The syllabus of Zoology is vast
and thus not repetitive. Students are advised to leave those areas which
appeared in last year's paper. The answers should be diagrammatic and be less
verbose. Students should also not hesitate in drawing colour diagrams.
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Non-chordata and chordata:
Students should do
classification thoroughly as it's given in Barnes' textbook
Pay attention to general
essays rather than type studies
Always correlate things
from evolutionary viewpoint -Draw as many diagrams and flow charts as
Origin of chordates is an
expected topic this year. Students should cover all theories.
In chordate description,
compare the phyla phylogenetically and anatomically. Comparative anatomy
diagrams must be coloured.
The most scoring parts are Economic Zoology, Bio Stats and Bio Instrumentation.
Students should prepare Ecology and Animal Behavior only for short notes.
India-centric data is must wherever it's required. The section on Ethology can
be ignored during final stages of preparation. Students need to focus on topics
related to developments in India in Economic Zoology.
To prepare Cell Biology and Genetics, students need to follow the same advice as
provided for these two topics in Botany. However, you need to correlate cellular
processes with human physiology and human disease conditions. In Genetics,
student should also mention the possible human welfare applications. For this
year's mains paper, the human genome project appears important because of media
reports on this topic during the last one year. In Evolution, students should
prepare exclusively for short notes and identify important topics from previous
years' papers. The section on Systematics can be ignored or students just need
to stick to the present course structure. No peripheral questions asked.
Biochemistry and Physiology
Practical Bio-chemical pathway with structural formula of molecules are
important in this year's paper. Prepare from medical bio-chemistry and
physiology books. Represent most information through flow charts. Always draw
relevant anatomical diagrams.
If physiology and biochemistry are prepared thoroughly, then this part can be
prepared only for short notes. Colored drawings are a must. Students need to
practice them properly.
For General Studies (GS)
Topics related to ecology and
environment can be ignored while preparing for GS paper. Different aspects of
biotechnology are routinely asked in GS for which no separate preparation is