FSSAI Exam Pattern And Syllabus 2022

FSSAI Exam Pattern And Syllabus 2022 – Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recently announced Job notification for various 255 vacancies. Candidates who are interested in FSSAI Vacancy 2021, they have to appear for CBT Exam conducted by FSSAI to get recruited in FSSAI. For this we are providing you detailed information regarding How will be the exam Pattern of FSSAI Exam 2022 for Both CBT 1 and CBT 2. CBT 2 is conducting for few Posts , details of which is given below. Candidates can check FSSAI Syllabus 2022, FSSAI Exam Pattern 2022 post wise, FSSAI Exam Pattern And Syllabus 2022 at below as well as you can apply for this recruitment….

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खाद्य सुरक्षा और मानक प्राधिकरण प्राधिकरण (FSSAI)  ने हल ही में  निर्देशक, प्रशासनिक अधिकारी, सहायक और अन्य पदों के लिए युवा पुरुषों और महिलाओं से आवेदन पत्र आमंत्रित किये है । यदि आप प्रत्येक विषय के तहत उल्लिखित सभी विषयों को तैयार करते हैं, तो आप निश्चित रूप से लिखित परीक्षा में एक अच्छा स्कोर प्राप्त करेंगे। यहां हमने सलाहकार, निदेशक, संयुक्त निदेशक, सहायक निदेशक, सहायक निदेशक, सहायक निदेशक, सहायक निदेशक, वरिष्ठ निजी सचिव, वरिष्ठ प्रबंधक, प्रबंधक, उप प्रबंधक पदों के सलाहकार के लिए विस्तृत एफएसएसएआई पाठ्यक्रम 2022 प्रदान किए हैं।

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released the Exam Dates for the FSSAI Recruitment 2022. A total of 233 vacancies have been released under FSSAI Recruitment 2022. Applied Candidates can download the Exam Date notice given below. The FSSAI Exam 2022 has been scheduled from 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th January 2022. 

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FSSAI CBT Exam Dates
FSSAI Admit Card 2021 January 2022 [1st week]
CBT-1 Exam Dates 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th January 2022

                    FSSAI Written Exam Dates

Post Name Exam Date Shift Reporting Time (Date Close Time Exam Time
Assistant Manager

(Social Work/Psychology/ Labour

and Social Welfare/ Library

Science)

17-01-2022 Shift 2 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Assistant Manager (Journalism or Mass Communication or Public Relation)
Assistant Manager (IT)
IT Assistant 18-01-2022 Shift 1 7:30 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Hindi Translator
Personal Assistant 18-01-2022 Shift 2 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Junior Assistant Grade-1 19-01-2022 Shift 1 7:30 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Food Analyst
Central Food Safety Officer 19-01-2022 Shift 2 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Technical Officer 20-01-2022 Shift 1 7:30 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Assistant 20-01-2022 Shift 2 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

FSSAI Exam Pattern And Syllabus 2022

Name of Post – Food Analyst (Pay Level-10) 

Scheme of examination:  

Exam Format – Written Test will be of 180-minute duration with 16 subjective type questions.  A. Food Laws and Standards of India and International Food Laws: (4 Questions x 2.5 Marks) 

  1. Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006, Provision, definitions and different  sections of the Act and implementation.  
  2. FSS Rules and Regulations (2011) as amended from time to time – 
  3. a) Licensing and registration; Central license, State license, Registration,  Responsibilities of the FBO, Role of Designated officer, Food Safety Officer and  Food Analyst. 
  4. b) Standards of Quality and Safety of Food & Food Products laid down in the FSS  Regulations, 2011. The different food categories in the Act. The relevance of the  standards (Vertical and Horizontal) quality and safety parameters to particular  foods including current food safety issues.  
  5. c) Regulations of food additive: What is an additive, various groups of additives and  their technological functions, INS number: food colors, antioxidants, sweeteners,  preservatives, processing aids. Food processing aids. The Indian Food Code and  using the hierarchy to understand the category wise approval of food additives. 
  6. d) Packaging and labelling rules and regulations: List of ingredients, nutritional  information, special label declarations, claims-Health, nutrition, nutrient led  claims, use of words and phrases on label. 
  7. e) Regulations for Contaminants, Toxins and Residues and restriction of sales.  f) Food Safety and Standards (Food or Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Foods  for Special Dietary Uses, Foods for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Foods  and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016 Food Safety and Standards (Food Recall  Procedure) Regulations, 2017 Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations,  2017.  
  8. g) Food Safety and Standards (Organic Food) Regulation, 2017.  Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018 Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018.  
  9. h) Laboratory sampling and analysis: The role of Referral labs, FSSA notified  laboratories and State Food Laboratories and function. Receiving legal samples,  sample custody and sample custodian. Storage of sample. Required documentation  and registration, storage of the sample Analyses as per FSS Rules and Regulations  (2011).  

