FSSAI Food Safety Officer Exam Syllabus 2020 - Exam Pattern @ fssai.gov.in

Tendulkar | Jun 11, 2020

FSSAI Technical Officer Syllabus 2020 - Overview 

Name of the Board
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Total Vacancies Available
Technical Officer, Food Safety Officer and Other posts
Category Exam Syllabus
Selection ProcessComputer Based Test and Written Test
Type of JobCentral Govt Jobs
Work LocationAcross India
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FSSAI Central FSO Syllabus 2020

The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has announced the syllabus for the FSSAI test which is going to be held soon. The written test is conducted to shortlist the candidates for the position of Technical Officer, Central Food Safety Officer and Other posts. Eligible candidates applied for the jobs can download the syllabus and start preparing for the exam. By following the FSSAI Exam Syllabus candidates can score good marks and perform well in the exam.   

FSSAI Recruitment Selection Process

The selection process for the FSSAI Recruitment 2020 consists of following rounds 

  • Computer-Based Test
  • Written Test

FSSAI Technical Officer Exam Pattern

The question paper is of two parts (Part A and Part B), and exam pattern consists of  

  • PART-A and PART-B
  • There are a total of 100 Objective Questions
  • Duration of Time - 120 Minutes
  • Each correct answer carries 04 marks
  • Each wrong answer carries 01 mark


  • 25% Weightage
  • General Aptitude and Computer Literacy


  • 75% Weightage
  • Functional Knowledge Test 

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FSSAI Technical Officer Syllabus 2020

  • General Aptitude
    • General Intelligence
    • General Awareness
    • English Language Comprehension
    • Computer Literacy
  • Functional Knowledge Test
    • Food Safety Ecosystem - National and International
    • Special Focus on Roles
    • Functions and Initiatives of FSSAI

Functional Knowledge - Indicative Syllabus

  • Indian and International Food Laws
    • Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006
    • FSS Rules and Regulations
    • Overview of other relevant national bodies
    • International Fodd Control Systems/Laws, Regulations and Standards
    • Important National and International Accreditation bodies
  • Role, Functions, Initiatives
    • Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI
    • Structure and Functions of Food Authority
    • Overview of Systems and Processes in Standards, Enforcement and Ecosystem etc.,
    • Training and Capacity Buiding
    • Role of State Food Authorities
  • Principles of Food Preservation, Processing and Packaging
    • Food Processing Operations, Principles, Good Manufacturing
    • Overview of food preservation methods and their underlying principles
    • Overview of food packaging methods and principles including novel packaging 
  • Principles and Basics of Food Chemistry and their role in Human Nutrition
    • Structure and functions of macro and micronutrients
    • Role of macro and micronutrients in human nutrition
    • Overview of food additives with respect to their technological functions
    • Overview of anti-nutritional factors and their removal from foods
    • Overview of enzymes as food processing aids
    • Overview of nutraceuticals and functions foods
    • Overview of food contaminants and adulterants and their effects on human health
    • Food allergens and allergenicity
    • Importance of diet in alleviating health risks, especially non-communicable diseases
  • Food Microbiology & General Principles of Food Hygiene
    • General principles of food microbiology and overview of foodborne pathogens
    • Overview of sources of microorganisms in the food chain (raw materials, water, air,
    • equipment etc.) and microbiological quality of foods
    • Microbial food spoilage and Foodborne diseases
    • General principles and techniques in the microbiological examination of foods
  • General Concepts of Food Analysis and Testing
    • Fundamentals of field level and laboratory sampling with reference to
    • importance of statistical tools.
    • Overview of basic/classical methods of food analysis
    • Overview of modern analytical techniques, including mass spectrometry and molecular techniques.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does syllabus available with Exam pattern?

Ans: Yes, FSSAI provides syllabus with the exam pattern.

Q. What is available in the FSSAI Syllabus 2020?

Ans: FSSAI Syllabus consists of Subject topic names and Exam Pattern.

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