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FSSAI CBT- Stage-1 Notification 2021

Updated On : 11 Mar, 2022

FSSAI OVERVIEW

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) invited applications from bright candidates across India for the post of Assistant, Personal Assistant, Food Analyst, Technical Officer, and Other Posts under the FSSAI Recruitment 2021. 

Job Aspirants have applied through the online mode on FSSAI’s official website from 13th October to 12th November 2021.

Highlights of the Post:

Name of the Post

Principal Manager, Manager, Deputy Director, etc(Advt No:01/2021)

Food Analyst, Technical Officer, Assistant, Personal Assistant, etc.(Advt No:04/2021)

Number of Vacancies

38(Advt No:01/2021)

233(Advt No:(04/2021)

Application Mode

Online

Starting Date of application

16th April 2021(Advt No:01/2021)

13th October 2021(Advt No:04/2021)

Closing Date of application

15th May 2021(Advt No:01/2021)

12th November 2021(Advt No:04/2021)

Exam Date

28th March to 31st March 2022

Admit Card

To be released soon

Job Location

Across India

Official Website

Click Here

To check the Official Notification released by the FSSAI’s on its official website click here:

Direct Recruitment for various posts in Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) 

FSSAI APPLICATION

Application Fees

Below are the category-wise application fee and Intimation charges details.

Sl No.

Category

Application Fee

Intimation Charges

Total*

1

General/OBC

Rs 1000/-

Rs 500/-

Rs 1500/-

2

SC/ST/EWS/Women/Ex-Servicemen/ PwBD

Nil

Rs 500/-

Rs 500/-

Candidates who applied for the multiple posts were required to register separately for each post.

Admit Card

The admit card for the CBT-1 examination will be released by the board 15 days prior to the exam date. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official website regularly for updates.

Steps to download Admit Card 2021 have been given below.

Step 1: In order to download Admit card first visit the website of FSSAI Click Here

Step 2: Click on the “Admit Card” link in the “What's New” section of the homepage and look for the ‘FSSAI Written Exam Admit Card’.

Step 3: Enter your User ID and Password which you generated during the registration/application process to open and download the admit card.

Step 4: Take a printout of your admit card for future reference.

FSSAI ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Nationality: a candidate must be either:

  • a citizen of India, or 

  • a subject of Nepal, or

  • a subject of Bhutan, or

  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, 

  • or a person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

Post-wise maximum age limit as per the Advt No:04/2021 for the FSSAI Job vacancies are given below:

Post Name

Age Limit

Food Analyst

35 years

Technical Officer

30 years

Central Food Safety Officer (CFSO)

30 years

Assistant Manager (IT)

30 years

Assistant Manager

30 years

Assistant

30 years

Hindi Translator

30 years

Personal Assistant

30 years

IT Assistant

30 years

Junior Assistant Grade- 1

25 years

Relaxation in Age Limits (as on the closing date of application):

Category

Age relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons With Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”

10 Years

PwBD + SC/ST 

15 Years

PwBD + OBC 

13 Years

Ex-Servicemen (ExS)

3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried

Upto 35 Years of age

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST)

Upto 40 Years of age

Educational Qualification:

Below is the post-wise detailed educational qualification details.

Post Name

Educational Qualification

Food Analyst

Master’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Dairy Chemistry or Food Technology, Food and Nutrition or Bachelor of Technology in Dairy or Oil or degree in Veterinary Sciences from a recognized university

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. OR 

PG Diploma of at least one year duration in Food Safety or Food Science or Food Processing or Quality Assurance in Food sector or Dietetic and Public Health or Nutrition or Dairy Science or Bakery Science or Post Harvest Technology from a Govt. recognized University

Or

BE or B.Tech in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Food Process Engineering or Food Processing Technology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Food Safety & Quality Assurance or Bachelor’s degree (not less than four years duration) in Medicine or Veterinary sciences or Fisheries or Animal Sciences

Central Food Safety

Officer (CFSO)

Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or degree in medicine from a recognized University

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

Assistant Manager

Post Graduate Degree or Diploma (Full Time courses) in journalism or Mass communication or Public Relation from a recognized university or Institute Or

Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Social Work or psychology or Labour and Social Welfare from a recognized university or Institute Or

Bachelor’s degree in Library Sciences or Library and Information Science of a recognized University or Institute

Assistant

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution.

Hindi Translator

Masters degree from a recognized University in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master’s degree from a recognized University in English with Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master’s degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi medium and English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master’s degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with English medium and Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master’s Degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi and English as compulsory or elective subjects or either of the two as a medium of examination and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level;

Personal Assistant

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution 

IT Assistant

Bachelor’s Degree with at least one year PG Diploma/Degree in Computer Application or Information Technology or equivalent degree in relevant field

Junior Assistant

Grade- 1

12th Standard or equivalent

FSSAI EXAM PATTERN

The detailed FSSAI Exam Pattern for the various posts for CBT has been given below. 