III. Other National Laws and Standards: 

  1. a) Agricultural Produce Act, 1937 (Grading and Marketing) 
  2. b) Export (Quality Control & Inspection), Act, 1963 and Rules 
  3. c) Bureau of Indian Standards relevant to Food Safety (Water, Infant Formula etc.)  d) Legal Metrology Act 
  4. International Food Control Systems/Laws, Regulations and Standards/Guidelines with  regard to Food Safety: 
  5. a) CODEX Alimentarious Commission: History, Members, Standard setting and  Advisory mechanisms: JECFA, JEMRA, JMPR 
  6. b) WTO agreements: SPS/TBT 
  7. c) Role of OIE, IPPC.

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  1. Planning Organization and setting up of Food Analysis Laboratory including NABL /  ISO / IEC-17025: 2017 and laboratory safety. (4 Questions x 2.5 Marks) 
  2. Understand the requirements for setting up a laboratory for the legal defensibility of  analytical data. The ideal structure design, environment, layout for chemical and  microbiological testing, Air handling etc.  
  3. What is accreditation, Different accreditation bodies (NABL, APLAC, ILAC).  Requirements for ISO/IEC 17025:2017, documentation, pre-requisites for  accreditation, management requirements, technical requirements, measurement of  traceability.  

III. Laboratory safety: Personnel and laboratory hygiene, emergency planning, General  hazards in a food laboratory, safety equipment, storage of chemicals, acids,  flammables etc., handling compressed gases, centrifuge, chemical and biological spills  and waste disposal.  

  1. Physical, Chemical and Instrumental analysis (4 Questions x 10 Marks) 
  2. Sampling and sample preparation: Definition, types of sample, sampling plan,  subsampling, designing sampling plan, concept of sample size and representative.  Sample preparations – particle size, homogeneity, dissolution technology and  decomposition, storage of samples. Solid Phase Extraction – Introduction, sorbents,  matrix solid phase dispersion and applications.  
  3. Statistics and statistical terms: Systematic and random errors. Mean distribution.  Confidence interval. Confidence limits and confidence level, Outliers. Definition and  calculation of: Average, Mean, Standard deviation, Relative standard deviation,  Coefficient of variation, Confidence limits of a measurement, Statistical Tests, Linear  correlation and regression curve fitting, fitting of linear equations. Choosing and using  statistical tests, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).  

III. Basic principles of Classical Methods of food analysis: Law of mass action, Le  chateliers principle, stoichiometry, volumetric and gravimetric analysis. Preparation of  standards, working standards and solutions of known concentration (percent, molar,  molal, normal, ppm and ppb) and their dilution. Proximate analysis, physical methods  for extraneous matter analysis.  

  1. Classical analytical techniques: Gravimetry, Titrimetry, Refractometry and  Polarimetry: Principle, Instrumentation and applications of each technique in food  analysis.  
  2. UV-Visible and Fluorescence Spectrometry: Electromagnetic spectrum, Beer and  Lambert’s Law, Absorbance, Transmittance, Molar absorptivity (Molar Extinction  coefficient), E 1%, λ Max. Components and functioning of an UV-vis  spectrophotomer: Single beam and double beam. Components of a UV-VIS spectrum.  Calibration curve and applications in food analysis. 
  3. Raman spectroscopy: Principle Theory Instrumentation, techniques and Applications  of Raman spectroscopy in food analysis. 

VII. Chromatographic techniques: Fundamentals of chromatographic separations and their  classification. The plate theory, Capacity factor and resolution factor,  Chromatographic efficiency. Van Deemter’s equation. Partition coefficient etc.  Principles and applications of paper (Ascending, Descending, Radial, Two  dimensional) Partition, Thin layer chromatography, HPTLC, size exclusion and ion  exchange chromatography. Applications in food analysis.  

VIII. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC): Basics of liquid chromatography,  HPLC columns and Stationary phases (solid, liquid) – Bonded phase supports, mobile  phases, isocratic and gradient elution, Detectors: UV absorption, Fluorescence 

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detector, RI detectors, electrochemical detectors, Photo diode array, Evaporative light  scattering detector, PHRED anatomy of a chromatograms. Modes of separation  Normal and Reverse Phase. Sample Preparation Techniques, Applications in  quantitative food analysis of aflatoxins, vitamins, sugars, sweeteners, preservatives etc.  

