Detailed APPSC Assistant Inspector of Fisheries Examination Syllabus

Title: Detailed APPSC Assistant Inspector of Fisheries Examination Syllabus

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Name of Organisation Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Name of Posts Assistant Inspector of Fisheries
Official Website
Recruitment Details Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Assistant Inspector of Fisheries
Type of Test Objective Type
Test Mode Online (Computer Based Test – CBT)


Detailed APPSC Assistant Inspector of Fisheries Examination Exam Pattern

PAPER-1 GENERAL STUDIES  150 Marks   150 Minutes  150 Questions
PAPER-2 SUBJECT  300 Marks   150 Minutes  150 Questions


Detailed APPSC Assistant Inspector of Fisheries Examination Syllabus



General Science

Current Events of National and International Importance.

History of India and Indian National Movement. India and World Geography

General Mental Ability.

Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science 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 particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and attainment of independence. In geography emphasis will be on geography of India. Questions on geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic geography of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural and natural resources. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.



Section-A (Non-chordata and Chordata)

1. Non-Chordata:

Concept of Binomial nomenculature specie and genus Phylum Protozoa: Parasitic amoebae, Plasmodium, Tryanosoma, Paramoecium Phylum Porifera: The systematic position of sponges canal system, skeleton Phylum Coelenterata: Concept of polyp and medusa, phenomenon of polymorphism (siphonophora) coarals and cora formation. Ctenophores and their systematic position.

2. Chordata:

Urochordata: Herdmania, Retogressive metamorphosis Cephalochordata: Amphioxus – general character and affinities only Class pisces: General characters of chondrivhthyes and osteichthyes; distinctive features of crossopteryi 2 Latimaria (coelcanth fish) Lungh fishes dipnofishes and their importance to mankind. A survey on edible fishes in A.P.

3. General Biology: Generics; Cytology and Ecology:

General Biology:

a) General aspects of endocrine glands, Harmone action

b) Evolution: Origin of life; Theories of evidence of Organic Evolution speciation and hardy Weinberg law.

c) Palaeontology: Elephent

d) Zoogeography: The zoogeographical realms and the fauna of various Zoogeo-graphical regions and discontinuous distribution.


Heredity; Mendelism, Linkage, Sex linkage over, Recombinant DNA technology, transgenic animals and its effect on fisheries.


Ultra structure of a cell and cell Organeles with their structure and functions. The structure of chromosome. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells. Nucleic acids DNA, RNA. Protein synthesis.

Ecology: Flow of energy through ecosystem, the concept of ecology and ecosystems (Aquatic and terrestria) Ecological pyramids; web of life organismal physiology; Biomass production

1. Physilogy of digestion

2. Physilogy of Muscle contraction

3. Physilogy of Excretion and Osmo-regulation

4. Cell Metabolism: Glycolysis, Tri corbolic acid (TCA) cycle, Beta oxidation.

Section-B: Mari Culture and Aquaculture.

1. MARI-CULTURE: Introduction:

Physico-chemical parameters of sea water and its effects on fishery wealth. Terminology associated with marine fisheries. Plankton – (Micro, Macro Nano), etc., and Biomass. Condition of Sea: Effect of Currents and current system in the sea on fishery wealth in sea. Marine fishes: Important food fishes (including prawns and shrimps) of Andhra Pradesh. Commercially important Marine fisheries of India and Andhra Pradesh. Identification of different species, classification, Identification of different species. Commercial importance of marine organisms. Migration of fishes in sea, Effect of fishing, Closed


Fish culture: Use of Fisheries in different sectors like Food, Income, Commerce, Recreation, Health and Mental capabilities. Different types of water resources available and their utilization. Fish culture practices in India – capture and culture fisheries.


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