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 some 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 testing, and other paper consisting of general awareness and aptitude questions.

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 drugs is also required some. You will be safe for applying in most cases if you satisfy this general eligibility. If applying for post of drug inspector in states, generally you should be familiar with local language and customs.

Now let us see eligibilty and qualification requirements in some states and UPSC 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 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 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 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.

151 thoughts on “Eligibility And Qualification For Drug Inspector In India

  • I am from maharashtra. But want to apply for assam government. can I apply for drug inspector post. And I have completed graduation in pharmacy but not specialization in it. and having 4yrs of experience in clinical trials (pharmacovigilance).

  • I am from maharashtra. I am B.pharm graduate and I have 3 yr experience in production /packing department in parenterals
    So I just want to know that am i eligible for drug inspector post?

    • Currently maharashtra drug inspector requirement is 5 year experience in manufacturing or testing.
      Make sure you get 2 year experience in manufacturing of schedule c drugs. As this will make you eligible for other states too.

    • Hi I am a graduate of M,Pharm in Pharmaceutics from Chennai. I have 18 months of experience in Parental industry. I would like to apply for UPSC drug inspector post from Bangalore (Karnataka). Am I eligible for drug inspector post?

    • No you cannot. You need pharmacy or medicine degree and not diploma . Then You need a certificate from pharmaceutical company that you were involved in manufacturing or testing of schedule C drugs for two years. Then you can apply.

  • Hi, i am a bpharm pass out. Have 2 years industrial experience. Am i eligible for drug inspector exam for central and west bengal state both????

  • I am B.Pharm graduate& from Maharashtra state,working in QA department in pharma company &have 5 yrs. experiance,am I eligible for drug inspector post??

  • I have been working in analytical department of biopharmaceutical R&D for last 2 years.
    I have done M.pharm in pharmaceutics.
    For which state am I eligible for giving exam for drug inspector?

    • make sure you get experience certificate that you are experienced in testing of schedule c and schedule c1 drugs.
      Then you will be eligible for central posts and most states in India, except Maharashtra and Westbengal which require 5 years of experience.

  • I am B.Pharm from Maarashtra,have 3 yrs. experiance in QA department in pharma company,am I eligible for drug inspector exam?

    • you are eligible for most states in India, except Maharashtra and Westbengal which require 5 years of experience. Also get experience certificate from your company that you are involved in testing of schedule c drugs.

    • B.pharma Or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology/ Microbiology.

      No additional experience was demanded in gujarat in last notification. Still for future we suggest getting experience in manufacture or testing of schedule C drugs

  • I am Shyamala. I have completed m.pharmacy in pharmacology in Andhra Pradesh state . I didn’t work in any company. I didn’t have any experience. I want to know that am I eligible for drug inspector posts.

    • You are not eligible for UPSC central drug inspector if you do not have experience.
      But as per last Andhra pradesh drug inspector notification, you are eligible for drug inspector post in your state, i.e. andhra pradesh .

    • Age: note more than 35 Years , the age limit being relaxable in the case of persons who are already in permanent Government service or who possess exceptional qualifications. Age is also relaxable by 5 years for SC and ST candidates of West Bengal, by 3 years for BC candidates of West Bengal and up to 45 years of age for persons having physical disabilities for 40% and above

      Eligibility: Degree in pharmacy and 5 years experience in manufacturing OR testing of schedule C drugs.

      if you could satisfy above conditions start your preparation.

  • I m alish. I completed b.pharam.can i apply for drug inspector . But i have only 6 months experience from q.c department.

    • currently you do not need experience for drug inspector in MP. But it is better till vacancy come out you work for manufacturing of schedule c or c1 drugs. It will help you apply anywhere.
      Also ESIC hospitals pharmacist is good career option. you can target that too.

  • Hiii…..Sir I Completed MSc Analytical Chemistry and i have 3 years of experience in Quality Control in Pharma. am i eligible for Drug inspector..?

  • Hi, I am from Maharashtra I hold M. Pharm in Medicinal Chemistry but have got 2.5 years of experience in Patent field can I apply for exam.

    • You can apply in states like Gujarat and AP which do not require experience in manufacturing of schedule C.
      But you could not apply in Maharasha, UP, West Bengal etc
      Experience in patents do not count.

      • Hi I have completed my b pharmacy and I have experience in clinical research Regulatory department, but not in manufacturing and testing of schedule c drugs, do I am eligible for drug inspector post in Karnataka State

      • As per past notification you can apply for drug inspector in karnataka. In previous notification karanatka required bpharmacy degree only. But in future who knows it can demand experience too. Regulatory experience do not count.

      • Update: karnataka PSC 2018 drug inspector notification clearly require 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. So you @meghashree you cannot apply.

  • I completed B.pharm. And now I taking admission for master. My Que. is that, after completing M.pharm. And having 3years of industrial work experience in testing of c drug., is it ok for appearing drug inspector exam for Maharashtra..?

  • I am from telangan state …
    Now I am going to finish my Master’s in pharmaceutics. i want to become a drug inspector. so, in which type of company I should get experience.. means i want know which companies provide scheduled C products…and do we have to send every year (update) report for board..as we are working here..

