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A.P. Drug Inspector

A.P.Drugs Control Administration Service invites applications for the post of Drug Inspector.

Important dates:

Online availability of application: 22/02/2012 to 22/03/2012

Last date for payment of fee: 20/03/2012

Date of exam: 29/04/2012

Application Fees: Rs.100/- (Application Processing Fee), Rs.120/- (Examination Fee)


Selection Procedure:

The selection of candidates for appointment to the posts will be made on written examination (objective type) and oral tests. The final selection of these posts will be based on the written and oral marks put together.

  1. The minimum qualifying marks for selection are OCs 40%, BCs 35% SCs, STs 30% or as per rules. The minimum qualifying marks are relaxed able in the case of SC/ST/BC on the discretion of the Commission.
  2. The candidates will be selected and allotted to Service/ Department as per their rank in the merit list and for the vacancies available. N.B.: Mere securing minimum qualifying marks shall not vest any right in a candidate for being considered for selection.
  3. The selection will be made on state-wide merit. Reservation to local candidates is not applicable to this recruitment as per departmental special rules.
  4. The appearance in all the papers at the Written Examination as per rules is compulsory. Absence in any of the papers will automatically render his candidature as disqualified.
  5. Candidates have to produce Original documents and other particulars for verification as and when required and called for. If the particulars furnished in the application do not tally with the Original documents produced by the candidate, the candidature will be rejected. The candidate should carefully fill in all the particulars. For any omission on his part in filling the application leading to rejection of his/her candidature as he/she will be solely and squarely responsible. Commission will not entertain any request in this regard.
  6. The appointment of selected candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in the appropriate medical classification.


Scheme of Exam:

Part-A:Written(Objective Type)Examination


General Studies and Mental ability

150 Marks

150 Ques.

150 Minutes


Concerned Subject

300 Marks

150 Ques.

150 Minutes


450 Marks





Name of the Post

No. Of Vacancies

Age as on 01/07/2011

Min. Max.

Pay Scale Rs.


Drug Inspector in A.P. Drugs

Control Administration Service.




Education Qualification:


Post Code

Name of the Post

Educational Qualifications


Drug Inspector in A.P. Drugs

Control Administration Service.

Must possess a Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Science or Medicine with Specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from a University established in India by Law.

How to Apply:

1. Logon to the website (www.apspsc.gov.in) and enter basic personal details like name, father’s name, date of birth, and community.

2. Immediately on entering the above details the applicant will get (downloadable) - challan form to pay the fee at A.P. online centres /State Bank of India.

3. The applicant should pay the prescribed fee in any one of the A.P. Online centres /State bank of India and obtain fee paid challan with journal number in the first instance.

4. On the next working day after payment of fee the applicant should again visit Website and enter the journal number to get and fill the format of application and should submit on-line.

5. Affix your recent colour passport size photograph on a white paper and then sign below the photograph with black pen. Scan the above photo and signature and upload in the appropriate space provided (jpg format) in application form.

6. The applicants have to invariably fill all the relevant columns in the application and should submit on-line.

  • Hand written/ typed/ Photostat copies/ outside printed application form will not be accepted
  • Only applicants willing to serve anywhere in the Andhra Pradesh should apply.

Contact Information:

For any problems related to online submission and downloading of hall-tickets

Phone: 040-23557455 (call time: 9.30 am to 1.00 pm & 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm)

Email:  appschelpdesk@gmail.com.

Centre for Written Examination:

  • The Written Examination will be held at Hyderabad Only.
  • The Written Examination is likely to be held on 29/04/2012


General Studies & Mental Ability

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 discipline.

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 Movement.

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.

7. Disaster Management (Source: CBSE Publications) Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P. Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects. Man made disasters - Prevention strategies. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures.



1. Importance of various Pharmacopeias with special reference to Indian Pharmacopoes, British Pharmacopeia, Unites States Pharmacopoeia 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 English.

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 utensils used in hospitals, centralized and decentralized sterilization. Drug distribution system in hospitals for out-patients and inpatients.

12. Ophthalmic preparations: formulations, methods of preparation, containers and evaluation.

13. Collection, processing, storage and evaluation of blood, blood products and plasma – substitutes

14. Surgical products: Surgical cotton, surgical gauzes, bandages, sutures, ligatures and catguts.

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, diarrhea 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 diarrheal drugs.

21. Drugs acting on central nervous systems: Sedatives, hypnotics, anti-anxiety agents,

Centrally acting muscle relaxants, anti-epileptics, analgesic, anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory drugs.

22. Antigens, anti-bodies, antigen-anti body reactions, hypersensitivity active and passive

Immunity types of vaccines.

23. Historical development of antibiotics. Isolation of fermentation products with special

Reference to penciling and tetracycline’s.

24. Carbohydrate metabolism: Glycol sis, glucogenesis, glucogenolysis, glycogen formation,

Pentose phosphate pathway, uronic acid pathway, abnormalities of carbohydrate metabolism.

25. Introduction and principles of anti-microbial therapy Cotrimoxazole, fluorauinelones, newer penciling, broad spectrum antibiotics, cephalosporin’s, macro ides, anti-tubercular, antileprotic, antifungal and anti-viral drugs.

26. Anti protozoan and anthelmintic drugs. Chemotherapy of neoplastic diseases.

27. Salient features of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945 with special reference to Duties and powers of Inspectors. Composition and functions of statutory bodies.

28. Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances Act, 1985 with special reference to

Procurement and utilization of dosage forms.

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