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FSSAI Recruitment Notification 2021

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FSSAI Application Link Active! The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) invites applications from bright young men and women from India for Assistant, Personal Assistant, Food Analyst, Technical Officer, and Other Posts under the FSSAI Recruitment 2021. Job Aspirants can apply to the posts through the online mode. The candidates can apply from 13th October to 12th November 2021.

  • A total of 233 vacancies have been announced for the various posts.
  • Earlier, a total number of 38 vacancies were released for the principal manager, joining director etc posts. And the candidates had applied from 16th April to 15th May 2021
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is hiring candidates for the post of Deputy Director, Manager, and other posts. 
  • The selected candidates will be placed in New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Cochin, and Guwahati. 
  • Only bonafide Indian citizens are eligible for this FSSAI Career. 
  • Candidates who are looking for Central Govt jobs can apply for jobs and get part in being in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Start your preparation with this article. This article is about FSSAI recruitment, eligibility criteria, FSSAI Vacancies, salary, syllabus, etc.

Overview of the FSSAI Recruitment 2021

FSSAI Recruitment Overview

Name of the Post

Principal Manager, Manager, Deputy Director, etc(Advt No:01/2021)

Food Analyst, Technical Officer, Assistant, Personal Assistant etc.(Advt No:04/2021)

Number of Vacancies

38(Advt No:01/2021)

233(Advy No:(04/2021)

Job Category

Central Government Jobs

Application Mode

Apply Online

Starting Date of application

16th April 2021(Advt No:01/2021)

13th October 2021(Advt No:04/2021)

Closing Date of application

15th May 2021(Advt No:01/2021)

12th November 2021(Advt No:04/2021)

Admit Card Release date

To be announced

Exam Date

To be announced

Result date

To be announced soon

Job Location

Across India

Official Website

www.fssai.gov.in

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Official Notification PDF Download(Advt No:01/2021)

Download FSSAI Recruitment Notification(Advt No:04/2021)

Check FSSAI Recruitment(04/2021) Revised Application Dates

FSSAI Vacancy 2021

Along with the FSSAI exam dates in the notification, the exam conducting authorities- FSSAI had also mentioned the post-wise number of vacancies. Go through the table given below to know about the number of vacancies for the post you have applied for as per the FSSAI Recruitment 2021. Every post has a different number of vacancies. Candidates are urged to make a note of the same:

Sl No

Post Name

Total

1

Food Analyst

04

2

Technical Officer

125

3

Central Food Safety

Officer (CFSO)

37

4

Assistant Manager (IT)

04

5

Assistant Manager

04

6

Assistant

33

7

Hindi Translator

01

8

Personal Assistant

19

9

IT Assistant

03

10

Junior Assistant

Grade- 1

03

11

Principal Manager

01

12

Joint Director

12

13

Senior Manager

01

14

Senior Manager (IT)

01

15

Deputy Director

17

16

Manager

06

How to Apply for the FSSAI Recruitment 2021?

Direct Link to Apply for FSSAI Recruitment

Or

Step 1: Firstly, Visit FSSAI Official Website

Step 2: Scroll till the end and click on CAREERS

Step 3: Now, Click on “Apply Online”

Step 4If you are a new user, complete your FSSAI Registration process first

Step 5: Now, Login with your user id and password

Step 6: Start filling the FSSAI Jobs application form with the necessary details

Step 7: Upload scanned copies of your recent photograph

Step 8 Also, attach scanned copies of necessary documents

Step 9Pay prescribed application fee

Step 10: Cross verify the filled details before hitting on the SUBMIT button

Step 11: Finally, hit on submit button to complete the FSSAI Recruitment process

To get the detailed FSSAI Apply Online, candidates can visit the linked article.

Application Fee(01/2021)

Below are the category-wise application fee details.

Sl No.

