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  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 18-10-2022
  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 18-10-2022

About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

The Food Corporation of India is one of the main PSUs in charge of the country's food security. The Food Corporation of India recruits FCI Managers and officers in various regions across the country. FCI conducts an online test (Phase I and II) followed by an interview to shortlist the applicants for the required position. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the online exam. 

Getting a job as an FCI manager is prestigious, and more than 1 lakh candidates apply for the post every year. FCI officials release vacancies for managers in different zones. A two-phase online test and a face-to-face interview will be conducted to select the candidate as FCI Manager. Candidates have to clear each stage to get a job in FCI. Scroll down to know more about FCI Recruitment.

Particulars FCI Manager Details
Exam Name FCI Manager Exam
Conducting Body Food Corporation of India
Mode of Exam Online
Phases Two
Level National Level
Post Manager
Application Mode Online
Exam duration 60 minutes
Official Website recruitmentfci.in


Exam Summary

The FCI Manager Exam is conducted to select candidates for managerial positions in various zones. Candidates who have a Graduation degree and are looking for a government job can apply for FCI Recruitment Exam. It is an online exam that takes place throughout India. The examination is conducted in two stages by the officials. FCI phase I exam will be conducted for 60 minutes. Qualified candidates are eligible for the FCI Phase II exam.

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Latest Update

  • Interview dates for FCI Manager 2022 are not yet available! The dates for interviews for the positions of Assistant General Manager (General Administts, ration, Technical, AccounLaw) and Medical Officer are yet to be announced by the Food Corporation of India. Earlier, the FCI AGM exam was held at the Institute of Food Security in Gurugram from August 16 to September 01, 2021.

  • The call letters for FCI Manager 2022 Interview will be sent to the registered email address. Only those who passed the FCI manager written exam will get the interview letter. Please visit the FCI's official website for further information.

  • The result of the FCI Manager will be available online. The FCI Manager results for the year 2021 for the positions of AGM (Assistant General Manager - General Administration), AGM (Assistant General Manager - Accounts), AGM (Assistant General Manager - Law), AGM (Assistant General Manager - Technical), and Medical Officer in  Food Corporation of India has been released. Check Download FCI Manager Result for details.

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Selection Process

The FCI exam pattern is beneficial to all candidates who will be taking the exam. It serves as a reference and guidance to assist them in passing the exam. Through this, candidates can understand different subjects, types of questions asked, marking scheme, number of questions, etc. The exam pattern consists of 3 phases. Candidates will be selected under the FCI recruitment exam as per the following phases: 

Phase 1: A written test consists of multiple-choice questions, and each question carries one mark.

Phase 2: Candidates qualifying phase I are eligible to appear for phase II based on the candidates' chosen field. 

Phase 3: Candidates will be evaluated at this round based on specific abilities such as stenography and typing.

Document Verification Round: After passing all of the aforementioned rounds of the FCI recruitment selection procedure, the document verification round will be held.

Stages of Exam

The exam is divided into three stages: an online test, an interview, and training. Deserving candidates will be shortlisted and considered for appointment based on their combined merit in the online test and interview. Candidates applying for the position of FCI Manager (Hindi) must pass two levels of examination:

  1. Online Examination
  2. Interview

Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

There will be a negative marking of one-fourth (1/4) of the mark allocated to that question for each incorrect answer, and there will be no negative marking for any unattempted question.

FCI Manager Phase I - Number of Questions Subject-Wise

FCI designs the exam pattern for all applicants. Aspirants can use the exam pattern to get an idea about the marking scheme, types of questions, number of questions, duration, and maximum marks. The online test is divided into two phases; however, Phase I remains the same regardless of the position. Phase II will consist of multiple papers, one for each position. The FCI Manager Phase 1 exam pattern is listed below:

FCI Manager Exam Pattern for Phase I

Subjects (Language) Number of Questions (Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each) Sectional Time
English Language(Only English) 30 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability (Bilingual) 35 20 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude (Bilingual) 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 questions of 100 marks 60 Minutes

Exam pattern details - Total time

The duration of the exam is 1 hour or 60 minutes.

Exam Calendar

Events Dates
Release of Official Notification Not yet released
Commencement of Application Process Yet to be notified
Last Date to Apply Yet to be notified
Admit Card Availability Yet to be notified.
FCI Manager Online Exam Dates Yet to be notified.
Interview To be Notified Later


Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for FCI Manager Phase I

According to the exam pattern mentioned above, the FCI syllabus includes three subjects, namely English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Numerical Aptitude, to pass the FCI Phase-I Online Prelims Exam.

FCI Manager English Language Syllabus

English Language (30 Marks) Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Para jumbles, Fill in the Blanks in Sentences, Sentence Correction, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Phrases & Idioms etc.