  1. Gas chromatography: Basics of Gas chromatography, Mobile phase and criteria for its  selection- Sample introduction techniques – Stationary phases – Supports for liquid  stationary phases, Selection of columns. Detectors FID, TCD, FPB, ECD, TID.  Temperature programming in GC – Derivatization and sample preparation in GC – Fatty acid profile and quantitative analysis of fatty acids in fats and oils.  
  2. Mass Spectrometry: Basics of mass spectrometry, Components of a mass spectrometer,  Ionization and ion sources: Electrospray, chemical, Fast Atom Bombardment, MALDI,  Atmospheric Pressure Chemical ionization and other ionization methods. Mass  analyzers: Quadrupole Analyzers, Ion Trap Analyzers, Electrostatic Trap or ‘Orbitrap’,  Time-of- Flight Analyzers, Hybrid Instruments. Detectors: Photographic plate,  Faraday cup Electron multipliers. Data acquisition, Data conversion, Data reduction  and Library search. Tandem Mass Spectrometry and its applications.  
  3. Hyphenated Techniques: Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography Coupling. GC MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, Capillary electrophoresis-MS, Isotopic Ratio mass spectrometry.  Analytical Information: Mass Spectrometry Spectral Collections, high resolution,  quantitative data, fragmentation and spectrum interpretation. 

XII. Atomic absorption Spectroscopy, Atomic emission Spectroscopy, ICP-MS: Principles Atomization process, Atomic line widths and radiation sources for AAS, temperature  gradients, cells detectors, interferences, Background correction methods and  modifications in instrumentations, Atomic Emission Spectroscopy: Atomic spectra,  Population distribution with temperature, Sources, spark laser microprobe for atomic  emission, Spectrometers, Merits, demerits, and applications. Basic principles and  instrumentation of ICP-MS; data acquisition and interpretation; application of ICP-MS  for analysis of Metallic contaminants in food. Sample preparation, microwave  digestion. 

XIII. Biological Techniques (DNA/protein based): Fundamental principles and  instrumentation of the systems; measurement techniques and result interpretations of  Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)  technique; Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA); Radioimmunoassay  (RIA). Use of PCR for detection of genetically-modified organisms (GMO); meat and  fish speciation and other applications in analysis of food adulteration. 

XIV. Measurements of Rheological Properties: Instrumental measurement of Texture of  Foods, Viscos Analysis, viscometer, texture analyser etc.  

  1. Quality assurance and Quality control: Introduction to quality control in analytical  chemistry. Terminology in analytical measurements: True value, Measured value,  Accuracy, Precision, Uncertainty, Random errors. Sample traceability, Internal quality  control, Certified reference materials. Spiked reference samples. Recovery studies.  Method validation/verification (LOD, LOQ, specificity, selectivity, linearity, range,  robustness, repeatability, reproducibility, External and internal standards; Control  chart, Proficiency testing, Z scores. 
  2. Case studies for interpretation and providing opinion based on an analysis report as per  FSSR 2011 (4 Questions x 10 Marks)

 

Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Name of Post – Technical Officer (Pay Level-07) 

Scheme of examination:  

Exam Format – Computer Based Test (Stage-1) will be of 180-minute duration with 120 MCQ  questions. 4 marks would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong  answer. 

PART A 

General Aptitude and Computer Literacy- indicative syllabus. 

Subject and Syllabus  No. Of 

Questions

General Aptitude:
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.  10
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 currents events and matters of every day observation as may be  expected of an educated person. The test will include questions relating to India and  neighboring countries specially 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. 10
English language Comprehension: Would test the candidates understanding of the  English language its vocabulary, grammar etc. would include questions on  comprehension, on 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. 10
Computer Literacy: Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work  on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, power point) including basic  commands, Google Doc, emails, digital signature, 

Commonly use social media handles (Whatsapp, FB, Twitter, etc). would be tested.

10

PART B 

Functional Knowledge – Indicative syllabus.

Subject and Syllabus  No. Of 

Questions

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

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

 

Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

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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

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Principles of Food Preservation, Processing and Packaging 

Food Processing Operations, Principles, Good Manufacturing Practices Overview of food preservation methods and their under lying 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 

Over view of food additives with respect to their technological functions Over view of anti-nutritional factors and their removal from foods Over view of enzymes as food processing aids 

Over view 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 over view of food borne pathogens Over view of sources of microorganisms in food chain (raw materials, water,  air, equipment etc.) and microbiological quality of foods 

Microbial food spoilage and Food borne diseases 

General principles and techniques in 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  importance of statistical tools. 

Over view of basic/classical methods of food analysis 

Over view of modern analytical techniques including mass spectrometry and  molecular techniques. 

Principles of Quality assurance and Quality control with reference to food  analysis and testing.

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Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

 

Name of Post – Central Food Safety Officer (Pay Level-07) 

Scheme of examination:  

Exam Format 

Computer Based Test (Stage-1) will be of 180-minute duration with 120 MCQ questions. 4 marks  would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer. 

