FSSAI Recruitment 2021, Apply Online for 254 Group A & Other Vacancies

FSSAI Recruitment 2021: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has released a notification for the recruitment of Technical Officer, Central Food Safety Officer, Assistant, Food Analyst, and various other posts. A total of 254 vacancies has been released which will be filled through Direct Recruitment Basis for which the online application process has been activated from 13th October to 12th November 2021. The interested candidates must read the complete section to know vacancies, selection process, eligibility, application form, steps to apply, and other details regarding FSSAI Recruitment 2021. 

The initial appointment of the selected candidates will be on probation for a period of two years. At Authority's discretion, the probationary period can also be extended as per rules. The selected candidates for the respective posts they have applied for may be posted and transferred anywhere in India.

The Online Registration Process for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 has started on 13th October 2021 and will be active till 12th November 2021.

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Notification 

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has released FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Notification against Advt No. DR-03/2021 and DR-04/2021 for Group A and other posts on its official website https://www.fssai.gov.in/ on 30th September 2021. The candidatures who have been waiting for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Notification must go through the below official notification pdfs and apply if eligible for the vacancies. 

FSSAI Group A Recruitment 2021 Notification- Download PDF

FSSAI Various Posts Recruitment 2021 Notification- Download PDF

FSSAI Recruitment 2021- Overview

FSSAI has announced 254 vacancies to be filled through Direct Recruitment basis for which the candidates have to first submit their online applications. Check the job summary for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 from the below overview table. 

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Job Summary
Exam NameFood Safety and Standards Authority of India, FSSAI
Vacancies254
Posts Group A & Other Posts
Application ModeOnline
Online Registration 13th October 2021 to 12th November 2021
Job CategoryGovt Jobs
Recruitment BasisDirect Recruitment
Selection processCBT/ CBT+ Interview
Job LocationAcross India
SalaryLevel 4 to 13
Official websitewww.fssai.gov.in

FSSAI Recruitment 2021- Important Dates 

The detailed notifications for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 were released on 30th September 2021 and the online application has been started from 13th October 2021 but exam dates for FSSAU Recruitment 2021 exam have not been released yet. Check the below table for other important dates.

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Important Dates 
Notification Release Date30th September 2021
Online Application Link Active13th October 2021
Last Date to Submit Online Application12th November 2021
Last Date to Pay Application Fee12th November 2021
Availability of CBT Admit CardTo be notified
CBT-1 Exam DatesTo be notified
CBT-2 Exam DatesTo be notified

FSSAI Online Application 2021

The online registration process for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 has been started on 13th October 2021 on the official website www.fssai.gov.in as per the revised schedule. The last date for accepting the online application form and application fee is 12th November 2021. The interested and eligible applicants can apply directly from the below link which is now active officially. 

Click to Apply for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 [Link Active]

Steps to Apply for FSSAI Recruitment 2021

Step-1 Click on the link that is given above or visits the official website of FSSAI @www.fssai.gov.in

Step-2 Scroll down the page and search for Jobs @FSSAI (Careers) at the bottom.

Step-3 Search for the job post you are interested in and click on “Apply Online”.

Step-4 The candidates will have to log in themselves first.

Step-5 Log in using their “Email I.D and the Password“.

Step-6 Fill in the details required in the application form correctly by providing the details.

Step-7 Upload your photo and signature in the required dimension and size.

Step-8 Finally, pay the required application fee and click on “Submit”.

Step-9 Save and download the application form for future use. 

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Application Fee

The application forms for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 will not be accepted without the required application fee which has been categorised below. The fee is to be paid through online mode only. 

FSSAI Application Fees & Intimation Charges
CategoryApplication FeeIntimation ChargesTotal Fee
General/OBCRs 1000/-Rs 500/-Rs 1500/-
SC/ST/EWS/Women/Ex-Servicemen/ PwBDNilRs 500/-Rs 500/-

FSSAI Vacancy 2021

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has announced 254 vacant posts along with FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Notification, out of which 21 vacancies are for Group A posts and the remaining 233 vacancies are for various posts which have been tabulated below. 