Let's look at some of the exam strategies:

  • Improve Vocabulary: Candidates can use a thesaurus, word lists, and online flashcards to enhance their vocabulary.
  • Improve English Grammar: To tackle questions from “English Language and Comprehension," you must have a thorough understanding of grammar. These types of questions are common in all competitive tests. When answering these types of questions, students must adhere to grammatical criteria.
  • Improve Reading Comprehension Skills: Comprehension skills cannot be built overnight, but they could be developed inherently through a course of time. It is important to develop the habit of reading every day. Reading newspapers is a great choice, but it is preferable to read feature stories, business magazines, opinion pieces in editorials, and other materials that will help you improve your reading and comprehension skills faster.

FCI Manager Reasoning Ability Topics

Reasoning Ability (35 Marks) Coding and Decoding, Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Classification, Conclusions and Decision Making, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, Venn Diagram, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, etc.

Let's look at various ways to succeed in this section:

  • Boost Logical Abilities: This section assesses candidates' capacity to understand and solve problems. Students must improve their logical and analytical skills.
  • Have Global Focus: Candidates should focus on both verbal and non verbal types of concepts. Students must clearly understand directions, i.e. determining west, north, east, or south approach. One should make sure to practise each concept and avoid rushing through the topics thoroughly.
  • Don't Make Any Unnecessary Assumptions: Remember that the given question can only be answered using the information provided; hence, don't make any assumptions or judgments while answering the questions.  

Numerical Ability Syllabus for FCI Manager

Mathematics (35 Marks) Fractions, Number systems, BODMAS, Decimals, Time and Work, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Percentages, Mensuration, Pipes & Cistern, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock.

 Let's look at various ways to ace this section:

  • Work on your Basics: Don't look for shortcuts when you're starting your preparation. Attempt to learn the basics of all topics to obtain a thorough understanding. Once you've learned these concepts, you can use shortcuts or methods to speed up your calculations.
  • Learn Short-cut Methods: To increase calculation speed, students must focus on the shortcut methods and tricks, which will help save time for answering tricky questions in the exam. To gain accuracy and speed, try to practise tricks and remember square roots, tables, cubes, squares, etc.
  • Avoid Unsafe Shortcuts: If you are unfamiliar with any shortcut or trick, avoid utilising it because it may cause confusion.


Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

Every year, aspirants apply for the Food Corporation of India recruitment exam. Although there are fewer openings for this position, the competition is tough. Candidates must ensure that they are well-prepared for the FCI Manager recruitment 2022 exam. A few pointers to help applicants prepare for the FCI Manager exam are listed below:

  • Go through the syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly before beginning your preparation.
  • Manage a comprehensive study strategy and distribute equal time for preparing each section. 
  • Solve previous year's question papers, practise papers, and mock tests to get a sense of the difficulty level of the exam.
  • Select the best books and assemble the study materials. Take proper guidance and help if you need it to prepare for the exam.
  • Now let's look at a section-by-section approach to studying for the FCI Manager 2022 exam.

Preparation Strategy for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Learn tables up to 30
  • Learn up to 50 square roots and 20 cube roots.
  • Up to 1/25, try to remember how to convert percentages to fractions.
  • Learn the fundamental ideas of basic chapters such as per cent, average, and ratio - proportion. This will assist you in answering questions from previous arithmetic chapters as well as DI questions.
  • The two most crucial factors in this segment are speed and accuracy.

Strategy for Logical Reasoning

  • Except for a few chapters, there are no short tricks or tips in this section. The only way to succeed in this part is to practise.
  • First, go through the basics of alphanumeric series, syllogisms, inequality, direction sense, blood relations, order, and ranking.
  • Complete as many sectional tests as you can.

Strategy for English Language Preparation

  • Learn the rules of grammar and then practise as many questions as possible. Do not memorise the rules. 
  • Read The Hindu or any other reputable newspaper every day for vocab/comprehension and note down the new terms.
  • Practise one cloze test set, one reading comprehension set, and one para jumble set.

Preparation for General/Financial/Computer Awareness Strategy

  • Use the Embibe app to practice/revise static general knowldege MCQs.
  • Before the exam, review the last 4-5 months of current affairs.
  • Follow the Lucent GA book for static GK.

