TN MRB Food Safety Officer Recruitment 2021 Exam Date, Admit Card!

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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Admit Card released on 13th October 2022! The exam will be held on 20th October 2022 at various centres in Tamil Nadu. The board is looking to recruit candidates for the post of Food Safety Officer under the Tamil Nadu Food Safety Subordinate Services under the Food Safety and Drug Administration Department. A total of 119 vacancies have been released for the post under the recruitment process. Those who wish to be part of the department can submit their applications online.

Check TNPSC Recruitment Notification here

  • The candidates whose applications have been shortlisted will have to undergo a selection process which will be a Written Exam/Computer Based Examination and document verification.
  • Those candidates who clear the selection process and make it to the final merit list will be selected for the respective post.
  • The finally selected candidates shall be entitled to pay level 13 INR 35,900/- to INR 1,13,500/- once selected.

To know more about the TN MRB Food Safety Officer Notification 2021 candidates can read the following article as we have provided in-depth information.

TN MRB Food Safety Officer Recruitment 2021 Overview 

Name of Organization

The Medical Services Recruitment, Tamil Nadu

Exam Conducting Body


Post Name

Food Safety Officer

Total Vacancy


Notification Release Date

13th October 2021

Application Start Date

13th October 2021

Late Date to Apply

5th November 2021

Admit Card Release Date

13th October 2022

Exam Date

20th October 2022

Written Exam Result Date

To be Announced

Selection Process

Written Test 
Document Verification


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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Recruitment 2021 Official Notification PDF Download

TN MRB Food Safety Officer's Latest Updates

13th October 2022: TN MRB FSO Admit Card Out!

The TN MRB FSO Admit Card has been released for the exam which is scheduled on 20th October 2022. Below is the direct link to download the admit card.

Direct Link to Download TN MRB FSO Admit Card

7th October 2022: TN MRB FSO Exam Date Released!

The exam date for TN MRB FSO has been released on 7th October 2022. The exam will be conducted on 20th October 2022 in 3 sessions at various centres in Tamil Nadu. 

Download TN MRB Food Safety Officer Exam Date Notification Here

23rd September 2022: TN MRB Food Safety Officer Exam Date & Scheme Out!

The candidates must note that the TN MRB Food Safety Officer exam for notification no 02/MRB/2021 will be conducted in the third week of October 2022. The written test will be conducted for 2 hours and will be CBT Based. Also, there will be no negative marking & questions will be set in English & Tamil.

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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Vacancy 2021

The TN MRB has released a total of 119 vacancies for the post of Food Safety Officer under the recruitment process. Check the table below for details.























TN MRB Food Safety Officer Apply Online 2021

The candidates who wish to apply for the recruitment process must submit their applications through the official website from 13th October to 28th October 2021. The steps on how to apply for the TN MRB Food Safety Officer Recruitment process are provided below.

Direct Link To Apply Online TN MRB FSO Recruitment 2021

Step 1: Go through the direct link mentioned above.

Step 2: Proceed to "Click Here for New Registration".

Step 3: Enter your name, gender, date of birth, age, mobile number, email ID, etc. to complete registration.

Step 4: On successful registration, log in and proceed to the application form.

Step 5: Enter all the required details and upload the necessary documents as per the required format. The candidates can use the PrepForSure Resize Tool.

Step 6: Pay the application fee and submit the completely filled form.

Step 7: Download and take a printout of the application form for future reference

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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Application Fee 2021

The candidates who will be submitting the online applications will also be required to pay an application fee. The detailed application fee information will be as follows.


Application Fee


INR 350/-


INR 700/-

TN MRB Food Safety Officer Eligibility Criteria 2021

There will be an eligibility criterion the candidates need to meet in order to apply for the recruitment process. Check the eligibility criteria as given below.

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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Age Criteria (As on 01.07.2021)

The upper age limit shall be calculated as of 01.07.2021. 


Age Limit

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBC(V)s, MBC&DNCs, MBCs BCs, BCMs

59 years


32 years

Differently Abled Candidate belonging to “Others

42 years

Ex-Servicemen Belonging to “Others”

48 years

TN MRB Food Safety Officer Educational Qualification Criteria

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or a Bachelor’s degree in medicine from a University recognized by the University Grants Commission. OR
  • Any other equivalent / recognized qualification notified by the Central Government.
  • The candidates should also have studied Tamil as one of the subjects in HSC.

TN MRB Nationality Criteria

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India; or
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan; or
  • A person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia with the intention of permanently settling in India.

TN MRB Food Safety Officer Selection Process 2021

The candidates whose applications are shortlisted will have to undergo a selection process which will be a written examination/CBT. The minimum qualifying marks shall be 35% (30% in the case of SC/SCA/ST). There shall be no oral test. Hence the selection process of Tamil Nadu MRB FSO Recruitment shall include:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Document Verification

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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Syllabus 2021

The detailed syllabus as per the latest TN MRB Food Safety Officer Notification is given below. You can refer to this and start your preparation accordingly.

