FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority)

About FSSAI Exam

FSSAI Exam Overview

FSSAI refers to “Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India”.

FSSAI released a notification in 2019 to recruit for 275 vacancies belonging to different posts.

Important Aspects of FSSAI Recruitment 2019

Total Vacancies – 275 (multiple posts)

Exam Stages –

  • 3 stages for some posts(CBT+ Written Examination + Interview), and
  • 2 stages for some posts(CBT+ Written Examination)

 

FSSAI Recruitment Important Dates 2019 

 

Event Dates
Online Application Starts 26.03.2019
Last Date to Apply Online 25.04.2019
Admit Card Download Date 10-15 Days before exam
FSSAI Exam Date 2019 (CBT Paper 1) 24th, 25th, 26th July 2019
FSSAI Written Exam (Paper 2) November/December 2019
Result N/A

FSSAI Eligibility criteria

Age Limit (as on 25.04.2019)

Post Name Min Age Limit Max Age Limit
Jr. Assistant Grade I 18 Years 25 years
Assistant Director, Deputy Manager 35 years
For remaining posts 30 years

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
PwBD 10 Years
PwBD +SC/ST 15 Years
PwBD+ OBC 13 Years

Educational Qualification

Post Name Educational Qualification
Assistant Director Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University
Assistant Director (Technical)/

Technical Officer

Master Degree from a recognized University or Institution in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Food Technology or Food Science & Technology or Food & Nutrition or Edible Oil Technology or Microbiology or Dairy Technology or Agricultural or horticultural Sciences or Industrial Microbiology or Toxicology or Public Health or Life Science

or Biotechnology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Central Food Safety Officer Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or

Veterinary Sciences or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Masters Degree in Chemistry or degree in medicine from a recognized University

Administrative Officer Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University or Institution; and three years’ experience in handling

administration, finance, human resource development or/ and vigilance and accounts matters

Assistant Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University or Institution
Junior Assistant Grade-I 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University
Hindi Translator Masters degree from a recognized University in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the

the medium of examination at degree level

Personal Assistant Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution with proficiency in shorthand (80 WPM) and typing (40 WPM – English) and/ or (35 WPM Hindi) (ii) Should be computer literate and proficient in using MS Office and internet etc
Assistant Manager (IT) B. Tech or M. Tech in Computer Science or any other relevant Engineering Discipline or MCA or Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
Deputy Manager Post Graduate Degree or Diploma (Full Time courses) in journalism or Mass Communication or Public Relation or MBA with specialization in Marketing from a recognized university or Institute
Assistant Manager Post Graduate Degree or Diploma (Full Time courses) in journalism or Mass communication

 

FSSAI Recruitment Exam Pattern & Selection Process

FSSAI Selection Process

Post Name Rounds of Selection
Assistant Director CBT+ Written Examination + Interview
Assistant Director (Technical) CBT+ Written Examination + Interview
Technical Officer CBT+ Written Examination
Central Food Safety Officer CBT+ Written Examination
Hindi Translator CBT+ Written Examination
Administrative Officer CBT+ Written Examination + Interview
Assistant CBT+ Written Examination
Junior Assistant Grade-I CBT+ Written Examination
Personal Assistant CBT+ Written Examination + Skill Test
Assistant Manager (IT) CBT+ Written Examination
IT Assistant CBT+ Written Examination
Deputy Manager CBT+ Written Examination + Interview
Assistant Manager CBT+ Written Examination

FSSAI Recruitment Exam Pattern

There are different Exam Patterns mentioned for various posts mentioned in Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India (FSSAI) Recruitment 2019.

