Applications are invited from eligible candidates only through online mode upto 06.09.2022 for direct recruitment to the post of Forest Apprentice in Tamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service (Group-VI Services).

All recruitments by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission are purely merit based.
The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission hereby cautions the applicants against touts and agents who may cheat, by making false promises of securing jobs through unfair means.

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission shall not be responsible or liable for any loss that may be caused to any applicant on account of indulging in any sort of dealings with such unscrupulous elements.
Applicants are solely responsible for their claims in the online application. They cannot blame service providers like Internet Cafes / Browsing Centres / Common Service Centres for the mistakes made while applying online for recruitment.

Applicants are advised to check the filled-in online application along with required documents (Refer to Annexure-III) before finally submitting the same.
Applicants shall mandatorily upload the certificates/documents (in support of all the claims made / details furnished in the online application) at the time of submission of the online application itself. It shall be ensured by the applicants that the online application is submitted with all the required certificates.
Applicants are directed to read all the information/instructions / guidelines given in this notification and the Commission’s “Instructions to applicants” before applying for this recruitment. Clarification if any required may be obtained over phone and email well ahead of the last date for submission of online application. Candidates should follow the instructions given in the online application also.
It is mandatory for applicants to register their basic particulars through One Time online Registration System on payment of Rs.150/- (Rupees One hundred and fifty only) towards registration fee and then they should apply only through online for this recruitment. The One Time Registration will be valid for five years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed renewal fee. One Time Registration will not be considered as an application / Examination fee for any post. An applicant should submit online application separately for each and every examination / recruitment for which he / she intends to appear. The registration fee paid towards the One Time Registration is not an application / Examination fee for this recruitment. Candidates have to pay the prescribed examination fee. Linking of Aadhaar with OneTime Registration is mandatory.
For further details refer para 2(B) and 2(C) of the Commission’s “Instructions to Applicants”.


Name of the Post and Post Code Name of the Service and
Service Code No. of vacancies
Scale of pay

Forest Apprentice
(Code No. 1652) Tamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service (008) 10
[incl. 2 C/F vacancy] 37,700 -1,38,500(Level-20)
The number of vacancies notified is approximate and is liable to modification as indicated in para 11-A of ‘Instructions to Applicants’.

The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable for this recruitment.

2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 10
** Carried forward vacancy
GT- General Turn; BC (OBCM)- Backward Classes (Other than Backward Class Muslim); MBC/DC- Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, SC(A) – Scheduled Castes (Arunthathiyars)
[G-General; W-Women; LC-Leprosy Cured, AC-Acid attack victims]

Date of Notification 08.08.2022
Last date for submission of application 06.09.2022
Application Correction Window Period* From 11.09.2022 (12.01 A.M.)
To 13.09.2022 (11.59 P.M.)
Date and Time of Written Examination
Paper – I
A. கட்டாயத் தமிழ் மഥாழித் தகுதித் ததர்வு
B. General Studies 03.12.2022
To 13.12.2022 FN
09.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. AN
02.00 P.M. to 05.00 P.M
Paper – II and Paper – III Optional Subjects

The applicants are permitted to submit and edit their online application till the last date for submission of online application.
Candidates who have made mistakes / errors and furnished wrong information in the online application inadvertently can edit the application details in the Application Correction Window period and furnish the correct details. After Correction Window Period, no modification is allowed and request in this regard will not be entertained.
Candidates who have failed to pay the examination fee may also avail the Correction Window Period.
Refer Annexure-V of this Notification regarding tentative timeline for the recruitment process.
Applicant should submit only one application for this recruitment.
AGE LIMIT (as on 01.04.2022):

Category of Applicants Minimum Age
(should have completed) Maximum Age
(should not have completed)
1. Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Castes
(Arunthathiyar), Scheduled Tribes,
Most Backward Classes / Denotified
Communities, Backward Classes 37* Years
(Other than Backward Class Muslim),
Backward Classes (Muslim) and
Destitute Widows of all castes
18 Years
2. “Others” [i.e., Applicants not
belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, 32* Years
MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and DWs
of all castes]
3. For Ex-Servicemen 39* Years
(Irrespective of caste)
*As per G.O.(Ms).No.91, Human Resources Management (S) Department, dated 13.09.2021, the Maximum Age Limit prescribed for appointment by direct recruitment has been enhanced by 2 years.
For Persons with Benchmark Disability :
Persons with Benchmark Disability are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed.
[Section 64 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]
For Ex-Servicemen:
Age concession for Ex-Servicemen mentioned in the “Instructions to Applicants” will not apply to this recruitment.
(a) The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the Ex-Servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category. [Section 3(j) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]
Paragraph 5 of the “Instructions to Applicants” will not apply to this recruitment.
[For further details refer to para 3(F) of “Instructions to Applicants”, Section 3(r) of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]

Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:

Educational Qualification (1) Preferential Qualification (2)
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or its equivalent degree of any University recognised by UGC
Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent degree of any recognised University in any one of the following subjects:-
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Computer Applications/Computer Science
Engineering (All Engineering subjects including Agricultural Engineering)
Environmental Science
Marine Biology
Wildlife Biology
Zoology Provided that if candidates with the qualification referred to in item (a) in column(1) are not available for selection, candidates with qualification referred to in item (b) in column(1)will be considered for selection in the respective communal categories.
The educational qualifications prescribed for this post should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the following order of studies viz., 10th
+ HSC or its equivalent + U.G. Degree as required under Section 25 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016. The results of examination should have been declared on or before the date of Notification. [Section 20(4)(iv) and Section 25 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act 2016]
Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification to the prescribed qualification should upload and submit evidence for equivalence of qualification in the form of Government Order issued on or before the date of this notification and submit it along with the online application, failing which, their application will be summarily rejected after due process. The Government Orders regarding equivalence of qualification issued after the date of this notification will not be accepted. [Refer Para 9 of the “Instructions to Applicants‟ and “Disclaimer”].

A list of Equivalence of qualification in the related subject is available in Annexure–I to this notification.(Refer also the disclaimer announced with the notification)


Category Height (not less than) Chest Measurement
(not less than) (round the chest)
(on full expiration) (on full inspiration) Difference
Men 163 cms 84 cms 89 cms 5 cms
Women 150 cms 79 cms 84 cms 5 cms

Applicants belonging to Scheduled Tribes and races
such as Assamese, Bhutanese, Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Minimum Height
Kumoanis, Ladakhese, Mizo, Naga, Nepalese, Men : 152 cms
Sikkimese and those from Arunachal Pradesh, Women : 145 cms
Lahaul and Spiti, Meghalaya
A certificate containing the following particulars should be obtained from a Medical Officer, not below the rank of an Assistant Surgeon appointed by the Government / Government Medical Institution on or after the date of Notification (08.08.2022) and should be uploaded at the time of submitting online application.
Height :
Chest (on full expiration) :
Chest (on full inspiration) :
Difference :
(The measurements should be specified only with reference to metric system)
An applicant will be required to undergo a Physical Test consisting of a walk over 25 Kms and 16 Kms to be completed in four hours by Male and Female applicants respectively, which will be conducted by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests before admission to Oral Test. A certificate to this effect must be produced from a Gazetted Forest Officer nominated by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests on his behalf. (Walking Test will be conducted only at Chennai)
An applicant must satisfy a Medical Board in Chennai as to his/her physique, fitness and capacity for rough outdoor work in the Forest Department.
Applicants selected for appointment to the said post will be required to produce a certificate of physical fitness in the form prescribed below. The model format is enclosed in Annexure-IV of this Notification.The said Certificate should be submitted by the selected candidate to the Appointing Authority, at the time of joining the post.

Standard of Vision Certificate of physical fitness
Standard-I Form prescribed for
(i.e., Distant vision without Executive posts
glasses 6/6 each eye.
Near vision 0.5 (sn) each eye).
Applicants with defective vision should produce eye fitness certificate from a qualified Eye Specialist working in Government Hospital.

Applicants should possess adequate knowledge in Tamil. (For further details refer para 14(I) of ‘Instructions to Applicants’.)

a) Registration Fee:
For One Time Registration [G.O.(Ms).No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017].
Applicants who have already registered in One Time online Registration system and are within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.

b) Examination Fee:
The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the fee concession noted below.

No. Category Concession
(i) Scheduled Castes /
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) Full Exemption
(ii) Scheduled Tribes Full Exemption
(iii) Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities Three Free Chances
(iv) Backward Classes (other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslims) Three Free Chances
(v) Ex-Servicemen Two Free Chances
(vi) Persons with Benchmark Disability (the Disability shall be not less than 40%) Full Exemption
(vii) Destitute Widow (Destitute Widow Certificate should have been obtained from RDO/ Sub-Collector/ Assistant Collector) Full Exemption
The total number of free chances availed, will be calculated on the basis of claims made in previous applications.
The number of free chances availed by the applicant may be verified by the Commission at any stage of the selection process.
In case an applicant who makes a false claim for exemption from payment of application fee by suppressing information regarding his/her previous application(s) his/her candidature shall be rejected after due process and he/she shall be debarred for a period of one year from appearing for examinations and selections conducted by the Commission.
Applicants are directed to carefully choose the options ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ regarding availing the fee concession.

Applicants are advised in their own interest, to keep an account of the number of times fee concession has been availed, irrespective of the information displayed in the <Application History> of the applicant dashboard.
An application (irrespective of the post applied for) claiming fee concession will operate to exclude one chance from the number of free chances allowed.
Applicants who have availed the maximum number of free chances permitted
/ applicants who do not wish to avail of the fee concession / applicants who are not eligible for fee concession, shall choose the option ‘No’ against the query regarding fee concession. Such applicants shall thereafter pay the requisite fee through the prescribed mode of payment.
Failure to pay the prescribed fee in time along with the online application, will result in the rejection of application after due process.(For further details regarding examination fee concessions refer to Para 6 of ‘Instructions to Applicants’)
Examination fee of Rs.150/- (Rupees One hundred and Fifty only), is payable by online through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card on or before the last date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application. Payment of Examination Fee may also be made during Application Correction Window period mentioned Para.4 of this Notification.
Applicants have to pay the service charges also as applicable.
Applicants can avail exemption from paying examination fee as per eligibility criteria.
Offline mode of payment, if any received in the form of demand draft / postal order etc. will not be accepted and the applications forwarded with such modes of payment will be summarily rejected and the same will not be either returned or refunded.
The Commission is not responsible for online payment failure or delayed reconciliation of fee by the banks. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the transaction made by them is successful.
(For further details regarding the Examination fee, refer para. 2(V) of “Instructions to Applicants”).
Concessions in the matter of examination fees allowed to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs, Destitute Widows, Persons with Benchmark Disability and Ex-Servicemen are given in Para.6 of the ‘Instructions to Applicants’.
Persons claiming concessions referred to above and other claims made in the application have to upload evidence along with online application for such claims, otherwise their application will be rejected after due process.
In all cases, an Ex-Serviceman once recruited to a post in any service or class or category, cannot claim the concession of being called an Ex-Serviceman for his further recruitment. [Section 3(j) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]






Maximum Marks Minimum qualifying Marks for Selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs,
and BCMs
Paper – I (Compulsory Subject)
கட்டாயத் தமிழ் மഥாழித் தகுதித் ததர்வு
(பத்தாഥ் வகுப்புத் தரഥ் )
100 questions /150 marks


3 Hours

General Studies (Code No. 003)
(Degree standard) (75 questions)
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC standard) (25 questions) 100 questions / 150 marks



















Paper – II (200 questions) Optional Subject–1 (Degree Standard) Paper – III (200 questions) Optional Subject–2 (Degree Standard)
For Papers-II and III, Candidates may Choose any two optional subjects from the following 17 subjects given below subject to the conditions that the applicant shall not be allowed to take more than one subject in the same group:- Group I
Agriculture (Code No.284)
Horticulture (CodeNo.278)
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science (Code No. 296)
Group II
Computer Applications (Code No. 288)
Computer Science (Code No.286)
Group III
Mathematics (CodeNo.276)
Statistics (Code No.274)
Other Subjects
Botany (Code No.268)
Chemistry (Code No.243)
Engineering (All Engineering subjects including Agricultural Engineering) (Code No. 230)
Environmental Science (Code No.298)
Forestry (Code No.283)
Geology (Code No.239)
Marine Biology (Code No.293)
Physics (Code No.241)
Wildlife Biology (Code No.291)
Zoology (Code No.270) 3 Hours
3 Hours 300
+ 300
(ii) Interview and Records — 100
Total 850

*Minimum Qualifying Marks – 60 marks (40% of 150). Marks secured in Part-A of Paper-I will not be taken into account for ranking.
Answer sheets of Part-B of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III will be evaluated, only if the candidate secures minimum qualifying marks [40% – i.e., 60 Marks] in Part-A of Paper-I.
Only Marks secured in Part-B of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III will be considered for ranking.
Appearance in all papers of written examination as well as Oral Test is compulsory. The candidate who have not appear for any one or more papers in the written examination shall not be considered for selection even if they secure the minimum qualifying marks for selection.
However, as per the orders issued in G.O.(Ms) No.49, Human Resources Management (M) Department, dated 23.05.2022, Differently Abled candidates (irrespective of percentage of disability) can avail exemption from writing Part-A (Tamil Eligibility Test) in Paper-I. Such candidate should furnish the required details in the application without fail. Subsequent claim will be receive no attention. The candidates need to upload Disability Certificate as prescribed in G.O. (Ms) No. 08, Welfare of Differently Abled Persons (DAP-3.2) Department dated 21.09.2021. (Enclosed in Annexure-III)
The applicants should choose two subjects from the 17 subjects specified in the scheme in which he/she wishes to be examined. However, no applicant shall be allowed to take more than one subject in the same group (i) Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, (ii) Computer Applications and Computer Science, (iii) Mathematics and Statistics. However, applicant may choose two subjects in the “Other subjects” category (Serial numbers 8 to 17 in Page – 8.)
(f) The questions in Part-A of Paper-I (கட்டாயத் தமிழ் மഥாழித் தகுதித் ததர்வு) will be set in Tamil only.
In respect of Part-B of Paper-I (i.e., General Studies + Aptitude and Mental Ability Test):
The questions on General Studies (75 Questions) and Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 Questions) will be set both in English and in Tamil.
In respect of Optional Subjects Papers-II and III
The question papers in the following subjects will be set both in Tamil and in English:
Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology.
For the following subjects the question paper will be set in English only: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Computer Applications, Computer Science, All Engineering subjects (Including Agricultural Engineering), Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Horticulture, Marine Biology and Wildlife Biology.
Refer to Para.17 of “Instructions to Applicants” with regard to Instructions to be followed while appearing for competitive Examinations conducted by the Commission.
The syllabus for written examination is available in Annexure-II to this Notification and also made available in the Commission’s website.

Selection will be made in three successive stages i.e., (i) Written Examination
Physical Test (Walking Test) and (iii) Oral Test.
Based on the total marks obtained by the applicant in Written Examination and Rule of Reservation for appointments, the required number of candidates will be shortlisted for Physical Test (Walking Test). The candidates who are qualified in the physical test alone will be considered for Oral Test in the specified ratio.
Final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the applicants at the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments. Appearance in all papers of the Written Examination (i.e., Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III), Physical Test and Oral Test is compulsory.
An applicant who has not appeared in any of the papers or the Physical Test will not be considered for Oral Test, even if he/she secures qualifying marks for selection. [For details refer Para 18-B of Commission’s Instructions to Applicants].
As per the Special Rules governing the appointment to the post of Forest Apprentice, the applicants with Degree qualification in Forestry subject will be given absolute preference. Only if sufficient applicants with Forestry subject are not available for selection against any vacancy / category, the applicants with other Degree qualification shall be considered for selection process towards those remaining vacancies.
The Written Examination will be held at the following Centres:

Name of the
Centre Centre
Code Name of the
Centre Centre
Code Name of the
Centre Centre
Chennai 0101 Madurai 1001 Thanjavur 1901
Coimbatore 0201 Pudukottai 1501 Udhagamandalam 1301
Chidambaram 0303 Ramanathapuram 1601 Tiruchirappalli 2501
Kancheepuram 0701 Salem 1701 Tirunelveli 2601
Nagercoil 0801 Karaikudi 1805 Vellore 2701

Applicant shall choose any two of the above centres for appearing for writing the examination. Applicants will be allotted a venue in one of these two District Centres. However, applicants with benchmark disability (40% and above) (Differently Abled Persons applicants) will be permitted to choose one District Centre. [For further details refer para 2(R) of Instruction to Applicants]
Request for change of Examination centre will not be permitted (For further details refer para 17 (A) (ii) of “Instructions to Applicants’)
The Commission reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of Examination Centres and to re-allot the applicants accordingly
Applicants should appear for the Written Examination / Certificate Verification / Physical Test / Oral Test / Counselling at their own expense.

Persons who are in the service of the Indian Union or a State in India or in the employment of Local Bodies or Universities or Quasi Government Organizations or Public Sector Units constituted under the authority of the Government of India or of a State in India, whether in regular service or in temporary service need not send their applications through their Head of Department or office or employer. Instead, they may directly apply to the Commission after duly informing their employer in writing that they are applying for the particular recruitment subject to the condition that they should produce “No Objection Certificate” in the prescribed form, from an authority not below the Head of Department or Office or employer at the time of online certificate verification.
[For further details refer para. 14 (P) of “Instructions to Applicants”]
Details regarding Criminal case(s) filed against the candidate, acquittal, arrest, convictions, disciplinary proceedings etc., initiated / pending or finalised if any, should also be furnished to the Commission at the time of applying.
Candidates who have declared pending criminal or disciplinary cases in their online application, must upload / produce the copy of First Information Report (FIR) or Memorandum of Charges / Show Cause Notice, as the case may be. Failure to upload / produce such papers when called for, shall result in rejection of candidature after due process.
Candidates who have declared conviction in criminal cases or punishment in disciplinary cases, in their online application, must upload / produce the relevant court orders and/or release orders or Memorandum of Proceedings, as the case may be, when called for. Failure to upload / produce such papers, shall result in rejection of candidature after due process.
In case of any criminal case is filed / disciplinary action is taken against or conviction / punishment is imposed / acquittal on a candidate after submission of the on-line application at any stage of the recruitment process before the completion of entire selection process such candidates should report this fact to the Commission in the next immediate stage when Commission calls for uploading
/ producing documents. Failure to comply with these instructions shall result in rejection of candidature after due process and debarment for a period of one year. [For further details refer para. 14 (S) of “Instructions to Applicants”]
Any violation of instruction therein will result in rejection of application and forfeiture of his / her candidature after due process.
The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable to this recruitment.
Persons Studied in Tamil Medium
As per Section 2(d) of the Tamil Nadu Appointment on preferential basis in the services under the State of Persons Studied in Tamil Medium Act, 2010, as amended by Act 35 of 2020, Persons Studied in Tamil Medium means a person who has studied through Tamil Medium of instruction upto the educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment in the rules or regulations or orders applicable to any appointment in the services under the State.

Candidates claiming to be Persons Studied in Tamil Medium (PSTM) must upload evidence for the same in the form of SSLC, HSC, Transfer Certificate, Provisional Certificate, Convocation Certificate, Degree Certificate, PG Degree Certificate, Mark Sheets, Certificate from the Board or University or from the Institution, as the case may be, with a recording that he / she had studied the entire duration of the respective course(s) through Tamil Medium of instruction at the time of submission of online application.
Candidates must upload documents, at the time of submission of online application, as evidence of having studied in the Tamil Medium, all educational qualification upto the educational qualification prescribed. Example:
If the prescribed educational qualification is Degree, then the candidate should have studied from the First Standard to Degree through Tamil Medium of instruction.
If no such document as evidence for ‘PSTM’ is available, a certificate from the Principal / Head Master / District Educational Officer / Chief Educational Officer / District Adi Dravidar Welfare Officer / Controller of Examinations / Head / Director of Educational Institution / Director / Joint Director of Technical Education / Registrar of Universities, as the case may be, in the prescribed format must be uploaded at the time of submission of online application, for each and every educational qualification up to the educational qualification prescribed.
Failure to upload such documents at the time of submission of online application as evidence for ‘Persons Studied in Tamil Medium’ for all educational qualification up to the educational qualification prescribed, shall result in the rejection of candidature after due process.
Documents uploaded at the time of submission of online application as proof of having studied in Tamil medium, for the partial duration of any course / private appearance at any examination, shall not be accepted and shall result in the rejection of candidature after due process.
(For further details refer to para. 14 (R) of the “Instructions to Applicants”)
The selection for appointment to the posts is purely provisional subject to the final orders in the Writ Petitions, if any, pending on the files of the Hon’ble High Court of Madras and Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.
As per Sections 26 and 27(c) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016, reservation of appointment to “Destitute Widows” and “Ex-Servicemen” will not apply to this recruitment.
As per G.O.(Ms.)No.20, WDAP (DAP.3.2) Department, dated 20.06.2018, the said post has been identified as suitable for differently abled persons with the following disabilities – LC, AC, HH [LC-Leprosy Cured; AC- Acid attack victims, HH-Hard of Hearing (with Assistive Device)].

