FCI Manager Syllabus PDF & FCI Exam Pattern 2021

This article is all about the latest FCI Syllabus for the Managerial post and detailed FCI exam pattern for the candidates writing FCI Manager exam 2021. 

Being a lucrative job profile under the Central Government of India, FCI Manager exam faces intense competition, hence making it difficult for candidates to easily clear the exam in one go. 

Therefore, it is important for candidates to keep abreast with the latest FCI exam pattern for Managerial post and understand the FCI Syllabus before committing it to memory. 

Download FCI Manager Syllabus PDF for better preparation.

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The conducting body is yet to release the FCI Manager exam date along with the official FCI Manager notification 2021 For detailed information, candidates can check the FCI Manager 2021 exam page. 

The highlights of the FCI Manager exam date 2019-20 are given below:

FCI Manager Exam Date
FCI Manager Events Dates
FCI Manager Notification 2019 September 27th, 2019
FCI Manager Online Application Start Date September 28th, 2019 
FCI Exam 2019 online apply last date October 27th, 2019
Availability of FCI Manager Admit Card 2019 November 13th, 2019
FCI Manager Exam Date Phase I November 28th, 2019
FCI Manager Result Phase-I January 27th, 2020
FCI Manager Exam Date Phase-II February 23rd, 2020
FCI Manager Interview Date

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FCI Exam Pattern For Manager Post

The FCI Manager selection process consists of 3 rounds. Candidates who applied for FCI Manager exam 2021 will be selected based on the three rounds as mentioned below:

  1. Online Test
  2. Personal Interview and
  3. Training

FCI Manager Exam Pattern – Online Test

  1. The online test of FCI manager exam consists of Phase-I and Phase-II exams.
  2. The test in Phase-I of the online test will be Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions.
  3. Each question will carry one mark. 
  4. For each wrong attempt, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark assigned to that question.
  5. If the candidate leaves a question blank, i.e. no answer is marked then there will be no negative marking for that question.
  6. The marks obtained in the Phase-I test will not be reckoned in the final merit ranking.

The Phase-I online test of FCI Manager is common for all the posts. The structure of Phase I Online test is as mentioned below:

FCI Manager Phase I Exam Pattern
Subjects  No. of Questions  Marks Duration
English Language 30  20 marks 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35  20 marks 20 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude 35 25 marks 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 marks 60 Minutes

Phase II Of FCI manager 2021 Exam-

Phase II of the FCI Manager Exam comprises of Two exams i.e. One Paper Exam and Two paper Exams.

One Paper Exam: This exam consists of Paper I that is common for candidates applying for General/Depot/Movement/Accounts/Technical/Civil engineering/Electrical & Mechanical engineering .i.e. Candidates applying for any one of the post code from A, B, C, D. E. F, and G.

Two Paper Exam: This exam covers Paper I (mentioned above), Paper II, Paper III and Paper IV. Paper I and Paper II is for candidates applying for post code D, E, F and G i.e. Accounts/ Technical/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

Paper III and Paper IV is for candidates applying for post code H i.e. FCI Manager (Hindi).

*Important – The Online test for Paper I and II & for Paper III and IV shall be held in a single setting. 

Number of Papers in FCI Manager Phase II exam is given below:

FCI Manager Phase II Pattern 
Type of paper  Number Of Questions/  Maximum Marks Duration Of Time
Paper – I 120 Multiple Choice Questions  1 mark each – Total 120 marks 90 Minutes
Post specific Paper-II (in phase II) 60 Multiple Choice Questions  2 marks each – Total 120 marks 90 Minutes
Paper-III for the Post of Manager (Hindi) Post Code-H ) 120 Multiple Choice Questions  1 mark each – Total 120 marks 90 Minutes
Paper-IV (Only for the Post of Manager (Hindi) Post Code-H ) 1 Passage for translation from Hindi to English

1 Precis Writing in English 

1 Passage for translation from English to Hindi

1 essay in Hindi

30 marks each – Total 120 marks 90 Minutes

Candidates preparing for FCI Manager exam can check the important Links given below:

FCI Manager Syllabus

Candidates preparing for FCI Manager 2020 exam can know the detailed FCI syllabus. The FCI Manager Syllabus for Phase I exam is as mentioned below:

FCI Manager Syllabus English Language

The FCI Manager English Language Syllabus covers the following topics: 

FCI Manager Syllabus Reasoning Ability

The FCI Manager Reasoning Ability Syllabus covers the following topics:

  • Visual Memory
  • Clocks
  • Discrimination
  • Space Visualization
  • Odd man out
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Letter series
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Figural Classification
  • Similarities
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Shapes and Mirror
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Venn diagrams
  • Non-Verbal Test
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Number series
  • Problem Solving

FCI Manager Syllabus Numerical Aptitude

The FCI Manager Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus covers the following topics:

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FCI Syllabus Phase-II Exam

The FCI Manager Syllabus for phase II examination is given below:

FCI Syllabus Paper I covers General Aptitude consisting of Data Analysis, Reasoning, Computer Awareness, Management, General Awareness, and Current Affairs for the post of Manager (General / Depot / Movement / Accounts / Technical / Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering).

FCI Syllabus Paper II covers Question on-

  • Finance and General Accounting for candidates applying for Manager (Accounts)/
  • Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Food Science and Technology & Bio Technologyquestions for candidates applying for Manager (Technical)
  • Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering questions for candidates applying for Manager (Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering).

The topic-wise FCI Manager Syllabus for Various posts is as mentioned below:

FCI Syllabus Accounts Manager Post Code-D 

Basic Accounting concept– books of accounts and Accounting Standards.

Financial Accounting –

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

Taxation –

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

Auditing –

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

Commercial Laws –

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

Basic Computers-

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

Daily News

FCI Syllabus Technical Manager Post Code-E 


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


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


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


  • 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 Civil Engineering Manager Post Code-F

  • 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, 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

FCI Syllabus Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering Manager 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
  • 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

FCI syllabus Manager (Hindi) Post Code-H 

FCI Manager Syllabus Paper III covers General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Computer Awareness, Management and Current Affairs for candidates applying for the Post Code H Manager (Hindi)

FCI Manager Syllabus Paper IV (Subjective Test) covers questions on passage for translation from Hindi to English and English to Hindi, essay in Hindi and Precis Writing in English.

Candidates appearing for FCI Manager Paper-IV (Hindi) should be able to use the following keyboard layouts:

  1. Inscript
  2. Remington (GAIL)

Candidates can get the detailed FCI manager Syllabus for each paper in Phase I and Phase II is given in the FCI Syllabus PDF given at the top and bottom of this page.

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