Karnataka Public Service Commission
Syllabus For Civil Service Examination
- Cell structure and functions;
Structure of an animal Cell, nature and function of cell organells, mitosis
and meosis, Chromosomes and genes. Laws of inheritance mutation.
- General Survey and Classification of
non-chordates (upto sub-classes) and chordates (upto orders) of following;
Protozoa, porifera, Colenterate, Platyhelminthes, Ascheminthes,
Annelidia, Arthropoda, Mollusca, Echinodermate and Chordata.
- Structure, Reproduction and Life
history of the following types : Amoeba, Monocytis. Plasmodium, Paramaecium.
Sycon, Hydra, Obelia, Fasciola. Teenia. Ascaris, Nereis, Phorotima, leech,
prawn, scorpion, cockroach. avioalve, a snail, Balanaglosus, an ascidian.
- Comparative anatomy of vertebrates:
Integument endoskeleton, Locomotory organs, digestive system, respiratory
system, heart and circulatory system, urinogenital system and sense organs.
- Physiology: Chemical composition of
protoplasm, nature and function of enzymes, colloids and hydrogen-ion
concentration bio-logical oxilation. Elementary physiology of digestion,
excretion, respiration. blood, mechanism of circulation with special
reference to man. nerve impulse, conduction and transmission across synoptic
- Embryology: Gametogenesis.
fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation; Early development and
meta-morphogenesis of frog. Ascidian and retrogressive metamorphosis.
Neotery, development of foetal membrance in chick and mammals.
- Evolution Origin of life. Principles
and evidences of evolution, speciation, mutation and isolation.
- Ecology: Biotic and abi tic factor,
concept of ecosystem, food chain and energy flow; adaptation of aquatic and
desert faund parasitism and symbiosis, Factors causing environmental
pollution and its prevention. Endangered species chronobiology and cireadium
- Economic Zoology: Beneficial and