Bsc 2nd Year Zoology Syllabus 2023-24

In this post-BSC 2nd year zoology syllabus is being given for 2023-2024. 

This is a common syllabus. In which it is told which topics are covered in this subject. 

The syllabus of all universities is different. 

Therefore, first of all, you should give priority to the B.Sc Zoology Honors syllabus issued by your university. 

This syllabus will act as a guide for those students who have recently passed the first year and want to know about the topics taught in the second year. 

In this syllabus, all those topics are being covered which are to be taught in Part 2 or 2nd year. 

Here the BSc part 2 zoology honors syllabus has been kept in mind, the syllabus related to practical paper has also been provided in the PDF file given here. 

You can prepare for your further examination by taking the Zoology syllabus given in this post as your basis. 

This can be used as a common syllabus by those students who have just been admitted in the second year. 

If your university has published the new or amended syllabus then follow the same.

The format of this syllabus has been prepared based on the syllabus published in previous years. 

Which will help you understand the pattern.

An attempt has been made to give information about which chapters will be covered in this subject in the FAQ. 2nd Year Syllabus Zoology (HONOURS)

PAPER-III (Theory)

Origin and evolution of chordates.

  • Bionomics, General characters, and classification of the chordates (up to order) of the following groups. Protochordate, Cyclostomata, Pishes, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves & Mammalia.
  • Study of the following types: (a) Urochordata - General organization and life cycle of Herdmania and their affinities (b) Cephalochordata - Amphioxus (c) Cyclostomata - Petromyzon (d) 
  • Fishes- (i) Labeo, scoliodon (ii) Distribution general organization and affinities of Dipnoi; Accessory respiratory organs in fishes (e) Amphibia-(i) Origin and evolution of Amphibia; Neoteny (f) Reptilia- 1. Any Lizard 2. Biting and feeding Mechanism in Snakes (g) Aves- (i) Columba (ii) Origin of Birds (iii) Flight adaptations (h) Mammals-(i) Characters and distribution of Protothertria, Metatheria (ii) General organization of primates.


Comparative Anatomy: Study of the following organ systems in the vertebrate groups:

  • (i) Integument; its derivatives and function.
  • (ii) Gastrointestinal tract.
  • (iii) Respiratory systems.
  • (iv) Heart, Aortic arches.
  • (v) Brain,
  • (vi) Evolution and the fate of kidney, urinogenital ducts, gonads,
  • (vii) | Evolution of chondro-Splanchno & osteocranium.


  • (i) Gametogenesis, Fertilization, and Parthenogenesis.
  • (ii) Types of vertebrate egg cleavage patterns,
  • (iii) Development of Amphioxus (up to the formation of coelom),
  • (iv) Development of extra-embryonic membranes in chick,
  • (v) Placenta in mammals its development types and functions,
  • (vi) Organogenesis of Heart, Brain, and Eye in the chick embryo. 2nd Year Zoology Syllabus PDF Free Download


Question- What are the chapters in BSc Zoology?

Answer - You will get the information of chapters of Part 1,2 & 3 separately.  Part-1 - (1. Non-Chordate (Bionomics characters, Protozoa, Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, Aschelminthes, Annellda, Ectoprocta, Mollusca, Echinodermata). 2. Ecology. 3. Animal Behaviour. 4. Biometry. 5. Practical.) Part-2 - (1. Theory (Chordates, Binomics, Urochordata, Cephalochordata, Cyclostomata, Fishes, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves, Mammals) 2. Comparative Anatomy 3. Embryology 4. Practical & Viva-voca). Part-3 - (1. Theory (Biochemistry, Physiology, Endocrinology) 2. Cell Biology 3. Genetics 4. Economic Zoology 5. Evolution 6. Zoogeography 7. Paleozoology 8. Practical (Biochemistry, Physiology & Endocrinology, (Cell Biology, Genetics, Paleozoology, and Evolution))

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