How to become Drug Inspector after B.Pharm


Drug Inspector is a lucrative career option for aspirants who have completed their Bachelors degree in Pharmacy. They can get into the post of Drug Inspector based on their performance in written test, viva voce and physical fitness. They should have 3 years experience in the manufacturing field as well. The recruitment to the position of Drug Inspector is conducted by UPSC and also various state PSCs on an annual basis.

Qualification Required

Aspirants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or its related subjects from any PCI recognized University.

  • One should have a minimum of 18 months experience in the manufacturing field.
  • The age limit of the applicants must be between 21 years and 35 years. Relaxation of 5 years is allowed for reserved category candidates.
  • Applicants should be Indian citizens.

Selection Procedure

The first round of selection will be a written test. The next round will be a physical fitness round. Before final selection one should score well in viva voce as well.

The exact pattern and syllabus of the exam will vary as per the authority which conducts the exam.  The written test will comprise of objective type questions. Multiple choices will be given in most of the exams. There may be negative marking for wrong responses. There will be two papers. One paper will be subject oriented and the other will be based on general knowledge and general Science.

Questions can be expected from the following topics.

Forensic Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Act, 1948
  • Medical termination of pregnancy Act, 1971
  • Drugs and Magic Remedy Act, 1954
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act
  • Pharmaceutical Ethics
  • Drug price Control Order, 1995
  • Poison Act, 1919 and Dangerous Drugs Act, 1930
  • Medical and Toilet preparation Act, 1955
  • Trade Mark Registration Act

Manufacturing Pharmacy

  • Tablet and Tablet Coating
  • Capsule
  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Parental preparation and Quality Control
  • Surgical Dressing
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Sterility Test
  • Vaccine Preparation
  • Emulsion, Suspension, Ointment and Cream
  • Blood Fluid and Electrolytes
  • Biological Preparation
  • Limit Test
  • Alcohol determination


  • Mode of action
  • Drug receptor interaction
  • Drug antagonist
  • Bioavailability
  • Drug abuse and toxicity
  • Drug allergy
  • Drug dependence and addiction
  • Drug adverse reaction
  • Biostatics

Medicinal Chemistry

  • Structure, Storage and Preparation of the steroids
  • Analgesics
  • Sedatives and Hypnotics
  • Cardiovascular Agents

Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy

  • Handling of prescription
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Incompatibility
  • Storage condition of drug

Anatomy, Physiology & Health Education

  • Blood
  • Respiratory system
  • Reproduction system
  • Urinary system
  • First Aid and Population Control
  • Digestive System
  • Eye
  • Ear
  • Nutrition
  • AIDS Control

In viva voce one can expect questions from the core subjects covered in their graduation level course.



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53 Responses to “How to become Drug Inspector after B.Pharm”

  1. 53

    I want to know the date of exam for drug inspector which will be carried out in 2014.

  2. 52
    Nitin lokhande:

    sir, when DI exam in this year
    2014, application form when
    applied ? pls send me the
    I have 18 months experience in mfg of parantral

  3. 51

    sir, i going to complete bpharm within four month i have eligible to apply Di exams?

  4. 50

    when drug Drug Inspector in 2014

  5. 49

    Sir gud mrng when DI exam in 2014,what is the last date of submit form? Pls snd me the details.

  6. 48
    Lalit Kumar:

    Sir please can u update on recrument of drug inspector in 2014.when there will be vacancy in 2014…..sir am in marketing in one of the multinational pharma so this experience will be helpful in selection of drug inspector….plz update me on this as soon as possible….thanks

  7. 47

    Please send me previous year exam paper of drug inspector entrance exam

  8. 46
    krishna B T:

    please inform me to conduct the di exam next year?

  9. 45

    Sir, when will be the DI exam in 2014, how to apply and pls send the related information regarding tht

  10. 44
    prafful richhariya:

    date of examination of drug inspector,

  11. 43

    sir, i completed b.pharm in 2011….but my college does not have PCI approval……am i eligible for DI?

  12. 42

    sir, i have completed b.pharm.
    pls suggest to me how can i become a drug inspector ?
    and also send me a criteria for drug inspector.

  13. 41
    shadab husain:

    respected sir/madam
    i am b pharm graduate and i want to become drug inspector
    i want to know the date of aplying and exam date for year 2013 and 14 as well for maharshtra state and for uttar pradesh as well
    pls respond early as soon as possible
    with last year exam paper

  14. 40

    can a candidate with working experience of 3years + in food sector apply for drug inspector exam.but he is B pharm qualified.

