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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:00 PM
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Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts APPSC Drug Inspector Exam for recruitment to the posts of drug inspector in state government service.

APPSC Drug Inspector Exam Eligibility-

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:-
Age must be between 18 and 36 years.
Relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST and BCs.

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 - See more at:

Important Dates-

Issues of the entrance exam notification: Mid of feb
Last date of apply : march mid
Examination date : last week of april

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Block-7, Gruhakalpa, Mouzamjahi Road, Nampally, Opposite Gandhi Bhavan, Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500001 ‎
040 2460 1573

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Old February 14th, 2015, 04:15 PM
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Please provide Andhra Pradesh Drug Inspector exam syllabus???
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Old February 14th, 2015, 04:16 PM
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Andhra Pradesh Drug Inspector exam selection will be made on written examination (objective type) and oral tests.
The final selection of these posts will be based on the written and oral marks put together.

Part-A: Written(Objective Type) Examination

General Studies and Mental ability
Concerned Subject


General Studies & Mental Ability

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 AP Indian 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 Pharmacopeias with special reference to Indian Pharmacopoes, British Pharmacopeia, Unites States Pharmacopoeia 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 prescriptions preliminary knowledge of important Latin 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, Displacement value.

6. Brief outline of communicable diseases, their causative agents, modes of transmission and their prevention (Chicken pox, Tuberculosis, Malaria, 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 utensils used in hospitals, centralized and decentralized sterilization. Drug distribution system in hospitals for out-patients and inpatients.

12. Ophthalmic preparations: formulations, methods of preparation, containers and evaluation.

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

14. Surgical products: Surgical cotton, surgical gauzes, 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, diarrhea 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: Digitalis and other cardiac glycosides, antihypertensive 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 diarrheal drugs.

21. Drugs acting on central nervous systems: Sedatives, hypnotics, anti-anxiety agents,

Centrally acting muscle relaxants, anti-epileptics, analgesic, anti-pyretic 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. Isolation of fermentation products with special

Reference to penciling and tetracycline’s.

24. Carbohydrate metabolism: Glycol sis, glucogenesis, glucogenolysis, glycogen formation,

Pentose phosphate pathway, uronic acid pathway, abnormalities of carbohydrate metabolism.

25. Introduction and principles of anti-microbial therapy Cotrimoxazole, fluorauinelones, newer penciling, broad spectrum antibiotics, cephalosporin’s, macro ides, anti-tubercular, antileprotic, antifungal and anti-viral drugs.

26. Anti protozoan and anthelmintic drugs. Chemotherapy 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 and 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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Old June 25th, 2015, 05:33 PM
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3 years experience in manufacturing or testing of drugs is required for drug inspector examination in andhra predesh?????
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Old September 5th, 2021, 03:55 PM
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is the previous experience in production unit or else where is required?
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