Procedure to become a Food Inspector


Aspirants looking out for a career as Food Inspector should first qualify the food inspector exam. Those who have completed graduation in Agriculture, Food Technology, Pharmacy, Dairy Technology or Veterinary Science are eligible to appear for this competitive exam. Once short listed in the exam, they have to clear the personal interview round. Performance during the interview matters a lot for getting selected to the post.

Step I: Qualify the Food Inspector Exam

The most popular exam conducted for the recruitment of food inspectors is the All India Food Inspector exam conducted by Union Service Public Service Commission. There will be designated examination centres in every district of each state.

Aspirants who possess any of the educational qualification given below are eligible to attend this All India Examination.

  • Graduates in medicine with minimum one year training in food inspection
  • Bachelor’s degree in any science stream with Chemistry as compulsory subject
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture / Public Health/ Veterinary Science/Dairy Technology/Pharmacy / Food Technology

Those who possess any degree equivalent to those given above can apply for this test if they have graduated from a recognized university. Age specified to attend this test is between 21 and 30 years for general candidates. Upper age limit specified for OBC candidates is 33 years and for SC/ST candidates is 35 years. Only Indian Citizens can apply for this test.

There will be questions from technical subjects, English, Numerical Ability and General Knowledge. Candidates need to attempt all the questions in each section within 150 minutes. As there is negative marking, the candidates should give answers only if they are sure about it.

Apart from All India Food Inspector exam, State Public Service Commission also conduct food inspector exam. In that exam also, candidates need to answer technical as well as aptitude question. Candidates can also appear for the food inspector exam conducted by Punjab Food Supplies Department.

Step II: Qualify the interview

Personal interview is there for the candidates who have qualified in the written test conducted for the recruitment of food inspector. The primary objective of this interview is to test whether the candidates possess adequate knowledge to take up the responsibility of food inspector. Candidates can expect technical questions which cover the areas of food technology. They should have good idea about how the food products are processed to do well in the interview round. As this is a personal interview, the attitude of the candidates will be also tested.

Once candidates clear the interview, they will be absorbed into the role of Food Inspector.



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28 Responses to “Procedure to become a Food Inspector”

  1. 28

    I am doing BHM
    Is am also eligible for the entrance of food inspector

  2. 27

    i have done bsc in biotechnology…. and pursuing msc in the same…am i eligible for food inspector xam???
    and is the xam is conducted state wise or according all india basis

  3. 26
    prachi chavan:

    When will these exams (food inspector exams) are going to be held and from where can v get the forms for application?

  4. 25
    Marikumar R:

    Dear sir,

    I did M.Sc in Food & Nutrition.I want to become a Food safety inspector. I also studied chemistry and food chemistry in my curriculum. And also i working in food industries since May’12. So give the valuable guidance to me for pursuing FSI

  5. 24
    Baldeep grewal:

    Pls send me previous food inspector exams

  6. 23
    vrunda desai:

    I complicated Bsc in food science and quality control. I want to give exam aftr this march..Please help me whlich book I should refere.abd procedure for applying for UPSC exams. ..please help me

  7. 22

    I have done graduate in arts ..can i give the PFSCI exam?

  8. 21

    hii m graduate boy. I done in 2008.. am I eligible for this job
    ..plz guide

  9. 20
    Isha chhabra:

    Are Msc. Home Science Food [Science & Nutrition]student eligible for Food Inspector exam or not?

  10. 19

    Which book should I refer for this exam

  11. 18
    ravi kumar:

    I did my graduation in biotechnology (integrated) from the university of Rajasthan. It complete in July 2013. I wanna become a food inspector. pleases suggest me. and send me previous questions paper and all details related to the food inspector exam. thank you.

  12. 17

    when will be the entrance of food inspector exam of haryana and punjab state

  13. 16
    ashwani sharma:

    Are biotechnology graduate student eligible for Food inspector exam or not

  14. 15

    Sir/madam i m prasad i m in year so i want to prepare for food inspector exam so plz help me tht what are the subjects and syllabus for exam. . .thank you

  15. 14

    please send me previous question paper or model paper of all india food inspector examination.?

  16. 13
    kindly you have more mcqs for the test of food grain inspector:

    more mcqs and questions for the test of food grain inspector

  17. 12
    reena aggarwal:

    in which month these form fill . how we get these forms for food inspector intrance

  18. 11
    Chef Gagandeep Singh:

    I am a Hotel Management graduate and have been working as a Chef in Five Star Hotels and Resorts in india since last 5 years.
    Do i qualify for this exam and post?

  19. 10

    Respected sir/madam………. Im pradnya doing in food technology now in 4th year please can you tell me that from where I take the question paper of the previous exam of food inspector.??.n also please can you tell me that what is the vacancy of the food inspector …thank you.

  20. 9

    date of food inspector examination application form introduced?
    & date of exam 2013?

  21. 8
    aanchal agarwal:

    please send me previous question paper or model paper of all india food inspector examination????

  22. 7
    gaganpreet kaur:

    I have done bsc in medical lab technology and msc in microbial biotechnology plz tell me that i am eligible for post of food inspector..give details wen will be dis paper going to held..

  23. 6

    hi sir…..i completed my hotel management and catering technology(3 years)….may i eligible to appy for food inspector…if not,which courses i will study for that…..when the food inspector exam is candected…..

  24. 5
    Ravi Raj:

    Is a degree in hotel & hospitality student appear for this exam

  25. 4

    What required qualifacation of food drug inspector?
    I have completed MBA Biotech so Is it posible to give exam?
    This year recruitment is there? When?

  26. 3
    abdul noor:

    what is the date of food inspector 2010 exam

  27. 2

    a graduate can apply for this

  28. 1

    can B TECH (biotechnology) students can apply for the post of food inspector? plz rply soon