Persons with Benchmark Disability should submit / upload a copy of Disability Certificate in the format prescribed in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India] and issued by the competent authority defined in G.O. (Ms) No.28, Welfare of Differently Abled Persons (DAP 3.1), dated 27.07.2018.
[For further details refer Para.14 (M) of “Instructions to Applicants”]
If no qualified and suitable women applicants are available for selection against the vacancies reserved for them, those vacancies will be filled by male applicants belonging to the respective communal categories. [Section 26(5) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016].
Wherever vacancies are reserved for Arunthathiyars on preferential basis, even after filling the vacancies reserved for SC (Arunthathiyars) on preferential basis, if more number of qualified Arunthathiyars are available, they shall be entitled to compete with the Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars in the inter-se-merit among them and if any posts reserved for Arunthathiyars remain unfilled for want of adequate number of qualified applicants, it shall be filled by Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars. [Section 27 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016].
Evidence for all the claims made in the online application should be uploaded at the time of submission of online application. Any subsequent claim made after submission of online application will not be entertained. Failure to upload the documents at the time of submission of online application will entail rejection of application after due process.
Suppression of following material information in the online application regarding (i) free chances availed (ii) Employment in the Service of the Indian Union or a State in India or in the employment of Local Bodies or University or Quasi Government Organization or Public Sector units constituted under the authority of the Government of India or of a State in India in regular service or temporary service (iii) Wilful suppression of criminal cases / disciplinary action pending / punishments if any, against the applicant (iv) violation of undertaking given by the applicant in the online application etc., may invite suitable penal action including debarment for a specific period as decided by the Commission for various recruitments/ selections conducted by the Commission, besides rejection of application after due process.
Correct and true information regarding arrest, convictions, acquittal, criminal or any disciplinary proceedings initiated / pending or finalised, debarment / disqualification by any recruiting agency, if any, should also be furnished to the Commission at the time of submission of online application. The details thereof, i.e. originals of the judgement / order / G.O. dropping further action in the departmental proceedings or any document that may prove the suitability of such applicants for appointment in such cases must be produced at the stage / time of certificate verification without fail. All such events that occur after the submission of application and till the date of his / her selection and appointment shall be reported to the Commission forthwith. Failure to report on the part of the applicant will be considered as suppression of material information and will attract suitable penal action.
[For further details refer para 12 of the “Instructions to applicants”]

Incomplete applications and applications containing wrong claims or incorrect particulars relating to category of reservation / eligibility / age /gender / communal category / educational qualification / medium of instruction / physical qualification / other basic qualifications and other basic eligibility criteria will be summarily rejected after due process.
One Time Registration is not an application for any post / recruitment. Though the details/particulars have already been furnished by the applicants under One Time Registration system, the claims made in the online application for this recruitment alone will be taken into consideration.
The Commission will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required details in the application for this recruitment.

The Transgender candidates, who do not possess any community certificate may choose to be considered under Most Backward Classes as per G.O.(Ms.) No.28, Backward Classes, Most Backward Class and Minorities Welfare Department, dated 06.04.2015 or under ‘Others’.
The Transgender candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar) / Scheduled Tribe communities and possess community certificate as such, shall be considered as per their respective community.
The Transgender candidates who belong to the communities other than Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar) / Scheduled Tribe and possess community certificate as such are permitted to choose to be considered as belonging to their own community or as Most Backward Class whichever is advantageous to them, at the time of One Time Registration itself. Once the individual opts to be considered as a particular community, it shall be crystallized and this option shall not be changed in future. {Refer G.O.(Ms.) No.90, Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme [SW8(2)] Department, dated 22.12.2017 and Para. 14 (F) (vi– xi) of “Instructions to Applicants”}
The Transgender candidates who identify themselves as ‘Female’ shall be considered against both 30% reservation for women as well as 70% reservation for the General category (both Men & Women).
The Transgender candidates, who identify themselves as ‘Male’ or ‘Transgender’, shall be considered against the 70 % reservation for General category (both Men & Women).
The above concessions shall be granted subject to production of certificate identifying them as Transgender or Transgender (Male) or Transgender (Female), as the case may be, issued by the Tamil Nadu Transgender Welfare Board (TNTGWB).”

Applicants should ensure their eligibility for the examination. Before applying for / appearing for the examination, the applicants should ensure their eligibility for such examination and that they fulfil all the conditions in regard to age, educational qualifications, number of chances for fee concession, etc., as prescribed by the Commission’s notification. Their admission to all stages of the examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the eligibility conditions. Mere admission to the written examination / certificate verification / oral test / counselling or inclusion of name in the selection list will not confer on the candidates any right to appointment. The candidature is therefore, provisional at all stages and the Commission reserves the right to reject candidature at any stage, after due process even after selection has been made, if a wrong claim or violation of rules or instructions is confirmed.
[Refer Para. 11 (B) (C) and (D) of “Instructions to Applicants’]
The memorandum of admission (hall ticket) for eligible applicants will be made available in the Commission’s website for downloading by applicants. The memorandum of admission will not be sent by post. The applicants must comply with each and every instruction given in the memorandum of admission.
[Refer in Note (g) under Para 2(V) of “Instructions to applicants”]
ONLINE CORRESPONDENCE : Applicants requiring clarification, can contact the office of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission in person or over the Toll-Free No.1800 419 0958 on all working days between 10.00 A.M and 5.45 P.M. Queries relating to One Time Registration/ online application may be sent to Other queries may be sent to [Refer in Note (h),(i),(j) under Para 2(V) of “Instructions to applicants”]
Individual communication regarding the date and time of Certificate Verification, Publication of results of Written Examination, Oral Test and Counselling (as applicable) will not be sent to the applicants by post. The details will be made available on the Commission’s website.
During the process of recruitment i.e., from Notification to till the completion of selection process, NO information / clarification / particulars / details of selection / recruitment will be furnished to any petitions including petitions under Right to Information Act.
Except the permitted writing material (Black ball point pen), applicants are not allowed to bring cellular phones, electronic or any other type of calculators, watches and rings with inbuilt memory notes, recording devices either as a separate piece or part of something used by the applicant such as watch or ring etc., or any other electronic devices and non-electronic devices such as P&G design data book, mathematical and drawing instruments, log tables, stencils of maps, slide rules books, notes, loose sheets, rough sheets, hand bags etc., into the examination hall / room.
If they are found to be in possession of any such things or instruments, they will not be allowed to write the examination further, besides invalidation of answer paper and / or debarment. If it is considered necessary, they will be subjected to thorough physical search including frisking on the spot.

Applicants are advised, in their own interest, not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping of the same cannot be assured. (For further details refer Para 17-E to “Instructions to Applicants”).
Applicants applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If, on verification at any time before or after the written examination / certificate verification, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the recruitment will be summarily rejected after due process.
If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, it will lead to rejection of their candidature after due process and suitable penal action including debarment.
UNFAIR MEANS STRICTLY PROHIBITED: No applicant shall copy from the papers of any other applicant or permit his / her papers to be copied or give or attempt to give or obtain or attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description.
CONDUCT IN THE EXAMINATION HALL: No applicant should misbehave in any manner or create a disorderly scene in the examination hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be viewed seriously and penalised.
For violation of “Instructions to Applicants” in any manner, suitable penalty will be imposed as per Para 17-E to “Instructions to Applicants” or as deemed fit by the Commission.
Tentative answer keys will be hosted in the Commission’s website within Six (6) working days from the date of conduct of objective type examination. Candidates can challenge the tentative answer keys of the objective type examination through the ‘Answer Key Challenge’ window available in the Commission’s website [Results
→ Answer Keys].
Representations, if any, challenging the tentative answer keys shall be submitted only through online mode within seven days from the date of publication of tentative answer keys. Representations received by post or e-mail will receive no attention.
Detailed instructions, procedures to challenge the tentative answer keys have been made available in the Commission’s website. Representations made online / offline after the closure of the window will also receive no attention.
The challenges submitted on time, through the online mode, shall be referred to a committee comprising of experts in each subject. The decision on the final answer key shall be made, based on the recommendations of the expert committee and paper evaluation shall commence thereafter.
The Commission shall not publish the final answer key until the completion of the entire selection process.
Requests from candidates for furnishing of their marks or answer paper copy before the completion of the entire selection process, will not be entertained by the Commission.
After conclusion of the entire selection process, relevant particulars of all candidates who had applied for recruitment to the post shall be made available on the Commission’s website.
[Refer Para 17(D) (v) to (xii) of “Instructions to Applicants”]

Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission’s websites or
“One Time Registration” using Aadhaar is mandatory before applying for any post. Applicant should register only once in the One Time Registration by paying Rs.150/- as registration fee. Successfully registered One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. All the applications should be submitted using the One Time Registration ID and password registered by the applicant.
To apply under One Time Registration System, applicants should have a scanned image of their photograph, certificates specified, if any, and signature in CD/DVD/Pen Drive to upload the same, as per the specifications given in the guidelines for scanning and uploading of photograph and signature.
No applicant is permitted to create more than one registration ID under One Time Registration System.
Applicants should enter the Unique ID and Password to view the already available information and update them. They shall not share the ID / PASSWORD with any other Person or Agency.
One Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is just a collection of information from the applicants and provides a separate dashboard to each applicant to facilitate maintenance of their own profile. Applicants who wish to apply for this recruitment shall click “Apply” against the recruitment notified in the Commission’s website using the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE TIME REGISTRATION.
Applicants should select the name of the post for which the applicant wishes to apply.
Online applications uploaded without the photograph, signature and the documents specified in Annexure-III will be summarily rejected after due process.
All the particulars mentioned in the online application will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the last date for submission of the online application. Change of details will be entertained only upto the last date for submission of online application. The applicants shall not be permitted to edit the details in the online application after the last date stipulated for submission of online application. Hence, the applicants are instructed to fill the online application with utmost care and caution.
After the last date for submission of online application, the candidates are allowed to edit their online application during the Application Correction Window period as mentioned in para 4 of the Notification (Important Date and Time). After the last date of Correction Window period no modification will be allowed in the online application. The applications will be processed as per the details finally furnished by the candidates. It is the responsibility of the candidates and the Commission has no liability for subsequent rejection of application caused due to editing the details already submitted in application. Request / representation addressed to the Commission for modification of claims in the online application, in any mode, will not be entertained.

After submitting the application, applicants can save / print their application in PDF format.
On entering user ID and password, applicants can download their application and print, if required.
Applicants need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission.
[For further details refer para 2 of “Instructions to Applicants”]
Applicants shall mandatorily upload the certificates / documents (in support of all the claims made / details furnished in the online application) at the time of submission of online application itself. It shall be ensured that the online application shall not be submitted by the applicants without mandatorily uploading the required certificates. The applicants shall have the option of verifying the uploaded certificates through their OTR. If any of the claims have wrongly been uploaded or not uploaded or if any modifications are to be done in the uploading of documents, the applicants shall be permitted to edit and upload / re-upload the documents till two days prior to the date of hosting of hall tickets for that particular post (i.e., twelve days prior to the date of examination)
Refer Annexure-III for the list of documents to be uploaded by the Applicants”
[For further details refer para 2-W of “Instructions to Applicants”]
Intimation to the Candidates:
The Commission will publish the results of Written Examination, list of candidates shortlisted for Physical Test / Oral Test, date and time for Uploading Certificates, Oral Test, etc., in the Commission’s Website. No individual Communication will be sent to the candidates by Post. However, the Commission provide the additional facility to the candidates by informing the above said dates, events and intimation relating to Certificate upload, Certificate Verification and Oral Test etc., via SMS and e-mail through the registered Mobile Number and email ID. Candidates are directed to watch the Commission’s website periodically for all updates and intimations. Commission is not responsible for failure / delay in delivery of SMS / email to the candidates due to any reason including technical issues. Any representation from the candidates for non-receipt of SMS or e-mail will receive no attention.
Online application can be submitted / edited upto 06.09.2022 till 11.59 P.M.,
after which the link will be disabled.
Application Correction Window will be available from 11.09.2022 (12.01 A.M.) 13.09.2022 till 11.59 P.M.
The uploaded documents can be edited / uploaded /re-uploaded upto 20.11.2022 till 11.59 P.M.
(For detailed information, applicants may refer to the “Instructions to Applicants” at the Commission’s website


“Government orders relating to Equivalence of qualification are available on the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission website. However, if the candidates possesses an equivalent qualification other than one mentioned in Annexure-I to this Notification and if Government orders to this effect have been issued on or before the date of this notification, applicants should furnish the details of the same while applying and should upload a copy of the Government orders, along with the online application, failing which their application will be rejected after due process. The Government orders regarding equivalence of qualification issued after the date of this notification will not be considered for this recruitment”.



ANNEXURE – I / பிற் சேர்க்கக – I
G.O’s/Government letters relating to equivalence of qualification

No. Degree Eligible Equivalent Degree G.O.
1 B.Sc., Botany 1. B.Sc., Plant Biology and Plant Bio- technology awarded by Bharathiyar University G.O (1D) NO.268 Higher Education (H1)
Department, dated 20.09.2012.
2. B.Sc., Plant Biology & Plant Bio Technology of Madras University G.O.117, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated
3. B.Sc., (Botany) (Vocational Bio Technology) awarded by Periyar University

G.O.(Ms)No.112, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 18.07.2014.
4. B.Sc., (Special) in Botany (Specialisation in Industrial Microbiology ) awarded by Lady Doak College Madurai Kamaraj
5. B.Sc., Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology awarded by Bharathidasan University and B.Sc Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology (offered by St.Joseph’s College (Autonomous)) Trichy affiliated to Bharathidasan University

G.O.(Ms)No.171, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 30.09.2014.
6. B.Sc., Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology awarded by St.Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai affiliated to
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
G.O.(Ms)No. 72, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 20.04.2015
7. B.Sc., (Micro Biology) awarded by Bharathiyar University G.O.(Ms)No. 254, P&AR
(R) Dept, dated 22.10.1998.
8. B.Sc., Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology degree offered by Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai (Autonomous) affiliated to University of Madras
G.O.(Ms)No.266, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 29.11.2019
9. B.Sc., Plant Biotechnology degree offered by Mother Teresa Women’s University G.O.(Ms)No.266, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 29.11.2019
10. B.Sc., Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology degree offered by Government Arts College for Men
(Autonomous), Nandanam, G.O.(Ms)No.266, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 29.11.2019

Chennai affiliated to University of Madras
11. B.Sc., Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology Programme offered by A.V.C. College (Autonomous) affliated to Bharathidasan University
G.O.(Ms)No.185, Higher Education (K1) Dept, dated 16.12.2020
12. B.Sc., B.Ed., (Chemistry, Botany, Zoology) (4 year Integrated Programme) offered by Vels Institute of Science Technology & Advanced Studies, Chennai
G.O.(Ms)No. 259, Higher Education (K1) Dept, dated 21.12.2021
13. B.Sc., Botany (Plant Biology and Biotechnology) offered by the American College, Madurai affiliated with Madurai Kamaraj University
G.O.(Ms)No. 259, Higher Education (K1) Dept, dated 21.12.2021
14. B.Sc., (Chemistry, Botany, Zoology) awarded by Bangalore University G.O.(Ms)No. 259, Higher Education (K1) Dept, dated 21.12.2021
2 B.Sc., Chemistry 1. B.Sc., (Special) Chemistry with Cheminformatics awarded by Lady Doak College affiliated to MKU G.O.(Ms)No.232, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 18.11.2016.
2. M.Sc., Chemistry 5 year integrated courses offered by Annamalai University as equivalent to corresponding UG degree G.O.(Ms).No.75,
Personnel and Administrative Reforms
(M) Department, dated 30.06.2011
3. B.Sc., (Special) Chemistry semester Degree course of Lady Doak College (Autonomous) affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University . G.O.(Ms).No.323, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 13.11.2017
4. B.Sc., (Special) Chemistry semester Degree course of American College (Autonomous), Madurai Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University G.O.(Ms).No.323, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 13.11.2017
5. B.Sc., Nanoscience degree offered by Sarah Tucker College (Autonomous), Tirunelveli affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University G.O.(Ms).No.123, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 25.06.2018
6. B.Sc., Industrial Chemistry (Vocational Stream) awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms).No.123, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated

7. B.Sc., Applied Chemistry awarded by Annamalai University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated
8. B.Sc., B.Ed., (4 year Integrated Programme) awarded by Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University) G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
9. M.Sc., Chemistry (5 year Integrated) degree offered by Annamalai University G.O.(Ms).No.266, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated
10. M.Sc., BS-MS (Chemical Science)- 5 years (Dual Degree Programme) awarded by Indian Institute of Sconce Education and Research, Kolkatta G.O.(Ms).No.84, Higher Education (K1) Department, dated 03.06.2022
11. B.Sc. B.Ed., 4 years Integrated Chemistry awarded by Tamil Nadu Teacher’s Education University G.O.(Ms).No.84, Higher Education (K1) Department, dated
12. B.Sc., Applied Sciences offered by Coimbatore Institute of Technology affiliated to Anna University G.O.(Ms).No.107, Higher Education (J1) Department, dated 20.06.2022
3 B.Sc.,
Mathematics 1. B.Sc., Mathematics with Specialization in Computer Application degree awarded by Bharathidasan University G.O.(Ms)No. 270, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 31.12.2013
2. B.Sc., (Special) Mathematics offered by lady Doak College, MKU G.O.(Ms)No. 212, Higher
Education (K2) Dept, dated 17.12.2014.
3. B.Sc., Mathematics with Computer Applications of Bharathiyar University G.O.(Ms)No. 72, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 20.04.2015
4. M.Sc., Mathematics 5 year integrated courses offered by Annamalai University G.O.(Ms).No.75,
Personnel and Administrative Reforms
(M) Department, dated 30.06.2011
5. B.Sc., Mathematics (Computer Applications) Degree awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms).No.33, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 12.02.2018
6. B.Sc., Mathematics with Computer Applications awarded by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University G.O.(Ms).No.194, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 14.08.2018

7. B.Sc., Mathematics with Computer Applications awarded by Madurai Kamaraj University G.O.(Ms).No.194, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated
8. B.Sc., (Special) in Maths with Specialisation in Computer Application offered by Lady Doak College College (Autonomous) affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University G.O.(Ms).No.194, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 14.08.2018
9. B.Sc., Mathematics with Computer Applications awarded by Annamalai University G.O.(Ms).No.194, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 14.08.2018
10. B.Sc., Mathematics and B.Sc., Computer Science (Dual Degree System) four years course awarded by Annamalai University G.O.(Ms).No.194, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 14.08.2018
11. M.Sc., Mathematics with Computer Applications (5 years integrated) awarded by Annamalai University G.O.(Ms).No.194, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 14.08.2018
12. B.Sc., B.Ed., (4 year Integrated Programme) awarded by Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University) G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 25.06.2018
13. B.Sc., Mathematics (Actuarial Science) degree offered by Periyar University G.O.(Ms)No.266, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 29.11.2019
14. B.Sc., Mathematics (Computer Applications) degree offered by Periyar University G.O.(Ms)No.266, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 29.11.2019
15. B.Sc., Science (Mathematics, Electronics, Computer Science) offered by Mangalore University G.O.(Ms)No.186, Higher Education (K1) Dept, dated 15.12.2020
16. B.Sc., Family & Community Science & Mathematics (1989- 1990) offered by Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education
G.O.(Ms)No.186, Higher Education (K1) Dept, dated 15.12.2020
17. B.Sc., Mathematics & Physics (2004-2005) offered by Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education G.O.(Ms)No.186, Higher Education (K1) Dept, dated 15.12.2020
18. B.Sc., Family and Community Science & Mathematics (1992-
1994) offered by Avinashilingam G.O.(Ms)No.185, Higher Education (K1) Dept,
dated 15.12.2020

Institute for Home Science and Higher Education
19. B.Sc., Mathematics & Physics (1991-1994) offered by Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education G.O.(Ms)No.185, Higher Education (K1) Dept, dated 15.12.2020
20. B.Sc., B.Ed., (4 years Integrated Course) (Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry) offered by VELS Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies
G.O.(Ms)No.129, Higher Education (K1) Dept, dated 12.07.2022
4. B.Sc., Physics 1. B.Sc (Special) Physics with Computer Application awarded by Madurai Kamaraj University


G.O.(Ms)No.27,Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 13.02.2014.
2. B.Sc Physics with Computer Application awarded by Bharathiyar University
3. B.Sc Physics Electronics &Communication & Computer Application by Vivekananda College Autonomus Madurai Kamaraj University
4. B.Sc (Special) Physics awarded by Lady Doak College (Autonomous) affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University.


