FCI Syllabus 2020 With Complete Subject Wise PDF

FCI Syllabus

FCI is considered to be the most respected job in the central government. There is huge competition in this field. The candidates who have been preparing for the FCI should know the complete detailed syllabus for JE, Stenographer, and Manager post. Find the complete information about the FCI Syllabus 2020 in the article.

FCI Syllabus 2020

  • Even though, the selection process for FCI Recruitment will consist of three phases- Online Computer Based Test (Phase-I & Phase-II), and Document Verification.
  • The FCI Online Process will be expected to begin in the month of April 2020.
  • Food Corporation of India has released the 4500+ vacancies 2020 for the post of JE and Stenographer.
  • A huge of the candidates have been applied for the exam, so they can take the FCI Preparation Tips and start preparing by maintaining the time table.
  • The subjects that FCI 2020 Syllabus for Paper I covers are English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Numerical Aptitude.

FCI Syllabus

FCI Phase 1 Syllabus 2020

The following table has the Syllabus of FCI 2020 for the prelims exam of FCI. The candidates must know that FCI Syllabus Phase 1 is the same for all the posts that FCI offers:

Numerical Aptitude Reasoning English Language
Data Interpretation Alphanumeric Series Cloze Test
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Blood Relations Fill in the blanks
Mixtures & Allegations Coded Inequalities Miscellaneous
Number Systems Coding-Decoding Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Permutation, Combination &Probability Data Sufficiency Para jumbles
Profit & Loss Input-Output Paragraph Completion
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Logical Reasoning Reading Comprehension
Sequence & Series Puzzle  –
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test  –
Simplification Seating Arrangement  –
Time &Distance Syllogism  –
Work & Time Tabulation  –

The following table has FCI JE Syllabus for Prelims or Phase 1 of FCI for all the posts:

Subject  Total Questions  Max.Marks Duration Of Exam
English Language 30 30 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 min
Total 100 100 60 min

FCI Phase 2 Syllabus

The FCI Exam Syllabus for Mains differs from one post that FCI offers to another.

  • However, the candidates must have the information of all the syllabuses of different posts.
  • Moreover, the syllabus of FCI for Mains Exam is designed as per the Post candidates are applying for
  • In last, Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering) FCI Syllabus Mains Exam 2020

The table below has the detailed Food Corporation of India Syllabus for FCI JE Mains Exam 2020:

Detailed Syllabus for Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering) (Post Code A)
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, a 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 a concrete structure, etc.

RCC Designs: RCC flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, the 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.

Food Corporation of India Syllabus for Junior Engineer Mains Exam

Although the table below has the complete details of the FCI Exam Syllabus for Junior Engineer (Electrical Mechanical Engineering) for the Mains Exam 2020:

Junior Engineer (Electrical Mechanical Engineering) (Post Code B)
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.

Assistant Grade-III (Accounts) FCI Syllabus Mains 2020

The candidates can check the following table for the FCI Syllabus Recruitment 2020 for the post of Assistant Grade-III for the Mains Exam 2020:

Assistant Grade-III (Accounts) (Post Code G)
1. Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts
2. Taxation including Income Tax
Goods and Services Tax
3. Auditing Auditing Concepts and methods
Internal & External audit of companies
4. Commercial Laws (Basic Knowledge) Contract Act
Company Act
Sales of Goods Act
Negotiable Instrument Act
5. Basic of Computers Operating System
Memory (Internal, External, Portable)
M.S. Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

FCI Syllabus Mains Assistant Grade-III (Technical)

Although, the table below has the FCI Syllabus 2020 for Assistant Grade-III (Technical) for Mains Exam 2020

Assistant Grade-III (Technical) (Post Code H)
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.

The syllabus mentioned above for Agriculture, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics are grouped into the following two categories:

  • GROUP A – Agriculture, Botany, and Zoology.
  • GROUP B – Agriculture, Chemistry, and Physics.