    • Most companies manufacture drugs or formulations that comes under Schedule C or C1. Injections, Antibiotics and vitamins Formulations are common. You will need to provide experience certificate from the company only once, when you are called for document verification before joining. this stage comes after clearing the exam.

      Your experience certificate should mention that you were involved in manufacturing or testing of schedule C or C1 drugs.

      Here is the complete list of schedule C formulations.

      List Of Schedule C and C1 Drugs & Forumulations

  • Sir i have completed B.PHARMACY
    And i m comes in ph category
    I have 2 year exp in medical store. Can i apply for drug inspector?

    • You can apply for drug inspector in states which do not require any experience. Medical store experience is not counted for drug inspector but it is counted for government pharmacist in many departments.

  • sir,
    currently i am doing my Masters in Pharmacology,i will complete my masters in may 2018 and i don’t have experience in manufacturing of schedule c drugs.I can apply drug inspector post in Karnataka??

    • As 2018 karnataka drug inspector notification clearly mention experience , you cannot apply. Be patient and prepare for future drug inspector and pharmacists exams.

    • As per past notification Gujarat state do not require experience for drug inspector post. Still for future safe you should get the experience till next vacancy is announced.

  • Hello, I’am B.pharmacy graduate from Mumbai University, I’am currently working in manufacturing of Schedule C drug product fro past 3 months. What else I should require to qualify for the post of drug inspector in different states of India, preferably in Maharashtra, Gujrat and Goa.

  • For Maharashtra you require experience of total 5 years in same field. However you can apply for Gujarat. For Goa and most other states you require experience of 18 months. Pharmagang post all drug inspector vacancies when they are announced.

    • No, pharmacist get promoted to senior pharmacist, pharmacy officer or chief pharmacist etc. Only in those states where there is a cadre promotion system in place.

  • Hi
    Iam from Maharashtra. I completed my B.pharm in 2000 & after that i am running a medical store. so now at age of 42, did I have any opportunity as drug inspector or govt.pharmacist anywhere in India

    • Domicile is required only if you apply on reserved category. general seats are open for all states. For central drug inspector vacancy you do not need any domicile.

  • Is domicile is required for drug inspector (state)??
    And only production , QA ,QC experience are required for drug inspector (central+state) ??

    • Eligibilty For Bihar Drug inspector:
      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.

      no experience was mandatory in last recruitment.

  • Sir,
    Can you please list states which do not require any experience for drug inspector exam. I am B.pharmacy graduate and want t aply for drug inspector.

  • I’ve completed my b.phrmcy and now studying in m.phrmcy from chemistry and hv n yr experience so can I apply for dis job….

  • You have mentioned experience in production & testing of c, c1 drugs means do we need experience in both or anyone is enough?
    Experience as a QC in injectables is that enough?

    • No, in manufacturing or testing. Any will do.
      It will be enough , just get a certificate from company that you were involved in testing of those schedule drugs.

  • Sir,
    I’am currently working in one of drug research company as a Drug safety Associate and I have 18+ months experience. But that company and my work profile related to Drug Research. It’s not a any manufacturing and or testing of schedule C and / or C1 drugs.
    Can I apply for this exam ???

  • Sir,
    I’am currently working in one of drug research company as a Drug safety Associate and I have 18+ months experience. But that company and my work profile related to Drug Research. It’s not a any manufacturing and or testing of schedule C and / or C1 drugs.
    Can I apply for this exam ???

  • Sir,
    I am currently working in one of drug research company as a drug safety associate and I have 18+ months experience. But company and my work profile related to drug research. It’s not a any manufacturing and or testing of schedule C or C1 drugs. Can I apply for this exam ?

    • You can apply in states which do not require experience. Also you should see list of schedule c and C1 drugs if you are surely involved with them or not. Drug Research and safety studies also involves testing. See if your experience certificate could mention that.

  • Sir humne m pharmacy complet ki hai 3 year qc ka experience hai aur industry ka experience letter hai par baddi k durg inspector se veryfiy nhi hai aur mere pas ab salary shlip bhi nhi hai kya hum uppsc ke drug inspector k liye aplicable hai

    • you need only a original copy of your experience certificate. It should mention that you worked in manufacture or testing of schedule c and c1 drugs. Or it should have name of schedule C drug you worked on. salary slip is not needed. also in some states experience is not required.

      ( Agar apko hindi mei reply chaiye, kripya dobara comment ya message kark batayein, apko email ya personal message hindi reply kar dia jayga. )

  • I’m B pharma graduate from U.P .
    I am currently working in manufacturing unit for past 19 months
    What else I should require to qualifiy for the post of drug inspector in U.P. or Bihar

  • .sir,
    i have completed Msc in drug chemistry from pune University from maharasta. i completed master degree from 2018 running.can me apply to drug inspector…

  • Sir, mey drug inspector banna chahta hu. Meri ek problem hey.meri left eye close he to mey drug inspector apply karsakta hu ki nahi.

