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FCI Syllabus 2022: Food Cooperation of India (FCI) has released the FCI Syllabus 2023 along with the official notification. The candidates must note that the information on the syllabus and exam pattern will help to clear the examination. The FCI Exam comprises of online examination. The syllabus for the exam has sections like English Language, Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, and General Studies. There are various grades for which the exam is conducted and the candidates must be aware of all the information related to such details. The Syllabus is the initial step to initiate your preparation for the FCI Exam.  The space below has the detailed FCI Syllabus along with other details related to the examination.
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FCI Syllabus 2022 FCI Syllabus: Assistant General Manager and Medical Officer
FCI Exam Pattern

 

FCI Syllabus 2022

There are various phases in FCI Exam for different posts. Phase I Exam is common for all the posts. The syllabus for FCI Phase I Exam is as follows:

FCI Syllabus: Phase I


English
  • Para Completion
  • Error Correction
  • Spellings
  • Passage Completion
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Transformation
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Joining Sentences
  • Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)
  • Articles
  • Gerunds
  • Identify the Errors
  • Tense
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Prepositions
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Spotting Errors
  • Substitution
  • Adjectives
  • Homophones
  • Identify the Sentences
  • Noun
  • Sentence Completion
  • Prefix and Suffix
  • Sentence Pattern
  • Tag Questions
  • Plural Forms
  • Odd Words
  • Prepositions
  • Idioms and Phrases

Numerical Aptitude
  • Average
  • Number System
  • Profit and Loss
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Problems on Trains
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • H.C.F. and L.C.M
  • Pipes and Cistern
  • Age 
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Boats and Streams
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time and Work
  • Discounts
Reasoning Ability
  • 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 and Decoding
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Shapes and Mirror
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Non-Verbal Test
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Number Series
  • Problem Solving
 

FCI Syllabus: Phase II

There are two papers in Phase II Exam of FCI.

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The detailes syllabus of Phase II Exam for both the papers is as follows:

FCI Syllabus: Paper I
General Aptitude: Reasoning/General Intelligence, English Language, Computer Proficiency, General Awareness, Current Events, Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation for 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
FCI Junior Engineer Syllabus (Civil Engineering)
  • Building Materials: Physical and Chemical properties building stones, cement (Portland), Asbestos products, Timber and Wood based Products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes etc.
  • Surveying: Principles of surveying, plane table surveying, theodolite, leveling and contouring, curvature, permanent adjustment of dumpy level, methods of contouring, tachometric survey etc.
  • Soil Mechanics: void ratio, porosity, saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains and unit weights, grain size, Atterberg’s limits, soil classification, plasticity chart, permeability, consolidation of soils. Lab tests, moisture content, bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test etc.
  • 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.
  • Transportation Engineering: Types of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, Design of flexible and rigid pavements, bituminous construction, rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Railway Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering: Quality of water, purification, distribution, sanitation, sewerage and sewage treatments.
  • Structural Engineering: Theory of structures, bending moment and shear force diagrams retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection, critical load and columns, torsion etc.
  • Concrete Technology: Latest technology and uses of concrete, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, repair and maintenance of concrete structure etc.
  • RCC Designs: RCC flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of single reinforced beams, retaining walls, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State method and Working Stress method).
  • Steel Design: Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams, roof trusses, plate girders.
  • Construction Management: Construction scheduling Bar Chart, CPM and PERT etc.
FCI Junior Engineer Syllabus (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)
Basic concepts, Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units, Circuit law, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution of power in different power stations, Estimation and costing, Utilization of Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics, Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Thermal Engineering, Air standard Cycles for IC engines, Rankine cycle of steam, Air Compressors & their cycles, Boilers Refrigeration cycles, Production Engineering.

FCI Assistant Grade III Syllabus (Accounts)
  • Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts.
  • Taxation including Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax.
  • Auditing: - (a) Auditing concepts and methods, (b) Internal & External audit of companies.
  • Commercial Laws:- (Basic Knowledge) (a) Basics of Contract Act, (b) Basics of Company Act, (c) Basics of Sales of Goods Act, (d) Negotiable Instrument Act 5.
  • 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 Assistant Grade III Syllabus (Technical)
  • Agriculture:- Statics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses), Elementary entomology, Plant Protection, Agricultural Economics.
  • Botany:- Cell Biology :Tissue , Organ & Organ System, Genetics, Plant Classification, Diversity, Ecology, Life Process: Photosynthesis, Respiration , Circulation, Movement etc, Basics of Biochemistry.
  • Zoology:- Animal Cell & Tissue, Organ System, Heredity & Variation, Animal Classification, Micro Organism, Insects & Rodents.
  • Chemistry:- Chemical bonding, Organic Chemistry : Basics of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aldehydes and acids, Inorganic Chemistry , Chemistry in daily life.
  • Physics:- Measurements, Basic Physics, Light, Electricity.

