FCI Manager Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021

FCI Manager Exam is conducted by the Food Corporation of India to appoint eligible candidates at the post of Manager in various departments of the FCI. The role of the FCI Manager is to supervise all the work of his particular department such as managing depots, transportation and stock, finance and account along with the production. They perform these roles for the department to which they are recruited.

The eligibility criteria for different departments are different. Hence, it becomes essential for the candidate to check his particular eligibility criteria. The selection process comprises three different stages including online examination, interview and training. The online examination is further divided into two phases i.e., Phase I and Phase II. There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer given by the candidate in the Phase I exam. There is no penalty for a wrong answer in Phase II. Those who qualify for the exams are commenced for the interview round for further selection.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit candidates for the post of FCI Manager in different departments of FCI
Conducting Body Food Corporation of India
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FCI Manager Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. Candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
    • FCI Manager (General, Depot, Movement)- Bachelor’s degree with minimum 60% of marks from a recognized Government University or CA/ICWA/CS
    • FCI Manager (Accounts)- Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost Accountants, or Institute of Company Secretaries
    • FCI Manager (Technical)- B.Sc or B.Tech Degree in Food Sciences from a recognised Indian University
    • FCI Manager (Civil Engineering)- Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized Indian University
    • FCI Manager (Hindi)- Master’s Degree in Hindi from a recognized Indian University with English as a subject at Degree Level

  4. Age Limit
  5. Lower Age limit: 18

    Upper Age limit: 28 years for all posts except FCI Manager (Hindi)
    35 years for FCI Manager (Hindi)


    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 33 years
    OBC 31 years
    FCI departmental employees 50 years
    PwBD (General) 38 years
    PwBD (SC/ST) 43 years
    PwBD (OBC) 41 years
    Person ordinarily domiciled in the State of J&K during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 33 years

  6. Restrictions on Attempts
  7. There is no such restriction on the number of attempts as long as the age criteria is being fulfilled.

FCI Manager Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
FCI Exam Phase I Admit Card To be notified
FCI Exam Phase I To be notified
FCI Exam Phase I Results To be notified
FCI Exam Phase II Admit Card To be notified
FCI Exam Phase II To be notified
FCI Phase II Results To be notified
FCI Interview To be notified

FCI Manager Exam Pattern 2021

Important points regarding the pattern of the exam:

  • The FCI Manager Exam comprises of three stages including Online Computer Based Test (Phase I and II) for General/ Depot/ Accounts/ Technical/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and an Interview round.
  • The FCI Manager (Hindi) exam comprises of two stages including Online Computer Based Test and an Interview round.
  • Each question in the Phase I carries 1 mark. There is a negative marking of ¼ of the marks for every wrong answer given by the candidate.
  • If the question is left unattended then there will be no negative marking.
  • Phase II exam is divided into post codes. Phase I exam is similar for all the posts except for FCI Manager (Hindi)
  • In Phase II exam, candidates applying for the post of FCI Manager (Hindi) will be appearing for Paper 3 & 4 only

Pattern for Phase I Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 English Language

To check the candidate’s command over English language and vocabulary

Qualifying Nature 30 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 30
2 Reasoning Ability

To check the logical reasoning ability of the candidate

Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 35
3 Numerical Aptitude

To check the numeric ability and data interpretation skills of the candidates

Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 35
Total Marks* 100

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Phase II Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper 1

To check the candidate’s data interpretation, reasoning and general awareness skills

120 Objective (Multiple Choice) 90 mins 0.25 120
2 Paper 2

This paper comprises of questions related to the specific post and department for which the candidate has applied

60 Objective (Multiple Choice) 60 mins 0.25 120
3 Paper 3 (FCI Manager Hindi)

This paper aims at checking the general Hindi, English, and computer awareness of the candidates

120 Objective (Multiple Choice) 90 mins 0.25 120
4 Paper 4 (FCI Manager Hindi)

This paper aims at checking the candidate’s capability of translating from Hindi to English and vice versa

4 Descriptive 90 mins 120

FCI Manager Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Phase I Exam

1 English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph/Sentences
  • Paragraph Fillers
  • Paragraph Conclusion
  • Paragraph/Sentences Restatement

2 Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha/Numeric/Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Statement and Assumption
  • Conclusion

3 Numerical Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series
  • Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Problems
  • H.C.F and L.C.M
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Interest& Compound Interest
  • Work and Time
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Boats and Stream
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Pipes and Cisterns.

Syllabus for Phase II Exam

1 Paper 1

For all posts {except Manager (Hindi)}: 

  • Reasoning
  • data analysis
  • computer awareness
  • general awareness
  • management
  • current affairs

2 Paper 2

Manager (Accounts)

  • General Accounting
  • Finance questions

Manager (Technical)

  • Agriculture
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Bio Technology questions

Manager (Civil/Mechanical Engineering)

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

3 Paper 3 (FCI Manager Hindi)

For Manager (Hindi) post :

  • General Hindi,
  • General English,
  • General Awareness,
  • General Intelligence,
  • Computer Awareness,
  • Management
  • Current Affairs

4 Paper 4 (FCI Manager Hindi)

  • 1 passage for translation from Hindi to English
  • 1 passage for translation from English to Hindi
  • 1 essay in Hindi
  • 1 Precise Writing in English

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