  15. 39

    sir, when DI exam in this year 2014, application form when applied ? pls send me the details.

  16. 38

    gd mng sir I completed my b-pharmacy 2013 how can I aply drug inspector job what is last date for aply

  17. 37
    shiva darshan:

    sir , i have completed with 2nd class , is i am eligible for drug inspector exam or not ?
    Please tell me sir .

  18. 36
    sarika jain:

    sir I have complete b.pharm in 2013 please tell me what i do for preparation of entrance exam of drug inspector .. i ask also date of entrance exam on my email i.d.

  19. 35
    madhuri borkar:


  20. 34

    can i apply without experience in the manufacturing?

  21. 33

    which exam i give for drug inspector???

  22. 32
    Bhargav patel:

    I had just completed my bpharm and working as MR ie. In marketing field..
    Can this experience be counted..! or
    I should have experience only at the industry level ie.. In manufacturing….

  23. 31

    exam date for drug inspector in 2014?

  24. 30

    my seif vanitha ,i have completed b.pharm. i want to know full details of drug inspect.exa m for AP state,paper pattern, syllabus .please give me reply ,thank you sir

  25. 29

    when did drug inspector exam will held in 2014?

  26. 28
    Bani patel:

    I have been completed Q.A. In this year 2013. I want to know the date of exam for drug inspector which will be carried out in 2014. M i eligible to give this exam since i hv no experience in industry i m fresher.
    Thank you

  27. 27

    When did drug inspector exam held in 2014

  28. 26

    which are drugs use for chicken gunia????

  29. 25
    Aviral Rai:

    Sir, please give me the names of book which i prefer to drug inspector written test & also tell me the physical requirements to become D.I.

  30. 24

    my name is abhijeet magar i complite B.Pharmacy in 2012 & currently working in wyeth ltd in tablet compression department in also production dept so can i study drug inspactor exam in maharashtra public service commision?

  31. 23

    I want to know the date of drug inspector exam for 2014.and how to fill up form?

  32. 22

    i have & ; please give me suggetion for govn.job . i am in open category .

  33. 21
    patel rinal:

    plz givedate of drug inspector exam? and when will be the vacancy published?

  34. 20
    hani oza:

    my name is hani oza i competed my b.pharm
    i want to know that is there compulsory need of experience after competed the b.pharma for to appear the exam of drug inspector.

  35. 19

    my self sucharitha…please give the date of drug inspector examination…..2013-2014

  36. 18

    what are the oppurtunities after b pharm

  37. 17
    j.usha rani:

    my self usha i need complete information & dates of druginspector examination conducted by UPSC & APSCE

  38. 16

    my self kamlesh patel plese give details about drug inspector 2013-2014.also give date of examination

  39. 15

    my self kamlesh patel i have 7 years experince in manufeturing of injection .can i aplicable for Drug inspector examination.

  40. 14

    How to become a drug inspector after B.pharm

  41. 13
    sagar patil:

    Sir pls I need the all information of drug inspector with by upsc..
    & what are the process in upsc & which month release the form in 2014
    Pls pls pls tell me on my email

  42. 12

    Myself Vitthal P. Gadadhe , I have 18 months experience in the quality control department can i aplicable for Drug inspector examination.

  43. 11
    sangita redekar:

    plz ,give me the date of drug inspector
    i am having 2 years experiance Q.A.Department in Pharma Industry
    currently also working

  44. 10

    Experience in Medical Device Industry should be granted or not after completion of B.Pharm to became D.I.

  45. 9

    i want to know the exam date of drug inspector for Gujarat in 2013 and also for syllabus ,criteria and exam patent for same.

  46. 8
    poorva mishra:

    syllabus of 2013 drug inspector exam

  47. 7

    hai, i did in medicinal chemistry from MPBHOJ open university.
    shall i eligible for drug inspector test in MP.

  48. 6

    pl give me details of upcoming exams in tamil nadu

  49. 5

    Give me detail for up comming examination for drug inspector in gujarat….

  50. 4
    iti sharma:

    Hello sir,I am a graduate in pharmacy,I am doin my M.Pharm in pharmacognosy.I want to know can i apply for Drug Inspector exam.I’ll b watin for your reply sir…thankyou..!!!

  51. 3
    trupti panchal:

    plz give the date of drug inspector exam.

  52. 2

    which type of question will ask in general knowledge paper…..

  53. 1
    Nikunj elPat:

    helloo,sir,i am a b.pharm graduate.i want to know full detail about drug inspector exam for gujarat state.also want to know
    paper patern, syllabus and exam date(2012).i am waiting for ur
    reply sir…..thanking you…..