UPSC Zoology Syllabus 2021 - Detailed Zoology Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2
UPSC Zoology Syllabus 2021 - Union Public Service Commission prescribes UPSC zoology 2021 syllabus in official notification pdf file. The syllabus of UPSC zoology 2021 is released separately for paper 1 and paper 2 in the pdf file. Aspirants should prepare UPSC zoology syllabus 2021 for the mains exam of UPSC IAS. It becomes important to cover the syllabus in detail as UPSC IAS question papers are prepared from it only. Go to the below given article to know about Civil Services exam and other important details of zoology syllabus.
Highlights of Zoology Syllabus 2020
According to UPSC IAS exam pattern there will be no negative marking in mains exam.
This syllabus will be useful only to those applicants who qualify in the UPSC IAS result.
The syllabus of zoology subject is divided in two parts - paper I and II
The weightage of both the papers in exam is same which is 250 marks.
UPSC Zoology Paper I Syllabus
Applicants can check various topics and sub topics of Zoology subjects from the below given table.
UPSC Zoology Paper 1 syllabus
Non-chordata and Chordata
(a) Classification and relationship of various phyla up to subclasses: Acoelomate and Coelomate, Protostomes and Deuterostomes, Bilateria and Radiata; Status of Protista, Parazoa, Onychophora and Hemichordata; Symmetry.
(b) Protozoa: Locomotion, nutrition, reproduction, sex; General features and life history of Paramaecium, Monocystis. Plasmodium and Leishmania.
(c) Porifera: Skeleton, canal system and reproduction.
(d) Cnidaria: Polymorphism, defensive structures and their mechanism; coral reefs and their formation; metagenesis; general features and life history of Obelia and Aurelia.
(e) Platyhelminthes: Parasitic adaptation; general features and life history of Fasciola and Taenia and their-Pathogenic symptoms. (f) Nemathelminthes: General features, life history, parasitic adaptation of Ascaris and Wuchereria.
(g) Annelida: Coelom and metamerism; modes of life in polychaetes; general features and life history of Nereis, earthworm and leech.
(h) Arthropoda: Larval forms and parasitism in Crustacea; vision and respiration in arthropods (Prawn, scorpion & cockroach); modification of mouth, parts in insects (cockroach, housefly, mosquito, honey bee and butterfly), metaphor phosis in insect and its hormonal regulation, social behaviour ofApis and termites.
(i) Molluscs: Feeding, respiration, locomotion, general features and life history of Lamellidens, Pila and Sepia. Torsion and detorsion in gastropods.
(j) Echinodermata: Feeding, respiration, locomotion, larval forms, general features and life history of Asterias.
(k) Protochordata: Origin of chordates; general features and life history of Branchiostoma and Herdmania.
(l) Pisces: Respiration, locomotion and migration.
(m) Amphibia: Origin of tetrapods, parental care, paedomorphosis.
(n) Reptilia; Origin of reptiles, skull types, status of Sphenodon and crocodiles.
(o) Aves: Origin of birds, flight adaptation, migration.
(p) Mammalia: Origin of mammals, dentition, general features of egg laying mammals, pouched mammals, aquatic mammals and primates, endocrine glands (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, gonads) and their interrelationships.
(q) Comparative functional anatomy of various systems of vertebrates. (integument and its derivatives, endoskeleton, locomotory organs, digestive system,. respiratory system, circulatory system including heart and aortic arches, urinogenital system, brain and sense organs (eye & ear).
(1) Behaviour: Sensory filtering, responsiveness, sign stimuli, learning, and memory, instinct, habituation, conditioning, imprinting.
(2) Role of hormones in drive; role of pheromones in alarm spreading; crypsis, predator detection, predator tactics, social hierarchies in primates, social organization in insects;
(3) Orientation, navigation, homing; biological rhythms: biological clock, tidal, seasonal and circadian rhythms.
(4) Methods of studying animal behaviour including sexual conflict, selfishness, kinship and altruism.
(a) Spectrophotometer, phase contrast & fluorescence microscopy, radioactive tracer, electrophoresis, ultracentrifuge, PCR, ELISA, FISH and chromosome painting.
(b) Electron microscopy (TEM, SEM).
(a) Apiculture, sericulture, lac culture, pearl culture, carp culture, prawn culture, vermiculture.
(b) Major infectious and communicable diseases (malaria,tuberculosis, filaria, cholera and AIDS) their vectors, pathogens and prevention.
(c) Cattle and livestock diseases, their pathogen (helminths) and vectors (ticks, mites, Tabanus, Stomoxys).
(d) Pests of sugarcane (Pyrilla perpusilla), oil seed (Achaeajanata) and rice (Sitophilus oryzae).
(e) Transgenic animals.
(f) Medical biotechnology, human genetic disease and genetic counselling, gene therapy.
