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FCI Manager Exam

About FCI Manager

Food Corporation of India - FCI is a very reputed government Institution in India. Its primary role is to look after the storage and distribution of Agricultural Produce in India. It regularly conducts the recruitment drives for Manager and Assistant Manager Posts. Being selected in FCI as a manager or Assistant Manager is a matter of pride as the competition is very tough. It is one of India’s most secure career options.

FCI Manager Exam - Notification

Food Corporation of India (FCI) released the notification for FCI Recruitment 2021 for the posts of Assistant Assistant General Manager (General Administration), Assistant General Manager (Technical), Assistant General Manager (Accounts), Assistant General Manager (Law), and Medical Officer. A total of 89 vacancies are out for this year FCI Recruitment. The official notification for the 2022 exam is yet to be released.

FCI Recruitment - Important Dates

FCI NotificationTo be announced
Online Application Start DateTo be announced
Last Date To Apply OnlineTo be announced
Availability of FCI Admit CardTo be announced
FCI Exam DatesTo be announced
FCI Interview Call LetterTo be announced
FCI Interview DatesTo be announced

FCI Manager Mock Test 

FCI Manager Mock Test series have the following features:

  • The mock test series consists of 10 Phase 1 Mock Tests and Unlimited Online Tests with 10,000+ Questions & Detailed Solutions
  • Analyse your performance using our AI-Based Detailed Performance Analysis
  • These mock tests will help you identify your strong and weak areas

FCI Manager Vacancy

PostPost CodeScale of Pay (IDAMaximum Age limit as on 01/01/2021SCSTOBCEWSURTOTAL
Assistant General Manager (General Administration)ARs. 60,000-1,80,000/-3033931230
Assistant General Manager (Technical)BRs. 60,000-1,80,000/-2851431427
Assistant General Manager (Accounts)CRs. 60,000-1,80,000/-2841321222
Assistant General Manager (Law)DRs. 60,000-1,80,000/-33111148
Medical OfficerERs. 50,000-1,60,000/-35100012
Total   1461794389

FCI Manager Eligibility Criteria

Name of the PostPost
Assistant General Manager (General Administration)Ai) Post Graduate degree or equivalent with minimum 55% marks;
iii) Bachelor‟s Degree in Law or 5 years Integrated Course in Law from recognized University with minimum 55% marks.
Assistant General Manager (Technical)Bi) B.Sc. in Agriculture with minimum 55% marks.
ii) B.Tech degree or B.E degree in Food Science with minimum 55% marks;
iii) 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 with minimum 55% marks.
iv) B.Tech. degree or BE degree in Agricultural Engineering with minimum 55% marks.
v) B.Tech degree or B.E degree in Bio-Technology or Industrial Bio-Technology or Bio-Technology or Bio-Chemical Engineering or Agricultural Bio-Technology with minimum 55% marks;
Assistant General Manager (Accounts)CAssociate membership of
i) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India;
ii) The Institute of Cost Accountants of India; or
iii) The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Assistant General Manager (Law)DFull time Degree in Law from a recognized University/Institute: and
Minimum 5 years‟ experience as a practicing Lawyer in Civil matters representing his clients in at least 3 cases in every year or 5 years‟ experience as a Law Officer in Central Government/State Government/Central Government PSU/State Government PSU in the IDA scale of Rs.16400-40500 or CDA scale of Rs. 9300- 34800 (Grade Pay 5400) (or corresponding in pre/post revised scales).
Medical OfficerEM.B.B.S. (Registered and completed the prescribed House Surgery) (either completed the Internship in 1962 or undergone Internment and a compulsory surgency for a period of one year. Rotary House Surgency for one year).

Experience: 3 years‟ experience in any organized Medical Institution, preferably in a labour organisation.

Procedure For Applying Online

The candidates should apply within a specific period which will be updated with the official notification. 

Before applying online, candidates should-

  • scan their :
    • photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
    • signature (with black ink)
    • left thumb impression (on white paper with black or blue ink)
    • a handwritten declaration is given below

(ii)         Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.

  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged. (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his/ her right thumb for applying.)