Most Importantly, at the time of filling up of the online application form, the candidate applying for the post of AG-III (Tech) shall have to select any one of the above groups for online examination Paper-II i.e. either Group-A or Group-B in which he/she wishes to appear in the examination. The option once exercised shall be final and no further changes will be allowed under any circumstances.

FCI Phase 3 Syllabus 2020

However, the FCI exam has Paper 3. The candidates can read about the Exam details of FCI Phase 3 Syllabus as follows:

  • Firstly, there will be a total of 120 questions in the exam
  • Secondly, the questions will base on General English, General Hindi, GK, and Computer Knowledge
  • Hence, the FCI Exam Paper 3 is for the candidates who have applied for Post Code D [Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)], and Post Code E [Typist (Hindi)]
  • Most importantly, the questions will be in objective type (MCQs)

FCI Syllabus for Phase 4 2020

The FCI Paper 4 has to be given by those students that have applied for the Post Code D [Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)]. The important details regarding the FCI Paper 4 Syllabus are as follows:

  • However, Paper 4 of FCI is basically a translation test
  • Moreover, Candidates have to translate 2 passages from Hindi to English
  • Hence, Each of the passage carries 60 marks
  • After all, his is an online test and the type of this paper is subjective
  • Most importantly, the candidates should know how to use the keyboard layouts: Inscript and Remington (GAIL)

FCI 2020 Syllabus for Phase 5

Moreover, the candidates who are applying for the post of Post Code C [Steno Grade-II] will be attempting this exam. The several instructions Syllabus for Paper 5 of FCI Exam are as follows:

  • Firstly, the exam has a total of 120 questions
  • Secondly, the exam is an Objective type (MCQs)
  • In last, the questions will be asked from General English, General Hindi, General Intelligence and regarding Computer Knowledge.

FCI Posts and Paper Codes

However, the candidates must know the details regarding the posts in FCI Recruitment. The Prelims are similar for all the posts in FCI 2020 Syllabus but the Mains exams differ. The candidates can check different posts in FCI and their postcode in the following table:

Paper Code Posts
F AG-III (General)
I AG-III (Depot)
E Typist (Hindi)
C Steno Grade – II
A Junior Engineer Civil
B Junior Engineer ( Electrical & Mechanical)
G AG-III (Accounts)
H AG-III (Technical)
D AG-II (Hindi)

FCI Selection Process 2020

Candidates should know the complete FCI Selection Process 2020 for the posts of JE and Stenographer, which is mentioned in the following points-

FCI Syllabus 2019

All the posts except Typist (Hindi) (Post Code – E)& Stenographer Grade-II (Post Code -C) will go through 3 staged selection process.

  • Phase I
  • Phase II
  • Document Verification

However, Typist (Hindi) (Post Code – E) & Stenographer Grade-II (Post Code -C) will go through 4 staged selection process. The skill test will be an additional skill required for these two posts mentioned here.

  • Phase I
  • Phase II
  • Skill test (Qualifying in nature)
  • Document Verification

FCI Manager Syllabus 2020

  • The FCI Manager Recruitment has released and once the online process will complete, an official will release the exam dates soon for the exam.
  • Candidates have the opportunity to be a part of the Food Corporation of India till 27th October 2020.
  • There are different posts with the FCI Manager Vacancy of 330.
  • Candidates can apply for any manager post they want to be- General/ Depot/ Movement/ Accounts/ Technical/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Mechanical Engineering/ Hindi.
  • The Syllabus is a bit different for each post of the Manager.

