Reference Books for FCI Management Trainee (Technical) Written Test


Recruitment to the post of Management Trainee in Food Corporation of India is carried out on the basis of written test conducted by the Corporation. The written test comprises of two parts. Part I will contain 60 objective type questions from relevant technical subjects. Systematic Agricultural Geography by Husain, M, Economic Botany in the Tropics by Kochar, and Food Microbiology by M R Adams, M.O Moss are some of the books that candidates can rely on for technical questions. Part II will contain 60 multiple choice questions from the following topics. Candidates are advised to refer books for competitive exams such as Reasoning Ability by R.S.Agarwal, Quantitative Aptitude by Rita Mishra, Computer awareness by Alok Kumar for Part II.

Reference Books for Part I

Technical section will contain questions from the topics prescribed for the qualification required for the post. Questions will be asked from following topics.

  • Agronomy
  • Plant breeding & Genetics
  • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Microbiology
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Composition and nutritive value of plant foods
  • Perspectives of Food Science

Reference Books for Agronomy

  • The Agricultural Systems of the World: An Evolutionary Approach by Grigg, D.B
  • Systematic Agricultural Geography by Husain, M

Reference Books for Plant breeding & Genetics

  • Agricultural Botany in India by Chalam, G.V., J. Venkateswarlu
  • Economic Botany in the tropics by Kochar, S.L

Reference Books for Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry

  • Text Book of Soil Science by Biswas, T.D
  • Soil, Plant, Water and Fertilizer Analysis by Gupta, P.K

Reference Books for Agricultural Entomology

  • General Entomology by Mani, M. S
  • Entomology and Pest Management by Pedigo, L. P

Reference Books for Agricultural Economics

  • Elementary Economic Theory by Dewett,K.K.,Verma
  • Economic Analysis by Kenneth, E.B

Reference Books for Agricultural Engineering

  • Surveying and leveling by Kanetkar, Kulkarni
  • Principles of Agricultural Engineering by Ojha, T.P. and A.M.Michael

Reference Books for Animal Husbandry

  • The Text Book of Animal Husbandry by Banerjee, G.C
  • Dairy India Year Book
  • Indian Poultry Industry Year Book

Reference Books for Microbiology

  • Essays in Applied Microbiology by Nerris J.R. and M.H. Richmond
  • Energy from Biomass by Grassi G. and H.Zibelta

Reference Books for Agricultural Extension

  • Introductory Rural Sociology by Chitambar, J.B
  • Extension Education by Reddy A.A

Reference Books for Composition and nutritive value of plant foods

  • Food Microbiology by M R Adams, M.O Moss
  • Food Macrobiology by W C Frazier, D C Westhoff

Reference Books for Perspectives of Food Science

  • Foods : Facts and Principles by N Shakuntalamanay, M Shadakshara Swamy
  • Text Book on Foods storage and preservation by Vijayakhader
  • Food science, Chemistry & Experimental Foods by M Swaminathan
Reference Books for Part II
  • A modern approach to verbal & non verbal reasoning by Gupta
  • Reasoning Ability by R.S.Agarwal
  • Hand Book of Data Analysis by Melissa A Hardy
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Rita Mishra
  • Quantitative Aptitude for CPT by Bharat Jhunjhunwala
  • Computer awareness by Alok kumar
  • Arihant’s Objective Computer Awareness
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

Candidates are advised to refer Year books published by reputed News papers for General Awareness and Current Affairs. Apart from this, they can access websites that provide model questions and study materials.



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