G.O.(Ms)No. 116, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 22.07.2014.
5. B.Sc Physics with specialization in PC Hardware and networking awarded by Lady Doak College, affiliated Madurai Kamaraj University and B.Sc (Special) Physics with Computer Applications awarded by MKU
6. B.Sc Physics with specialization in Electronics awarded by Bharathidasan University. G.O.(Ms)No. 270, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 31.12.2013
7. M.Sc., Physics 5 year integrated courses offered by Annamalai University G.O.(Ms).No.75,
Personnel and Administrative Reforms
(M) Department, dated 30.06.2011
8. B.Sc., (Hons) Physics Degree course of Hansraj College affiliated to University of Delhi as equivalent to B.Sc., Physics Degree Course. G.O.(Ms).No.323, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 13.11.2017

9. B.Sc., Physics (Computer Application) (Vocational Stream) awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms).No.123, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated
10. B.Sc., B.Ed., (Four year Integrated) degree offered by Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology (Deemed to be University)
G.O.(Ms)No.266, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 29.11.2019
5. B.Sc., Zoology 1. B.Sc., (Animal Science Bio- Technology) (2002-2003)
G.O. (Ms) No. 104, Higher Education Department, dated 22.06.2012.
2. B.Sc., (Advanced Zoology & Bio- Technology 2005-2006) B.Sc (Zoology & Bio-Technology 2008- 09)
3. B.Sc., (Advanced Zoology & Bio Technology), Madras University G.O.(Ms)No. 117, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 02.07.2013.
4. B.Sc., (Special) Zoology (Special in Bio-Technology) awarded by Lady Doak College, affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University

G.O.(Ms)No.27,Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 13.02.2014.
5. B.Sc., Advanced Zoology & Bio- Technology) Manonmaniam Sundaranar University till 2009 – 2010. (Subsequently the nomenclature of the said course has been changed as B.Sc. Zoology)
6. B.Sc., (Zoology with Bio- Technology) awarded by AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Autonomous, Bharathidasan University G.O.(Ms)No.112, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 18.07.2014.
7. B.Sc., (Advanced Zoology & Bio- Tecnology) awarded by Vivekananda College affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. G.O.(Ms)No. 116, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 22.07.2014.
8. B.Sc., Environmental Zoology awarded by the Bharathidasan University G.O.(Ms)No. 58, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 15.04.2013
9. B.Sc., Zoology Specialization in Bio-Technology offered by Holy Cross College (Autonomous) Trichy awarded by the Bharathidasan University. G.O.(Ms)No. 270, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 31.12.2013

10. B.Sc Applied Zoology semester course awarded by Madurai Kamaraj University .
11. B.Sc., Zoology (Vocational) awarded by Mother Teresa Women’s University G.O.(Ms)No. 72, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 20.04.2015
12. B.Sc., Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology (Sericulture) awarded by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
13. B.Sc., (Zoology) with allied subject Viz., Vocational-Industrial Micro Biology awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms)No. 58, School Education (CC4(2)) Department, dated
14. B.Sc., Zoology (Vocational Stream Sericulture) awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms)No. 232, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 18.11.2016
15. B.Sc., (Micro Biology) awarded by Bharathiyar University G.O.(Ms)No. 254, P&AR
(R) Department, dated 22.10.1998.
16. B.Sc., Zoology (Animal Science and Animal Biotechnology) Degree course offered by Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College (Autonomous) Tiruchirapalli affiliated to Bharathidasan University. G.O.(Ms).No.33, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 12.02.2018
17. B.Sc., Zoology (Vocational) degree offered by M.C.C. Chennai affiliated to University of Madras G.O.(Ms)No.266, Higher Education (K2) Dept, dated 29.11.2019
18. B.Sc., Zoology (Wild Life Biology) offered by Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms)No.186, Higher Education (K1) Dept,
dated 15.12.2020
6 B.Sc.,
(Horticulture) B.Tech., (Horiticulture) Tamil Nadu Agricultural University G.O.(Ms)No.7, Agriculture
Department, dated 10.01.2011.
7 B.Sc.,
(Statistics) 1. M.Sc., Statistics with Computer Application (5 years Integrated Programme) awarded by Annamalai University equivalent to
3 years U.G and 2 years P.G. Statistics.
G.O.(Ms)No.116, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 22.
2. B.Sc (Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science) (Chosen Subjects) in Part II of the degree awarded by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, AP G.O.(Ms)No. 232, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 18.11.2016.

3. B. Stat., Degree course of various Autonomous Institutions affiliated to Bharathidasan University as equivalent to B.Sc., Statistics
St. Joseph’s College, Trichy –
Kunthavai Naachiyar, Thanjavur –
Government Arts College, Karur –
Rajah Serfoji College, Thanjavur –
Periyar EVR College, Trichy – B.Stat G.O.(Ms).No.323, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 13.11.2017
4. B.Sc., Statistics and Computer Applications awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms).No.123, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 25.06.2018
5. M.Sc., Statistics (5 year Integrated) degree offered by Annamalai University G.O.(Ms).No.266, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated
8 Environmental Science Five Year Integrated Course M.Sc (Environmental Science) awarded by Annamalai University G.O.(Ms) No.25, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 22.02.2013.
9. B.Sc., (Geology) B.Sc Applied Geology awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms)No. 72, Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 20.04.2015
10. B.Sc.,
(Computer Science) 1. B.Sc (Computer and Information Technology) awarded by MS University

G.O.(Ms)No.2 Higher Education (K2)
Department, dated 05.01.2016
2. B.Sc (Information Technology) awarded by MS University
3. B.Sc Applied Science (Computer Technology) awarded by Bharathiyar University
4. (i) B.C.A awarded by Periyar University as equivalent to B.Sc., (Computer Science).
B.Sc., (Information Science) awarded by Periyar University as equivalent to B.Sc (Computer Science)
B.Sc Applied Science (Computer Technology) awarded by Periyar G.O.(Ms).No.55, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 15.03.2018

University as equivalent to B.Sc., (Computer Science)
M.Sc., (Software Science) (5 years Integrated) awarded by Periyar University
M.Sc., Applied Science (Computer Technology) (5 years Integrated) awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms).No.55, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 15.03.2018
5. B.C.A., awarded by Bharathidasan University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
6. B.C.A., awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
7. B.Sc., Information Science awarded by Periyar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
8. B.C.A., awarded by Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
9. B.Sc., Information Technology awarded by Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
10. B.Sc., Software System awarded by Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
11. B.Sc., Computer Technology awarded by Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
12. B.Sc., Multimedia and Web Technology awarded by Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
13. B.Sc., Computer Science Applications awarded by Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019

14. B.Sc., Computer Technology offered by Dr. SNS Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science (Autonomous) affiliated to Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
15. B.Sc., Software Engineering awarded by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
16. B.C.A., Programme offered by Madurai Sivakasi Nadars Pioneer Meenakshi Women’s’ College affiliated to Alagappa University G.O.(Ms).No.65, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 24.04.2019
17. B.Sc., Computer Science with Data Analytics offered by Dr.
N.G.P. Arts and Science College (Autonomous) affiliated to Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.268, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 29.11.2019
18. B.Sc., Computer Science with Cognitive Systems offered by Dr.
N.G.P. Arts and Science College (Autonomous) affiliated to Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.268, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 29.11.2019
19. B.Sc., Systems & Design awarded by PSG College of Technology affiliated to Anna University G.O.(Ms).No.214, Higher Education (J1)
Department, dated 30.12.2020
20. B.Voc., (Software Development) awarded by Alagappa University G.O.(Ms).No.33, Higher Education (K1) Department, dated
21. B.Sc., Software awarded by Alagappa University G.O.(Ms).No.33, Higher Education (K1) Department, dated
22. B.Sc., Information Technology awarded by Alagappa University G.O.(Ms).No.33, Higher Education (K1) Department, dated
23. B.Sc., Computer System & Design offered by Kongu Engineering College affiliated to Anna University G.O.(Ms).No.41, Higher Education (J1) Department, dated 16.02.2021
24. B.Sc., Applied Sciences (Information Technology) offered by Bharathiar University G.O.(Ms).No.259, Higher Education (K1)
Department, dated 21.12.2021
25. B.Sc., Computer Science and Technology offered by the G.O.(Ms).No.259, Higher Education (K1)

Women’s Christian College, Chennai affiliated to University of Madras Department, dated 21.12.2021
26. B.C.A., (DDE) awarded by Alagappa University G.O.(Ms).No.84, Higher Education (K1)
Department, dated 03.06.2022
27. B.Sc., Software Application awarded by University of Madras G.O.(Ms).No.84, Higher Education (K1) Department, dated
28. B.Sc., Computer Technology offered by Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore affiliated to Anna University G.O.(Ms).No.107, Higher Education (J1) Department, dated 20.06.2022
29. B.Sc., Software Engineering awarded by Anna University, Coimbatore G.O.(Ms).No.107, Higher Education (J1) Department, dated
11. B.C.A., 1. B.Sc., Software Degree offered by Madurai Kamaraj University G.O.(Ms).No.266, Higher Education (K1) Department, dated 29.11.2019
2. B.Sc., Information Technology offered by SFR College affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University G.O.(Ms).No.186, Higher Education (K1) Department, dated
3. B.Sc., Information Technology offered by Women’s Christian College, Chennai affiliated to University of Madras G.O.(Ms).No.84, Higher Education (K1) Department, dated 03.06.2022
12. B.Sc Mathematics
B.Sc Physics
B.Sc Zoology The following Five Year Integrated courses offered by Annamalai University are considered as eligible to corresponding UG degrees
M.Sc Mathematics
M.Sc Physics
M.Sc Chemistry
M.Sc Zoology G.O.(Ms.)No.75, P&AR(M)
Department, dated 30.06.2011
13. B.Sc.,
(Environmental Science) The following Five year Integrated Courses awarded by Annamalai University are considered as eligible to corresponding Under Graduate Degree
M.Sc(Environmental Science) G.O.(Ms.)No.25, Higher Education(K2) Department, dated 22.02.2013
14. B.E. (Chemical Engineering) B.Tech (Petrochemical Technology Bharathidasan University G.O.(Ms) No.178, Higher Education(J1) Dept, dated 17.07.2015

15. B.E., B.E., degree acquired through Distance Learning Mode by the candidates enrolled during academic sessions 2001-2005 in (i) JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur (Rajasthan), (ii) IASE Sardarshahar (Rajasthan), (iii) AAI, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) validated by AICTE- UGC by conducting special examination as per the Supreme Court’s Order – Validation and approval as equivalent to degrees of regular stream G.O.(Ms) No.4, Higher Education (J1)
Department, dated 07.01.2022
16. B.E., Computer Science and Engineering M.S., (Software Engineering) (5 year Integrated Programme) awarded by Vellore Institute of Technology G.O.(Ms) No.58, Higher Education (J1)
Department, dated

Annexure – II / பிற் சேர்க்கக – II Syllabus
Forest Apprentice ( Group-VI Services)
Paper-I – Part-A
கட்டாயத் தமிழ் ம ாழித் தகுதித் ததர்விற்கான பாடத்திட்டம் (மகாள்குறி வினாவிற்கான தலைப்புகள் )
பத்தாம் வகுப்பு தரம்
1. பிரித்மதழுதுதல் / தேர்த்மதழுதுதல்.
2. எதிர்ச்மோல்லை எடுத்மதழுதுதல்.
3. மபாருந்தாச் மோல்லைக் கண்டறிதல்.
4. பிலை திருத்தம் (i) ேந்திப்பிலைலய நீக்குதல் ( ii) ரபுப் பிலைகள், வழுவுச் மோற்கலை நீக்குதல் / பிறம ாழிச் மோற்கலை நீக்குதல்.
5. ஆங்கிைச் மோல்லுக்கு தேரான தமிழ்ச் மோல்லை அறிதல்.
6. ஒலி ற்றும் மபாருள் தவறுபாடறிந்து ேரியான மபாருலையறிதல்.
7. ஒரு மபாருள் தரும் பை மோற்கள்.
8. தவர்ச்மோல்லைத் ததர்வு மேய்தல்.
9. தவர்ச்மோல்லைக் மகாடுத்து / விலனமுற்று, விலனமயச்ேம், விலனயாைலையும் மபயர், மதாழிற் மபயலர / உருவாக்கல்.
10. அகர வரிலேப்படி மோற்கலை சீர் மேய்தல்.
11. மோற்கலை ஒழுங்குப்படுத்தி மோற்மறாடராக்குதல்.
12. இருவிலனகளின் மபாருள் தவறுபாடு அறிதல். (எ.கா.) குவிந்து-குவித்து
13. விலடக்தகற்ற வினாலவத் ததர்ந்மதடுத்தல்.
14. எவ்வலக வாக்கியம் எனக் கண்மடழுதுதல் – தன்விலன, பிறவிலன, மேய்விலன, மேயப்பாட்டு விலன வாக்கியங்கலைக் கண்மடழுதுதல்.
15. உவல யால் விைக்கப்மபறும் மபாருத்த ான மபாருலைத் ததர்ந்மதழுதுதல்
16. அலுவல் ோர்ந்த மோற்கள் (கலைச் மோல்)
17. விலட வலககள்.

18. பிறம ாழிச் மோற்களுக்கு இலையான தமிழ்ச் மோற்கலைக் கண்டறிதல் (எ.கா.) தகால்டு பிஸ்கட் – தங்கக் கட்டி.
19. ஊர்ப் மபயர்களின் ரூஉலவ எழுதுக (எ.கா.) தஞ்ோவூர் – தஞ்லே
20. நிறுத்தற்குறிகலை அறிதல்.
21. தபச்சு வைக்கு, எழுத்து வைக்கு (வாரான் – வருகிறான்).
22. மோற்கலை இலைத்து புதிய மோல் உருவாக்கல்.
23. மபாருத்த ான காைம் அல த்தல் (இறந்தகாைம், நிகழ்காைம், எதிர்காைம்).
24. ேரியான வினாச் மோல்லைத் ததர்ந்மதடு.
25. ேரியான இலைப்புச் மோல்
(எனதவ, ஏமனனில், ஆலகயால், அதனால், அதுதபாை).
26. அலடப்புக்குள் உள்ை மோல்லைத் தகுந்த இடத்தில் தேர்க்க.
27. இருமபாருள் தருக.
28. குறில் – மேடில் ாற்றம், மபாருள் தவறுபாடு.
29. கூற்று, காரைம் – ேரியா? தவறா?
30. கலைச் மோற்கலை அறிதல் :-
எ.கா. – Artificial Intelligence – மேயற்லக நுண்ைறிவு Super Computer – மீத்திறன் கணினி
31. மபாருத்த ான மபாருலைத் மதரிவு மேய்தல்
32. மோற்களின் கூட்டுப் மபயர்கள் (எ.கா.) புல் –புற்கள்
33. ேரியான மதாடலரத் ததர்ந்மதடுத்தல்
34. பிலை திருத்துதல் (ஒரு-ஓர்)
35. மோல் – மபாருள் – மபாருத்துக
36. ஒருல -பன்ல பிலை
37. பத்தியிலிருந்து வினாவிற்கான ேரியான விலடலயத் ததர்ந்மதடு.

Forest Apprentice ( Group-VI Services) Paper-I – Part-B

General Studies (Degree Standard) Topics for Objective Type


Scientific Knowledge and Scientific Temper – Power of Reasoning
– Rote Learning vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future.

Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics – Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the Basic Principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications.

Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilisers, Pesticides.

Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human Diseases.

Environment and Ecology.


History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors.

Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems.

Geography – Geographical landmarks.

Economics – Current socio – economic issues.

Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.

Prominent Personalities in various spheres – Arts, Science, Literature and Philosophy.


Location – Physical features – Monsoon, Rainfall, Weather and Climate – Water Resources – Rivers in India – Soil, Minerals and Natural Resources – Forest and Wildlife – Agricultural pattern.

Transport – Communication.

Social Geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, Linguistic Groups and Major Tribes.

Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change
– Green energy.


Indus Valley Civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian History.

Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India.

Characteristics of Indian Culture, Unity in Diversity – Race, Language, Custom.

India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.


Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.

Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.

Union Executive, Union Legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local Governments, Panchayat Raj.

Spirit of Federalism: Centre – State Relationships.

Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of Law.

Corruption in Public Life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lok Ayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of Women – Consumer Protection Forums, Human Rights Charter.


Nature of Indian Economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.

Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax.

Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land Reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in Agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural Welfare Oriented Programmes – Social Problems – Population, Education, Health, Employment, Poverty.


National Renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore and others.

Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant Movements.

Communalism and Partition.

UNIT-VIII: History, Culture, Heritage and Socio – Political Movements in Tamil Nadu

History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam Age till contemporary times.

Thirukkural : (a) Significance as a Secular Literature
Relevance to Everyday Life
Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality,
Humanism, etc
Relevance to Socio – Politico – Economic affairs
Philosophical content in Thirukkural

Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle.

Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect

Movement, Dravidian Movement and Principles underlying both these Movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna.

UNIT–IX: Development Administration in Tamil Nadu

Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform Movements in the Socio – Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.

Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio – Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.

Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio- Economic Development.

Education and Health Systems in Tamil Nadu.

Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.

Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.

e-Governance in Tamil Nadu.


Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).

Ratio and Proportion.

Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.

Logical Reasoning – Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.

Forest Apprentice ( Group-VI Services)
Paper-I – Part-B
பMொF அறிவு) (Mட்டM்MடிM்புத் தரம் )
கைொள்குறி வகைைளுை்ைொன தகைப்புைள் அைகு–I: கபொF அறிவியை்
(i) அறிவியல் அறிவு மற்றும் அறிவியல் உணரவு – பகுத்தறிதல் – பபொருள
உணரொமல் கற்றலும் கருத்Fணரந்F கற்றலும் – கடந்த கொலம் , நிகழ் கொலம் ,
எதிரகொலம் பற்றி புரிந்F ககொள்வதற்கொன ஒரு கருவி அறிவியல் .
(ii) பபரண் டத்தின் இயல் பு – பபொF அறிவியல் விதிகள் – இயக்கவியல் – பருப்பபொருளின் பண் புகள், விசை, இயக்கம் மற்றும் ஆற்றல் – அன் றொட வொழ் வில் இயக்கவியல் , மின் னியல் , கொந்தவியல் , ஒளி, ஒலி, பெப்பம் , அணுக்கரு இயற்பியல் , பலைர் (LASER), மின் னணுவியல் மற்றும் தகவல்
பதொடரபியல் ஆகியெற்றின் அடிப்பசட ககொட்பொடுகளின் பயன் பொடுகள் .
(iii) தனிமங் களும் பைரமங் களும் , அமிலங் கள் , கொரங் கள் , உப்புகள் ,
பபட்பரொலிய பபொருட்கள் , உரங் கள் , பூசசிபகொல் லிகள் .
(iv) உயிரியலின் முக்கியபகொட்பொடுகள் , உயிர் உலகின் ெசகப்பொடு, பரிணொமம் , மரபியல் , உடலியங் கியல் , உணவியல் , உடல் நலம் மற்றும் சுகொதொரம் , மனிதபநொய் கள் .
(v) சுற்றுப்புறைசூழல் மற்றும் சூழலியல்.
அைகு-II: நடப்பு நிைழ் வுைள்
(i) ெரலொறு – அண் மை நிகழ் வுகளின் பதொகுப்பு – பதசியை் சின் னங் கள் – மொநிலங் கள் குறித்த விெரங் கள் – பைய் திகளில் இடம் பபற்ற சிறந்த

ஆளுசமகளும் இடங் களும் – விசளயொடடு
– நூல் களுை் ஆசிரியரக
ளும் .

(ii) ஆட்சியியல் – இந்தியொவில் அரசியல் கட்சிகளும் ஆட்சியியல் முமறமைகளுை

– பபொF விழிப்புணொவு
ம் (Public Awareness) பபொF நிரெ
ொகமும் – நலன் ைொர் அரசுத்

திட்டங் களும் அெற்றின் பயன் பொடும், பபொF விநிபயொக அசமப்புகளில நிலவுை் சிக்கல் கள் .
(iii)புவியியல் – புவியியல் அசடயொளங் கள் .

(iv)பபொருளொதொரம் – தற்பபொசதய ைமூக பபொருளொதொர பிரைசி
சனகள் .

(v) அறிவியல் – அறிவியல் மற்றும் பதொழில் நுட்பத்தில் அண் மைக்கொல கண் டுபிடிப்புகள் .
(vi)கமல, அறிவியல் , இலக்கியை் ைற்றுை் தத்Fவை் ஆகிய கவவ் கவறு Fமறகளில் தனித்Fவை் ககொண் ட ஆளுமைகள்
அலகு–III: இந்தியொவின் புவியியல்
(i) அமைவிடை் – இயற்மக அமைவுகள் – பருவைமழ, ைமழப்கபொழிவு, வொனிமல
ைற்றுை் கொலநிமல – நீ ர் வளங் கள் – இந்திய ஆறுகள் – ைண் , கனிை வளங் கள்
ைற்றுை் இயற்மக வளங் கள் – கொடு ைற்றுை் வன உயிரினங் கள் – கவளொண் முமறகள் .
(ii) கபொக்குவரத்F – தகவல் கதொடரபு.
(iii)சமூகப் புவியியல் – ைக்கள் கதொமக அடரத்தி ைற்றுை் பரவல் – இனை் , கைொழிக் குழுக்கள் ைற்றுை் முக்கியப் பழங் குடிகள் .
(iv)இயற்மகப் கபரிடர் – கபரிடர் கைலொண் மை – சுற்றுசசூழல் ைொசுபடுதல் : கொரணங் களுை் தடுப்பு முமறகளுை் – பருவநிமல ைொற்றை் – பசுமை ஆற்றல் .




அலகு–IV: இந்தியொவின் வரலொறும் Mண் Mொடும

(i) சிந்F சைகவளி நொகரிகை் – குப்தரக
ள் , தில் லி சுல் தொன் கள் , முகலொயரகள

ைற்றுை் ைரொத்தியரக இந்திய வரலொறு.
ள் – விஜயநகர ைற்றுை் பொமினி அரசுகளின் கொலை் – கதன

(ii) இந்திய சமூகப் பண் பொடடு
வரலொற்றில் ைொற்றங் களுை் கதொடரசசி
யுை் .

