APPSC Food Inspector & Food Safety Officer (FSO) Recruitment 2018 – Notification, Apply Online

APPSC Food Safety Officer (FSO) 2018 Application Form : Food Inspectors, Asst Food Controller’s examination 2018 recruitment event is going to be held very shortly for recruiting Food Safety Officers (FSO). As per latest information, this year’s i.e. 2018’s APPSC food inspector notification for food safety officer will roll out by the end of October 2018. Before that interested candidates should know everything about this recruitment event like APPSC food inspector / Food safety officer eligibility, APPSC food inspector qualification, examination dates, application process, admit card, results and so on.

  1. Notification
  2. Vacancies
  3. Eligibility
  4. Age Limit
  5. Fee Details
  6. Application Form
  7. Apply Online
  8. Syllabus
  9. Admit Card
  10. Results

APPSC Food Inspector


The APPSC (Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission) is one of the largest government recruitment bodies in India. Every year, the commission conducts several recruitment exams to recruit fresh as well as experienced talent for various vacant posts in Andhra Pradesh’s government offices. The commission is responsible for conducting almost every reputed exam in Andhra Pradesh including Group-1, 2, 3,4 , AEE and Food safety officer etc.

APPSC Food Inspector 2018 Quick Look

Examination conducted byAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (AP PSC)
Examination NameAPPSC Food safety officer, Asst Food Controller’s examination 2018
Official notification released onNotified soon
Post namesFood safety Officer (FSO)
Essential QualificationDegree in Pharmacy/ food technology/Agriculture/dairy technology
Apply MediumOnline
Application Form starting dateNotified soon
Application Form submission Last dateNotified soon
Job TypeAdministrative
Job PlaceWithin the Andhra Pradesh
Admit CardNotified soon
Exam dateNotified soon
ResultNotified soon
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APPSC Food Safety Officer, Asst Food Controller’s 2018 Notification

As per the information, the commission is going to release the recruitment notification very soon for the AP PSC Food Inspectors and Asst Food Controllers services to recruit Food safety Officers. Interested candidates out there need to apply online at Official notification will be released and made available on commission’s official website, candidates can check every essential detail regarding APPSC Food Inspectors and Asst Food Controllers examination by going through the notification.

APPSC Food Inspector/Safety Officer 2018 Vacancies

Total number of posts to be filled through APPSC Food Inspectors and Asst Food Controllers/ Food Safety Officers examination 2018 is 22. The exact number of vacancies will be notified in the notification. However, it is cleared that final selected candidates will be appointed as APPSC Food Safety officer/ Food Inspector or as an Asst Food Controller in Andhra Pradesh Food (health) administration subordinate services, A.P Institute of preventive medicine and health laboratories.

APPSC FSO, Asst Food Controller’s 2018 Eligibility Criteria

All the interested candidates out there are requested to check APPSC Food Inspectors/ Food safety officers eligibility criteria before attempting application form. Candidates can find eligibility criteria in APPSC food inspector notification. For our readers we have decided to sum up APPSC Food Inspectors, Asst Food Controller’s examination 2018 eligibility criteria on this page.

Age Limit and Relaxation

A candidate must be aged minimum of 18 years and the upper limit of 42 years and there is a relaxation in age for certain category as mentioned below for APPSC Food Safety Officers / Food Inspectors post.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC5 years
AP State Government Employees
(except APSRTC, APSEB, Municipalities, Corporations)
5 years
PH10 years
Ex-service men3 years
NCC (who worked as an instructor)3 years
Retrenched temporary employees
(in state census department)
3 years

Educational Qualifications

A candidate must have graduation degree in Pharmacy or medical field or food technology or Agriculture or dairy technology.

APPSC FSO, Asst Food Controller’s 2018 Fee Details & Mode Of Payment

All the candidates have to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- as examination processing fee along with Rs. 120/- as examination fee. BC/SC/ST candidates belonging to the state of Andhra Pradesh are exempted from paying examination fee of Rs. 120/-and have to pay only Rs. 100/- as examination processing fee. BC/SC/ST candidates belonging to other states are not exempted from payment of fee.

CategoryAmount (in Rupees)
SC/ST/BC from other states100+120=220/-

APPSC FSO, Asst Food Controller’s Examination 2018 Application Form & Process

It is confirmed that interested candidates have to fill and submit an online application to apply for this recruitment event. After release of official notification, Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) will open online application submission portal for eligible candidates. The procedure to apply online is given below.

APPSC Food Inspector/ Food Safety Officer – How To Apply

The first thing a candidate will need to do is to go through one time profile registration (OTPR) on APPSC’s official website. It is a mandatory process for each candidate out there. Fill all the correct information for OTPR. After registering yourself through OTPR, you will be able to apply for this upcoming recruitment event. Steps to complete OTPR are given below:


  1. Open AP Public Service Commission’s official website in your browser or just click here 
  2. Find and click on the one time profile registration (OTPR) section; you will see it on the right side
  3. Hit the cursor on the ‘Direct recruitment’ link to continue
  4. For ‘New Registration’, provide all your details carefully
  5. Now upload scanned copies of photo and signature in required format
  6. Hit the cursor on save option and write down registration id.