Exam Taking Strategy

  1. Create a Study Plan: Create a study plan that includes a strategy and a timetable for each area of the question paper.
  2. Daily Practice: To increase your speed and accuracy, make it a habit to solve previous year papers and mock tests every day. 
  3. Practice Important Topics: Look into the chapter-wise analysis mentioned above and focus on more important topics.
  4. Concentrate on Weak Areas: First and foremost, try to concentrate on your weak areas and devote more time to strengthening them. Spend more time on your weak areas and practice well.
  5. Create and Revise Notes: Revision is required. After completing the syllabus, make sure you revise each topic at least once.
  6. Time Management: Spend more time on the difficult sections. This will ensure your time management during the exam. Keep in mind that there are no time constraints or cut-offs for any section. 
  7. Read the Entire Question First: Students must avoid making the error of reading only part of a question and therefore arriving at wrong responses. Please read the questions carefully and make sure you understand them.
  8. Avoid Any Guess Works: Guesswork can lead to incorrect answers and increase negative marking. Also, if you are unsure about the correct answer, don't waste time on one question and move on to the next.

General Tips

  • Make sure you get at least 8 hours of quality sleep the day before your exam.
  • Try not to pull an all-nighter the day before the exam; you may lose focus or attention while solving the exam paper.
  • Every day, try to exercise for 15 minutes. It will clear your mind and get you ready for critical thinking.
  • Eat well before the exam since good pre-exam nutrition offers you an advantage during the exam and gives you the confidence to compose your paper.
  • Avoid brain-blocking meals like cookies, cakes, muffins, chocolates, sweets, and candies produced with white flour or heavy in refined sugar.

Tips for Exam Revision

  • Make a checklist of the main topics and revise it well before the exam.
  • Do not switch to a completely different topic when revising; you will merely create a mess of what you have already done.
  • Ensure that the revision is followed by practice for it to be effective. Mock tests are the best to practice with these days, so make sure you do so every day.

Exam Day Tips

  • Go into the exam room with a well-thought-out plan and strategy to take the exam with confidence.
  • Try not to become stuck on a single question; if you can't answer any of them, go on to the next. Don't spend your time on a single query.


Detailed Study plan

Week Numerical Aptitude Reasoning Ability English Language Mock Tests
Week 1 Number Series (Wrong & Missing), Learn the Quicker Quants Tips & Tricks (Tricks to solve quickly), Simplification, Approximation, Averages, Practice DI, Number System, Simplification, Approximation, Averages, Quadratic Equation Analogy & Classification, Alphanumeric Series, Inequalities, Direction & Distances Practice Error Detection, Brush up Basic Grammar Rules, Practice a few Reading Comprehensions, Read Regularly (especially editorials) Mock Test 1 www.embibe.com Analyse the Mock Test. Solve all the unanswered & incorrect Questions afterwards.
Week 2 Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Arithmetic Topics (Percentages, Practice Mixed DI, Profit & Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Mixtures & Alligations) Puzzles (month based; box based etc.) Seating Arrangement (single line & parallel line); Phrase Replacement, Read Regularly (especially editorials), Cloze Test Practice Fillers (Single & Double) Mock Test 2
Week 3 Probability, Mensuration, Quantity Comparison, Practice DI (Caselets), Order & Ranking, Blood Relations, Puzzles (Circular) Syllogisms, Coded Inequality Sentence Improvement, Para-jumbles, Read Regularly (especially editorials), Practice a few Reading Comprehensions Mock Test 3
Week 4 Data Interpretation (Arithmetic DI) Data Sufficiency, Practice the topics that you are weak at. Reverse Syllogisms, Seating Arrangement & Puzzles Practice Practice a few Reading Comprehensions, Error Detection, Cloze Test Mock Test 4 & Mock Test 5

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Cut-off

Many candidates will apply for the FCI Manager exam, and they are eagerly waiting for results and cut-off marks. The FCI Manager cut-off marks will be announced simultaneously with the results by the board. The cut-off mark is the minimum score required to pass the exam. It will be calculated based on the number of seats available, the number of students who have applied, the candidates' marks, and the reservation category. As a result, candidates must achieve minimum qualifying marks in each category (General/UR, OBC, SC, ST). The cut-off marks for each category can be seen in the section below:  

Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
UR 50%
OBC 45%
SC/ST 45%
PWBD 45%

The FCI 2022 cut-off will be announced soon after the FCI Results are declared. If a candidate's score is higher than the cut-offs, they will be considered for the next round of the selection process. The predicted cut-off for this year's FCI recruitment is listed below:

Category of Students Expected Year Cut-off (2022)
OBC 65 – 75
General 70 – 80
SC 55 – 65
ST 50 – 60
Ex-Service 50 – 60
OH 60 – 70
HH 40 – 50
VH 40 – 50


Category of Students Previous Year Cut-off
General 99.5
OBC 88.75
SC 81
ST 78.5
Ex-Service 60
OH 72.5
HH 50
VH 50

Important Dates

About Exam

Exam Notification Date

Every year, FCI releases an online notification regarding the important dates. The purpose of the FCI Manager notice is to advise candidates about the examination dates and other details.

