FCI AGM 2021: Preparation Strategy for Management and Ethics


The Food Corporation of India conducts an FCI AGM Exam to recruit for the posts of Assistant General Manager (General Administration/ Technical/ Accounts/ Law) and Medical Officers. In this article, we will study and evaluate the Management & Ethics syllabus in detail. 

What is Management?

Management is an all-pervasive function that runs in the background allowing any organization, however big or small, to function smoothly. It is a multi-disciplinary knowledge branch that is exercised at every level. The discipline of management is an Art and a Science at the same time. 

FCI AGM 2021 Syllabus 

Management & Ethics are assessed for 45 marks in the General Aptitude section of the FCI AGM (General Administration) paper and for 30 marks for other streams like Legal and Technical. The entire paper The detailed syllabus for the entire Management & Ethics syllabus is provided below. 

Subject NameSyllabus
Study of the concept of development of Management as science and art drawing upon the contributions of leading thinkers of management and apply the concepts to the real life of government and business decision making keeping in view the changes in the strategic and operative environment. Definition of Management, Evolution of Management, Managerial Functions- Planning, Organizing, controlling; Decision making; Role of Manager, Social responsibility and managerial ethics; Types of Business organization, Organization culture and Environment – Current trends and issues in Management. Motivation – motivation theories – motivational techniques, leadership.
EthicsEthics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics, ethics- in private and public relationships. Human Values lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family society and educational institutes in inculcating values.Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.Public service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; corporate governance.Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work Culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

FCI AGM 2021 Syllabus Analysis 

Management Process

Let us now study some important persons who have defined the shape of the discipline. 

Henry Fayol- Father of Administrative Management

  • He gave the 14 Principles of Management. 
  • He defined management as “To manage is to forecast and plan, to organize, to command and control. 

Luther Gullick- He coined the term POSDCORB 

  • P- Planning
  • O- Organizing 
  • S- Staffing
  • D- Directing
  • Co- Coordination
  • R- Reporting 
  • B- Budgeting 

Management Functions

Koonts & O’Donnell- Their definition of Management functions is most commonly used

  • P- Planning
  • O- Organizing
  • S- Staffing
  • D- Directing 
  • C- Controlling 

The first step in the cycle is planning, after which the successive steps follow. This is a continuous process that is repeated over and over. All steps of the cycle are deeply interlinked

Planning– This is the primary function of management. Every other step can only be put into motion and successively achieved if it is planned for. At the very start, you have to make a plan through which you design your vision and then put your objectives into action to achieve your final goal. 

Organizing- Once you have designed a blueprint for your plan, you have to start organizing and streamlining your resources. These resources can be physical, human and/or financial. Different resources are put to different uses so that the entire objective can be achieved. A very important part of organizing is delegation or assignment of duties. This involves the delegation of authority and creation of responsibility

Staffing- Staffing involves roping in the right person for the job. This is also called P-J fit or Person- Job fit. You have to find the person with the requisite skills who fits the needs of the job. This is how managers build their human resources. Training and development of skill sets is an important part of this process. 

Directing- One of the most important parts of a manager’s job is to lead the team through their example. You have to supervise the work and communicate well with the members of your team. 

Controlling- At the end of the cycle, ultimately did you achieve the objectives or not? So, the manager has to ensure that through the rest of the process, the final goals have been actually achieved. Only then can the efforts, invested previously, be of any use. You have to establish a standard and measure the actual performance. By finding the deviation, you have to take corrective action. 

14 Principles of Management

As we have already spoken of before, the 14 Principles of Management were devised by Henry Fayol. You can expect simple questions like ‘Who coined the 14 Principles of Management?’The 14 principles are as follows: 

  1. Division of Work
  2. Authority and Responsibility
  3. Discipline 
  4. Unity of Command
  5. Unity of Direction 
  6. Interest
  7. Remuneration
  8. Centralization
  9. Scalar Chain
  10. Order
  11. Equity
  12. Stability of Tenure
  13. Initiative 
  14. Espirit de Corp

Management & Ethics is a very scoring part of the General Awareness syllabus. The concepts are quite basic and easy to remember. So, if you give it due attention and time, you can score very well. Take a look at this video given below to learn about other aspects of the Management & Ethics syllabus as well. 

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