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FSSAI Assistant Technical officer syllabus pdf

 



  1. POST WISE SYLLABUS/ EXAMINATION PATTERN FOR WRITTEN EXAM FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT
    1. ALL POSTS AT LEVEL 7 AND ABOVEPattern Of Exam:
      • Mode of exam: Pen and Paper.

      • Descriptive paper in English or Hindi

      • Time: 120 minutes

      • Question paper divided into different parts with varying weightage

      • Syllabus: Joint Director and Deputy Director

      • Syllabus

        No of questions/

        Marks

        Part A – Ethics and understanding

        Management/ strategy/ Leadership/ Ethics or integrity related case study/ situational

        analysis/ Essay

        2Questions *10 (20 marks)

        Part B – Food Safety Ecosystem

        General understanding of food safety ecosystem- National(FSSAI, BIS, Commodity Boards, EIC, AGMARK), Indian Food Safety law, FSSAI roles and functions, Eat Right India and other initiatives of FSSAI

        2 Questions* 10

        (20 marks)

        Part C – Functional/ Technical Knowledge

        (Candidates to attempt questions from any one out of the three Sections)

        Section 1 – Admin/ Finance

        Constitutional framework of government, Union Government and Administration, Parliamentary procedures, General Financial Rules, Service rules for central government employees, RTI Act etc.

        Section 2 – Law

        Constitutional and Administrative law, Law of crimes, PCA, Law of Torts, Law of Contracts and Mercantile Law, Cyber laws, Copyright Act etc.

        Section 3 – Food Science and Technology

        Food Science and Nutrition: Understanding food hazard, food borne illnesses, water and sanitation, GHP, GAP, HACCP, food allergies, Food Adulteration, Food Nutrition and Food Consciousness, Supplementation, Fortification, Bio-fortification, Genetically Modified Foods, CIB & RC, GEAC, Poor Diet and consequences: Stunting, wasting & anaemia, Life style diseases, Food testing and rapid detection methods, Accuracy and Precision in food testing.

        Food Safety and Quality: GMP, Auditing and inspections, Food Surveillance, Risk Analysis: Risk Assessment, Risk Communication and Management, Traceability and Recall of Food Products, Popular global cases of recall, Quality control of food at all stages of processing, Safety issues in food packaging materials, Sampling from a lot or process line, Non-destructive food quality evaluation methods, Safety issues of processed foods available in market, Global trends in Food Safety Assurance: Codex, US Food and Drug Administration and Food Safety at European Union, Harmonization of Food Safety Regulations

        Food Processing and Preservation: Basic principles and methods of Food Preservation: Heat processing, pasteurization, canning, dehydration, freezing, freeze drying, fermentation, microwave, irradiation and chemical additives.Refrigerated and modified atmosphere storage. Aseptic preservation, hurdle technology, alternate-thermal technologies and non thermal processing, New/Novel food additives and preservatives. Safety issues of processed foods available in market.

        4 Questions *15

        (60 marks)

        There will be 6 questions in each section. Candidate can attempt questions from any one section only out of the three sections. A total of 4 questions need to be attempted.

        Syllabus: Central Food Safety Officer / Technical Officer

         

        Part A: General Ability

        Reading comprehension, Smart Working with MS Office, Mental agility based on case studies/ situational analysis.

        2 Q x 10

        Marks

        =

        20

        Part B: Food Safety Eco System in India:

        Indian Scenario of Food Safety: Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and its Background, The Food Safety and Standards Regulations (FSSR) 2011: Licensing and Registration, Schedule 4 requirements, Recent advances in Packaging and Labelling Requirements, Regulations related to Nutraceuticals and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, Provisions on Organic Food and Non-Specified Food/Food Ingredients, Central Advisory committee and scientific Committee/ panels, Food Import Clearance system, Notified labs and adjudications. Initiatives of FSSAI: Eat Right India, FoSTaC, Food Fortification, Detect Adulteration with Rapid Test (DART), Clean Street Food, BHOG (Blissful Hygienic Offering

        to God), Food Safety on Wheels, Food Smart Consumer, Codex, Diet for Life etc.,

        2 Q x 10

        Marks (out questions)

        =

        of

        20

        3

        Part C:

        Food Science and Nutrition: Understanding food hazard, food borne illnesses, water and

        4 Q x 15

        =

        60

        sanitation, GHP, GAP, HACCP, food allergies, Food Adulteration, Food Nutrition and Food

        Marks (Out

        of

        6

        Consciousness, Supplementation, Fortification, Bio-fortification, Poor Diet and

        questions)

        consequences: Stunting, wasting & anaemia, Life style diseases, Food testing and rapid

        detection methods.

