(Syllabus) RPSC: Syllabus For Post of College Lecturer: Zoology

Rajasthan Public Service Commission

Syllabus For Post of College Lecturer: Zoology

  1. Taxonomy – Principles and basis of classification, Binomial system of nomenclature. General survey of animal kingdom, classification upto order and relationship of the various phyla.
  2. Study of structure and life cycle of following representations of various phyla.
    (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 formation; metagenesis.
    (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.
  3. Structural organization of the following chordate types-Balanoglossus, Herdamania, Branchiostoma, Scoliodon, wallago, Rana, Varanus, Columba Rabbit.
  4. Comparative account of the integument, skeletal, ciricutory, urinogenital & nervous systems of vertebrates.
  5. Retrogressive metamorphosis, Paedogenesis; adaptations of snakes; adaptation of birds; Adaptation of mammals. Poisonous and non-poisonous snakes of India.
  6. Economic importance of non-chordates and chordates.
  7. 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.
  8. Gene structure and function: Watson & Crick model of DNA: replication of DNA. Genetic code: Protein synthesis, sex chromosomes and sex determination.
  9. 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.
  10. Biotechnology- definition, scope, recombinant DNA technology, PCR, DNA finger printing, transgenic animals, blotting techniques, patenting laws and animals cloning.
  11. 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 immunology.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Techniques in Biology – Electrophoresis, centrifugation, chromatography, colorimetry spectrophotometry, immunological techniques, ELISA.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Wild life studies: Biodiversity, conservation and major wild life sanctuaries in Rajasthan.

Note :- Pattern of Question Paper

  1. Objective type paper
  2. Maximum Marks : 100
  3. Number of Questions : 100
  4. Duration of Paper : Two Hours
  5. All questions carry equal marks.
  6. There will be Negative Marking.

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