FSSAI Cutoff

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India releases its cut off for all of its posts once the exam results are released. Since the CBT -1 test for 2021 will take place in March 2022, this article will give the details of cutoffs from 2020 – 2019 for the FSSAI.

This article will also describe the factors that lead to the calculation of the cutoffs for the FSSAI Exam.

Candidates preparing for the Government exams can find the following like useful

The FSAI Cutoff for 2020

The FSAI cut off for the 2020 for various post is as follows:

FSAI Cutoff – 2020

Post Category Cut-Off
Central Food Safety Officer UR 73.5
OBC 71.25
SC 69.75
ST 66.75
EWS 69.75
Technical Officer UR
Assistant Manager UR 49.875
OBC 48.125
Junior Assistant Grade – I UR 66.875
SC 64.5
Assistant UR 76.25
OBC 73.625
SC 72.25
ST 71
EWS 73.875
Technical Officer UR 63.925
OBC 59.875
SC 57.625
ST 53.125
EWS 55

The FSAI Cutoff for 2019

The FSAI cut off for the 2019 for various post is as follows:

FSAI Cutoff 2019

Post UR OBC SC ST EWS PwD Ex-Serviceman
Assistant Director 195 176
Assistant Director (Technical) 274 246 233 214 116
Technical Officer 229 201 195 179 163 79
Central Food Safety Officer 269 252 240 229 233 125
Administrative Officer 158
Assistant 298 283 279 265 285 239
Junior Assistant Grade-I 257 275 246 166 230
Hindi Translator 287
Personal Assistant 248 220 219 174 197 107
Assistant Manager (IT) 151 141
IT Assistant 237
Deputy Manager 131 84 68
Assistant Manager 228 191

Factors Affecting FSSAI Cutoff

The FSSAI cut off changes every year based on several factors. Some of the major factors that affect the cut off are listed as follows:

  • Number of vacancies: The vacancies for the FSSAI post play a vital role in the determination of the cut off marks. The more number of vacancies the lower the cut off and the fewer the vacancies the higher the cut off.
  • Number of Applicants: The number of applicants appearing for the FSSAI exam also affects the cut-off. As more applicants result in higher competition and therefore a higher cut off as well. On the other hand, a lower number of applicants results in a lesser cut-off.
  • Difficulty of the Paper: The difficulty of the paper will affect the candidate’s performance and therefore it affects the cut-off marks every year.

How is FSSAI Cutoff calculated?

Candidates who have appeared for the FSSAI examination can refer to the answer key published on the official website to calculate their marks. The answer key will be published on the website after the commencement of the examination. Candidates can refer to the below-marking scheme to calculate their CBT marks:

  • 4 marks will be granted for every correct answer.
  • For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be subtracted.
  • 0 marks will be allotted for every unanswered question.

After comparing all the answers with the answer key, total all the marks to get your total for the FSSAI examination.

Frequently Asked Question about FSSAI Exam


What is the essential qualification required for FSSAI?

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s like B.Sc/ B. Tech in food technology/ dairy technology/ biotechnology/ agriculture Science/ biochemistry or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline to pursue a career as a Food Safety Officer.

Who is eligible to apply for the FSSAI Exam?

Only bonafide Indian citizens are eligible for this FSSAI Career. Candidates who are looking for Govt jobs can apply for jobs and get part in being in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The applications will be accepted in Online mode only.

Can a BSc student apply for FSSAI?

For becoming a Food Safety Officer one must have a Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Food Science/MicroBiology with minimum experience in Catering or Star Hotels or Industrial Catering, Food processing etc related industries.

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