBM courses, sub-base, sand bitumen base course, crushed cement concrete base / sub-base course
  • Prime and tack coats
  • surface dressing
  • Asphaltic concrete, seal coats

Structural Analysis-

  • Strength of materials
  • Bending moments and shear force
  • Suspended Cables
  • Concepts and use of Computer-Aided Design

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

Design of Concrete and Masonry 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

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

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FCI Syllabus 2022 Category III

FCI will conduct the online exam in two phases for category III posts. Phase 1 exam will be of 100 marks carrying 100 questions. The complete FCI Syllabus 2022 for category III can be checked from the link provided below.

FCI Category III (Assistant) Exam Pattern 2022: Phase I

The online exam of FCI Assistant for phase 1 will be common for all the posts i.e. depot, accounts, general, technical, Hindi(AG), and Stenographer. The test structure for the Prelims Online exam is as follows

 Name of the Test  No of Questions  No of Marks  Duration
 English  30  30  20mins
 Reasoning Ability  35  35  20mins
 Numerical Aptitude  35  35  20mins
 Total  100  100  60mins

FCI Syllabus 2022: FAQ

Q. How many vacancies are announced for FCI Cat-I-2022 Exam?
Ans: The expected number of vacancies to be announced is 4000.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the FCI recruitment exam?

Ans: Yes, there will be negative marking.

Q. How to get the FCI Syllabus 2022?

Ans: The detailed syllabus and exam pattern are provided here.

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