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OPSC Pre Exam Syllabus : Zoology

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013
I. (A) Taxonomy
Nomenclature And Classification Of Animals Up To Orders; Taxonomic Principles- Species, Ranking And Phylogenetic Divisions.
(B). Non-Chordata
Structure, Reproduction And Life History Of The Following:
Amoeba, Plasmodium, Hydra, Fasciola, Taenia, Pheretima, Palaemon,Periplaneta, Pila And Asterias.
II. Chordata General Features And Phylogeny Of Protochordates; General Characters And Phylogeny Of Cyclostomes, Pisces, Amphibians, Reptiles, Aves And Mammals; Type Studies : Scoliodon, Rana, Calotes, Columba And Oryctolagus.
III. Comparative Anatomy Comparative Functional Anatomy Of Vertebrate Systems : Integument, Digestive, Brain, Kidney, Circulatory And Endocrine.
IV. (A). Ecology And Wildlife
Concept And Components Of Ecosystem (Energy Flow, Food Chain, Food Web, Ecological Pyramids, Bio-Geochemical Cycles Such As Carbon, Nitrogen And Sulphur; Biotic Community; Concept Of Population; Animal Adaptations; Biodiversity- Principles And Types (Á, Â A N D Ã Diversity); Conservation; Wildlife Of Orissa; Concept Of Wildlife Management And Endangered Species.
(B). Evolution And Economic Zoology
Principles, Theories And Evidences Of Evolution; Palaeozoology; Zoological Eras; Zoogeographical Distribution Of Animals; Beneficial Insects And Their Culture; Protozoan And Helminth Parasites Of Man; Poisonous And Non-Poisonous Snakes.
V. (A) Cell Biology And Microbiology
Structure Of Animal Cell; Cell Organelles And Their Functions; Cell Division- Mitosis And Meiosis; Prokaryotes And Eukaryotes; Bacterial Cell Structure; Viruses And Their Types; Bacterial And Viral Diseases.
(B). Genetics
Concept Of Genes And Heredity; Mendelian And Non-Mendelian Inheritance; Linkage And Corssing-Over; Mutation And Recombination; Sex Determination; Sex-Linked Inheritance.
(C). Immunology
Innate Vs Acquired Immunity; Antigen And Antibody; B And T Cells; Organ And Tissue Transplantation; Immune Response And Aids.
VI. (A). Biochemistry
Structure And Organization Of Biomolecules- Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins And Nucleic Acids; Glycolysis; Tca Cycle; Glycogen Metabolism; Gluconeogenesis; Â-Oxidation Of Fatty Acids; Electron Transport And Oxidative Phosphorylation; Hormones; Vitamins; Enzymes; Coenzymes; Ph And Buffers.
(B). Molecular Biology
Structural Organization Of Dna And Rna; Types Of Rna; Dna Replication; Transcription And Translation; Genetic Code; Protein Synthesis.
VII. (A). Physiology And Endocrinology
Physiology Of Digestion, Excretion And Respiration; Muscles And Their Contraction; Neuron And Nerve Conduction; Hormone Action; Second Messenger Concept; Physiology Of Reproduction; Hypothalamic Regulation And Endocrine Functions.
(B). Ethology
Neural And Hormonal Control Of Behaviour; Mechanism Of Learning And Memory; Biological Rhythms.
(C) Embryology
Gametes And Gametogenesis; Fertilization; Cleavage And Gastrulation In Frog And Chick; Metamorphosis; Placenta And Placentation In Mammals.
VIII. (A). Biotechnology
Recombinant Dna; Restriction Enzymes; Gene Cloning And Vectors; C-Dna; Gene Library; Animal Cloning And Gm Animals; Application Of Biotechnology In Health Care, Waste Management And Food Production.
(B). Instrumentation
Microscopy (Compound, Electron And Phase-Contrast); Ph-Metry; Colorimetry; Chromatography; Centrifugation; Electrophoresis; Elisa.
(C). Biostatistics
Measurement Of Central Tendency- Mean, Mode And Median; Tests Of Significance (X2, T And F).

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