        Food Quality: GMP Auditing and inspections, Food Surveillance, Food Recall, Quality

        control of food at all stages processing, Safety issues in food packaging materials,

        Sampling from a lot or process line, Non-destructive food quality evaluation methods.

        Food Processing and Preservation: Basic principles and methods of Food Preservation:

        Heat processing, pasteurization, canning, dehydration, freezing, freeze drying,

        fermentation, microwave, irradiation and chemical additives.Refrigerated and modified

        atmosphere storage. Aseptic preservation, hurdle technology, alternate-thermal

        technologies and non thermal processing, New/Novel food additives and preservatives.

        Safety issues of processed foods available in market.

        FSSAI Syllabus: Assistant Director (Technical)

        Part A: General Ability

        Reading comprehension, Smart Working with MS Office, Mental agility based on case studies/ situational analysis., Food safety and ethics. Working in a team and leading the team at work place.

        2 Q x 10 = 20

        Marks

        Part B: Food Safety Eco System in India:

        Indian Scenario of Food Safety: Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and its Background, The Food Safety and Standards Regulations (FSSR) 2011: Licensing and Registration, Schedule 4 requirements, Recent advances in Packaging and Labelling Requirements, Regulations related to Nutraceuticals and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, Provisions on Organic Food and Non-Specified Food/Food Ingredients, Central Advisory committee and scientific panels, Food Import Clearance system, Notified labs and adjudications. Initiatives of FSSAI: Eat Right India, FoSTaC, Food Fortification, Detect Adulteration with Rapid Test (DART), Clean Street Food, BHOG (Blissful Hygienic Offering to God), Food Safety on Wheels, Public private partnership at FSSAI, Food Smart Consumer, Codex, Diet

        for Life etc.,

        2 Q x 10 = 20

        Marks (Out of 3 questions)

        Part C:

        Food Science and Nutrition: Understanding food hazard, food borne illnesses, water and sanitation, GHP, GAP, HACCP, food allergies, Food Adulteration/ Food Contamination, Food Nutrition and Food Consciousness, Supplementation, Fortification, Bio-fortification, Genetically Modified Foods, Poor Diet and consequences: Stunting, wasting & anaemia, Life style diseases, Food testing and rapid detection methods, Accuracy and Precision in food testing.

        4 Q x 15 = 60

        Marks

        (Out of 6 questions)

        Food Safety and Quality: GMP, Auditing and inspections, Food Surveillance, Risk Analysis: Risk Assessment, Risk Communication and Management, Traceability and Recall of Food Products, Popular global cases of recall, Quality control of food at all stages of processing, Safety issues in food packaging materials, Sampling from a lot or process line, Non-destructive food quality evaluation methods, Safety issues of processed foods available in market, Global trends in Food Safety Assurance: Codex, US Food and Drug Administration and Food Safety at European Union, Harmonization of Food Safety

        Regulations

        Food Processing and Preservation: Basic principles and methods of Food Preservation: Heat processing, pasteurization, canning, dehydration, freezing, freeze drying, fermentation, microwave, irradiation and chemical additives.Refrigerated and modified atmosphere storage. Aseptic preservation, hurdle technology, alternate-thermal technologies and non thermal processing, New/Novel food additives and preservatives. Biotechnological and nano technological application in food processing and safety implications, Packaging materials viz. properties and testing procedures, packaging of

        fresh and processed foods. Shelf life studies.

        FSSAI Syllabus: Assistant Director

        No of questions/

        Marks

        Part A – Ethics and understanding

        Management/ strategy/ Leadership/ Ethics or integrity related case study/ situational analysis/ Essay

        2 Questions *10

        (20 marks)

        Part B – Food Safety Ecosystem

        General understanding of food safety ecosystem, Indian Food Safety law, FSSAI roles and functions, Eat Right India and other initiatives of FSSAI

        2 Questions *10

        (20 marks)

        Part C – Functional/ Technical Knowledge

        Section 1

        Constitutional framework of government, Union Government and Administration, Parliamentary procedures, General Financial Rules, Service rules for central government employees, RTI Act etc.

