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  • Drug Inspector Exam

    Read Drug Inspector Exam 2016 Notification with its important date, pattern and syllabus.

    Drug inspectors are government officials working in manufacturing and distribution cells. These individuals are in charge of inspection and quality control of various establishments producing drugs and medicines following national and international legal and medical standards. To become a drug inspector in India one must qualify for the Drug Inspector Exam conducted by the UPSC or state public service commissions. Bachelor degree holders in pharmacy and graduates in medicine with  specialization in microbiology are also eligible to apply for this exam. Candidates also need to have have a minimum work experience of three years in the manufacturing sector of a pharmaceutical product. Drug Inspector exams in India probe aspirants general aptitude and subject knowledge coupled with mental ability.

    UPSC Drugs Inspector Recruitment 2015

    UPSC 147 Drugs Inspector Recruitment 2015 in Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (SC-18, ST-13, OBC-38, UR-78).

    Age:- Not exceeding 30 years as on normal closing date for General Candidates. Relaxable for regularly appointed Central/UT Govt. servants upto five years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Govt. of India from time to time. For age concession applicable to some other categories of applicants, please see relevant paras of the ‘Instructions and Additional information’ to candidates for Recruitment by Selection.
    Essential Qualificaiton (s):-      


    Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from a recognized University or equivalent.


    (i) Eighteen months’ experience in the manufacture of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule ‘C’ to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 or
    (ii) Eighteen months’ experience in testing of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule ‘C’ to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 in a laboratory approved for this purpose by the licensing authority or
    (iii) Three years’ experience in the inspection of firms manufacturing any of the substances specified in Schedule ‘C’ to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 during the tenure of their service as Drugs Inspector.

    Apply online at website:- http://www.upsconline.nic.in

    Prescribed Last Date (Online Recruitment Application):- 19-03-2015.

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    APPSC Drug Inspector Exam:-

    Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts APPSC Drug Inspector Exam for recruitment to the posts of drug inspector in state government service. Candidates with a bachelors degree in pharmacy or medicine with specializaton in clinical pharmacology or microbiology are eligible to apply. The procedure of selection consists of written objective type exam that probes general ability and mental ability followed by subject specialization. Selected candidates are called for an interview.


    Educational Qualification:- Must possess Bachelors  Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Science or Medicine with Specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from an University established in India by Law.

    Age Limit:-  Candidates who aged between 18 and 36 years of age are eligible to apply.

    Age Relaxation:-

    For SC/ST and BCs - 5 Years

    Apply Online on website:- Candidates wishing to apply for APPSC Drug Inspector Exam are required to do so online on www.apspsc.gov.in.

    APPSC Drug Inspector Exam Paper Pattern:-

    •GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY  - 150 Marks  - 150 Questions - 150 Minutes
    •SUBJECT (ONE PAPER) - 300 Marks - 150 Questions - 150 Minutes

    Total:-  450 Marks

    APPSC Drug Inspector Exam Syllabus:-


    1. General Science – Contemporary developments in Science and Technology and their implications including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.

    2. Current events of national and international importance.

    3. History of India – emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, cultural and political aspects with a focus on Andhra Pradesh National Movement.

    4. World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on AP.

    5. Indian polity and Economy – including the country’s political system- rural development – Planning and economic reforms in India.

    6. Mental ability – reasoning and inferences.

    7. Disaster Management (Source : CBSE Publications) Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P.Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects. Man made disasters - Prevention strategies. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures.


    1. Importance of various Pharmacopeas with special reference to Indian Pharmacopoes, British Pharmacopea, Unites States Pharmacopoea and International Pharmacopoes.

    2. Sources of drugs: Plant, Animal, Mineral, Synthetic and Biotechnological drugs.

    3. Preparation of Infusions, Decoctions, Tinctures, Solutions, Soft and Dry extracts. Introduction and classification of various pharmaceutical dosage forms.

    4. Various parts of “Prescription” handling of pres criptions preliminary knowledge of importantLatin terms useful in interpretation of prescription and their translation into English.

    5. Posology: Calculation of dosage for infants, children adults and elderly persons. Alcohol dilutions, Proof spirit, Isotonic solutions, Displa cement value.

