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How to prepare for Zoology optional for UPSC IAS Mains Exam Email: info@sapiensias.in | Phone: +91-8700922126


About Zoology Zoology requires a huge amount of hard work. This optional paper is also quite lengthy. Aspirants should be thorough with the syllabus. Knowing the syllabus will help you to understand what to study what not to study. The students from Medicine mostly favor zoology, Pupils from another background, mainly the non-science background may find it like a challenging undertaking this subject. For scoring nicely into this topic --applicants need to indulge in the reading of this syllabus in detail. You Have to understand that scoring in almost any optional topic is not an art of deciding upon an easy question, but putting work--lose your sweat and blood on your favorite subject. That is the way to go to get Zoology--or the way To select almost any topic for that matter.


Why Zoology? A highly scoring optional that is highly interesting too.

1) It is an interesting subject: Zoology takes you to the fascinating world of animals. You get to know about animal groups, their functioning, behavior and all. 2) It is a safe optional: Questions in Zoology are direct in nature. With basic concept and facts, you can answer most of the questions. If you are guided properly, you can score well. No guessing games like humanity subjects. 3) It is a scoring optional: Getting 60 percent or more becomes easy in this optional after taking classes at Sapiens IAS. Our students achieve high scores every year. UPSC Toppers also get such scores.


Intense reading The Zoology optional syllabus includes diverse elements. After analyzing, the various components in the syllabus one must pick out the right books. This optional paper demands an intense reading. Importance of short notes Note making is considered as the essential part of UPSC preparation. The zoology optional subject is loaded with abundant information and figure. To retain this one has made short and crispy notes during the preparation. Such short notes will ensure that your answers in the UPSC Main exam are covered all the points in a balanced manner and absolute. Answer Writing Zoology is related to the animal kingdom and this paper gives us a wide opportunity to express our ideas. The aspirant should frame answer with necessary diagrammatic and keep your answers less verbose. Citing brief and brilliant introduction will capture the attention of the evaluator. Aspirants should give proper, diagrams, in depth and rigorous information to show your confidence and knowledge in the subject. While choosing the terminologies also, cite proper words and terms as it contains many scientific terms. Try to establish the relationships by using diagrams and flowcharts.


Find the important topics in Paper I and Paper II Identifying the most important and fruitful topic in Zoology Paper I and Paper II will enhance your preparation. Here we are citing some important topics according to the previous year’s UPSC trend. Aspirants must cover these areas thoroughly. • Economic Zoology • Invertebrates • • • • •

Ecology Biostatistics and Bio-instrumentation Vertebrate Zoology with comparative anatomy

Evolution Physiology and Biochemistry • Genetics • Developmental Biology


Tips for zoology optional Paper 1 Aspirants should pay attention to general essays. They must cover all the theories and must correlate things from the evolutionary viewpoint. While studying Economic Zoology, the candidate must focus on topics related to recent developments in India. Tips for zoology optional Paper II In some areas of zoology Paper II, it is significant to express that what we know and how we know. While answering the zoology optional Paper II, one should not forget to highlight the human aspects. Essential books Aspirants should pick out easy and basic books to build a foundation. This will help you to conceptual clarity. Â After that, one can pick out detailed references books to read.


Important Books for Zoology Optional – A Dictionary of Entomology by Leftwich: Click here – Biochemistry – Harper, Lehninger, Stryer, Rao: Click here – Genetics – P.K. Gupta, Gardner, Ahluwalia, Vir Bala Rastogi: Click here – Physiology – H.R. Singh: Click here – Animal physiology – H.R. Singh, Vander: Click here – Embryology – Balinsky, A.K. Berry, Vir Bala Rastogi: Click here – Ethology – Reena Mathur, Magazines like Science Reporter, Nature etc. – Ecology – P.D. Sharma, Odum, Vir Bala Rastogi and M.S. Jayaraj, Kotpal and Bali: Click here – Organic evolution by Veer Bala Rastogi: Click here – Cell and Molecular Biology – De Robertis, C.B. Powar: Click here – Invertebrates – R.L. Kotpal, Nigam, Jordan: Click here – Modern Textbook Of Vertebrates Zoology by R.L. Kotpal: Click here – Comparative anatomy of vertebrate zoology by Kent: Click here – General zoology: Tracy Irwin Storer, Robert L. Usinger: Click here – Economic Zoology – Shukla and Upadhaya, Kotpal Series, Kotpal- Khetrapal – Agarwal: Click here


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How to prepare for Zoology optional for UPSC IAS Mains Exam  

Zoology requires a huge amount of hard work. This optional paper is also quite lengthy. Aspirants should be thorough with the syllabus. Know...

How to prepare for Zoology optional for UPSC IAS Mains Exam  

Zoology requires a huge amount of hard work. This optional paper is also quite lengthy. Aspirants should be thorough with the syllabus. Know...

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