Category

Application Fee

Intimation Charges

Total*

1

General/OBC

Rs 1000/-

Rs 500/-

Rs 1500/-

2

SC/ST/EWS/Women/Ex-Servicemen/ PwBD

Nil

Rs 500/-

Rs 500/-

FSSAI Application Fees(Advt No:01/2021)

The application fee you are entitled to pay will be displayed there. To cross-check, go through the application fee given below -

Sr. No.

Category

Application Fee

Intimation Charges

Total

1

GEN/EWS/OBC

Rs.750/-

Rs.250/-

Rs.1000/-

2

SC/ST/Women/Ex-Servicemen/PwBD

NIL

Rs.250/-

Rs.250/-

*Bank/ Transaction Charges are to be borne by the candidate.

Documents to be uploaded

The documents to be uploaded at the time of the application are:

  • Upload your recent passport size color photograph (not more than 3 months old)
  • Upload your scanned signature.
  • Once you've uploaded both the documents, 'Uploaded' in green will flash.

FSSAI Eligibility Criteria 2021

Eligibility Criteria has to be kept in mind by those who want to apply for FSSAI Jobs. If you are not eligible according to the criteria then you will not be allowed to give the exam. 

Age Limit

The maximum age limit for the FSSAI Job vacancies 

  • Maximum Age Limit – 50 Years(Note: Varies for each post)(01/2021)

Below are the post-wise age limit details for the Advt No:04/2021.

Sl No

Post Name

Age Limit

1

Food Analyst

35 years

2

Technical Officer

30 years

3

Central Food Safety Officer (CFSO)

30 years

4

Assistant Manager (IT)

30 years

5

Assistant Manager

30 years

6

Assistant

30 years

7

Hindi Translator

30 years

8

Personal Assistant

30 years

9

IT Assistant

30 years

10

Junior Assistant Grade- 1

25 years

Educational Qualification:

Below is the post-wise detailed educational qualification details.

Sl No

Post Name

Educational Qualification

1

Food Analyst

Master’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Dairy Chemistry or Food Technology, Food and Nutrition or Bachelor of Technology in Dairy or Oil or degree in Veterinary Sciences from a recognized university

2

Technical Officer

Master Degree from a recognized University or Institution in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Food Technology or Food Science & Technology or Food & Nutrition or Edible Oil Technology or Microbiology or Dairy Technology or Agricultural or horticultural Sciences or Industrial Microbiology or Toxicology or Public Health or Life Science or Biotechnology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Food Safety & Quality Assurance. OR 

PG Diploma of at least one year duration in Food Safety or Food Science or Food Processing or Quality Assurance in Food sector or Dietetic and Public Health or Nutrition or Dairy Science or Bakery Science or Post Harvest Technology from a Govt. recognized University

Or

BE or B.Tech in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Food Process Engineering or Food Processing Technology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Food Safety & Quality Assurance or Bachelor’s degree (not less than four years duration) in Medicine or Veterinary sciences or Fisheries or Animal Sciences

3

Central Food Safety

Officer (CFSO)

Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or degree in medicine from a recognized University

4

Assistant Manager

(IT)

B. Tech or M. Tech in Computer Science or any other relevant Engineering Discipline or MCA or Bachelor’s Degree in Relevant field

5

Assistant Manager

Post Graduate Degree or Diploma (Full Time courses) in journalism or Mass communication or Public Relation from a recognized university or Institute Or

Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Social Work or psychology or Labour and Social Welfare from a recognized university or Institute Or

Bachelor’s degree in Library Sciences or Library and Information Science of a recognized University or Institute

6

Assistant

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution.

7

Hindi Translator

Masters degree from a recognized University in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master’s degree from a recognized University in English with Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master’s degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi medium and English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master’s degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with English medium and Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master’s Degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi and English as compulsory or elective subjects or either of the two as a medium of examination and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level;

8

Personal Assistant

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution 

9

IT Assistant

Bachelor’s Degree with at least one year PG Diploma/Degree in Computer Application or Information Technology or equivalent degree in relevant field

10

Junior Assistant

Grade- 1

12th Standard or equivalent

For details on the FSSAI Eligibility Criteria, refer to the linked article.

