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FCI Manager Technical Syllabus: FCI released the official notification for the FCI Manager 2022 recruitment. The notification details the vacancies, exam pattern, syllabus, and more for the selection process. FCI has updated the exam pattern for Phase I and Phase II exams. We have detailed the updated exam pattern here.

The online registration process has begun on the 27th of August, 2022, and will close on the 26th of September, 2022. We urge the candidates to not delay their registration and complete it at the earliest. You can register yourself for the FCI Manager 2022 exam here.

The Phase II of the FCI Manager recruitment has 3 papers. Depending on the post applied for, candidates will have to appear for these papers in different combinations. The second paper, Paper II is for the technical cadre of candidates. Below are details for the exam pattern of Paper II and the syllabus to be focussed on for this paper.

The Exam Pattern

The Phase II exam of the FCI Manager selection process consists of four papers. Depending on the post applied for, the candidate will have to appear for either one or two of these three papers. The Papers and the corresponding posts that have to appear for them are as detailed below.

TypeNamePost CodePostNote
One Paper ExamPaper IAManager(General)
Two Paper ExamPaper I & Paper IIDManager(Accounts)Candidates applying for one of the posts D, E, F, and G will appear in Paper-I followed by Paper-II. The ONLINE tests for both papers will be held in a single sitting.
FManager(Civil Engineering)
GManager(Electrical Mechanical Engineering)
Paper III & Paper IVHManager (Hindi)Candidates applying for the Post Code H will appear in Paper III followed by Paper IV. Online tests for both papers will be held in a single sitting.

Please Note:

  • Paper-I is common for postcodes A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.
  • Online Tests for Paper – I & Paper – II and Paper – III & Paper IV shall be held in a single sitting.

Paper II Exam Pattern

The Technical Manager post has a postcode E. Candidates who have applied for Manager (Technical) will have to appear for Paper I and Paper II. The following is the exam pattern for Paper II:

Paper TypeNumber of QuestionsMarks AllottedDuration
Post-specific paper (In Phase II)60 MCQs of 2 marks each12060 minutes

FCI Manager (Technical) Syllabus

The FCI Manager (Technical) Syllabus covers a variety of topics including Agriculture, Food Science & Technology, Agricultural Engineering & Bio-Technology. The following table goes into further detail:

Agricultural1. Statistics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals and Pulses)
2. Food and Agriculture Microbiology
3. Nutrition (Animal and Plant)
4. Postharvest care of Cereals and Pulses
5. Foodgrain Protection
6. Agriculture Extension
Biotechnology1. Microbes: Beneficial and Harmful
2. Genetic Engineering
3. Biotechnological Principles
4. Economic Biotechnology
5. Pathogens and Control
6. Recent Trends
Entomology1. Basic Entomology
2. Economic Entomology
3. Beneficial and Harmful Insects
4. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
5. Storage Grain Insect Pest
6. Vertebrate Pests
Chemistry1. Physical Chemistry: Structure of Atoms, Chemical Bonding, Radioactivity
2. Inorganic Chemistry
3. Periodic Table
4. Basic Metals and Non-Metals
5. Organic Chemistry: Basics of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aldehydes, and acids
6. Biochemistry (Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats)
Acts1. PFA Act, 1964
2. Food Safety and Standards Act 2006/Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011
3. Right to Information Act, 2005.

FCI Manager Technical – Eligibility

Along with the syllabus, candidates can also take a look at the educational qualifications required for the Technical post of FCI Manager.

Manager (Technical)B.Sc. in Agriculture from a recognized University.
B.Tech  degree  or   B.E  degree  in   Food  Science  from   a    recognized University/ an institution approved by the AICTE;
B.Tech  degree or B.E degree in Food Science & Technology or Food Technology or Food Processing Technology or Food Process Engineering or Food Processing or Food Preservation Technology from a recognized University/ an institution approved by the AICTE.
B.Tech. degree or BE degree in Agricultural Engineering from a recognized University/any institution approved by the AICTE.
B.Tech degree or B.E degree in Bio-Technology or Industrial Bio-Technology or Bio-Chemical  Engineering or Agricultural Bio-Technology from a  recognized University/ an institution approved by the AICTE;

FCI Manager Technical Syllabus – Conclusion

The FCI Manager Technical Syllabus covers most agricultural and botany topics that are covered in degrees in Agriculture, whether BSc or BTech. Candidates who are Agriculture degree graduates should make sure to revise the content from their degree and cover all the topics mentioned in their syllabus. In addition, candidates should also take Phase II mock tests to get used to attempting two papers in a single sitting. Oliveboard’s mock test series for FCI Manager provides that with detailed solutions and explanations and an AI-based performance analysis engine.

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FCI Manager Technical Syllabus – Frequently Asked Questions

How to prepare for FCI Manager 2022?

FCI Manager is post-specific recruitment and can be tough to crack. However, you can easily sail through with a planned approach and dedicated effort. To help with scheduling your preparation you can check our 4-week study plan. To help with your preparation, check our FCI Manager Preparation Guide.

When is FCI Manager 2022?

FCI Manager 2022 Phase I will be tentatively held in December 2022. Candidates can check the official website regularly for updates on dates.

What is the syllabus for FCI General Manager?

FCI General Manager candidates have to only appear for one paper in Phase I which is Paper I. The detailed syllabus for Paper I is given here.

What is the last date for registration for FCI Manager 2022?

The online registration process for FCI Manager 2022 closes on the 26th of September, 2022.

Is there any negative marking for FCI Manager Phase II?

None of the Phase II exams have any negative marking. Only Phase I has negative marking.


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