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Vacancy Details
Post NameDepartment/CategoryVacancies
FSSAI Group A Vacancy- 21 Posts
Deputy ManagerJournalism or Mass Communication or Public Relation05
Deputy ManagerMarketing01
Assistant Director (Technical)--09
Assistant DirectorAdmin & Finance05
Assistant DirectorLegal01
FSSAI Other Posts Vacancy- 233 Posts
Technical Officer--125
Central Food Safety Officer--37
Food Analyst--04
Assistant Manager (IT)--04 
Assistant Manager Journalism or Mass Communication or Public Relation02
Assistant Manager Social Work, Psychology, Labour and Social Welfare, Library Science02
Assistant--33 
Hindi Translator--01 
Personal Assistant--19
IT Assistant--03
Junior Assistant Grade-1--03
Total Vacancies254

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 exam have been released along with its official notification. Have a look at the required post-wise eligibility criteria essential for FSSAI Recruitment 2021. The candidates holding the minimum education qualification and fall within the age limit can apply for the vacancies.

FSSAI Recruitment Age Limit

The candidates should not exceed more than the below age as on the closing date of the online application i.e. 12th November 2021.

Post NameUpper Age Limit
Deputy Manager, Assistant Director (Technical), Assistant Director, Food Analyst35 years
Assistant Manager, Assistant Manager (IT), Assistant, Hindi Translator, Personal Assistant, IT Assistant, Technical Officer, Central Food Safety Officer30 years
Junior Assistant Grade-125 years

FSSAI Recruitment Education Qualification

Post NameAcademic Requirement
Deputy ManagerPost Graduate Degree or Diploma (Full Time courses) in journalism or Mass Communication or Public Relation or MBA with specialization in Marketing from a recognized university or Institute and six years of experience.
Assistant Director (Technical)M.Tech/ PG Diploma/ B.E. B.Tech
Assistant Director

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or Institution; and six years’ experience in handling administration, finance, human resource development or/ and vigilance and accounts matters.

OR

Degree of Law from a recognized University or institution with three years experience of handling legal matters or working experience as a Law Officer in a reputed Government or Autonomous body or Research Institutions or Universities or Public Sector Undertakings or Law firms.

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

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 in Medicine or Veterinary Sciences or Fisheries or Animal Sciences

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

Central Food Safety OfficerDegree 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
Food Analyst

Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Dairy Chemistry or Food Technology or Food Science & Technology or Food & Nutrition or Edible Oil Technology or Microbiology

OR

Bachelor of Technology in Dairy or Oil or degree in Veterinary Sciences and 3 years of experience in the analysis of food

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. Two years of professional experience in a Library under Central or State Govt. or Autonomous or Statutory Organisation or Public Sector Undertaking or University.

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 and 5 Years of total experience. Minimum 3 years’ experience in relevant field.

AssistantBachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution
Hindi Translator

Masters degree in Hindi with English as a compulsory subject and vice versa.

OR

Masters degree in any other subject with Hindi and English as compulsory subjects

Personal AssistantBachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution with proficiency in shorthand (80 WPM) and typing (40 WPM – English) and/ or (35 WPM Hindi) Should be computer literate and proficient in using MS Office and internet etc.
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.

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Application or equivalent degree in relevant field

Junior Assistant Grade-112th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University

FSSAI Recruitment Nationality

The candidate applying for FSSAI Recruitment 2021 must be either a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Selection Process 

The candidates will be selected through Computer Based Test (Stage 1 /Stage 2) and for some posts, there will be an interview round too. Check the post-wise selection process from the below section. 

FSSAI Selection Process
Post AdvertisedStages of SelectionWeightage assigned
Food AnalystWritten Test + Interview

Written Test – 85%

Interview – 15%

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

CBT (Stage-1) – 50%

CBT (Stage-2) – 50%

Central Food Safety OfficerCBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)
Assistant Manager (IT)CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)
Assistant ManagerCBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2)
Hindi TranslatorCBTCBT – 100%
AssistantCBT
Personal AssistantCBT + Proficiency in Shorthand and Typing
IT AssistantCBT
Junior Assistant Grade-ICBT
Assistant DirectorCBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2) + Interview

CBT (Stage-1) – 50%

CBT (Stage-2) – 35%

Interview – 15%

Assistant Director (Technical)CBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2) + Interview
Deputy ManagerCBT (Stage-1) + CBT (Stage-2) + Interview

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Exam Pattern 

  1. It will consist of 100 Objective MCQ Type Questions
  2. The total duration of the examination is 120 Mins
  3. For every correct answer, 4 Marks would be given and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

The exam pattern for various posts has been listed below.

