# 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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