    • If your one eye has zero vision but second eye is good, you will be considered as a normal candidate. So you can apply for drug inspector. Get your both eye checked for government hospital and get a certificate for percent of disability.
      One eye close means 30 percent disability for jobs, so no problem. Upto 40 percent certificate no problem in any job. But if second eye also have more problem then it will depend on department rules.

  • Sir I am RAVIKANT from Haryana I have done m pharmacy from Rajasthan
    Can I apply for Di in Haryana and Rajasthan and any other state
    Sir I have no experience. In any company

  • Sir I am Sani from UP. I completed b. Pharam in 2015 than 1 yr work in manufacturing same year cracked GPAT and done M. Pharam 2018.
    Once again I join manufacturing after 2 yr gap.
    Plz tell if I completed 6 months experience in manufacturing than it is possible to count 18 months experience for eligibility of Drug inspector.

    • yes you will count all the experience. your experience in manufacturing will be 18 months after you complete more 6 months. But get experience certificate for both terms, all experience certificates for UP should be verified by drug controller/ drug Inspector of the region. Ceritificate should be for manufacturing of schedule c or c1 drugs.

  • I am B pharm graduate. I want to apply for drug inspector. I have no experience. Plz suggest me. In which state i can apply. And after m pharm I will apply or not. What is branch is beneficial in m pharm for eligibility in drug inspector exam.

  • I am B pharm graduate. I want to apply for drug inspector. I have no experience. Plz suggest me. In which state i can apply. And after m pharm I will apply or not. What is branch is beneficial in m pharm for eligibility in drug inspector exam. What is the QA and Qc and how is beneficial for drug inspector examination.

    • For drug inspector post only pharmacy graduation is needed. Any M. pharm is equal.In the last of post we have summarised the states which do not require experience for drug inspector.
      QA quality awareness and qc quality control are same things. It is good have sound knowledge of pharmaceutical analysis for drug inspector exam, but exam contain other graduation level questions and subjects too.

  • Sir I am done M. Pharam (Pharmaceutics). Can I apply Drug inspector or with filed is better for Drug inspector is that QC or QA.

    • you can apply, as many states do not require experience. For other states you need to get experience in schedule c and c1 tsting or manufacture. If qc job involve testing of schedule c and c1 then good.

    • Himachal pradesh, UPSC, UP, karanataka already invited applications in recent times. Prior to election 2019 chances are less. However keep checking pharmagang, we post all regular government drug inspector jobs on homepage.
      Also we suggest you to apply for future government pharmacist exams too. Salary in ESIC, Railway and CGHS are fine enough.

    • You tried posting comments many times. First comment by new user is approved by us, so took time. Now your future comments on pharmagang do not require approval, can comment on pharmagang using same emails in a second.
      We already answered your question in reply to angel comment.

    • No, currently no experience is mandatory for drug inspector in himachal pradesh. But persons who have experience will be allowed to inspect schedule c drugs after appointment.
      Also please note that 2018 post is contractual, but salary is good.

  • Sir mana B pharmacy kea hua ha or mana MS in pharmacy bhe kea hua ha kya ma drug inspector ke job ka lea apply kar sakte hu.

  • I am a Pharm D 5th year student studying in Andhra Pradesh. I want to know whether Pharm D students are eligible for drug inspector posts? Also, what are the other govt job opportunities for Pharm D students and how to apply for such jobs?

    • yes you can apply for drug inspector post when they ask for degree in pharmacy. Still status of pharma D is confusing in India. We will file RTI and ask for response from states and departments. Same will be posted on pharmagang in coming months.
      Other jobs are sometimes available but are of contract job nature. There is no government clinical pharmacist posts in India yet.

  • If a candidate can apply for DI or DCO in Rajasthan, if he/she is only B Pharm, no any other specialization or industrial experience

  • i completed m.pharm and i am from hyd. can u please tell me wheather experience is necessary for drug inspector?

  • I have completed m.pharmacy I’m from karnataka if I work in R&D department in C&c1 injectables company does that fulfill the eligibility criteria.

  • Sir m doing b.pharma and I got 55% marks in 12th and 45% in pcm in 12th. And some one said to me that. You can’t apply for Drug Inspector. Then sir kya mujhe bta Sakte ho ki mujhe apply krne me paresaani aa sakti hai baki form bharne me baki government job k form me. Me UP se hu Delhi NCR me

    • you can apply. some drug inspector forms may require 55 percent in B. pharm, and some forms do not require it. So see before filling the form. But if you have 55 percent in graduation you can apply for almost all government jobs.

  • Hello, sir i completed my Diploma in pharmacy also Bpharmacy graduated from Gondia in 2018 can i apply for drug inspector?

  • I am from West Bengal with M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics. If I acquire 18 months experience in Formulation Research and Development sector (example concerning any antibiotic oral tablet formulation) from any Private pharmaceutical company, can I go for applying the job of Drug Inspector?

  • I am working in QA since 8years in corporate earlier I was working in plant as QA for 3 years.

    Can i apply for DI in Maharashtra

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