PART A 

General Aptitude and Computer Literacy- indicative syllabus. 

Subject and Syllabus  No. Of 

Questions

General Aptitude:
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.  10
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 currents events and matters of every day observation as may be  expected of an educated person. The test will include questions relating to India and  neighboring countries specially 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. 10
English language Comprehension: Would test the candidates understanding of the  English language its vocabulary, grammar etc. would include questions on  comprehension, on 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. 10
Computer Literacy: Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, power point) including basic  commands, Google Doc, emails, digital signature, 

Commonly use social media handles (Whattsapp, FB, Twitter, etc). would be tested.

10

PART B 

Functional Knowledge – Indicative syllabus.

Subject and Syllabus  No. Of 

Questions

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

20

Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

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

20
Principles of Food Preservation, Processing and Packaging 

Food Processing Operations, Principles, Good Manufacturing Practices Overview of food preservation methods and their under lying 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 

Over view of food additives with respect to their technological functions Over view of anti-nutritional factors and their removal from foods Over view of enzymes as food processing aids 

Over view 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 over view of food borne pathogens Over view of sources of microorganisms in food chain (raw materials, water,  air, equipment etc.) and microbiological quality of foods 

Microbial food spoilage and Food borne diseases 

General principles and techniques in 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  importance of statistical tools. 

Over view of basic/classical methods of food analysis 

Over view of modern analytical techniques including mass spectrometry and  molecular techniques. 

Principles of Quality assurance and Quality control with reference to food  analysis and testing.

40

Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Name of Post – ASSISTANT MANAGER (IT) (PAY LEVEL 07) 

Scheme of examination:  

Exam Format – Computer Based Test (Stage-1) will be of 180-minute duration with 120 MCQ  questions. 4 marks would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong  answer.

Subject and Syllabus  No. of  

questions

General Intelligence: would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type for  e.g. Questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem  solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating  observations, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure  classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. 10
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  currents events and matters of every day observation as maybe expected of an educated  person. The test will include questions relating to India and neighboring countries  specially 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 required a special study of any discipline 10
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. 5
Indian and International Food Laws (An Over view)
Over view of Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006: Provision, definitions  and different sections of the Act and implementation. 

Over view of 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) Over view of CODEX Alimentarius Commission  (History, Members, Standard setting and Advisory mechanisms: JECFA, JEMRA  JMPR): WTO agreements (SPS/TBT): 

Important national and international accreditation bodies

5
FSSAI -Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)
Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI 

Structure and Functions of Food Authority 

Over view 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

10

Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Engineering Mathematics
Mathematical Logic: Propositional Logic; First Order Logic. 

Probability: Conditional Probability; Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation; Random  Variables; Distribution; uniform normal, exponential Poisson, Binomial. 

Set Theory & Algebra: Sets, Relations, Functions, Group, Partial Orders, Lattice, Boolean  Algebra. 

Combinatory: Permutations, Combinations, Counting, Summation, generating functions,  recurrence relations, asymptotic. 

Graph Theory: Connectivity, spanning trees, Cut vertices & edges, covering, matching  independent sets, coloring Planarity, Isomorphism 

Linear Algebra: Algebra of matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, Elgen value  sand Elgenvectors. 

Numerical Methods: LU decomposition for systems of linear equations; numerical solutions  of non-linear algebraic equations by Secant, Bisection and Newton-Raphson Methods;  Numerical integration by trapezooidal and Simpson’s rules. 

Calculus: Limit, continuity & differentiability, Mean value Theorems, Theorems of Integral  calculus, evaluation of definite & improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivatives,  maxima & minima.

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Computer Science and Information Technology
Digital Logic: Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of combinational and  sequential circuits; Number representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point) Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instruction and addressing modes, ALU  and date-path, CPU control design, Memory interface, I/O interface (interrupt and DMA  mode), instruction pipelining, Cache and main memory, Secondary storage. 

Programming and Data Structure: Programming in C; Functions, Recursion, Parameter  passing, scope, Binding; Abstract data types, Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees,  Binary Search trees, Binary heaps. 

Algorithms: Analysis, Asymptotic notation, Notions of space and time complexity, Worst and  average case analysis, Design, Greedy approach, Dynamic programming, Divide and conquer,  Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, spanning trees, shortest paths, Hashing,  Sorting, Searching, Asymptotic analysis (Best, worst, average cases) of time and space, upper  and lower bounds, Basic concepts of complexity classes-P, NP, NP-Hard, NP-complete. 

Theory of computation: Regular language and finite automata, context free language and  Push-down automate Recursively enumerable sets and Turing machines, Undesirability. Compeller Design: Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation, Run time  environments, Intermediate and target code generation, Basics of code optimization Operating Systems: Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication, Concurrency,  Synchronization, Deadlock, CPC scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory. File  systems, I /O Protection and security 

Databases: ER-model, Rational model (relational algebra, tuplecalculus). Database design  (Integrity constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures (sequential file,  indexing, Band B+trees), Transactions and concurrency control. 

