Students will have to answer two out of three questions from Section A(each of 5 marks), two out of three questions from Section B(each of 10 marks, with sub-parts) and two out of three questions from Section C (each of 10 marks, with sub-parts).
Thus a total of six questions are to be answered in Part II.
Unit 1. Diversity of Life
Taxonomy and Phylogeny
Five Kingdom Classification: salient features, characteristics and examples.
General Characteristics of Kingdom Protista
Plant Kingdom: Algae, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta,
Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
( Details of life cycles to be excluded )
Unit 2. Plant Physiology
(iii) Mineral Nutrition
(iv) Plant Growth
(v) Photomorphogenesis in plants
Unit 3. Multicellularity : Structure and Functions of Plants and Animals Plant Tissues
Unit 1. Diversity of Life Five Kingdom Classification:
(e) Animal Kingdom
N.B.(iii) Morphology and anatomy of different systems of Cockroach: to be excluded completely.
Unit 3. Multicellularity: Structure and Functions of Plants and Animals Circulation
Unit 4. Units of Life Cellular Respiration
Unit 5. Organisms and Environment Pollution
N.B. – Any standard Text Book of ISC level may be prescribed to the students, but care should be taken to see that the scope of syllabus is strictly adhered to, and questions framed as per the prevailing standards of ISC in the current few years.
Paper: I shall be of 3 hours duration and be divided into two parts.
Part I (20 Marks): This part will consist of compulsory short answer-type questions, testing knowledge, application and skills relating to elementary/fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus
Part II (50 Marks) This part will be divided into three Sections A, B and C. There shall be six questions in Section A (each carrying 7 marks) and candidates are required to answer four questions from this Section. There shall be three questions in Section B (each carrying 6 marks) and candidates are required to answer two questions from this Section. There shall be three questions in Section C (each carrying 5 marks) and candidates are required to answer two questions from this Section. Therefore, candidates are expected to answer eight questions in Part II.
Note: Unless otherwise specified only S.I. Units are to be used while teaching and learning as well as for answering questions