Question:

How can i apply for drug inspector exam? What is the minimum eligibility criteria? What is the pay scale?? From where to find the previous year question paper/sample paper?? What is all this competitive exam pattern?

Answer:

Drug Inspectors are qualified qoverment personnel who generally works in manufacturing and distribution cell of drugs/medicines.their main responsibility lies in inspection and quality check whether it fits to real environment based on international medical and legal standard.

to become a drug inspector one need to complete his graduation in pharmacy(B.pharma).also graduates in medicine with microbiology specialisation can also apply for the exam.minimum 3years of relevant work experience in manufacturing sector of pharma product is necessary to compete in the exam.

generally the exam is conducted by state public service commission/UPSC. question pattern includes general awareness, general knowledge, current affairs, mental ability, logical reasoning. one paper is purely technical aspects of drugs(subject paper) based on B.Pharma syllabus.

some recommended books are:

  • Handbook on Injectable drugs by L. A. Trissel
  • Ophthalmic Drug Delivery System by Marcel Dekker
  • Controlled Drug Delivery: Fundamentals and Applications by Robinson, J.R. Lee
  • A Global History of Narcotics
  • Profiles in Drug Synthesis by Gogate

After clearing the written test, the candidate has to clear the physical fitness test for final selection.