Drug Inspector DI Exam Syllabus APPSC Andhra Pradesh

Syllabus & Scheme of APPSC Drug Inspector Exam| DI Exam

1 GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY150 Marks150 Questions.150 Minutes
2 SUBJECT (ONE PAPER)300 Marks150 Questions150 Minutes
Scheme of Drug Inspector Exam APPSC



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.

Pharmacy SUBJECT

  • 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.

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