The syllabus consist of two papers as follows : RPSC Biology grade 1 Lecturer Exam Paper is Objective type. Paper I and Paper I will be of 3 hours duration respectively. In Exam there will be 150 questions each of biology Paper II. All Questions carry equal marks. There will be negative marking For every wrong answer one-third of the marks.

RPSC BIOLOGY GRADE 1 School Teacher Syllabus



PAPER 1: Part I (History of Rajasthan and Indian History with special emphasis on Indian National Movement)

Development of Art, Science and Literature during Mouryan and Gupta Periods.

Ancient Indian education system and educational institutions of learning, Indian cultural expansion abroad.

Mahatma Gandhi and National movement.

Freedom Struggle of 1857 and Rajasthan. Peasant and labour movement. Vijay Singh Pathik, Arjun Lal Sethi, Kesari Singh and Joravar Singh Bareth.

Maharana Pratap, struggle with the Mugals.

Growth of education during British period, Freedom Struggle of 1857. Rise of Nationalist movement, Prominent leaders of national movement, V.D. Savarkar, Bankim Chandra, Lal, Bal, Pal, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Ras Behari Bose, Subhash Chandra Bose., social and religious renaissance- Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Dayanand Saraswati and Vivekanand.

Shivaji and the Maratha Swaraj, Rajput polity, society and culture during 7 th to 12 th centuries.

Bhakti movement and cultural synthesis, development of education, language, literature, Art and Architecture during Mugal Period.

2. Mental Ability Test

Analogy, series completion, coding-decoding, blood relations, logical venn diagrams, alphabetical test, number ranking and time sequence test, mathematical operations, arithmetical reasoning, data interpretation, data sufficiency, cubes and dice, construction of sequences and triangles.

Statistics (Secondary Level)

Collection of data, presentation of data, graphical representation of data, measures of central tendency, mean, mode, median of ungrouped and grouped data.

Mathematics (Secondary Level)

Natural, rational and irrational numbers, real numbers and their decimal expansions, operations on real numbers, laws of exponents for real numbers, rational numbers and their decimal expansions. Zeroes of a polynomial. Relationship between zeroes and coefficients of a polynomial. Division algorithm for polynomials. Algebraic methods of solution of pair of linear equations in two variables.


Surface area of a cuboid and a cube, right circular cylinder, right circular cone, sphere. Volume of a cuboid, cylinder, right circular cone and sphere, Surface area and volume of a combination of solids conversion of solid from shape to another.

Language ability test : Hindi, English

सामान्य हिंदी

संधी और संधि विच्छेद |

उपसर्ग |

प्रत्याय |

विपरीतार्थक (विलोम) शब्द |

अनेकार्थक शब्द |

शब्द युग्म |

शब्द शुद्धी : अशुद्ध का शुद्धीकरण और शब्दगत अशुद्धी का कारण |

वाक्य शुद्धी अशुद्ध वाक्य शुद्धीकरण और वाक्य अशुद्धी का कारण |

क्रिया सकर्मक और अकर्मक क्रियाए |

अंगरेजी की परिभाशिक (तकनीकी) शब्दो के समानार्थिक हिंदी शब्द |


Tenses/Sequence of Tenses.

Voice : Active and Passive.

Narration : Direct and Indirect.

Use of Articles and Determiners.

Use of Prepositions.

Correction of sentences including subject, Verb, Agreement, Degrees of Adjectives, Connectives and words wrongly used.

Glossary of official, Technical Terms (with their Hindi Versions).


Forming new words by using prefixes and suffixes.

Confusable words.

3. Current Affairs

Economic Planning in India

12th five year plan, Census of India 2011

Various development programme of India and Rajasthan

Poverty eradication programme,

Youth employment programme

Health and Hygiene Schemes of Rajasthan, Space programmes of India, Atomic Energy programmes

India and the world events of importance

Persons and places of India in News

Contemporary events in Science and Technology in India

National and International Awards and Prizes

Latest Books and Authors of India

Sports and games.

4. General Science

Atoms and molecules

Chemical reactions and equations

Carbon and its compounds,

Force and laws of motion

Work and energy

Tissues, Control and coordination

Heredity and evolution

Management of natural resources

Protection of environment

Biodiversity and sustainable development.

Geography of Rajasthan Location, extent, shape, size, physical features climate, demographic characterstics, agriculture, mineral resources, energy resources. Tourism and transport. Industries and trade.

Indian Polity:
❶Salient feature of the constitution of India, Indian Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary - Organization, Theory and practice, Elections in India. The president of India, Election and emergency powers of the president.
❷Cabinet, Prime Minister and his powers.
❸Parliament, speaker and his functions.
❹Beurocratic set up of India.
❺Political parties and their role - Theory and practice.
❻Supreme court - Organization and powers, Commissions and Boards at -national level.

5. Educational Management, Educational scenario in Rajasthan, Right to Education Act 2009

Concept and functions of educational management

Educational management in Rajasthan

School as a unit of decentralized planning

Educational management information System(EMIS)

Institutional planning

School mapping

Block Resource Centre(BRC)

School Management Committee(SMC)

District Information System for Education(DISE)

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA)

Rashtriya Madhyanik Shiksha Abhiyan(RMSA).

Organisation of educational set up at primary and secondary in Rajasthan


Rajasthan Educational Intiative

Balika Shiksha Foundation

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidalaya

Rajasthan text book board

Bharat Scouts and Guides

Rasthriya Military school

Sainik school

Public school

Model school

E-Mitra, E-Governance, Rajshiksha, Edusat, Gyandarshan, Gyanvani.

Provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

PAPER 2: Part I (Knowledge of subject concerned : secondary level)

1. Taxonomy :

Definition of life, Biodiversity, Need for classification, concept of species and taxonomical hierarchy,Binominal nomenclature, Tools for study of taxonomy - Museums, Zoos, Herbaria, Botanical gardens.

Classification of Living organism, five kingdom system.

Salient features and classification of plants (major groups upto class). Life cycle of Algae, Fungi,Bryophytes, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperm and Angiosperm.

2. Structural organization in Animals and Plants :

Animal Tissue : Types, Origin, Location, Structure and functions.

Plant tissue : Anatomy of root, stem, and leaves of monocots and dicots

Morphology, anatomy and functions of Morphological types Inflorescence, flower and fruits.

3. Cell Structure and Functions :

Concept of Cell Theory

Structure of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cell

Plant and Animal cell

Structure, properties and functions of cell surface - cell process, cell organelles-structure and function

Chromosomes - Structure, types, aberrations.

Chemical constituents of living cells : Biomolecules - Structure and functions of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids

Enzymes - Types, properties and enzyme action.

Cell cycle; cell division - mitosis, meiosis and their significance.

4. Animal Physiology :

Digestion and absorption

Breathing and Respiration

Body fluids and circulation,

Excretory product and their elimination

Locomotion and movement

Neural control and coordination

Chemical coordination and regulation


5. Reproduction in Plants :

Vegetative, Asexual and Sexual Reproduction. Structure of flower, Pollination, Fertilization, Development of embryo.

6. Genetics and Evolution:

Mendelion Inheritance: chromosome Theory of Inheritance

Sex determination in human beings.

Linkage and crossing over.

Origin of life - theories and evidence.

7. Biology and Human Welfare :

Basic concepts of immunology, vaccines, Pathogens, Parasites, Cancer, AIDS

8. Ecology and Environment:

Organism and its environment. Population and ecological adaptations

Environmental factors (climatic, edaphic and biotic )

Ecosystems- components, types, energy flow; Food chain, food web.

PAPER 2: Part II (Knowledge of subject concerned : Graduation Level)

1. Taxonomy :

Salient features and classification of non chordata and chordata upto order level with examples.

Symmetry, coelom, metamerism, arthropodization.

Floral variations in Ranunculaceae, Apiaceae, Asteraceae and Poaceae.

2. Biology and Human welfare :

Economic importance of protozoa, Helminthes, molluscs and insects.

Plant utilization- cereals (wheat, Rice),

Fiber yielding plants (cotton, Jute),

Vegetable oils (Groundnut, Mustard),

Spices (Coriandor, Fenugreek and cumin ),

Medicinal Plants (Commiphora , witharnia )

Beverages (Tea, Coffee)

3. Biotechnology and its Applications :

Definition, scope and application; Recombinants DNA technology;

Transgenic animals and plants

Application in Health and Agriculture

Tissue culture-methods and application

4. Environmental biology :

Plant and animal succession.

Biogeochemical cycles: Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus .

Environmental Pollution, Air, Water and Noise and Soil Pollution.

5. Structure (External Internal), Reproduction and life cycle of the following

Amoeba, Obelia, Taenia, Ascaris, Pheretima , Periplanata, Rana, Rabbit.

6. Embryology :

Gametogenesis, Spermatogenesis and Oogenesis, Fertilization, Cleavage, Blastula, Gastrula-Morphogenetic

movement, Fate maps, embryonic induction, Metamorphosis of frog. Regeneration, Amphibian limb regeneration.

Extra-embryonic membranes in chick, placenta in mammals.

Endocrine control of ovulation, pregnancy, parturition and lactation.

7. Plant physiology :

Water relations, Transpiration, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Growth, Mineral Nutrition, Plant movements,Nitrogen and Lipid Metabolism.

8. Biostatistics :

Mean, Mode, Median, Standard deviation, Tabular and graphical representation of data-table,histogram, Pie diagram, bar diagram, line graph.

PAPER 2: Part III (Knowledge of subject concerned : Post graduation level)

1. Technique in Biology :

Electrophoresis, Centrifugation, Chromatography, Colorimetery, Spectrophotometery, ELISA.

2. Microscopy :

Principle of light, Phase contrast and Electron microscope.

3. Ethology :

A brief account of types of behavioral of animals - Feeding , Learning, Instinctive, Motivated, Social andReproductive.

4. Biogeography and Wild life conservation :

Endemism, Hot spots, Plant and Animal distribution with special reference to Rajasthan.

Wild life conservation.

Biosphere reserves, wild life sanctuaries and National Parks.

PAPER 2: Part IV (Educational Psychology, Pedagogy, Teaching Learning Material, Use of computers and Information Technology in Teaching Learning)

1. Importance of Psychology in Teaching-Learning :



Teaching-learning process,

School effectiveness.

2. Development of Learner :

Cognitive, Physical, Social, Emotional and Moral development patterns and characteristics among adolescent learner.

3. Teaching - Learning :

Concept, Behavioural, Cognitive and constructivist principles of learning and its implication for senior secondary students.

Learning characteristics of adolescent and its implication for teaching.

4. Managing Adolescent Learner :

Concept of mental health and adjustment problems.

Emotional Intelligence and its implication for mental health of adolescent.

Use of guidance techniques for nurturing mental health of adolescent.

5. Instructional Strategies for Adolescent Learner :

Communication skills and its use.

Preparation and use of teaching-learning material during teaching.

Different teaching approaches:

Teaching models- Advance organizer, Scientific enquiry, Information, processing, cooperative learning.

Constructivist principles based Teaching.

6. ICT Pedagogy Integration :

Concept of ICT.

Concept of hardware and software.

System approach to instruction.

Computer assisted learning.

Computer aided instruction.

Factors facilitating ICT pedagogy integration