FSSAI Selection Process 2021(01/2021)

The selection procedure is set by the board which is followed for the selection of the candidates for the vacant posts. The selection process for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 is as follows:

  • Written Examination
  • Interview

FSSAI Selection Process 2021(04/2021)

Below are the post-wise selection process details.

Sr No

Post Name

Selection Process

1

Food Analyst

Written Test + Interview

2

Technical Officer

CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)

3

Central Food Safety

Officer (CFSO)

CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)

4

Assistant Manager

(IT)

CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)

5

Assistant Manager

CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)

6

Assistant

CBT

7

Hindi Translator

CBT

8

Personal Assistant

CBT + Proficiency in Shorthand and Typing

9

IT Assistant

CBT

10

Junior Assistant Grzade- 1

CBT

FSSAI Syllabus 2021 

The Syllabus for Advt No:04/2021 is not yet released by the authorities, The detailed FSSAI Syllabus for Advt No:01/2021 has been given below. Candidates are urged to note this down for better preparation for FSSAI Examination.

General Aptitude (Part A)

General Intelligence

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Relationship concepts
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Arithmetical number series
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Judgment
  • Discriminating observations
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Non-verbal series

General Awareness

  • Economic scene
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Sports and scientific research
  • General Polity including Indian Constitution

English

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Word substitution
  • Spotting errors in sentences
  • Spelling error
  • Grammar – noun, pronoun, adjectives, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, use of ‘a’ ‘an” and ‘the’, idioms and phrases

Computer Literacy

  • Knowledge of MS office (word, excel, PowerPoint) including basic commands, emails, Google Docs, commonly use social media handles (Whattsapp, FB, Twitter, etc).

Part B Functional Knowledge

Food Safety ecosystem

  • FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives ( A General Understanding)
  • Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview)

Subject Matter Knowledge

  • Principles of Food Preservation, Processing, and Packaging
  • Food Microbiology & General Principles of Food Hygiene
  • Principles and Basics of Food Chemistry and their role in Human Nutrition
  • General concepts of Food Analysis and Testing

For details on the FSSAI Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

FSSAI Exam Pattern 2021

The FSSAI Exam Pattern for Advt No:04/2021 has been disclosed by the authorities. Applicants who are going to appear for the exam can check the FSSAI Exam Pattern further. We have provided the complete Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Given below is the exam pattern for the vacant posts of FSSAI. 

Post: Technical Officer and Central Food Safety Officer

The paper would be in two parts, with 120 Objective MCQ type questions to be attempted in 180 minutes.

  • Part A – 40 marks weightage General Aptitude and Computer literacy
  • Part B – 80 marks weightage Functional Knowledge test

Subject

No. Of Questions

Part A: General Aptitude & Computer Literacy

40

Part B: Functional Knowledge

80

Post: FSSAI Assistant Manager (IT)

You can check Exam Pattern for the post of Assistant Manager (IT) for Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India Recruitment 2021; which consists of subjects like General Intelligence, English Language, General Awareness, Indian and International food laws, FSSAI roles and functions, engineering mathematics etc.

Subject 

No. Of Questions

General Intelligence

10

Quantitative Aptitude

10

English Language

5

Indian and International Food Laws

5

FSSAI: Roles, functions and initiatives 

10

Engineering Mathematics

30

Computer Science and Information Technology 

50

Post: FSSAI Assistant Manager

You can check Exam Pattern for the post of Assistant Manager for Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India Recruitment 2021; which consists of subjects including General Intelligence, General Awareness, Computer Literacy & FSSAI - Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding).

Subject 

No. Of Questions

General Intelligence

10

General Awareness

10

Computer Literacy

10

FSSAI - Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)

10

Miscellaneous (Attempt questions from any one section)

80

Post: FSSAI Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I

You can check Exam Pattern for the post of Assistant & Junior Assistant Grade-I for Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India Recruitment 2021; which consists of 6 subjects including General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness, Computer Literacy & FSSAI - Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding).