(iii)இந்தியப் பண் பொட்டின் இயல் புகள் , கவற்றுமையில் ஒற்றுமை – இனை் , கைொழி, வழக்கொறு.

(iv)இந்தியொ ஒரு ைதசசொரப்

அைகு-V: இந்திய ஆட்சியியல
ற்ற நொடு, சமூக நல் லிணக்கை் .

(i) இந்திய அரசியலமைப்பு – அரசியலசமப்பின் முகவுசர – அரசியலசமப்பின் முக்கிய கூறுகள் – ஒன் றியம் , மொநிலம் மற்றும் யூனியன் பிபரதைங் கள் .
(ii) குடியுரிசம, அடிப்பசட உரிசமகள் , அடிப்பசடக் கடசமகள் , அரசின பநறிமுசறக் பகொட்பொடுகள்.

(iii)ஒன் றிய நிரெ
ொகம் , ஒன் றிய நொடொளுமன் றம் – மொநில நிரெ
ொகம் , மொநில

ைட்டமன் றம் – உள்ளொட்சி அசமப்புகள் , பஞ்ைொயத்F ரொஜ்.
(iv)கூட்டொட்சியின் அடிப்பமடத் தன் மைகள் : மத்திய – மொநில உறவுகள் .
(v) பதரதல் – இந்திய நீ தி அசமப்புகள் – ைட்டத்தின் ஆட்சி.
(vi)பபொFெொழ் வில் ஊழல் – ஊழல் தடுப்பு நடெடிக்சககள் – கலொக்பொல் ைற்றுை் கலொக் ஆயுக்தொ – தகெல் உரிசம – பபண் களுக்கு அதிகொரமளித்தல் –
நுகரபெொர் பொFகொப்பு அசமப்புகள் – மனித உரிசமகள் ைொைனம் .

அைகு-VI: இந்தியப் கபொருளொதொரம

(i) இந்தியப் பபொருளொதொரத்தின் இயல் புகள் – ஐந்தொண் டு திட்ட மொதிரிகள் – ஒரு மதிப்பீடு – திட்டக்குழு மற்றும் நிதி ஆபயொக்.
(ii)ெருெொய் ஆதொரங் கள் – இந்திய ரிைரெ் ெங் கி – நிதி ககொள்மக ைற்றுை
பணவியல் ககொள்மக – நிதி ஆசணயம் – ைத்திய ைொநில
அரசுகளுக்கிமடகயயொன நிதிப் பகிரவு – ைரககு் மற்றும் பைசெ ெரி.
(iii) இந்திய பபொருளொதொர அசமப்பு மற்றும் பெசலெொய் ப்பு உருெொக்கம் ,
நிலை் சீரதிருத்தங் கள் மற்றும் பெளொண் சம – கவளொண் மையில் அறிவியல
கதொழில் நுட்பத்தின் பயன் பொடு – பதொழில் ெளரைசி – ஊரக நலன் ைொர

திட்டங் கள் – ைமூகப் பிரைசி பெசலெொய் ப்பு, ெறுசம.

அைகு–VII: இந்திய ததசிய இயை்ைம
சனகள் – மக்கள் பதொசக, கல் வி, நலெொழ் வு,

(i) பதசிய மறுமலரைசி – ஆங் கிகலயர் ஆட்சிககு் எதிரொன பதொடக்க கொல

கள் – இந்திய கதசிய கொங் கிரஸ் – தசலெரக
ள் உருெொதல் –

பி.ஆர.் அம் பபத்கர,
பகத்சிங் , பொரதியொர,
வ.உ.சிதை் பரனொர,
ஜவகரலொல் பநரு,

கொைரொசர,் ைகொத்ைொ கொந்தி, பமௌலொனொ அபுல் கலொம் ஆைொத், தந்மத
கபரியொர,் இரொஜொஜி, சுபொஷ் ைந்திர பபொஸ் , ரவீந்திரநொத் தொகூர் மற்றும் பலர.
(ii) விடுதசலப் பபொரொட்டத்தின் பல் பெறு நிசலகள் : அகிம் சை முசறயின்

மற்றும் புரடசி
கர இயக்கங் கள் .

(iii) ெகுப்புெொதம் மற்றும் கதசப்பிரிவிசன.




அலகு–VIII: தமிழ்நொட்டின் வரலொறு, மரபு, Mண் Mொட ு மற் றும் சமூக – அரசியல இயக்கங் கள்

(i) தமிழ் ைமுதொய ெரலொறு, அF கதொடரப
ொன பதொல் லியல் கண் டுபிடிப்புகள்,

ைங் க கொலம் முதல் இக்கொலம் ெசரயிலொன தமிழ் இலக்கிய ெரலொறு.
(ii) திருக்குறள் :
அ) மதை் ைொரபற்ற தனித்தன் சமயுள்ள இலக்கியம் .
ஆ) அன் றொட ெொழ் வியபலொடு பதொடரபுத் தன் சம
இ) ைொFடத்தின் மீதொன திருக்குறளின் தொக்கை்
ஈ) திருக்குறளும் மொறொத விழுமியங் களும் – ைமத்Fெம் , மனிதபநயம் முதலொனசெ
உ) ைமூக அரசியல் பபொருளொதொர நிகழ் வுகளில் திருக்குறளின் பபொருத்தப்பொடு
ஊ) திருக்குறளில் தத்Fெக் பகொட்பொடுகள்
(iii)விடுதசலப் பபொரொட்டத்தில் தமிழ் நொட்டின் பங் கு – ஆங் கிபலயருக்கு எதிரொன
பதொடக்க கொல கிளரைசிகள் – விடுதமலப் பபொரொட்டத்தில் பபண் களின் பங் கு.
(iv)பத்பதொன் பF மற்றும் இருபதொம் நூற்றொண் டுகளில் தமிழ் நொட்டின் ைமூக –
அரசியல் இயக்கங் களின் பரிணொம ெளரைசி – நீ திககட் ்சி, பகுத்தறிவு
வொதத்தின் வளரசசி – சுயமரியொசத இயக்கம் , திரொவிட இயகக் ம் மற்றும
இெ் வியக்கங் களுக்கொன அடிப்பசட பகொள்சககள், தந்சத பபரியொர் மற்றும பபரறிஞர் அண் ணொவின் பங் களிப்புகள் .

அைகு-IX: தமிழைத்திை் வளர்சசி் நிர்வொைம்

(i) தமிழ் நொட்டின் மனிதெள பமம் பொடடுக் குறியீடுகளும் அெற்சற பதசிய
மற்றும் பிற மொநிலங் களுக்கொன குறியீடுகளுடன் ஒப்பொய் வும் –

தமிழகத்தின் ைமூக பபொருளொதொர ெளரைசி இயக்கங் களின் பங் களிப்பு.
க்கு ைமூக மறுமலரைசி

(ii) அரசியல் கட்சிகளுை் பலதரப்பு ைக்களுக்கொன நலத்திட்டங் களுை் –
இடஒFக்கீடடுக் ககொள்மகக்கொன நியொயங் களுை் சமூக வளங் கமளப்
கபறுை் வொய் ப்புகளுை் – தமிழகத்தின் பபொருளொதொர கபொக்குகள் –

தமிழகத்தின் சமூக பபொருளொதொர ெளரைசி தொக்கமும் பங் களிப்பும் .
யில் ைமூகநலத் திட்டங் களின

(iii) ைமூக நீ தியும் ைமூக நல் லிணக்கமும் ைமூகப் பபொருளொதொர பமம் பொட்டின மூலொதொரங் கள்.
(iv) தமிழகத்தின் கல் வி மற்றும் நலவொழ் வு (Health) முசறசமகள் .

(v) தமிழகப் புவியியல் கூறுகளும் பபொருளொதொர ெளரைசி தொக்கமும் .
யில் அெற்றின

(vi) பல் பெறு Fசறகளில் தமிழகம் நிகழ் த்தியுள்ள ைொதசனகள் .
(vii) தமிழகத்தில் மின் னொளுசக.

அைகு–X: திறனறிவும் மனை்ைணை்கு நுண் ணறிவும் (APTITUDE AND MENTAL ABILITY)

(i) சுருக்குதல் – விழுக்கொடு – மீப்பபறு பபொFக் கொரணி (HCF) – மீசசி
ைடங் கு (LCM).
று கபொF

(ii) விகிதை் ைற்றுை் விகிதொசசொரை் .
(iii) தனி வட்டி – கூடடு வட்டி – பரப்பு – ககொள்ளளவு – கொலை் ைற்றுை் கவமல.
(iv) தருக்கக் கொரணவியல் – புதிரகள் – பகமட – கொட்சிக் கொரணவியல் – எண
எழுத்Fக் கொரணவியல் – எண் வரிமச.




Forest Apprentice ( Group-VI Services)



Importance of Agriculture in Indian Economy and its sectoral relationship – Agricultural Development through five year plans in India and Tamil Nadu – Growth pattern of crops in India and Tamil Nadu in terms of area, production and productivity – Government Agricultural Policies
– Agricultural development through NITI AYOG – import and export – role of NSC, FCI and PDS.
Factors of Production – Agricultural seasons of India and Tamil Nadu – Cropping patterns in India and Tamil Nadu – package of practices of different crops – Agro-Climatic zones of India and Tamil Nadu and their features – Weather and Climate – Weather forecasting – Climate change and its impact – Minimal tillage practices – Stress mitigating technologies including microorganisms – Nanoparticles and their applications.
Soil – Soil structure – Factors influencing soil structure – Physical and Chemical properties – Effect of nutrient availability and plant growth – Problem soils and their management – Soil survey – its objectives and scope – Soil fertility and productivity – Dry farming – Rainfed agriculture – Conservation of soil and water – Watershed and waste land development. Land use pattern and planning – Size and distribution of holdings – types and systems of farming – Water resources development and management – Command area development – Ground water Development and Conjunctive use – Water use efficiency – Quality of irrigation water – Its effect in soil and crops – Management of poor quality water for crop growth.
Cropping systems and integrated farming – Recycling of agricultural waste – Organic manures, green manures, bio fertilizers – Balanced usage – integrated nutrient management – Physiological disorders in crop plants and their management- Irrigation management of different crops Mushroom cultivation, bee keeping, silkwork rearing etc., Energy in Agricultural production – Sources – Solar, wind, animal, biomass and biogas – Mechanization in agriculture
– Tractors & tillers – Agricultural implements and Machineries and their usage – livestock and poultry rearing.
Principles of breeding – Breeding methods in self , cross and vegetatively propogated crops – Modern tools in crop improvement – Heterosis breeding and Hybrid seed production technologies – Latest varieties of major crops in Tamil Nadu – Breeding for Climate resilience varieties – Variety release procedures -Application of bio technology in Agriculture – Tissue culture & its significance – Transgenic Plants. Plant Genetic Resources: Collection conservation and exchange-Crop varietal protection-PPV& FR authority and its role

Seeds – Importance of quality seeds in Agriculture – Nucleus, Breeder, foundation, certified and labelled seeds – Seed certification techniques and processing in Tamil Nadu – Seed testing – Seed testing laboratories-ISTA standards for seed testing- seed village concept Seed Act – Seed coating and priming technologies – Seed enhancement technologies

Importance of pest, disease, nematodes and weed management in agriculture – categories of pests, diseases, nematodes and weeds – pest and disease surveillance and forecasting weather on pest and disease incidence – Symptoms of damages and control measures of pest, disease and nematodes of major crops in Tamil Nadu – Integrated pest, disease and nematode management in crop production – Pesticides and their use in IPM – mode of action – Pattern
plant protection equipments and their use – Plant quarantine. Storage pests, disease and nematodes and their management. Importance of biological control in pest, disease and nematode management. Weeds – Major weeds and their control.

Farm business management – Principles of farm business management – Types and systems of farms-Classical Production Functions – Cost concepts – Management of resources – Farm Planning and budgeting – Investment analysis – Risk and uncertainties in Agriculture- Agricultural credit system in India – Multi credit delivery system – Role of nationalized banks, NABARD and Regional Rural Banks – Lead Bank Scheme – Service area approach – Scale of finance-Credit Worthiness-3 Rs,5Cs and 7Ps of credit- Crop Insurance – Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) – Agricultural Insurance Company

Marketing – Agricultural marketing – Market structure – Marketing Efficiency – Price Spread- Market Integration-Market Risk-Speculation and hedging – Market Institutions- Warehouses and rural godowns – Agmark-Cooperatives – Commodity Boards – Agri business management
– Principles of Management-Entrepreneurship Development – Forms of Business organizations
– Agricultural Price Policy – CACP-MSP – FRP- Procurement Price-Policies for agricultural development – Economic liberalization – WTO and its impact on agricultural export – Importance of Agriculture in Indian economy – Land size and distribution of holdings and land use pattern in Tamil Nadu – Agriculture under Five year Plans (FYPs) – Food Security – Public Distribution Systems (PDS) – Buffer Stock

for transfer of technology – AV aids-Communication models – Use of ICT in transfer of technology-Diffusion and adoption- Pre and post independence rural development initiatives: key features, strength and weakness of individual programmes – Programme planning and evaluation methods- Rural sociology – key features of Indian rural system-value system-social change- rural migration. Role of women in Agriculture

Role of livestock and their products in Indian economy and human health, current livestock programmes and policies of State and Nation – Economics of dairy, sheep, goat, poultry, pig and rabbit farming; constraints to the livestock development programs, common offences against animals – SPCA, Animal Welfare Board of India, NGOs.

Common terms used in Animal Husbandry – Identification of age of animals – Livestock and poultry breeds and breed characters; housing systems, and requirements of space, ventilation, water, sanitation and waste disposal.
Management of milk, meat, egg and wool producing livestock, breeding bulls and draft animals and wild animals in captivity, farm records and their maintenance, systems and strategies for livestock improvement for enhancing productivity.

Nutritional terms and definitions – Role of nutrition in health and production; classification and composition of feed and fodders including forest grasses; anti-nutritional factors and toxins in feeds and fodders; feeding standards and nutrient requirements of different categories of livestock / poultry and computation of rations.
Nutritional deficiency and its influence on livestock performance; feed supplements and additives; conservation and preservation of feed and fodders; economic utilization of agro by- products for feeding livestock – Utilisation of unconventional feeds – Wildlife nutrition.
Quality control of feed, feed block/baling, By-Pass Proteins and by-pass Fat, Feeding livestock during scarcity, Metabolic disorders in Livestock and Poultry, Processing of feeds and forage to improve nutritive value.

Important breeds of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig and poultry with special reference to economic characters – Important species of wild animals and their breeding in captivity. Selection of Livestock for production, reproduction and disease resistance traits. Principles of genetics and basis of population genetics, genetic parameters. Nature of DNA and RNA-their models and functions; applications of recombinant DNA technology, cloning and marker Assisted selection and Cytogenetics. Animal breeding policies and programmes in state and Nation.

Gross study of bones, joints and muscles of skeleton Gross study of heart and its conduction system. Gross study of organs of digestive, respiratory urinary and reproductive systems. Digestion, metabolism and absorption of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in simple stomach animals and ruminants – mechanism of respiration. General functions of blood (blood cells, plasma & serum) coagulation, cardiac cycle, Blood circulation, Blood pressure, renal function Hormonal control of Lactogenesis. Environmental factors affecting animal production – Environmental stress on animal performance – Green Houses Gases – Role of ruminants.

Bacteriology & Mycology: Classification – isolation, identification and culturing of bacteria and fungi -Methods of transmission of infection – Sterilization and disinfection – Antibiogram. Virology: Classification, – cultivation, replication General characteristics of various families of RNA and DNA viruses. Immune system organs, tissues and cells; infection and immunity; type and grade of immunity, serological reactions and modern diagnostic techniques – vaccine.
Epidemiology – Concept, Scope, Objectives and Uses. Monitoring and surveillance- epidemiological disciplines. Pathogenesis, clinical signs, differential diagnosis, prevention and control of common bacterial, viral, fungal, rickettsial and parasitic diseases of livestock, poultry and pet animals including wild life species- Regional, endemic, emerging and re-emerging important disease. Allergic skin tests and modern diagnostic techniques.

Concept and causes of diseases in animals; general principles and procedures of necropsy; collection, preservation and dispatch of morbid materials for laboratory diagnosis, disease investigation; common pathological conditions seen in domestic, wild, zoo and laboratory animals and birds. Vetro-legal implications.
Classification of Parasites – Parasite and parasitism in animals; important morphological features, life-cycles, mode of transmission, pathogenesis, diagnosis, chemotherapy and general control measures of parasites associated with disease in animals, birds and zoo animals.

Drug action – Pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion), Pharmacodynamics – local and general anesthetics. Antibiotics and chemotherapy – Toxicology – Ethnoveterinary practices.

General and special clinical examination, etiology, clinical signs, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and control of metabolic, deficiency diseases. Ethics and jurisprudence in domestic and wild animals.
Reproductive physiology; hormones and reproduction; Accidents of gestation, livestock fertility and infertility; artificial insemination; semen characteristics of different species of livestock and cryopreservation. Multiple ovulation and embryo transfer technology in livestock and zoo animals Reproductive disorders and their management.
General surgical principles – Pre and post-operative considerations, anesthesia, asepsis and anti-sepsis and sterilization; scope, history and development of veterinary radiology; Imaging pathology of different parts of body-surgical emergencies – Intensive care – Physiotherapy – Diathermy.

Ante mortem and Post mortem inspection – Objectives of meat inspection – Abattoir practices, methods of slaughtering and dressing; Meat Inspection Laws, utilization of by products; unsound meat and its disposal; quality control of meat and eggs and their products. Milk: Proximate Composition, milk collection, cooling / chilling and transportation; physio-chemical and nutritional characters of milk and milk products; processing of raw milk and production of market milk. Condensed and dried milk, special milk and Indian Dairy Products – Packaging and storage.
Cleaning and sanitization of dairy equipments and plants; role of micro-organisms in milk and milk products; legal standards and quality assessment of milk and milk products-role of milk and milk products, meat and egg in human nutrition – Detection of adulterants in milk. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in dairy and Hazard analysis in critical control point (HACCP) in dairy Processing. FSSAI laws.



Phycology – Fritsch’s classification of Algae – pigmentation – Thallus organization – Life cycles- patterns of Algae – Evolutionary trends in the Sexulity of Algae – Economic importance – Algae as food, fodder, fertilizer and medicines – phytoplanktons and their role.
Mycology – Classification of fungi (Alexopoulos and Mims 1979) – structure, reproduction and economic importance of Phycomycetes, Ascomyates, Basidiomycetes and Deuteromyates.
Lichenology – structure, reproduction and economic importance of lichens.

Byrophytes – General characteristics, structure; reproduction and alternation of generations. Pteridophytes – General characteristics – Psilopsida, Lycopsida, Sphenopsida and Pteropsida
– Stelar organisation – origin of heterospory and seed habit.

A comparative account of vegetative and reproductive structure of Cycadales, Coniferales and Gnetales – Structure of wood in Gymnosperm – Economic importance of Gymnosperms – Paleobotany, Geological Time Scale – Fossilization methods – Fossil types.
and Stem modification in relation to habitat. Infloresence: Raceme, Cyme and Special types Pollination – Types, Agents (Biotic and Abiotic) and contrivances promoting cross pollination. Taxonomy – Angiosperm Classification – Bentham and Hooker’s system – International code of Botanical Nomenclature (outline). Characteristics features and Economic importance of the following families:-
Economic Botany of Plants yielding wood timber, fibre, oil and medicines.

Anatomy – Meristems and types. Permanent tissues, Simple and Complex tissues – Normal and Abnormal secondary thickening.
Embryology – Microsporogenesis, Megasporogenesis – types of embryo sacs (Mono-bi-and tetrasporic). Double fertilization and Triple fusion, Types of Endosperm – Embryo development in Dicots and Monocots. Apomixis and Polyembryony Culture techniques – anther and embryo.
Morphology, reproduction and economic importance of Bacteria. Viruses – Bacteriophages, Cyanophages, Mycophages, their general structures and multiplication. Mycoplasma – Structure. Fermentation and Antibiotic production.
Plant Pathology – Name of the causative organism, etiology and control measures of the following plant diseases.
Blast of Paddy
Wilt of Cotton
Citrus Canker
Powdery Mildew
Red rot of Sugarcane
Little leaf of Brinjal
Bunch Top of Banana
Early and late Blights of Potato
Rust and Smut diseases.

Physiology – Water relations of plants – absorption and translocation of water and minerals – mineral nutrition – Photosynthesis, Photochemical reactions and carbon fixation pathways – Respiratory metabolism: aerobic and anaerobic respiration. Enzymes: Role as biocatalysts – Nitrogen Metabolism: Nitrogen cycle – Nitrogen fixation – Nitrate reduction. Plant growth substances chemical nature and physiological functions of auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, ethylene, abscissic acid and Brassinosteroids.
Biochemistry and Biophysics
Biopolymers – A brief account of Carbohydrates, Lipids,Proteins and Nucleic acids and their monomers. An elementary account of thermodynamics – definition of energy – structure and role of ATP.

