APPSC Forest Beat Officer Examination Syllabus 2019


APPSC Forest Beat Officer Preliminary & Mains Examination Syllabus

Part-A

GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY

i. General Science – Contemporary developments in Science and Technology and
their implications including matters of every day observation and experience, as
may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study
of any scientific discipline.

ii. Current events of national and international importance.

iii. History of India – emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject
in its social, economic, cultural and political aspects with a focus on AP Indian
National  Movement.

iv. World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on AP.

v. Indian polity and Economy – including the country’s political system- rural
development – Planning and economic reforms in India.

vi. Mental Ability – Reasoning & Inferences.

vii. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection

viii. Disaster Management (Source : CBSE Publications)
Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P.
Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects.
Man made disasters - Prevention strategies.
Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures

Part - B

General Science (SSC standard)
(Objective type)

1) Source of Energy:-

RenewableandNon-renewablesources,Renewablesources:Solarenergy(SolarCooker,Solar
waterheater,SolarCell);Windenergy,Hydroenergy(TidesofOcean,Hydroelectric),Geothermal
wood,Biogas,Hydrogenation.
Nonrenewablesource:-Fossilfuel(Coal,PetroleumandNaturalgas).ConditionsforCombustion
Choice of agoodFuel,Fuelefficiency,nuclearfusionandnuclearfission,chainreaction,Nuclearreactor
(Basicprinciples;Safetymeasures).Advantagesandhazardsofnuclearenergy,usesofenergy.
MangalTurbine(Fuellessturbine).Principle, workinganduses.

2) Livingworld:-LifeProcesses:-

Nutrition,Modesofnutrition:Autotrophic,heterotruphic,Parasiticandsaprophytis.Nutritionof
plants:-Photosynthesisfactorsaffectingthephotosynthesis:Nutritioninanimals:Ameba
grasshopper,digestivesystemofhuman.Respiration:-RespirationandBreathingRespirationin
Plantsandanimalstypeofrespiration:Aerobicandanerobicrespiration;RespirationthroughSkin,
gills,trachealungs.(Earthworm,Fishes,GrasshopperandHuman).Knowledgeofstructureand
functionofrespiratorysystemofhuman.

3) Transportation,Excretion

Transportation:-TransportationinPlantsandanimals.(Water,minerals,food).Transportationin
Human,Compositionandfunctionofblood,Clottingofblood,BloodGroups.Transfusionof
blood,Heart,structureandfunctionsofbloodvessel(elementaryknowledge).Lymphaticsystem.
Excreton:-Excretioninanimals(Amoebaandearthworm),excretioninHuman,
Osmoregulation.Controlandco-ordination:-Coordination,Plantsandanimals.Nervoussystem
andhormonesinHuman.Reflexaction.

4) Reproduction,growth,HeredityandEvolutionReproductionandgrowth:-Types of 
Reproduction

Asexual:Fissionbudding,regenerationvegetativepropagationinplants,cutting,graftingand
layering,Pathenogenesis.SexualreproductionanditsignificanceReproductivepartsofplants,
pollinationandfertilization.Humanreproductivesystem,Mentalandphysicalchangeduring
humandevelopment.HeredityandEvolution:-HeredityandVariations,PhysicalbasisofHeredity
-chromosomes;D.N.A.(elementaryknowledge),Genes,Sexdetermination.Elementary
Knowledge of evolution.

5) Natural Resources

Metals and non-metals:-

Ores and minerals,metallurgy,Enrichmentofores,extractionofmetal
fromores,refinementandpurificationofmetalwithreferencetoIronandaluminium,Activity
seriesofmetals,general properties and corrosion of metals,Alloys, Components, properties
and uses of steel;stainlesssteel,Brass,magnelium.Alloys of gold.

Non-metals:-

Importance and general.Properties,method of preparation of hydrogen,
Properties and its uses.Manufacturing of ammonia (Only reactions).its properties and uses,
sulphur-occurrence,extraction,properties(allotropyandeffectofheat)anduses.Properties
and use dofSulphurdioxide.Manufacture of sulphuric acid (Onlyreactions),itpropertiesand
uses.

6) CarbonCompounds

Functionalgroups(onlyoxygencontaining)Alcohols-preparation,propertiesanduses,
preparationmethods,propertiesandusesofformaldehyde,AcetoneandAceticacid.
Somecommonsyntheticpolymers,soapsanddetergents.

7) Environment

EnvironmentandEnvironmentalProblems:-Causes,preventionandcontrolofenvironmental
problems,Land,water,Air,noisepollutionandaccumulationofwastematerials.Biodegradable
andNonbiodegradablematerials,Interaction, betweenbioticandnonbioticcomponentof
ecosystem.Ecologicalbalance,effortsandmeasuresforconservationofenvironment.
Processofwatermanagementandconservation:-RainwaterharvestingGround
waterrecharging,conservationofforests;LandmanagementandconservationPublicawareness
forenvironmentalprotection,GreenHouseeffect,Globalwarming,ozonelayerdepletion,Acid
rain.Morhologicalstudyofmedicinalplants.Theirclassificationonthebasisof theiruseandlife
span.Studyofbotanicalnamesandmedicinaluseofthefollowingplants.Seasonalplants
Malkangni,Ashwaganda,Ginger,Turmeric,Garlic,Fenugreek,Touch- me-not,Soya,Shatawar,
Sarpgandha,Isabgol,Dioscorea,Mustard,Cumin,Fennel,Ajwayin,Marua,Tulsi,Vacha,Adusa,
Giloy,Harjor,Bryophytum,BhuiAonla,Castor.TreesandpernnialplantsHarad,Baheda,Aonla,
Nirgundi,Babool,Oak,Neem, Sheesham,Catechu,Karanj,SweetNeem,Molshree,Kachnar,
Peepal,Harshinagar,Amaltash,Pomegranate,Sandal,Nuxvom,Paraspeepal,Arjuna,Eucalyptus,
Bel,Apamargh,Bhringraj,Kaner.

8) The Universe

Solarsystemandexploringspace-Exploringspace-SolarSystem,plants,asteroids,cometsand
meteors;Earthorigin,evolutionandstructurestars,Constellations,milkyway,galaxy,structureof
universeanditstheories.Briefhistoryofspaceexplorations:-Elementaryideasaboutspacecrafts
Different types of artificial satellites and theirorbits.UsesofartificialsatellitesinCommunication,
Weather forecasting, remotesensing and space exploration.

MATHEMATICS (SSC Standard)
(Objective type)

i. ARITHMETIC: 

Number System-Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers,
Fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots,
Decimal  fractions.
Unitary method-time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to
simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.
Elementary Number Theory – Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests
of divisibility by 2,3,4,5,9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Thorem. H.C.F.
and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of
logarithmic tables.

ii. ALGEBRA: 

Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M. Theory
of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and
coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two
unknowns – analytical and Graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two
variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear
equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable and
their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional
identities, laws of indices.

iii. TRIGONOMETRY: 

Sine x, Cosine x, Tangent x when Oo = x = 90o values of sin x, cos x and
tan x, for x= Oo , 30o, 45o, 60o and90o.
Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables.
Simple cases of heights and distances.

iv. GEOMETRY: 

Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of
angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency
of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii)
Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square,
(viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.

v. MENSURATION: 

Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas
of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and
volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders,
surface area and volume of spheres.

vi. STATISTICS: 

Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation
frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central
tendency.

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