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    Download Civil Service Main Botany Exam Previous Years Question Papers

    A candidate on successfully clearing the preliminary examination of Civil Service is given a chance to sit for the Civil Service main Examination. This comes as a golden opportunity and it should be put into full advantage by the candidate. The main exam is followed by an interview which is quite easy to clear.

    Exam Pattern:

    It can be said that the Civil service Main Exam is the major hurdle among the three phases of the exam. This is because a candidate needs to sit and qualify in as many as nine papers to get to the merit list. Among the optional papers, Botany is a popular choice among the candidates.

    Syllabus for Botany of Civil Service Main Exam:

    Paper I of Botany tests the candidate’s knowledge on the following chapters:-

    • Morphogenesis
    • Plant Resource Development
    • Phanerogams
    • Cryptogams
    • Microbiology and Plant Pathology

    On the other hand, Paper II covers the following:-

    • Ecology and Plant Geography
    • Physiology and Biochemistry
    • Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and Biostatistics
    • Genetics, Molecular Biology and Evolution
    • Cell Biology

    Duration of Botany paper in Civil Service Main Exam:

    Three hours are given to the candidate for each of the paper. Within this time period, the candidate has to answer descriptively. The total mark is 300 in each of the paper.

    Scoring Pattern:

    Candidates are awarded good marks if answers are to the point and have good information. Diagrams and charts are needed whenever asked. There is no negative marking in these two papers.

    Previous years question papers of Botany:

    Candidates can download the sample papers of Botany provided in the attachments.

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