Post: Assistant Director (Technical), Technical Officer and Central Food Safety Officer, Assistant Director & Administrative Officer, Assistant Manager (IT) & IT Assistant, Deputy Manager, Assistant Manager

  • The paper would be in two parts, with 100 Objective MCQ type questions to be attempted in 120 minutes.
  • 4 marks would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Part A – 25% weightage General Aptitude and Computer literacy
  • Part B – 75% weightage Functional Knowledge test
Part A – General Aptitude and Computer Literacy (25% Weightage) No. Of Questions
General Aptitude 15
Computer Literacy 10
Part B – Functional Knowledge (75% weightage) No. Of Questions
Functional Knowledge 75

Post: Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I

Exam Pattern for the post of Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I consists of 6 subjects including General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness, Computer Literacy & FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding).

Subject No. Of Questions
General Intelligence 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
English Language 15
General Awareness 25
Computer Literacy 10
FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding) 10

Post: Personal Assistant

Exam Pattern for the post of Personal Assistant for Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India Recruitment 2019 consists of 4 subjects including General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer Literacy & English Language & Comprehension.

Subject No. Of Questions
General Intelligence & Reasoning 20
General Awareness 20
Computer Literacy 10
English Language & Comprehension 50

Post: Hindi Translator

Exam Pattern for the post of Hindi Translator for FSSAI Recruitment 2019 consists of 2 subjects – General Hindi & General English.

Subject No.Of Questions
Paper I
General Hindi: (Objective type)
General English: (Objective type)
General Hindi
General English
100
Paper-II
Translation and Essay Descriptive Paper
4 questions having 25 marks each

FSSAI Syllabus

FSSAI Syllabus consists of 2 parts: 1) Part A, 2) Part B. Part A consists of General Aptitude and Computer Literacy, and Part B is a Functional knowledge test, which tests on the core concepts of FSSAI.

The detailed FSSAI syllabus is given below:

FSSAI Part A – General Aptitude and Computer Literacy – Indicative syllabus

General Aptitude

  • General Intelligence (5 Marks)
  • General Awareness (5 Marks)
  • English language Comprehension (5 Marks)

Computer Literacy

  • Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, PowerPoint) including basic commands, Google Doc, emails, commonly use social media handles (Whatsapp, FB, Twitter, etc) (10 Marks)

FSSAI Part B – Functional Knowledge Test

  • Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview) (25 Marks)
  • FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives ( A General Understanding) (25 Marks)
  • Subject Matter Knowledge (25 Marks)

 

FSSAI Salary

FSSAI Salary details for various posts are below:

Post Name Pay Level Grade Pay Pay Band
Assistant Director 10 5400 15600-39100
Assistant Director (Technical) 10 5400 15600-39100
Technical Officer 7 4600 9300-34800
Central Food Safety Officer 7 4600 9300-34800
Hindi Translator 6 4200 9300-34800
Administrative Officer 8 4800 9300-34800
Assistant 6 4200 9300-34800
Junior Assistant Grade-I 4 2400 5200-20200
Personal Assistant 6 4200 9300-34800
Assistant Manager (IT) 7 4600 9300-34800
IT Assistant 6 4200 9300-34800
Deputy Manager 10 5400 15600-39100
Assistant Manager 7 4600 9300-34800

 

 

FSSAI Vacancy 2019

 

Post Name FSSAI Vacancy
Assistant Director 20
Technical Officer 130
Central Food Safety Officer 37
Administrative Officer 02
Assistant 34
Junior Assistant Grade-I 07
Hindi Translator 02
Personal Assistant 25
Assistant Manager (IT) 05
IT Assistant 03
Deputy Manager 06
Assistant Manager 04
Total Vacancy 275

 

FSSAI Online Application 2019

Steps to Apply for FSSAI Recruitment 2019

  • Visit the official site of FSSAI
  • Go to Career link
  • Choose the desired profile and fill the required details
  • Now submit the details to complete the registration

FSSAI Application Fees

 

Category Fees
Gen/EWS/OBC ₹ 1000/-
SC/ ST/ Women/ PwBD / Ex-Servicemen ₹ 250/-
  • Overview
  • Exam Dates
  • Eligibility
  • Exam Pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Salary
  • Vacancies
  • How to apply
  • Application Fee

About FSSAI Exam

FSSAI Exam Overview

FSSAI refers to “Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India”.

