Drug Inspector Exam- DI Subjects Syllabus Books & Practice Model Papers 2018 2019

Drug Inspector exam- Subjects, Syllabus, Books, and Practice Papers are  here in this article. The Government exam of Drug Inspector is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission known as UPSC and also various state PSCs and Staff Selection committees on an annual basis. All the interested candidates those are eligible can register application form after going through the UPSC Drug Inspector Notification released every year. According to the official notification, the application is invited to online mode and candidates can register from December month of the year. The vacancies are available for the appointment of Drug Inspector vacancy in various departments. Additional details about eligibility criteria like qualification, a method of the application procedure, selection process and other required details are also available on the official website. The recruitment process for these Drug Inspector vacancies will be completed by the next year in the month of October. All the qualified candidates who are aspiring to be the Drug Inspector, they can send the application form to exam community with the help of postal services. The application fee can be paid offline or online mode before the deadline.

Aspirants who are seeking for Drug inspector posts should possess the bachelor degree in medicine/ science/degree in Pharmacy with minimum 45% marks in the qualifying exam from any PCI recognized university. All the job seekers who want to work as Drug inspector should have a minimum experience of 18 months in the testing/manufacturing field or be a registered Pharmacist. Candidate should be Indian citizen; minimum age should be 35 years and maximum 50 years as per the government rules & regulation. Relaxation of 5 years is allowed for the reserved category. A category wise or state wise recruitment details are available in the official advertisement.

For the candidate to be aware of the curriculum here we are notifying the subjects, syllabus, books and the practice papers of the Drug Inspector Exam.


Drug Inspector Exam- DI – Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper-I Pharmacy 200 marks 2 Hours
Paper-II General  Studies and Mental Ability 50 marks 1 Hour

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Drug Inspector Exam- DI Pharmacy Syllabus


Human Anatomy & Physiology Pharmacognosy
Clinical Pathology Biochemistry
Drug Store Management Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmaceutics Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
Accountancy Health Education & Community Pharmacy
Toxicology Commerce



Drug Inspector Exam- DI General Studies and Mental Ability Syllabus


Drug Inspector Exam- DI General Knowledge


Indian Constitution Science – Inventions & Discoveries
History Budget and Five Year Plans
Geography Important Financial & Economic News
Economy Scientific Research
Culture India and its neighbouring countries
Sports Knowledge of Current Events
General Politics Current Affairs – National & International
Economy, Banking, and Finance Countries & Capitals


Drug Inspector Exam- DI General Intelligence

Logical Reasoning Syllogism
Blood Relations Input Output
Coding Decoding Alphanumeric Series
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Data Sufficiency
Coded Inequalities Seating Arrangement
Puzzle Tabulation  


Drug Inspector Exam- DI English


Articles Prepositions
Tenses Verbs
Synonyms Antonyms
Proverbs Conjunctions
Sentences Structure Phrases
Unseen Passage Vocabulary

Drug Inspector Exam- DI Tentative books recommended

  • Tutorial Pharmacy by Cooper and Gunn
  • Forensic Pharmacy by C. Kokate (for the drug laws)
  • General Studies Paper I for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2018
  • Lucents General Knowledge book
  • NCERT Books Set (English Medium) for UPSC Exam (Prelims, Mains), IAS, Civil Services, IFS, IES and other exams

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Drug Inspector Exam- DI Model Test Papers

  • Pharmarocks- The Way of Success DI study material booklet, model papers by Mr. Amar Raval
  • One can follow our website for the latest updates of the mock papers for self-practice.

Drug Inspector Exam- DI Subjects Syllabus Books & Practice Model Papers 2018 2019

It depends on the state level as well as the central level based on which the general studies including the G.K questions may come. All those candidates who are going to attempt the examination must prepare through the previous year papers, Drug inspector model papers. If anyone is admitted to coaching classes then most of the centres will also make the student practice previous year question paper. The old question papers can be downloaded for free from the internet.

Drug Inspector Exam Practice:

Here are few basics You must know.

