(Syllabus) Mains Examination - Syllabus (Zoology)

Mains Examination Syllabus  - Zoology


GROUP A : Non chordata and Chordata :

1. General survey and classification of animal Kingdom.

2. Study of the structure, bionomics and life history of paramaecium. Euglena, Plasmodium, Giardia and Entamoeba.

3. Anatomical structure, reproduction and canal system of sycon.

4. Structure and life history of Obelia. Polymophism in coelenterata.

5. Structure and life history of planaria, liver fluke, Ankylostoma, Paasitic adaptations of helminthes.

6. External morphology, anatomical structure and their functions of nereis and leech.

7. External morphology, anatomical structure and their function of prawn, scorpion and Grasshopper, social life of Ants and Honey Bees.

8. External morphology, anotomical structure and their functions of pila and unio, elementary knowledge of pearl formation.

9. Anatomical structure and their function of starfish, Larel, formes of Echinodermata.

10. General organisation and classification of Protochordata, Anatomical structure and their functions of Amphioxus. Affinities of Amphioxus, Retrogressive metamorphosis of ascidia.

11. General organisation of cyclostomata.

12. Anatomical structures and their functions of scoliodan. Affinities of Diphoi.

13. Structure and functions of sense organs of Toad, Portal system and respiration in Toad.

14. Anatomical structures and function of Calotes poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, poison apparature and bitting machinism of snake. Fosil reptiles.

15. Anatomical structures and their functions of Pigeon. Flightless birds, Flying and perching mechanism in birds. Migration of birds. Volant adaptation of birds.

16. Anatomical structure and their function of Rat. Dentation in mammals. Structural Peculiarities and affinities of marsupials and prototherians.


1. Abiotic factors and their role.

2. Biotic factors, inter and intraspecific relations.

3. Concept, components of ecosystem, Food chain Ecological pyramids.

4. Adoption of life in relation of fresh water, merine water and desert.

5. Pollution in air water and land.

6. Wildlife of India with special reference to North East of India.

7. Kaziranga National Park.

8. Concept of Mean, Media and Mode.

9. Standard deviation and standard error.

10. Correlation and regression and chi square and t test.

11. Comparitive study of heart in vertebrate studies.

12. Succession of kidneys-Pro, meso and meta nephros in vertibrates.

13. Pectoral and pelvic girdles of tetrapods.

14. Morphology, life history and culture of lac insect.

15. Morphology, life history and culture of Eri and Muga Silk worm.

16. Pisciculture and induced breeding.

17. Morphology and life history of honey bee.


Cell Biology : Evaluation : Taxonomy :

Physiology : Embryology : Zoo Geography :

GROUP A : Cell Biology : Genetics Evolution

1. Stucture and functoion of cell.

2. Protoplasm - its physical and chemical properties.

3. Structure and function of cell membrane, nucleous mitechondria golgibodies and ribosomes.

4. Cell division - Mitosis and Meiosis, Theories of cell division.

5. Nucleic acid and biosynthesis of protein.

6. Mendelian Laws of inheritance.

7. Linkage and crossing over. Linkage maps.

8. Multiple alleles.

9. Chromosomal sex determination.

10. Gene structure and modern concept of gene.

11. Mutation - sponteneous and induced.

12. Cytoplasmic inheritance.

13. Sex-linked inheritance.

14. Evidence of evolution- Anatomical, Embryological and pala ontolgical.

15. Thories of evolution- Lamarkism, Darwinism and Deories theory of mutation.

16. Neo- Darwinism.

17. Fossil and fossil dating

18. Adoptive radiation in mammals.

GROP B : Physiology : Embryology : Zoo Geography :

1. Composition of food proteins, Caborhydrate and lipids.

2. Different types of enzymes with their function.

3. Physiology of digestion respiration and excretion in mammals.

4. Absorption of digested food.

5. Composition of blood, blood groups in men congulation of blood.

6. Structure and physiology of pirutary, thyroid and panereas.

7. Gametogenesis.

8. Fertilization.

9. Types of Eggs and cleavage pattern.

10. Development upto formation of there germinal layers in frog and chick.

11. Foetal membrances in chick and mammals.

12. Types of placenta and function of placenta.

13. Concept of species and sub species.

14. Principles of classification. Zoological nomenclature and internation code.

15. Zoo geographical realms of the world.

16. Discontinuous distribution of vertebrates.

17. Dispersal - Agencies of dispersal and its significance.

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