Eligibility And Qualification For Drug Inspector In India

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How to become drug inspector in different states of India ? To answer this question we do a eligibility check for Drug Inspector Post in central government; and states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar pradesh ( UP ), Madhya Pradesh ( MP) , Rajasthan, Goa , Kerala etc.

If you satisfy eligibility conditions then you can appear for Drug Inspector job exam which consists of two papers. One paper test knowledge of pharmacy subjects and drugs testing, and other paper consisting of general awareness and aptitude questions.

General Eligibility Condition

General Eligibility Condition for drug Inspector in UPSC And many other states is:

  • B.pharma Or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology/ Microbiology.
  • Additional 18 months experience in manufacturing or testing of Schedule C or C1 drugs is also asked in UPSC but is not essential.

You will be safe for applying in most states if you satisfy above general eligibility conditions for DI. If applying for post of drug inspector in states, generally you should also be familiar with the local language and customs.

After written exam and document verification medical exam is also conducted. Medical Test For Drug Inspector.

Now let us see eligibility and qualification requirements in some states  to give you an idea of different eligibility conditions across states, so that you can plan your future action keeping these factors in mind. The age limits mentioned below are usually for general category with usual relaxation for reserved categories.

 

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Assam

Age: 18 years to 43 years

Academic Qualification:

Candidate must:

(a) Be a Graduate in Medicine or Science of a University recognized for the purpose by the Appointing Authority and have had at least one year post graduate training in laboratory under:
i. A Government analyst appointed under the Drugs Act, 1940 or
ii. A Chemical Examiner or
iii. A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain Branch (Branch. E.) or
iv. The Head of an Institute specially approved for the purpose by the appointing authority

or

(b) Hold a Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Chemistry or post graduate Degree in Chemistry with Pharmaceutical as special Subject recognized for this purpose by the Appointing Authority or the Associate Diploma of the Institution Chemists (India) obtained by passing the examination with “Analysis of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals” as one of the subjects

or

(c) Hold the Pharmaceutical Chemist’s Diploma granted by the Pharmaceutical society of Great Britain.

(d) Desirable Qualification – Preference will be given to candidates having uniformly good academic qualification, good health for extensive travelling and experience in handling legal matters related to their job in Govt. of Assam Institutions.

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Andhra Pradesh AP

Age: 18 years to 34 years

Educational qualification:

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

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Bihar

Educational qualification:

A candidate must have hold a degree in Pharmacy of Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from a University established in India by law.

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Goa

Age: Not exceeding 42 years.

Educational & Other Qualifications:-

Essential: (i) Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicines with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from an University established in India by Law. (ii) Not less than 18 months experience in the manufacture of at least one of the substances specified in schedule C and/or schedule C1 to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rule, 1945

OR

(ii) Not less than 18 months experience in testing atleast one of the substances specified in schedule C and/or schedule C1 to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rule, 1945

OR

(ii) Not less than three years experience in the inspection of firms manufacturing any of the substances in schedule C and/or schedule C1 to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rule, 1945, during the tenure of his service as a Drugs Inspector.

(iii) Knowledge of Konkani.
Desirable: Knowledge of Marathi.

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Gujarat

Education qualification : Degree in pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine With Specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Himachal Pradesh

AGE: Between 18 to 45 years.

Essential Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Chemistry or a post- Graduate Degree in Chemistry with pharmaceutics as essential subject of an University established in India by the Law or its equivalent qualification recognized and notified by the Central Government for such purpose or the Associateship Diploma of the Institution of Chemists (India) obtained by passing the Examination with “Analysis of Drugs and pharmaceuticals” as one of the subject.

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Graduate in Medicine of an University recognized for this purpose by the appointing authority and has had at least one year’s post-graduate training in a laboratory under (i) a Government Analyst appointed under the Act, or (ii) a Chemical Examiner, or (iii) the head of an institution specifically approved for the purpose by the appointing authority,
Provided that only those Inspectors:-

(i) Who have not less than 18 months experience in the manufacture of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule-C OR

(ii) Who have not less than 18 months’ experience in testing of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule–C in a laboratory approved for this purpose, by the licensing authority OR

(iii) Who have gained experience of not less than three years in the inspection of firm manufacturing any of the substances specified in Schedule-C appended to these rules during the tenure of their service as Drugs Inspectors shall be authorized to inspect the manufacture of the substances mentioned in schedule-C.

Desirable Qualification:- Knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of H.P. and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the Pradesh.

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Kerala

Age limit : Age: 21-36 Only

Qualifications:

Degree in Pharmacy of a recognised University

1. Persons appointed as Drugs Inspector shall be on training for Six months from the date of joining in service.
2. Probation with respect to the category of Drugs Inspector who are appointed by Direct Recruitment shall commence after successful completion of training.
3. Every person appointed as Drugs Inspector shall during the period of probation pass Account Test (Lower) or Account Test for Executive Officers if he has not already passed the same.

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Karnataka

Age Limit: 18-35 for General Category, upto 40 years for reserved categories.

