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Food Corporation of India (FCI) has released 89 vacancies of Category I posts in various sectors. FCI has invited applications for Assistant General Manager (General Administration), Assistant General Manager (Technical), Assistant General Manager (Accounts), Assistant General Manager (Law), and Medical Officer. The exam date is not released yet but it is expected that the exam will be conducted in the month of May or June. The last date to apply is 31st March 2021.

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Syllabus of General Aptitude Paper for FCI 2021

FCI Assistant General Manager

Technical Syllabus 2021:

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).
  • Post-harvest care of cereals& Pulses.
  • Basic Principle of Preservation of Food grains.
  • 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, and acids.
  • Biochemistry (Carbohydrates, Proteins & fats).

PFA Act, 1964, Food Safety and Standards Act,2006/Food Safety and Standards Regulations
2011, Right to Information Act,2005 and National Food Security Act, 2013.

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FCI Assistant General Manager (Accounts) Syllabus 2021:

Basic Accounting –

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.

Basic of Computers –

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

FCI Assistant General Manager (Law) Syllabus 2021:

  • 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 and Limitation Act 1963).
  • Indian Contract Act 1872 including the 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 Labor (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 of 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.

FCI  Medical Officer Syllabus 2021:


  • 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
  • Snakebite
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emphasis on medical procedures
  • Pathophysiological basis of diseases
  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • In psychiatry, include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases, and Schizophrenia.


  • Common childhood emergencies
  • Basic newborn care
  • Normal developmental milestones
  • Accidents and poisonings in children
  • Birth defects and counseling including autism
  • Immunization in children
  • Recognizing children with special needs and management
  • National programs related to child health.


  • Wounds
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Lymphatic
  • Blood vessels
  • Cysts/sinuses
  • Head and Neck
  • Breast
  • Alimentary tract (Esophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental)
  • Liver
  • Bile
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Peritoneum
  • Abdominal wall
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • E.N.T.
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopedic 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 pathophysiology and management.


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


  • Questions on applied anatomy
  • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  • Questions on infections in the genital tract
  • Questions on neoplasms 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 body and Gynae including Rape.


Conventional contraceptives, U.D. and oral pills, Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programs in the urban and rural surroundings, Medical Termination of Pregnancy.


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 programs, Knowledge of maternal and child wellness, Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

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