FSSAI Qualifications

Since the FSSAI is the apex organisation that handles matters with regards to food safety. As such the authority has a stringent set of educational qualifications that candidates must possess in order to become a part of the organisation.

What those educational qualifications are will be given in detail in this article. That way candidates can check whether they are eligible for the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India exam.

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

Educational Qualifications for FSSAI

The educational qualifications for each post of the FSSAI is given below:

FSSAI Educational Qualifications

Post Qualifications
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

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.

And has at least three years experience in the analysis of food.

  • Also has been declared qualified for appointment as a Food Analyst by a board appointed and notified by the Authority.
  • Desirable: Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering or Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or Indian
  • Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test
Assistant Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution.
Junior Assistant Grade – I 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University
Hindi Translator Masters degree from a recognized University in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level

OR

Master’s degree from a recognized University in English with Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level

OR

Master’s degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi medium and English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level

OR

Master’s degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with English medium and Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level

OR

Master’s Degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi and English as compulsory or elective subjects or either of the two as a medium of examination and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level;

And a Recognized Diploma or Certificate course in translation from Hindi to English and vice versa or two years’ experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice versa in Central or State Government office,

including Government of India Undertaking

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.

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

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

*Salient Points about FSSAI Educational Qualifications:

  • Out of the total experience sought, two years of experience should be in immediate lower pay level (Pay level 6) in central dearness allowance , or equivalent industrial dearness allowance scale (as applicable) and in case of candidates working in private sector he or she shall be drawing minimum annual cost to the company of Rs 7 Lakh for two years.
  • The applicants working in Public Sector Banks/Insurance companies/ private sector should indicate their total Cost to Company (CTC) head wise with supporting document (Income Tax Return etc.) and should indicate their organization structure and their position in the organization hierarchy and should be drawing the comparable CTC of immediate lower grade for a minimum period of two years.

Frequently Asked Question about FSSAI Exam Qualification

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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