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Aspirants must fulfill all the below criteria for eligibility for this examination. If one is unable to fulfill any criteria mentioned below then those aspirants are unable to apply. In this article, aspirants will get information like age limit, educational qualifications, experience, nationality, number of attempts, and so on. Keep reading this article to know more necessary details regarding the FSSAI Technical Officer eligibility 2021.  The eligibility criteria are as follows:

FSSAI Technical Officer Eligibility CriteriaNationality

  • Aspirants must be Indian Citizens.
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Zambia, Malawi, East African countries of Kenya,
  • Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, with intentions to permanently settle in India.
  • A person is a citizen of Nepal
  • A person is a citizen of Bhutan, or
  • A person is a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with intentions to permanently settle in India.
  • A citizen who is from Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with intentions to permanently settle in India must produce a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India, to be eligible for this post. In such cases, the aspirants will be allowed to write the examinations but their application will be considered only if they successfully present the necessary eligibility certificate that has been issued by the Government of India.

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FSSAI Technical Officer Eligibility CriteriaAge Limit

  • The  maximum age is not more than 30 years for aspirants
  • Maximum age is varied according to category.

FSSAI Technical Officer Eligibility CriteriaNumber of Attempts

Regarding the number of attempts, there is no maximum limit until the aspirants can appear for the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)  . Aspirants can appear for the exam till they fulfill the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official notification and do not cross the upper age limit mentioned. 

FSSAI Technical Officer Eligibility Criteria Educational Qualification

TypeEducational Qualification
RequiredA PG Diploma is required with at least one-year duration in Food Safety or Food Science or Food Processing or Quality Assurance in Food sector or Dietetic and Nutrition or Dairy Science or Bakery Science from a Govt. recognized University.ORA Master Degree from an Institution in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Food Technology or Edible Oil Technology or Microbiology or Food Science & Technology or Industrial Microbiology or Food & Nutrition Agricultural or Life Science or Biotechnology from a recognized university.ORBE or B.Tech in Biotechnology or Oil Technology or FoodProcessing Technology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Bachelor’s degree in Medicine or Veterinary sciences or Food Safety & Quality Assurance or Food Technology or Dairy Technology. Make sure it shouldn’t be less than four years.
DesirableA Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering or Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test, or Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

FSSAI Technical Officer Eligibility CriteriaExperience 

There is no prior experience mentioned in the official notification for the post of Technical Officer in The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Check FSSAI Technical Officer Salary here.

FSSAI Technical Officer Eligibility Criteria – Age Limit

The Age Limit as mentioned in the official notification for the post of Technical Officer in The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India eligibility is 30 years. However, the relaxation provided by the Authority for the aspirants under the reserved categories is given below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ ST5 years
OBC (Non-creamy layer)3 years
PwBD10 years
PwBD (SC/ST)15 years
PwBD (OBC)13 years
Ex-servicemen3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
Person domicile of Jammu and Kashmir during 1.1.1980 to 31.12.19895 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years
Widows divorced women, women judicially separated who are not remarriedUp to 35 years of age
Widows divorced women, women judicially separated who are not remarried (SC/ST)Up to 40 years of age

FAQs for FSSAI Technical Officer Eligibility Criteria 2022

Can aspirants from outside India apply for the FSSAI Technical Officer position?

If an aspirant is not a citizen of India, then they should be either a citizen of Bhutan or Nepal. Otherwise, Tibetan refugees who migrated before 1st January 1962, from Pakistan, Burma, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam, Malawi, Zambia permanently settled in India.

What is the age limit for FSSAI Technical Officer eligibility criteria?

The aspirants must not be above 30 years of age. Moreover, age relaxation is also applicable for the reserved category.

 Is it necessary for the candidate to have prior work experience for the FSSAI Technical Officer post?

No, aspirants who have no prior work experience can also apply for the FSSAI Technical officer post as mentioned in the official notification. However, candidates having work experience have an advantage over those who do not.

How many times can I apply for the FSSAI Technical Officer Exam?

The aspirants can apply as many times as they want until they reach the maximum age limit.

What should aspirants do if they do not qualify the eligibility criteria for the FSSAI Technical Officer Post?

It is a necessity for every aspirant to satisfy the FSSAI Technical Officer eligibility 2021 criteria set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). If an aspirant does not satisfy the criteria, he/she cannot be a part of the selection process for the post of Technical Officer in the FSSAI Department.