Information Systems and Software Engineering: information gathering, requirement and  feasibility analysis, data flow diagrams, process specifications, Input/output design, process  life cycle, planning and managing the project, design, coding testing, implementation,  maintenance. 

Computer Networks: ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), Flow and error  control techniques, Routing algorithms, congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IP(v4).  Application layer protocols (icmp, dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http): Basic concepts of hubs, switches,  gateways, and routers. Network security-basic concepts of public key and private key  cryptography, digital signature, firewalls. 

Web technologies: HTML, XML, basic concepts of client-server computing.

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Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Name of Post – Assistant Manager (Pay level-07) 

Scheme of examination:  

Exam Format – Computer Based Test (Stage-1) will be of 180-minute duration with 120 MCQ  questions. 4 marks would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong  answer.

Subject and Syllabus  No of  

questions

GENERAL APTITUDE
General Intelligence: would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type for e.g.  Questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis,  judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observations, relationship concepts,  arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal  series etc. 10
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 currents  events and matters of every day observation as may be expected of an educated person. The test  will include questions relating to India and neighboring countries specially 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 required a special study of any discipline

10
COMPUTER LITERACY
Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, power point) including basic commands, Google Doc, emails, commonly use  social media handles (Whatsapp, FB, Twitter etc) would be tested. 10
FSSAI -Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)
Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI 

Structure and Functions of Food Authority 

Over view 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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Candidates to attempt questions from either one of the Sections 

Section A 

Communication theories: concept and process; Media laws, ethics and regulations;  corporate communication; writing for traditional media (newspapers, magazines, radio,  television etc) and new media (website, blogs, twitter, Facebook etc.); Advertising principles  and concepts, Media planning, campaign planning;  

Section B 

Development of Human Behavior, Sensation, Attention and Perception, Learning,  Memory, Thinking and problem solving, Motivation and Emotion, Intelligence and  Aptitude, Personality, Attitudes, Values and Interests, Language and Communication. Section C 

Library classification, Information sources, services and users, Information and communication technology, Library automation and networking, Library management

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Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Name of Post – ASSISTANT (PAY LEVEL 6) 

Exam Format. Single computer based test of 180-minute duration with 120 multiple choice type  questions. Each correct answer will carry 4 marks whereas the wrong answer will carry (-1) mark.  

Note: The level of the paper will be consistent with the educational qualifications prescribed.

Subject and Syllabus No. of 

Question

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.  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 de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations. 20
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, Mixtureand Allegation,  Time and distance, Time and work, mensuration (area, perimeter, volume). 20
English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms,  Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt 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. 10
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  neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic  Scene, General policy and scientific research, important national/ international  agencies/ institution/ bodies. 20
Computer Literacy: Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office  work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, power point) including  basic commands, Google Doc, emails, digital signature, commonly use social media  handles 

(Whatsapp, FB, Twitter etc). would be tested.

25
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.  25

Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Name of Post – Hindi Translator (Pay level 6) 

Single Computer based test 

Exam Format The paper would be in two parts, Part 1 comprising of 60 Objective MCQ type  questions to be attempted in 90 minutes. Part II will also comprise of 60 questions to be  attempted in 90 minutes and will have questions on subject matter of translation (in objective  form). 4 marks would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong  answer. 

Note: The level of the paper will be consistent with the educational qualifications prescribed.

Subject and Syllabus  No. of  

Questions

PART I 

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal  type. 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 de-coding,  Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

10
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 Allegation, Time and distance, Time and  work, mensuration (area, perimeter, volume). 10
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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture,  Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research. 10
Computer Literacy: Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office  work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, power point)  including basic commands, Google Doc, emails, commonly use social media  handles (Whatsapp, FB, Twitter etc). would be tested. 10
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 20
PART II 

Translation: Principles & Practices 

10
Official Language Policy of Indian Union  10
Noting & Drafting or Precis Writing in Hindi  10
Translation from Hindi to English  15
Translation from English to Hindi  15

Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Name of Post – PERSONAL ASSISTANT (PAY LEVEL 6) 

Exam Format Single computer based test of 180-minute duration with 120 multiple choice type  questions. Each correct answer will carry 4 marks whereas the wrong answer will carry (-1) mark.  

Eligibility – Proficiency test in stenography (English/Hindi).  

Note: The level of the paper will be consistent with the educational qualifications prescribed.