FSSAI Technical Officer & Central Food Safety Officer Exam Pattern
SubjectNo. of Questions
General Intelligence05
General Awareness05
English Language and Comprehension05
Computer Literacy10
Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview)25
FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives ( A General Understanding)25
Subject Matter Knowledge25
Total100
FSSAI Junior Assistant Grade- I & Assistant Exam Pattern
SubjectsNo. of Questions
General Intelligence20
Quantitative Aptitude20
English Language15
General Awareness25
Computer Literacy10
FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives ( A General Understanding)10
Total100
FSSAI Hindi Translator Exam Pattern
PaperSubjectNo. of Questions
Paper 1General Hindi100
General English
Paper 2Translation and Essay Descriptive Paper4 Question each having 25 Marks
FSSAI Assistant Director Exam Pattern
SubjectNo. of Questions
General Intelligence05
General Awareness05
English Language and Comprehension05
Computer Literacy10
Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview)10
FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives ( A General Understanding)10
Subject Matter Knowledge55
Total100
FSSAI Assistant Manager (IT) & IT Assistant Exam Pattern
SubjectNo. of Questions
General Intelligence10
General Awareness10
English Language and Comprehension05
Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview)05
FSSAI – Role, Functions, Initiatives ( A General Understanding)05
Subject Matter Knowledge65
Total100

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Syllabus 

The FSSAI Recruitment 2021 syllabus for some general subjects has been discussed below. The candidates must prepare as per the post they have applied for. 

General Intelligence

  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and differences
  3. Space visualization
  4. Relationship concepts
  5. Problem-solving
  6. Analysis
  7. Arithmetical number series
  8. Verbal and figure classification
  9. Decision making
  10. Visual memory
  11. Judgment
  12. Discriminating observations
  13. Arithmetical reasoning
  14. Non-verbal series

General Awareness

  1. Economic scene
  2. History
  3. Culture
  4. Geography
  5. Sports and scientific research
  6. General Polity including Indian Constitution
  7. Current Affairs

English Language

  1. General English
  2. Finding errors
  3. Passage based questions
  4. Idioms, Phrases
  5. Direct/indirect speech
  6. Sentence improvement
  7. Fill in the Blanks
  8. Para Jumbles
  9. Miscellaneous
  10. Synonyms and antonyms
  11. Word substitution
  12. Spotting errors in sentences
  13. Spelling error
  14. 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).

Check Detailed FSSAI Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2021

FSSAI Salary Structure 2021

The selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay in the Pay Level as mentioned in the below table and they will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Children Education Allowance, LTC etc, as applicable for Central Government employees. Selected candidates will be governed by the defined contributory National Pension System (NPS) in addition to the benefit of gratuity.

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Salary 
Post NamePay Level
Deputy ManagerLevel 10
Assistant Director (Technical)Level 10
Assistant DirectorLevel 10
Technical OfficerLevel 07
Central Food Safety OfficerLevel 07
Food AnalystLevel 10
Assistant Manager (IT)Level 07
Assistant Manager Level 07
AssistantLevel 06
Hindi TranslatorLevel 06
Personal AssistantLevel 06
IT AssistantLevel 06
Junior Assistant Grade-1Level 04

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Admit Card

The candidates whose application forms are successfully accepted by FSSAI will be issued with the hall ticket to Computer-Based Test-1 through online mode. The FSSAI Admit Card will be uploaded on the official website tentatively 10 to 15 days before the exam date. The candidates qualifying in CBT-1 will be issued with admit card for CBT-2. 

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Result

The result with the names/roll numbers of the qualifying candidates in CBT-1 will be published on the official website after the exam is over. The candidates with their names in the result will be eligible for CBT-2 or interview round whichever is the next stage for the selection process.  

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FSSAI Recruitment 2021: FAQs

Q. When did online application begins for FSSAI Recruitment 2021?

Ans. The dates for Online Application Process has been revised to 13th October to 12th November 2021.

Q. How many vacancies are released through FSSAI Recruitment 2021?

A total of 254 vacancies of Group A and other posts are released.

Q. What is the selection process for FSSAI Recruitment 2021?

Ans. The detailed selection process for each post has been discussed in the article.