The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) conducts the FSSAI exam for the purpose of hiring Food Safety Inspectors to work for its organisation. This role requires functional knowledge. The FSSAI Exam 2023 structure is designed to select the most competent officers for its ranks.
|Exam Conducting Authority||Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)|
|Frequency of the Exam||Based on Vacancy Availability|
|Job Category||Central Government Job|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Location||All Over India|
|Selection Process||Computer-Based TestInterview|
|Application Fees||Rs. 1,500/- for the General & OBC categories. 500/- SC/ST/EWS/Women/Ex-Servicemen/ PwBD|
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FSSAI Exam Eligibility Criteria
The Eligibility Criteria for the FSSAI exam:
- Age Limits
One of the qualifications the FSSAI sets for recruiting its candidates is their age.
Listed below is information on the FSSAI age limit.
|Posts||Maximum Age Limit|
|Food Analyst||35 years|
|Technical Officer||30 years|
|Central Food Safety Officer||30 years|
|Assistant Manager||30 years|
|Hindi Translator||30 years|
|Personal Assistant||30 years|
|IT Assistant||30 years|
|Junior Assistant Grade-I||25 years|
- Educational qualifications
To qualify for any of the following positions at FSSAI, candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree. The educational requirements vary depending on the position that each individual is applying for. Post-specific minimum educational requirements are provided below:
|Central Food Safety Officer||Agro Sciences degree, Food Technology degree, Dairy tech degree, Oil Technology degree, Biotechnology degree, Food Technology degree, Microbiology degree, or master’s degree in Chemistry or Medicine.Valid GATE or CSIR NET scores.|
|Assistant||Bachelor’s degree from a reputed university in any stream|
|Junior Assistant Grade-I||Grade 12 from a recognized Board.|
|Hindi Translator||Master’s degree from an Accredited Institution in Hindi or English.|
|Personal Assistant||A Bachelor’s degree, from a reputable university.|
|Assistant Manager (IT)||Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science from a Credible Board or University.3 years of relevant experience is preferred.|
|IT Assistant||Bachelor’s degree in Information technology|
|Assistant Manager||Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Journalism or Library Science and at least two years of relevant job experience|
|Food Analyst||Master’s degree in Dairy Chemistry, Microbiology, the Chemistry of food, or Chemistry of Biochemistry.a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science or Dairy OilCandidates with three years of experience will have an advantage.Any applicant who has a valid GATE or CSIR NET score will be favoured|
|Technical Officer||Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Technology, Food, and Nutrition, Dairy Technology, Microbiology, or another relevant field related to Life Sciences can be considered for the post.|
Important Dates for FSSAI Exam 2023
The 2023 FSSAI exam cycle dates are yet to be announced. Candidates can refer to the official website for further notification from the FSSAI Career Page.
The tentative dates for the FSSAI exam 2023 are as follows:
|Online Application process starts||March 9th 2023|
|Application Deadline||30th September 2023|
FSSAI Application Process 2023
We have put together a list of steps that will make it easier for the candidates to apply for the exam. The list of these steps is given below:
- Visit the FSSAI’s official website at www.fssai.gov.in to visit the FSSAI homepage.
- Click on Careers at the bottom of the page.
- Click on ‘Apply Online’.
- Complete the Registration Process.
- Enter the required details in the Application Form
- Add a recent passport-size photo and supporting documents.
- Pay the Application Fee.
- Click the “Submit” button.
- Review and download the FSSAI application.
Tip: Take a printout of the document to use later.
FSSAI 2023 Exam Pattern
Following is the exam pattern for FSSAI 2023 exam:
|Post||Stages of Selection||Weightage Assigned|
|Food Analyst||Written Test + Interview||Written Test – 85%Interview – 15%|
|Technical Officer||CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)||CBT (Stage-1) – 50%CBT (Stage-2) – 50%|
|Central Food Safety Officer||CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)|
|Assistant Manager (IT)||CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)|
|Assistant Manager||CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)|
|Hindi Translator||CBT||CBT – 100%|
|Personal Assistant||CBT + Proficiency in Shorthand and Typing|
|Junior Assistant Grade-I||CBT|
Salient features of FSSAI Exam 2023
- Candidates are chosen for CBT on a ratio of 1:10 (Stage 2).
- Candidates will be scheduled for interviews in a ratio of one to five after being shortlisted for the position.
- For the position of Personal assistant, the candidate needs to qualify for the shorthand and typing proficiency with a ratio of 1:10.
- Selection for the position will require passing the Shorthand and Typing Competence Tests. However, the results from the Typing and Shorthand tests won’t be included in the total.
- Introduce an additional assessment stage that, if considered important, would be announced.
Tie-Breaking Rule for FSSAI Exam 2023
The following are the two tie-breaking rules as announced by the FSSAI for the 2023 Food Safety Inspectors Exam:
- When two or more candidates receive the same marks in the last round of the recruitment process, the candidate who possesses the desired qualification, when appropriate, under the recruitment regulations, is given preference.
- If there is still a tie, priority will be given to the candidate who is older in age. If a tie still exists, it will be broken using the names’ alphabetical order, which means that the applicant whose name starts with the letter that occurs first in the list will be given preference.
FSSAI Exam Syllabus 2023
The syllabus is divided into two parts: Part A and Part B.
Part A: General Aptitude
The detailed syllabus for this section is listed below.
|S.No.||General Intelligence||General Knowledge||English Language||Computer Literacy|
|1.||Analogies||Economic scene||General English||MS Office (word, excel, PowerPoint)|
|2.||Similarities and differences||History||Finding errors|
|3.||Relationship concepts||Culture||Passage-based questions||Basic knowledge of Facebook, Whatsapp, and other social media platforms.|
|4.||Space visualization||Geography||Idioms, Phrases||Google Docs|
|5.||Problem-solving||Sports and scientific research||Direct/indirect speech|
|6.||Analysis||General Polity||Sentence improvement|
|7.||Arithmetical number series||Current Affairs||Fill in the Blanks|
|8.||Verbal & figure classification||Para Jumbles|
|9.||Decision-making||Synonyms and antonyms|
|10.||Visual memory||Word substitution|
|12.||Discriminating observations||Spelling error|
Part B: Functional Knowledge
|S.No.||Indian and International Food Laws||FSSAI – Understanding its Role, Functions, and Initiatives|
|1.||FSS Rules and Regulations||Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI|
|2.||Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006: Provision, definitions, and different sections of the Act and Implementation.||Structure and Functions of Food Authority|
|3.||Overview of other relevant National Bodies (e.g. APEDA, BIS EIC, MPEDA, Spice Board, etc.)||Capacity building and Training by FSSAI.|
|4.||International Food Control Systems/Laws, Regulations and Standards/Guidelines concerning Food Safety- Overview of CODEX Alimentarius Commission (History, Members, Standard setting and Advisory mechanisms: JECFA, JEMRA JMPR): WTO agreements (SPS/TBT)||Understanding the role of State Food Authorities|
|5.||Important National and International Accreditation Bodies.|
Yes, for each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
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