Subject and Syllabus No. of 

Question

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.  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 de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations. 20
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 Allegation,  Time and distance, Time and work, mensuration (area, perimeter, volume). 20
English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms,  Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt 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. 10
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 neighboring  countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene,  General policy and scientific research, important national/ international agencies/  institution/ bodies. 20
Computer Literacy: Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work  on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, power point) including basic  commands, Google Doc, emails, digital signature, commonly use social media handles (Whatsapp, FB, Twitter etc.) would be tested. 25
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.  25

Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Name of Post – IT ASSISTANT (PAY LEVEL- 06) 

Exam Format – Single computer based test of 180-minute duration with 120 multiple choice type  questions. Each correct answer will carry 4 marks whereas the wrong answer will carry (-1) mark. 

Subject and Syllabus  No. of  

questions

General Intelligence: would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type for  e.g. Questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem  solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating  observations, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure  classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. 10
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  currents events and matters of every day observation as maybe expected of an educated  person. The test will include questions relating to India and neighboring countries  specially 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 required a special study of any discipline 10
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. 5
Indian and International Food Laws (An Over view)
Over view of Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006: Provision, definitions  and different sections of the Act and implementation. 

Over view of 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) Over view of CODEX Alimentarius Commission  (History, Members, Standard setting and Advisory mechanisms: JECFA, JEMRA  JMPR): WTO agreements (SPS/TBT): 

Important national and international accreditation bodies

5
FSSAI -Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)
Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI 

Structure and Functions of Food Authority 

Over view 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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Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Engineering Mathematics
Mathematical Logic: Propositional Logic; First Order Logic. 

Probability: Conditional Probability; Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation; Random  Variables; Distribution; uniform normal, exponential Poisson, Binomial. 

Set Theory & Algebra: Sets, Relations, Functions, Group, Partial Orders, Lattice, Boolean  Algebra. 

Combinatory: Permutations, Combinations, Counting, Summation, generating functions,  recurrence relations, asymptotic. 

Graph Theory: Connectivity, spanning trees, Cut vertices & edges, covering, matching  independent sets, coloring Planarity, Isomorphism 

Linear Algebra: Algebra of matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, Elgen value  sand Elgen vectors. 

Numerical Methods: LU decomposition for systems of linear equations; numerical solutions  of non-linear algebraic equations by Secant, Bisection and Newton-Raphson Methods;  Numerical integration by trapezooidal and Simpson’s rules. 

Calculus: Limit, continuity & differentiability, Mean value Theorems, Theorems of Integral  calculus, evaluation of definite & improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivatives,  maxima & minima.

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Computer Science and Information Technology
Digital Logic: Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of combinational and  sequential circuits; Number representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point) Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instruction and addressing modes, ALU and  date-path, CPU control design, Memory interface, I/O interface (interrupt and DMA mode),  instruction pipelining, Cache and main memory, Secondary storage. 

Programming and Data Structure: Programming in C; Functions, Recursion, Parameter passing,  scope, Binding; Abstract data types, Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Binary Search  trees, Binary heaps. 

Algorithms: Analysis, Asymptotic notation, Notions of space and time complexity, Worst and  average case analysis, Design, Greedy approach, Dynamic programming, Divide and conquer,  Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, spanning trees, shortest paths, Hashing,  Sorting, Searching, Asymptotic analysis (Best, worst, average cases) of time and space, upper  and lower bounds, Basic concepts of complexity classes-P, NP, NP-Hard, NP-complete. 

Theory of computation: Regular language and finite automata, context free language and  Push-down automate Recursively enumerable sets and Turing machines, Undesirability. Compeller Design: Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation, Run time  environments, Intermediate and target code generation, Basics of code optimization Operating Systems: Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication, Concurrency,  Synchronization, Deadlock, CPC scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory. File  systems, I /O Protection and security 

Databases: ER-model, Rational model (relational algebra, tuplecalculus). Database design  (Integrity constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures (sequential file,  indexing, Band B+trees), Transactions and concurrency control. 

Information Systems and Software Engineering: information gathering, requirement and  feasibility analysis, data flow diagrams, process specifications, Input/output design, process  life cycle, planning and managing the project, design, coding testing, implementation,  maintenance. 

Computer Networks: ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), Flow and error  control techniques, Routing algorithms, congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IP(v4).  Application layer protocols (icmp, dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http): Basic concepts of hubs, switches,  gateways, and routers. Network security-basic concepts of public key and private key  cryptography, digital signature, firewalls. 

Web technologies: HTML, XML, basic concepts of client-server computing.

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Indicative Syllabus for CBT/CBT (Stage I)/Written Examination 

Name of Post – JUNIOR ASSISTANT GRADE – 1 (PAY LEVEL 4) 

Exam Format Single computer based test of 180-minute duration with 120 multiple choice type  questions. Each correct answer will carry 4 marks whereas the wrong answer will carry (-1) mark.  