FCI Stenographer Syllabus
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Internet
  • Computer Hardware
  • Memory
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Software
  • Networking
  • Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
  • Operating System
FCI Watchman Syllabus
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Simplification, Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF LCM, Problem On Ages , Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart.
  • General Awareness: Indian History, Indian Polity, Current Events, Geography, Economy etc. Focus will be on Current national & International events, banking, sports etc.
  • Reasoning : Analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetic reasoning, verbal and figure, Non Verbal Reasoning.
  • General English/Hindi : Passage, Preposition, Correction of sentences, active passive voice, direct indirect sentences, Verbs/Tense/Non Finites, Punctuation, Substituting phrasal verbs for expression, Synonyms and Antonyms, Use of adjective, Compound preposition, Determiners, Use of pronouns.
  • General Knowledge : Culture and Religion, Soil, Rivers, Mountains, Ports, Inland Harbours, Freedom Movement, Sports : championships/Winners/Terms/No. of Players, Defence, Wars and Neighbours, Current Affairs, Important National Facts about India, Heritage and Arts, Dance, History, Languages, Capitals and Currencies, National : Bird/ Animal/ Sport/ Flower/ Anthem/ Song/ Flag/ Monuments, Eminent Personalities, Common Names, Full forms and Abbreviations, Discoveries, Diseases and Nutrition, Award and Authors.
  • Current Affairs : On Current Events of National and International importance, candidates will be expected to have knowledge about them.
  • Mathematics : Number Systems including questions on Simplification, Decimals, Fractions, L.C.M., H.C.F., Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit & Loss, Discount, Simple & Compound Interest, Mensuration, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Tables & Graphs, etc.
  • English Language & Grammar : Antonyms, synonyms, grammar, one word substitution, idioms & phrases, Passage, Cloze Test, Jumble Sentences etc.

FCI Paper III Syllabus

For Post Code D - Assistant Grade-II (Hindi), and Post Code E - Typist (Hindi).

  • General Hindi
  • General English
  • General Awareness
  • General Intelligence
  • Computer Knowledge

FCI Paper IV Syllabus

For Post Code D - Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)

  • Translation - 2 Passages, one each from Hindi to English and vice-versa (Subjective Type)
 

FCI Syllabus: Assistant General Manager and Medical Officer


Syllabus for Assistant General Manager (Technical)
Topic Syllabus
Agriculture
  • Basic principles of Crop (Cereals & Pulses) production
  • Statistics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses)
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Crop Protection
  • Basics of Plant Pathology
  • Food & Agriculture Microbiology
  • Nutrition (Animal & Plant)
  • Postharvest care of cereals & Pulses
  • Basic Principle of Preservation of Foodgrains
  • Agriculture Extension
  • Photosynthesis and Respiration
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 pest
  • Vertebrate Pests
  • Classification of Insecticides and their mode of action
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
  • Acids

 

Biochemistry (Carbohydrates, Proteins & fats)

Food Safety and Standards and other important Acts
  • Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) Act, 1964
  • Food Safety and Standards Act,2006
  • Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011
  • Right to Information Act, 2005
  • National Food Security Act, 2013


Syllabus for Assistant General Manager (Accounts)
Syllabus
Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts and Accounting Standards
Financial Management

 

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

 

  • Income Tax including 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
Basics of Computers

 

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


Syllabus for Assistant General Manager (Law)
Syllabus
Constitution of India (with emphasis on service law and writ jurisdiction of High Court & Supreme Court, Fundamental Rights)
Procedural Law

 

  • Civil Procedural Code 1908
  • Indian Evidence Act 1872
  • Limitation Act 1963
Indian Contract Act 1872 including Specific Relief Act 1963
Commercial Law

 

  • Company Law 2013
  • Indian Partnership Act 1932
  • Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008
  • The Competition Act 2002
Labour Law

 

  • Industrial Dispute Act 1947
  • Employees Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provision Act 1952
  • Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act 1970
  • Minimum Wages Act 1948
  • Payment of Gratuity Act 1972
  • Payment of Wages Act 1936
  • The Employees Compensation Act 1923
  • Industrial Employment ( Standing Orders) Act 1946
Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996
National Food Security Act 2013
The Food safety and standards Act 2006
Prevention of Corruption Act 1988
Information Technology Act 2000
Right to Information Act 2005
Goods and Services Tax 2017


Syllabus for Medical Officer
Syllabus
General Medicine

 

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro‐intestinal
  • Genito‐Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases ( Virus, Rickets, Bacterial,
  • Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan, Fungus)
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Psychiatry
  • General
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Common Poisoning
  • Snake bite
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine Emphasis on medical procedures
  • Patho physiological basis of diseases
  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • In psychiatry – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizophrenia
Paediatrics

 

  • Common childhood emergencies
  • Basic newborn care
  • Normal developmental milestones
  • Accidents and poisonings in children, Birth defects and counselling including autism
  • Immunisation in children
  • Recognizing children with special needs and management
  • National programmes related to child health
General Surgery

 

