Syllabus & Scheme of APPSC Drug Inspector Exam| DI Exam
|1 GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY||150 Marks||150 Questions.||150 Minutes|
|2 SUBJECT (ONE PAPER)||300 Marks||150 Questions||150 Minutes|
|INTERVIEW (ORAL TEST)||50 Marks|
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.
- Importance of various pharmacopeia with special reference to Indian pharmacopeia, British Pharmacopeia, Unites States pharmacopeia and international Pharmacopeias.
- Sources of drugs: Plant, Animal, Mineral, Synthetic and Biotechnological drugs.
- Preparation of Infusions, Decoctions, Tinctures, Solutions, Soft and Dry extracts.
Introduction and classification of various pharmaceutical dosage forms.
- Various parts of “Prescription” handling of prescriptions preliminary knowledge of important Latin terms useful in the interpretation of prescription and their translation into English.
- Posology: Calculation of dosage for infants, children adults and elderly persons.Alcohol dilutions, Proof spirit, Isotonic solutions, Displacement value.
- A brief outline of communicable diseases, their causative agents, modes of transmission and their prevention (Chickenpox, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Filaria, Leprosy, Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS).
- First Aid: Emergency treatment of shock, snake-bites, burns, poisoning and fractures.
- Classification of microbes their structure and identification. Bacterial growth, nutritional requirements and staining.
- Contamination of pharmaceuticals in hospital and community environments by microbes.
- Sterilization: Definition, types, procedure and testing.
- Sterilization of materials, equipment and utensils used in hospitals, centralized and decentralised sterilization. The drug distribution system in hospitals for out-patients and in- patients.
- Opthalmic preparations: formulations, methods of preparation, containers and evaluation.
- Collection, processing, storage and evaluation of blood, blood products and plasma substitutes
- Surgical products: Surgical cotton, surgical gauzes, bandages, sutures, ligatures and catguts.
- Definition and types of incompatibilities (Physical-Chemical and Therapeutic), correction of incompatibilities.
- Anatomy and physiology of Cardio-vascular system and related commondisorders like hypertension, hypotension, angina, myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure.
- Anatomy and physiology of Digestive system and related disorders like peptic ulcers, constipation, diarrhea and jaundice.
- Functions of diferent parts of Brain and spinal cord, Neurohumoral transmission in the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system.
- Drugs acting on central nervous systems: Sadatives, hypnotics, anti-anxietyagents, centrally acting muscle relaxants, anti-epileptics, analgesic, anti-pyretic andantiinfaammatory drugs.
- Antigens, anti-bodies, antigen-anti body reactions, hypersensitivity active and passive immunity types of vaccines.
- Historical development of antibiotics. Isolation of fermentation products with special reference to pencillins and tetracyclines.
- Carbohydrate metabolism: Glycolysis, glucogenesis, glucogenolysis, glycogen formation, pentose phosphate pathway, uronic acid pathway, abnormalities of carbohydrate metabolism.
- Introduction and principles of anti-microbial therapy Cotrimoxazole,fluorauinelones, newer penicillins, broad-spectrum antibiotics, cephalosporins, macrolides, anti-tubercular, anti-leprotic, antifungal and antiviral drugs.
- Anti protozoan and anthelmintic drugs. Chemotherapy of neoplastic diseases.
- 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.
- Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances Act, 1985 with special reference to procurement and utilization of dosage forms.