FSSAI Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Education Qualification

ByNeha Dhyani  |  Updated on: Oct 28, 2021FSSAI Recruitment 2021: FSSAI has declared the exam date for CBT. Check the latest updates for FSSAI admit card release date for assistant, central food safety officer, Technical Officer and other posts for 233 vacancies (revised). Check notification PDF, eligibility, selection process, syllabus pdf.
FSSAI Recruitment 2021: FSSAI has declared the exam date for CBT. Check the latest updates for FSSAI admit card release date for assistant, central food safety officer, Technical Officer and other posts for 233 vacancies (revised). Check notification PDF, eligibility, selection process, syllabus pdf.
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FSSAI Eligibility Criteria 2021: FSSAI Exam Eligibility

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India has released the official notification for different 254 posts. Interested candidates can apply online for FSSAI recruitment for the different posts as per their qualifications and age limit. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before they apply for any of the posts under FSSAI 2021 recruitment and only after confirming their eligibility should continue with the application.

FSSAI Exam Eligibility is an important factor on the basis of which candidates are shortlisted. Here we will be discussing the detailed eligibility criteria for different posts in FSSAI Recruitment 2021. FSSAI has released the application form on Oct 13, 2021, which will be available till Nov 12, 2021 (revised). Check out the eligibility criteria in detail below along with all the important details related to the examination.

FSSAI Recruitment 2021 Highlights

Name of the posts

Central Food Safety Officer

Assistant, Junior Assistant Grade-I, Hindi Translator, Personal Assistant, Assistant Manager (IT), IT Assistant, Assistant Manager, Food Analyst, Technical Officer

Conducting Body

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India  (FSSAI)

Number of posts

254

Application Window

October 13, 2021 -November 12, 2021

Official website

https://www.fssai.gov.in/jobs@fssai.php 

The eligibility criteria of the FSSAI 2021 recruitment process consist of various parameters on the basis of which the suitable candidate for the posts can apply only. Candidates need to confirm their eligibility through age, nationality, educational qualification. Various parameters of FSSAI 2021 Eligibility Criteria are discussed below:

FSSAI Age Limit: Upper & Lower Age Limit

Candidates need to be below the given age criteria according to the post for which they are applying. The maximum age limit for different post in FSSAI 2021 recruitment are listed below:

Posts

Maximum Age Limit

Food Analyst

35 years

Technical Officer

30 years

Central Food Safety Officer

30 years

Assistant Manager

30 years

Assistant 

30 years

Hindi Translator

30 years

Personal Assistant

30 years

IT Assistant 

30 years

Junior Assistant Grade-I 

25 years

FSSAI Exam Educational Qualification

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree to apply for any of the posts/openings in FSSAI. The educational qualification differs according to the post the candidates are applying for along. Minimum educational qualifications are listed below post wise:

Posts

Minimum Qualification

Central Food Safety Officer

Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology, Oil Technology, Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences, Food Technology, Microbiology or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or medicine

Candidates with a valid GATE score or CSIR will have an advantage

Assistant

Bachelor degree in any stream from a recognized university

Junior Assistant Grade-I

12th passed from a recognized board

Hindi Translator

Master degree in Hindi or English from a recognized board

Personal Assistant

Bachelor Degree from a recognized university

Assistant Manager (IT)

Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer sciences from a recognized board or university

Candidates must have at least 3 years of working experience in the relevant field

IT Assistant

Bachelor degree in Information Technology

Assistant Manager

Post Graduate degree in Journalism or psychology 

Or

Bachelor degree in library sciences with at least two years working experience in library

Food Analyst

Master’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Technology, Dairy Chemistry. 

A candidate with a bachelor degree in Dairy or Oil or veterinary sciences

Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of working experience

Any candidates with a valid GATE score or CSIR score will be considered desirable

Technical Officer

Master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or food technology, food, and nutrition, dairy technology, microbiology, or other relevant field related to life sciences can be considered for the post.

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Nationality for FSSAI Exam Eligibility Criteria

Although it is quite clear that the openings are for Indian citizens only. However, candidates from other countries can also apply for the post. Candidates who are citizens of the given countries can also apply for the post:

  • A citizen of India  
  • A citizen of Nepal
  • A citizen of Bhutan
  • Any Tibetan refugee who has come to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of settling in India. 
  • Any person who has migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or any east African country with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Also read: FSSAI Syllabus for Assistant, CSFO and other posts

What after confirming FSSAI Exam Eligibility?

Candidates after confirming their eligibility can proceed to continue the application process which is discussed below:

  • Candidates need to visit the official site of FSSAI or click here for the direct link to FSSAI 2021 application.
  • After that, you will find the option to apply online, click on the option.
  • Afterwards, register and provide the required information like personal details, educational details, and others.
  • Make payment and complete the application process.
  • Download the application form for future reference.

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What is the minimum eligibility for FSSAI 2021?

  • Candidates need to have a bachelor's degree to apply for any post (except Junior Assistant Grade-I) in FSSAI 2021 recruitment process.

What is the maximum age to apply for various posts in FSSAI?

  • Candidates must not be older than 30 years and 25 years in the case of Junior Assistant.

Do I need to have any work experience to apply for FSSAI

  • Candidates applying for food analyst and Central Food Safety Officer need to have a minimum of 3 years of working experience in order to apply for the given posts.