Indian and International Food Laws (An Overview)

  • Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006: Provision, definitions and different sections of the Act and implementation.
  • FSS Rules and Regulations
  • Overview of other relevant national bodies (e.g. APEDA, BIS EIC, MPEDA, Spice
  • Board etc.)
  • International Food Control Systems/Laws, Regulations and Standards/Guidelines with regard to Food Safety Overview of CODEX Alimentarius Commission (History, Members, Standard setting and Advisory mechanisms: JECFA, JEMRA JMPR): WTO agreements (SPS/TBT):
  • Important national and international accreditation bodies.

FSSAI Role, Functions, Initiatives (A General Understanding)

  • Genesis and Evolution of FSSAI.
  • Structure and Functions of Food Authority.
  • Overview of systems and processes in Standards, Enforcement, Laboratory, ecosystem, Imports, Third Party Audit, etc
  • Promoting safe and wholesome Food (Eat Right India, Food Fortification, snf, Clean Street Food Hub, RUCO and various other soCial and behavioural change initiatives)
  • Training and capacity building
  • Role of State Food Authorities

Food Safety Ecosystem in India

  • Indian Scenario of Food Safety: Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and its
  • Background, The Food Safety and Standards Regulations (FSSR) 2011: Licensing and
  • Registration, Schedule 4 requirements, Recent advances in Packaging and Labelling
  • Requirements, Regulations related to Nutraceuticals and Foods for Special Dietary
  • Uses, Provisións on Organic Food and Non-Specified Food/ Food Ingredients, Central
  • Advisory committee and scientific Committee/ panels, Food Import Clearance system,
  • Notified labs and adjudications. Initiatives of FSSAI: Eat Right India, FoSTaC, Food
  • Fortification, Detect Adulteration with Rapid Test (DART), Clean Street Food, BHOG
  • (Blissful Hygienic Offering to God), Food Safety on Wheels, Food Smart Consumer,
  • Codex, Diet for Life etc.,

Principles and Basics of Food Chemistry and their role in Human Nutrition

  • Structure and functions of macro-and micró nutrients
  • Role ol macro and micronutrients in human nutrition
  • Overview of food additives with respect to their technological functions
  • Overview of anti-nutritional factors and their removal Iron foods
  • Overview of enzymes as food processing aids
  • Overview of nutraceuticals and functions foods
  • Overview of food contaminants and adulterants and their effects on human health.
  • Food allergens and allergenicity.
  • Importance of diet in alleviating health risks, especially non-communicable diseases.

Food Microbiology & General principles of Food Hygiene

  • General principles of food microbiology and overview of food borne pathogens
  • Overview of sources of microorganisms in food chain (raw materials, water, air, equipment etc.) and microbiological quality of foods
  • Microbial food spoilage and Food borne diseases
  • General principles and techniques in microbiological examination of foods
  • Overview of beneficial microorganisms and their role in food processing and human nutrition
  • General principles of food safety management systems including traceability and recall- sanitation, HACCP, Good production and processing practices (GMP, GAP, GHP, GLP, BAP, etc)

Food Science and Nutrition:

Understanding food hazard, food borne illnesses, water and sanitation, GHP, GAP, HACCP, food allergies, Food Adulteration, Food Nutrition and Food Consciousness, Supplementation, Fortification, Bio-fortification, Poor Diet and consequences: Stunting, wasting & anaemia, Lifestyle diseases, Food testing and rapid detection methods.

Food Quality

GMP Auditing and inspections, Food Surveillance, Food Recall, Quality control of food at all stages processing, Safety issues in food packaging materials, Sampling from a lot or process line, Non-destructive food quality evaluation methods. 

General concepts of Food Analysis and Testing.

  • Fundamentals of field level and laboratory sampling with reference to importance of statistical tools.
  • Overview of basic/ classical methods of food analysis.
  • Overview of modern analytical techniques including mass spectrometry and molecular techniques.
  • Principles of Quality assurance and Quality control with reference to food analysis and testing.

Food Processing and Preservation:

Basic principles and methods of Food Preservation: Heat processing, pasteurization, canning, dehydration, freezing, freeze drying, fermentation, microwave, irradiation and chemical additives. Refrigerated and modified atmosphere storage. Aseptic preservation, hurdle technology, alternate-thermal technologies and non thermal processing, New/Novel food additives and preservatives. Safety issues of processed foods available in the market.

Principles of Food Preservation, Processing and Packaging

  • Food Processing Operations, Principles, Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Overview of food preservation methods and their underlying principles including novel and emerging methods/Principles.
  • Overview of food packaging methods and principles including novel packaging materials/ techniques.

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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Exam Pattern 2021

  • The exam shall consist of objective-type questions.
  • A total of 100 marks will be allotted to CBT.
  • The duration of the exam shall be 2 hours.
  • There shall be no negative marking for wrong answers.
  • The question will be set in English & Tamil only.

TN MRB Food Safety Officer Exam Dates 2021

The important dates and events for the TN MRB FSO recruitment process are given below. Check the dates here.