(iv)        The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows –

“I,                (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

  • The above mentioned handwritten declaration has to be in the candidate‟s handwriting and in English only. If it is written and uploaded by anybody else or in any other language, the application will be considered as invalid. (In the case of Visually Impaired candidates who cannot write may get the text of declaration typed and put their left hand thumb impression below the typed declaration and upload the document as per specifications.)
  • Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment   of the requisite application fee

Steps to Apply Online

  1. Candidates to go to the FCI website (www.fci.gov.in) and click on the option “APPLY ONLINE” which will open a new screen.
    1. To register application, choose the tab “Click here for New Registration” and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen.
    2. Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the ‘Validate your details’ and ‘Save & Next’ button.
    3. Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature.
    4. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.
    5. Modify details, if required, and click on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.
    6. Click on the ‘Payment’ Tab and proceed with payment.
    7. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

FCI Manager Selection Process

The selection process will be consisting of Online Test and Interview.

  1. Candidates are to be shortlisted for Interview on criteria of 50% marks in Online Test for unreserved and EWS categories and 45% marks for SC, ST, OBC and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The weightage assigned for Online Test and interview are 90% and 10% respectively.

FCI Manager Phase I Online exam 

PostPattern of Online Test
Assistant General Manager (General Administration)General Aptitude consisting of

1. Reasoning, Data Analysis, Numerical Ability – 45 Questions

2. General Awareness, Current Affairs – 45 Questions

3. Management and Ethics – 45 Questions

4. Agriculture, Agriculture Economy and Computer awareness – 45 Questions
Manager (Technical)

Assistant General Manager

Assistant General
Manager (Law)

Medical Officer
(1) General Aptitude consisting of
• Reasoning, Data Analysis, Numerical Ability – 30 Questions

• General Awareness, Current Affairs – 30 Questions

• Management and Ethics – 30 Questions

• Agriculture, Agriculture Economy,
Computer awareness – 30 Questions

(2) Relevant Discipline – 60 Questions.
Post CodeNumber of Questions and MarksNegative MarkingDuration
AGeneral Aptitude: 180 Multiple Choice Questions will carry 01 mark each.
Paper will carry a maximum of 180 marks.
No Negative Marking2 Hrs 30 Min
B, C, D & EGeneral Aptitude: 120 Multiple Choice Questions, each carrying 0.5 marks and

Relevant technical discipline: 60 Multiple Choice Questions, each carrying 02 marks. Paper will carry maximum 180 marks.
No Negative Marking2 Hrs 30 Min

FCI Manager Exam Syllabus

Post Code - B: Assistant General Manager (Technical)


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), Postharvest care of cereals& Pulses, Basic Principle of Preservation of Foodgrains, Agriculture Extension, Photosynthesis and Respiration.


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


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.


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.

Post Code - C: Assistant General Manager (Accounts)

  • Basic Accounting concepts including 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.

Post Code - D: Assistant General Manager (Law)

  • 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 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 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

Post Code - E: Medical Officer 

General Medicine

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 new born 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, and National programmes related to child health.

General Surgery

Wounds, Infections, Tumours, 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, Orthopaedic 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.

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

(i) Obstetrics

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

(ii)  Gynaecology

Questions on applied anatomy, Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization, Questions on infections in genital tract, Questions on neoplasma 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 obgy and Gynae including Rape.

(iii)  Family Planning

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

Preventive Social and Community Medicine 

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

FCI Manager Application Fee

Candidates applying for the post are required to submit an application fee of Rs. 1000/ – (Excluding bank charges but including GST ) by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets, UPI by providing information as asked on the screen.

SC/ST/PwBD and Women candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee

Exam Date

To Be Out Soon

Total Vacancies

To Be Out Soon


When is FCI Recruitment Exam 2021?

17th and 18th July, 2021

How many vacancies are there for FCI Assistant Manager 2021? +

There are total of 89 vacancies for FCI Assistant Manager 2021.

What is the maximum age limit for AGM (Technical) in FCI Manager Exam? +

28 years maximum.

What is the age limit for medical officer in FCI manager exam? +

35 years maximum.

What is the application fee for FCI Manager Exam? +

For male candidates belonging to Gen or OBC category Rs.1000 plus bank charges and SC/ST/PwBD and Women candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee.

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