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Last updated on January 25th, 2022 at 04:00 pm

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) conducts exam for the recruitment of Assistant and already released a notification for the same. This article contains information regarding the application process, exam date, fees, eligibility, syllabus and exam pattern here selection process and many more relevant details. According to the previous official notification a total of 33 vacancies have been announced for the assistant post in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Overview of the FSSAI Assistant Recruitment 2021

FSSAI Assistant Recruitment Overview
Recruiting BodyFood Safety and Standards Authority of India
Number of Vacancies33 (Previous Year)
Application Start Date13th October 2021 (Previous Year)
Last Date to Apply12th November 2021 (Previous Year)
Admit Card Release DateTo be Notified
CBT Exam Date20th January 2022 (Previous Year). Postponed for Now.

FSSAI Assistant Vacancy 2021

A total of 33 vacancies are officially announced by the FSSAI for the post of Assistant. In the below-given table number of vacancies is given according to the category aspirants are advised to go through the table given below.

CategoryNumber of Vacancies

How to Apply for the FSSAI Assistant Recruitment 2021?

These are the steps that are helpful for aspirants while applying for an application form.

Step 1: Click on the direct link ( Link will be provided here once officially out)

Step 2: Proceed and then click  on the registration button 

Step 3: Aspirants select the post according to their preference.

Step 4: Enter all the mandatory fields like name, address, educational details etc.

Step 5: Upload the required documents and recent passport size photograph. The candidates can use the Resize Tool for the same.

Step 6: Aspirants pay the fee according to their category.

Step 7: Then click on the finally submitted application form that can be printed for future use.

Application Fee for FSSAI Assistant 2021

Aspirants who are applying for the FSSAI exam can check the application fee according to their category and below are the category-wise details.

Sl No.CategoryApplication FeeIntimation ChargesTotal*
1General/OBCRs 1000/-Rs 500/-Rs 1500/-
2SC/ST/EWS/Women/Ex-Servicemen/ PwBDNilRs 500/-Rs 500/-

Eligibility Criteria of FSSAI Assistant 2021

Aspirants who are interested to apply for FSSAI jobs read carefully about eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

  • The maximum age of the aspirants must be 30 Years (Note: not more than 30 years)

 These are the category-wise age relaxation details.

Sl.No.CategoryAge relaxation
1Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
2Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
3Aspirants who have Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) as mentioned according to “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”10 Years
4PwBD + SC/ST15 Years
5PwBD + OBC13 Years
6Ex-Servicemen (ExS)3 years after the removal from the defence service. 
7Aspirants who are Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarriedUp to 35 Years of age
8Aspirants who are Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST)Up to 40 Years of age

Educational Qualification

The aspirants who wish to attend the recruitment must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.


  1. An aspirant must be an Indian citizen
  2. A subject of Nepal 
  3. A subject of Bhutan
  4. An aspirant who is Tibetian but came to India before 1st January 1962 to intended to settle permanently in India 
  5. The aspirants who are migrated from Pakistan, Srilanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia Ethiopia, Vietnam, Burma with the intention of settling in India permanently.

Selection Process for FSSAI Assistant Recruitment 2021 

The aspirants will undergo 2 stages of the selection process

  • Written Examination
  • Document Verification

FSSAI Assistant Syllabus 2021

Aspirants are advised to go through the syllabus given below for better preparation.

