DCO Exam 2013 Admit Card, Exam Date, Syllabus & Paper Pattern

Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) has issued a notification for the Drug Control Officer Examination 2013 that is to be held on 8.11.2013 at Jaipur, Rajasthan. The detailed Notification of DCO Exam can be found on their official website www.ruhsraj.org.

Candidate who have applied for the DCO post should posses a Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from a University.

Download Admit Card/Call Letter for DCO Exam 2013

Admit Card for Drug Control Officer Examination 2013 will be available on www.ruhsraj.org from 4.11.2013. Candidates have to bring the Print out of the admit card along with a identity proof like driving license, Voter ID card etc. otherwise they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Date of Examination

Drug Control Officer Examination 2013 will be held on 8.11.2013 at Jaipur, Rajasthan

Paper Pattern and Syllabus

The Examination will be conducted online. There will be 100 multiple/objective type questions of one mark each. The duration of Exam is of 2 hours. There is no negative marking in the exam. As there is no negative marking the candidates can try to attempt all the questions without any fear.

Syllabus for the DCO Examination 2013

NATURAL PRODUCTS – Pharmacolognosy of Senna, Digitalis, Clove, Cinnamon, Rauwolfia, Ergot, Belladona, Vinoa, Ginseng, Opium and Gelatin. Chemical nature of the active constituents, tests and mode of action of these drugs.

PHARMACEUTICS – Technology of Drug delivery system, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical legislation.

Technology of Drug delivery system: Manufacture, Standard, labeling, packing and storage of dosage forms like tablets, capsules, liquid orals, injectables, topical preparation, blood products and plasma substitutes, sustained release dosage forms and noval drug delivery systems.

Sterilisation: Different methods of sterilization and sterility testing of pharmaceuticals.

Basis of pharmacokinetics and their importance in formulation, Bioavailability, Bioequivalance, Stability studies.

Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules, Pharmacy Act, Narcotic and Psychotropic substances Act, Essential Commodities Act and Drugs (Price Control) Order

PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS – Principle and application of absorption spectroscopy, chromatography, potentiometry, non-aqueous, complexometry with reference to drugs given in Indian Pharmacopoeia. Microbiological assays and biological standarisation of antibiotics and vitamins as per I.P.

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS AND CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY – Nomenclature, synthesis, uses, mechanism of action, DAR and metabolism of drugs belonging to the following categories which are official Indian Pharmacopeia.

Neuroleptics and tranquilisers, antihypertensives,antiarrhythmics vasodilators, diuretics, antibiotics, analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs, antithistaminics antineoprotics, antiamoebics, oral contraceptives, antituberculars and antileprotics, antimalarials, insulin and other antidiabitics, corticosteroids, antiulcer antiasthemetics.

Clinical aspects of pharmacy and pharmacology, drug interactions.

Basic concepts of drug metabolism:

Evaluation of drugs in human beings/clinical trials.

Drug therapy in paediatrics, geriatrics and during pregnancy

Radioisotopes in medical practice, Biological effects of radiation.

INTEROSTOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY – Classification, cultivation, isolation, identification and nutritional needs of bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi, Microbial genetics and variations, Theoritical aspects of immunity, sources and mode of infection, general methods of preparation, standarisation, preservation, storage and usesof Vaccines, Sera and diagnostic agents, Antigen-antibody reactions, Microbacterium-Tuberclosis, Leprosy-Salmonella, Shigellam spirecuteas, mycoplasma, diarrhoeal diseases, ELTSA, Bacteriology of water, milk and food. Drug sensitivity test for Bacteria.

Fermentation technology: production of alcohols, acetic acid, citric aci, penicillin, tetracycline.