    6. Brief outline of communicable diseases, their causative agents, modes of transmission and their prevention (Chicken pox, Tuberculosis, Malari a, Filaria, Leprosy, Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS).

    7. First Aid: Emergency treatment of shock, snake-bites, burns, poisoning and fractures.

    8. Classification of microbes their structure and identification. Bacterial growth, nutritional requirements and staining.

    9. Contamination of pharmaceuticals in hospital and community environments by microbes.

    10. Sterilization: Definition, types, procedure and testing.

    11. Sterilization of materials, equipments and utencils used in hospitals, centralized and decentralised sterilization. Drug distribution system in hospitals for out-patients and in- patients.

    12. Opthalmic preparations: formulations, methods o f preparation, containers and evaluation.

    13. Collection, processing, storage and evaluation of blood, blood products and plasma – substitutes

    14. Surgical products: Surgical cotton, surgical guazes, bandages, sutures, ligatures and catguts.

    15. Definition and types of incompatibilities (Physical Chemical and Therapeutic), correction of incompatibilities.

    16. Anatomy and physiology of Cardio-vascular system and related common disorders like hypertension, hypotension, angina, myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure.

    17. Anatomy and physiology of Digestive system and related disorders like peptic ulcers,constipation, diarrhoea and jaundice.

    18. Functions of different parts of Brain and spinal cord, Neuohumoral transmission in the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system.

    19. Drugs, acting on cardiovascular system: Digital is and other cardiac glycosides, anti- hypertensive drugs, anti-anginal and vasodilators including calcium channel antagonists.

    20. Drugs acting on Gastro-intestinal tract: antacids, anti-ulcer drugs, anti-emetics, laxatives and anti diarrhoeal drugs.

    21. Drugs acting on central nervous systems: Sadati ves, hypnotics, anti-anxiety agents, centrally acting muscle relaxants, anti-epileptics, analgesic, anti-phyretic and anti-inflammatory drugs.

    22. Antigens, anti-bodies, antigen-anti body reactions, hypersensitivity active and passive immunity types of vaccines.

    23. Historical development of antibiotics. Isolati on of fermentation products with special reference to pencillins and tetracyclines.

    24. Carbohydrate metabolism: Glycolysis, glucogenes is, glucogenolysis, glycogen formation, pentose phosphate pathway, uronic acid pathway, abn ormalities of carbohydrate metabolism.

    25. Introduction and principles of anti-microbial t herapy Cotrimoxazole, fluorauinelones, newer pencillins, broad spectrum antibiotics, cephalospor ins, macrolides, anti-tubercular, anti-leprotic, antifungal and anti-viral drugs.

    26. Anti protozoan and anthelmintic drugs. Chemith eraphy of neoplastic diseases.

    27. Salient features of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945 with special reference to Duties and powers of Inspectors. Composition an d functions of statutory bodies.

    28. Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances Act, 1985 with special reference to procurement and utilization of dosage forms.  

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    MP Vyapam Drug Inspector Exam

    Madhya Pradesh Professional examination board  also known as MP Vyapam conducts MP Vyapam Drug Inspector Exam for the post of drug inspector in government service. Aspirants with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy or pharmaceutical science or medicine with specialization in clinical pharmacology or microbiology are eligible to apply. Candidates aged between 18 and 30 years of age are eligible to apply for MP Vyapam Drug Inspector Exam. Procedure of selection consists of a written examination.


    Educational Qualification:- Must possess a Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Science or Medicine with Specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from an University established in India by Law.

    Age: Candidates aged between 18 and 40 years of age are eligible to apply.

    Age Relaxation:-

    • Ex-servicemen: 43 years
    •SC/ST candidates: 45 years

    Selection procedure: Procedure of selection consists of written test.

    MP Drug Inspector Exam Paper Pattern: The paper will be set in both english and hindi with 200 objective type questions of 200 marks. The duration of the exam is three hours. The paper is divided into two sections ie Group A and Group B. The standard of questions of MP Vyapam drug inspector exam will be that of graduation level.

    GROUP A (Total marks: 100)

    • General Studies with special reference to Madhya Pradesh  (50 questions): 50 marks
    • Logical ability (25 questions): 25 marks
    • Pyschological test (25 questions):25 marks

    GROUP B (Total Marks)

    • Syllabus of pharmacy graduate level exam (100 questions): 100 marks.

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