Subject 

No. Of Questions

General Intelligence

20

Quantitative Aptitude

20

English Language

10

General Awareness

20

Computer Literacy

25

FSSAI - Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)

25

Post: FSSAI Personal Assistant

Exam Pattern for the post of Personal Assistant for Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India Recruitment 2021 consists of 4 subjects including General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer Literacy & English Language & Comprehension.

Subjects

No of Questions

Total Duration

General Intelligence 

20

180 Mins

Quantitative Aptitude

20

English

10

General Awareness

20

Computer Literacy

25

FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives ( A General Understanding)

25

Total

120

Post: FSSAI IT Assistant

A single 180-minute computer-based test with 120 multiple-choice questions. Each correct answer is worth four points, while each incorrect response is worth one point. 

Subjects

No of Questions

General Intelligence 

10

General Awareness 

10

English

5

Indian and International Food Laws

5

FSSAI- Roles, functions and Initiatives 

10

Engineering Mathematics 

30

Computer Science and Information Technology 

50

Post: FSSAI Hindi Translator

Exam Pattern for the post of Hindi Translator for Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India Recruitment 2021 consists of 2 subjects including General Hindi & General English.

Subject 

No. Of Questions

Paper I

  • General Intelligence
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Literacy
  • FSSAI (Roles, Functions, etc)

60

Paper II

Translation, Noting, Drafting, etc.

60

To get the detailed FSSAI Exam Pattern, candidates can visit the linked article.

FSSAI Exam Dates 2021

The official recruitment notification for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 is not announced yet. The dates will be updated once released by the authority. 

Events

Dates(01/2021)

Dates(04/2021)

Starting date for online applications 

16th April 2021

13th October 2021

Deadline for online applications

15th May 2021

12th November 2021

Admit card download

To be announced

To be announced

Date of Examination

To be announced

To be announced

For details on the FSSAI Exam Dates, refer to the linked article.

FSSAI Admit Card 2021

The FSSAI admit card will be released soon on the official website of FSSAI. The FSSAI Admit card will be your entry ticket to the examination hall for the written exam. You can either click on the link below or follow the steps given below. The steps to download the FSSAI Admit Card 2021 has been given below.

FSSAI Admit Card 2021

Click here to download

Note*The link will be activated soon.

Step 1: In order to download the admit card, first open the website of FSSAI from any web browser. It can be opened by typing www.fssai.gov.in at the browser and clicking enter.

Step 2: The most recent admit card link is available in the “What's New” section of the homepage. Look for it and on the ‘FSSAI Written Exam Admit Card’.

Step 3: Enter the User ID and Password generated during the registration/application process to open and download the admit card.

Step 4: Generate an A4 size print out of the admit card for future use.

FSSAI Cut Off Marks 2021

The FSSAI Food Analyst Cut Off Marks 2021 gives information about the minimum qualifying marks in the examination. Aspirants who got qualified with the FSSAI Cut Off Marks 2021 will be moved to the next round of Interviews. Candidates can know the FSSAI Cut Off Marks 2021 and get the marks according to the categories. The official cut off marks will be updated once declared and uploaded on the official website by FSSAI. 

FSSAI Answer Key 2021

The FSSAI Answer key 2021 will help the candidates to check their answers and get them to calculate their estimated marks. They can raise objections to the answer key until a certain period of time after which the final answer key will be released by the official exam conducting board. You can either click on the link below or follow the steps given below. The steps to download the answer key has been given below

FSSAI Answer Key 2021

Click here to download

Note: The link will be activated soon.

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.

To get the detailed FSSAI Answer Key, candidates can visit the linked article.

FSSAI Salary 2021

The FSSAI Salary for every post as per the 7th commission has been given in the table below:

Sl No

Post Name

Pay level

1

Food Analyst

10

2

Technical Officer

7

3

Central Food Safety Officer (CFSO)

7

4

Assistant Manager (IT)

7

5

Assistant Manager

7

6

Assistant

6

7

Hindi Translator

6

8

Personal Assistant

6

9

IT Assistant

6

10

Junior Assistant Grade- 1

4

11

Principal Manager

13

12

Joint Director

12

13

Senior Manager

12

14

Senior Manager (IT)

12

15

Deputy Director

11

16

Manager

11

To get the detailed FSSAI Salary & Job Profile, candidates can visit the linked article.