Technical Officer and Central Food Safety Officer

The exam is divided into two parts, i.e. 

  • Part A – General Aptitude and Computer literacy

  • Part B – Functional Knowledge test

Subject

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Part A: General Aptitude & Computer Literacy

40

40

180 Minutes

Part B: Functional Knowledge

80

80

FSSAI Assistant Manager (IT)

Subject

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

General Intelligence

10

10

180 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

10

10

English Language

5

5

Indian and International Food Laws

5

5

FSSAI: Roles, functions and initiatives 

10

10

Engineering Mathematics

30

30

Computer Science and Information Technology 

50

50

Total


120

FSSAI Assistant Manager

Subject 

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

General Intelligence

10

10

180 Minutes

General Awareness

10

10

Computer Literacy

10

10

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

10

10

Miscellaneous (Attempt questions from anyone section)

80

80

Total


120


FSSAI Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I

Subject 

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

General Intelligence

20

20

180 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

English Language

10

10

General Awareness

20

20

Computer Literacy

25

25

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

25

25

Total


120


FSSAI Personal Assistant

Subjects

No of Questions

Maximum marks

Exam Duration

General Intelligence 

20

20

180 Mins

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

English

10

10

General Awareness

20

20

Computer Literacy

25

25

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

25

25

Total


120

FSSAI IT Assistant

A single 180-minute computer-based test will be conducted for this exam with 120 multiple-choice questions. 

Subjects

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

General Intelligence 

10

10

180 minutes

General Awareness 

10

10

English

5

5

Indian and International Food Laws

5

5

FSSAI- Roles, functions and Initiatives 

10

10

Engineering Mathematics 

30

30

Computer Science and Information Technology 

50

50

Total


120

Note:

Each correct answer is worth four points, while each incorrect response is worth one point. 

FSSAI Hindi Translator

This paper will be held in two parts, i.e. Paper I and Paper II.

Subject 

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Paper I

General Intelligence

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

Computer Literacy

FSSAI (Roles, Functions, etc)

60

60

180 minutes

Paper II Translation, Noting, Drafting, etc.

60

60

Total


120

FSSAI SYLLABUS

Detailed topics of common sections of FSSAI Syllabus 2021

Part A: General Aptitude

Subject

Topics

General Intelligence

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.

General Awareness

Environment and its application to society.

Knowledge of current events and matters of everyday observation

India and neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene,

General Polity including Indian Constitution, sports and scientific research, etc.

English language and Comprehension

Vocabulary, Grammar, 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

Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, PowerPoint) including basic commands

Google Doc, emails

Commonly use social media handles (Whattsapp, FB, Twitter, etc)

Part B: Functional Knowledge

Subject

Topics

Indian and International Food Laws: An Overview (25 Questions)

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- 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 (25 Questions)

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

For detailed post-wise syllabus refer to the official Syllabus Pdf by the board. FSSAI Post-wise Syllabus PDF 

FSSAI SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process set by the board for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 is as follows:

Step 1: Written Examination

Step 2: Interview

FSSAI POST

FSSAI had announced a total of 233 vacancies for the various posts. Go through the table given below to know about the post-wise number of vacancies as per the FSSAI Recruitment 2021. 

Post Name

Number of Posts

Food Analyst

04

Technical Officer

125

Central Food Safety Officer (CFSO)

37

Assistant Manager (IT)

04

Assistant Manager

04

Assistant

33

Hindi Translator

01

Personal Assistant

19

IT Assistant

03

Junior Assistant Grade- 1

03

Total

233

NOTE: Only bonafide Indian citizens are eligible for this FSSAI Career. 

FSSAI SALARY

The selected candidate will be appointed on the different posts as per the 7th commission and in the different pay level which is mentioned below:

Post Name

Pay level

Food Analyst

10

Technical Officer

7

Central Food Safety Officer (CFSO)

7

Assistant Manager (IT)

7

Assistant Manager

7

Assistant

6

Hindi Translator

6

Personal Assistant

6

IT Assistant

6

Junior Assistant Grade- 1

4

NOTE:

Selected candidates will receive a starting basic salary in the Pay Level specified for each post, as well as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Children Education Allowance, LTC, and other benefits normally available to Central Government employees.

Medical facilities for self and dependents under CGHS regulations in Delhi (NCR) and CS(MA) guidelines in the rest of the country will be available in addition to basic salary and other allowances. In addition to the benefit of gratuity, selected candidates will be governed by the defined contributory National Pension System (NPS).

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