APPSC Syllabus Andhra Pradesh Fisheries Development Officer (FDO) Exam Pattern

Andhra Pradesh PSC FDO Test Pattern

S.No.Examination TypePaperSubject NamesNo. of QuestionsExam DurationMax. Marks
1.Objective(Written Examination)IGeneral Studies & Mental Ability150150150
2.IIFisheries Science – I150150150
3.IIIFisheries Science – II150150150
  • Written test contains objective questions.
  • The exam has 3 papers.
  • Total questions & marks are 450.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • The total exam period is 450 minutes.

General Studies & Mental Ability

  • Events of national and international importance.
  • Current affairs- international, national and regional.
  • Bifurcation of AP & its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems.
  • Social- economic & political history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
  • Disaster management
  • Indian polity and governance
  • Economic development in India since independence with emphasis on AP.
  • Application of Remote Sensing & GIS in the assessment of Disaster.
  • Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and AP.
  • Data Analysis:
  • a) Tabulation of data
    b) Visual representation of data
    c) Basic data analysis and Interpretation
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  • General Science and its applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science and Technology and IT.

AP Fisheries Service Syllabus – Logical Ability

  • Mirror Images.
  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Statements & Conclusions.
  • Analogy.
  • Statements & Arguments.
  • Clocks & Calendars.
  • Embedded Figures.
  • Number Series.
  • Decision Making.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Alphabet Series.
  • Cubes and Dice.
  • Directions.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Number Ranking.
  • Non-Verbal Series.
  • Syllogism.

AP Fisheries FDO Exam Syllabus – Fisheries Science – I

  • General principles of Taxonomy, outline classification and General characters on Non-Chordates & Chordates
  • Reproductive system and breeding habit in fishes
  • General study of Parasitic and Pathogenic Protozoans, Helminths and Arthropods concerning Fish and Prawn culture
  • Endocrine system of fishes
  • Phylum chordata – class – Pisces – taxonomy – classification – general Morphology and Anatomy of Chondrichthyes and ostrich-thyes and Osteichthyes – general distribution of fish
  • Fish growth – Morphometric and Meristic characters
  • Adaptations – migration of fishes
  • Food and feeding habits with special reference to Digestion in Fish
  • Respiration and osmoregulation in fishes
  • Parental care of fishes

Syllabus Of APPSC FDO – Fisheries Science – II

  • Culturable varieties of fish (indigenous and exotic) and Prawns
  • Brackish water aquaculture  management of brackish water ponds
  • General aspects of marine biology and mariculture – Mussel culture – Oyster culture – Fish and Crab culture and sea-weed culture
  • Freshwater aquaculture – freshwater fishery resources preparation and management of ponds – Aquatic weeds and control
  • Economic importance of fisheries – Fish by-products
  • General principles of Ecology – aquatic ecosystem concerning freshwater brackish water and marine environment
  • Study of major group of plankton and their importance in aquaculture
  • General account of fish and prawn diseases & their control
  • Breeding methods – Natural – bundh – induced breeding
  • General methods of preservation, processing of fishes and prawns

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