|General Studies and Mental ability
||Events of national and international importance, Current affairs- international, national, and regional, Basics of General Science and their relevance to the day to day life. Current developments in science, technology, and information technology, History of Modern India with emphases upon Indian national movement, Economic development in India since independence, Logical reasoning, analytical ability, and data interpretation, Basic things about Disaster management (CBSE-VIII & IX Standard), Geography of India with focus on A.P, Indian Constitution and Polity, Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection and etc.
||Carbohydrates -Structure and functional properties of mono, di&oligo-polysaccharides including starch, cellulose, pectic substances, and dietary fiber; Proteins – Classification and structure of proteins in food. Lipids-Classification and structure of lipids, Rancidity of fats, Polymerization, and polymorphism; Pigments-Carotenoids, chlorophylls, anthocyanins, tannins, and myoglobin; Food flavours-Terpenes, esters, ketones, and quinones; Enzymes- Enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning in different foods.
||Characteristics of microorganisms-Morphology, structure, and detection of bacteria, yeast, and mold in food, Spores, and vegetative cells; Microbial growth in food- Intrinsic and extrinsic factors, Growth and death kinetics, serial dilution method for quantification; Food spoilage- Contributing factors, Spoilage bacteria, Microbial spoilage of milk and milk products, meat and meat products; Foodborne disease-Toxins produced by Staphylococcus, Clostridium, and Aspergillus; Bacterial pathogens- Salmonella, Bacillus, Listeria, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Campylobacter; Food Hazards of natural origin – seafood toxins, biogenic amines, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, protease inhibitors, and phytates.
|Food Processing Technology
||Food processing- structure, composition, nutritional significance, and types of processing methods for various categories of foods: Cereals (Rice-milling, parboiling, Barley- Pearling, malting, brewing, Corn- wet and dry milling, Wheat-milling, pulses (milling, germination, cooking, roasting, frying, canning, and fermentation), and oilseeds (extraction and refining), Fruits & vegetables (canning, drying and dehydration, concentration, freezing, IQF, thawing and plantation crops and etc.
|Food Laws and Organization
||Laws and Regulations – Brief review of regulatory status in India before the advent of FSSAI: FPO, MMPO, MFPO, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, Paradigm shift from PFA to FSSAI; Overview of Food Safety Standards Act 2006, Food Safety Standards Rules & Regulations and related laws
|Hygiene and Sanitation
||Hygiene and sanitation in the food sector – pest control measures, Garbage and Sewage disposal, Water – Sources, purification, Hazards Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Hygienic Practices (GHP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
|Public and Occupational health and nutrition
||Occupational Health- health of workers in industries safety measures, occupational diseases. Public Health: Definition of Public Health and Associated Terms, Current Concerns in Public Health: Global and Local, Core functions and scope of public health, History of public health and evolution of Public Health, Concept of health and disease, Natural history of the disease, Levels of prevention, Concept of health and disease and etc