        Section 2

        Constitutional and Administrative law, Law of crimes, PCA, Law of Torts, Law of Contracts and Mercantile Law, Cyber laws, Copyright Act etc.

        (Candidates can attempt question from either section 1 or

        section 2)

        4 Questions *15 (60 marks) out of 6 questions

        FSSAI Syllabus Administrative Officer

        No of questions/

        Marks

        Part A – General knowledge and Computation skills

        Reading comprehension, Smart Working with MS Office, Mental agility based on case studies/ situational analysis.

        2 Questions *10

        (20 marks)

        Part B – Food Safety Ecosystem

        General understanding of food safety ecosystem, Indian Food Safety law, FSSAI roles and functions, Eat Right India and other initiatives of FSSAI

        2 Questions *10

        (20 marks)

        Part C – Functional/ Technical Knowledge

        Constitutional framework of government, Union Government and Administration,

        Parliamentary procedures, General Financial Rules, Service rules for central government employees, RTI Act etc.

        4 Questions *15 (60 marks) out of 6 questions

        FSSAI Syllabus :Senior Manager

        No of questions/

        Marks

        Part A – Ethics and understanding

        Management/ strategy/ Leadership/ Ethics or integrity related case study/ situational analysis/ Essay

        1 (20 marks)

        Part B – Food Safety Ecosystem

        General understanding of food safety ecosystem, Indian Food Safety law, FSSAI roles and functions, Eat Right India and other initiatives of FSSAI

        2 Questions *10

        (20 marks)

        Part C – Functional/ Technical Knowledge Section-1

        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; Advertising, Marketing and PR Research;

        Section-2

        Work psychology and organisational behaviour, Community psychology, application of psychology in Mass Media and information technology, psychological problem of social integration, psychology and economic development;

        Laws on social security, Industrial relations and compensation;

        3 (60 marks)

        Section one will contain 4 questions and section two will contain 3 questions.

        One question from section 1 is compulsory.

        FSSAI Syllabus: Manager

        No of questions/

        Marks

        Part A – Ethics and understanding

        Management/ strategy/ Leadership/ Ethics or integrity related case study/ situational

        analysis/ Essay

        1 (20 marks)

        Part B – Food Safety Ecosystem

        General understanding of food safety ecosystem, Indian Food Safety law, FSSAI roles and functions, Eat Right India and other initiatives of FSSAI

        2 Questions *10

        (20 marks)

        Part C – Functional/ Technical Knowledge

        Section-1

        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; Advertising, Marketing and PR Research;

        Section-2

        Work psychology and organisational behaviour, Community psychology, application of psychology in Mass Media and information technology, psychological problem of social integration, psychology and economic development;

        Laws on social security, Industrial relations and compensation;

        Section-3

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

        3 Questions * 20

        (60 marks)

        Section one will contain 4 questions whereas sections 2 and 3 will have

        3 questions each. One question from section 1 will be compulsory. Rest of the 2 questions attempted should be from only one out of

        the 3 sections.

        FSSAI Syllabus: Deputy and Assistant Manager

        No of questions/

        Marks

        Part A – Computational skills

        Reading comprehension, Smart Working with MS Office, Mental agility based on case studies/ situational analysis.

        1 (20 marks)

        Part B – Food Safety Ecosystem

        General understanding of food safety ecosystem, Indian Food Safety law, FSSAI roles and functions, Eat Right India and other initiatives of FSSAI

        2 Question* 10

        (20 marks)

        Part C – Functional/ Technical Knowledge Section 1

        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; Advertising, Marketing and PR Research;

        Section 2

        Work psychology and organisational behaviour, Community psychology, application of psychology in Mass Media and information technology, psychological problem of social integration, psychology and economic development;

        Laws on social security, Industrial relations and compensation;

        Section 3

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

        3 Questions *

        20 (60 marks)

        Section one will contain 4 questions whereas sections 2 and

        3 will have 3 questions each. One question from section 1 will be compulsory.

