QCI Recruitment 2023 – Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Date, Notification pdf Apply online

QCI Recruitment 2023 – Food technology/biotechnology government job opportunity for freshers. Quality Council of India is recruiting 553 candidates for the post of Examiner of patents and designs (Group A). Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Date, Salary, Notification pdf all the details are given below.

Exam will be conducted in 3 stages. The syllabus PDF for exam is given below.

QCI Recruitment Important Dates

Sr. No Task Date
1 Online application process starts 14th July 2023
2 Online application process concludes 4 August 2023
3 Issuance of e-Admit Card for Preliminary
14 August 2023
4 Preliminary Examination 3 September 2023
5 Declaration of result of Preliminary Examination 13 September 2023
6 Issuance of e-Admit Card for Mains Examination 18 September 2023
7 Mains Examination 1 October 2023
8 Declaration of result of Mains Examination 16th October 2023
9 Issuance of e-Admit Card for Interview 22 October 2023
10 Interview 11th and 12th November 2023
11 Declaration of final list of qualified candidates 17th November 2023

Eligibility for QCI Exam

CGPDTM Recruitment 2023 eligibility educational qualifications

Age Limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained
the age of 35 years as on the last date of submission of online application.

The upper age limit of 35 years will be relaxable by up to a maximum of 5 years,
that is up to the maximum upper age limit of 40 years, in the case of Government
servants in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central


CGPDTM intends to recruit Examiners of Patents and Designs, General Central
Service, Group ‘A’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) in Level 10 in Pay Matrix (₹ 56,100
– 1,77,500) plus applicable allowances, as admissible, in the Government of India.

Number of vacancies

CGPDTM Recruitment 2023 Number of vacancies cast wise


Exam pattern

The Examination will consist of three phases

1) Preliminary Examination
2) Mains Examination
3) Interview

The medium of examination for preliminary and mains examination as well as interview shall be English only.

1) Preliminary Examination

This examination is meant to serve as a screening test and the marks secured
in this examination will not be considered towards the declaration of final list of qualified candidates.

This examination will be conducted in ONLINE mode only.

It will consist of one paper of objective type multiple choice questions and will comprise of 150 marks .

This examination will be of a duration of 2 hours.

A maximum of 150 questions, each question carrying one mark, will be present in this paper, which will consist of multiple-choice questions to test
General English (15 marks), Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning (30 marks), Quantitative Aptitude (30 marks), General Knowledge and Current Affairs
(30 marks), General Science (30 marks) and IP legislation in India, WIPO and related treaties (15 marks)

The number of candidates to be admitted to the mains examination, on the
basis of result of the preliminary examination, may be about twenty times of the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled through this recruitment process. The minimum qualifying marks in preliminary exam for UR :30%; OBC/EWS :25% and others :20%

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2) Mains Examination

The mains examination will be conducted in offline mode only and will
consist of a written examination, which will consist of 2 papers i.e. Paper –I
(OMR Based) and Paper –II (Descriptive answer). Paper I will be of 100
marks and Paper –II will be of 300 marks.

Paper-I will be of 2 hours duration and will comprise of a maximum of 100
objective type multiple-choice questions, each question carrying one mark,
to test the General Knowledge and Current Affairs (20 Marks), General
Aptitude (20 Marks), Elementary mathematics (20 Marks), English language
proficiency (20 Marks) and knowledge related to intellectual property rights (IPRs) (20 Marks).

Paper-II will test the knowledge of the candidate in the technical / scientific
discipline of the vacancy applied for. Paper-II will be of 3 hours duration
and will comprise of 300 marks having descriptive questions. Disciplinewise syllabus is given in Annexure.

The cumulative marks obtained in Paper-I and Paper-II will be assigned
80% weightage in the final list of qualified candidates.

As a general rule, candidates must write all the papers in their own
handwriting and in no circumstances will they be allowed to take the help of
a scribe. However, persons with disabilities may be eligible for the facility
of a scribe in accordance with the relevant rules, O.M.s, guidelines, etc. The
onus of justifying the existence of such circumstances and the resultant right
to use a scribe shall be upon the candidate.

If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, the relevant answer shall
be treated as incorrect.

The number of candidates to be eligible for interview may be about five
times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled through
this recruitment process

3) Interview

The interview will be of 100 marks and will test the candidate on the topics covered in the preliminary and mains examination. The marks obtained in interview will be given 20% weightage in the final list of qualified candidates

Exam Fee

There will be an examination fee of ₹1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) for
candidates belonging to General category and OBC category.

For candidates belonging to SC /ST category, PWD/ Differently abled (PH) category and women
applicants (from all categories) and any other person, the examination fee shall be
₹500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only).


The syllabus for Paper-II of the mains examination in respect of different disciplines is as follows

  1. Bio Technology
  2. Bio-Chemistry
  3. Food Technology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Polymer Science & Technology
  6. Bio Medical Engineering
  7. Electronics and Communications Engineering
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. Computer Science and Information Technology
  10. Physics
  11. Civil Engineering
  12. Mechanical Engineering
  13. Metallurgical Engineering
  14. Textile Engineering

QCI Recruitment 2023 syllabus pdf download

How to apply

  1. Fill application form on Quality Council of India official website.
  2. Application process is starting from 14 July 2023.

Recruitment Notification PDF Download

Application link starts from 14 July 2023


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