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 - How To Prepare

  • Candidates can take up online classes or sign up for the English Online Course by the experts to ace up their skills. Otherwise, candidates can also refer to books and newspapers. 
  • Follow the GK & Current Affairs to stay updated.
  • Solve as many practise sets, model papers, previous years papers, online test series, etc to self evaluate yourself.

FSSAI Books 2021

Some of the recommended books for the FSSAI examination are given below.

Name of the book

Publication/Author

Features

FSSAI-Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Technical Officer-Central Food Safety Officer Exam

Author: Dr Chandresh Agrawal 

Publication: Priyanka Prakashan

  • Covers entire syllabus
  • Helps understand the marking scheme. 

Objective English - For Competitive Examinations

McGraw Hill India

  • Objective type questions 
  • It is used by many students while preparing for government exams. 

FSSAI Results 2021

The FSSAI Results will be released for the Written exam and the interview. The final Merit List will be made based on the marks of the Written Exam and the Interview. You can either click on the link below or follow the steps given below. The steps to download the FSSAI Results 2021 has been given below

Note*The link will be activated soon.

Step 1: Go to the official website of FSSAI. It can be accessed at fssai.gov.in.

Step 2: At the “What's New” section of the homepage, the link to check the result is displayed as per schedule. 

Step 3: Click on it when available.

Step 4: Enter details after pressing CTRL + F and press enter to search. Search by name, application number etc.

Step 5: Download the result list in pdf format for future reference.

FSSAI Merit List 2021

The FSSAI Merit List plays a very vital role in the selection process of FSSAI for the vacant posts. After the completion of the screening rounds of the selection process, the board members will prepare the FSSAI Merit List 2021. 

  • The list will contain the name and roll number of the qualified candidates. On the basis of the scores of the candidates in the written examination and the interview, they will get their preferences. 
  • All the aspiring candidates must now be having a fair idea and a clear understanding of the FSSAI Recruitment. 
  • Candidates must note that the final merits list will be prepared based on the performance in the written test and interview process. 
  • The candidates who fall under the merit list will be considered for the various FSSAI posts. 
  • Candidates can now start preparing themselves for the exam by undertaking mock tests and series which will help them do better in the examination. 

We hope that you found this article on the FSSAI Recruitment 2021 informative and useful. We have provided the candidates with in-depth details of the recruitment. You can reach out to us in case of any doubts or queries. You can also read more of our articles on the FSSAI exam 2021. You can also start preparing yourself online for all competitive examinations simply by downloading the Testbook App.

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 FAQs

How many vacancies are available in the FSSAI?
A total of 233 vacancies have been released for the FSSAI Recruitment.
When will the FSSAI Admit Card be released?
The FSSAI admit card will be released 15 days before the written exam.
When is the FSSAI exam date?
The FSSAI exam date for 2021 will be announced soon.
Is there an interview round in the FSSAI Recruitment?
Yes, there is an interview round in the FSSAI Recruitment if you qualify for the written exam
What is the FSSAI selection process 2021?
The FSSAI Selection process includes Computer Based Test (CBT), Written Examination and Interview
What is the salary offered in FSSAI Recruitment?
The post wise salary of FSSAI Recruitment has been given in the article above..
What is the maximum age limit of FSSAI Recruitment 2021?
The maximum age limit for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 is 50.
What are the educational qualifications required for FSSAI Recruitment 2021?
The educational qualifications required for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 is either Bachelor's / Master’s Degree from a recognized university as per the respective posts.
What is the minimum age limit for FSSAI Recruitment 2021?
The minimum age limit has been mentioned in the official notification.
When will the FSSAI results be announced?
FSSAI results will be announced soon.