(Notification) UPPSC: Food Safety Officer (Food Safety & Drug Administration Deptt., U.P.) Examination - 2014


Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

Food Safety Officer (Food Safety And Drug Administration Deptt., U.P.) Examination-2014

This advertisement is also available on the Commission's website . The On-line application system is applicable for applying against this advertisement. Applications sent by any other mode shall not be entertained. Candidates are advised to apply On-line only. In connection with On-line application, candidates are advised to go through thoroughly the instructions given as under and apply accordingly:

Job Details:

Name of posts: Food Safety Officer

Number of posts: 430

Pay Scale : Rs. 9,300/- - Rs. 34,800/- (Grade Pay Rs. 4200/-).


Essential Qualification:

A Bachelor's degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Post-Graduate Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognised university, or any other equivalent/recognised qualification notified by the Central Government

Preferential Qualification:

A candidate who has: (i) served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, or (ii) obtained a 'B' certificate of National Cadet Corps, shall other things being equal be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.

Provided that no person who has any financial interest in the manufacture, import or sale of any article of food shall be appointed to be a Food Safety Officer under these rules


Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 40 years on July 1, 2014 i.e. they must have not been born earlier than 2nd July, 1974 and not later than July 1, 1993.

Application Fee:

After filling in the 'Candidate Registration' format of the On-line application, the candidate shall procure the print-out of the E-challan in duplicate. The E-Challan will be used to deposit the fee in any of the branches of State Bank of India or Punjab National Bank by the candidate according to his category. The fee will not be allowed to be deposited by any other mode except E-Challan/I-collect. The above fee, for Examination according to the category, is as under:-

(i) Unreserved (General)- Exam fee Rs. 100/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 15/- Total = Rs. 115/-
(ii) Other Backward Class - Exam fee Rs. 100/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 15/- Total = Rs. 115/-
(iii) Scheduled Caste - Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 15/- Total = Rs. 55/-
(iv) Scheduled Tribe - Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 15/- Total = Rs. 55/-
(v) Handicapped - Exam fee NIL+ On-line processing fee Rs. 15/- Total = Rs. 15/-

(vi) Dependents of the Freedom Fighters - According to the original category mentioned from Sl. Nos. 1 to 4,
(vii)Ex-Servicemen -According to the original category mentioned from Sl. Nos. 1 to 4.
(viii) Women -According to the original category mentioned from Sl. Nos. 1 to 4.

Plan of Examination

Plan of Examination :The competitive examination comprises two successive stages viz:- (1) Objective Type Test (2) Viva-Voce (Personality Test)

(1) Subjects for the Objective Type Test :

  • Paper - I General Studies 75 Questions 150 Marks 01 Hour 9.30A.M. to 10.30A.M.
  • Paper - II Main Subject 125 Questions 250 Marks 02 Hours 2.30 P.M. to 4.30 P.M

Personality Test/Viva-Voce:

(i) Personality Test will be of 50 marks. (ii) This test will relate to the matter of General Interest keeping in view of general awareness, intelligence, character, personality, expression power and general suitability for the service

Exam Syllabus:

First Paper - General Studies : The paper of General Studies will include questions on the following topics:-

  • General Science
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India
  • Indian National Movement
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • World Geography and Population

(2) Second Paper - Main Subject :- The paper of main subject will include questions on the following topics:-

Chemical constituents of foods: Desirable and Potentially undesirable food constituents and their importance. Water, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals: Classes, Nomenclature, structure and their chemistry.

How To Apply:

Applications will be accepted only when fee is deposited in the Bank upto prescribed last date for fee deposition. If the fee is deposited in bank after the last date prescribed for fee deposition, the on-line application of the candidate will not be accepted and the fee deposited in the bank will not be refunded to the candidates in any condition. It will be responsibility of the candidates to deposit fee in the bank upto last date prescribed for fee deposition and submit the application upto last date prescribed for submission of applications.

Important Dates:

  • Last Date for Receipt of Examination Fees in the Bank : 11 August, 2014.
  • Last Date for Receipt of Application : 16 August, 2014

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Courtesy: UPPSC