Note: The level of the paper will be consistent with the educational qualifications prescribed.

Subject and Syllabus No. of 

Question

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.  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 de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations. 20
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, Mixtureand Allegation,  Time and distance, Time and work, mensuration (area, perimeter, volume). 20
English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms,  Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt 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. 10
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  neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic  Scene, General policy and scientific research, important national/ international  agencies/ institution/ bodies. 20
Computer Literacy: Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office  work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, power point) including  basic commands, Google Doc, emails, digital signature, commonly use social media  handles (Whatsapp, FB, Twitter etc). would be tested. 25
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.  25

 

Syllabus for CBT (Stage I) : Advertisement No DR-03/2021 dated 30 Sep 2021 

Name of Post – Assistant Director (Pay Level 10) 

Cadre: Admin, Finance & Legal 

Scheme of examination:  

Exam Format – Computer Based Test (Stage-1) will be of 180-minute duration with 120 MCQ  questions. 4 marks would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong  answer.

Subject and Syllabus  No. Of 

Questions

General Aptitude
General Intelligence: would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type for e.g.  Questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving,  analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observations,  relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical  number series, non-verbal series etc. 10
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  currents events and matters of every day observation as may be expected of an educated  person. The test will include questions relating to India and neighboring countries specially  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  required a special study of any discipline. 10
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. 10
Computer Literacy
Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge  of MS office (word, excel, power point) including basic commands, Google Doc, emails,  commonly use social media handles (Whattsapp, FB, Twitter etc). Would be tested. 10
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

10

Syllabus for CBT (Stage I) 

FSSAI -Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)
Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI 

Structure and Functions of Food Authority 

Over view 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

10
Candidates will be required to attempt either of the sections (Section A or Section B) 

Section A 

 Administrative and Financial Functioning 

Office Procedure & Office Management 

General Financial Rules-2017 

FR & SR, Medical Attendance Rules, Travelling Allowances Rules, LTC Rules, Joining  Time Rules 

CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 

CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, Provident Fund Rules & New Pension Scheme Reservation Policy 

Constitutional framework of government, Union Government and Administration,  Parliamentary procedures, budget process, RTI Act etc. 

Receipt and Payment Rules, 1983 

Government Accounting Rules 

Grievance Redressal Mechanism in Central Government 

 OR 

Section B 

Constitutional Law 

Features and general principles of Constitutional Law, Part III, IV and IV A of the  Constitution of India, Judiciary at Federal and State Levels, Conduct of Government  Business, Executive power of the Union and the States, 1st Part XIII dealing with trade,  commerce and intercourse within the territory of India, Centre State relations, Legislature  at Union, State and Local Levels. 

 Administrative Law 

Principles of Natural Justice, Rule of Law, Quasi-Judicial, quasi – administrative and  administrative bodies: powers, functions and discretions, Delegated Legislation, Executive  control and supervision of autonomous bodies, Difference between Inquisitorial and  Adversarial system, Ombudsman, Lokayukta and Lokpal etc. 

Procedural Law 

Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 including Procedure relating to summoning,  examination etc. of witnesses etc. Temporary Injunction and interim relief, Law of Evidence  including Presumption and conclusive proof, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Penal Laws  including Indian Penal Code, Law of Arbitration and Conciliation, Mediation, Alternate  Dispute Resolution – concept, purpose/prospects. 

Multi-disciplinary and Contemporary Legal Issues 

Intellectual Property regime, Trademarks etc, Valuation issues in intellectual  properties, Law and Economics – use and knowledge of basic economic principles in  appreciation of the competition law, Major statutes governing environmental law,  Competition law and common man, Consumer Protection Act and the Competition Act,  International Competition Law framework: OECD, ICN, WTO, UN etc, Basic principles of  statutory interpretation, IT and cyber laws; concept, purpose/prospects. 

 Law of Contract, Law of Partnership, Corporate Law (Overall Understanding)

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Syllabus for CBT (Stage I) : Advertisement No DR-03/2021 dated 30 Sep 2021 Name of Post Assistant Director (Tech) (Pay Level-10) 

Scheme of examination:  

Exam Format 

Computer Based Test (Stage-1) will be of 180-minute duration with 120 MCQ questions. 4 marks  would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer.

Subject and Syllabus  No. Of 

Questions

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.  10
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 currents events and matters of every day observation as may be  expected of an educated person. The test will include questions relating to India and  neighboring countries specially 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. 10
English language Comprehension: Would test the candidates understanding of the  English language its vocabulary, grammar etc. would include questions on  comprehension, on 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. 10
Computer Literacy: Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work  on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, power point) including basic  commands, Google Doc, emails, digital signature, 

Commonly use social media handles (Whatsapp, FB, Twitter, etc) would be tested.