Application Form Filling - Start & End Date

Candidates must be well-versed with the dates of the examination and other recruitment events. Every year, the government publishes an online timetable. Interested candidates should keep track of important dates such as application deadlines, admit card availability, exam dates, results, and interviews. Candidates who miss the deadline will not be able to participate in any of the activities again. The tentative dates for FCI Manager recruiting are listed below.

Important Events Dates
Commencement of online registration of application September 2022
Closure of registration of application October 2022
FCI Manager Online Exam Dates To Be Announced

Exam Date

Candidates must make note of the FCI Manager exam dates to ensure they are not missing any deadlines. Previously, the exams were conducted on 17th & 18th July 2021.

Result Date

The FCI Manager 2022 Result will be available on the official website after the completion of the selection process.

Last year, the Food Corporation of India published the final result of the Assistant General Manager on its official website, on July 28, 2021. The exams were held on July 17 and 18, 2021.

Application Process

About Exam

Dos and Donts of Form Filling

1. Detailed Guidelines/Procedures for:

A. Application registration
B. Payment of fees
C. Document scan and upload 

Candidates can apply online on the dates prescribed by FCI, and no other mode of application will be accepted. 

2. Important Information to Keep in Mind Prior to Registration

  • Before applying for the exam, candidates should scan the photograph (4.5cm x 3.5cm) and duly sign (in black ink), thumb impression left (on white paper with black or blue ink).
  •  Candidates should submit a handwritten declaration (on white paper with black ink) attesting to all the documents mentioned above, comply with the guidelines specified. 
  • Do not sign the document with CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • The left thumb impression should not be blurred and should be scanned correctly (If a candidate doesn't have a left thumb, they can apply with their right thumb)
  • The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows –

 "I, _______________ (Name of the applicant), hereby declare that all of the information I provided on the application form is correct, true, and correct. "As and when necessary, I will provide the supporting documents."

3. Fees for Online Fee Payment (Non-refundable):

  • Candidates can apply online by visiting the FCI website (www.fci.gov.in) and choosing "APPLY ONLINE" to open up a new screen.
  • Select "Click here for New Registration" to continue the registration process. Enter your name, contact information, and email address. An auto-generated Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated and populated on the screen. 
  • The candidate should write down the Provisional Registration Number and Password, sent to their registered email address and SMS.
  • If the applicant cannot finish the application form in one sitting, the data already entered can be saved by selecting the "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Before submitting the online application, applicants should check the details in the online application form and make any necessary changes using the "SAVE AND NEXT" option. Candidates who are visually impaired should carefully fill out the application form and get the information validated before submitting it.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill out and verify the information on the online application before hitting the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON, as they can not undo it once submitted.
  •  The candidate's name and other spellings should be correct as they appear on certificates, mark sheets, and other forms of identification. Any change or alteration discovered may result in the candidate's disqualification.
  • Candidates can validate their information and save the application by clicking the 'Validate your details and Save & Next’ button.
  • Candidates should upload their photo and signature following the guidelines outlined in point "C" of the Guidelines for Scanning and Uploading Photographs and Signatures.
  • The candidates can now complete the rest of the Application Form.
  • Before clicking “FINAL SUBMIT,” click the preview tab to view and verify the entire application form.
  • Modify details as needed, and then click “FINAL SUBMIT” only after you've double-checked that the photograph, signature, and other information you've entered are correct.
  • Proceed to the 'Payment' Tab to make a payment.
  • Click on the 'Submit' button.

Payment of Fees: Online Mode

  • The payment gateway is integrated with the application form, and you can complete the payment procedure by following the instructions.
  • Candidates applying for such a position (Anyone Within the zone) must pay an application fee of Rs. 800/-. (Excluding bank charges but including GST ). All accepted payment methods include debit cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), credit cards, internet banking, IMPS, cash cards/mobile wallets/UPI, and cash cards/mobile wallets/UPI.
  • SC/ST/PwBD and Women candidates are exempted from payment of the Application Fee.
  • Do not press back or refresh buttons after submitting your payment information in the online application form to avoid double charge. Wait for the server's information. 
  • An e-Receipt will be generated once the transaction has been processed successfully.
  • The absence of an 'E-Receipt indicates PAYMENT FAILURE.' Candidates are recommended to log in again using their Provisional Registration Number and Password if the payment fails and they repeat the payment process.
  • Candidates must print the e-Receipt as well as the online Application Form with fee information. 
  • All charges are provided in Indian Rupee for credit card users. If you use a credit card not issued in India, your bank will convert the amount to your local currency using current exchange rates.
  • Remember to close the browser window once your transaction is completed to ensure the security of your data.
  • After you've paid your fees, you can print an application form with fee details.

