APPSC Food Inspector 2018 Exam Pattern – Food Safety Officer (FSO) 2018 Syllabus

APPSC Food Safety Officer Syllabus 2018 – Food inspector exam pattern and selection process 2018 is crucial for preparation of the upcoming food inspector exam. APPSC food inspector/ safety officer is one of the most popular recruitment exams in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Many candidates apply for this post every year and are posted as Food Safety Officer in AP Institute of Preventive Medicine, Public health laboratories and food/ health administrative subordinate service.

The officials will soon release the notification in October/November 2018 for the eligible and interested candidates. APPSC has released exam pattern/ Scheme of examination and syllabus for the aspirants so that they can start their preparation.

APPSC Food Inspector Exam Pattern

APPSC Food Inspector (Food Safety Officer) 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:

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Written Examination (Objective Type)

APPSC Food safety officers examination consists of written exam and the standard of exam will be ‘Degree’. It has 2 papers and the type of questions will be objective type.

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

2. Paper 2 – Subject : Concerned Subject

  • Total Marks: 150 marks
  • Total Questions: 150 questions
  • Time Duration: 150 minutes
PaperSubjectNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksTime Duration
(In mInutes)
IGeneral Studies & Mental Ability150150150
IIConcerned Subject150150150

All the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type.

Negative Marking: For every wrong answer there will be deduction of 1/3rd marks prescribed for the question as penalty.

APPSC Food Safety Officer/Inspector Syllabus 2018

It is very important for the applicants to know the APPSC Food Safety Officer syllabus 2018 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 (Food Safety Officer) recruitment exam.

Paper 1: General Studies & Mental Ability

  • General Science basics – relevance to day to day life, current developments in IT, Science and technology
  • General Mental Ability -Logical reasoning, data interpretation and analytical ability
  • Indian Polity and constitution
  • History of modern India with focus on Indian National Movement
  • Geography of India with focus on AP
  • Events of National and international importance
  • India and World Geography
  • Current affairs of regional importance
  • Current affairs of National Importance
  • Current affairs of International Importance
  • Disaster management – Basics (8th, 9th standard of CBSE)
  • Economic development of India since independence
  • Andhra Pradesh bifurcation – Economic, Social, Administrative, Cultural, Political, legal implications/problems –
    • AP Reorganization ACT 2014,
    • Division and rebuilding of common Institutions,
    • Loss of capital city,
    • financial implications and challenges in building new capital
    • Cultural and demographic, socioeconomic impact of bifurcation
    • Impact on river water sharing and consequential issues
    • Effect on commerce and entrepreneurs
    • Division of employees, their relocation & nativity issues

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: Concerned Subject

  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Processing technology
  • Food Laws and Organizations
  • Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Public & Occupational health and Nutrition

Topics Include

  • 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)

To check complete syllabus, download scheme of exam and syllabus of APSC Food Safety Officer from the link given above

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APPSC Food Safety Officer 2018/Inspector – Selection Procedure

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 Paper I and Paper II of APPSC Food Inspector (Food Safety Officer). There will be negative marking of 1/3rd mark allotted for the question for every wrong answer. 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 (Food Safety Officer).

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