FICSI Career Fair August 2022



Name of the Event: FICSI’S Career Fair 2022 

Industry: Food Processing & Allied Industry 

Date: 1st Week of August 2022 

Time: 9AM to 9PM 

Mode: Online

India is the 2nd largest producer of food in the world. It is playing a pivotal role in India’s economic growth due to its contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employment and investment. The industry is the fifth-largest industry in terms of production, consumption, exports, and potential growth.  

Considering the on-ground reality relating to shortage of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled work force in India’s FPI and its impact on competitiveness of the industry and the criticality of this issue, the Ministry of Food Processing Industry had commissioned a study to assess the Human Resource and Skill Requirement in Indian Food Processing Sector from 2021-30. The study shows a requirement of 13.4 lakh fresh skilled manpower is needed to sustain the growth.  

FICSI as the Sector Skill Council for food processing industry endeavours to equip the industry with skilled manpower- resulting in various undertaking done to skill & upskill manpower at all levels. One such initiatives is to create a platform where the industry can connect directly with the fresh talents and fulfil their manpower needs. A revamped and user-friendly job portal is being launched in the next 15 days. In addition, a series of Career Fairs are being planned, where in the Food Tech graduates will have the opportunity to showcase their talents & skills to get better exposure to the jobs in the industry. 

A. Eligibility Criteria for Participating Candidates:

  • Academic background of the candidates: M.Tech, B.Tech,M.Sc, MBA, B.Sc, M.Voc, B.Voc from Food Processing & Allied courses from UGC approved colleges & universities. 
  • Experience: Fresh Graduates (Final year appeared, pass out 2022) & Graduates with    Experience (not before 2019 pass out) 
  • The candidates must register and appear for FICSI’s National Food Processing Aptitude Test (NFPAT). 
  • The result will be declared on after 48 hours. 
  • All participants will be provided a Marksheet 
  • Candidates must secure minimum 50% in FICSI’s National Food Processing Aptitude Test (NFPAT) to be eligible to participate in the Career Fair. 
  • Candidates who have secured minimum 50% in First National Food Processing Aptitude Test (NFPAT) can also participate in the Second Career Fair.  
  • The candidates may register their profiles on FICSI’s Job Portal. 

B. Details of NFPAT 2022

  • Date of the Test: 1st Week of August 2022
  • Time: 9pm to 5pm. 
  • Mode: Online 
  • Type: Multiple Choice Questionnaire 
  • Total Marks: 60 
  • Duration: 90 mins 
  • Fee: INR 200 (Incl. Tax) 
  • Validity: One year 

C. Syllabus of the NFPAT

  • General Aptitude Test
  • Fundamentals of Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Knowledge of Food Processing Sample test will be uploaded on

D. Scope of Service for the Candidates

  • The companies & the profiles would be verified before uploading those to the FICSI Job Portal. 
  • Every participating company will be legitimate, and details of the requirements will be shared with the eligible candidates before the commencement of the event. 
  • FICSI will inform the candidates about shortlisting & selection before and after interviews. 
  • FICSI will provide a demo on “How to Navigate the Career Fair Platform” before the actual event. 
  • In case of multiple requirements from one organization, the candidate can apply for just one profile. 
  • Access to FICSI job Portal.