  • A break in a capsule is a fracture in the surface of the capsule.
  • A break in a tablet is the separation or dislodging of more than
    10 percent of the tablet.
  • Caking in suspensions is the settling of the solid material in a suspension tothe bottom; the cake does not easily redisperse on shaking.
  • Capping or cavitations of tablets is the separation (or tendency toward separation) of aportion of the upper or lower surface of the tablet.
  • Capsule shapes bulletlike
    elliptical (oval)
    tapered ends
    various special shapes
  • Capsule types • hard gelatin shell that consists of two pieces:
  • a base containing the medicine and a cap covering
    the base 
  • soft gelatin shell consisting of two flexible pieces formed into a body that is permanently sealed and that may contain a liquid, powder, or semisolid.
  • Chain of custody is the record of individuals who have accessed sample material from the time of collection by an inspector until its ultimate destruction. Both the record and the sample, from its time of collection to the time of its destruction, must be kept safely (under key and lock) and under systematic control.
  • Certificate of Analysis is a document supplied by the manufacturer summarising the physical and analytical data for a particular lot or batch of drug product; is the basis for the product batch or lot being released for sale.
  • Chipping is removal of parts of the tablet, usually at the edges; caused by low friability.
  • Confiscate is to officially take away from a vendor or importer
    and to assume custody of a drug consignment stocked
    on the premises or at the port of entry. The intention
    is to stop the drugs’ distribution to the public. Usually
    done for drugs shown to be counterfeit or of
    substandard quality or associated with unexpected
    illness or death.
    Consignment or “R” number is a consignment tracking reference number assigned
    by the India Revenue Authority. “R” stands for
    “reference.” This number, together with the date,
    distinctively identifies an imported consignment.
  • Detain is to perform the following actions:
    1. Write “DETAIN” in the space provided in the Port of Entry Consignment Inspection Form.
    2. Stop the inspection, complete the Rejection/Detention Form, and inform the India  Revenue Authority/Customs and Excise Department of the rejection or detention.
    3. Give a copy of the form to the India Revenue Authority and the customer.
    4. Refer the importer/consignee to the TFDA.
    5. Upon resolution of detention issues by written instructions from the TFDA, continue the inspection
    from where it stopped.
  • Detention is the retention of a consignment pending resolution of outstanding issues by the TFDA. However, if the issues are not resolved to the satisfaction of the TFDA, detention status, upon written instructions
    from the TFDA, is converted to rejection.
  • Final Classification and Valuation Report is prepared at the exporting country port by COTECNA, which is the third-party contractor to the India Revenue Authority/Customs and Excise Department. The Final  Classification and Valuation
    Report, a Customs and Excise Department document, confirms that the imported goods have the correct
    quality, quantity, and value.
    First expiring, first out is a practice intended to keep the product inventory in good rotation to prevent pharmaceuticals and supplies from expiring on the shelf.
    GPHF Minilab stands for German Pharma Health Fund Minilab, a pharmaceutical product testing kit that has materials for colour reaction, thin-layer chromatography, and disintegration testing of essential drugs.
  • Immediate container is a type of packaging such as a tin or a bottle that is in direct contact with the medicine; also referred to as the “primary container.”
  • Import Certificate is a document issued by the TFDA authorising the importation of approved drugs into the country.
    Liquid or semisolid dosage forms can be a clear liquid, a suspension, or a dry powder for a suspension that must be reconstituted as directed on the manufacturer’s label before use.
  • Percent (%) of remaining shelf life This value is equal to:
    (Expiry date – Date on receipt at port of entry) × 100
    (Expiry date – Manufacturing date)
    (Remaining shelf life on arrival) × 100
    (Shelf life of the product)
  • Port of entry name is the name of an authorised place of entry for drug consignments; this name must be filled in on the Port of Entry Consignment Inspection Form.
  • Pro Forma Invoice is presented to the TFDA for approval before a shipment can enter India . A properly endorsed Pro Forma Invoice has two signatures from TFDA officials and the TFDA stamp. The signatures and the stamp indicate that the exporter and consignee are both properly licensed and that the drug manufacturer, product, and dosage forms are in compliance with TFDA requirements. 
  • Quarantine is the retention of a consignment, not allowing its use until further tests are performed to ascertain its quality.
  • Sample Receipt Form is a document drug inspectors must complete for every sample of a batch of drug product collected.
  • Secondary container is a type of packaging that holds a number of immediate or primary containers.
    Splitting of a tablet describes the partial or complete separation of the top or bottom crowns of a tablet from the main body.
  • Surveillance Programme Document defines which pharmaceutical products are to be
    examined, collected, and tested.
  • Tablet types buccal
    impregnated (including delayed-action, repeat-action,
    prolonged-action, and sustained-action tablets)

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