Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor's Degree in Science / Agriculture / Engineering / Technology with a minimum of 55% marks for General / OBC candidates / Defence Personnel and 50% for SC/ST/PWD students from a recognized University.

For industry Sponsored candidates, Bachelor's Degree in Science / Agriculture / Engineering / Technology with a minimum of 55% marks and three years industrial experience in a Food and allied industry.

Application Fee

A non-refundable Application Fee of Rs. 750/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%) by SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs. 1500/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%) by other candidates may be deposited through SBI COLLECT and printed copy of e-receipt of the same must be enclosed with the application.


Category No. of Seats
General (UR) 12
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 3
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 8
Scheduled Caste (SC) 4
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 2

One of the seats notified above is reserved for Persons with Disabilities (PWD, Divyangjan).

Candidates claiming reservations under specific categories are required to provide attested documents as proof in support of their claims as per the format of Government of India. Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC candidates belonging to ''Non-creamy layer". The criteria for Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) will be as per the notification of Government of India. The OBC category candidate should submit the OBC certificate on format prescribed by Govt. of India, having "Non-Creamy Layer'' clause.

Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are considered in the general (GEN) category, i.e. unreserved category and they will be eligible only for the OPEN seats. Candidates claiming reservations in OBCs category should also be listed in the current updated CENTRAL list of OBCs (www.ncbc.nic.in). OBCs present in the state list but not covered in the central list of OBCs (as per the list in www.ncbc.nic.in) are not eligible to claim the reservation. Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under ''CREAMY LAYER'', are not entitledfor any relaxation/reservation available to OBC category and should indicate their category as General in the application.

Reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in selection is governed by Government of India notification in the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II, dated January 17, 2019 and issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The benefit of EWS reservation will be given only to those General category candidates who satisfy the condition given in the above OM.

Provision for reservation for candidates belonging to EWS/OBC/SC/ST/PWD will as per the Government of India instructions issued from time to time.

Industry sponsored candidates have to submit an authentic Certificate of Sponsorship from the sponsor with minimum of three years experience in a food and allied industry to apply for the course.

Examination Pattern and Examination Centres

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) based entrance Examination will be conducted at Mysuru, Jammu, Chennai, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Lucknow, Thiruvananthpuram, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Dehradun and Bengaluru in coordination with respective laboratories / Centres at these places. Candidates will have to provide three options while filling the application form. In most cases, the centre of the choice will be assigned to the applicants, However, the organizers reserve the right to change centre logically due to operational reasons. This will be intimated to the applicants well in time.


Syllabus for Entrance Test for M.Sc.(Food Technology).

Selection Process

  1. Candidates shall be ranked based on their performance in the Entrance Test subject to reservation as described above.
  2. For Industry sponsored candidates, selection process will comprise of written test followed by interview (If more than 2 applications are received).
  3. Penalty for wrong answer : There will be a penalty for the wrong answer marked in the MCQ test. For any wrong answer to a question, one fourth of the mark assigned to the question will be deducted as penalty from the total score. If the question is left unanswered (No answer is marked by the candidate), no penalty will be applicable for that question.
  4. While deciding merit, in case of tie, the candidate answering higher number of questions correctly will get preference (a. Total Questions, b. Mental Ability, c. General Awareness).
  5. Any misrepresentation of your credentials may lead to the cancellation of your application at any stage. Any dispute(s) with regard to the selection / admission process will be under Mysore Court Jurisdiction only.

Documents to be uploaded

For further correspondence, kindly contact :

Head, Human Resource Development
CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute
Mysuru - 570 020
Email : hrd@cftri.res.in

For online application, please visit www.cftri.res.in