Directives for Document Scanning and Upload

Before applying online, an applicant must have a scanned (digital) image of their photo and signature that meets the requirements outlined below.

Photograph Image

  • A current passport-style colour photograph is required.
  • Make sure the photo is in colour and taken against a light-coloured background, preferably white.
  • With a relaxed expression, look straight at the camera.
  • If the photo is taken on a sunny day, stand in the shade so you don't squint and there aren't any harsh shadows.
  • If you're using flash, be sure there is no "red-eye".
  • If you use eyeglasses, make sure they don't reflect anything and that your eyes can be seen clearly.
  • Caps/Hats and dark-coloured glasses are not permitted. Religious hats are allowed but must not obscure your vision.
  • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (recommended). 
  • The file should be between 20 and 50 kb in size. 
  • Make sure the scanned image doesn't exceed 50kb in size. If the file is larger than 50 kb, change the scanner's settings, such as the DPI resolution, the number of colours, and so on, while scanning.
  • Admission may be denied if the photo is not uploaded. The candidate will be held accountable for this.
  • The candidate should ensure that the photo is uploaded and signature at the place asked in the application form. If the photograph and signature are not uploaded
    correctly, the candidate will not appear for the exam. 
  • The applicant must ensure that the uploaded photo is the correct size and that the candidate's face is visible.


  • A signature, thumb impression on the left hand, and a handwritten declaration Image:
  • On white paper, the applicant must sign using a black ink pen.
  • The candidate must make an impression of his left thumb on white paper using black or blue ink.
  • The declaration must be written in English on white paper with black ink by the applicant.
  • The signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration should be of the applicant and not any other person.
  • The signature will appear on the Call Letter as well as other papers as required.
  • The applicant will be disqualified if the signature on the attendance sheet or Call letter, signed at the examination, does not match the signature uploaded.
  • Do not provide your signature or handwritten declaration in CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • File type:- jpg / jpeg 
  • Dimensions:- 140 x 60 pixels (recommended) 
  • File Size: Between 10 KB – 20 KB

Hand-written Declaration

  •  Handwritten declarations should not be written in capital letters; if they are, they will be rejected. 
  •  The declaration must be written in English on white paper with black or blue ink by the applicant.
  •  The applicant should sign the handwritten declaration, not anybody else.
  •  File type:- jpg/jpeg 
  •  Dimensions:- 800 x 400 pixels in 200 DPI (Preferred for required quality) i.e 10 cm * 5 cm (Width * Height) 
  •  File Size:- must be in between 50 – 100 KB

Documents Scanning 

  •  Set the resolution of the scanner to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch) 
  • Change the colour to True Color.
  • Crop the images in the scanner to the edge of the left thumb impression/hand written declaration, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
  •  The image format should be in either JPG or JPEG, for example, file name as: image01.jpg/image01.jpeg 
  • By listing the folder files or holding the mouse over the file image icon, you may see the image dimensions. 
  • Using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager or candidates using MSOffice can simply access documents in jpeg format. Using the 'Save As' option in the File menu, scanned documents in any format can be saved in.jpg /. Jpeg format. Crop and then can be used to change the size of the image.

An error message will appear if the file size and format are not as specified

The candidate will be given a link to upload his or her photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration while filling out the Online Application Form.

Documents Uploading Procedure

  •  While filling out the Online Application Form, for uploading the left thumb impression and handwritten declaration, separate links will be provided to the candidate.
  •  "Upload left thumb impression and handwritten declaration" through the respective links provided.
  • Select the location where the Scanned copy of the thumb impression and handwritten declaration file was saved by browsing and selecting it. 
  • Select the file by clicking on it
  • Select "Open/Upload" from the drop-down menu. Unless you upload your thumb impression and handwritten declaration as directed, your Online Application will not be registered.
  • If the file size or format is not as stated, an error message will be shown.
  •  A preview of the uploaded image will allow you to assess its quality. If the image is unclear, it can be re-uploaded to the desired clarity/quality.


  • If the left thumb impression or the handwritten declaration is unclear, the candidate's application may get rejected.
  • Candidates should double-check that the images are clear and were uploaded successfully after uploading the thumb impression/handwritten statement in the online application form. If the left thumb impression or the handwritten declaration is not visible. In that case, the candidate may edit their application and re-upload their thumb impression / handwritten declaration before submitting the application form. 
  • Once the online registration process is successfully done, candidates are advised to print out their system-generated online application forms.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

FCI sets the eligibility criteria for the recruitment exam. Candidates must check their nationality, age, and academic standards. Aspirants must have proof of eligibility on hand for verification at a later stage of the selection process.  If the candidate is found not eligible at any point in the screening process will be disqualified.  The eligibility requirements for the FCI management exam are listed below.


