APPSC Food Inspector 2018 Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Selection Procedure

APPSC Food inspector exam pattern, syllabus and selection process 2018 is crucial for preparation of the upcoming food inspector exam. APPSC food inspector is one of the most popular recruitment exams in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Many candidates apply for this post every year. The officials will soon release the notification for the eligible and interested candidates. Therefore, we are presenting the exam pattern and syllabus for the aspirants so that they can start their preparation.

APPSC Food Inspector Exam Pattern

Andhra Pradesh Food Inspector Exam Scheme 2018

Every recruitment exam follows a fixed pattern to shortlist the candidates. Therefore, for each and every applicant, it is essential to know what the exam pattern is. Getting detailed knowledge of exam pattern of APPSC Food Inspector will aid the aspirants in cracking the APPSC Food Inspector Exam. The exam pattern is as follows:

Written Examination

  1. Paper 1 – General Studies
  • Total Marks: 150 marks
  • Total Questions: 150 questions
  • Time Duration: 150 minutes

2. Paper 2 – Subject : Common

  • Total Marks: 150 marks
  • Total Questions: 150 questions
  • Time Duration: 150 minutes

All the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions type.

APPSC Food Inspector Syllabus 2018

It is very important for the applicants to know the syllabus as it will help them in the preparation of exam. The syllabus will let them know that from which topics questions can be asked in the Andhra Pradesh PSC Food Inspector recruitment exam.

Paper 1: General Studies

  • General Science
  • General Mental Ability
  • Indian Polity and Economy.
  • History of India
  • Indian National Movement
  • India and World Geography
  • Current Events of National Importance
  • Current Events of International Importance
  • General Science

The topics of General Science will include the understanding of science and general appreciation in which everyday experience and observation are included. The questions from current events include the national as well as international events. The political, economic and social aspects will be tested from the history of India. Questions from the Indian National Movement will be related to the resurgence of the 19th century, attainment of independence and growth of Nationalism. Geography of India will have importance in the geography section. Emphasis will be on economic, social and physical geography of India which will include the natural resources and Indian agricultural system. In general mental ability test, reasoning, as well as analytical abilities, will be tested.

Paper 2: Common Paper

  • Nutrition, Health and Public Health
  • Assessment of nutritional status – Anthropometry, biochemical, clinical and diet surveys
  • Nutrients – Proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals –  their functions, food sources, requirements and deficiency.
  • Food processing, types of processing methods
  • Product development – sensory evaluation, criteria for selection of raw materials, objective evaluation, labelling, standardization
  • Food Microbiology Food spoilage-types, the role of microorganisms, prevention of food spoilage, factors influencing spoilage. General methods of food preservation as well as food processing.
  • Preservation of different types of foods (milk, milk products, meat and meat products.
  • Food Hazards of natural origin – see food toxins, biogenic amines, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, protease inhibitors, phytates.
  • Food Laws and Regulations – Standards of Weights and
  • Measures Act, Essential Commodities Act, Agmark, Bureau of Indian Standards, Export and Quality Control, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act – Food additives and contaminants, food colours, 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, adulterants Irradiated Food, Metallic contaminants,  Genetically Modified Food.
  • Food born hazards of microbial origin, types, bacterial infections and intoxications.
  • Surveys – types. Sampling procedures for conducting surveys and for quality control
  • International Organizations –
    • FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization),
    • WHO (World Health Organization),
    • Codex Alimentarius,
    • ISO,
    • National Organizations – ICMR, ICAR, Council for social welfare, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare – delivery Health Services in India.
  • Occupational health- occupational diseases, the health of workers in industries safety measures
  • Hygiene and sanitation in the food sector
    • pest control measures
    • Garbage and Sewage disposal
  • Water – Sources, purification, Hazards Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Selection Procedure For The Post Of APPSC Food Inspector

The written examination is conducted for selecting the candidates. The selection will be entirely based on the merit list. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidates in the written examination of APPSC Food Inspector. Therefore, candidates who are interested in the post of food inspector have to get through the written examination followed by document verification. Marks of written examination will be taken into account for preparing the merit list. Higher the rank, higher will be the chance of getting a post of APPSC food inspector.


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