The UPSC includes Zoology as an optional subject in the list of optional subjects containing 48 subjects in total. This subjects’ syllabus for UPSC is highly specialised and covers classification, ecology, cytology and genetics. The topics included in this subject are related to theoretical and applied Zoology.
As it is a highly specialised subject, candidates who have studied Zoology as a part of their curriculum or have a strong background in biology should take up this optional. In this article, we provide you the detailed UPSC syllabus for Zoology optional and also the UPSC Zoology Optional Syllabus PDF.
Zoology syllabus for UPSC
Zoology consists of two papers (paper I and paper II) in UPSC Mains. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks. Find below the IAS Zoology syllabus:
UPSC Zoology Optional Paper I syllabus:
UPSC Zoology Optional Paper II syllabus:
IAS aspirants should note that Zoology for UPSC can potentially increase their chances of selection due to the low competition and specialised nature of the syllabus. So, preparation should be thorough to be able to score well in this paper. Also, candidates should solve more questions from previous years’ UPSC question papers as well as from mock tests to be able to crack the UPSC Zoology exam.
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