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Re: Drug Inspector Exam Syllabus APPSC

As you requires here I am giving you syllabus for recruitment exam of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) for Drug Inspector post.

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
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
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.
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 prescriptions preliminary knowledge of
important Latin terms useful in interpretation of prescription and their translation into
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 utencils used in hospitals, centralized and
decentralised sterilization. Drug distribution system in hospitals for out-patients and inpatients.
12. Opthalmic preparations: formulations, methods of preparation, containers and evaluation.
13. Collection, processing, storage and evaluation of blood, blood products and plasma –
14. Surgical products: Surgical cotton, surgical guazes, bandages, sutures, ligatures and

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: 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 diarrhoeal drugs.

APPSC Drug Inspector Exam Syllabus

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