  1. Indian citizens are eligible to apply. 
  2. The upper age limit for a Hindi Manager is 35 years.
  3. For all the other posts of managers, the maximum age limit is 28 years.

Education Qualification

Post Qualification
Manager (General) Graduation degree
Manager (Depot) Graduation degree
Manager (Movement) Graduation degree
Manager (Accounts) B.Com and MBA in Finance/Two-year diploma
Manager (Technical) B.Sc in Agriculture Or B.Tech/B.E. Degree
Manager (Civil Engineering) Civil engineering degree
Manager (Electrical Mechanical Engineering) Electrical or mechanical engineering degree
Manager (Hindi) Masters degree with Hindi and English as subjects

Number of Attempts

The upper age limit for a Hindi Manager is 35 years. For all the other posts of managers, the maximum age limit is 28 years.

Language Proficiency

English and Hindi  

Admit Card

Admit Card

Admit Card Release Date

The FCI Manager Phase I admit card for both the examination phases are sent separately to the applicants via online mode. Candidates can access the hall ticket on the FCI official website. Aspirants will need to log in to download the FCI admit card. Any candidate who fails to bring the hall ticket will not be allowed to appear for the examination. In case of any discrepancy in admit card, aspirants must report to the concerned authority for correction.


List of Exam Centres

The state wise list of examination centres are listed below:

Andhra Pradesh Bihar
Arunachal Pradesh Assam
Chhattisgarh Chandigarh
Delhi Goa
Haryana Gujarat
Himachal Pradesh Karnataka
Jammu and Kashmir Jharkhand
Kerala Madhya Pradesh
Meghalaya Maharashtra
Manipur Mizoram
Odisha Nagaland
Puducherry Punjab
Rajasthan Tamil Nadu
Telangana Tripura
Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand


Cut off

Expected Cut-off

The exam conducting body will publish the cut-off score on the official website after announcing the FCI recruitment result. Refer to the table below to get the predicted cut-off score for the FCI recruitment exam in 2022.

Category of Students Expected Year Cutoff (2022)
General 70 – 80
OBC 65 – 75
SC 55 – 65
ST 50 – 60
Ex-Service 50 – 60
OH 60 – 70
HH 40 – 50
VH 40 – 50

Previous Year Cut-off

The previous year's cut-off for FCI Manager will help the candidate speed up their preparation and plan accordingly. The previous year FCI Manager cut-off is determined by the difficulty level of the questions and the number of vacancies. Check out the below table for the previous year cut-off: 

Category of Students Previous Year Cut-off
General 99.5
OBC 88.75
SC 81
ST 78.5
Ex-Service 60
OH 72.5
HH 50
VH 50

Exam Result

Exam Result

Result Declaration

FCI results are declared on the official website once the exam is conducted. Candidates can enter their login credentials to download the results. Please follow the instructions below to download the FCI recruitment result:
1st Step: Visit the FCI official website.
2nd Step: Select the notification bar on the home page
3rd Step: Click on 'Result of FCI recruitment 2022.'
4th Step: You will be directed to the result page
5th Step: Now enter your registered login ID and password in the given tabs.
6th Step: Save and take out the print of FCI recruitment result 2022 for future reference.

Details Mentioned on FCI Recruitment Result

After downloading the result of FCI from the official website, candidates must check the important details mentioned on it. Here is the list of some important details mentioned on the FCI 2022 result: 

  1. Candidate’s Name 
  2. Candidate’s Date of Birth
  3. Candidates Roll Number
  4. Exam Center Name
  5. Marks Obtained by the candidate 
  6. Name of exam

FCI Manager Phase I Result Declaration

The Phase I exam will be conducted in September or October, and results will be declared in January.


Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the max-age limit for applicants for FCI Manager?
A. To apply for the recruitment exam, the maximum age for the candidates should be 28 years old.

Q2. How many questions are there on the FCI Phase I exam?
A. There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the FCI phase I exam.

Q3. In the FCI Phase I exam, how many points are deducted for each incorrect answer?
A. For each incorrect answer, a quarter of the mark awarded to the question is subtracted.

Q4. How will you get to know if your application has been accepted?
A. The "REGISTRATION NO" and "PASSWORD" is displayed on the page that appears after clicking the 'Submit Button' indicating successful registration. Please note the information and save it. If you don't save it, you won't be able to re-print the application or download the Call Letter, results, or anything else.

