Syllabus of Zoology Paper for UPPCS Main Examination- 2012

Here you can find the syllabus of Zoology Paper for UPPCS Main examination. It is divided into various sections.

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Here you can find the syllabus of Zoology Paper for UPPCS main examination. It is divided into various sections. Each section is important for your success in this exam. You should read the Zoology Paper syllabus thoroughly and plan your preparation accordingly.


Paper I

Non Chordata, Chordata, Ecology, Ethology, Biostatistics and Economic Zoology.


1. General Survey: 
Classification and Interrelationship of various Phyla. 2. Protozoa: Locomotion, Nutrition,Reproduction and Human Parasite. 3. Porifers:  Canal system; Skeleton and Reproduction. 4. Cridaris:Polymorphism; Coral reels Metagenesis.  5. Helminthiases: Parasitic adaptation and host-parasite relation-ships. 6. Annelida: Adaptive radiation in Polychaeta.7.Arthopoda:  Larval forma and parasitism in Crusta-cea. Appendages of prawn: Vision and respiration in Arthopoda, Social life and metamorphosis in insects. 8. Mollusca: Respiration, Pearl formation. 9. Echinedermata:  General organisation, larval forms and affinities.10. Chordata: Origin: Lung fishes; Origin of tetrapods. 11. Amphibis:  Neoteny and parental care. 12. Rep- tilia: Skull types (Anapsid; Diapsid; Parapsid and synpaid) Dinosaurs. 13. Aves: Origin aerial adaptationsand migration; Fightless birds.  14. Mammalia: Prototheria and Metatheria: Skin derivatives of Eutheria.

Ecology, Ethology, Biostatics and Economic Zoology.1. Ecology: Abiotic and biotic factors; Inter and intraspecific relations, ecological succession; Differenttypes of biomes; Biogeochemical cycles. Food web; Ozone layer and Biosphere; Pollution of air, water andland. 2. Ethology: Types of animal behaviour, Role of hormones and phenomones in behaviour; Methods ofstudying animal behaviour, Biological rhythms. 3. Biostatistics: Sampling methods, frequency distributionand measures of central rendency, standard deviation, standard error correlation and regression chi-squareand t-test.  4. Economic Zoology:  Insect pests of crops (Paddy, Gram and Sugarcane) and stored grains,Agriculture, Sericulture, Lacculture, pisciculture and Oyster culture.

Paper- II

Cell Biology Genetics, Evolution and Systematics, Bio-Chemistry, Physiology and Development Biology.


1. Cell Biology: 
Cell membrane, Active transport and Sodium potassium AT Pase Pump, Mitochondria,Golgibodies; endoplasmic reticulum; ribosomes and lysosomes; cell division mitotic spinal and chromosomemovements and meiosis, chromosome mapping Gene concept and function; Watson-Crick model of DNA,Genetic code Protein synthesis, Sex chromosomes and sex determination.  2. Genetics:  Mendelian laws ofinheritance, recombination linkage and linkage maps, multiple alleles, mutation (nutural and induced, muta-tion and evolution, chromosome number and form structural rearrangements, polypoloidy, regulation of geneexpression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Human cormosomal abnormalities, gene and diseases, Eugenics,Genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology and gene cloning.  3. Evolution and systematics:  Theo-ries of evaluation; sources and nature of organic variation; natural selection; Hardy Weinberg law; crypticand cematic colouration; mimicry; isolating mechanisms and their role, insular fauds, concept of speciesand sub-species; principles of taxonomy; Zological nomenclature and International code; Fossils;Geological Bras; Phylogeny of horse and elephant; origin and evolution of man; principles and theories of continental  distribution of animals; Zoogeographical realms of the world.

SECTION - B - Biochemistry, Physiology and Development Biology.

1. Biochemistry: 
Structure of carbohydrates, lipids (including saturated and unsaturated fatty acids) aminoacids, proteins and nuclieic acides, Glycolysis; Kreb’s cycle, Oxidation and reduction, oxidativephosphorelation, Energy conservation and release. ATPC-AMP; types of enzymes, mechanism of enzymeaction; Immunoghlobulins and immunity; vitamins,  2. Physiology (with special reference to mammals):Composition of blood, blood group in man, agglutination; oxygen and carbon dioxide transport, haemoglobin,breathing and its regulation Formation of urea and urine, acide-base balance and homeostasis; Thermo-regulation in Man; Nerve impulse conduction and transmission across synpse, neurotransmitters; Vision,hearing and olfaction; Types of muscles; Digestion and absorption of protein, carbohydrate, fat and nucleicacid, control  of secretion of digestive juices, balanced diet of man, steroid, protein peptide and aminoacids,drived hormones; role of hypothalamus, pituitary thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adernal glands and pinealorgan and their relationship, physiology of human reproduction, hormonal control of development in man;Pheromones in mammals. 3. Development Biology:  Gametogenesis, fertilisation, types of eggs, clevageand gastrulation in Brachiotoma frog and chick; fate maps of frog and chick; metamorphosis in frog; forma-tion and fate of extra embryonic membrance in chick; formation of amino allantois and types of placenta inmammals, organiser phenomenon, regeneration genetic control of development organogenesis of brain, eye and heart; aging.