(g) Forensic biotechnology.
UPSC Zoology Paper 2 syllabus
Molecular taxonomy & biodiversity
(a) Structure & function of cell and its organelles (nucleus, plasma membrane, mitochondria, Golgi bodies, endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes and lysosomes), cell division (mitosis and meiosis), mitotic spindle and mitotic apparatus, chromosome movement chromosome type polytene and lampbrush, organization of chromatin, heterochromatin, Cell cycle regulation.
(b) Nucleic acid topology, DNA replication, transcription, DNA motif, RNA processing, translation, protein foldings and transport.
(a) Modern concept of gene, split gene, genetic,genetic regulation, code.
(b) Sex chromosomes and their evolution, sex determination in Drosophila and man.
(c) Mendel’s laws of inheritance, recombination, linkage, multiple alleles, genetics of blood groups, pedigree analysis, hereditary diseases in man.
(d) Mutations and mutagenesis.
(e) Recombinant DNA technology, plasmid, cosmid, artificial chromosomes as vectors, transgenics, DNA cloning and whole animal cloning (principles and methods).
(f) Gene regulation and expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
(g) Signal molecules, cell death, defects in signaling pathway and consequences.
(h) RFLP, RAPD and AFLP and application of RFLP in DNA finger-printing, ribozyme technologies, human genome project, genomics and proteomics.
(a) Structure and role of carbohydrates, fats, fatty acids, cholesterol, proteins and amino-acids, nucleic acids. Bioenergetics.
(b) Glycolysis and Krebs cycle, oxidation and reduction, oxidative phosphorylation; energy conservation and release, ATP, cycl cyclic AMP-its structure and role.
(c) Hormone classification (steroid and peptide hormones), biosynthesis and functions.
(d) Enzymes: types and mechanisms of action.
(e) Vitamins and coenzymes.
(f) Immunoglobulin and immunity.
Physiology (with special reference to mammals)
(a) Gametogenesis; spermatogenesis, composition of semen, in vitro and in vivo capacitation of mammalian sperm, Oogenesis, totipotency; fertilization, morphogenesis and morphogen; blastogenesis, establishment of body axes formation, fate map, gastrulation in frog and chick; genes in development in chick homeotic genes, development of eye and heart, placenta in mammals.
(b) Cell lineage, cell to cell interaction, Genetic and induced teratogenesis, role of thyroxine in control of metamorphosis in amphibia, paedogenesis and neoteny, cell death, aging.
(c) Developmental genes in man, in vitro fertilization; and embryo transfer; cloning.
(d) Stem cells: Sources, types and their use in human welfare.
(e) Biogenetic law.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC Zoology Syllabus 2021 - Detailed Zoology Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2
Question: Where can I download the UPSC Civil Services syllabus?
Aspirants can download UPSC IAS syllabus from official website upsc.gov.in .
Question: When will the commission release the admit card?
The commission will release UPSC IAS admit card in online mode tentatively by 20 days prior to the exam.
Question: What is the use of UPSC CSE zoology syllabus?
Applicants have to prepare for the zoology subject syllabus to qualify Civil Services mains examination.
Question: What is the UPSC IAS salary?
Applicants should know that UPSC IAS salary basic pay is Rs. 56,100
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Never leave any concepts doubtful or unsolved. Once done with the syllabus and concept clarity, you should move towards solving previous years papers. Give mock tests as much as possible. Time management is one more important thing you should look upon. Remember that practise will increase your efficiency.
Give at least two mock tests every week. Then analyze your weak parts and work on them. If you find it difficult to prepare from books like HC Verma, DC Pandey, then only go for NCERTs. From wherever you study, you must complete NCERT Textbooks as many questions are directly asked from NCERTs.
Some important chapters you must focus on- For Physics, Rotational Motion, Thermodynamics, SHM, Electrostatics, Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics. In Mathematics, Complex Number, Conic Section, Circle, Calculus, Vector & 3 D, Probability, Trigonometric Equation, Properties of Triangles, Quadratic Equation, Sequence and Series, Permutations and combination. In Chemistry, you can more focus on these chapters for last month preparation- Chemical bonding, Electrochemistry, Coordination compound, Salt analysis, Ionic equilibrium, Thermodynamics & thermochemistry, Aldehydes and ketones, Aromatic hydrocarbons, GOC isomerism, Liquid solutions, Alkyl halides and aryl halides. Beside this, give mock tests regularly.
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How Can I prepare for upsee b.pharma in one month ?
I am a up board student of hindi medium. I have got 83% in 12th &88% in 10th. I have not given jee main jan 2020. I have filled for jee main september 2020 also i have filled upsee. I am preparing both by self study. What should I do? Should I wait or take private colleges???
Your academics are quite descent as you have score 88% and 83% in 10th and 12th respectively.
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