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FSSAI Syllabus 2019 – Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Recruitment board has released the official notification to recruit Technical Officer, Central Food Safety Officer & various other posts. Interested and qualified aspirants have to apply for FSSAI Jobs. Start preparing once the application process. Further, the aspirants willing to apply for the desired post, ensure the FSSAI Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2019. So, the FSSAI Syllabus 2019 is important to compete. To know further information about FSSAI Syllabus, check the below information.

FSSAI Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019

Post: Assistant Director (Technical), Technical Officer and Central Food Safety Officer

PART A – General Aptitude and Computer Literacy
Subject and Syllabus Subject and Syllabus
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 5
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
5
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.
5
COMPUTER LITERACY
Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, powerpoint) including basic commands, Google Doc, emails, commonly use social media handles (Whattsapp,FB, Twitter etc). would be tested. 10
PART B Functional Knowledge Test
Subject & 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
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 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
25
Subject Matter Knowledge 25
Principles of Food Preservation, Processing, and Packaging

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

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

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

Food Microbiology & General principles of Food Hygiene

  • General principles of food microbiology and overview of food borne pathogens
  • Overview 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.
  • Overview of basic/classical methods of food analysis
  • Overview of modern analytical techniques including mass spectrometry and molecular techniques.
  • Principles of Quality assurance and Quality control with reference to food analysis and testing

Post: Assistant Director & Administrative Officer

PART A: General Aptitude and Computer Literacy
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. 5
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 5
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. 5
COMPUTER LITERACY
Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, powerpoint) including basic commands, Google Doc, emails, commonly use social media handles (Whattsapp,FB, Twitter etc). would be tested. 10
PART B Functional Knowledge test
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
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
10
Subject Matter Knowledge 55

Office and Financial Procedure

  • 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

OR

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

Multidisciplinary 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)

Post: Assistant Manager (IT) & IT Assistant

PART A: General Aptitude and Computer Literacy
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, 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. 5
Part B Functional Knowledge test
Subject & Syllabus No. of Questions
Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview)
  • Overview of Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006: Provision, definitions and different sections of the Act and implementation.
  • Overview 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) 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
5
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
5
Subject Matter Knowledge 65
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, Eigen values and 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 trapezoidal 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.

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.
  • Compller Design: Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation, Runtime 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, tuple calculus). Database design (Integrity constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures (sequential file, indexing, B and 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-sever computing.

Post: Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I

Subject & Syllabus No. of Questions
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 subtopics, 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 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. 15
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 25
Computer Literacy: Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, powerpoint) 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, 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 10

Post: Personal Assistant

Subject & Syllabus No. of Questions
General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions 20
General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its Neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline. 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, commonly use social media handles (Whattsapp,FB, Twitter etc) would be tested. 10
English Language & Comprehension: In addition to the testing of candidates’ understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. 50

Post: Hindi Translator

Subject & Syllabus No. of Questions
Paper 1:

General Hindi: (Objective type)

General English: (Objective type)

The questions will be designed to test the candidates‟ understanding of the languages and literature, correct use of words, phrases and idioms and ability to write the languages correctly, precisely and effectively. The questions will be of degree level.

General Hindi:

Topics covered in Hindi Language Preparation:

  • Grammatical Topics i.e. Samas, Sandhi, Kriya, Visheshan, etc, Hindi Synonyms, Hindi Paragraphs, Hindi Proverbs, Hindi Antonyms

General English:

This part of the Paper-I tests the Reading and Writing Skills of the candidate in English. Topics covered in English Language Preparation:

  • Fill in the Blanks, Error Recognition, Articles, Verbs, Preposition, Spelling Test, Vocabulary, Grammar, Synonyms, Sentence Structure, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Correct use of words, Phrases and Idioms
100
Paper-II Syllabus: Translation and Essay Descriptive Paper

This paper will test the candidates’ translation skills and their ability to write as well as comprehend the Hindi and English languages correctly, precisely and effectively. The paper will consist of:

1. Two passages for translation-one passage for translation from Hindi to English and one passage for translation from English to Hindi

2. An Essay each in Hindi and English

4 question having 25 marks each

Post: Deputy Manager, Assistant Manager

PART A: General Aptitude and Computer Literacy
Subject & 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 5
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 5
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. 5
COMPUTER LITERACY
Candidate is expected to be able to handle all regular office work on computers. Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, powerpoint) including basic commands, Google Doc, emails, commonly use social media handles (Whattsapp,FB, Twitter etc). would be tested. 10
PART B Functional Knowledge Test
Subject & 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
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
10
Subject Matter Knowledge 55
  • 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.
  • Communication basic models, Various types of Communication, Human Communication, Speech Communication, Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication, Classification of Media, Mass Communication, Social Media Channels, Communication Technology.

OR

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

 

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