FCI Manager Syllabus Phase 1

Here is the syllabus for each subject of FCI Manager Phase 1, go through the below table while preparing-

Subject Syllabus
English Language Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fillers, Sentence Errors, Vocabulary based questions, Sentence Improvement, Jumbled Paragraph/Sentences, Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph/Sentences Restatement.
Numerical Aptitude Data Interpretation, Inequalities (Quadratic Equations), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems, HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns.
Reasoning Ability Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion

FCI Manager Syllabus

FCI Manager 2020 Syllabus Phase 2

  • While applying for the post having code D, E, F and G will appear in Paper-I to be followed by Paper-II.
  • The Online Test for Paper – I & Paper-II shall be held in single Engineering sitting.
  • Those who are applying and for Postcode H will appear in Paper-III to be followed by Paper-IV.
  • The online Test for Paper – III & Paper-IV shall be held in a single sitting.
  • Paper-I is common for post code A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.
  • Every Paper for the exam will be held in a single sitting.
Number of Papers Postcode Post
One Paper Exam Paper I only A Manager (General)
B Manager (Depot)
C Manager (Movement)
Two Paper Exam Paper I and Paper II D Manager (Accounts)
E Manager (Technical)
F Manager (Civil Engineering)
G Manager (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)
Paper III and Paper IV H Manager (Hindi)

FCI Syllabus Manager for Paper 1

  • A total of 120 Multiple Choice Questions are there with a time duration of 90 minutes.
  • Topic consisting of Reasoning, Data Analysis, Computer Awareness, General Awareness, Management, and Current Affairs
  • For the post of Manager (General / Depot / Movement / Accounts / Technical / Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering).

FCI Syllabus Paper 2 for Manager

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

I. FCI Syllabus for Manager (Accounts) (Post Code-D): This post needs specialization from Accounting, Finance, Taxes, Auditing and the basic knowledge of Computers.

Subject Topics
Basic Accounting Concept This includes the preparation of books of accounts and Accounting Standards.
Financial Accounting Analysis of Financial Statement
Budgeting and Budgetary Control
Working Capital Management
Capital Budgeting and Ratio Analysis
Taxation Income Tax including filling pf return, TDS, Advance Tax, etc
Goods and Services Tax
Auditing Auditing Concepts and Methods
Internal and External Audit of Companies
Commercial Laws Contract Act
Companies Act
Sales of Goods Act
Negotiable Instrument Act
Consumer Protection Act
Basic Computers Operating System
Memory (Internal, External, Portable)
Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

II. FCI Manager (Technical) (Post Code-E): This category specialization from Agriculture, Biotechnology, Entomology, Chemistry field, and Food.

Subject Topics
Agriculture Statistics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses)
Food & Agriculture Microbiology
Nutrition (Animal & Plant)
Postharvest care of Cereals & Pulses
Food grain Protection
Agriculture Extension
Bio-Technology Microbes: Beneficial & Harmful
Genetic Engineering
Biotechnological Principles
Economic Biotechnology
Pathogens & Control
Recent trends
Entomology Basic Entomology
Economic Entomology
Beneficial and harmful insects
Integrated Post Management (IPM)
Storage Grain Insect pest
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)
Food PFA Act, 1964
Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006/Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011
Right to Information Act, 2005

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III. FCI Syllabus for Manager (Civil Engineering) (Post Code-F): These categories for specialization from Engineering, construction, building, Surveying, Soil Engineering, Design.

Subject Topics
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, Brick’s 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, Labour safety, and welfare
Surveying Surveying
Leveling, temporary and permanent adjustments of levels and Theodolite
Use of theodolite
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, subbase, sand bitumen base curse, crushed cement concrete base/subbase 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 ComputerAided Design
Design & Steel Structures and Design of Concrete & 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 value

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

Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Airconditioning
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 for Paper 3

  • Candidates applying for the (PostCode- H) Manager (Hindi).
  • There is a time duration of 90 minutes for 120 questions which carry 1 mark each.
  • The exam will be asked in the form of Multiple Choice Questions
  • Topics: General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Computer Awareness, Management, and Current Affairs.

FCI Syllabus Paper 4 for Manager


01 Passage for translation from Hindi to English 30 Marks
01 Passage for translation from English to Hindi 30 Marks
01 Essay in Hindi 30 Marks
01 Precis Writing in English 30 Marks
Total 120 Marks

For appearing in Paper-IV Manager (Hindi) candidate should be able to use the following keyboard
1. Inscript
2. Remington (GAIL)


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