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8th October 2014, 01:15 PM
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Re: Syllabus of Drug Inspector Exam

The Drug Inspector Exam is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year.

Syllabus of Written Examination for the Post of Drugs Inspector Exam


There should be 8 units containing the following :

Unt-I.- Forensic Pharmacy –
1.Drugs and Cosmotic Act,1940 and Rules there under, 1945 with amendments.

2.Pharmacy Act,1948

3.Drug price Control Order, 1995.

4.Medical termination of pregnancy Act, 1971.

5.Poison Act, 1919 and Dangerous Drugs Act, 1930.

6.Drugs and Magic Remedy Act, 1954.

7.Medical and Toilet preparation Act, 1955.

8.Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act.

9.Trade Mark Registration Act.

10. Pharmaceutical Ethics.

Unit – II – Manufacturing Opharmacy

1.Tablet and Tablet Coating,.


3.Emulsian, Suspension, Ointment and Cream.

4.Optholomic Solutions.

5.Blood Fluid and Electrolyties.

6.Parental preparation and Quality Control.

7.Surgical Dressing

8.Biological Preparation (Sera, Vaccine & Anti-Sera).


Unit – III- Pharmaceutical Analysis
1.Limit Test


3.Sterility Test

4.Pyrogen Test

5.Theory & Application of Colerimeter, Flerimeter, Nephlometer, and Turbidometry, U.V. Visilile Spectrophotemeter.

6.Karl Fischer Titration.

7.Alcohol determination.

8. Microbiological Assey of Vitamines, Antibiothics and Vaccine Preparation.

Unit – IV – Medicinal Chemistry

Following Classes :-
1. Structure, Storage and Preparation of Brand names of the steriods
(definition, classification etc.).
Sedatives and Hypnotics.
Psycho-therapentic Agents.
Anti Histaminic Agents.
Analgesics(narcotic, non-narcotic and NSAID)
Cardiovascular Agents

Unit – V – Pharmacognesy;
Source, Chemical constituents, uses and adulteration of the following classes of natural drugs, Rauwalfia, Epecacuhana, Belladona, Chinchona, Cinnamon, Digitalis, Senna, Alloe, Noxvomica, Opium Alkoloid, Kurchi, Brahmi, Tulsi, Bael and Ephedra.

Unit – VI – Pharmacology & Toxiolog
Introduction and general principle :-
Mode of action, drug receptor interaction, drug antagonist, absorption, distribution, metabilisim and exerition, rate of administration, Bioavailability, drug dependence and addiction, drug abuse and toxicity, drug adverse reaction, Drug allergy and Biostatics.

Unit – VII – Hospital & Clinical Opharmacy
Handling of prescription, Incompatibility, Storage condition of drug, Clinical Pharmacy and its role in Hospital

Unit – VIII – Anatomy, Physiology & Health Education –
1) Elementary knowledge of following systems :-
Blood, Digestive System , respiratory system, Eye, Ear, Reproduction system and Urinary system

2) Nutrition, First Aid and Population Control, AIDS Control.
24th March 2015, 01:26 PM
Re: Syllabus of Drug Inspector Exam

Can you please provide me the syllabus of Drug Inspector Exam of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission as here I am looking for the same?
24th March 2015, 01:30 PM
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Re: Syllabus of Drug Inspector Exam

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts common examination for the post of drug inspector.

Syllabus for APPSC Drug Inspector Exam
Questions will be asked from the following topics.
• Sources of drugs
• Preparation of Infusions, Decoctions, Tinctures, Solutions
• Posology: Calculation of dosage for infants, children adults and elderly persons
• Brief outline of communicable diseases and their prevention
• First Aid: Emergency treatment of shock, snake-bites
• Classification of microbes their structure and identification
• Contamination of pharmaceuticals in hospital
• Sterilization: Definition, types, procedure and testing.
• Definition and types of incompatibilities
• Salient features of Drugs and Cosmetics Act
• Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances Act

Reference books for APPSC Drug Inspector Exam
Books on General Studies
• Arihant IAS UPSC Civil Services (Pre) Chapter wise & Explanatory General Studies by Shiv Raj Singh
• Jawahar Concise Handbook of Geography of India for IAS & PCS General Studies Main Examinations
• Unique Quintessence of General Studies by J K Chopra
• S.Chand General Knowledge Digest and General Studies

Books on Mental Ability
• Ramesh General Intelligence Test/Mental Ability Test by by RPH Editorial Board
• Ramesh Mental Ability Test by Manoj Kr. Singh

Books on Subject Paper
• 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

APPSC Drug Inspector Exam Syllabus

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