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Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC).

Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2014:

MPPSC Preliminary Exam consists of two papers that are General Studies and General Aptitude Test.

Syllabus for Paper – I (General Studies)

General Science & Environment
Current Events of National and International Importance
History of India and Independent India
Geography of India
Indian Polity and Economy
Sports
Geography, History and Culture of Madhya Pradesh
Polity and Economy of Madhya Pradesh
Information and Communication Technology

Syllabus for Paper – II (General Aptitude Test Paper)

Comprehension
Interpersonal Skill including Communication Skill
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
Decision Making and Problem Solving
General Mental Ability
Basic Numeric, Data Interpretation
Hindi Language Comprehension Skill

Zoology Syllabus of the MP PSC Main Examination
1. Cell structure and function
(1) Difference between Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell.
(2) Structure of animal cell.
(3) Structure and functions of the following cell organelles.
Plasma membrane, Golgi bodies, Mitochondria,
Endoplasmic reticulum Lysosome, Ribosomes.
(4) Cell cycle-mitosis, meiosis
(5) Structure of nucleus including nuclear membrane.
(6) Chromosomes - structure, type, structural and numerical
abnormalities.
(7) Gene mutations (spontaneous and artificial).
(8) DNA - Structure, replication, transcription and translation
(9) Recombinant DNA: Process and application
(10) DNA Finger printing - process and application.
(11) Sex determination in Drosophila and man.
(12) Sex linked inheritance in man-haemophilia and colour
blindness.

2. Systematics
(1) Classification of non-chordates (up to sub classes) giving
general features and examples of the following phyla -
Protozoa, Porifera, Coelenterata, Platyhelminthes,
Nematheliminthes, Annelida, Arthropoda, Mollusca,
Echinodermata, and Hemichordata.
(2) Structure; reprodution and life history of the following
types:
Amoeba, Monocystis, Plasmodium, Paramaecium, Sycon,
Obelia, Aurelia Fasciola, Taenia, Ascaris, Neanthes,
Pheretima, Hirudinia, Palaemon, Periplaneta, Unio, Pila,
Asterias and Balanoglossus.
(3) Classification of chordates up to orders, giving general
features and examples of the following:
urochordata, cephalochrordata, Agnatha, Gnathostomata-
Pisces, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves and Mammalia.
(4) Comparative functional anatomy of the following based on
type animals (Scoliodon, Rana, Uromastix. Columba and
Oryctolagus), integument and its derivatives, endoskeleton
(only limbs & girdles) digestive system, respiratory system,
circulatory system including heart and aortic arches,
urinogenital system, brain and sense organs (eye and ear),
endocrine glands (Pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal,
pancreas and gonads) their structure and function.

3. Vertebrate Physiology and Biochemistry
(1) Chemical composition of protoplasm, nature and function
of enzymes, vitamins, their sources and roles, Colloids and
hydrogen ion concentration, Biological oxidation, Electron
transport chain and role of ATP, glycolysis, citric acid cycle;
Vertebrate hormones - their type, sources and fucntions.
Pheromones and their role.
(2) Neuron and nerve impulse-conduction and transmission
across synapses, neurotrasmitters and their role, including
acetyl cholinesterase activity.
(3) Homeostasis, osmoregulation, active transport and ion
pump.
(4) Metabolism of lipids and proteins.

4. Embryology
(1) Gametogenesis, fertilization.
(2) Cleavage.
(3) Development upto gastrulation in frog and chick.
(4) Metamorphosis in frog.
(5) Retrogressive metamorphosis in ascidian.
(6) Extra-embryonic membranes in chick and mammal.
(7) Placentation in mammals.

5. Organic Evolution
(1) Origin of life
(2) Evidences and theories of organic evolution.
(3) Zoogeographical realms, insular fauna, geological eras.
(4) Evolution of man.

6. Ecology, Wildlife and Ethology
(1) Abiotic and biotic factors, concept of ecosystem, food chain
and energy flow, adaptation of aquatic, terrestrial and
aerial fauna, intra-and inter-specific animal relationships.
(2) Environmental pollution - Types, sources, causes, control
and prevention.
(3) Wildlife of India, endangered species of India, sanctuaries
and national parks of M.P.
(4) Biological rhythms.

7. Economic Zoology
(1) Beneficial and harmful insects including insect vectors of
human diseases.
(2) Industrial fish and fisheries.
(3) Non-poisonous and poisonous snakes of India.

Contact Details:
Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission,
Residency Area, Indore.
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