FCI Syllabus 2020 - FCI will release FCI 2020 syllabus in online mode at its official website - www.fci.gov.in. The syllabus of FCI 2020 has important topics and chapters for effective preparations. Candidates must check FCI syllabus 2020 before starting their preparations. By checking the syllabus of FCI 2020, candidates can also make an effective preparation strategy and time table to devote equal time to all the topics. FCI recruitment 2020 will be conducted in three stages - prelims exam, mains exam and interview. As per the FCI exam pattern, candidates who qualify the prelims exam will be called for the mains exam. Food Corporation of India conducts FCi exam for the Steno Grade II, Typist (Hindi) and Assistant Grade III General/Accounts/Technical), Junior Engineer (Civil/Engineer/Mechanical) and Assistant Grade II. For more details about FCI syllabus 2020, candidates can check the article below.

FCI Syllabus 2020

FCI Syllabus 2020 - Preliminary Examination

The prelims exam of FCI comprises three sections Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English. The exam is conducted for one hour with 20 minutes sectional timing. Candidates can check FCI 2020 syllabus for prelims exam from the table given below.

FCI Prelims Exam Syllabus 2020



Reasoning Ability

Coding & decoding
Series Completion
Blood Relation

Numerical Operations

Syllogistic Reasoning

Semantic Analogy
Statement Conclusion

Numerical Ability


Partnership Business

Mixture and Alligation

Time and Distance

Time and WorkSquare Roots



Profit and Loss


Basic comprehension and writing ability

FCI 2020 Syllabus - Mains Examination

The mains exam will conducted for 5 papers. Candidates have to appear for papers as per the posts they have applied. For more details, candidates can check the table below.

FCI 2020 Exam Paper Details





J.E. (Civil Engineering)

Paper I and II


J.E. (Electrical Mechanical Engineering)

Paper I and II


Steno Grade-II

Paper V only


AG-II (Hindi)

Paper II and IV


Typist (Hindi)

Paper III only


AG-III (General)

Paper I only


AG-III (Accounts)

Paper I and II


AG-III (Technical)

Paper I and II


AG-III (Depot)

Paper I only

FCI Syllabus 2020 For Junior Engineer Civil Engineering

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

  • Concrete Technology - Latest technology and uses of concrete, water cement ratio, work ability, mix design, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, repair and maintenance of concrete structure etc.

  • Steel Design - Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams, roof trusses, plate girders.

  • Construction Management - Construction scheduling Bar Chart, CPM and PERT 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).

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

  • Estimating, Costing and Valuation - Estimate, Plastering flexible pavements, Analysis of rates, earthwork, Brick , RCC work shuttering, Painting, Flooring, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles etc.

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

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

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

  • Lab tests, bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, moisture content, standard penetration test etc.

Syllabus of FCI 2020 For Junior Engineer Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

  • Air standard Cycles for IC engines

  • Boilers Refrigeration cycles

  • Transmission and Distribution of power in different power stations

  • Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials etc.

  • Basic concepts

  • Concepts of current

  • voltage

  • Electrical Machines

  • Estimation and costing

FCI 2020 Syllabus For Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) and Typist (Hindi)

  • General English

  • General Awareness

  • Computer Knowledge

  • General Hindi

  • General Intelligence

  • Translation - 2 Passages, one each from Hindi to English and vice-versa or candidates applying for the

FCI Syllabus 2020 For Assistant Grade-III Accounts

  • Auditing: – (a) Auditing concepts and methods, (b) Internal & External audit of companies

  • Commercial Laws

  • Basic Accounting concept including preparation of books of accounts

  • Taxation including Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax

  • Basic of Computers: (a) Operating System, (b) Browsers, (c) Email, (d) Memory (Internal, External, portable), (e) Chats, (f) Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), (g) Networks

Syllabus of FCI 2020 For Assistant Grade-III Technical

  • Botany - Cell Biology :Tissue , Organ & Organ System, Genetics, Plant Classification, Diversity, Ecology.

  • 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.

  • Agriculture - Statics of Indian Agriculture (Cereals & Pulses), Elementary entomology, Plant Protection, Agricultural Economics.

  • Life Process - Photosynthesis, Respiration , Circulation, Movement etc, Basics of Biochemistry.

  • Zoology - Animal Cell & Tissue, Organ System, Heredity & Variation, Animal Classification, Micro Organism, Insects & Rodents.

FCI Syllabus 2020 For Steno Grade II

  • General Intelligence

  • Computer Knowledge (with specific reference to MS Word and Internet)

  • General English

  • General Awareness

FCI Exam Pattern 2020

The exam conducting authorities prescribes the exam pattern in its official notification. FCI prelims exam will be conducted for one hour with 20 minutes of sectional timing. The mains exam will be conducted for 5 papers, candidates have to appear for exam as per the post they have filled in FCI application form. For more details candidates can check the table given below.

FCI 2020 Exam Pattern For Prelims


Number of questions

Maximum marks


Reasoning ability



20 minutes

Numerical ability



20 minutes




20 minutes

FCI 2020 Exam Preparation Tips

  • Prepare a time table for proper time management.

  • Go through FCI syllabus thoroughly before starting preparations.

  • Practice previous year FCI question papers.

  • Practice online mock tests regularly.

  • Check previous year FCI Exam Analysis for important topics.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - FCI Syllabus 2020

Question: How many stages are there in FCI recruitment?


There are three stages in FCI exam - prelims exam, mains exam and interview.

Question: What are the topics included in the FCI prelims exam?


The topics included in FCI prelims exam are - Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English.

Question: What are the credentials required to download the FCI admit card?


Candidates can download FCI admit card 2020 through registration number/roll number and password/date of birth.

Question: Is there any sectional timing in the FCI exam?


Yes, there is sectional timing in FCI prelims exam while there is no sectional timing in mains exam.

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