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FSSAI Exam Syllabus - For Technical Officers, Central Food Safety Officers, Assistants and Other Posts

FSSAI Exam Syllabus 2021

FSSAI Technical Officer and Central Food Safety Officer (CFSO) Syllabus 2021

PART A – General Aptitude and Computer Literacy

General Intelligence: Would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type for e.g. Questions on analogies, similarities and difference, space visualization, problems solving, analysis, judgement, decision making visual memory, discriminating relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series. 

General Awareness: Questions to test the ability of the candidates General Awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Also testing knowledge of current events and matters of everyday observation as may be expected of an educated person. The test will include questions relating to India and neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, sports and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

English Language Comprehension: Would test the candidates understanding of the English language its vocabulary, grammar etc. would include questions on comprehension, one-word substitution, synonyms and antonyms, spelling error, spotting errors in sentences, grammar noun, pronoun, adjectives, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, use of ‘a ‘an” and ‘the’, idioms And phrases etc, Parts of speech. 

Computer Literacy: Candidates are expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, PowerPoint) including basic commands, Google Docs, emails, digital signature, Commonly use social media handles (Whattsapp, FB, Twitter, etc). would be tested. 

PART B – Functional Knowledge 

Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview)

  • Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006 Provision, definitions and different sections of the Act and implementation.
  • FSS Rules and Regulations
  • Overview of other relevant national bodies (e.g. APEDA, BIS EIC, MPEDA, Spice Board etc.)
  • International Food Control Systems/Laws, Regulations and Standards/Guidelines with regard to Food Safety– (i) Overview of CODEX Alimentarius. Commission (History, Members, Standard setting and Advisory mechanisms: JECFA, JEMRA, JMPR): WTO agreements (SPS/TBT).
  • Important national and international accreditation bodies

FSSAI-Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding) 

  • Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI
  • Structure and Functions of Food Authority
  • Overview of systems and processes in Standards, Enforcement, Laboratory ecosystem, Imports, Third-Party Audit etc.
  • Promoting safe and wholesome Food (Eat Right India, Food Fortification, SNF, Clean Street Food Hub, RUCO and various other social and behavioural change initiatives)
  • Training and capacity building
  • Role of State Food Authorities

Principles of Food Preservation, Processing and Packaging  

  • Food Processing Operations, Principles, Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Overview of food preservation methods and their underlying principles including novel and emerging methods/principles
  • Overview of food packaging methods and principles including novel packaging materials/techniques

Principles and Basics of Food Chemistry and their role in Human Nutrition

  • Structure and functions of macro-and micronutrients
  • Role of macro and micronutrients in human nutrition
  • Overview of food additives with respect to their technological functions
  • Overview of anti-nutritional factors and their removal from foods
  • Overview of enzymes as food processing aids
  • Overview of nutraceuticals and functions foods
  • Overview of food contaminants and adulterants and their effects on human health
  • Food allergens and allergen city  Importance of diet in alleviating health risks, especially non-communicable diseases

Food Microbiology & General Principles of Food Hygiene  

  • General principles of food microbiology and overview of foodborne pathogens
  • Overview of sources of microorganisms in the food chain (raw materials, water, air, equipment etc.) and microbiological quality of foods
  • Microbial food spoilage and Foodborne diseases
  • General principles and techniques in the microbiological examination of foods
  • Overview of beneficial microorganisms and their role in food processing and human nutrition
  • General principles of food safety management systems including traceability and recall – sanitation, HACCP, Good production and processing practices (GMP, GAP, GHP, GLP, BAP, etc)

General concepts of Food Analysis and Testing  

  • Fundamentals of field level and laboratory sampling with reference to the importance of statistical tools.
  • Overview of basic/classical methods of food analysis
  • Overview of modern analytical techniques including mass spectrometry and molecular techniques.
  • Principles of Quality assurance and Quality control with reference to food analysis and testing

FSSAI Assistant Syllabus 2021

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and decoding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

Quantitative Aptitude: Number Systems, Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture And Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work, mensuration (area, perimeter, volume).

English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One-word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage, Parts of speech.

General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research, important national/ international agencies/ institutions/ bodies.

Computer Literacy: Candidates are expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, PowerPoint) including basic commands, Google Docs, emails, digital signature, commonly used social media handles (Whatsapp, FB, Twitter etc). would be tested.
FSSAI: Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding) – Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI, Structure and Functions of Food Authority, Overview of systems and processes in Standards, Enforcement, Laboratory ecosystem, Imports, Third Party Audit, Promoting safe and wholesome Food (Eat Right India, Food Fortification, SNF, Clean Street Food Hub, RUCO and various other social and behavioural change initiatives), Training and capacity building, Role of State Food Authorities.

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FAQs

What is the full form of FSSAI?

FSSAI is an acronym for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. FSSAI has been created for laying down science-based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

How can I apply for FSSAI Recruitment 2021? +

You can check the eligibility criteria for the post that you want to apply for and then you can use the direct link to register for the FSSAI 2021 exam,

Can I apply for more than one post listed in FSSAI recruitment 2021? +

Yes, you can. Candidates applying for multiple posts would be required to indicate their priority for joining the posts in case of selection for more than one post. The priority indicated by the candidate in the online application will be final.

What is the latest updates for the FSSAI exam 2021 ? +

The latest update from FSSAI is the revised application form filling date. Earlier the last date was 7th November 2021 but now the date has been extended till 12th November 2021.

Can a candidate from any stream apply for the FSSAI 2021 exam? +

The answer is yes. FSSAI Assistant post offered is the one where a candidate with Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or institution can apply .

Can I clear the FSSAI 2021 exam in the first attempt? +

Yes, you can clear the exam on your first attempt. Practice as many test modules as you can and keep attending Mock tests for better results.

What is the exam date for the FSSAI exam 2021 ? +

The exam dates are yet not released by FSSAI. Once released, the same will be updated on the official website of FSSAI.

Is there any negative marking for the FSSAI 2021 examination ? +

Yes, there is a negative marking in the FSSAI 2021 Examination. For every wrong answer, there is a deduction of 0.25 marks.

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