Q5. Does FCI pay vary depending on where you work?
A. Yes. Due to differences in House Rent Allowance, FCI salary may vary slightly depending on the place of posting (HRA). This article provides examples of how salaries differ in cities of Classes A, B, and C.

Q6. Is it possible to change a centre for the FCI Manager Exam 2022?
A. No requests for the exam centre or date changes will be considered. You should carefully choose the Centres and accurately identify them in your applications.

Q7. Can FCI assign an exam centre different from the one I requested?
A. If there are insufficient candidates for a particular online examination centre, FCI reserves the right to assign candidates to any other nearby exam centre. Also, imagine that the number of candidates is greater than the capacity of an online exam centre. In that situation, FCI reserves the right to assign the candidate to any other centre.

Q8. Is it possible to take the FCI Manager Exam 2022 offline?
A. No, the examination can only be conducted online at the locations specified in the call letters.

Q9. What is the FCI Manager phase I exam syllabus for 2022?
A. There are three areas in the FCI Manager Phase I Syllabus: Reasoning Ability, Numerical Aptitude, and English Language.

Q10. When will the FCI Manager 2022 exam be held?
A. The Food Corporation of India has not yet announced the dates for FCI Manager 2022 exams.

Dos and Donts

Candidates must make sure that they meet all the necessary eligibility requirements on/before the eligibility date.  

  • Admission to the online tests will be on a provisional basis only, with no documentation verification. The candidate should print the application form (including fee payment information) and the E-receipt and keep it for future reference.
  • Candidates can not submit more than one application. The recently submitted application will be considered in the case of multiple applications. 
  • Candidates are advised to visit FCI's website at regular intervals for information regarding the date of the online examination.  
  • Remember to download the call letter for online test and Information Handout (IH) from the FCI's website and keep a printout ready.  
  • FCI reserves the right to cancel or add any examination centres at its discretion, depending upon the response received, administrative feasibility, etc. FCI can also allot the candidate to any centre other than the one they have selected.
  •  Check your email and the spam folder regularly, as the email may be automatically sent to the junk folder
  • Carefully follow the instructions of the Test Administrator and the FCI Representative present at the examination venue. In case of violation, you will be disqualified and will be asked to leave the examination venue.
  • Calculators, books, notebooks, scales, algorithm tables or written notes, cell phones (with or without a camera ), or any other electronic device are not allowed during the examination.
  • Bring the call letter with photo affixed thereon and photo ID card in Original and photocopy as mentioned in Point 7 of General Instructions above.
  • A ballpoint pen and rough sheets will be provided at the venue. Candidates should not bring any stationery items such as pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, etc., to the exam venue.
  • Biometric data (thumb impression) and photographs will be captured twice at the examination venue, i.e. before the examination and after the examination.
  • Note that the choice (matched or mismatched) made by the Biometric data verification authority shall be considered the final one. Any refusal to participate in the process of biometric data capturing/ verification on any occasion may lead to the cancellation of candidature.

To avoid a mismatch in biometric testing, please keep in mind the following:

  • Wash your hands properly and make sure that fingers are not coated (stamped ink/ mehndi /coloured, etc.) or covered in dust 
  • Make sure your fingers are dry before the thumb impression (biometric) is captured.
  •  If the primary finger (thumb) to be captured is injured/ damaged, immediately notify the concerned authority in the test centre. (Any failure to observe these points will result in non-admittance for the examination).  

The candidates are advised to follow the below-mentioned dress code: 

  • Light clothes that cannot be used for hiding any instruments or communication devices.  
  • Half sleeves but not having big buttons or any badge, brooches etc. which could be used to hide the communication device, Bluetooth, camera, etc. Slippers, sandals and not shoes/socks.
  • However, candidates in customary/ religious dresses and PwBD candidates should report at the centre well before reporting time for frisking.


Job Profile & Salary

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Job Description

  • In various cadres, an FCI Manager serves as a front-line manager. As a result, they must familiarise themselves with the job contents, manual provisions, procedures, FCI/Government of India policy, and the frequency of prescribed returns/reports to be received from field offices or submitted to higher authorities about his assigned work in offices or depots.
  • They would assign work to their subordinates and guide and mentor to ensure effective coordination at work. They would also regularly check registers and records and be aware of the micro-level details of the task he manages.
  • In the overall interest of FCI, they must submit files to superiors with rigorous analysis of data, rule position, precedents, facts, and the application of his thoughts for alternatives, among other things, to assist his superiors in making decisions.
  • They would operate as a statistician and as a monitor, ensuring that the field issues. For example, an Assistant Manager (Legal) would keep track of legal matters, analyse their nature, and make efforts to withdraw cases for out-of-court settlements, file applications to expedite cases, and so on.