PartSubject Syllabus
Part AGeneral IntelligenceAnalogy, Space orientation, Venn diagrams, Classifications, Pattern, Number series, Critical thinking, Problem-solving, Word building, Coding and decoding, Emotional intelligence
Part BQuantitative AptitudeNumber systems, Computations of whole numbers, Decimal and fractions, Fundamental arithmetic operations, Percentage, Ratio and proportion, Profit and loss, Average, Interest, Time and work
Part CEnglish LanguageVocabulary, Idioms and phrases, Active and passive voice, Narration, Shuffling of sentences, Comprehension, Detecting errors
Part DGeneral AwarenessCurrent events, Scientific aspects in everyday life, History, Geography, Economics, General polity, Culture
Part EComputer LiteracyMS Office, Google Docs, Email, Social media
Part FFSSAI – Role, Functions, and InitiativeGenesis and evolution of FSSAI, Functions, Systems and processes, Laboratory ecosystems, Third-Party Audit, Promoting safe and wholesome food, The clean street food, hubRUCO Food, fortification, Role of State Food Authorities

FSSAI Assistant Exam Pattern 2021

Below is the detailed exam pattern for the various posts of FSSAI. The aspirants who wish to attend the recruitment please go through the table given below.

FSSAI Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I

Exam Pattern For the post of Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I in FSSAI the exam pattern and number of questions with the specific subject is given below which consists of subjects including General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness, Computer Literacy & FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding).

Subject No. Of Questions
General Intelligence20
Quantitative Aptitude20
English Language10
General Awareness20
Computer Literacy25
FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)25

. Note – Total time duration for CBT  is 180 minutes or 3 hours and there is no specific timing for the sectional subjects.

Exam Dates of FSSAI Assistant 2021

According to the official notification of  The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) the exam date for CBT is 20 January 2022 once the admit card will release on the official site the link will be uploaded here 

Starting date for online applications 8 October 2021
Deadline for online applications12 November 2021
Admit card downloadTo be announced soon
Date of Examination CBT120 January 2022

Admit Card for FSSAI Assistant 2021

Once the official notification will be out the link is provided here. These are the steps that are useful for aspirants while downloading admit cards.

Step 1: Visit the official website https://mpsconline.gov.in/ or a link will be provided here once admit card is released.

Step 2: The most recent admit card link is available in the “What’s New” section of the homepage. Look for it on the ‘FSSAI Written Exam Admit Card’. Login with your Registration number and password to download admit card

Step 3: After downloading, print and save your admit card on the device for further reference.

Cut Off Marks of FSSAI Assistant 2021

The FSSAI Food Analyst Cut Off Marks 2021 will be decided by the organization board and also officially released on the website. Aspirants who secured marks more than cut off marks will be moved to the next round of Interviews. 

Category Cut Off Marks

Answer Key FSSAI Assistant 2021

Once the exam is conducted the Answer key of FSSAI 2021 will be published on the official website or a link will be provided here which will help the aspirants to check their answers and get them to calculate their estimated marks. The steps to download the answer key has been given below

Step 1: Go to the official website fssai.gov.in

Step 2: Find the advertisement for the Answer Key for the written exam and click on the link.

Step 3: Login using your login credentials.

Step 4: Download the answer key and check the answers for the written exam questions.

Check FSSAI Assistant’s previous year papers here.

FSSAI Assistant Salary 2021

This article is about the Salary structure for the assistant post in salary containing grade pay, additional perks, and allowances along with the basic pay. Aspirants who are selected for the post of Assistant in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will receive a salary of INR 33,000 to INR 35,000 per month including allowances like Dearness allowance and other allowances.

FAQs for FSSAI Assistant Recruitment 2021

How many vacancies are available in the FSSAI?

A total of 33 vacancies have been announced for the assistant post in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Is there any interview round in the FSSAI Recruitment?

No, there is no interview round in the FSSAI Recruitment 

What is the maximum age limit for the post of Assistant in  FSSAI Recruitment 2021?

30 years is the maximum age limit for the post of FSSAI Recruitment 2021

When will the FSSAI results be announced?

Once the exam is conducted the results will be announced soon.

What is the FSSAI selection process 2021?

The FSSAI Selection process includes Computer Based Test (CBT) Examination.

Can Aspirants pay the Application Fee for the FSSAI Assistant application form offline?

No, the application fee can only be paid through the gateway provided on the website of Food Security during the application process.