Cytology – Organization of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells. Cell organelles – structure and function. Chromosomes: morphology structure and their role. Cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis.
Genetics – Medelism – Interaction factors – linkage and crossing over, multiple, alleles, mutation, structure, replication and role of nucleic acids.
Evolution- Origin of life: Theories of evolution Darwin, Lamarck and De Vries.

Ecology: Ecosystem concept – Plant communities: Hydrophytes, Xerophytes, Mangroves. Plant sucession primary and secondary – Climax formation.
Environment: water, air and land, Garbage disposal, Environmental Protection Agencies, Pollution monitoring and control.
Ecosystem: Components and functions – Global warming, Green house effect, Ozone Layer Depletion
Conservation Biology: Conservation and sustainable development/ Productivity of Soil, forests and natural resources.


Horticulture: Importance and scope of Horticulture, Classification of Horticultural Plants – Fruits, Vegetables and Ornamentals.
Garden design and types:- Rockery, Bonsai, Kitchen garden, Lawn making, Floriculture. Cultivation of Commercial Flowers – Jasmine; plant propagation methods – cutting, grafting, layering (Rose) budding, stock – scion relations in Mango,
Plant Breeding: Hybridization techniques Plant breeding methods employed in the following crops:-




Gas law and Kinetic Theory:- Ideal gas equation – Deviation from ideal behaviour – vander waals equation for real gases – Molecular velocities – the Maxwell’s distribution of molecular velocities –heat capacity and viscosity of gases.
Solid State:- Crystal systems – Bravaislattice – Unit Cell – Miller Indices – Symmetry elements in crystals – Bragg’s equation – Radius ratio’s and packing in crystals – Determination of crystal structures by Braggs method – structure of NaCl, KCl, ZnS and spinals.
Thermodynamics:- Intensive and extensive variables – First law of thermodynamics –
CP and CV relation – Hess’s law of constant heat summation – Kirchoff’s equation – Second law of thermodynamics – Carnot theorem – entropy and probability, Joule Thomson effect – Free energy and Chemical equilibrium – Temperature and pressure dependence and – Gibb’s and Helmholtz functions – Heterogeneous equilibrium and Le – Chatlier principle.

Chemical Kinetics:- Rate laws – rate constant – order and molecularity of reactions I, II, III, and Zero order reaction Arrhenius theory – collision theory and Transition state theory – catalysis.
Electro-Chemistry:- Types of reversible electrodes – Nernst equation – reference electrode and standard hydrogen electrode – computation of cell e.m.f. calculations of thermodynamic quantities of cell reactions (DG, DH, DS and K) – Over potential and hydrogen over voltage – Arrhenius theory – Debye ‘Huckel equation – Kohliraush’s law – Ostwald’s dilution law – Determination of PH and Pka of acids by potentiometric methods.

Chemical spectroscopy:- Elementary ideas of microwave, infrared, Raman, UV, NMR, ESR and Mass spectroscopy.
Pharmaceutical chemistry: Terminology pharmacology, pharmacotheraies, toxicology, chemotherapy, classification, and nomenclature of drugs, sources of drugs, assay of drugs by biological, chemical and immunological methods, physiological effects of functional groups of drugs different types of drugs like analgesics, antibiotics, antiseptics, disinfectants, anesthetics, antidepressants, antipsychotic etc.

Colloids and surface Chemistry:- Classification – preparation, purification – properties – Tyndall effect- Gels – Emulsions Absorption – Langmuir isotherms – Heterogeneous catalysis.
Physical properties and Chemical constitution:- Surface tension – parachor and its application to structural problems – Dipole moment – applications of dipolemoment measurements to structural studies of simple inorganic and organic molecules – magnetic properties of matter, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism and anti-ferromagnetism – Applications to structural problems.

Periodic classification:- Classification based on electronic configuration – periodic properties – atomic and ionic radii, ionisation potential, electron affinity and electronegativity- various scales
trend along periods and groups.
Chemical bond:- Lattice energy – VSEPR Theory and its applications – partial ionic character from electronegativity – Fajan’s Rules.
Compounds of Boron:- Electron deficient nature of boron compounds – preparation and properties of halides and nitrates of boron – diborane – Borazine, silicones and structures of silicates

Lanthenides and Actinides- Ocurrence Electronic configuration oxidation state, magnetic properties and complexation behaviour – comparison of lanthanides and actinides, lanthanide contraction and their position in the periodic table.
Fertilisers:- Ammonium nitrate, ammonium phosphate, Superphosphate and Diammonium Phosphate, NPK fertilisers.
Nuclear Chemistry:- Radio activity – detection and measurement – half life period – Nuclear stability, – n/p ratio – isotopes, isobars and isotones Nuclear reactions Spallation – Nuclear fission and fusion – stellar energy uses of nuclear energy – nuclear power projects in India – applications of tracers in industry, medicine, agriculture.

Co-ordination Chemistry:- Redo Nomenclature – theories of co-ordination compounds – Werner, valence bond, crystal field and ligand field theories – Effective atomic number – isomerism – Metal Carbonyls of iron and Nickel.
Analytical Chemistry:- i) Principles of volumetric analysis – different types of titrations gravimetric analysis – separation and purification techniques.

Types of reactions:- Nucleophilic, electrophilic, free radicals, addition and elimination reactions.
Electron displacement effects:- Inductive, inductometric, electromeric, mesomeric, resonance, hyperconjugation and steric effects.

Nature of Bonding:- Hybridisation (Sp, Sp2 & Sp3) and Geometry of molecule – cleavage of bonds – homolytic and heterolytic fission of carbon – carbon bonds – Reaction intermediates – free radicals, carbocations and carbonions – their stability.
Stereo Chemistry:- Optical isomerism and Geometrical isomerism – chirality – optical isomerism of lactic and tartaric acid – Racemisation – Resolution – Asymmetric synthesis – walden inversion
cis and trans isomerism of maleic and fumeric acids – R-S-Notations – conformational analysis of cyclohexane – applications of ORD and CD Techniques.

Dyes:- Classification and Properties of dyes – methyl orange, cangored, malachite green, fluorenscein and indigo.
Carbon hydrates:- Classification and reactions – Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose and lactose – structure of glucose and fructose.
Aromatic Substitution:- Mechanism of nitration, Halogenation, sulphoration and Friedel Crafts reaction – Orientation effects – nucleophilic substitution – Benzyne mechanism.

Prepositional logic sets, relations, functions, partial orders, matrix, algebra, integration, differentiation.

Number systems – Decimal, Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal – Conversion from one to another – Characters and codes – ASCII code, Excess-3 code, gray code – Binary addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – Unsigned binary numbers – Signed magnitude numbers – Complements in number systems – Truth tables, AND, OR, NOT, NOR & NAND gates, EX-OR gates – Parity generators and checkers.
Boolean Algebra and Digital Circuits : Boolean laws and theorems – De Morgan’s theorems – Duality theorem – Simplification of sum of 2 product and product of sum expressions – Karnaugh map and simplifications – Simple arithmetic circuits – Half and Full adders – Binary adder/subtracter – BCD adder – Data processing circuits – Multiplexers – Demultiplexers – Encoders and Decoders.
Operating Systems: Types – Scheduling algorithms, Memory Management – Requirements – Partitioning – Paging – Segmentation – Virtual memory
Data Types – Variables – Operators – Control structures – Looping structures – Arrays – Strings
Built-in-functions. Function – Scope of Variables – Advanced features of functions. Pointer – Pointers to Array – Pointer Array – Pointer Arithmetic – Pointer of Pointer – Functions and Pointers -Structures and Pointers – Dynamic Allocation – Function pointer.
C++ Objects – Classes – Inheritance-reusability – Creating new data types – Polymorphism and overloading.
Fundamentals of Information System – Overview of Information of System Solving Business Problems with Information Systems : System Approach to Problem Solving – Developing Information System Solution – Information Systems for Strategic Advantages – Fundamentals of Strategic Advantage – Strategic Applications and Issues in IT; Managing IT : Enterprise and Global Management.
Business applications of Information Technology: The Internet and Electronic Commerce – Fundamentals of Electronic Commerce – Information System for Business Operations: Business Information System – Transaction – processing Systems. Information systems for Managerial Decision Support : Decision Support Systems – Artificial Intelligence technology in Business – Managing IT – Planning for Business change with IT – Implementing business change with IT – Security & Control Issues in I/S – Ethical and societal challenges of Information Technology.
Introduction to Computer Networks and Data Communication: Need for computer networks – evolution – Data Communication – Data Transmission – Transmission media – Classification of

Networks – Switching and Routing – Routing – Multiplexing and Concentration Concentrator – Terminal Handling – Components of a Computer Network. Network Standards and OSI – Need for network standard – OSI reference model – Physical layer – Data link layer – Network layer – Transport layer – Session layer – Application layer.
Early Information Systems – Problems with Early Information Systems – Organization of Data Base – Components of Data Base Management System-Data Models – Entity – Relationship Model – Network Data Model, Hierarchical Data Model – Semantic Data Modelling. File Organization – Sequential file organization – The indexed sequential file organization -Creation and manipulating of indexed sequential file – Hashing – Key-to-address transformation. Relational Data Model: Introduction – Basic definition and terminology – Relational algebra.
Features of MS – Windows, Control Panel, Taskbar, Desktop, Windows Application, Icons, Windows Accessories, Notepad, Paintbrush.
Editors and Word Processors: Basic Concepts, Examples: MS-Word, Introduction to desktop publishing.
Spreadsheets and Database packages : Purpose, usage, command, MS-Excel, Creation of files in MS-Access, Switching between application, MS-Power Point.
Uses of Multimedia – Introduction to making multimedia – Multimedia skills. Multimedia hardware and software – Connections – Memory and storage devices – Input devices – Output devices – Communication devices. Basic software tools – Text editing and word processing tools – Painting and drawing tools – 3-D modelling and animation tools – Image editing tools – Animation, video and digital movie tools. Making instant multimedia – Multimedia authoring tools. Multimedia Building Blocks – Text – Sound – Multimedia System Sounds – MIDI versus Digital Audio – Digital Audio – Making MIDI Audio – Audio File Formats – Production tips – Images – Animation – Video.
The world wide web: Browsing the Web – Web address – Web browser basics – Strong and managing (book marks) – Surfing the web with web browser – Searching the web directory – Search engines – Navigation tools.
Email: Sending – Reading – Replying – Deleting – Exiting – Sending Mail to more than one person sending folder – Forwarding a mail – Checking the spelling – Attachments. HTML: Overview of HTML – Adding structure to a page formatting text and pages – Linking page to the world – Including picture – Clearing lists – Arranging items within tables – Getting feedback from form – Splitting a page into frames.

Organizational Behaviour models, Foundation of individual Behaviour, Concept of Attitude, Concept of value, concept of JOB Satisfaction learning theories, Foundation of GROUP BEHAVIOUR – reasons for GROUP formation by people, Leadership concept.



Prepositional logic sets, relations, functions, partial orders and lattices, regular and context free languages, finite state machines and pushdown automata.

Function organization, machine instructions, addressing modes, introduction to microprocessors, study of 8085/8086 communication between processor and I/O via DMA and interrupt priority, I/O processors, problems associated with bus scheduling. Micro computer memory, virtual memory, basic concepts, problems of virtual memory, page replacements algorithms, cache memory, associative memory.
Fundamentals of parallel processing and its necessity pipelined processors and multiprocessors.

Data types, control statements, procedures, Scope rules, arrays and records, enumerated data types, sets, pointers, recursion. Sequential, indexed files, sorting and merging report generations. Arrays, queues, linked lists, stacks, tree traversal, evaluation of expressions using postfix notation, sorting algorithms, bubble sort, quick sort, heap sort, complexity of algorithms.

Editors, loaders, linkers, assemblers, phases of a compiler and their function, lexical analysers and parsers, parsing techniques, symbol table, code generation.
Batch, Multi-programming and time sharing systems, processor memory, device and file management, virtual memory, process scheduling, inter process communication, I/O redirection, process synchronization and concurrency, deadlocks, prevention, avoidance, detection and recovery, auxiliary storage management, file system functions and its hierarchy.
File organisation techniques: indexing, relational and network data models, study of ORACLE as a relational DBMS. Data dictionary, normal forms and query languages.

Data communication concepts, concepts of LAN, evolution of LAN, OSI – 7 layer reference model and design issues. Physical layer-transmission media, packet and circuit switching, topologies, Data link layer, token passing, sliding window protocols, protocols specification and verification, network layer, routing, congestion control, transport layer, session and presentation layers, design issues, application layer, file transfer, electronic mail.

Systems analysis, detailed analysis, feasibility study, tools for system designer, input and output design, program definition, module design and design review, structured programming and conversion, testing, training and documentation, systems life cycle, role of System Analyst. Tools for office Automation, word processing Spreadsheets, Financial and Statistical packages, payroll, inventory, picture generation and display in computers, Multimedia systems, Application of computers in Government, Defence, Agriculture, Medicine and Education.
Introduction – Point plotting techniques – Line drawing displays – Two dimensional displays – Clipping and Windowing. Graphics package – Segmented display files – Display file compilation
Geometric models – Picture structure. Graphical input units – graphical input techniques – Event handling – Input functions. Raster graphics fundamentals – Solid area scan conversion
Interactive raster graphics – Raster graphics systems – Raster display hardware. Two dimensional and three dimensional transformations.

C ++ and Java programming, objects and data, derived types, loops and relational expressions, branching statements and logical operators, functions, objects and classes, operator overloading, conversion of functions, dynamic memory and classes, class inheritence, input/ output and files, benefits of OOP, object oriented system development tools.

The world wide web: Browsing the Web – Web address – Web browser basics – Strong and managing(book marks) – Surfing the web with web browser – Searching the web directory – Search engines – Navigation tools.
Email: Sending – Reading – Replying – Deleting – Exiting – Sending Mail to more than one person sending folder – Forwarding a mail – Checking the spelling – Attachments.
HTML: Overview of HTML – Adding structure to a page formatting text and pages – Linking page to the world – Including picture – Clearing lists – Arranging items within tables – Getting feedback from form – Splitting a page into frames.


Matrices: Eigenvalues – Eigenvectors – Cayley–Hamilton theorem –Similar and Orthogonal transformations – Reduction of a quadratic form to Canonical form by orthogonal transformation.
Ordinary differential equations: Order and degree – Types of Equations –Higher order linear ODE with constant coefficients – Method of variation of parameters – Cauchy’s and Legendre’s linear equations – Simultaneous first order linear equations with constant coefficient.
Functions of several variables : Partial derivatives – Total derivatives – Euler’s theorem – Implicit functions–Jacobians– Taylor’s theorem – Maxima and Minima.
Integration: Techniques of integration using integration by parts and Bernoulli’s formula – Line, Surface and Volume Integrals – Change of order of integration.
Vector Calculus: Vectors and scalars – Directional derivatives – Gradient, Divergence and Curl of vectors – Applications of Green’s theorem, Gauss divergence theorem and Stoke’s theorem.
Complex variables: Verification of Analyticity – Construction of Analytic functions – Conformal Mappings – Bilinear transformations.
Complex Integration: Cauchy’s integral theorem – Cauchy’s fundamental theorem – Cauchy’s residue theorem – Taylor’s theorem – Laurent’s series–Contour integration (excluding poles on the real axis)
Laplace transform: Existence of Laplace transform – Laplace transform of elementary functions– Properties – Laplace transform of Periodic functions – Inverse Laplace transform
Convolution theorem – Solution of linear second order ODE by Laplace transform technique.

Newton’s laws of motion – gravitation – work, energy and power – elasticity – moduli of elasticity and their determination-sound intensity level – reverberation – ultrasonics: production and detection – thermal conductivity and expansion – flow of heat- thermodynamics
heat engines – optical interference, anti-reflection coatings – diffraction and polarization
lasers and types – optical fibres and applications – photoelectric effect – atom models – dual nature of matter and radiation – nuclear models – radioactivity – nuclear fission and fusion
crystal structures – unit cells – packing factor – imperfections – superconductivity – magnetic and dielectric materials – semiconducting materials – nano materials.


Fuel –Classification of fuels – Calorific value – Solid fuel – Liquid fuel – Gaseous fuel – Octane number – Cetane Number – Fuel Cells. Lubricants – Classification – Greases – Solid Lubricants. Water – Sources – Classifications – Softening process – Desalination – RO Method – Internal treatment – Treatment of Water for Municipal purposes. Plastics – High polymer – classification – Polymerization techniques – Thermoplastics – Thermosetting resins – examples. Rubber – Types of Rubber – Vulcanisation – Properties – Unvulcanised and Vulcanised. Natural Rubber – Synthetic Rubber – examples. Refractories – Classification – Manufacture of Refractories – Magnesite – Silica – Zirconia – Chromite. Abrasives – Natural – Artificial–Abrasive paper & cloth. Corrosion: Dry and Wet corrosion – Factors affecting corrosion- Different types of corrosion. Productive coating – Hot dipping- metal cladding, electrodeposition – Organic Coatings – Paints – Varnishes. Cement and lime- setting and hardening. Explosives- classifications- characteristics-requirements for good explosives- nitrocellulose- TNT- TNB-DNB-PETN-RDX. Alloys- purpose of making alloy- types of alloys- Ferrous alloys. Electrochemistry – conductors and non conductors – Kohlrausch law – Electrochemical cell-reversible and irreversible cells – EMF- Concentration cell- polarization – over voltage, decomposition potential.
Grammar: Articles – Prepositions – Tenses (simple present, present continuous, simple past, past continuous, future, & perfect tenses) – Modal verbs – Clauses – Conditional clauses – Subject-Verb agreement – conjunctions – Active & passive voice – Reported speech (Direct to Indirect speech) – Error correction – Combining sentences using connectives – Cause & effect expressions (because, so, due to, on account of, etc.) – Framing questions (converting statements into questions)
Vocabulary: Synonyms & antonyms – Prefixes, suffixes & intensifying prefixes (e.g. Flammable – inflammable) – Phrasal verbs – Idioms – Fixed expressions (e.g. adhere to, lodge a complaint to, etc.) – One word substitution – Collocation – Expansion of compound nouns (e.g. keyboard)
Reading: Reading comprehension passage – Data interpretation (e.g. comprehension questions based on table /chart) – Choosing appropriate title for a given short passage
Inferential questions based on a short reading passage – Reading comprehension questions making use of scanning & skimming strategies – Jumbled Sentences.
Writing: Definitions (instrument & technical terms) – Visual interpretation (picture/photo/chart etc.) – process description – Letter writing (formal / official) – email communication (email etiquette) – essays.

Computer Organization – CPU and Microprocessor [ALU, Control Unit and Bus Structure] – Data Storage [Primary, Secondary and Virtual] – Input and Output Devices Systems Software – Assembler – Compiler – Loader – Linker – Operating Systems Programming Languages – Classification of Programming Language, High-Level Languages
Basic Computer Networking – Network Components [Routers, Bridges, Gateways] –
ISO-OSI Reference Model – LAN – WAN – Client-Server Architecture – Internet Applications – Office Tools – Word-processor – Spreadsheet – Powerpoint – Database– E-mail – Browser
IT Enabled Services – E-Government – E-Commerce – Multimedia

Introduction to Engineering mechanics – Units and Dimensions – Laws of Mechanics – Coplanar Forces – Static Equilibrium of Rigid body – Moment of a force – free body diagram – friction – laws of friction – sliding friction – wedge friction – Rolling resistance– Lader friction – Friction in screws – Screw jack – Belt friction – Properties of surfaces and solids – Centroids and centre of mass – line and areas – Rectangular, circular, triangular areas by integration – T-section, I- Section, Angle section, Hollow section – Area moment of inertia of plane areas – Parallel axis theorem – Centroid of the simple solids – Dynamics of particle – Displacement, velocity and acceleration – Different types of motion – Rectilinear , Curvilinear and Projectile motions – Newton’s II-law of motion – Work Energy equation – Impulse and momentum principles.

Ohm’s law- Kirchoff’s laws – Introduction to DC and AC circuits –Power and powerfactor-single phase and three phase circuits
Operating principles of moving coil and moving iron instruments (voltmeters and ammeters)- wattmeters and energy meters
Construction and principle of operation: DC motors- DC generators-Transformers- Induction motors
Characteristics of PN junction diode-zener diode- half wave and full wave rectifiers- Bipolar junction transistor (CC,CE,CB configurations)-Amplifiers-Operational amplifiers Binary number system- logic gates- Boolean algebra – Half and full adders- Flip-flops – registers and counters- A/D and D/A conversion
Types of analog and digital signals- Modulation and Demodulation(amplitude and frequency)
Communication systems: Radio- TV- Fax- Microwave-Satellite and optical fibre

Management- Definition, Evolution- Taylor, Fayol, Elton Mayo, Peter Drucker Planning- Types, Steps, Forecasting, MBO, MBE
Organising- Deparmentation- Line and staff, Delegation and Decentralization
Staffing- Manpower planning, Recruitment and selection, Training, Performance Appraisal
Directing- Leadership styles, Discipline, Communication in business Controlling- Types, Control Techniques, Budgetary Control, Statistical Control

Quality – vision, mission and policy statement, dimensions of product and service quality, contributions of quality gurus-Deming, Juran, Crosby, Masaaki Imai, Feigenbaum, Ishikawa, Cost of Quality, continuous process improvement- PDCA, Quality Circle, 5S, Kaizen, Statistical Process Control (SPC), 7 QC Tools, new management tools, benchmarking, 6 sigma, Process Quality, Quality Function Deployment(QFD), POKA YOKE, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Business Process Reengineering(BPR), ISO 9004: 2000 – QMS, ISO-14000.
Environment– Global perspective- awareness of environmental pollution- Classification of Pollutants- Air Pollution- Composition of Air – Major sources of air pollution. Gaseous Pollutants- effect of air pollution on weather, climate, atmospheric process, NOX, SO2, CO, CO2, Fly ash, Vehicular pollution- automobile emission- prevention- green houseeffect – chlorofluoro carbon- ozone layer -ozone depletion- smog- photochemical smog, acid rain. Water pollution- types of water pollution- Factors affecting surface water – sewage and domestic waste – BOD, COD. Industrial effluent- harmful effects of industrial pollutants- agricultural discharge – detergent and toxic metal – siltation. Thermal pollutants- effect of thermal pollution- radioactive pollutant – inorganic pollutants and its detrimental effects. Soil Pollution- sources of soil pollution- effect of carbon waste- noise pollution- sources of noises of pollution- types of noise pollution- prevention and control.


