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FCI Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern for Grade 2 and 3 Posts

The FCI syllabus is the most important thing that must be understood by the candidates who are preparing for the FCI exam. FCI Recruitment 2024 is a great opportunity for all the job seekers who are looking for a reputed Government Job. Candidates who are preparing for FCI Exam must be aware of the exam pattern and syllabus accordingly. In this article, we have covered the FCI syllabus 2024 for the post of FCI Manager as well as the FCI Assistant Grade 3 Syllabus 2024.

FCI Syllabus 2024

Interested and eligible candidates must begin their preparation to grab this golden opportunity with having huge number of vacancies for various posts. The candidates should start their preparation today only for the exam. The FCI Syllabus along with the Exam Pattern are covered thoroughly in this article for a basic understanding of the candidates. Candidates can go through the  FCI Recruitment 2024 notification to check other details.

FCI Syllabus 2024: Overview

FCI will soon release the FCI Recruitment 2024 Notification for categories 2 and 3 on its official website. The FCI Syllabus 2024 detailed overview is been presented in the below table. Candidates must have a look at the FCI eligibility, FCI Notification details, etc.

FCI Syllabus 2024
Organization Food Corporation of India
Category 2 and 3
Job Location All Over India
Vacancies To be Notified
Category FCI Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Application Mode Online
Selection Process Online Test & Interview
Salary Rs. 50,000- 1,80,000/
Official Website fci.gov.in

FCI Exam Pattern 2024

In this article, we have provided the FCI Syllabus and exam pattern so that candidates can understand what they need to study. We advise candidates, to read the full article and gather information about the FCI Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

FCI Selection Process 2024

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, Interviews, Training
For Manager (Hindi) Online Computer-Based Test & Interview
Category 3 posts Online Test- Phase 1 & Phase 2

FCI Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024

The candidates who are preparing for the FCI Recruitment 2024 must check the detailed FCI Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024 for Category 2 and 3 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 2: Phase 1

The FCI Manager (Category 2) preliminary examination will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 4 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. The FCI Category 2 Phase I exam pattern is as follows:

Sections No. of Questions Max. Marks Time Duration
Reasoning Ability 25 25 15 minutes
English Language 25 25 15 minutes
Numerical Aptitude 25 25 15 minutes
General Studies 25 25 15 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

FCI Category 2 Exam Pattern: Phase 2

In phase 2 there will be a single paper for  Manager (General) and Manager (Depot).  Paper 2 will be a post-exam that will be conducted for the Manager (Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Manager (Civil Engineering), Manager (Technical), and Manager (Accounts). Candidates can check the FCI Category 2 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 2 Manager (Accounts)
Manager (Technical)
Manager (Civil Engineering)
Manager  (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)
Paper 3 and Paper IV Manager (Hindi)

FCI Category 2 Exam Pattern: Phase-2 (Paper 1)

Section No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English Language 25 25 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 25 25 20 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude 25 25 20 Minutes
General Studies 45 45 30 Minutes
Total 120 120 90 Minutes

In the table given below, candidates can check the description of the exam patterns for the phase 2 exam.

FCI Manager (Category 2) Phase 2 Pattern 
Type of paper  Number Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration  
Paper – I 120 120 90 Minutes
Post specific Paper-2 (in phase 2) 60 120 90 Minutes
Paper-3 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


FCI Manager Syllabus 2024

The FCI Syllabus for Phase I is common for all the posts under Category 2. 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 Manager Syllabus 2024: Post-Wise (Phase 2)

The syllabus given below is post-wise FCI Syllabus 2024 for all the posts. The post-specific paper will be of 120 marks carrying 60 questions. Candidates must go through the FCI Syllabus 2024 given below.

FCI Syllabus 2024: Accounts Manager Post

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

FCI Syllabus 2024: Technical Manager

  •  Agricultural- Statistics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses), Food & Agriculture Microbiology, Nutrition (Animal & Plant), Postharvest care of Cereals & Pulses, Food grain Protection, Agriculture Extension.
  •  Biotechnology- Microbes: Beneficial & Harmful, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnological Principles, Economic Biotechnology, Pathogens & Control, Recent Trends.
  •  Entomology- Basic Entomology, Economic Entomology, Beneficial and harmful insects, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Storage Grain Insect Pests, Vertebrate Pests.
  • 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).
  • PFA Act, 1964, Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006/Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011, Right to
    information Act, 2005

FCI Syllabus 2024: Civil Engineering Manager

  •  Engineering Materials & Construction Technology Selection of the site for the construction, Planning, and orientation of buildings, Ventilation, air conditioning, and acoustics. 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, Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition, Laboursafety, and welfare.
  • Surveying: Surveying, Leveling, temporary and permanent adjustments of levels and Theodolite, Use of theodolite, and 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, design Criteria for a shallow foundation, Plate load test, Stability of simple slopes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  •  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; Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression, and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, and Staircases.
  •  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.

FCI Syllabus 2024: Electrical 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, 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 Assistant Grade 3 Syllabus 2024

FCI will conduct the online exam in two phases for category 3 posts. Phase 1 exam will be of 100 marks carrying 100 questions. The complete FCI Assistant Grade 3 Syllabus 2024 can be checked from the link provided below.

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern 2024: Phase 1

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

Section No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English Language 25 25 15 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 25 25 15 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude 25 25 15 Minutes
General Studies 25 25 15 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes




Is the FCI Recruitment 2024 Notification Pdf Out?

No, the FCI Recruitment 2024 Notification Pdf is not released yet.

Is there any negative marking in the FCI recruitment exam?

Yes, there will be negative marking.

How to get the FCI Syllabus 2024?

The detailed syllabus and exam pattern are provided here.

What is the Selection Process for FCI Assistant Grade 3 2024?

The FCI Assistant Grade 3 2024 Selection Process includes an Online test (Phase 1 & Phase 2) followed by Interviews and Training.

What is the Exam Pattern for FCI Assistant Grade III Phase I examination?

FCI Assistant Grade III Exam Pattern consists of four sections i.e. Reasoning, Numerical Ability, General Studies and English Language.

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