Drug Inspector UPSC: Post, Eligibility, Qualification, Duties  

The Drug Inspector Exam is held by the Union Public Service Commission each year for all the qualified applicants for the job of Drug Inspector through central government organizations.

The candidates in order to take part in the Drug Inspector exam should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of manufacturing or by examining the drug for the concerned post.

Name of The Post 

Drugs Inspector

Ministry/Administration – Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Department/Office – Department of Health and Family Welfare

Organisation – Central Drugs Standard Control Organization CDSCO

Pay Scale – PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 plus Rs. 4800/- Grade Pay (Total emoluments Rs. 37,571/-

Eligibility Criteria 

Age Limit – Not beyond 30 years on usual concluding date for General Candidates. Relaxable for frequently selected Central/UT Govt. servants equal to five years consistent with the commands or instructions distributed by the Government of India from time to time. Age relaxable is valid to other groups of applicants, please see germane parts of the Commands and Further information to applicants for Employment by Selection.

Essential Qualification – Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine with knowledge in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from a reputed University or alike.


  • Eighteen months’ experience in the manufacture of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule C to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945
  • Eighteen months’ experience in assessing no less than one of the substances quantified in Schedule C to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 in a laboratory accepted for this purpose by the certifying expert.
  • Three years’ experience in the examination of businesses manufacturing any of the substances specified in Schedule ‘C’ to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 during the occupancy of their provision as Drugs Inspector.


1. Duties and functions specified in Rules 51 and 52 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 include inspection of all licensed drugs manufacturing establishments

2.The plant and the procedure of production, the means working for regulating and examining the drug, the methods, and place of storing, the mechanical experiences of the worker etc. which are possible to disturb the power or transparency of the creation, taking examples of medicines from locations of producer/ merchants for exam or investigation

3.Investigation of cases of forged drugs and linked protests

4.Introduction of actions for breaks of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules.

Experimentation– Two Years

Head Quarter – Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, New Delhi, Zonal /Sub-Zonal/Port Offices etc. Anywhere in India.

Other Details – Three posts are constant and lasting are momentary, General Central Service, Group- ‘B’, Gazetted, Non-Ministerial

How to Apply

Applicants are needed to submit an application form by online by going to the website www.upsconline.nic.in. The thorough directions for filling up online applications are obtainable at the above-mentioned website