        Rest of the 2 questions can be attempted from only 1 out of the 3

        sections.

    2. ALL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POSTS (except IT Assistant)
      1. Pattern Of Exam:

        • Mode of Exam: Computer and Pen & Paper

        • Descriptive paper in English or Hindi

        • Time: 120 minutes

      Subject and Syllabus

      Number of Questions/

      Marks

      PART-A -40% (Aptitude &Understanding)

      Management/Strategy/Leadership/Ethics or Integrity related Case Study/ Situational Analysis/ Essay.

      1 question

      (20 marks)

      General understanding of Food Safety Eco-system – National and International Food Safety Laws, FSSAI – Roles and functions; Government of India programmes in Food Safety and Nutrition.

      1 question

      (20 marks)

      PART B – 60% (Functional/Technical Knowledge)

      1 Project Based question with sub- parts

      (30 marks)

      2 questions of 15 marks each out of 3 questions

      (30 marks)

      • Development Methodologies: Software Development Lifecycle and various methodologies like Waterfall, Spiral, Prototyping, Incremental, AGILE etc. Software Quality Management

      • Technology trends: Business Intelligence, Single sign-on techniques.

      • Cloud Computing: Architecture of laaS, PaaS and SaaS; Virtualization; Cloud security; Amazon Cloud Web Services and National Cloud Services ‘Meghraj’; Cloud Services offered by IBM and Google, Government Community Cloud and knowledge of Government Guidelines on GCC

      • Software Architecture: Service Oriented Architecture, Web based

      • Architecture, MVC architecture and its advantages; Knowledge of Docker and other container platforms.

      • Software Quality Management: Knowledge of Configuration management, Quality assurance and control. Version control etc.

      • Server-side technologies: Modern tools to build RESTful web services, JQuery and web technologies, Microservices, APIs; web and mobile applications using variety of technologies such as Android, iOS, Java, PHP, CSS, Ajax and .NET

      • Cyber Security: Knowledge of IT Act, Security Audit, OWASP top ten vulnerabilities like Cross Site Scripting (XSS), SQL injection etc.; security appliance like UTM, IPS etc.

      • Database: Relational Database Techniques, Open Source Relational Databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL etc. Proprietary database like MSSQL

      • Knowledge of Web 2.0 Technologies, Integrated website of FSSAI and FSSAI echo system, Online applications and software initiatives

      Subject and Syllabus

      Number of Questions

      /Marks

      PART-A 40% (Aptitude & Understanding)

      Management/Strategy/Leadership/Ethics or Integrity related Case Study/ Situational Analysis/ Essay.

      1 question

      (20 marks)

      1 question

      (20 marks)

      General understanding of Food Safety Eco-system – National and International Food Safety Laws, FSSAI – Roles and functions; Government of India programmes in Food Safety and Nutrition.

      PART-B 60% (Functional/Technical Knowledge)

      (30 marks)

      (30 marks)

      like MySQL, PostgreSQL etc. Proprietary database like MSSQL.

      • Technology trends: Business Intelligence, Single sign-on techniques.

      • Development Methodologies: Software Development Lifecycle and various methodologies like Waterfall, Spiral, Prototyping, Incremental, AGILE etc. Software Quality Management

      1. Project Based question with sub- parts

      2. questions of 15 marks each out of 3 questions

      • Software Architecture: Service Oriented Architecture, Web basedArchitecture, MVC architecture and its advantages; Knowledge of Docker and other container platforms.

      • Server-side technologies: modern tools to build RESTful web services, JQuery and web technologies, Microservices, APIs; web and mobile applications using variety of technologies such as Android, iOS, Java, PHP, CSS, Ajax and .NET; To write a program (To compute Factorial of a Number; Power of 2 or Fibonacci Series, prime Number, to remove duplicates value from a given array) using any platform, Java or PHP or .NET.

      • Cyber Security: Knowledge of IT Act, Security Audit, OWASP top ten vulnerabilities like Cross Site Scripting (XSS), SQL injection etc.; security appliance like UTM, IPS etc.