Definition; multidisciplinary nature of environmental science, scope and importance; global environmental problems; components of environment: biotic, abiotic. Atmosphere. Lithosphere: case study on major geological formations in Tamil Nadu; Hydrosphere case study on major river systems in Tamil Nadu.
Ecosystem definition; structure and function; energy flow, food chain and food web; ecological pyramids, biogeochemical cycles (Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus); Hydrological cycle; ecosystem types: ponds, ocean, river, cropland, wetland, desert, forests and grassland; ecological succession; primary, secondary and tertiary producers. Examples of plant and animal adaptations for arid (desert and semi-desert) and humid (rain forest) biomes.
Non-renewable resources – Mineral use and exploitation; fossil fuels. Renewable resources: water – surface and ground water, supply, demand, dams-benefits and problems; soil and land resources – Structure, formation, erosion, conservation of soil, agricultural practices, land use, land degradation, desertification; Fisheries – inland and marine fisheries, aquaculture, overharvesting. Forest resources – Timber, medicinal plants, fuel-wood, deforestation, forest management. Management of renewable and non-renewable resources; sustainable use.
Biodiversity – Definition; Introduction to genetic, species and ecosystem diversity; biogeographical classification of India: Forest types of Tamil Nadu: tropical dry evergreen, thorny scrub, wet evergreen forests, grasslands, sholas, dry and mixed deciduous forests, mangroves. Coral reefs. Agro-biodiversity, land races and genetic resources. Valuation of biodiversity; Consumptive, productive, cultural value. Threats to biodiversity: habitat loss, poaching, over-utilisation, invasive species. Endemic and threatened species of Tamil Nadu. In situ conservation: Mudumalai, Anamalai and Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserves, Gulf of Mannar Marine Reserve, Pulicat and Pt. Calimere Wildlife Sanctuaries; sacred groves. Ex-situ conservation: Vandalur Zoological Park and Madras Crocodile Bank. Red data book, National Biodiversity Act, Wildlife Protection Act (1972), Tamil Nadu Forest Conservation Act.
Population growth and regulation: Age pyramids, Malthusian theory, global trends of population growth, variation among nations and zero population growth. Environmental health, Nutrition and health. Communicable diseases such as typhoid, cholera, tuberculosis, hepatitis, influenza, HIV- social issues. Non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma. Epidemics. Environmental risk factors. Human displacement and rehabilitation, tribal population and welfare schemes, women and child welfare; Human rights, Intellectual Property Rights.

Causes and effects of natural catastrophies – Earthquakes, floods, cyclones, hurricanes, storms, landslides, drought, famine, tsunami; pre-disaster and post -disaster management, risk assessment, early warning systems and forecasting. Role of administrators, scientists, planners, volunteers.

Definition of pollution and pollutants; types of pollution – Air, water, soil, noise, thermal, nuclear; causes of pollution, effects of pollution and control measures; liquid and solid waste management, nuclear holocausts. Case studies: leather industry, fly ash, thermal stations, nuclear power plants.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) : Objectives, Principles of Process, screening of projects, methodologies, checklist and documentation, prediction methodologies, public participation, limitation of EIA ; Environmental Protection Acts in India : air, water. Lake and River action programmes; coastal zone management; pollution control boards, Management plans using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) tools.

International Organisations: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Panel on Oceans (IPO), Earth Summit, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB), India: Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), NGO’s.

Introduction to climate change, past climatic fluctuations. Current climate and weather – Wind, monsoon, cyclones. Global ocean circulation. Global warming and greenhouses gases – Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone. Sources of green house gases – Fossil fuel use, vehicle emissions, industry; agricultural practices, deforestation. Role of UNFCC (United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change) in monitoring green house gas emissions. International treaties: Kyoto protocol, Paris agreement. Acid rain, source, impacts and management. Ozone layer depletion: causes, impacts and remediation.


Forests – definition. Extent of forests in India and other countries. Forest types of India and Tamil Nadu – revised classification – pure and mixed stands – even and uneven aged stands. Role of forests. Factors of locality – climatic – edaphic – topographic – biotic – interaction of forest with the environment. Silviculture – objectives – scope – general principles. Regeneration – natural and artificial. Nursery techniques – containerised seedling production
techniques and methods. Vegetative and clonal propagation techniques and methods – macro and micro propagation techniques. Plantation forestry – reforestation and afforestation – maintenance of plantations – enrichment planting. Tending operations – weeding, cleaning, thinning, pruning, after care techniques; cultural operations – soil working. Silvicultural systems – clear felling, shelter wood, selection and coppice systems – improvement felling. Silviculture techniques for some important species – Tropical Species
Acacia spp (indigenous and exotics), Albizia lebbeck, Albizia falcataria, Ailanthus excelsa, Azadirachta indica, Bambusa bambos, B. balcooa, B. vulgaris, Casuarina equisetifolia, C.junghuhniana, Ceiba pentandra, Dalbergia latifolia, D. sissoo, Dendrocalamus strictus, Eucalyptus spp (E. tereticornis, E.camaldulensis, E. grandis,
E. globulus), Grevillea robusta, Hardwickia binata, Leucaena leucocephala, Melia dubia, Pongamia pinnata, Populus deltoides, Prosopis juliflora, Pterocarpus santalinus, Santalum album, Syzygium cuminii, Shorea robusta, Tectona grandis, Terminalia spp.(T.chebula, T.bellerica, T.paniculata, T.tomentosa), Tamarindus indica. Temperate Species – Alnus nepalensis, Cedrus deodara, Pinus roxburghii, P. wallichiana, P. patula.

Forest Mensuration – Definition and objectives. Measurement of diameter, girth, height, crown and volume of trees – methods and principles – tree stem form – form factor. Volume estimation of stand – age – basal area determinations Stem and Stump Analysis. Forest inventory – sampling techniques and methods – measurement of crops – sample plots. Yield calculation – CAI and MAI – volume, yield and stand tables preparation. Forest management
objectives and principles. Forest organisation. Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) – criteria and indicators of SFM – sustained yield – concept and management – arguments for and against sustained yield – Forest Certification – Standards, Procedures and agencies. Rotation – normal forest – increment – growth stock determination. Yield regulation – principles and concepts – Von Montel’s formula and its modifications – yield regulation in regular and irregular forests. Working plan – objectives and scope – constitution of working plan division. Enumeration and sampling. Regeneration survey – Plantation journal – divisional working plans – annual plan of operations. Joint forest management. Aerial photography and remote sensing – methods and techniques – GIS for forest management and modelling.

Logging – extraction of timber – felling rules and methods – conversion methods – conversion season. Implements used – cross cutting system – sawing – different types – extraction methods. Grading of timbers. Transportation of timbers – major and minor transportation methods Storage and sales of logs – sales depot – management of depots. Recent trends in logging – Ergonomics and RIL. Forest products – Timber – timber, fuel, pulp, paper, rayon and match. Wood Composites – plywood, particle board, fiber boards, MDF, hardboard, insulation boards – production technology. Non timber forest products (NTFP) – collection – processing and storage of NTFP – fibres and flosses – bamboos and canes – katha and bidi leaves – essential oils and oil seeds – gums and resins – tans and dyes – drugs – insecticides
lac and shellac – tassar silk – role of tribal co-operative societies. Wood Science – Macroscopic character of wood – three dimensional structures – structure of heartwood and sapwood – hard wood and soft wood. Composition and structure of wood – chemical components and cell wall structure and formation. Anatomical structures of heartwood and softwood – reaction wood – wood and water relations. Properties of wood – physical properties – specific gravity, density of wood – mechanical properties – gross features of wood. Defects in wood – natural defects. Seasoning of wood – principles and objectives of seasoning – seasoning methods – air and kiln seasoning – seasoning defects. Wood preservation – principles and methods – wood preservatives – definition – kinds of preservatives – method of preservative application – pressure and non-pressure processes
classification of wood based on seasoning behaviour.


Surveying – principles of surveying – errors in surveying – scope of surveying in forestry. Scales – linear measurement. Different methods of surveying – chain, prismatic, compass, plain table and topographic survey. Area calculation – instruments and principles – maps and map reading. Principles of forest engineering – levelling instruments – building materials and construction. Forest roads – objectives – principles and types of forest roads. Causeways and culverts. Bridges – construction of bridges – construction of timber, RCC, steel and suspension bridges – cable roadways and winches.

Forest soils – Classification – Factors affecting soil formation – podzolisation and laterization. Physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils. Problem soils – classification of waste lands – extent of waste lands in India – reclamation of alkaline, saline, water logged and other waste lands – sand dune stabilisation – wind breaks and shelter belts. Soil conservation – definition – objectives – problems – programmes and achievements. Erosion
types and causes – wind, water – management of eroded region. Role of micro organisms in soil amelioration – Use of bio-inoculants Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Phosphobacteria, Rhizobium, VAM, Frankia, and Vermicompost. Soil and water conservation measures. Watershed management – concept and methods – forest treatments – stream flow – water harvesting and conservation – ground water recharge – impact on water yield and quality.

Fundamental principles of forest economics – cost benefit analysis – NPV, IRR analysis – demand and supply estimation. Socio-economic analysis of forest productivity – attitudes and analysis of trends in national and international markets – assessment of market structure. Forest valuation – direct and indirect valuation -stumpage valuing, price size gradients – devastation value – risk management. Project formulation – project monitoring – evaluation – elements of time series analysis and forecasting – role of corporate financing. Forest policies – Necessity – Formulation of National Forest Policy. History of forest development in India – Indian Forest Policy of 1894, 1952 and 1988. NCA report on forestry
role of ICAR and ICFRE in forest research and education. National Mission on Wasteland Development. Forest Organizations and Institutes – National – FRI, IGNFA, FSI, WII, IIFM, IWST, IFGTB, SACON etc. – International – ICRAF, ITTO. Forest laws – necessity – general principles – Indian Forest Act 1927, Forest Conservation Act 1980, Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, Tamil Nadu Forest Act, 1882, Tamil Nadu Timber Transit Rules, 1968, Tamil Nadu Hill Act, 1985 – application of IPC to forests. Recent Policies and Acts – Tribal Bill, 2007, Biodiversity Bill, 2002, National Agroforestry Policy 2014. ITTO, GATT and its relevance to timber export – Rio summit and Kyoto Protocol and its relevance to timber export.

Forest ecology – definition – biotic and abiotic components – forest ecosystem – forest community – concepts – succession – primary productivity – nutrient cycling. Composition of forest types in India – classification of India’s forests – species composition – association and diversity. Restoration ecology – global warming – green house effects – ozone layer depletion
acid rain – role of trees in environmental conservation. Biodiversity – Definition, origin, types
– factors endangering biodiversity – biodiversity hotspots – endemism – Red Data Book. Biodiversity assessments – principles and methods. Forms of trees – structure and function
physiology and reproduction of trees – water relation – physiology in stress environments (drought, water logging, alkalinity and salinity). Seed and its importance. Characters of good quality seeds. Seed dormancy – types and causes – dormancy breaking. Seed collection- physiological maturity – Seed extraction – seed processing. Seed grading and upgrading of seed lots. Seed treatments – principles and methods – seed pelleting. Seed sampling – procedure. Seed testing – purity analysis – moisture estimation – seed germination test – quick viability test. Seed storage – orthodox and recalcitrant seeds – causes of deterioration – seed storage containers. Seed certification procedure – Seed Act and Rules
Quality control and legislation. Forest Botany – Importance of botany – taxonomic classification of plant species – identification of species – composition and association. Dendrology – principles and establishment of herbaria and arboreta. Tree Improvement – Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding – Definition and concepts – Steps in tree improvement – Variation and selection – Progeny Evaluation Test (PET) – Candidate Tree, Plus Tree, Elite trees – use of provenances and seed sources – heritability and genetic gains – hybrids in tree improvement – heterosis exploitation. Seed production Area and seed orchards – types and establishment. In situ and ex situ gene conservation. Exotics – role of exotic forest trees in India – application of biotechnological methods in forestry.

Wildlife and wild animals – food chain – prey and predator relationship. Introduction to wildlife management. Ecology and biology of wildlife – principles and techniques of management – Man and Biosphere (MAB) programme – wildlife habitats. Census – methods and application
land tenure system. Major wildlife species in India and their broad study. Wildlife conservation – policies and legal measures – sanctuaries – national parks – biosphere reserves. Ornithology – bird habitats – bird species of India – avian extinction – causes and management. Role of NGOs and others in avian fauna conservation – beneficial and harmful roles of birds. Herpatology – definition and uses. Man and animal interaction – Impact and management. Ecotourism and Recreation Forestry. Management of captive wildlife – captive breeding – diseases of wildlife and their management.

Role of forest protection in Indian forestry. Injuries caused by various agencies – by human beings, plants, animals, insects, birds, adverse climatic factors. Forest fire – beneficial and adverse causes – fire protection methods and rehabitation. Pests and diseases of economic trees – control measures for pests and diseases for major tree species – biological, chemical and integrated pest and disease management methods. Termites – types and their management. Alien or invasive weeds and their management – forest encroachments and grazing.

Agroforestry – definition, concept and objectives. Classification of agroforestry systems – primary systems and subsystems – inheritance effects. Tree-crop interactions – above and below ground – competition for space, water, light and nutrients. Microclimatic modifications
nutrient cycling and soil fertility improvement – Allelopathy and allelochemicals. – Ecological aspects of agroforestry – benefits and limitations of agroforestry. Agroforestry practices for different agro-climatic zones of Tamil Nadu. Agroforestry practices for wasteland reclamation. Social forestry – objectives and scope and necessity – its components and implementation in local and national levels – social attitudes and community participation. JFM – principles, objectives and methodology – choice of species for agro forestry and social forestry. Urban Forestry – definition and scope – benefits – choice of tree species – planting techiques and management.


Origin, Interior and Age of the Earth – Weathering – Types and products – Geological work of Wind, River, Sea and Groundwater – Volcanoes – Earthquakes – causes and effects – Seismic zonation – Richter Scale – Principles of Plate Tectonics – fundamental and geomorphology.

Principles of Stratigraphy – Correlation – Geological Time Scale – General characteristics, descriptive and economic importance of Archean, Cuddapah, Vindhyan and Gondwana systems of Peninsular India -Cretaceous system of Tamil Nadu.

Folds – Faults – Joints – Unconformities – Recognition of overturned beds –Stress and strain relationship – Attitude of beds – Measurement of dip, apparent dip, strike using Cino and Brunton Compass .

Fossils – Definitions, Conditions, mode of preservation, uses of Fossils – General morphology and classification of Graptolites, Mollusca, Coelenterata, Brachiopod, Trilobita, Echinoids and Foraminifera.

Definition of crystals – Inter facial angles – Goniometer -Symmetry Elements – Study of Normal Classes of Isometric, Tetragonal, Hexagonal, Orthorhombic, Monoclinic and Triclinic systems – Twin crystals.

Physical properties of minerals – Petrologcal Microscope and its parts, accessory plates and uses – optical properties – Isotropic and Anisotropic Minerals – Descriptive study of quartz and its varieties – Feldspar Group – Pyroxene Group – Amphibole Group – Mica Group
Garnet Group – Descriptive study of Calcite, Dolomite, Tourmaline, Topaz, Staurolite, Chlorite and Zircon.

Definition of magma – Composition and constitution of magma – Forms and structures of Igneous Rocks, Textures and Micro structures – classification of Igneous rocks – Bowen’s Reaction principle – Descriptive Study of Granite – Syenite – Diorite – Gabbro – Dolerite – Ultramafics (Dunite,Peridotite, Pyroxenite and Anorthosite) – Differentiation – Assimilation.

Classification – Texture and structures of sedimentary rocks – Descriptive study of Residual, Clastic, Chemical and organic deposits – Metamorphism – Agents and kinds of metamorphism – classification of metamorphic rocks – Textures and structure – Different facies – Marble – Schist and Gneiss – Amphibolite – Granulite (Charnockite).

Definition of Ore – Tenor – Gangue – Lindgren and Bateman’s classification of ore deposits
Ore forming processes – Magmatic concentration – Hydrothermal Process Oxidation and Supergene Enrichment – Evaporation – Sedimentation – Placer deposits. Important ores, their composition, physical properties, mode of occurrence, distribution in India and uses of Gold, Iron, Aluminium, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium and Led and Zinc – Lignite, Coal and Petroleum – their occurrence in India – Building Stones, their characters, distribution and mode of occurrence in India – Mineral Wealth of Tamil Nadu.

Principles of Geological mapping – Field Techniques – Drilling methods – Borehole problems from borehole data – Geological investigation and conditions for dams, tunnels and roads – Landslides – Mining methods, role of geology – problems in mines including groundwater – Application of Remote sensing in Geology.



Scope and importance – State, National and Global scenario of horticultural crops – Area and production – Import and export – Nutritive value of horticultural crops – Horticultural zones of Tamil Nadu and India – National and regional agencies involved in promotion of horticultural Industry in India (NHB, APEDA and Commodity Boards) – Classification of horticultural crops – Factors limiting horticultural crop production – Role of season – Soil and climate requirements – Physical and chemical properties of soil – Climatic factors – Light, temperature, photoperiod, relative humidity, rainfall, altitude, microclimate – Kitchen gardening -Nutrition gardening – Truck gardening – Market gardening – Vegetable forcing
Protected and precision horticulture – Hydroponics, Aeroponics – Nutrient Film Technique
Horticulture therapy.

Important phases of growth and development – Bearing habits – Classification of horticultural crops based on life cycle – Annual, biennial perennial (woody and herbaceous perennials) – Fruitfulness and unfruitfulness – External and internal factors associated with unfruitfulness – Physiology of flowering, fruit set, ripening and senescence – Fruitdrop – Causes and control measures – Plant growth regulators – Functions and role in horticultural crops – Bud dormancy – Dormancy breaking – Parthenocarpy – Parthenogenesis – Polyembryony – Stenospermocarpy – Vivipary – Apomixis.

Propagation – Definition – Establishment of nursery – Site selection – Tools and implements propagation structures – Mist chamber, phytotron – Humidifiers – Greenhouse – Glasshouse – Polyhouse – Shade net, glass house, poly tunnels, cold frames and hotbeds, pit nursery – Media and containers – Soil sterilization – Sexual propagation – Merits and demerits – Crops propagated through seeds – Seed viability, longevity, dormancy, germination – Pre-sowing treatment – stratification, scarification, seed priming, seedling vigour – Raised seed bed and pro-tray nursery – Asexual propagation – Merits and demerits
Methods of vegetative propagation – Identification of plus trees – Mother block, scion bank
– Clonal nursery – Cutting – Layering – Grafting, budding types – Anatomical and physiological basis of grafting – Stock scion relationship, graft compatibility -Budwood selection and certification – Propagation through specialized plant parts (bulbs, tubers, offsets, runners, suckers, slip, crown, rhizomes, corms) – Quality management and nursery certification – Micro propagation – Application – infrastructure requirements – Types of media – Stages of micro propagation – Micro grafting – in vitro propagation of important horticultural crops.

Planning – Layout and management of orchards – Fencing – Wind breaks and shelter beds
– Spacing – Planting system – Physical and chemical properties – Soil reaction – acid, saline and alkaline soils – Soil fertility – Essential elements –Functions – Organic manures and inorganic fertilizers, bio-fertilizers, vermi-composting – Applications and management – Nutrient deficiencies and corrective measures – Physiological disorders and remedies – Irrigation – Critical stages of water requirement – Effect of water stress on crop yield – Anti- transpirants – management of irrigation water quality – Conventional and micro irrigation – Fertigation – Mulching – Sod culture – Weed management – Application growth regulators
Training and pruning principles and methods – Rejuvenation of senile and old orchards – Cropping systems – Cover cropping – Multitier cropping – Intercropping – Special horticultural techniques (pinching, thinning, disbudding, blanching, smudging, notching, ringing) – Principles of organic horticulture – GAP and GMP.

