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A.P. Health and Welfare Service: Entomologist

Senior Entomologist in A.P. Health and Family Welfare Service 

Important dates:

Online availability of application: 31/01/2012 to 29/02/2012

Last date for payment of fee: 27/02/2012

Date of exam: 25/03/2012

Application Fees: Rs.100/- (Application Processing Fee), Rs.120/- (Examination Fee)

Selection Procedure:

The selection of candidates for appointment to the posts will be made on written examination (objective type) and oral tests. The final selection of these posts will be based on the written and oral marks put together.

  1. The minimum qualifying marks for selection are OCs 40%, BCs 35% SCs, STs 30% or as per rules. The minimum qualifying marks are relaxed able in the case of SC/ST/BC on the discretion of the Commission.
  2. The candidates will be selected and allotted to Service/ Department as per their rank in the merit list and for the vacancies available. N.B.: Mere securing minimum qualifying marks shall not vest any right in a candidate for being considered for selection.
  3. The selection will be made on state-wide merit. Reservation to local candidates is not applicable to this recruitment as per departmental special rules.
  4. The appearance in all the papers at the Written Examination as per rules is compulsory. Absence in any of the papers will automatically render his candidature as disqualified.
  5. Candidates have to produce Original documents and other particulars for verification as and when required and called for. If the particulars furnished in the application do not tally with the Original documents produced by the candidate, the candidature will be rejected. The candidate should carefully fill in all the particulars. For any omission on his part in filling the application leading to rejection of his/her candidature as he/she will be solely and squarely responsible. Commission will not entertain any request in this regard.
  6. The appointment of selected candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in the appropriate medical classification.

Scheme of Exam:

Written(Objective Type)Examination


General Studies

150 Marks

150 Ques.

150 Minutes



300 Marks

150 Ques.

150 Minutes


450 Marks





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No. Of Vacancies

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Senior Entomologist in A.P. Health and

Family Welfare Service




Education Qualification:

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Educational Qualifications


Senior Entomologist in A.P. Health and

Family Welfare Service

Must possess a M.Sc. with Zoology or B.Sc. with Zoology as a subject or Diploma in Public Health of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, State Act or a Provincial Act or an Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission or an equivalent qualifications.

How to Apply:

1. Logon to the website (www.apspsc.gov.in) and enter basic personal details like name, father’s name, date of birth, and community.

2. Immediately on entering the above details the applicant will get (downloadable) - challan form to pay the fee at A.P. online centres /State Bank of India.

3. The applicant should pay the prescribed fee in any one of the A.P. Online centres /State bank of India and obtain fee paid challan with journal number in the first instance.

4. On the next working day after payment of fee the applicant should again visit Website and enter the journal number to get and fill the format of application and should submit on-line.

5. Affix your recent colour passport size photograph on a white paper and then sign below the photograph with black pen. Scan the above photo and signature and upload in the appropriate space provided (jpg format) in application form.

6. The applicants have to invariably fill all the relevant columns in the application and should submit on-line.

  • Hand written/ typed/ Photostat copies/ outside printed application form will not be accepted
  • Only applicants willing to serve anywhere in the Andhra Pradesh should apply.

Contact Information:

For any problems related to online submission and downloading of hall-tickets

Phone: 040-23557455 (call time: 9.30 am to 1.00 pm & 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm)

Email:  appschelpdesk@gmail.com.

Centre for Written Examination:

  • The Written Examination will be held at Hyderabad.
  • The Written Examination is likely to be held on 25/03/2012


Paper-1:  General Studies and Mental Ability

1. 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.

2. Current events of national and international importance.

3. 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.

4. World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on AP.

5. Indian polity and Economy – including the country’s political system- rural development – Planning and economic reforms in India.

6. Mental ability – reasoning and inferences.

7. Disaster Management (Source : CBSE Publications)

1. Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P.

2. Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects.

3. Man made disasters - Prevention strategies.

4. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures.


Paper-2: Zoology

Non-chordata and Chordata:


1. Protozoa-Classification of protozoa (Honigberg), Locomotion in Protozoa, Nutrition in protozoa, Reproduction in protozoa, Diseases of Protozoa, Economic importance of Protozoa.

2. Porifera: Canal system in porifera, skeleton in porifera, Reproduction in sponges.

3. Coelenterata : Polymorphism in coelenteratas, Metagenesis coral formation,  etenophora.

4. Hemlinths: Common Helminthic parasites of Man – Taenia solium, Schist soma sp. Ascaris, Ancylostoma, Oxyuris Loa, Trichinella, Strongyloides – their life cycles,


5. Annelida: Excretory system in Annelida, Coelome formation.

6. Arthropoda: Mouthparts of Insects, crustacean larvae, parasitisim in crustacea, useful and harmful insects, Metamorphosis in insects. Apiculture and sericulture in India.

7. Mollusca: Respiritation in Mollusca, Torsion and Detorsion, pearl formation and Pearl industry.

8. Echinodermata: Echinoderm larvae.


Origin of Chordata, phylogeny and affinities of Hemichordata Retrogressive metamorphosis, Comparative account of Respiratory, Circulatory, Excretory and Reproductive systems of Vertebrates. Pisciculture in India, Common edible fishes of A.P., Origin and classification of Amphibia, Paedogenesis. Temporal fossae in Reptilia, Important snakes of India, Dinosaurs. Adaptations of flight in birds, Migration of birds. Poultry in India. Adaptive radiation in Mammals, Aquatic Mammals, useful Mammals, Dentition in Mammals. Evolution of placentalia.

Cell Biology Genetics, Physiology, Evolution, Embryology, Histology, Ecology.

Cell Biology: Ultra structure of the Cell-Plasma membrane – Mitochondria, Golgibodies, Nucleus, Endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes. Chromosomes and their fine structure. Mitosis and meiosis-D.N.A. & R.N.A. and geneic code, Protein synthesis. Genetics: Mendel’s law of inheritance – Critical review. Linkage, crossing over, Sex linked inheritance, Mutations, Inborn errors of Metabolism, Human genetics. Physiology: Vitamins; Enzymes; Carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism; Osmoregulation, Thermoregulation; Excretion in Vertebrates; Muscle contraction; Nerve Impulse; vertebrate harmones and Mammalian reproduction.

Evolution: Origin of life – Modern concepts, theories of Evolution, Isolation, Speciation, Natural Selection, Hardy weinberg'’ Law, Population genetics and evolution, Adaptations, Evolution of Man. Zoogeographical realms of the world.

Embryology: Cleavage patterns; Gastrulation and its significance in development of

vertebrates; Formation and functions of Foetal membranes, Types of placenta, organisers, Regeneration, genetic control of development organogenesis of central nervous system, sense organs, heart and kidney of vertebrate embryos.

Histology: Histology of Mammalian tissues and organs – Epithelial, connective, blood, bone, cartilage, skin, stomach, intestine, liver, pancreas, kidney, Testis and ovary. Ecology: Concept of Ecosystem, Biogoechemical cycles, influence of environmental factors on animals, energy flow in Ecosystem, food chains & Tropic levels, community ecology. Ecological Succession, Environmental Pollution – Air, water, land, Noise, Radioactive, thermal and Visual, Effects of Pollution on ecosystem, Prevention of Pollution. Wild life in India – Conservation. Man & Biosphere Programme – Chipko movement.

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