Instantly, you will get confirmation SMS as well as mail with confirmation message and registration/reference ID. You can also recover your registration id in case if you forgotten by clicking on Recover OTPR.

Online Application Submission

  1. On homepage of APPSC’s website, find and click on the ‘Online application submission’ section
  2. Use your user id/OTPR ID along with your mobile number (at this point, you can also reset your password)
  3. Now, log in to your account by providing User Id/OTPR ID and password
  4. Now enter the captcha as shown in image
  5. Fill and submit the details and again click on online submission of application and select group 1 services APPSC Food Safety Officer
  6. click on I have read option and enter the required details and Select Payment option to pay the fee
  7. After making the payment successfully, you will get a confirmation message
  8. Don’t forget to save & print your final submitted application

APPSC Food Inspectors/ Food safety officer, Asst Food Controller’s 2018 Exam Pattern

Below we have mentioned revised APPSC Food safety officer scheme of exam/ examination pattern. APPSC has released final examination pattern. Candidates can check Exam pattern and syllabus by going through the below link.

Download APPSC Food Safety Officer Exam pattern & Syllabus 2018

APPSC Food safety officer written exam will have objective questions. Written exam consists of 2 papers, namely

Paper 1: General Studies & Mental Ability

Paper 2 : Concerned subject

Paper No.SubjectMarksDurationNo. of Questions
Paper IGeneral Studies150150 minutes150
Paper IIConcerned Subject150150 minutes150

Negative marking: 1/3rd prescribed marks will be deducted for wrong answer as a penalty

APPSC FSO, Food Inspector 2018 Syllabus

Examination syllabus of APPSC Food safety officer 2018 has been given elaborately below.

Part 1: General Studies & Mental Ability

1Current events of National and International Importance
2General Mental Ability
3History of India-Social, Economic, Cultural and Political aspects
4General Science
5Indian Geography with a focus on A.P
6Indian Polity and Economy
6Current Affairs
6AP Bifurcation
  • In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects.
  • On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.
  • Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and attainment of independence. In geography emphasis will be on geography of India.
  • The Questions on General Science will include General understanding and appreciation of science including matters of every day experience and observation, as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.
  • Questions on geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic geography of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural and natural resources.
  • AP Bifurcation, AP Reorganization Act 2004, issues related to bifurcation and post bifurcation etc.

Part 2 : Concerned Subject

  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Processing technology
  • Public & Occupational health and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Food Laws and Organizations
S. No
1Introduction to Nutrition, Health and Public Health
2Nutrients – Proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals – functions, requirements, food sources, and deficiency
3Hygiene and sanitation in food sector – pest control measures, Garbage and Sewage disposal, Water – Sources, purification, Hazards Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
4Food Microbiology Food spoilage-types, role of micro organisms, factors influencing spoilage, prevention of food spoilage. General methods of food preservation and food processing. Preservation of different types of foods (milk, milk products, meat and meat products). Food born hazards of microbial origin, types, bacterial infections and intoxications. Food Hazards of natural origin – sea food toxins, biogenic amines, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, protease inhibiters, phytates
5Food processing, types of processing methods
6Product development – criteria for selection of raw materials, sensory evaluation objective evaluation, standardization, labeling
7Food Laws and Regulations – Essential commodities Act, Standards of Weights and Measures Act, Agmark, Bureau of Indian Standards, Export and Quality Control, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act - Food additives and contaminants, food colors flavouring agents and related substances, sweeteners, preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifying and stabilizing agents, antimicrobial substances, -Indirect additives, residues, contaminants and adulterants, pesticide residues, contaminants from packaging material, Metallic contaminants, adulterants Irradiated Food, Genetically Modified Food
8Surveys – types. Sampling procedures for conducting surveys and for quality control
9Programmes to eradicate malnutrition and improve the health status of people in India
10Assessment of nutritional status – biochemical, anthropometry, clinical and diet surveys
11International Organizations – FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization), WHO (World Health Organization), Codex Alimentaruis, ISO, WTO. National Organizations – ICMR, ICAR, Council for social welfare, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare – delivery Health Services in India
12Occupational health- health of workers in industries safety measures & diseases

APPSC FSO/ Food Inspectors, Asst Food Controller’s Examination 2018 Hall Tickets

Few days before main/Written examination, candidates will be informed by APPSC to download call letters from official website. To get call letter, a candidate has to pay a visit to AP PSC’s official website.

How To Get Hall Tickets?

  • Visit APPSC Official website
  • Find and click on Hall tickets link for APPSC Food Inspectors/FOOD Safety Officer exam 2018
  • Enter required details
  • Save or print hall ticket

APPSC FSO/ Food Inspectors, Asst Food Controller’s Exam 2018 Results

AP PSC will announce results officially after evaluating each candidate’s performance. Like always, this year too results will be announced on APPSC’s official website. To know more regarding results and other related information, you guys out there have to wait for further update.

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Final Words

In the end, we just want to say our readers that if you require more information about AP PSC Food safety officers/ Food Inspectors, Asst Food Controller’s examination 2018 recruitment event then feel free to contact us.

We wish Best of Luck to our readers out there.


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