FSSAI released a notification in 2019 to recruit for 275 vacancies belonging to different posts.

Important Aspects of FSSAI Recruitment 2019

Total Vacancies – 275 (multiple posts)

Exam Stages –

  • 3 stages for some posts(CBT+ Written Examination + Interview), and
  • 2 stages for some posts(CBT+ Written Examination)

 

FSSAI Recruitment Important Dates 2019 

 

Event Dates
Online Application Starts 26.03.2019
Last Date to Apply Online 25.04.2019
Admit Card Download Date 10-15 Days before exam
FSSAI Exam Date 2019 (CBT Paper 1) 24th, 25th, 26th July 2019
FSSAI Written Exam (Paper 2) November/December 2019
Result N/A

FSSAI Eligibility criteria

Age Limit (as on 25.04.2019)

Post Name Min Age Limit Max Age Limit
Jr. Assistant Grade I 18 Years 25 years
Assistant Director, Deputy Manager 35 years
For remaining posts 30 years

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
PwBD 10 Years
PwBD +SC/ST 15 Years
PwBD+ OBC 13 Years

Educational Qualification

Post Name Educational Qualification
Assistant Director Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University
Assistant Director (Technical)/

Technical Officer

Master Degree from a recognized University or Institution in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Food Technology or Food Science & Technology or Food & Nutrition or Edible Oil Technology or Microbiology or Dairy Technology or Agricultural or horticultural Sciences or Industrial Microbiology or Toxicology or Public Health or Life Science

or Biotechnology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Central Food Safety Officer Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or

Veterinary Sciences or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Masters Degree in Chemistry or degree in medicine from a recognized University

Administrative Officer Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University or Institution; and three years’ experience in handling

administration, finance, human resource development or/ and vigilance and accounts matters

Assistant Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University or Institution
Junior Assistant Grade-I 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University
Hindi Translator Masters degree from a recognized University in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the

the medium of examination at degree level

Personal Assistant Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution with proficiency in shorthand (80 WPM) and typing (40 WPM – English) and/ or (35 WPM Hindi) (ii) Should be computer literate and proficient in using MS Office and internet etc
Assistant Manager (IT) B. Tech or M. Tech in Computer Science or any other relevant Engineering Discipline or MCA or Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
Deputy Manager Post Graduate Degree or Diploma (Full Time courses) in journalism or Mass Communication or Public Relation or MBA with specialization in Marketing from a recognized university or Institute
Assistant Manager Post Graduate Degree or Diploma (Full Time courses) in journalism or Mass communication

 

FSSAI Recruitment Exam Pattern & Selection Process

FSSAI Selection Process

Post Name Rounds of Selection
Assistant Director CBT+ Written Examination + Interview
Assistant Director (Technical) CBT+ Written Examination + Interview
Technical Officer CBT+ Written Examination
Central Food Safety Officer CBT+ Written Examination
Hindi Translator CBT+ Written Examination
Administrative Officer CBT+ Written Examination + Interview
Assistant CBT+ Written Examination
Junior Assistant Grade-I CBT+ Written Examination
Personal Assistant CBT+ Written Examination + Skill Test
Assistant Manager (IT) CBT+ Written Examination
IT Assistant CBT+ Written Examination
Deputy Manager CBT+ Written Examination + Interview
Assistant Manager CBT+ Written Examination

FSSAI Recruitment Exam Pattern

There are different Exam Patterns mentioned for various posts mentioned in Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India (FSSAI) Recruitment 2019.

