FCI Syllabus 2019 – Food Corporation of India 2019

Food Corporation of India (FCI), one of the largest Public Sector Undertakings, has released the notification for FCI Recruitment 2019 for a whopping 4103 posts. The FCI recruitment 2019 includes vacancies for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE) (Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Assistant Grade II (Ag II) (Hindi), Steno Grade-II, Typist (Hindi) And Assistant Grade-III (Ag III) (General /Accounts / Technical / Depot). So now it is very high time to start preparing for the Exam and knowing the syllabus is the first step in the ladder to success. In this blog we will help you take your first step with the entire FCI Syllabus 2019 Examination both for Prelims and Mains.


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The online test will comprise of Phase-I and Phase-II exams:

The online exam of Phase-I shall be common irrespective of the post. Phase-I of online test, the test will be Objective type (Multiple Choice Questions). Each question will carry equal one mark. For each wrong answer, there will be negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.

The test structure for Phase I Online exam is as follow:-

Sr. No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Version
1. English Language 30 30 20 min English
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min Bilingual
3. Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 min Bilingual
Total 100 100 60 min

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FCI Syllabus 2019 for Phase I

Following table contains the list of topics from Reasoning Ability, Numerical Aptitude and English Language sections.

English Language Numerical Aptitude Reasoning
Cloze Test Data Interpretation Alphanumeric Series
Fill in the blanks Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Blood Relations
Miscellaneous Mixtures & Allegations Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Number Systems Coding Decoding
Para jumbles Permutation, Combination &Probability Data Sufficiency
Paragraph Completion Profit & Loss Input Output
Reading Comprehension Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Logical Reasoning
Sequence & Series Puzzle
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Simplification Seating Arrangement
Time & Distance Syllogism
Work & Time Tabulation

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FCI Syllabus 2019 for Phase II

Paper-I (Duration-90 Minutes):

120 Multiple Choice Questions of General Aptitude consisting of Reasoning/General Intelligence, English Language, Computer Proficiency, General Awareness, Current Events, Data Analysis/Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation for the Post Code A {Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering)}, B {Junior Engineer (Electrical Engineering)}, C {Junior Engineer (Mechanical Engineering)}, F {AG-III (General)}, G {AG-III (Accounts)}, H{AG – III (Technical)} & I { AG-III (Depot)}.

Paper-II (Duration-60 minutes) :

The detailed FCI syllabus 2019 for specified technical posts for Paper-II to assess the post specific technical knowledge of relevant stream is as under:

a. Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering)

Building Materials

Physical and Chemical properties building stones, cement (Portland), Asbestos products, Timber and Wood based Products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes etc.


Principles of surveying, plane table surveying, theodolite, leveling and contouring, curvature, permanent adjustment of dumpy level, methods of contouring, tachometric survey etc.

Soil Mechanics

Void ratio, porosity, saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains and unit weights, grain size, Atterberg’s limits, soil classification, plasticity chart, permeability, consolidation of soils. Lab tests, moisture content, bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test etc.

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.

Transportation Engineering

Types of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, Design of flexible and rigid pavements, bituminous construction, rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Railway Engineering.

Environmental Engineering Quality of water, purification, distribution, sanitation, sewerage and sewage treatments.
Structural Engineering

Theory of structures, bending moment and shear force diagrams retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection, critical load and columns, torsion etc.

Concrete Technology

Latest technology and uses of concrete, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, repair and maintenance of concrete structure etc

RCC Designs

RCC flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of single reinforced beams, retaining walls, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State method and Working Stress method).

Steel Design Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams, roof trusses, plate girders.
Construction Management Construction scheduling Bar Chart, CPM and PERT etc.

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b. Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical Engineering):

The topics for Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical Engineering) are given below in the table

Basic concepts Concepts of current
Voltage Power
Energy and their units Circuit law
AC Fundamentals Measurement and measuring instruments
Electrical Machines Synchronous Machines
Generation Transmission and Distribution of power in different power stations
Estimation and costing Utilization of Electrical Energy
Basic Electronics Theory of Machines and Machine Design
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials Thermal Engineering
Air standard Cycles for IC engines Rankine cycle of steam
Air Compressors & their cycles Boilers Refrigeration cycles
Production Engineering.


c. Assistant Grade-III (Accounts):

1. Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts.
2. Taxation including Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax.
3. Auditing: – (a) Auditing concepts and methods, (b) Internal & External audit of companies.
4. Commercial Laws:- (Basic Knowledge) (a) Basics of Contract Act, (b) Basics of Company Act, (c) Basics of Sales of Goods Act, (d) Negotiable Instrument Act
5. Basic of Computers: (a) Operating System, (b) Browsers, (c) Email, (d) Memory (Internal, External, portable), (e) Chats, (f) Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), (g) Networks

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d. Assistant Grade-III (Technical):
Agriculture:- Statics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses), Elementary entomology, Plant Protection, Agricultural Economics.
Botany:- Cell Biology :Tissue , Organ & Organ System, Genetics, Plant Classification, Diversity, Ecology, Life Process: Photosynthesis, Respiration , Circulation, Movement etc, Basics of Biochemistry.
Zoology:- Animal Cell & Tissue, Organ System, Heredity & Variation, Animal Classification, Micro Organism, Insects & Rodents.
Chemistry:- Chemical bonding, Organic Chemistry : Basics of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aldehydes and acids, Inorganic Chemistry , Chemistry in daily life.
Physics:- Measurements, Basic Physics, Light, Electricity.

Note: The above syllabus for Agriculture, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics is grouped into following two categories:
GROUP A- Agriculture, Botany and Zoology.
GROUP B- Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics.

Paper-III (Duration-90 minutes)

120 Multiple Choice Questions on General Hindi, General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer Knowledge for candidates applying for Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)}, and Post Code E {Typist (Hindi).

Paper-IV (Duration-90 minutes) (Subjective Test):

Translation – 2 Passages, one each from Hindi to English and vice-versa or candidates applying for the Post Code D {Assistant Grade-II (Hindi)}. Each Question will carry 60 marks and the maximum marks for the Paper-IV would be 120. This online test will be subjective type.

Paper-V (Duration-90 minutes):

120 Multiple Choice Questions on General English, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Computer Knowledge (with specific reference to MS Word and Internet) for candidates applying for the Post Code C {Steno. Grade-II}.

That is all from us in this blog – FCI Syllabus 2019. We at Oliveboard hope that you like the blog of FCI Syllabus 2019. All the serious aspirants should start with their preparation for the FCI 2019 Exam from now itself to stay a step ahead of your competitors. Attempt a FREE MOCK TEST now to begin your preparation.

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