10
Part B – Fictional 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

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Syllabus for CBT (Stage I) : Advertisement No DR-03/2021 dated 30 Sep 2021

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

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Principles of Food Preservation, Processing and Packaging 

Food Processing Operations, Principles, Good Manufacturing Practices Overview of food preservation methods and their under lying 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 

Over view of food additives with respect to their technological functions Over view of anti-nutritional factors and their removal from foods Over view of enzymes as food processing aids 

Over view 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 over view of food borne pathogens Over view of sources of microorganisms in food chain (raw materials, water,  air, equipment etc.) and microbiological quality of foods 

Microbial food spoilage and Food borne diseases 

General principles and techniques in 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  importance of statistical tools. 

Over view of basic/classical methods of food analysis 

Over view of modern analytical techniques including mass spectrometry and  molecular techniques. 

Principles of Quality assurance and Quality control with reference to food  analysis and testing.

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Syllabus for CBT (Stage I) : Advertisement No DR-03/2021 dated 30 Sep 2021 Name of Post – Deputy Manager (Pay level-10) 

Scheme of examination:  

Exam Format – Computer Based Test (Stage-1) will be of 180-minute duration with 120 MCQ  questions. 4 marks would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong  answer.

Subject and Syllabus  No of  

questions

GENERAL APTITUDE
General Intelligence: would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type for e.g.  Questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis,  judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observations, relationship concepts,  arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal  series etc. 10
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 currents  events and matters of every day observation as may be expected of an educated person. The test  will include questions relating to India and neighboring countries specially 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 required a special study of  any discipline. 10
COMPUTER LITERACY
Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge of MS  office (word, excel, power point) including basic commands, Google Doc, emails, commonly use  social media handles (Whattsapp, FB, Twitter etc) would be tested. 10
FSSAI -Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)
Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI 

Structure and Functions of Food Authority 

Over view 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

10
Each Section shall have 20 questions. Out of six sections, candidates to attempt questions from  four Sections. 

Section-A  

Communication theories; Concept and Process; Corporate Communication  

Section-B 

Media Laws, Ethics and Regulations,  

Section-C  

Writing for traditional media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television etc.) and new media  (website, blogs, twitter, Facebook etc.); 

Section-D  

Advertising Principles and Concepts,  

Section-E  

Media Planning, Campaign planning; Advertising,  

Section-F  

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Part II Scheme of Examination

FSSAI Recruitment 2022 Selection Process

Post Name Stages of Selection Weightage
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
Assistant Manager (IT)
Assistant Manager
Hindi Translator CBT CBT – 100%
Assistant
Personal Assistant CBT + Proficiency in Shorthand and Typing
IT Assistant CBT
Junior Assistant Grade-I
Assistant Director CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2) + Interview CBT (Stage-1) – 50% + CBT (Stage-2) – 35% & Interview – 15%
Assistant Director (Technical)
Deputy Manager

 

  1. Scheme of Examination:
  • Selection for the posts will be done as per the stages given below:-
Post Advertised Stages of Selection Weightage assigned
Assistant Director CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2) + Interview CBT (Stage-1) – 50% CBT (Stage-2)   – 35%

Interview             – 15%

Assistant Director (Technical) CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2) + Interview
Deputy Manager CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2) + Interview
  • Shortlisting of Candidates for CBT (Stage-2). Candidates in the ratio of 1:20 will be shortlisted / called for CBT (Stage-2).
  • Shortlisting of Candidates for Interview –Candidates in the ratio of 1:5 will be shortlisted / called for interview for the
  • The ratio at (b) and (c) above may change depending upon number of applicants for each
  • Marks scored in all stages of selection mentioned against each post in para (a) above in accordance with weightage assigned to each stage will be counted for final selection. Candidate absent in any stage(s) of selection will not be eligible for selection. Further, the Authority reserves the right to introduce additional stage of examination which would be notified at suitable time, if considered
  • Resolution in case of Tie at the Final Stage of Selection. In case of two/ three candidates scoring same marks at final stage, the candidate possessing a desirable qualification wherever applicable as per Recruitment Regulations shall be given preference. If the tie still persists the candidate older in age will get preference. If the tie continues to persist, the tie will be resolved by referring to the alphabetical order of names i.e. a candidate whose name begins with the alphabet which comes first in the alphabetical order will get the preference.
  • Inter-se Merit: Inter-se merit shall be fixed according to percentile of marks obtained by candidates in the respective discipline; in case, where the percentile scores are same, the merit shall be fixed in order of candidate scoring higher by adding marks obtained in General Aptitude of CBT (Stage-1), CBT (Stage-2) and Interview (wherever applicable) without

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