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FCI Syllabus 2022 Post-Wise Detailed Syllabus & Exam Pattern

FCI Syllabus 2022: Syllabus and exam pattern must be read carefully before starting the preparation of any exam. Only after going through the syllabus the topics to be prepared for exam are known. Candidates who wants a job in FCI and willing to crack the exam must be aware of FCI syllabus 2022. FCI conducts a common recruitment examination in the preliminary phase for all the posts under categories II, III, and IV. In the 2nd phase the FCI syllabus varies post wise. In this article we have discussed FCI syllabus 2022 post wise for categories II, III and IV and the exam pattern as well.

FCI Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022

FCI Syllabus: Here we have covered the detailed syllabus of different posts under Category II, III, and IV. Category II covers manager-level posts comprising of Manager (General), Manager (Depot), Manager (Accounts), Manager (Technical), Manager (Civil Engineering), Manager  (Electrical Mechanical Engineering), and Manager (Hindi).

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FCI Category II Exam Pattern: Phase-I

The FCI Manager (Category II) preliminary examination will be conducted in the online mode. Candidates will have a duration of 60 minutes to complete the preliminary exam. There is sectional timing of 20 minutes each. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks.

Sections No. of Questions Max. Marks Time 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 Category II Exam Pattern: Phase-II

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

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

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

1 Passage for translation from English to Hindi

1 essay in Hindi

30 marks each – Total 120 marks 90 Minutes

FCI Syllabus 2022: Category II( Manager)

The syllabus given below is for phase 1 which is common for all the posts falling under category II. 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 syllabus covering all the topics. Candidates must read the syllabus carefully so that they didn’t skip any topic.

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 Syllabus 2022: Post-Wise ( Phase II)

The syllabus given below is FCI Syllabus 2022 post-wise syllabus which is different for all the posts. The post-specific paper will be of 120 marks carrying 60 questions. Keep reading to check FCI Syllabus 2022  which is given post wise

FCI Syllabus 2022: Accounts Manager Post

Commercial Laws –

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

Financial Accounting –

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

Auditing –

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

Basic Computers-

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

Taxation –

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

FCI Syllabus 2022: Technical Manager


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


  • 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)


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


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


  • PFA Act, 1964
  • Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006/Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011
  • Right to Information Act, 2005

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FCI Syllabus 2022: Electrical/ Mechanical 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
  • 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 2022: Civil Engineering Manager

  • 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, 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 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 2022 Category III

FCI will conduct the online exam in two phases for category III posts. Phase 1 exam will be of 100 marks carrying 100 questions. The complete FCI Syllabus 2022 for category III can be checked from the link provided below.

FCI Category III (Assistant) Exam Pattern 2022: Phase I

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

 Name of the Test  No of Questions  No of Marks  Duration
 English  30  30  20mins
 Reasoning Ability  35  35  20mins
 Numerical Aptitude  35  35  20mins
 Total  100  100  60mins

FCI Category III Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2022: Check here

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FAQs: FCI Syllabus 2022

Q.1 What is the FCI Syllabus 2022 for categories II, III, and IV?
Ans The FCI Syllabus 2022 for categories II, III, and IV are provided in the article above

Q.2 Is there any negative marking in the FCI exam?
Ans Yes there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the FCI exam

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