Notification Release Date

13th October 2021

Start Date to Apply

13th October 2021

Last Date to Apply

28th October 2021

Admit Card Release Date

13th October 2022

Exam Date

20th October 2022

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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Admit Card 2021

The TN MRB FSO Admit Cards has been released on the official website. Follow these steps given below to download the TN MRB FSO Admit cards

Step 1: Go to the official website of the Medical Services Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu.

Step 2: On the homepage, click on the ‘What's New’ section.

Step 3: From there look out for the Download link for TN MRB Food Safety Officer admit card 2021.

Step 4: Click on it and get access to your admit card by providing the mandatory login credentials provided to you at the time of online registration.

Step 5: Download and save the admit card in your device and take a colored printout as you need to carry the hard copy to the exam centre.

TN MRB Food Safety Officer Examination Centres

Here is the list of Examination Centres from which candidates can opt from in the order of preference in their online application.

Name of the Centre

Centre Code











TN MRB Food Safety Officer Salary Details

Salary of a Food Safety Officer under Medical Services Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu, lies in the Level 13 of pay matrix and the basic pay varies between Rs.35900-113500.

Successful candidates in the TN MRB FSO Recruitment Exam shall join duty within 30 days from the date of receipt of appointment order. Also they should undergo such probation and training and pass such tests as may be prescribed by the Tamil Nadu Government from time to time.

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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Cut Off 2021 

Cut off marks are the minimum marks set by the higher authorities at Medical Services Recruitment Board to shortlist only deserving candidates from among the huge competition for TN MRB Food Safety Officer posts. Candidates who score greater than the cut off marks will only be moving to the document verification round. The TN MRB Food Safety Officer Recruitment Cut Off varies every year depending on various parameters like the Number of vacancies, Number of candidates applied for the post, difficulty level of the question paper, Previous year cut-off trends, category of the candidates, etc.

The minimum qualifying marks for the TN MRB FSO Written test is as follows:


Minimum Qualifying Marks





TN MRB Food Safety Officer Answer Key 2021

After the completion of the TN MRB Food Safety Officer Exam 2021, candidates will be provided the answer key to check their answers and have an estimate of their scores before the TN MRB Food Safety Officer result is officially declared.

If candidates find any discrepancies in the answer key, they can raise an objection through the link provided on the Haryana Public Service Commission website within the deadline as will be specified. After that, the final TN MRB Food Safety Officer Answer key is released.

TN MRB Food Safety Officer Preparation Tips 2021

  • Firstly download the syllabus PDF from the official website of MRB TN. Get aware of the topics and sub topics to be asked in the examination and start your preparation accordingly.
  • Schedule a study plan as per the exam scheme and your efficiency level.
  • Once you complete the syllabus thoroughly, solve mock tests and previous year papers to rigorous practice and analysis of your preparation.

TN MRB Food Safety Officer Best Books 2021

Here are some of the most relevant and popular books for various competitive a=exams for the post of Food Safety Officer. You can refer to these TN MRB FSO Books for preparation.

Name of the Book

Author/ Publisher

A Complete Guide for Food Safety Officer Examination

Amit Sharma

A Competition Book for Food Safety Officer

Suresh Chandra, S.K. Goyal/ Jain Brothers Publications

TN MRB Food Safety Officer Results 2021

Follow the steps discussed below to check and download the final TN MRB Food Safety Officer result 2021 from the official website. The direct link to access the result/ merit list will be updated here in this article after the completion of the TN MRB Food Safety Officer Recruitment exam.

Step 1: Candidates need to visit the Tamil Nadu MRB official website.

Step 2: Search for ‘TN MRB Food Safety Officer Exam Merit list 2021’ in the latest notification section of the Homepage. 

Step 3: Fill in the mandatory details in the login setup like Registration No & DOB and submit.

Step 4: TN MRB Food Safety Officer result/ merit list will appear on the screen. Download the result in the PDF version.

Step 5: Save and print for future reference.

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TN MRB Food Safety Officer Documents to be Produced during Verification

Here is the list of Documents to be produced by the candidates who qualify the TN MRB Food Safety Officer Written test at the time of Certificate/ Document Verification process. 

  • Age/ Date of Birth proof(SSLC / HSC) 
  • Community/ Caste certificate from the competent authority of Government of Tamil Nadu. 
  • Educational qualification evidence(SSLC, HSC, UG Degree / PG Degree if any). 
  • Certificate of conduct and character issued by Group A or Group B Officer on or after the date of issue of TN MRB Food Safety Officer Notification. 
  • Certificate of character issued by the Head of the Institution last studied.
  • Differently abled certificate issued by the competent authority (if applicable).
  • No Objection Certificate from the Appointing Authority (if applicable) 
  • An undertaking and declaration as prescribed in the official notification. 
  • In respect of Ex-Servicemen, they have to produce the Discharge Certificate, PPO No. etc.
  • A photo ID card issued by the Government showing the address as in the application.

We hope that you found this article informative and useful. We have provided the candidates with all the information required regarding the recruitment process. You can also reach out to us in case of any doubts or queries. Candidates can also start preparing for all types of Government exams and learn more with the help of our PrepForSure App.