Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPSC) Prelim - Zoology Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 22, 2013
Zoology syllabus of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) Prelim exam is given here.


Structure, General organisation and biology of non-Chordata & Chordata, Ecology & Economic Zoology.


Non-Chordata and Chordata :

1. A general survey, classification and relationship of the various phyla.

2. Protozoa : Study of the structure, bionomics history of Verticella, Paramecium, Monocystic, malarial parasite, Trypanosoma. Protozoa & disease.

3. Perifera : Sycon.

4. Coelentorate : Structure and life history of Obelia and Aurelia. Sea anemones, Corals, Aleyonium.

5. Helmisnths, Structure and life history of planaria, Fasciola, Tacenia, Ascans, Blood flukes. Medical importance of Nematedes.

6. Annelida, Nereis, earthworm and leech

7. Arthropoda, Palaemon, Scorpion, Cockroach.

8. Mollusea, unio and Pila, Pearl formation Modifications of nervous system.

9. Echinodermata, Asterias and its larva.

10. General organisation and characters, outline classification and inter-relationship of proto- chordata, Pisces, Amphibia. Reptilia, Aves and Mammalia

11. Neoteny and retrogressive metamorphosis.

12. A general study of comparative account of the various systems of vertebrates.

13. Locomotion and respiration in fishes, structure and affinities of Dipnoi.

14. Structural peculiarities of Amphibia.

15. Poisonous and non-poisonous snakes of India.

16. Aerial adaptations of birds.

17. Structural peculiarities and phylogenelic relation of prototheria and Metatheria.


Ecology and Economic Zoology

1. Environment: Ahiotic factors and their role Biotic factors-Inter and Intra-specific relations.

2. Ecosystem , Biogeo-Chemical cycles.

3. Adaptation in fresh water, marine and terrestrial habitats.

4. Pollution in air, water and land.

5. Wild life in India and its conservation.

Economic Zoology

6. Parasitism, Commenselism and Host parasite relationship.

7. Parasitic protozoans and helminths of man.

8. Beneficial and harmful insects.


Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Systematics Biochemistry. Physiology and Embryology.


Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Systematics

1. Cell Biology- Structure and function of cell and cytoplasmic constituents : structure of nucleus , plasma membrane, mitochondria , gelgi-bodies , endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes, cell division, mitosis and miosis.

Gene structure and function : Watsen-Crick model of DNA, sex-chromosomes and sex-determination.

2. Genetics- Mendelian laws of inheritance; linkage and crossing over, mutation and evolution, cytoplasmic inheritance genes and diseases.

3. Evolution and Systematics-Origin of life. History of evolutionary through. Lamarck and his works. Darwin and his works. Sources and nature of organic variation. Natural selection, Isolation. Concept of species and sub-species, principles of classification, zoological nomenclature and international code. Fossils, geological eras, distribution of animals, zoogeographical realms of the world.


Biochemistry, Physiology and Embryology

1. Biochemistry- Structure of carbohydrates, lipids, ammo-acids, proteins and nucleic acids, glycolsis and Krebs cycle, oxidation and reduction, oxidative phosphorylation, energy conservation and release, ATP cholesterol. Enzymes and coenzymes. Hormones and their functions.

2. Physiology with special reference to mammals- Composition of blood, blood groups in man, coagulation, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport, nephron and urine formation, mechanism of conduction along axon and across synapes. neurotransmitters. Vision, hearing and other receptors, mechanism of contraction of skeletal muscle, role of salivary gland, liver, pancreas and intestinal glands in digestion, absorption to digested food, roles of pituitary thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenal testis, ovary and pineal body.

3. Embryology - Gamesomeness, fertilization, types of eggs, cleavage, development up to gastrulation in Branchiostoma. frog and chick, Metamorphosis in frog; Formation and fate of extra embryonic membranes in chick; formation of amnion, allantcis and types of placenta in mammals, function of placenta in mammals.
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