Govt. Exams Related to B Sc and M Sc Zoology Subject
After doing M.Sc in Zoology you can opt Teaching as your profession, if you are interested in doing Government Job in teaching you can do B.ed and start preparing for the various levels of teaching job in schools. You can also prepare for NET and start teaching in colleges. You can also go for NET-JRF and starts your research work. You can also work in research field in CSIR as Junior Research Fellow after your PHD. various projects are also their which admit research fellows for specific period of time, you can also join them. Different departments also admit the persons having M. Sc in specialised field. You can also prepare for Civil Services Papers if you have the Aptitude in these Services. You can join any of the Research Lab as a Research Scholar.
M.sc in zoology
Govt. Exams Related to B Sc and M Sc Zoology Subject
This a Great Career interest for people who are fascinated with nature and would not mind spending time understanding it. Zoology as a career as a number of specializations because of which the students are presented with a plethora of career options once they chose to be associated with this field. This field is concerned with the preservation and management of animal kingdom and a career in it would mean that you are a part of that
The Best options after M. Sc. Zoology are
#Forest Officer [ SDO F]
#DFO [IFS ]
In India rules for becoming Forest Ranger varies from state to state however State Public service commission conducts the exams in most of the states for science graduates or
In some states there is 100% reservation for B.Sc. students some have however some states doesn't any reservation for forestry students at all. So If you are a science graduate
you can take the exam and after qualifying written and physical examination and then interview finally u can become Forest Ranger in India.
You will have to clear Forest Services Exam of the respective state. It is conducted by state public service commission. As the vacancies are not as much as other administrative
services, the notification for exam comes only after 2-3 years. The exam is different from civil services in many ways. Only science stream graduates can apply for the exam.
To get a rough idea about the exam pattern you can check the pattern of Indian Forest
services exam. Although unlike IFOS, state services exams(which are two phased) are only one phased. They are conducted in accordance with Entrance and Training Rules for SFS formulated by Central Government. Also in some States it is MCQ based.
It is a noble profession and is also critically needed in our country because of depleting forestland. Forest rangers perform critical and important tasks towards the bigger picture of balancing the ecosystem and spreading awareness about issues like Global Warming, Deforestation, water scarcity etc.
Any person between 21 Years and 30 Years of Age is Eligible to apply. The age criteria differs from one state to another.
For MP PSC for SDO [ Forest ]
Most Important Topics (in order) :
1. Madhya Pradesh GK – Geography, Politics, Current Affairs, Rivers, Power Projects,
National parks, World heritage sites, Imp offices, Universities, Census 2011, Borders,
Imp Acts and Policies of MP Govt etc.. (20-25 Questions) – There are many MP specific
books available from Punekar and Arihant publications. Arihant publications book is best
and 1 more can be used for reference.
2. ST/SC Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989, Human Rights Act 1993 and Civil Rights Act
1955. (10-12 Questions) – All the acts are available online in PDF format.
Current Affairs – Sports, Imp international org. meetings, Books and writers, Awards and recognitions. (20-25 Questions) – There are many websites and monthly magazines available.
3. Computer Basics
4. Geography excluding MP (6-8 Questions) National Parks, Power projects and Rivers, Lakes etc
5. Polity and Constitution
6. History part 1 –
7. History part 2 –
8. Science – Basics of Biology / Physics/ Chemistry
Indian Forest Service (IFS)
The Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the three All India Services, the other two being the Indian Administrative Service & the Indian Police Service Union Public Service
Commission (UPSC), a body under the Government of India, recruits the IFS Officers by conducting a competitive examination open to graduates with science background.
General aspects and Eligibility Criteria-
Nationality-A candidate must be (a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or(c) a subject of Bhutan, or(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries like Kenya,
Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) should produce a certificate of eligibility, which has been issued by the Government of India
Age Limit: The age limit as prescribed by UPSC in the previous official notification for Indian Forest Service Exam is 21 to 32 years. The upper age limit relaxation will also be
applicable as per the Government reservation rules.
Minimum Education Qualification: As you all know the graduation or bachelor’s degree is required to apply for UPSC IFS exam. But you should also know that the bachelor’s degree must be cleared with one of the subjects named Animal Husbandry, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture, Forestry, Engineering etc.
Number of Attempts: There are very much important to mention that you have not unlimited attempts to apply for the UPSC IFS exams. The candidates who belong to general categories only have 6 attempts to apply for IFS exam. The schedules caste’s category have unlimited attempts to apply. If you belong to OBC category then you can apply only for 9 times.
Physical Standards: The candidate must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Indian Forest Service.
Indian Forest Service Examination consist of two stages-
The civil services (preliminary) examination (objective type) will be held for the screening and selection of the candidates for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.
After passing preliminary exam you will go through Indian Forest Service (Main Examination which consists written test and interview.
(i) Preliminary Examination: The exam will have two papers, which are compulsory, and having 200 marks each. The duration of each paper will be of 2 hours. Extra time of 20
minutes will be available for blind candidates.
(ii) Main Examination: The following papers will be held for the Main IFS Exam.
Paper I -> General English -> 300 marks
Paper II -> General Knowledge -> 300 marks
Paper III, IV, V & VI – Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects listed below. Each subject will have two papers. of 200 marks each.
List of optional subjects (Subject to provisions below):
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Note- the candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects:
Agricultural and Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Chemistry and Chemical Engg.
Mathematics and Statistics.
Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil
Engineering and Mechanical Engineering – not more than one subject.
After qualifying the written examination, the candidates have to undergo an interview, A walking Test (25 km for men & 14 km for women in four hours in Delhi Zoological Park) and a standard Medical Fitness Test.
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Upload your resume in job searching websites. Based on your preference you will get plenty of opportunities.
1. MNC - you can possible get a good job with good numbers in CTC.
2. Teaching - With M.Sc you can take up teaching in private colleges.
3. Research - you can get into research as Research Assistant / Associate in NGO's and if you have Ph.D then its a advantage.
4. IFoS - One of the All India Service and best suits for people with right attitude for it. For more details refer www.upsc.gov.in
5. You may also work as a freelance consultant for various research and development organizations (upon gaining experience in research field).
6. You can also work as an entrepreneur by opening your own Centre for research and development of wildlife.
If you have cleared any one of that you will go for PhD or Assistant Professor Jobs. Currently cracking competitive exam is must. Our government amounted that, basic eligibility for Assistant professor job or any government oriented job or doing PhD you must clear NET/SET/SELT/GATE or NET/SET/SELT/GATE with PhD. so better try to clear any one the competitive exam for permanent job.
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