PIMS AICET 2012 Biology Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 20, 2013
PIMS AICET 2012 Biology Syllabus are given here.

BIOLOGY (Botany)

Section (A): General Biology And Botany
  • General Biology
  • Continuity of Life
i. Mendel’s laws of inheritance, with reference to Mendel’s experiments with peas, ideas of factors, Monohybrid and Dihybrid ratio.

ii. Genes – Packaging of hereditary material, prokaryotes, bacterial chromosomes, plasmid and Eukarytic chromosomes Genetic material, DNA replication; Genetic Code and Central dogma of protein synthesis.

iii. Cell division – cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis significance.
  • Applications of Biology:
i. Domestication of plants: improvement of crop plants – Principles of plant breeding andtechnique of hybridization
  • Application of Tissue:
Use of fertilizers and pesticides – Their advantage and disadvantages; Biological method of Pest control.

ii. Bio-energy:- Bio-gas, plants as sources of hydro carbons for producing Petroleum. To

iii. Bio-technology:- Meaning and manufacture of Alcohols, Antibiotics and Vitamins
  • Multicellularity. Plant Life:
i. Concept of species – Various taxons and categories, Hierarchial levers of classification,
Binomial nomenclature, principles of classification.

ii. Conquest ofl and – Life history of Fern (Nephrolepis), Cycas and angiosperms (Hibiscus, Jowar, Bajra)- Anatomy, development of seed habit, flower and fruit.(Development of Reproductive structures not expected)

iii. Physiology
  • Transpiration : Transpiration and exchange of gases, stomatal mechanism.
  • Photosynthesis : Ultra-structure and functions of chloroplast, photochemical and biosynthetic Phases, diversity in photosynthetic pathways, significance.
  • Respiration : Ultra-structure and function of mitochondrion, glycolysis, Krebs cycle, electron transport system, fermentation, significance.
  • Growth: Plant hormones and growth regulation, action of plant hormones in relation to seed dormancy and germination, apical dominance.
  • Reproduction : Asexual and sexual
Brief account of mode of sexual reproduction in multicellular lower plants-antheridium and archegonium. Sexual reproduction in angiosperms Pollination, structure of male and female gametophytes, fertilization, formation of endosperm embryo, seed and fruit.

BIOLOGY (Zoology)

Section (B) – General Biology And Zoology
  • Evolution of Life
i. Evolution: Definition, Darwin’s theory of natural selection (Common origin, recombination as a source of variability, Role of selection on variation, adaptation,reproductive isolation and speciation).

ii. Human evolution: Paleontological evidences, Brief idea of the Dryopithecus, Australopithecus, Homo-erectus, Homomeanderthalensis, Cro-magnon, Homosapiens.
  • Continuity of Life
i. Sex determination and sex linkage in man.

ii. Domestication of animals- Introduction of poultry, fisheries, Sericulture and apiculture. Principles of animal breeding, major animal diseases and their control

iii. Human diseases and their control + Hepatitis, AIDs, Leprosy, Cancer.

iv. Community Health Services – Blood banks smoking. Alocoholism, drug addiction-
Physiological symptoms and their measures.

v. Pollution – Air, Water – effect and control

vi. Human population – Growth, problems and control
  • Multicellularity :
Structure and functions of animal life with reference to mammals:
i. Circulation-Closed vascular system, Heart structure and pumping action, Arterial blood

ii. Excretion and Osmo-regulation : Aminotelism, uriotelism, uricotelism, Excretion of water and urea, with special reference to man, role of Kidney, in regulation of plasma, osmoregularity on the basis of structure of nephron: role of skin and lungs, in excretion.

iii. Hormonal Co-ordination: Morphological and histological structure of pituitary and thyroid glands, Important hormones of prituitary and thyroid and their role as messengers and regulators.

iv. Nervous Co-ordination: Central, Peripheral, autonomous nervous system, receptors and effectors, reflex action.

v. Locomotion – Joints, muscle movements

vi. Skeleton – Brief account of human skeleton

vii. Reproduction: Human reproduction, female reproductive cycle, embryonic development up to three germinal layers.

viii. Classification of chordata: Pisces, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves, Mammals, highlighting major characters with two examples of each class.

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