FCI Manager Technical 2019| Syllabus | Exam Pattern | Recommended Books

FCI Manager Technical 2019| Syllabus | Exam Pattern | Recommended Books

The Selection Process for Manager General/Depot/Movement/Accounts/Technical/Civil Engineering/Electrical Mechanical Engineering):- The selection process will be consisting of Online Test, Interview and Training. 

Pattern Of Online Test: The online test will comprise of Phase-I and Phase-II exams. 



Online test of Phase-I

The online test of Phase-I shall be common irrespective of the post. The test structure for Phase I Online test is as follow:-

Sl. No.
Name of the Test
No. of Qs.
Max. Marks
Duration (min.)
Medium of exam
English Language
Reasoning Ability
Bilingual (English and Hindi)
Numerical Aptitude
Bilingual (English and Hindi)


Recommended Books for Online Test Phase -I


Quantitative Aptitude + Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning




NOTE: - In the Phase-I of online test, the test will be Objective type (Multiple Choice Questions). Each question will carry equal 01 (one) mark. For each wrong answer, there will be negative marking of one-fourth (1/4) of the mark assigned to that question. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no negative marking for that question. The marks obtained in Phase-I will not be reckoned in final merit ranking. 


Phase-II online test

Phase-II online test will comprise of:-

Manager (Technical) -Two Paper Exam [Paper I and Paper II]

Candidates applying for  Manager (Technical) will appear in Paper-I to be followed by Paper-II. ONLINE TEST for Paper - I & Paper – II shall be held in single sitting.

Phase -II, Paper – I

120 Multiple Choice Questions will carry equal 01 marks. Paper will carry maximum 120 marks

Duration: 90 minutes 

Paper – I Syllabus
Paper-I (Duration - 90 minutes) (120 Marks): 120 Multiple Choice Questions of General Aptitude 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).


Post specific Paper-II (in phase II)

60 Multiple Choice Questions each carrying 02 marks. Paper will carry maximum 120 marks.

Duration: 60 minutes 
Paper – II Syllabus
Paper-II (Duration - 60 minutes) (120 Marks): 
60 Multiple Choice Questions on Agriculture, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Engineering & Bio Technology for candidates applying for Manager (Technical)

1. Agricultural- Statistics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses), Food & Agriculture Microbiology, Nutrition (Animal & Plant), Postharvest care of Cereals & Pulses, Food grain Protection, Agriculture Extension.

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

3. Entomology- Basic Entomology, Economic Entomology, Beneficial and harmful insects, integrated Post Management (IPM), Storage Grain Insect pest, Vertebrate Pests

4. 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).

5. PFA Act, 1964,Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006/Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011, Right to information Act, 2005

Marks obtained in Phase-I online exam will not be reckoned for final merit list. The candidates fifteen times the number of vacancies advertised shall be called for Phase-II examination. \

For post code D, E[i.e technical Post] , F & G the merit of online test will be decided on the basis of combined marks secured by candidates in Paper-I & post specific Paper-II of Phase- II. 

Manager (General/ Depot/ Movement/ Accounts/ Technical/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Mechanical Engineering):- Candidates are to be shortlisted for Interview on criteria of minimum 50% marks in Online Test of Phase-II for unreserved categories and 45% marks for SC, ST, OBC and the Persons with Benchmarks Disabilities (PwBD). The number of candidates to be called for Interview shall normally be three times the number of advertised vacancies. However, where the number of candidates is less than three times the number of vacancies, then all the qualifying candidates may be called for interview as the case may be

A candidate has to appear in all the phases of the recruitment process to be considered for the selection. The candidates are advised to visit FCI Website regularly

All papers in the online examination will be of objective type multiple choice questions only except paper IV for Manager (Hindi) which will be of subjective type.

Online Test will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi except for language papers

In case of Manager(General/ Depot/ Movement/ Accounts/ Technical/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Mechanical Engineering), the Weightage assigned for Online Test (Phase-II), Interview and Training are 80%, 10%, and 10% respectively. Upon successful completion of the training , the selected candidates may be considered for issue of appointment orders as Managers and such candidates will be placed on probation as per the rules.

For the post code A,B,C,D,E,F,G and H candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Test will subsequently be called for an Interview in the advertised vacancy to candidate ratio of 1:3, to be conducted by FCI. The document verification will be completed at the time of Interview. The said processes will be conducted at select centres. The venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter for interview. Candidates are required to download their Interview call letters from authorised FCI website www.fci.gov.in. Please note that any request regarding change in date, venue etc. of Interview will not be entertained. However, the FCI reserves the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ etc. of Interview. The weightage assigned to Interview will be 10%. The combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in Online Exam and Interview, details of which will be available subsequently on FCI website

While appearing for the Interview/ Document Verification, the candidate should produce valid prescribed documents. In the absence of valid documents, candidature of the candidates is liable to be cancelled. Candidates will be allowed for the Interview only after Document Verification process. FCI shall take no responsibility to receive any certificate/remittance/ document sent separately

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