FSSAI is recruiting Technical Officers to fill 125 vacancies in the year 2021. According to the official notification a total of 125 vacancies have been announced for the Technical Officer post in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Aspirants who have applied for the same are advised to go through this article containing relevant information on all the important topics and types of questions asked in this exam. In this article, you will get the syllabus, exam pattern, tips to prepare well for the exam, and many more things.
- FSSAI Technical Officers Examination has a different syllabus for both stages of the selection process.
- The FSSAI Technical Officers exam follows a negative marking scheme. The aspirants should prepare themselves accordingly.
FSSAI Technical Officer Syllabus 2021
According to the previous official notification, the syllabus is mentioned in the notification. Aspirants are advised to go through the table below and prepare for their exams accordingly. The Syllabus for the respective post has been divided into two sections- Part A and Part B. Part A consists of the general awareness and computer literacy section, whereas Part B has functional knowledge about the post. In the below tables details are given:
CBT 1 Syllabus for Technical Officer 2021
|Part A General Aptitude and Computer Literacy|
|General Intelligence||Problems solving, Analysis|
The difference, Space visualization
Classification, Arithmetical Number Series
Discriminating relationship concepts
Judgment, decision making, visual memory
Analogies & Similarities
Arithmetical reasoning, Verbal and figure
|General Awareness||Sports and scientific research|
Current events and matters of everyday observation
History, Culture, Geography, Economics of India and neighboring countries.
|English Language Comprehension||Parts of speech|
Synonyms and antonyms
Questions on comprehension
One word substitution
Spelling error & spotting errors in sentences
Idioms And phrases
Grammar (noun, pronoun, adjectives, verbs)
|Computer Literacy||Knowledge of Google Docs, Emails, digital signature|
Basic Knowledge of Social media handles like FB, Twitter, Whatsapp, etc.
Knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with basic commands
|Part B Functional Knowledge|
|Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview)||Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006 Provision, definitions and different sections of the Act and implementation and FSS Rules and Regulations|
Overview of other relevant national bodies (e.g. APEDA, BIS EIC, MPEDA, Spice Board, etc.)
Important national and international accreditation bodies
International Food Control Systems, Regulations & Standards/Guidelines about Food Safety.
|FSSAI-Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)||Structure and Functions of Food Authority |
Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI
Overview of systems in Standards, Enforcement, Laboratory ecosystem, Imports, Third-Party Audit, etc.
Training and capacity building
Role of State Food Authorities
Promoting safe and complete Food (Eat Right India, Food Fortification, SNF, Clean Street Food Hub, RUCO, and various other social & behavioral change initiatives)
|Principles||Principles of Food Preservation, Processing, and Packaging |
Overview of food preservation methods and their principles including new and upcoming methods/principles
Food Processing Operations, Principles, Good Manufacturing Practices
Overview of food packaging and principles including new packaging
Principles and Basics of Food Chemistry along with their role in Human Nutrition
Structure and functions of macro-and micronutrients
Role of macro and micronutrients in nutrition
Overview of anti-nutritional factors and their removal
Overview of enzymes as food processing aids
Food allergens and allergen city
Importance of diet in reducing health risks, especially non-communicable diseases
Overview of nutraceuticals and functional foods
Overview of food additives and their technological functions
Overview of food contaminants and adulterants and their effects on the health of humans
Food Microbiology & Principles of Food Hygiene
Overview of sources of microorganisms in the food chain (raw materials, ai, water, equipment, etc.) and microbiological quality of foods
Microbial food spoilage and Foodborne diseases
General principles of food microbiology and overview of foodborne pathogens
Overview of beneficial microorganisms and their role in human nutrition and food processing
General techniques and principles in the microbiological examination of foods
General principles of food safety management systems including sanitation, HACCP, Good production and processing practices (GMP, GAP, GHP, GLP, BAP, etc)
General concepts of Food Analysis and Testing
Fundamentals of field level and laboratory sampling concerning the importance of statistical tools.
Principles of Quality assurance and control with food analysis and testing
Overview of basic/classical methods of food analysis
Overview of modern analytical techniques including molecular techniques and mass spectrometry
CBT 2 Syllabus for Technical Officer 2021
According to the previous official notification the FSSAI authority has not released any information regarding CBT 2 yet. After CBT 1 is conducted, the authority will officially release the updated syllabus for CBT 2 round. Once the syllabus is released officially, a link will be uploaded here.
FSSAI Technical Officer Exam Pattern 2021
The details of the FSSAI Assistant exam pattern as explained below. Aspirants should know the details of the exam pattern before they attempt the exam so that they can score the maximum marks and manage their time accordingly. The FSSAI Technical Officer recruitment exam is conducted in two phases: The first phase is the Computer Based Test (CBT 1) and aspirants must be qualified, appear for the second stage CBT 2 which is the Written Exam. The details are given below:
- The exam is conducted for a total of 120 marks
- 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
- 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
- Time Duration is 180 Minutes .
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Max. Marks||Duration|
|Part A General Aptitude|
|English Language Comprehension||10||10|
|Part B Functional Knowledge|
|Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview)||20||20|
|FSSAI-Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)||20||20|
|Principles of Food Preservation, Processing, and Packaging|
Principles and Basics of Food Chemistry and its role in Human Nutrition
Food Microbiology and Principles of Food Hygiene
General concepts of Food Analysis and Testing
Once the CBT 1 is conducted, the authority will officially release the syllabus & exam pattern for the CBT 2 round. Meanwhile, keep visiting the official website of FSSAI. After CBT 1 is conducted, the authority will officially release the updated syllabus for CBT 2 round. Once the syllabus is released officially, a link will be uploaded here.
Check FSSAI Technical Officer book list.
FSSAI Assistant Preparation Strategy
- Read newspapers daily for daily current affairs like The Hindu and Yojana Magazine.
- Free mock tests or test series are available in our portal. Testbook Test Series to get free test series for several other competitive exams which is beneficial for aspirants.
- By solving the previous year question paper aspirants analyze their marks and weak points
- Check out the MPSC PSI Result and MPSC PSI Cut off before proceeding to the exam hall.
- Confident and stay calm and believe in yourself that you have the potential to do it while you enter the exam hall.
FAQs for FSSAI Technical Officer Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021
The duration of the examination of FSSAI Assistant 2021 is 180 minutes.
CBT or computer-based test exam is a type of objective exam that is carried out through specially designed computer software for exams.
Yes, but be sure that the book has all the topics which are mentioned in the official notification. You can refer to old editions of preparation books.
As per the FSSAITechnical Officer Exam pattern, the CBT examination has a weightage of 120 marks.
Yes , 0.25 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.