Essential Qualification:

  1. Must be holder of B.Pharma degree in Pharmacy.
  2. Must have put in a service of not less than eighteen months of experience in the manufacturing and or testing of schedule C and / or C1 drugs included in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945

Candidate must have knowledge of Kannada language 

 

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Maharashra

AGE: Between 18 to 45 years.

Qualification/ Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants applying for the position of Drug Inspector should have degree in Pharmacy or pharmaceutical chemistry or in medicine with specification in clinical pharmaceutical or micro-biology from a university established in India by Law and experience after acquiring above qualification in the manufacture of testing of drugs or enforcement of the provisions of the act for a minimum period of five years.

Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Madhya Pradesh, MP

Age limit – 18 to 40 year

Education qualification : Degree in pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine With Specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology

Eligibility For Drug Inspector/ Drug Control officer In Rajasthan

Age limit – 21 years- 45 years

Educational Qualification:

Candidates must have a degree in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Sciences / Meidcine with Specialization in Clinical Pharmacology/ Microbiology from a recognized University established in India by Law as rule 49 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945.Candidate’s knowledge of Hindi language in devnagriscript (lipi).


Eligibility For Drug Inspector In Uttar Pradesh, UP

Age Limit- 21 to 40 years

Essential Qualification-

A candidate for direct recruitment to the post of Drugs Inspector must possess the following qualifications:- (i) Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology or equivalent from a recognized University;
(ii) (a) Eighteen Month’s Experience in the manufacture of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule ‘C’ to the Drug and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, Or
(b) Eighteen Month’s Experience in testing of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule ‘C’ to the Drug and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, in a laboratory approved for this purpose by the licensing authority, or
(c) Three year’s experience in the inspection of firms manufacturing any of the substances specified in Schedule ‘C’ to the Drug and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 during the tenure of their services as Drug Inspector of any State Government or Central Government.

Preferential Qualification- Other things being equal, such candidates shall be given preferences in the matter of direct recruitment-
(1) Who has served in the territorial army for minimum period of two years. or
(2) Who has obtained a “B” certificate of National cadet corps.

 Many states currently do not require any experience after B. pharma to apply for Drug Inspector post like AP, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh 

Please note these eligibility conditions are as per past notifications and subject to change in future. We will add eligibility conditions for more states soon.

Also note that vacancies do not comes every year, so keep other options, like appear for government pharmacists exam and working in private sector.

Also read: Medical Test For Drug Inspector.

255 thoughts on “Eligibility And Qualification For Drug Inspector In India”

  1. Sir I’m b pharm graduate plz tell me how I become drug inspector in Maharashtra means which and how many exams are conducted for selection of drug inspector in Maharashtra.

    1. if you want this job in maharashtra you will also need 5 year experience. please read eligibiliy for maharashtra in above post in detail.
      only one examis conducted. it is not conducted every year, sometimes can take 5 year or more. so we suggest to apply for pharmacist job also in esic, cghs, rrb etc

  2. Hii sir…I’m pawan…M.pharm (QA)…Now Working at apotex india private limited Banglore in BIOANALYTICAL DEPARTMENT….I want to apply for Drug inspector in maharashtra…is bioanlytical experience is acceptable???? And how much experience require???

  3. I have done my masters in Quality assuarance and i have work experience of 3 years in CRO as auditor. Am i eligible for Drug Inspector examination?

  4. I have complete my M pharm in pharmaceutics and i have 3 years of experience in manufacturing plant . Please let me know the date of entrance exam in 2019

  5. I have completed my master of pharmacy in pharmaceutics but have not at industrial experience. Can I eligible for the post of drug inspector. Pls give reply fast.
    And also give the information about latest Vacancies of drug inspector in2019.
    Thank u…

  6. Dear sir,
    Are the mentioned eligibility criteria fixed every time or they are changing every year for different states ?
    any updated list sir for 2019? Any DI tentative exam information?

  7. I have completed my master of pharmacy in pharmacology but have not at industrial experience. Can I eligible for the post of drug inspector. Pls give reply fast.
    And also give the information about latest Vacancies of drug inspector in2019.
    Thank u…

  8. I HAVE DONE MSC IN CHEMISTRY,AND CURRENTLY WORKING IN R&D AS ANALYST.AM I ELIGIBLE FOR DRUG INSPECTROR POST IN TELANGANA.
    WHEN WILL BE THE EXAM DATES FOR APPLYING IN TELANGANA.

  9. I have completed d pharm as well as b pharm sir from Maharashtra
    Is experience require to apply for DI
    In Maharashtra ? How much experiences requires ?

  10. Can u tell me… 18 month Experience in QA department of an pharmaceutical indsutry making drugs of schedule C and C1 is eligible to appear in a DI exam.
    Please tell the ans asap!
    Thank you

    1. if your certificate mention that you were involved in testing of schedule c and c1 drugs you will be eligible in most cases. But some notifications like recent one by uttarpradesh specifically ask testing certificate from approved laboratory only. So still it will depend on the notification.

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