Course

RAJASTHAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AJMER

SYLLABUS FOR EXAMINATION FOR THE POST OF  LECTURER -BIOLOGY,

(SCHOOL EDUCATION)

PAPER - II

Part I (Knowledge of subject concerned : secondary level)

1. Taxonomy :

Definition of life, Biodiversity, Need for classification, concept of species and taxonomical hierarchy, Binominal nomenclature, Tools for study of taxonomy – Museums, Zoos, Herbaria, Botanical gardens.

Classification of Living organism, five kingdom system.

Salient features and classification of plants (major groups upto class). Life cycle of Algae, Fungi, Bryophytes, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperm and Angiosperm.

2. Structural organization in Animals and Plants :

  • Animal Tissue : Types, Origin, Location, Structure and functions.
  • Plant tissue : Anatomy of root, stem, and leaves of monocots and dicots
  • Morphology, anatomy and functions of Morphological types Inflorescence, flower and fruits.

3. Cell Structure and Functions :

  • Concept of Cell Theory; Structure of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cell; Plant and Animal cell; Structure,properties and functions of cell surface - cell process, cell organelles-structure and function; Chromosomes –Structure, types, aberrations.
  • Chemical constituents of living cells : Biomolecules - Structure and functions of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids;
  • Enzymes – Types, properties and enzyme action.
  • Cell cycle; cell division - mitosis, meiosis and their significance.

4. Animal Physiology :

  • Digestion and absorption,
  • Breathing and Respiration,
  • Body fluids and circulation,
  • Excretory product and their elimination,
  • Locomotion and movement,
  • Neural control and coordination,
  • Chemical coordination and regulation,
  • Reproduction.

5. Reproduction in Plants :

  • Vegetative, Asexual and Sexual Reproduction. Structure of flower, Pollination, Fertilization, Development of embryo.

6. Genetics and Evolution:

  • Mendelion Inheritance: chromosome Theory of Inheritance
  • Sex determination in human beings.
  • Linkage and crossing over.
  • Origin of life – theories and evidence.

7. Biology and Human Welfare :

  • Basic concepts of immunology, vaccines, Pathogens, Parasites, Cancer, AIDS

8. Ecology and Environment:

  • Organism and its environment. Population and ecological adaptations
  • Environmental factors (climatic, edaphic and biotic )
  • Ecosystems- components, types, energy flow; Food chain, food web.

Part II (Knowledge of subject concerned : Graduation Level)

1. Taxonomy :

  • Salient features and classification of non chordata and chordata upto order level with examples.
  • Symmetry, coelom, metamerism, arthropodization.
  • Floral variations in Ranunculaceae, Apiaceae, Asteraceae and Poaceae.

2. Biology and Human welfare :

  • Economic importance of protozoa, Helminthes, molluscs and insects.
  • Plant utilization- cereals (wheat, Rice),
  • Fiber yielding plants (cotton, Jute),
  • Vegetable oils (Groundnut, Mustard),
  • Spices (Coriandor, Fenugreek and cumin ),
  • Medicinal Plants (Commiphora , witharnia )
  • Beverages (Tea, Coffee)

3. Biotechnology and its Applications :

  • Definition, scope and application; Recombinants DNA technology;
  • Transgenic animals and plants
  • Application in Health and Agriculture
  • Tissue culture-methods and application

4. Environmental biology :

  • Plant and animal succession.
  • Biogeochemical cycles: Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus .
  • Environmental Pollution, Air, Water and Noise and Soil Pollution.

5. Structure (External Internal), Reproduction and life cycle of the following

  • Amoeba, Obelia, Taenia, Ascaris, Pheretima , Periplanata, Rana, Rabbit.

6. Embryology :

  • Gametogenesis, Spermatogenesis and Oogenesis, Fertilization, Cleavage, Blastula, Gastrula-Morphogenetic
  • movement, Fate maps, embryonic induction, Metamorphosis of frog. Regeneration, Amphibian limb, regeneration.
  • Extra-embryonic membranes in chick, placenta in mammals.
  • Endocrine control of ovulation, pregnancy, parturition and lactation.

7. Plant physiology :-

  • Water relations, Transpiration, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Growth, Mineral Nutrition, Plant movements, Nitrogen and Lipid Metabolism.

8. Biostatistics :

  • Mean, Mode, Median, Standard deviation, Tabular and graphical representation of data-table, histogram, Pie diagram, bar diagram, line graph.

Part III (Knowledge of subject concerned : Post graduation level)

  • 1. Technique in Biology : Electrophoresis, Centrifugation, Chromatography, Colorimetery, Spectrophotometery, ELISA.
  • 2. Microscopy : Principle of light, Phase contrast and Electron microscope.
  • 3. Ethology : A brief account of types of behavioral of animals - Feeding , Learning, Instinctive, Motivated, Social and Reproductive.
  • 4. Biogeography and Wild life conservation : Endemism, Hot spots, Plant and Animal distribution with special reference to Rajasthan. Wild life conservation. Biosphere reserves, wild life sanctuaries and National Parks.

 

Part IV (Educational Psychology, Pedagogy, Teaching Learning Material, Use of computers and Information Technology in Teaching Learning)

1. Importance of Psychology in Teaching-Learning :

  • · Learner,
  • · Teacher,
  • · Teaching-learning process,
  • · School effectiveness.

2. Development of Learner :

  • · Cognitive, Physical, Social, Emotional and Moral development patterns and characteristics among adolescent learner.

3. Teaching – Learning :

  • · Concept, Behavioural, Cognitive and constructivist principles of learning and its implication for senior secondary students.
  • · Learning characteristics of adolescent and its implication for teaching.

4. Managing Adolescent Learner :

  • · Concept of mental health and adjustment problems.
  • · Emotional Intelligence and its implication for mental health of adolescent.
  • · Use of guidance techniques for nurturing mental health of adolescent.

5. Instructional Strategies for Adolescent Learner :

  • · Communication skills and its use.
  • · Preparation and use of teaching-learning material during teaching.
  • · Different teaching approaches:
  • Teaching models- Advance organizer, Scientific enquiry, Information, processing, cooperative, learning.
  • · Constructivist principles based Teaching.

6. ICT Pedagogy Integration :

  • · Concept of ICT.
  • · Concept of hardware and software.
  • · System approach to instruction.
  • · Computer assisted learning.
  • · Computer aided instruction.
  • · Factors facilitating ICT pedagogy integration