      • Database: Relational Database Techniques, Open Source Relational Databases

      • Knowledge of Web 2.0 Technologies, Integrated website of FSSAI and FSSAI echo system, Online applications and software initiatives

    3. ALL POSTS AT LEVELS 6 AND BELOW
  1. Pattern Of Exam

    • Mode of exam- Pen and Paper (+ Computer for IT assistant)

    • Skill Test wherever applicable

    • Descriptive paper in English or Hindi

    • Time: 120 minutes

PART A (75% weightage)

Acquaintance with Basics of Grammar

Correcting the Common Errors in English related to the Usage of Tenses, Active and Passive Voice, Prepositions, Articles, Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Simple and Complex Sentences, Conjunctions, etc.

20 Marks

Precis Writing

Qualities of a Good Precis, Uses of Precis Writing, Difference between Summary and Precis, steps in Formatting a Precis, Writing a Precis of the Given Paragraph

20 Marks

Letter Writing

The Form of Letters, Classification of Letters, Social letters, Business letters, Letters of Applications, Letters to Newspapers

20 Marks

Comprehension

Reading the Unseen Passage Critically, Comprehending it, Answering the questions given at the end

15 Marks

Part B (25% weightage)

Roles, Function and Initiatives of FSSAI

Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and its Background, Food Safety enforcement roles and responsibilities of FSSAI & states, Initiatives of FSSAI: Eat Right India, FoSTaC, Food Fortification, Detect Adulteration with Rapid Test (DART), Clean Street Food, BHOG (Blissful Hygienic Offering to God), Food Safety on Wheels, Food Smart Consumer, Codex, Diet for Life etc.

1 Q x 10 = 10

Marks (out of 2 questions)

1 Q x 15 = 15

Marks (out of two questions)

Subject and Syllabus

Weightage

  • Basic knowledge of computer generation; input output devices; Storage devices – advantages and disadvantages; Computer memories; Operating system with merits and demerits; Installation of OS and software, Antivirus tools, etc.

  • Data communication protocol; structure of TCP/IP; Networking Topologies, LAN, WAN; Routers, Switches; Bridges, Gateways; IP Addresses (IPv4) etc.

5 questions of 15 each out of 7 questions

  • Creation of e-mail account; POPUP and Web Base e-mail; Web Browsers; FTP; Subnet mask; SSL, TLS, Firewall, HTTP and HTTPS; HTML, HTML5, XML; Video Conferencing techniques;

(75 Marks)

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Basic knowledge of DBMS

  • Integrated website of FSSAI and FSSAI echo system, Online applications and software initiatives

Food Safety ecosystem

1 question

(15 Marks)

IT initiatives of FSSAI

1 question

(10 marks)

Part 1.

Two passages for translation (Total 50 marks): Translation from Hindi to English

Translation from English to Hindi

Hindi to English: 25 Marks English to Hindi: 25 Marks (2 questions)

Part 2.

Translation : Principles & Practices

10 marks ( 1 question)

Part 3.

Official Language Policy of Indian Union

10 Marks (1 question)

Part 4.

Technical Terminology or Essay writing in Hindi

20 Marks (1 question with internal choice)

Part 5.

Noting & Drafting or Precis Writing in Hindi

10 Marks

PART A (60 Marks)

1. Basics of Grammar

Common Errors in English related to the proper usage of Tenses, Prepositions, Articles, Nouns, Adverbs, Adjectives, Active & Passive Voice, Clauses etc.

20 Marks

2. Essay Writing

Characteristics of a Good Essay, Classification of Essays, Hints on Essay writing, Method of Collecting Materials, Bare Outline, Full Outline, Writing the Essay.

20 Marks

3. Letter Writing and Application

The Seven C’s of Letter Writing, Significance, Purpose, Structure, Additional Elements, Layout, Social Letters, Business Letters, Letters of Application, Letters to Newspapers

20 Marks

PART B (40 Marks)

1. Precis Writing

Qualities of a Good Precis, Uses of Precis writing, Difference between summary and Precis, Steps in Precis Writing Exercise,Writing a Precis of the Given Paragraph,

20 Marks

2. Comprehension

Reading the Unseen Passage critically and answering the questions given at the end

20 Marks

In Part A, there may be internal choices but in Part B, there may not be any choice.

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