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FCI Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern for All Posts

FCI Syllabus 2023

Food Corporation Of India conducts a number of examinations for the recruitment of required personnel in the organisation.  The FCI Syllabus for each of these examinations must be known to all the candidates so that they can target the examination in a better manner.  Exams like FCI Manager, FCI Assistant Manager etc are the most sort after examinations in FCI. Generally, the FCI syllabus 2023 for the exams has sections like Reasoning, English, and Quantitative Aptitude for Phase 1. There are a few changes as per the posts. Here in this article, we have covered the entire FCI Syllabus 2023 and the exam pattern.

FCI Syllabus 2023 For All Posts

FCI Syllabus 2023 and exam pattern for different posts under Category II, III, and IV is discussed below. Category III covers assistant-level posts comprising AG-III (General), AG-III (Accounts), AG-III (Depot), JE Civil, JE Electrical & Mechanical, Steno Grade II, and AG III Hindi. Here candidates can check the complete FCI Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern.

FCI Syllabus: Overview

To make sure that all the important points are provided at a single place we have mentioned below an overview of the FCI Syllabus 2023.

FCI Syllabus 2023: Overview
Organization Food Corporation of India
Exam name FCI Exam 2023
Post All Posts
Category Syllabus
Application Mode Online
Selection Process for FCI Manager Online Exam and Interview
Selection Process for FCI Assistant Grade 3 Phase 1 and Phase 2
Job Location On the basis of the zone selected
Official Website
FCI Syllabus 2023 in Hindi Check-in Hindi

FCI Syllabus 2023 For Assistant Grade 3

FCI will conduct the online exam in two phases for Assistant Grade 3 posts. Phase 1 exam will be of 100 marks carrying 100 questions. The complete FCI Syllabus 2023 for Assistant Grade 3 can be checked from the link provided below.

FCI Syllabus 2023 For AG 3
Subject     FCI Syllabus 2023 Topic-Wise
Reasoning Ability
  1. Arrangement & pattern
  2. Syllogism
  3. Analogy
  4. Inequality
  5. Puzzles & Sitting Arrangements
  6. Direction & Distance
  7. Blood Relation
English Language
  1. Basic Grammar
  2. Error Detection
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Cloze Test
  5. Fill in the Blanks
  6. Vocabulary
  7. Antonyms/Synonyms
  8. Para Jumble
  9. Sentence rearrangement
Numerical Aptitude
  1. Basic Calculation
  2. Quadratic Equation
  3. Time & Work
  4. Speed Time & Distance
  5. Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  6. Data Interpretation
  7. Number Series
  8. Arithmetic Problems

FCI Exam Pattern 2023 For Assistant Grade 3: 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

FCI Assistant Grade 3 Exam Pattern 2023: Phase 1
 Name of the Test  No of Questions  No of Marks  Duration
 English  30  30  20 mins
 Reasoning Ability  35  35  20 mins
 Numerical Aptitude  35  35  20 mins
 Total  100  100  60 mins

FCI Syllabus 2023: 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 2023: Post-Wise (Phase II)

The syllabus given below is FCI Syllabus 2023 post-wise syllabus which is different for all the posts. The post-specific paper will be 120 marks carrying 60 questions. Keep reading to check FCI Syllabus 2023  which is given post wise

FCI Syllabus 2023: 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 2023: 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

FCI Syllabus 2023: 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 2023: 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

Highways 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 Category II Exam Pattern: Phase-I

The FCI Manager (Category II) preliminary examination will be conducted in 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.

FCI Manager Exam Pattern 2023: Phase 1
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 the Manager (General) and the Manager (Depot).  Paper 2 will be a post-specific exam and will be conducted for the 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 Exam Pattern 2023
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


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What is the FCI Syllabus 2023 forr category II, III and IV?

The FCI Syllabus 2023 for category II, III and IV is provided in the article above

Is there any negative marking in the FCI exam?

Yes there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the FCI exam

What are the subjects included in the FCI Syllabus 2023 for the preliminary examiantion?

The subjects included in the FCI Syllabus 2023 for the preliminary examination are: English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.

How many sections are there in the FCI Assistant Grade 3 Syllabus 2023 for Phase 2?

There are 4 sections i.e. English Language, Reasoning Ability, General Studies, and Numerical Aptitude in the FCI Assistant Grade 3 Syllabus 2023 for phase 2.

Where can I get the FCI Syllabus 2023 for the Phase 2 examination?

FCI Syllabus 2023 for the Phase 2 examination is discussed above in the article.

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