Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) released the notification on 20-10-2022 for the recruitment of 200 Food Safety Officer (FSO) in Medical and Health Services Dept of Rajasthan State. Food Technology or Bio-Technology or Agriculture or Oil Technology or Veterinary Science or MBBS candidates can apply online for this vacancy. RPSC FSO Important Dates, Educational qualifications, Exam Pattern, FSO Syllabus, how to apply, application fee and official notification is given below.
- Online form starts from – 01-11-2022
- Last date to apply 30-11-2022
- RPSC FSO Exam Date – October/November-2022
- No. of Posts – 200
- Departmant – Medical and Health Services Dept
1. (i) A degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agriculture Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Masters Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognized University.
Any other equivalent/recognized qualification notified by the Central Government; and
(ii) has successfully completed training as specified by the Food Authority in a recognized institute or institution approved for the purpose:
(Note:- There is no requirement for training prior to selection. This training shall be provided to the selected candidates during
2. Working knowledge of Hindi written in Devnagari Script and knowledge of Rajasthan Culture.
- Objective Type Paper.
- Maximum Marks : 150
- Number of Questions : 150
- Duration of Paper : Three Hours
- All Questions carry equal marks.
- There will be Negative Marking
- General Knowledge of Rajasthan – 40 marks
- Concerned Subject – 110
Total – 150 Marks, Duration – 2.30 Hrs
1. The competitive examination shall carry 150 marks and 150 questions of Multiple Choice Type questions.
2. There shall be one paper. Duration of Paper will be Two hours and Thirty Minutes.
3. Negative marking shall be applicable in the evaluation of answers. For every wrong answer one-third of the marks
prescribed for that particular question shall be deducted.
Explanation :- Wrong answer shall mean an incorrect answer or multiple answers.
Food Safety Officer Exam Syllabus
Chemical bonds and forces, concept of pH and buffer, thermo chemistry, chemical
equilibrium, chemical kinetics. Aliphatic and Aromatic hydrocarbons- concept of
aromaticity, methods of preparation and chemical properties of alcohols, phenols,
aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, nitro compounds and amines. Different methods
of purification, qualitative and quantitative analysis. Solutions- concentration terms,
liquid- properties, surface tension, viscosity and its applications. Surface
chemistry-adsorption, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, colloids and
Types of micro organism associated with food, their morphology and structure, factors
affecting their growth, microbiological standards, sources of micro organism in food,
some important food spoilage micro organisms, fermentation- definition and types,
micro organisms used in food fermentation, dairy fermentation, fermented
foods- types, methods of manufacture for vinegar, sauerkraut, soya sauce, beer, wine
and traditional Indian foods.
Bio molecules – carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, their classification,
structure, bio synthesis, metabolism and calorific value. Enzymes- classification,
kinetics, factors controlling enzyme activities, enzymes used during food processing,
modification of food by endogenous enzymes. Vitamins and their types.
Minerals- important minerals and their functions in human body. Plant alkaloids and
their uses. Animal and plant toxins. Toxic substances and their
metabolism- pesticides, metals, food additives etc.
Classification- five kingdom system upto phylum, plants and animal products used as
food by human. Culture of animals used as food. Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic cells.
Types of cells, animal tissues and organs. Human physiology- Nutrition and
Digestion. Respiration- respiratory pigment, transport and gaseous exchange.
Excretion- structure of kidney and urine formation. Circulatory system- Heart, Blood
vascular system, blood and its components. Nervous system- conduction of impulses.
muscular system- types of muscles and muscle contraction. Reproductive system.
Endocrine system- hormones and their role.
Immune system- types of immunity, antigen-antibody reaction. Diseases- deficiency
diseases, communicable diseases and diseases caused by animals
(protozoans, helminthes, arthropodans).
Genetically modified plants and animals, plant and animal tissue culture and its
application, importance of GM-crops and their products, environmental bio
technology- pollutants, Biomagnification and microbial bioremediation .
Statistical analysis- mean, median, mode, standard deviation, regression and
co-relation, T-test, variance, chi-square test.
Salient features of agriculture with special reference to Rajasthan. Soil Fertility and
Management of Problematic Soils in Rajasthan. Introduction to Dry land Farming and
Agro-forestry. Introductory knowledge about Production Techniques of important
field crops (Wheat, Mustard, Groundnut, Pulses, Bajra, Maize). Horticultural crops
(Citrus, Mango, Guava, Ber, Onion, Tomato, Cucurbits, Chilli, Rose etc.) Spices and
Medicinal crops (Cumin, Fenugreek, Fennel, Coriander, Isabgol, Aloevera, etc.)
Important diseases and Pests of major Crops and their Management. Importance of
agriculture marketing. General awareness about Seed science and Crop Physiology.
Importance of Livestock in Economy of Rajasthan. Fundamentals of Livestock and
Poultry Production. Artificial insemination and Pregnant animal management.
Laboratory diagnostics, Important diseases of livestock and their management. Present
status of Milk and Milk products. Milk production and quality of milk. Milk
processing and packaging. Dairy equipments and utilities. Introduction to livestock
Present status of Food Technology in India and Rajasthan. General methods of food
preservation and food processing. Importance of Post harvest technology of fruits and
vegetables. Technology for processed products like Squash, Jelly, Sauce, Pickles etc.
Post harvest Physiology and handling of fruits and vegetables. Types and functions of
Packaging materials used in fresh and processed food. Food laws – brief review of
regulatory status in India (FPO, Prevention of Food adulteration Act, Food Safety and
Standard Act, Testing Food for its Safety, AGMARK). Hygiene and Sanitation
(HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices etc.)
Pre & Early history of Rajasthan. Age of Rajput: Major dynasties of Rajasthan and the
achievements of prominent rulers. Emergence of Modern Rajasthan: factors of
Socio-Political awakening of 19th century; Peasants and tribal movements of 20th
century; Political struggle of 20th century and the integration of Rajasthan.
Visual Art of Rajasthan – Architecture of forts and temples of Rajasthan; Sculpture
traditions of Rajasthan and various schools of painting of Rajasthan.
Performing Art of Rajasthan – Folk music and musical instruments of Rajasthan; folk
dance and folk drama of Rajasthan.
Various religious cults, saints and folk deities of Rajasthan.
Various dialects and its distribution in Rajasthan; literature of Rajasthani language.
Geography of Rajasthan : Broad physical features- Mountains, Plateaus, Plains &
Desert; Major rivers and lakes; Climate and Agro-climatic regions; Major soil types
and distribution; Major forest types and distribution; Demographic characteristics;
Desertification, Droughts & Floods, Deforestation, Environmental Pollution and
Economy of Rajasthan : Major Minerals-Metallic & Non- Metallic; Power
Resources- Renewable and Non Renewable; Major agro based industries-Textile,
Sugar, Paper & Vegetable oil; Poverty and Unemployment; Agro food parks.
Important Persons, Places and Current events of the State. National and International
events of importance. National and International Organisations- (BIS, ICMR, ICAR,
Council for Social Welfare, APEDA, Export inspection Council,
- General Category Application = Rs.350
- OBC/MBC (NC)/ EWS Category Application Fee = Rs.250
- SC/ ST Category Application = Rs.150
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