APPSC Food Safety Officer 2019 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Date

APPSC Food Safety Officer Syllabus 2019 – AP Food Safety Officer exam pattern and selection process 2019 is crucial for preparation of the APPSC FSO exam. APPSC food safety officer is one of the recruitment exams in the state of Andhra Pradesh conducted by APPSC. 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 have already released APPSC FSO notification. Along with notification, APPSC has also 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 Safety Officer Exam Scheme 2019

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 Safety Officer will aid the aspirants in cracking the APPSC FSO 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 Syllabus 2019

It is very important for the applicants to know the APPSC Food Safety Officer syllabus 2019 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 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 along with topics

  • Food Chemistry – Polymerization and polymorphism, Proteins – Classification and structure of proteins in food, Enzymes-Enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning in different foods etc.
  • Food Microbiology – Microbial growth in food, Food borne disease, Food Hazards of natural origin, Characteristics of microorganisms, Food spoilage etc.
    • Food Processing technology – Food processing and its types, structure and composition, Unit operations of food processing, Product development, Types & functions of packaging materials used in foods etc.
    • Food Laws and Organizations – Laws and Regulations, National Organizations etc.
    • Hygiene & Sanitation – Hygiene and sanitation in food sector, Good laboratory Practices, Good Hygienic Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazards Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) etc.
    • Public & Occupational health and Nutrition – Public Health, Occupational Health etc.

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APPSC Food Safety Officer 2019 – 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 Safety Officer.

AP Food Safety Officer FAQs

Q. How Many Questions Will Be There In Each Paper Of APPSC FSO?

A. Both papers i.e. Paper 1 & Paper 2 will have equal number of questions i.e. 150 questions.

Q. How Much Time I Will Get To Solve The Both Papers?

A. To solve each paper, you will get 150 minutes. Therefore, total duration of both papers will be 300 minutes.

Q. What Are The Qualifying Marks Of AP Food Safety Officer?

A. Candidates who get the minimum qualifying marks will be considered for the final selection process. The qualifying marks for SCs and STs are 30%, 35% for BCs and 40% for OCs.

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