Post: Assistant Director (Technical), Technical Officer and Central Food Safety Officer, Assistant Director & Administrative Officer, Assistant Manager (IT) & IT Assistant, Deputy Manager, Assistant Manager

  • The paper would be in two parts, with 100 Objective MCQ type questions to be attempted in 120 minutes.
  • 4 marks would be given for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Part A – 25% weightage General Aptitude and Computer literacy
  • Part B – 75% weightage Functional Knowledge test
Part A – General Aptitude and Computer Literacy (25% Weightage) No. Of Questions
General Aptitude 15
Computer Literacy 10
Part B – Functional Knowledge (75% weightage) No. Of Questions
Functional Knowledge 75

Post: Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I

Exam Pattern for the post of Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I consists of 6 subjects including General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness, Computer Literacy & FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding).

Subject No. Of Questions
General Intelligence 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
English Language 15
General Awareness 25
Computer Literacy 10
FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding) 10

Post: Personal Assistant

Exam Pattern for the post of Personal Assistant for Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India Recruitment 2019 consists of 4 subjects including General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer Literacy & English Language & Comprehension.

Subject No. Of Questions
General Intelligence & Reasoning 20
General Awareness 20
Computer Literacy 10
English Language & Comprehension 50

Post: Hindi Translator

Exam Pattern for the post of Hindi Translator for FSSAI Recruitment 2019 consists of 2 subjects – General Hindi & General English.

Subject No.Of Questions
Paper I
General Hindi: (Objective type)
General English: (Objective type)
General Hindi
General English
100
Paper-II
Translation and Essay Descriptive Paper
4 questions having 25 marks each

FSSAI Syllabus

FSSAI Syllabus consists of 2 parts: 1) Part A, 2) Part B. Part A consists of General Aptitude and Computer Literacy, and Part B is a Functional knowledge test, which tests on the core concepts of FSSAI.

The detailed FSSAI syllabus is given below:

FSSAI Part A – General Aptitude and Computer Literacy – Indicative syllabus

General Aptitude

  • General Intelligence (5 Marks)
  • General Awareness (5 Marks)
  • English language Comprehension (5 Marks)

Computer Literacy

  • Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, PowerPoint) including basic commands, Google Doc, emails, commonly use social media handles (Whatsapp, FB, Twitter, etc) (10 Marks)

FSSAI Part B – Functional Knowledge Test

  • Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview) (25 Marks)
  • FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives ( A General Understanding) (25 Marks)
  • Subject Matter Knowledge (25 Marks)

 

FSSAI Salary

FSSAI Salary details for various posts are below:

Post Name Pay Level Grade Pay Pay Band
Assistant Director 10 5400 15600-39100
Assistant Director (Technical) 10 5400 15600-39100
Technical Officer 7 4600 9300-34800
Central Food Safety Officer 7 4600 9300-34800
Hindi Translator 6 4200 9300-34800
Administrative Officer 8 4800 9300-34800
Assistant 6 4200 9300-34800
Junior Assistant Grade-I 4 2400 5200-20200
Personal Assistant 6 4200 9300-34800
Assistant Manager (IT) 7 4600 9300-34800
IT Assistant 6 4200 9300-34800
Deputy Manager 10 5400 15600-39100
Assistant Manager 7 4600 9300-34800

 

 

FSSAI Vacancy 2019

 

Post Name FSSAI Vacancy
Assistant Director 20
Technical Officer 130
Central Food Safety Officer 37
Administrative Officer 02
Assistant 34
Junior Assistant Grade-I 07
Hindi Translator 02
Personal Assistant 25
Assistant Manager (IT) 05
IT Assistant 03
Deputy Manager 06
Assistant Manager 04
Total Vacancy 275

 

FSSAI Online Application 2019

Steps to Apply for FSSAI Recruitment 2019

  • Visit the official site of FSSAI
  • Go to Career link
  • Choose the desired profile and fill the required details
  • Now submit the details to complete the registration

FSSAI Application Fees

 

Category Fees
Gen/EWS/OBC ₹ 1000/-
SC/ ST/ Women/ PwBD / Ex-Servicemen ₹ 250/-

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