Scope and importance of fruit crops – Composition and uses – Origin and distribution – Species – Season – Climate and soil requirement – Varieties and hybrids – Propagation techniques – Planting systems and planting density -Including High density planting (HDP) and ultra high-density planting (UHDP) –spacing – Water and nutrient management – Fertigation – Weed management – Canopy management – Training and pruning – Intercultural practices – Off season production – Special horticultural techniques – Use of plant growth regulators – Maturity indices – Harvest and yield – Nutrient deficiencies and physiological disorders and its corrective measures and management of important pest and diseases of important fruit crops :- Mango, Banana, Acidlime, Sweet orange, Mandarin, Grapes, Papaya, Guava, Sapota, Pineapple, Jackfruit, Pomegranate, Aonla, Annona, Ber, Apple, Pear, Plum, Peach, Strawberry, Litchi, Avocado, Walnut and Almond and minor tropical, arid and temperate fruit crops.

Scope and importance of vegetable crops – Composition and uses – Origin and distribution
Area and production – Soil and climatic requirements – Varieties and hybrids – Propagation methods – Seed rate – Sowing and nursery practises – Containerized seedling production – Season – Planting methods – Water, nutrient and weed management – Fertigation – Training for vegetables – Intercultural practices – Maturity indices – Harvest and yield – Nutrient deficiencies and physiological disorder and its corrective measures of important vegetable crops: Tomato, Brinjal, Chilli and Capsicum (Sweet Pepper), Bhendi, Leguminous vegetables (Beans, Peas, Cluster beans, Cowpea, Dolichos bean); Bulbous vegetables (Onion, Garlic); Tuber crops – (Potato, Tapioca, Sweet potato, Elephant footyam, Colacassia); Cucurbitaceous vegetables (Cucumber, Bittergourd, Snakegourd, Ridgegourd, Ashgourd, Muskmelon, Watermelon, Pumpkin) – Cruciferous vegetables (Cabbage, Cauliflower and Knolkhol); Root vegetables (Carrot, Radish, Beetroot, Turnip) – Leafy vegetables (Spinach, Lettuce, Palak, Amaranthus) – Perennial vegetables (Drumstick, Coccinea) – Protected cultivation of vegetable crops – Precision farming of important vegetable crops and seed production.

Scope and importance of flower crops production – Uses – Origin and distribution – Area and production – Climate and soil requirement – Species and varieties – Propagation, season – Spacing and planting methods – Irrigation, nutrient management – Fertigation – Weed management – Training and pruning – Intercultural operations – Special horticultural techniques – Growth regulators – Off season production – Maturity indices – Harvest and yield and management of important pest and diseases for important loose flower crops: Jasmine, Rose, Tuberose, Chrysanthemum, Marigold, Nerium and Crossandra – Cut flowers – Rose, Carnation, Anthurium, Orchid and Gerbera – Cutfoliage and fillers. Principles of Landscape designing – Styles of gardening – Types of gardening viz.,Hindu, English, Mughal, Japanese, Persian, Italian, French gardening -Garden components – T rees foliage flowering and avenue trees – Burlapping –Shrubs – Fl o w e r i n g a n n u a l s creepers and Climbers – Cacti and succulents -Lawn – Astroturf – Types of grasses – Layout, planting and maintenance of lawn – Hedge and edge plants – Indoor plants and interior scaping – Garden adornments – Principles and styles of flower arrangements – Bonsai styles and culture – Industrial, Institutional, Public and Private landscaping – Special types of gardening – Bog garden, dish, terrarium, bottle, roof, vertical gardening and green wall.

Scope and Importance of spices and plantation crops – Composition and uses – Origin and distribution – Area and production – Climate and soil requirements – Species and varieties
Season, seed rate / propagation methods –Spacing – Planting system – High density planting – Irrigation and nutrient management – Fertigation and weed management – Training and pruning – Cropping systems – Multitier cropping – Cover cropping – Inter cropping – Growth regulators – Mulching – Shade and canopy regulation – Maturity indices, harvest, yield and management of important pest and diseases and processing m e t h o d s of important plantation and spice crops: Major, seed, tree, herbal spices and minor spices – Black Pepper, Cardamom, Turmeric, Ginger, Curry leaf, Clove, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Coriander, Fenugreek, Cumin, Tamarind, all spice and vanilla – Plantation crops – Tea, Coffee, Rubber, Cocoa, Coconut, Oilpalm, Cashew, Palmyrah, Arecanut.

Scope and importance of medicinal and aromatic crops – Composition and uses – Origin and distribution – Area and production – Ex situ and insitu conservation – Classification of medicinal and aromatic crops – Constraints in medicinal plant cultivation – Climate and soil
Varieties – Propagation – Nursery practices – Planting methods – Cropping systems – Manures & fertilizers – Irrigation – Intercultural operations – Harvest indices – Harvest & yield and management of important pest and diseases – Production systems – Contract farming – GAP – GCP – GMP – Organic production and certification – Classification and distillation methods of essential oils – Secondary metabolite production – Value addition – Organisational support for promotion of medicinal and aromatic crops – Medicinal crops: Senna, Periwinkle, Glory lily, Aswagandha, Medicinal coleus and Solanum, Sweet flag, Aloe, Isabgol, Phyllanthus, Stevia, Opium poppy. Aromatic crops: Lemon grass, Citronella, Vetiver, Ocimum, Davana, Mint, Geranium, Patchouli and Eucalyptus.

Importance of post-harvest handling in horticultural crops – Maturity indices – Post-harvest handling methods – Washing – Grading – Waxing – Grades and standards – Methods of packing – Types of containers and their advantages and disadvantages – Storage – Principles and methods of refrigerated and gas storage – Storage methods – Pre-cooling – Controlled atmospheric storage, Modified atmospheric storage – Low pressure storage and cold chain concept – Importance and scope of processing industry in India, general principles of fruit and vegetable preservation like canning, dehydration, freezing, fermentation – Use of chemicals(preservatives) and irradiation – GMP – Food safety and quality control.



Major divisions of marine environment; Physical properties of seawater – Thermal properties of seawater; properties of Waves: Types of waves and properties of ocean waves; Tides – Origin of the tides; Wind and Ocean circulation – Types of currents.

Chemical properties of seawater : Concept of chlorinity and salinity of seawater; Solubility of gases in seawater: Non reactive gases – Minor reactive gases; Organic matter: Dissolved and Particulate organic matter – Sources and classification; Origin, distribution of nutrients cycle and their significance.

Primary and Secondary Productivity of the coastal environment; Phytoplankton and Zooplankton: Classification, distribution, their role in coastal ecosystems and adaptations. Primary production and factors affecting primary production.

Community ecology; Intertidal ecology – Benthic, pelagic and deep sea ecology – Food Chain and food web; Food pyramid; Animal association in the marine environment. Types of marine pollution, source and their biological effects.

Biodiversity – Genetic diversity – Species diversity – Ecosystems diversity – Biodiversity changes in time and space – Need for conservation and conservation strategies; IUCN categorization ; Biosphere reserves and National parks; Climate Change and Global warming.

Coastal vegetation : Intertidal and sublittoral; seaweeds, seagrass and saltmarshes; mangroves – Distribution and adaptations; Economic importance of mangroves.

Marine microbial environment – Benthic & littoral zone, saltpan, mangroves and estuarine microbes, microbial loop in ocean food webs – Marine microbial community – Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa. Marine Extremophiles.

Principles and classification; Marine invertebrates and vertebrates – Their biology – Physiology, locomotion, nutrition and reproduction. Adaptive radiations of bony fishes and elasmobranches. Seaturtles and Mammals.

Commercial marine fishery resources of India and Tamilnadu – Finfishes (Elasmobranch – Oil Sardine, Mackerel, Bombay duck), crustaceans (shrimp, lobster and crab) and molluscs.

Importance of Coastal aquaculture- Present status – Different culture methods; Open sea farming: Cages, pens – Raft – Raceways. Potentialities and socio-economic problems of aquaculture.



Theory of Equations: Polynomial equations; Imaginary and irrational roots; Symmetric functions of roots in terms of coefficient; Sum of rth powers of roots; Reciprocal equations; Transformations of equations.
Descrates’ rule of signs: Approximate solutions of roots of polynomials by Newton – Raphson Method – Horner’s method; Cardan’s method of solution of a cubic polynomial.
Summation of Series: Binomial, Exponential and Logarithmic series theorems; Summation of finite series using method of differences – simple problems.
Expansions of sin x, cos x, tan x in terms of x; sin nx, cos nx, tan nx, sin nx, cos nx , tan nx, hyperbolic and inverse hyperbolic functions – simple problems.
Symmetric; Skew Symmetric; Hermitian; Skew Hermitian; Orthogonal and Unitary Matrices; Rank of a matrix; Consistency and solutions of Linear Equations; Cayley Hamilton Theorem; Eigen values; Eigen Vectors; Similar matrices; Diagonalization of a matrix.
Equivalence relations; Groups; subgroups – cyclic groups and properties of cyclic groups – simple problems; Lagrange’s theorem; Prime number; Composite number;. decomposition of a composite number as a product of primes uniquely (without proof); divisors of a positive integer n; congurence modulo n; Euler function; highest power of a prime number p contained in n!; Fermat’s and Wilson’s theroems – simple problems.
Sums of sines and cosines of n angles which are in A.P.; Summation of trigonometric series using telescopic method, C + i S method.

nth derivative; Leibnitz’s theorem and its applications; Partial differentiation. Total differentials; Jacobians; Maxima and Minima of functions of 2 and 3 independent
variables – necessary and sufficient conditions; Lagrange’s method – simple problems on these concepts.
Methods of integration; Properties of definite integrals; Reduction formulae – Simple problems.
Conics – Parabola, ellipse, hyperbola and rectangular hyperbola – pole, polar, co-normal points, con-cyclic points, conjugate diameters, asymptotes and conjugate hyperbola.
Curvature; radius of curvature in Cartesian coordinates; polar coordinates; equation of a straight line, circle and conic; radius of curvature in polar coordinates; p-r equations; evolutes; envelopes.
Methods of finding asymptotes of rational algebraic curves with special cases. Beta and Gamma functions, properties and simple problems. Double Integrals; change of order of integration; triple integrals; applications to area, surface are volume.

First order but of higher degree equations – solvable for p, solvable for x, solvable for y, clairaut’s form – simple problems.
Second order differential equations with constant coefficients with particular integrals for eax, xm, eax sin mx, eax cos mx

Second order differential equations with variable coefficients
2 d 2 y
ax dx2
bx dy
cy = q(x)

Method of variation of parameters; Total differential equations, simple problems.
Partial Differential equations : Formation of P.D.E by eliminating arbitrary constants and arbitrary functions; complete integral; Singular integral ; general integral; Charpit’s method and standard types f(p,q)=0, f(x,p,q)=0, f(y,p,q)=0, f(z,p,q)=0, f(x,p)= f(y,q); Clairaut’s form and Lagrange’s equations Pp+Qq=R – simple problems.
Laplace transform; inverse Laplace transform(usual types); applications of Laplace transform to solution of first and second order linear differential equations (constant coefficients) and simultaneous linear differential equations – simple problems.

Vector Differentiation : Gradient, divergence, curl, directional derivative, unit normal to a surface.
Vector integration: line, surface and volume integrals; theorems of Gauss, Stokes and Green – simple problems.
Fourier Series: Expansions of periodic function of period 2π ; expansion of even and odd functions; half range series.
Fourier Transform: Infinite Fourier transform (Complex form, no derivation); sine and cosine transforms; simple properties of Fourier Transforms; Convolution theorem; Parseval’s identity.

Groups: Subgroups, cyclic groups and properties of cyclic groups – simple problems; Lagrange’s Theorem; Normal subgroups; Homomorphism; Automorphism ; Cayley’s Theorem, Permutation groups.
Rings: Definition and examples, Integral domain, homomorphism of rings, Ideals and quotient Rings, Prime ideal and maximum ideal; the field and quotients of an integral domain, Euclidean Rings.
Vector Spaces: Definition and examples, linear dependence and independence, dual spaces, inner product spaces.
Linear Transformations: Algebra of linear transformations, characteristic roots, matrices, canonical forms, triangular forms.

Sets and Functions: Sets and elements; Operations on sets; functions; real valued functions; equivalence; countability; real numbers; least upper bounds.
Sequences of Real Numbers: Definition of a sequence and subsequence; limit of a sequence; convergent sequences; divergent sequences; bounded sequences; monotone

sequences; operations on convergent sequences; operations on divergent sequences; limit superior and limit inferior; Cauchy sequences.
Series of Real Numbers: Convergence and divergence; series with non-negative numbers; alternating series; conditional convergence and absolute convergence; tests for absolute convergence; series whose terms form a non-increasing sequence; the class I2.
Limits and metric spaces: Limit of a function on a real line; metric spaces; limits in metric spaces.
Continuous functions on Metric Spaces: Functions continuous at a point on the real line, reformulation, functions continuous on a metric space, open sets, closed sets, discontinuous functions on the real line.
Connectedness Completeness and compactness: More about open sets, connected sets, bounded sets and totally bounded sets, complete metric spaces, compact metric spaces, continuous functions on a compact metric space, continuity of inverse functions, uniform continuity.
Calculus: Sets of measure zero, definition of the Riemann integral, existence of the Riemann integral properties of Riemann integral, derivatives, Rolle’s theorem, Law of mean, Fundamental theorems of calculus, Taylor’s theorem.
Sequences and Series of Functions. Pointwise convergence of sequences of functions, uniform convergence of sequences of functions.

Complex numbers: Point at infinity , Stereographic projection
Analytic functions: Functions of a complex variable , mappings, limits , theorems of limits, continuity, derivatives, differentiation formula, Cauchy-Riemann equations, sufficient conditions Cauchy-Riemann equations in polar form, analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mappings by elementary functions: linear functions, the function 1/z, linear fractional transformations , the functions w=zn, w=ez, special linear fractional transformations.
Integrals: definite integrals, contours , line integrals, Cauchy-Goursat theorem, Cauchy integral formula, derivatives of analytic functions, maximum moduli of functions.
Series: convergence of sequences and series,Taylor’s series, Laurent’s series, zero’s of analytic functions.
Residues and poles: residues, the residue theorem, the principal part of functions, poles, evaluation of improper real integrals, improper integrals, integrals involving trigonometric functions, definite integrals of trigonometric functions
DYNAMICS: kinematics of a particle, velocity, acceleration, relative velocity, angular velocity, Newton’s laws of motion, equation of motion, rectilinear motion under constant acceleration, simple harmonic motion.
Projectiles : Time of flight, horizontal range, range in an inclined plane. Impulse and impulsive motion, collision of two smooth spheres, direct and oblique impact-simple problems.
Central forces : Central orbit as plane curve, p-r equation of a central orbit, finding law of force and speed for a given central orbit, finding the central orbit for a given law of force.

Moment of inertia : Moment of inertia of simple bodies, theorems of parallel and perpendicular axes, moment of inertia of triangular lamina, circular lamina, circular ring, right circular cone, sphere (hollow and solid).
STATICS: Types of forces, Magnitude and direction of the resultant of the forces acting on a particle, Lami’s Theorem, equilibrium of a particle under several coplanar forces, parallel forces, moments, couples-simple problems.
Friction: Laws of friction, angle of friction, equilibrium of a body on a rough inclined plane acted on by several forces, centre of gravity of simple uniform bodies, triangular lamina, rods forming a triangle, trapezium, centre of gravity of a circular arc, elliptic quadrant, solid and hollow hemisphere, solid and hollow cone, catenary-simple problems.

Linear programming – formulation – graphical solution – simplex method
Big-M method – Two-phase method-duality- primal-dual relation – dual simplex method – revised simplex method – Sensitivity analysis.
Transportation problem – assignment problem.
Sequencing problem – n jobs through 2 machines – n jobs through 3 machines – two jobs through m machines – n jobs through m machines
PERT and CPM : project network diagram – Critical path (crashing excluded) – PERT computations.
Queuing theory – Basic concepts – Steady state analysis of M/M/1 and M/M/systems with infinite and finite capacities.
Inventory models : Basic concepts – EOQ models : (a) Uniform demand rate infinite production rate with no shortages (b) Uniform demand rate Finite production rate with no shortages – Classical newspaper boy problem with discrete demand – purchase inventory model with one price break.
Game theory : Two-person Zero-sum game with saddle point – without saddle point – dominance – solving 2 x n or m x 2 game by graphical method.
Integer programming : Branch and bound method.

Statistics – Definition – functions – applications – complete enumeration – sampling methods – measures of central tendency – measures of dispersion – skewness-kurtosis.
Sample space – Events, Definition of probability (Classical, Statistical & Axiomatic ) – Addition and multiplication laws of probability – Independence – Conditional probability – Bayes theorem – simple problems.
Random Variables (Discrete and continuous), Distribution function – Expected values & moments – Moment generating function – probability generating function – Examples. Characteristic function – Uniqueness and inversion theorems – Cumulants, Chebychev’s inequality – Simple problems.
Concepts of bivariate distribution – Correlation : Rank correlation coefficient – Concepts of partial and multiple correlation coefficients – Regression : Method of Least squares for fitting Linear, Quadratic and exponential curves – simple problems.
Standard distributions – Binomial, Hyper geometric, Poission, Normal and Uniform distributions – Geometric, Exponential, Gamma and Beta distributions, Inter-relationship among distributions.

Sampling Theory – sampling distributions – concept of standard error-sampling distribution based on Normal distribution : t, chi-square and F distribution.
Point estimation-concepts of unbiasedness, consistency, efficiency and sufficiency-Cramer Rao inequality-methods of estimation : Maximum likelihood, moments and minimum chi- square and their properties.
Test of Significance-standard error-large sample tests. Exact tests based on Normal, t, chi- square and F distributions with respect to population mean/means, proportion/proportions variances and correlation co-efficient. Theory of attributes – tests of independence of attributes based on contingency tables – goodness of fit tests based on Chi-square.
Analysis of variance : One way, two-way classification – Concepts and problems, interval estimation – confidence intervals for population mean/means, proportion/proportions and variances based on Normal, t, chi-square and F.
Tests of hypothesis : Type I and Type II errors – power of test-Neyman Pearson Lemma – Likelihood ratio tests – concepts of most powerful test –simple problems



Gravitation- Kepler’s law- Gravitational constant and their determination variation of ‘g’ – Centre of gravity – Centre of gravity of a solid hemisphere – Hollow hemisphere – Tetrahedron and solid cone – Friction – Lubricants – Laws of friction – Cone of friction – angle of friction – Equilibrium of a body in a inclined plane – Impulse – Impact- Laws of Impact – Direct and oblique impact – Impact between two spheres – Loss of Kinetic energy – Moment of Inertia – Angular momentum and Kinetic energy of a revolving body – Moment of inertia of a sphere, shell and cylinder – Compound pendulum – Newton’s laws and their limitations
postulates of special theory of relativity – Lorentz transformation equations and its applications – variation of Mass with Velocity – Mass – energy equivalence – Physical significance

Elastic moduli – Relations – Couple per unit twist – Torsional oscillations – Bending of beams
Uniform and Non uniform bending – Elastic constants and their determinations – Viscosity of liquids – Highly viscous liquids – Stoke’s and Searle’s method- Surface Tension – Capillary rise – Method of drops – Surface tension of mercury – Quincke’s Method – Laws of osmotic pressure and experimental determination of osmotic pressure- Fick’s laws of diffusion – Determination of diffusivity – Applications

Specific heat capacity – Determination of specific heat capacity by Newton’s law of cooling- Debye’s theory- Mayer’s relation – Vanderwaal’s equation – Critical constants and Vanderwaal’s constant – J K effect – Theory and experiment – Liquefaction of gasses – Hydrogen – Helium – Thermal conductivity – Forbe’s method – Stefan’s law – Experimental determination of Stefan’s constant- Solar constant – Temperature of the sun
Zeroth, first law and second laws of thermodynamics – Isothermal and adiabatic change – Reversible and irreversible process – Carnot’s theorem- Carnot engine – Carnot cycle – Entropy – Maxwell’s thermo dynamical relations and its applications – Third law of thermodynamics

Simple harmonic motion – Composition of two SHMs along a straight line and at right angles
Lissajou’s figures – Laws of transverse vibrations – verification by sonometer and Melde’s string – Forced vibrations and resonance – Beats – Doppler effect – Velocity of sound in solids and gases – Theory and experiment – Ultrasonics – production, properties and applications
Acoustics of buildings

Spherical aberration – Chromatic aberration and their rectifications – Coma- Eyepiece – Ramsden’s and Huygen’s eyepieces – Interference – Colours of thin films – Newton’s rings – Theory and experiment – diffraction – Fresnel’s and Fraunhofer types – Zone plate – Diffraction grating – Prism- Grating spectra – dispersive and resolving power of a grating – Double refraction – Huygen’s explanation – Nicol’s prism – Quarter and half wave plates – Production and detection of plane, circular and elliptically polarized light – optical activity – Determination of specific rotatory power – Polarimeter
UV and IR Spectroscopy – Principle and application – Raman effect – Explanation of Raman effect on the basis of quantum theory – Applications of Raman effect – Optical fiber – Fiber optic sensors – Fiber optic communication systems and their advantages – Lasers – Population inversion – Ruby and Helium Neon Lasers and applications

De Broglie concept of wave theory- Wave velocity and group velocity- De Broglie relations
– Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle – Basic postulates of wave mechanics- Schrodinger’s Wave equation – Eigen function and Eigen values- Particle in a box – Linear harmonic oscillator ( one dimension only )

Coulomb’s law – Permitivity of free space – Relative permitivity – Electric field – Intensity of field due to a point charge – Gauss theorem and its application – Electric potential – Relation between potential and intensity – Electric dipole moment – potential and intensity due to a dipole- Capacitance – Capacity of a spherical, parallel and cylindrical capacitors – Energy of a charge capacitor – Dielectric constant – Ohm’s law – Resistivity and conductivity – Internal resistance of a cell – EMF and Potential difference – Thermo Electricity – Peltier and Thomson Co Efficients – Laws of Electrolysis – Conductivity of an electrolyte Arrheinius theory of electrolytic conduction – Calculation of emf of Daneil cell as reversible cell Magnetic field around a current carrying conductor – Biot and Savart’s law – Ampere’s law of magnetic force due to a current – Force between two current carrying parallel conductors- Force on an electron moving in a magnetic field – Faraday’s laws of electromagnetic induction – Self and mutual inductance – Induction coils and its uses – Eddy currents – Transformers – Energy losses – Skin effect – Advantages of AC distribution over DC – Dynamos and motors –
Magnetic poles – Magnetic moments – Susceptibility – Relation between susceptibility and permeability – Hysteresis – Dia, para, ferro magnetism – Electromagnetic waves in free space.

