Rajasthan Public Service Commission
Syllabus For Post of College Lecturer: Zoology
- Taxonomy – Principles and basis of classification, Binomial
system of nomenclature. General survey of animal kingdom, classification
upto order and relationship of the various phyla.
- Study of structure and life cycle of following representations of
(a) Protozoa: Paramecium, Monocystis, Plasmodium, Euglena,
Trypanosoma and Leishmania, Protozoa and diseases. Locomotion and
reproduction in protozoa.
(b) Porifera: Sycon, Canal system and skeleton in Porifera.
(c) Coelenterata: Obelia and Aurelia; polymorphism in Hydrozoa; coral
(d) Helminths: Planaria, Fasciola and Taeniea, Ascaris,
Parasitic-adaptations and evolution of parasitism.
(e) Annelida: Nereis & Pheretema, Hirudo.
(f) Arthropoda: Palaemon, Palamnaeus, Limulus, Periplanata, Musca and
Anopheles, Larval Forms and parasitism in Crustacea. Mouth parts, vision and
respiration in arthropods; social life and metamorphosis in insects.
(g) Mollusca: Unio, Pila and Sepia.
(h) Echinodermata: Starfish. Larval forms of Echinodermata.
Phylogenetic relationships between invertebrate larvae.
- Structural organization of the following chordate types-Balanoglossus,
Herdamania, Branchiostoma, Scoliodon, wallago, Rana, Varanus, Columba
- Comparative account of the integument, skeletal, ciricutory,
urinogenital & nervous systems of vertebrates.
- Retrogressive metamorphosis, Paedogenesis; adaptations of snakes;
adaptation of birds; Adaptation of mammals. Poisonous and non-poisonous
snakes of India.
- Economic importance of non-chordates and chordates.
- Cell Bilogy: Types of microscopes, structure, functions and
applications. Structure and function of cell and cytoplamic constituents:
structure of nucleus. Plasma membrane, mitochondria, Golgi bodies,
endoplasmic reticulum, lysosomes and ribosomes. Cell division.
- Gene structure and function: Watson & Crick model of DNA:
replication of DNA. Genetic code: Protein synthesis, sex chromosomes and sex
- Genetics: Mendelian laws of inheritance, recombination, linkage,
linkage maps and crossing over. Multiple alleles; Mutation – Natural and
induced mutations. Chromosome number and forms, structural rearrangements;
polyploidy; Cytoplasmic inheritance. Elements of human genetics – normal and
abnormal karyotypes; genes and diseases, eugenics.
- Biotechnology- definition, scope, recombinant DNA technology, PCR,
DNA finger printing, transgenic animals, blotting techniques, patenting laws
and animals cloning.
- Physiology: chemistry of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and
nucleic acids, enzymes and hormones, biological oxidation, carbohydrate,
protein and lipid metabolism; digestion and absorption; respiration;
structure and circulation of blood. Structure and function of heart; cardiac
cycle, chemical regulation of the heart beat, physiology of excretion
physiology of muscular contraction. Nerve impulse- Origin and transmission.
Function of sensory organs concerned with vision, sound perception, taste,
smell and touch, physiology of reproduction. An elementary idea of
- Evolution: Origin of life; history of evolutionary thaughts;
Lamarkism and Darwinism, Sources and nature of variations; natural
selection. Hardy-Weinberg law; cryptic and warning colouration, mimicry;
isolation, island life. Concept of species and sub-species. Fossils; outline
of geological eras. Origin and evolution of man. Principles and theories of
continental distribution of animals. Zoogeographical realms of the world.
- Developmental Biology: Gametogenesis, Fertilization, types of
eggs and cleavage. Development in Branchiostoma, frog and chick upto
gastrulation. Fate maps of frog and chick, metamorphosis in frog; formation
and fate of extra embryonic membrances in chick; function and types of
placenta in mammals, organisers. Regeneration Genetic control of
development; Organogenesis of central nervous system, heart and kidney of
vertebrate embryos. Teratogenesis, ageing and tissue culture, cell
differentiation and apoptosis.
- Techniques in Biology – Electrophoresis, centrifugation,
chromatography, colorimetry spectrophotometry, immunological techniques,
- Statistical application in Biology – mean, median, mode, students
"t" test, chi-square test, correlation and regression, variance and analysis
of variance, standard deviation, computer applications in biology –
fundamentals of computers, history and generations.
- Animal Ecology: Population; interspecific and interaspecific
relationships, competition, predation, parasitism, commensalism,
co-operation and mutualism. Community ecology and succession; concept of
ecosystem; Biogeochemical cycles. Limiting factors; concepts of habitat and
ecological niche; Major biomes and their communities; pollution - its
control and management.
- Wild life studies: Biodiversity, conservation and major wild life
sanctuaries in Rajasthan.
Note :- Pattern of Question Paper
- Objective type paper
- Maximum Marks : 100
- Number of Questions : 100
- Duration of Paper : Two Hours
- All questions carry equal marks.
- There will be Negative Marking.