  • Wounds
  • Infections
  • Tumours
  • Lymphatic
  • Blood vessels
  • Cysts/sinuses
  • Head and neck
  • Breast
  • Alimentary tract (Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental)
  • Liver
  • Bile
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Peritoneum
  • Abdominal wall
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • E.N.T.
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Traumatology
  • Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
  • Pre‐operative and post-operative care of surgical patients
  • Medico legal and ethical issues of surgery
  • Wound healing
  • Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
  • Shock patho‐physiology and management
Gynaecology & Obstetrics

 

(i) Obstetrics

  • Ante‐natal conditions
  • Intra‐natal conditions
  • Post‐natal conditions
  • Management of normal labours or complicated labour

(ii) Gynaecology

  • Questions on applied anatomy
  • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilisation
  • Questions on infections in genital tract, Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
  • Questions on displacement of the uterus, Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
  • High risk pregnancy and management
  • Abortions
  • Intra-Uterine growth retardation
  • Medico legal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape

(iii) Family Planning

  • Conventional contraceptives
  • U.D. and oral pills
  • Operative procedure
  • Sterilisation and organisation of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy

Preventive Social and Community Medicine

  • Social and Community Medicine
  • Concept of Health
  • Disease and Preventive Medicine
  • Health Administration and Planning
  • General Epidemiology
  • Demography and Health Statistics
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Non‐communicable diseases
  • Occupational Health
  • Genetics and Health
  • International Health
  • Medical Sociology and Health Education
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • National Programmes
  • Management of common health problems
  • Ability to monitor national health programmes
  • Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  • Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies
 
 

FCI Exam Pattern


As already mentioned there are three stages in FCI selection procedure:
  • Phase I
  • Phase II
  • Skill Test

The detailed FCI  Exam pattern of each of these stages is as given below.

FCI Exam Pattern: Phase I

  • This is an objective exam.
  • A total of 100 questions are asked in this exam.
  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
  • Each question carries one mark,
  • There is negative marking. 1/4 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

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 Exam Pattern: Phase II

Candidates who clear phase I appear for phase II exam. There are different papers in Phase II. The details are as follows:

Number of Papers 

Postcode

Post

Note

One Paper Exam

Paper I Only

F

AG-III (General)

  • Candidates applying for any one of the postcodes F, I need to appear for Paper I.
  • Candidates applying for postcode E need to attend Paper III.
  • Candidates applying for postcode C need to appear for Paper V.

I

AG-III (Depot)

Paper III only

E

Typist (Hindi)

Paper V only

C

Steno Grade-II

Two Paper Exam

Paper I and

Paper-II

A

Junior Engineer(Civil)

  • Candidates applying for any post belonging to postcode A, B, G and H need to attend Paper-I and Paper-II.

B

Junior Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical)

G

AG-III Accounts)

H

AG-III (Technical)


Phase II FCI exam pattern for  AG-III(General and Depot) posts is different from what is mentioned above. The details of FCI Phase II exam pattern for AG-III posts are as follows:

Subjects

 Marks

No. of Questions

Time Duration

General Aptitude

120

120

90 Minutes

Reasoning

English Language

Computer Proficiency

General Awareness

Current Events

Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation


Note: There is negative marking. 1/4 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
 


FCI Exam Pattern: Phase II (Typist Hindi)

Subjects

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

General Hindi

120

120

90 minutes

General English

General Awareness

General Intelligence

Computer Knowledge


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FCI Exam Pattern: Phase II (JE)

Paper

Subjects

Marks

No. of Questions

Time Duration

Paper I

General Aptitude

120

120

90 Minutes

Reasoning

English Language

Computer Proficiency

General Awareness

Current Events

Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation

Paper-II

Questions on Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

60

60

60 Minutes

 

  FCI Exam Pattern: Phase II (Steno Grade II)

Subjects

No. of Questions

Total Marks Time Duration

General English

120

120 90 minutes

General Awareness

General Intelligence

Computer Knowled

 
 
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FCI Exam Pattern: Phase II (AG III- Accounts)

Paper

Subjects

Marks

No. of Questions

Time Duration

Paper I

General Aptitude

120

120

90 Minutes

Reasoning

English Language

Computer Proficiency

General Awareness

Current Events

Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation

Paper-II

Questions on General Accounting and Finance

60

60

60 Minutes

 

 FCI Exam Pattern: Phase II (AG III-Technical)

Paper

Subjects

Marks

No. of Questions

Time Duration

Paper I

General Aptitude

120

120

90 Minutes

Reasoning

English Language

Computer Proficiency

General Awareness

Current Events

Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation

Paper-II

Questions on Agriculture, Zoology and Botany (Group-A) or Agriculture, Physics and Chemistry (Group-B)

60

60

60 Minutes

 

How many stages are there in FCI Selection Procedure?

There are three stages in FCI Selection Procedure- Phase I, Phase II and Skill Test.

Is there negative marking in FCI Exam?

Yes there is negative marking in FCI Exam. 1/4 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

What is the duration of FCI Phase I Exam?

The duration of FCI Phase I Exam is 60 minutes.

How many questions are asked in FCI Phase I Exam?

A total of 100 questions are asked in FCI Phase I Exam.

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