Kirchoff’s laws for a loop and a junction – Measurements of circuit parameters (R,L and C)
AC circuits – Complex impedance and phase diagram – LCR Circuits – Series and parallel resonant circuits – Sharpness of resonance q factor.
Semiconductors – Energy band theory of solid – Insulators – Conductors and Semiconductors – Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors – Electrons and holes as charge carriers – P-type and N-type semiconductors – Junction diodes – Characteristics of a diode
Diode applications – Junction transistors – characteristic of transistors – Rectifier, Amplifier and oscillator circuits – AM and FM transmission with block diagrams – Basic principles of super heterodyne receiver with block diagram – Photo conductive cell – Photo diode – Solar cell – LED and LCD – construction and working T.V Camera – Vertical and Horizontal scanning – T.V Transmission and reception with block diagrams – T.V Antenna (Yogi type) – Colour TV – Three colour theory – Radar – Uses of radar.
Logic circuits – AND, OR, NOT NAND, NOR and EX-OR gates – Truth tables – Multivibrators
Astable multivibrators – Flip flop circuits (RS and JK flip flops)

Canal rays – e/m of positive ions – Thomson’s parabola method – Aston’s mass spectrograph – Plank’s quantum theory of black body radiation – Photoelectric effect – photo electric multipliers – Einstein’s equation for photo electric effect – Millikan’s experiment – Determination of Plank’s constant.
Bohr’s theory of hydrogen atom – Spectra of Hydrogen and Hydrogen like atoms – Rydberg’s constant – Spatial quantization – Sommerfeld atom model – Vector atom model- Seven quantum numbers – Pauli’s exclusion principle – Examples of electronic configuration – Magnetic moment due to orbital motion and electron spin – Bohr magnetron – Experimental verification – Fine structure of sodium D Line – Zeeman effect – Anomalous Zeeman effect
Theoretical explanation

Properties of nucleus – size, charge, mass and spin – Nuclear magnetic dipole moment
Binding energy – Packing fractions – Nuclear forces – Nuclear models – Shell model and liquid drop model – Nuclear reactions – Radio activity and induced radio activity- Artificial transmutation Techniques – Application of Radio isotopes – Discovery, Production and detection of neutron – Accelerators – Betatron – Proton Synchrotron – Particle Detectors
Ionization chamber – GM counter – Elementary particle – Baryons and Leptons – Cosmic rays
Structure of crystals – Periodicity and plane in crystal – Symmetry elements and symmetry groups – Classification of crystals – Unit cell and crystal types Bonding – ionic, covalent, metallic and Vander wall’s- X-rays – Bragg’s law and absorption of X rays – Mosley’s law
Compton effect


Uses, Scope and limitation of Statistics, Collection, Classification and Tabulation of data, Diagramatic and Graphical representation, Measures of location, dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis – Correlation and regression – Curve Fitting – Linear and Quadratic equation by the method of least squares.

Probability – Addition, Multiplication and Baye’s Theorems and their application. Tchebychev’s inequality. Random variables – Univariate and Bivariate – Probability distributions – Marginal and conditional distributions – Expectations – Moments and cumulants generating functions.

Probability distributions – Binomial, Poisson, Geometric and Hypergeometric. Continuous distributions – Uniform, exponential and normal. Sampling distributions and standard error, student’s ‘t’, Chi-square and F statistic – distributions and their applications.

Estimation – Point estimation – properties of estimates Neyman – Fisher Factorization theorem(without proof) Cramer – Rao inequality, Rao – Blackwell theorem – MLE and method of Moments estimation – Interval estimation – for population mean and variance based on small and large samples.

Tests of Hypothesis – Null and Alternative – Types of errors – Power of test, Neyman – Pearson lemma, UMP and Likelihood ratio tests, Test procedures for large and small samples – Independence of attributes, Chi-square test – Goodness of fit

Simple random sample – stratified, systematic, Cluster (Single stage) Estimation of mean and variance in SKS – Sample Survey – Organisation – CSO and NSSO – Sampling and Non-Sampling errors.
Analysis of Variance – Principles of design CRD, RBD and LSD – Factorial experiments 22, 23 and 32 (Without confounding) Missing plot techniques.

Concept of SQC – Control Charts – X, R, p and charts Acceptance sampling plan – single and double – OC curves Attributes and Variables plan.
OR Models – Linear Programming problems – Simplex method Dual – Primal, Assignment problems, Net work – CPM and PERT

Time series – Different components – Trend and Seasonal Variations – Determination and elimination

Index Numbers – Construction and uses – Different kinds of simple and weighted index numbers – Reversal tests – construction and use of cost of living index numbers – Birth and death rates – Crude and standard death rates, Fertility rates – Life table construction and uses.

Statistical Computing using Excel – Understanding on the usage of Statistical Packages including SPSS, MINITAB and SAS.


Definition of Wildlife: Causes of wildlife depletion; Economic importance of wildlife; need for wildlife conservation; rare, endangered, threatened and endemic species of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in India- India as a mega wildlife diversity country.

Forest types in India- identification, dendrology; Deforestation & Impacts; Forest Inventory; Natural and artificial regeneration of forests; nursery techniques-seed-technology- Collection, storage, pretreatment and germination, establishment and tendings; Sylvicultural systems – Clear felling, uniform, shelter – selection, Coppice and conversion system; Agro forestry systems – Social/Urban Forestry- Joint Forest Management-Indian Forest Act 1927, Forest Conservation Act 1980; Harmful Insects and their role in forest economy: Insect pests of important trees of India -Teak, Sal and Bamboo; Beneficial Insects and their role in forest economy: Scavenger insects- dung beetles; Pollinators, Predatory insects, and parasitic insects on insect pests; control of forest insects.

Instinctive behaviour-classical and modern concepts-fixed action pattern and ritualization; Learning-Imprinting-habituation. Analysis of behaviour pattern- taxis, kinesis and reflexes; Biological rhythms and bird migration; Types of animal communications; Courtship, display, sexual selection and parental care in mammals and birds; Social behaviour in animals – Honey bees, Elephants.

Vegetative analyses – Point Centered Quadrat, Quadrat, Strip transect; GIS and Remote sensing in wildlife habitat surveys-Habitat manipulation: food, water, shade improvement; impact and removal of invasive alien species; Making observations and records: field notes, datasheets; Wildlife Photography – Types of cameras, camera traps; Field equipments- altimeter, pedometer, field compass, binoculars; radio collaring; GPS; GIS; Remote sensing in Wildlife management.


Planning census – Total counts – Sample counts – Basic concepts and applications – Direct count (block count, transect methods, Point counts, visual encounter survey, waterhole survey); Indirect count (Call count, track and signs, pellet count, pugmark, camera trap)- Identifying animals based on indirect signs; Capture-recapture techniques.

Basic concepts, reasons for conflicts, Identification of damages caused by wild animals and control measures; Case studies – Elephant, gaur, wild boar, monkey, tiger and leopard; Translocation of Wild animals – Principles, Methods and applications.

Infectious wildlife diseases: Viral diseases: Rabies-Rinderpest-Foot and Mouth -Viral encephalitis-Yellow fever- Bacterial disease: Anthrax-Brucellosis – Clostridiosis -Listeriosis. Protozoan disease: Trypanosomiasis -Toxoplasmosis-Babesiosis – Coccidiosis.
Helminth disease: Fasciolopsis – Schistosomiasis – Taeniosis – Hydatidosis
Non-infectious diseases of wild animals: Diseases of the digestive system: Stomatitis- catarrhal, gastroenteritis-haemorrhagic gastroenteritis; Respiratory system: Catarrhal, bronchopneumonia-exudative pleurisy; Excretory system: Paralysis of urinary bladder- urolithiasis;

in-situ and ex-situ conservation: Wildlife Sanctuaries, National Parks, Tiger Reserves and Biosphere reserves: Definition, formation, management and administration; Wildlife Projects: Tiger, Elephant, Lion and Hangul; Zoos and Zoological Parks: Definition- Aims of Zoos- Formation and Management of Zoos and Zoological Parks – Central Zoo Authority of India; Captive breeding: Aims, Principles, methods; Role of Government and Non- Governmental organizations in conservation;

Wildlife Crimes: Wildlife forensics and its applications in detecting wildlife crimes; Wildlife Toxicology: Types of contaminants, methods of toxicity evaluation, bioconcentration- bioaccumulation and biomagnifications; impacts of pesticides and heavy metals on birds and mammals; CAMP and PHVA – Analyses and Reports; Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) methods and their role in wildlife conservation.

Administrative set up – Advisory bodies- National Board for Wildlife –Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and its Amendments; Wildlife trade and regulations; Biodiversity Act 2000; Eco- Development, Eco- Restoration and Ecotourism programmes; Anti poaching operations – Village Forest Council (VFC).


Non-Chordata: General organisation – Classification with diagnostic features upto classes. Evalutionary relationship among taxa, symmetry.
Protozoa: Structure, reproduction and life history of Amoeba, Paramecium, Trypanosoma, Plasmodium, Monocystis, Leishmania – locomotion, nutrition, economic importance. Porifera: Sponges canal system, skeleton, reproduction and economic importance.
Coelenterata: Diploblastic organization – life history of obelia and Aurelia, Metagenesis – Polymorphism in Hydrozoa. Corals and Coral formation – relationships of Cnidaria and Acnidaria. Helminthes: Structure and life history of Planaria, Fasciola, Teania, Ascaris and Wucheriria – parasitic adaptations – Helminthes in relation to man.
Annelida: Nereis, earthworm and leech – Coelom and metamerism – modes of life in polychactes. Onychophora: Structure, affinities and distribution of Peripatus.
Arthropoda: Prawn, Scorpion and Cockroach – Larval forms and parasitism in Crustacea – Mouth parts, vision, respiration and excretion. Metamorphosis and social life in insects.
Mollusca: Freshwater mussel, pila, sepia. Echinodermata: General organisation – Water vascular system. Larval forms and affinities.

Prochordata: Amphioxus, Balanoglossus – Ascidian retrogressive Metamorphosis, neoteny and affinities.
Chordata: General Organisation – Characters, Outline, classification upto class level. Pisces: Locomotion, migration, respiration, Parental care, economic importance; structure and affinities of dipnoi.
Amphibia: Origin of amphibians – Respiration, Parental care – South Indian amphibians. Reptiles: Origin – Conquest of land – adaptations to live on land, adaptive radiation – Temporal Vacuities – identification of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes – poison apparatus – South Indian snakes.
Birds: Origin – flight adaptations – mechanism of flight – double respiration – migration – Flightless birds.
Mammals: Dentition, skin derivatives – distribution – adaptive radiation. Protothria, Metatheria, eutheria and their Phylogenetic relationships.
Cell and Molecular Biology: Cellular Organelles – Structure and function – Plasma membrane, Mitochondria, Golgi bodies, Endoplasmic reticulum and Ribosomes – Nucleus and Nucleolus. Cell division, cell cycle; Chromosomes – DNA structure and function, replication of DNA, Genetic code – RNA and protein synthesis. Gene expression, regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. Recombinant DNA – Genetic engineering, its uses in agriculture, industries and medicine.

Genetics: Mendelian concepts, multiple alleles, blood groups, Rh-factor. Linkage, crossing over – mutation (Natural and induced); Sex chromosomes, Sex determination and Sex Linked inheritance – Chromosome number and form ploidy – cytoplasmic inheritance – Karyo types – chromosome mapping, Normal and abnormal genetic disorders; Bio-chemical genetics – Eugenics. Human genome Project. Bio-statistics: Mean, Median and standard deviation. Bio-informatics: DNA and Protein sequence analysis, Prediction functional structure, protein folding, Phylogenetic tree construction.

Bio Chemistry: Bio-molecules, Structure and role of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and amino acids – Glycolysis and kreb’s cycle – oxidation, reduction – oxidative phosphorylation
energy conservation and release, cyclic AMP, ATP; enzymes – mechanism; Hormones- classification biosynthesis and function.
Physiology: With reference to mammals, digestion, nutrition, balanced diet – assimilation, intermediary/metabolism. Composition of blood – Coagulation, Transport of oxygen, Carbon dioxide, Blood pigments, Mechanism of respiration. Muscles, mechanism of muscle contraction. Temperature regulation, Acid base balance and homeostasis, Nerve impulses and conduction, neurotransmitters.
Receptors- photo, phono and chemo reception. Nephron and urine formation. Endocrine glands, testis, ovary and pituitary organs and their inter relationship. Physiology of reproduction in humans, Hormonal development in insects, pheromones and their uses. Bioluminescence. Biological clock. Physiology of immune response- Antigens – Immuno globulins – humoral and cell mediated immunity. T and B cells, mechanism of antibody formation – Immunodeficiency diseases; vaccination.

Development Biology: Gametogenesis – fertilization, Pathenogenesis, type of eggs – blastulation, cleavage and gastrulation in frog and chick. Morphogenetic movements – organizer, potency, organogenesis with reference to ear, eye, kidney, brain. Formation and fate of extra embryonic membranes in chick.
Plancentation- types, functions. – metamorphosis in Frog – Regeneration. Stem cells- sources, types and their uses in human welfare, IVF, embryo transfer and cloning – Aging and senescence.

Environmental Biology: Biotic and abiotic factors, their role, Intra and inter specific association. Biogeochemical cycles. Ecosystem- structure and function of ecosystems, types of ecosystems. Ecological succession, Community structure – Stratification. Population and Population dynamic – Habitat ecology. Wild life, need for conservation management and methods of conservation. Sanctuaries with special reference to Tamil Nadu. Pollution – air, water and land – Perspective policy planning for the environment.

Evolution: Origin of life – Evolutionary theories – Contributions of Lamarck, Darwin and De Vries – present status of Darwinism and Lamarkism – modern synthetic concept – Hardy Weinberg Law – Polymorphism and mimicry in evolution. Speciation: evolutionary species concept – Isolation, mechanisms and their role, role of hybridization in evolution. Fossils and Fossilization, Indian fossils, Geological time scale. Origin and evolution of horse and man – Culture evolution and Biochemical evolution.
Animal distribution: Zoogeographical distribution – Continental and island fauna – Continental drift – Discontinuous distribution, adaptive radiation. Natural resources and their conservation. Alternative sources of energy.

Economic Zoology: Parasitism and Commensalism – Protozoan Parasites and diseases, helminthes parasites and diseases of man and domestic animals; Beneficial and harmful insects. Insect pests on crops and stored products – Control methods. IPM. Sericulture, apiculture, lac culture, seaweed culture, vermiculture, – oyster culture and pearl formation, poultry, pisciculture and induced breeding, Shell fisheries, Aquaculture practices in Tamil Nadu and their impact on the environment and on agriculture.

Instrumentation and Bio-techniques: Microscopy-Phase contrast, fluorescent, TEM, SEM. Colorimetric techniques, Centrifugation techniques. Fixation, staining techniques. Electrophoretic techniques: Principles, AGE and PAGE. DNA finger printing, RFLP, RAPD and AFLP.

ANNEXURE – III / பிற் சேர்க்கக – III
List of Documents to be uploaded
(Not less than 200KB in PDF) (single or multiple page in 200 KB in PDF)

1. SSLC Mark Sheet
2. HSC Mark Sheet or its equivalent
3. Educational qualification:
UG Degree/ PG Degree/ IPG Degree/ M.Phil./ Ph.D., Certificates/ Consolidated Mark Sheet
4. G.O. for Equivalence of qualification to the prescribed qualification (if applicable)
5. PSTM Certificate up to prescribed entire qualification
(if applicable)
6. Community Certificate
7. Differently Abled Certificate obtained from the Medical Board / Differently Abled book (if applicable)
8. Destitute Widow Certificate (if applicable)
9. Ex – servicemen (if applicable)
10. Transgender ID Card with Gender (if applicable)
11. Gazette copy for name change (if applicable)
12. No Objection Certificate (if applicable)
13. Documents / Court Orders proving Acquittal / Conviction or FIR in case of pending cases for Criminal cases registered (if
14. Certificate of Physical Measurement
(in support of Physical Qualification)
15. Other Documents (if any)

For further details refer para 2W of “Instructions to Applicants”


Certificate regarding physical limitation in an examinee to write

This is certify that I have examined Mr./Ms./Mrs.

(Name of the candidate with disability) a person with

(Nature and percentage of disability as mentioned in the certificate of disability), S/o/D/o a resident of
(Village / District / State and to state that He / She has physical limitation which hampers his / her writing capabilities owning to his / her disability.
Due to the above mentioned disability following concession may be given:-
Exemption from Tamil / Second Language.
Extra hours for writing theory exam.
Allocation of a scribe.
Overlooking spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.
Using calculator / assistive devices
(Any other assistive devices or concessions).
*strike out the non applicable.

Signature (Name of Government Hospital / Civil Surgeon / Medical Superintendent / Signature of the notified Medical Authority of a Government Health Care Institution)

Name & Designation

Name of Government Hospital / Health Care Centre / The Notified Medical Authority


(Photo of the Differently Abled Person and Stamp to be fixed here)


Signature / Thumb impression of the Differently Abled Person

Certificate should be given by a specialist of the relevant stream / disability
(e.g. Visual Impairment – Ophthalmologist, Locomotor disability – Orthopedic Specialist / PMR etc.)





Annexure – IV / பிற் சேர்க்கக –IV

Signature of Candidate

I/We do hereby certify that I/We have examined (full name) Thiru / Thirumathi /
Selvan / Selvi a Candidate
for employment under the Government as _ in the
Office in the
Department and whose signature is given above and cannot discover that he / she has any disease, communicable or otherwise, constitutional affliction or bodily infirmity / except that his / her weight is in excess of / below the standard prescribed, or except

I / We do not consider this a disqualification of the employment he / she seeks.
His / Her age is according to his / her own statement years and by appearance about / years.

I/We also certify that he / she has marks of Small Pox / Vaccination.


Chest measurement in Inches
On full Inspiration On full expiration Difference expansion

Height in ft.
Weight in kg.
Cardio–Vascular System Respiratory System
His / Her vision is normal
Hypermetropic/ Myopic/ Astigmatic/ [Here enter the degree of defect and the strength of correction glasses] Hearing is normal / defective (much or slight)
Urine – Does chemical examination show
(i) Albumen (ii) Sugar State specific gravity: Personal marks (at least two should be mentioned) For Identification
Member (I)


The candidate must make the statement required below prior to his / her Medical Examination and must sign the declaration appended thereto. His attention is specially directed to the warning contained in the note below:-

State your name in full:

State your age and birth place:

(a) Have you ever had small pox, intermittent
or any other fever, enlargement or suppuration of glands spitting of blood, asthma, inflammation of lungs, heart disease, fainting attacks, rheumatism, appendicitis?
(b) any other disease or accident requiring confinement to bed and medical or surgical treatment?

When, where your last vaccinated

Have you or any of your near relations been afflicted with consumption, serefula gout, asthma, fits, epilepsy or insanity?

Have you suffered from any form of nervousness due to over work or any other cause?

Furnish the following particulars concerning your family:

Father’s age, if living and state of health Father’s age at death
and cause of death No. of brothers living,
their ages, state of health No. of brothers dead, their
ages at and cause of death
(1) (2) (3) (4)

Mother’s age, if living
and state of health Mother’s age at death
and cause of death No. of Sisters living, their
ages and state of health No. of Sisters dead, their
ages at and cause of death
(1) (2) (3) (4)

I declare all the above answers to be to the best of my belief, true and correct.


Note:- The candidate will be held responsible for the accuracy of the above statement by willfully suppressing any information he will incur the risk of losing the appointment and if appointed, of forfeiting all claim to superannuation allowance or gratuity.
MedI. I-68.



No. Process Timeline
1. Last date upto which the application can
be submitted/edited/ payment of fees can be made
2. Application Correction Window Period From 11.09.2022
(12.01 A.M.)
To 13.09.2022
(11.59 P.M.)
3. Last date upto which the uploaded documents can be edited / uploaded /
4. Publication of Result for
Written Examination February 2023
5. Certificate Verification / Oral Test
March 2023
6. Counselling



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