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Everything You Need to Know about FSSAI Syllabus

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | December 09, 2021 06:05 PM

The FSSAI Syllabus 2021 is almost the same as the 2020 examinations syllabus. The syllabus is set in multiple sections as per the post applied. The exams are generally in CBT format.

The subjects covered are English Language, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Computer Literacy, Food Laws (both National and International), Quantitative Aptitude. In case of the Assistant post, one has to sit for the written examination that is conducted with the basics of grammar, Letter writing, Precis writing, Comprehension and FSSAI (Function, Role and Initiatives). Click here to give the FSSAI mock test.

The subject wise topics that are included in the syllabus are listed below:

  • English Language - Vocabulary, Idioms and phrases, Active and passive voice, Narration, Shuffling the sentences, Comprehension, Detecting errors
  • General Awareness- General Intelligence - Analogy, Space orientation, Venn diagrams, Classifications, Pattern, Number series, Critical thinking, Problem solving, Word building, Coding and decoding, Emotional intelligence
  • General Intelligence - Current events, Scientific aspects in everyday life, History, Geography, Economics, General polity, Culture
  • Computer Literacy -MS Office, Google Docs, Email, Social-media usage
  • Food Laws - Provisions, definitions, and distinct sections of the Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006, FSS Rules and Regulations, International Food Control Systems/Laws, Regulations, and Standards/Guidelines with reference to Food Safety, overview of other key national bodies
  • Quantitative Aptitude - Number systems, Computations of whole numbers, Decimal and fractions, Fundamental arithmetic operations, Percentage, Ratio and proportion, Profit and loss, Average, Interest, Time and work

Apart from the above, the syllabus also includes - Food Preservation, Processing, and Packaging Principles, Food Chemistry Fundamentals and Their Role in Human Nutrition, Food Microbiology, and General Food Hygiene Principles Food Analysis & Testing: Basic Concepts

For the written syllabus in the FSSAI – [Role, Functions, and Initiative Genesis and evolution of FSSAI] there is- Functions, Systems and processes, Laboratory ecosystems, Third Party Audit, Promoting safe and wholesome food, Clean street food hub, RUCO, Food fortification, Role of State Food Authorities

What is the FSSAI mock test?

The FSSAI mock test is conducted to familiarize a candidate with the Computer Based Test environment of the actual examination. It covers the entire syllabus and is a practice for the candidates to improvise on their weaknesses.

Benefits of the FSSAI mock test

  • The mock tests are exact practice sessions of the actual FSSAI CBT exams.
  • One can re-attempt the test if one wants
  • The mock test gives you a brief idea of the syllabus and the type of questions.
  • You will get to know your All India Rank while practicing for it.
  • You get to discover your strengths and weaknesses.


Q1 How to avail of the FSSAI mock test?

Answer: Go to the mock test section of the official FSSAI website, click on others. You will be provided with post-wise links to access the mock test.

Q2 What is the duration of the FSSAI mock test?

Answer: The mock test is conducted for a duration of 120 minutes

The Bottomline 

The FSSAI is held in an online mode and the mock tests available are free of cost. The FSSAI examination opens the door of multiple career options in front of the candidate and one willing to appear for this examination must be thorough with the syllabus and well prepared for it.

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