Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Eligibility Criteria – Check if you can apply!



The Kerala Public Service Commission conducts the exam for food safety officers. The notification of the KPSC Food Safety Officer exam will be released by the commission soon. Applicants are advised to check the KPSC site to get the Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Eligibility Criteria.

  • The exam is conducted in two phases (a)Written & (b) Document Verification. Applicants need to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria to sit for the exam
  • Each category has different age criteria. Candidates must check before applying.
  • Cut-off varies each year depending on the number of applicants and the difficulty level of the paper.

Check Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Recruitment

Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Age criteria

The Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Qualification under the age criteria is: Must not be less than 18 years or more than 36 years of age as of the date mentioned in the notification. 

  • Applicants applying under the reserved category (Other Backward Classes, Schedule Class, Schedule Tribes) can avail of relaxation in the upper age limit as per the guidelines by the Government of Kerala.
  • Differently-abled candidates suffering from relevant disabilities shall be eligible for relaxation in the upper age limit.

Age Relaxation

  • Other Backward Class (Non-creamy layer) – 3 years 
  • Schedule caste and Schedule Tribe – 5 years
  • Ex-servicemen – 5 years
  • Differently abled person – 10 years

Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Education Qualification

The Aspiring applicants for the post of Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer must have a degree from a recognised university by the government of India, Kerala, or any state in any one of these disciplines:

  • Dairy Technology or,
  • Oil Technology or,
  • Food Technology or,
  • Biotechnology or,
  • Veterinary Sciences or,
  • Agricultural Science or,
  • Microbiology or,
  • Biochemistry or,
  • Medicine or,

Or a Master’s degree in Chemistry.

Check Kerala PSC Food Service Officer Syllabus

Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Nationality

  • An Indian national or,
  • A Nepalese or Bhutanese or,
  • Tibetan refugees arrived and settled in India before 1-1-1962 or,
  • Migrated to India from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, as per guidelines of the Government of India, as and when revised.

Kerala Food Safety Officer Exam Pattern

The Kerala PSC FSO Exam is held in two phases. The written exam consists of 100 marks. The second stage is document verification.

Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Vacancy

The Food Safety Officer Vacancy in Kerala will be notified soon by the Kerala Public Service Commission. 

Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Exam FAQs

What is the minimum  Kerala psc food safety officer eligibility criteria 2022 age requirement to apply for the post of Kerala Food Safety Officer?

Candidates who have attained the age of 18 years and are not above 36 can apply for the post. Reserves candidates can read the article to know more about the reservation.

What is the Kerala psc food safety officer cut-off marks for 2022?

The commission will release the Kerala PSC Food Safety Cut-off marks few weeks after the exam. The tentative cut-off marks range from 45  to 50.

What is the minimum education qualification Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer Eligibility criteria required to apply for Kerala PSC Food Safety Officer?

The applicant must have a degree in Dairy Technology / Oil Technology / Food Technology / Biotechnology / Veterinary Sciences / Agricultural Science / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Medicine or a Master’s degree in Chemistry.

What is the mark of the KPSC Food Safety Officer Exam paper?

The full mark of the Food Safety Exam paper is 100.

When will KPSC release the Food Safety Officer notification?

The Food Safety Officer Kerala PSC notification will soon be released by the commission.