FCI AGM (General Administration)- What to prepare?


Food Corporation of India (FCI) has released the official notification for Category 1 Recruitment. The posts on offer are that of Assistant General Manager (General Administration/ Technical/ Accounts/ Law) and Medical Officer in FCI’s multiple offices spread across the country. The eligible candidates who fulfill the prescribed eligibility criteria can apply for 186 vacancies online. The application link of the online form will be available from 01st March 2021 to 31st March 2021. The number of vacancies is 89. In this article, we are discussing what to study for the Assistant General Administration exam.

About FCI 

Food Corporation of India is the largest Public Sector Undertaking that deals with the food grains supply chain management. It was established on 14th January 1965. 

FCI AGM Exam Pattern

Post NameSections    No. of Questions  Time Duration
Assistant General  ManagerReasoning, Data Analysis, NumericalAbility        45    150 minutes
General Awareness        45
Management and Ethics        45
Agriculture, Agriculture Economy and Computer awareness        45

FCI AGM Topic wise Study Materials

Candidates can go through the detailed syllabus topics of FCI AGM and collect the study materials to start the preparation process.

Computer AwarenessHistory of Computers and its fundamentals
MS Excel
MS Office
Computer Software & Hardware
Database Management System
Computer Networks
Networking & Internet
Important Abbreviations and file extensions
Reasoning AbilitySeating Arrangement
Blood relation
Data Sufficiency
Quantitative AptitudeNumber Series (Missing+Wrong)
Data Interpretation (Tabular, Pie-chart, bar graph, line chart, mixed DI, radar-based DI)
Quantity based sums
Quadratic EquationsSimplification / Approximation
Application sums topics (Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability, etc.)
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs (past 4-5 months)
Union Budget
SportsScience-related news
Static G.K. topics
Latest Appointments, Obituaries, Awards and summits
Important News and Acts related to FCI
History of FCI
Management And Ethics
Fundamentals of Management & Organisational Behaviour
Meaning & concept of  Organisational Behaviour
Organisational Change
Ethics at the workplace and Corporate Governance
Theories of Ethics
Moral issues in business
Ethical Principles in business
Corporate Governance
Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches
Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy
Classification of field crops
Factors affecting crop production
Agro Climatic Zones
Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems
Problems of dry land – Seed production, seed processing, seed village
Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
Precision Farming
System of Crop Intensification
Organic farming
Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management
Water Resource
Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation
Farm and Agri Engineering
Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, biofuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro-Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
Plantation & Horticulture: Definition, meaning and its branches.
Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops.
Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in the Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle.
Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility.Introduction to the poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management.
Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India.
Complementary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation.
Freshwater, brackish water and marine ecosystems.
Aquaculture- Inland and marine.
Post-harvest technology.
Importance of fisheries in India.
Common terms pertaining to fish production.
Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry.
Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics.
Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management.
Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015.
Recent developments under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in the dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation.
Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities.
Recent trends
Major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance the viability of agriculture.
Factors of Production in agriculture.
Agricultural Finance and Marketing.
Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security.
Concept and Types of Farm Management.Rural Development: Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy.
Importance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness.
Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Laborers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders.
Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural workforce; problems and conditions of rural labour, Issues and challenges in Handlooms.
Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working.
MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes.

Such a vast syllabus cannot be covered with only self-study. You need proper guidance from the experts who have themselves cleared such exams and bring a diversified industry experience. This will not only help in widening up your horizon but also help in adding to your knowledge base. If you are appearing or have appeared in the FCI AGM exam, you can also take NABARD Grade A or Grade B exam, depending upon your eligibility. The NABARD Grade A study material is similar to what you will study for FCI AGM. ixamBee is one such platform that provides you professional help at a very minimal cost.

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