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FCI Category 2 Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019: Manager Post

Food Corporation of india is going to conduct FCI Manager 2019 Exam in online mode. Exam will be conducted in 4 stages which are Phase-1, Phase-2, Interview and Training. The first two stages are conducted in online followed by Interview and training process. To score good marks in FCI Manager 2019 Exam, it is must you know the selection procedure and Exam pattern ofo the exam. Here on this page we have  FCI Manager Selection Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus. 

FCI Category 2 Syllabus 2019

Selection process for various posts are given below.

Manager (Hindi):

The selection process will be consisting of 2 Stages –

Stage 1 -: Online Computer Based Test

Stage 2 -: Interview

For Manager (General/ Depot/ Movement/ Accounts/ Technical/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Mechanical Engineering):-

The selection process will be consisting of 3 Stages:

Stage 1 -: Online Computer Based Test (Phases – I and II)

Stage 2 -: Interview

Stage 3 -: Training

FCI Manager Exam Pattern 2019 – Phase 1

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime Duration
English Language303020 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Numerical Aptitude353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

FCI Syllabus 2019: Phase-I

There will be three sections in FCI Manager Phase-I exam: English, Numerical Aptitude and Reasoning Ability 

FCI Syllabus English Language

Reading Comprehension, Paragraph Fillers, Fillers, Sentence Errors, Sentence Improvement, Jumbled Paragraph/Sentences, Paragraph Conclusion, Vocabulary based questions, Paragraph/Sentences Restatement,Cloze Test.

FCI Syllabus Reasoning Ability

Inequalities, Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Passage Inference, Blood Relation, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series.

FCI Syllabus Numerical Aptitude

Data Interpretation, Partnership, Inequalities, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Speed Distance and Time, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems, Average, HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Number Series, Work and Time, Permutation and Combination, Ratio and Proportion, Probability,  Problems on Trains, Mensuration, Problems on Boats and Stream, Mixture and Alligation, Pipes and Cisterns.

FCI Manager Exam Pattern: Phase-II

Number of PapersPost codePost
One Paper ExamPaper I onlyAManager (General)
BManager (Depot)
CManager (Movement)
Two Paper ExamPaper I and Paper IIDManager (Accounts)
EManager (Technical)
FManager (Civil Engineering)
GManager  (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)

Paper III and Paper IVHManager (Hindi)

I. FCI Manager (Accounts) (Post Code-D): This post has categories for specialised persons from Accounting, Finance, Taxes, Auditing and who has a basic knowledge of Computers.

  1. Basic Accounting concept– This includes preparation of books of accounts and Accounting Standards.
  2. Financial Accounting –
    (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 Computers
    (a) Operating System
    (b) Browsers
    (c) Email
    (d) Memory(Internal, External, portable)
    (e) Chats
    (f) Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    (g) Networks

II. FCI Manager (Technical) (Post Code-E): This post has categories for specialised persons from Agriculture, Biotechnology, Entomology, Chemistry field

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

III. FCI Manager Syllabus (Civil Engineering) (Post Code-F): This post has categories for specialised persons from Engineering, constructions, building, Surveying, Soil Engineering, Design

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

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

(a) Thermodynamics

(b) Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning

(c) Theory of Machines, Machine Design

(d) Strength of Materials, Engineering Materials

(e) Production Engineering , Industrial Engineering

(f) Production Planning and Control

(g) Material handling

(h) Electrical Circuits, Network theorems, EM Theory

(g) Strength of Materials, Engineering Materials

(i) Electrostatics, Material Science (Electric Materials), Electrical Measurements,

(j) Elements of Computation Power Apparatus and Systems (Power System: Power generation; Thermal, Hydro, Nuclear & Solar power production and Transmissions)

(k) Electro mechanics, Control Systems, Electronics and Communications, Estimation and costing, Use of computers

V. FCI Manager syllabus (Hindi) (Post Code-H):

Paper 3 (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 4 (Duration-90 minutes) (120 Marks) (Subjective Test) -:

i. 01 Passage for translation from Hindi to English (30 Marks)

ii. 01 Passage for translation from English to Hindi (30 Marks)

iii. 01 essay in Hindi (30 Marks)

iv. 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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