If working in a depot, the candidate would be responsible for:

  • The candidate must act as a good storekeeper, should take all necessary precautions and actions to ensure that stocks are maintained in conjunction with QC, Engineering, Labor, and other departments. 
  •  His/ her goal is to maximise stock delivery from the railhead to state governments to avoid double handling and minimise losses.
  • He/she consults with agricultural institutions/government agencies for advice on related projects. He/ she must undertake periodic inspections and notify his supervisors of any discrepancies, pitfalls, the high trend of losses, deterioration of stocks, and other issues, as well as any remedial steps he has made.
  • The person is also responsible for the completion of work in the office or on the field.
  • The examination brochure of FCI managers is not available on the official website.

Post list & Vacancies

The FCI Manager 2022 Vacancies are not yet announced. Candidates can know the FCI Manager Vacancy details after the release of the official notification.

Under FCI Manager recruitment 2021, the following vacancies were announced for FCI Manager post. Check the table below for more information.

Assistant General Manager (General Administration) 3 3 9 3 12 30
Assistant General Manager (Technical) 5 1 4 3 14 27
Assistant General Manager (Accounts) 4 1 3 2 12 22
Assistant General Manager (Law) 1 1 1 1 4 8
Medical Officer 1 0 0 0 1 2
Total 14 6 17 9 43 89

Salary Structure

The following is a list of FCI salaries for various positions:

FCI Post Name FCI Salary Pay Details
FCI Manager 40,000-1,40,000
Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering) 11,100-29,950
Junior Engineer (Electrical Engineering) 11,100-29,950
Junior Engineer (Mechanical Engineering 11,100-29,950
Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) 92,900 – 25,530
Typist (Hindi) 9,300 – 22,940
Assistant Grade-III (General) 9,300 – 22,940
Assistant Grade-III (Accounts) 9,300 – 22,940
Assistant Grade-III (Technical) 9,300 – 22,940
Assistant Grade-III (Depot) 9,300 – 22,940

FCI Salary Structure Under Different Cities

The FCI salary structure for different positions under different cities is given below:

FCI Post Name Class A Cities Class B Cities Class C Cities
Junior Engineer (Civil Engineering) 26,673 25,563 24,453
Junior Engineer (Electrical Engineering) 26,673 25,563 24,453
Junior Engineer (Mechanical Engineering 26,673 25,563 24,453
Assistant Grade-II (Hindi) 23,595 22,605 21,615
Typist (Hindi) 22213 21,283 20,353
Assistant Grade-III (General) 22,213 21,283 20,353
Assistant Grade-III (Accounts) 22,213 21,283 20,353
Assistant Grade-III (Technical) 22,213 21,283 20,353
Assistant Grade-III (Depot) 22,213 21,283 20,353
  1. Class A Cities: Metropolis
  2. Class B Cities: Metropolis + Other Big Cities
  3. Class C Cities: Village + Small Cities

FCI Salary Allowances, Benefits and Perks

  1. Medical Allowance: In addition to the net payment, “Medical Reimbursement” of Rs.2,250/- is payable each quarter.
  2. Dearness Allowance
  3. Lunch Subsidy
  4. Transport Allowance
  5. Other Special Allowances

Similar Exams

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List of Parallel Exams

Candidates who have completed their bachelor's degree in Arts and Science from AICTE/ Government approved institutes or equivalent are eligible to apply for the FCI Manager Phase I exam. There are many vacancies in the departments such as UPSC, SSC, Banking sector like IBPS / SBI PO, Clerk and other state-level govt jobs for the candidates who have completed their graduation.

Future Exams


List of Future Exams

  1. The Phase I online exam results will not be considered for the final merit list. Candidates who have been called fifteen times the number of openings posted will be appearing in Phase II.
  2. Paper I of Phase II will determine the merit of the Online Test for postcodes A, B, and C.
  3. For postcodes D, E, F, and G, the merit list will be determined based on the candidates' combined marks in Paper-I and Paper-II of Phase II.
  4. Hindi Manager (Post Code-H): - In Phase II, candidates applying for Manager (Hindi) must take papers III and IV. The applicants' combined marks will determine the online test's merit in Paper III and Paper IV.
  5. General/Depot/Movement/Accounts/Technical/Civil Engineering/Electrica Mechanical Engineering) Manager: - Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on a minimum of 50% in the Phase-II Online Test for unreserved categories and 45 per cent for SC, ST, OBC, and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD). In most cases, the number of candidates called for interviews will be three times the advertised positions. If the number of qualified candidates is less than three times the number of vacancies, all qualified candidates may be interviewed, depending on the circumstances.

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