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RPSC ACF optional Environmental Science Discussion Group

We know ACF optional is objective so We will cover the subject with Specially in an Objective way rather than conventional
We dont Know the syllabus so we will follow syllabus of UGC net Environmental Science.( graduate level syllabus).

Syllabus of UGC net Environment science

Unit-I

Definition , principles and scope of environmental science

Earth, Man and environment, ecosystem, pathways in ecosystem

Physic-Chemical and Biological factors in the environment

geographical classification and Zones

Structure ad composition of atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere, Mass and energy transfer across the various interface material balance , first and second law of thermodynamics, Heat transfer process, Scale of Metrology, Pressure, temperature, precipitation, Humidity, radiation and wind, Atmosphere stability, inversions and mixing height, windrose

Natural resources, conservation and sustainable development

Unit-II

Fundamental of Environmental chemistry: Stochiometry, Gibbs’ energy, chemical Potential, chemical equilibrium acid base reactions, Solubility product, solubility of gases in water, the carbonate system, Unsaturated and saturated hydrocarbons, radio nuclides

Chemical compositions of Air: Classification of elements, chemical speciation, Particles, Ions and radicals in atmosphere, chemical processes for formation of inorganic and organic particulate matter, thermo chemical and photochemical reaction in atmosphere Oxygen and Ozone chemistry, chemistry of air pollutants , photochemical smog

Water Chemistry: Chemistry of water, Concept of DO, BOD, COD, Sedimentation coagulation, filtration , redox potential

Soil Chemistry: Inorganic and organic components of soil, Nitrogen pathways and NPK in soils

Toxic Chemicals in the environment-Air, Water: Pesticides in water, Biochemical aspects of Arsenic, Cadmium, Led Mercury, Carbon monoxide, Ozone and PAN pesticides, insecticides, MIC, carcinogens in the air
principles of Analytical method: Titrimetry, Gravimetry, Colourimetry, Spectrophotometer, chromography, gas Chromatography, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry, GLC, HPLC, Electrophoresis, X-Rays fluorescence, X-ray diffraction , Flame photometry

Unit-III

Definition , Principles and scope of ecology, Human ecology and Human settlement, evolution, origin of life and speciation

ecosystem: Structure and functions, Abiotic and biotic components, energy flows, food chains, Food, web, Ecological pyramids, types and diversity

Ecological succession, population, community ecology ad Parasitism, Preypredator relationships

Common Flora and fauna in India

Aquatic: Phytoplankton, Zooplankton and Macrophytes

terrestrial: forest

Endangere and Threatened Species

Biodiversity and it’s conservation: definition, Hotspots of biodiversity, Strategies for biodiversity conservation, National and Sanctuaries, gene pool

Micro flora of Atmosphere: Air Sampling techniques, Identification of aeroallergens, Air-borne disease and allergies

Environmental Biotechnology : fermentation Technology, sericulture technology, Biofertilizer technology




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  • Unit-IV

    environmental geosciences: Fundamental Concepts

    the earth system and Biosphere: Conservation of matter in various geosphere-lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, energy budget of the earth, earth’s environment, and seasons. ecosystems flow of energy and matter, coexistent in communities-Food webs, Earth’s major ecosystems-terrestrial and aquatic, General relationship between landscape, biomes and climate, Climate of India, Indian Monsoon, nino, Droughts, tropical cyclones and western Disturbances

    Earth Process and Geological hazards ” Earth’s process, Concept of residences and rate of natural cycles, Catastrophic geological hazard, Study of floods, landslide, earthquakes, volcanism and avalanche, prediction and perception of the hazards and adjustment to hazardous activities

    Mineral Resources ad environment: Global Water Balance, Ice sheets and fluctuating of sea levels, Origin and composition of seawater, hydrological cycle, factor influencing the surface water, Types of Water, Resources of Ocean, Oceans pollution by toxic wastes, Human use of surface water and ground water, Ground water pollution

    Land use Planning: The plan use plan, Soil Surveys in relation to land use planning, Methods of site selection and evaluation

    environmental; geochemistry : Concept t of major , trace and REE, Classification pf the trace elements, Mobility of trace elements, geochemical cycles, Biogeological factors in environmental health, Human use, Trace elements, ad health, possible effects of some unbalance elements. Diseases induces by human use of land

    Principles of remote sensing and it’s application of environmental science

    application of GIS in environmental Management

    Unit-V

    Sun as source of energy, Solar radiation and it’s spectral characteristics, Fossils fuels-classification, compositions, Physic-chemical chrematistics and energy content of coal, Petroleum and natural gas, Principles of generation of hydroelectric power, tidal, Ocean thermal energy conversion, Wind, Geothermal energy, Solar collector, Photovoltaic, solar pond, nuclear energy-Fission and fusion, magneto hydrodynamic power, Bioenergy-energy from biomass and biogas, Anaerobic digestion, energy use pattern in different parts of the World

    Environmental implication of energy uses, CO2 emissions, global warming , air and thermal palliation , radioactive waste and radioactivity form nuclear reactors, Impacts of large scale exploitation of Solar , Wind , Hydro and Ocean energy

    Unit-VI

    AIR: Natural and anthropogenic source of pollution, Primary and Secondary pollutants , Transport and diffusion of pollutants, gas laws governing the behavior of pollutants in the atmosphere, Methods of monitoring and control of air pollution SO2, NOx, CO, SPM, effects of pollutant on human beings, plants animals, material and on climate, Acid rain, Air Quality standards

    Water: types, Sources and consequences of water pollution, Physio-chemical and Bacteriological sampling and analysis of water quality, Standards, Sewage waste water treatment and recycling .Water quality standards

    Soil: Physio-chemical and Bacteriological sampling as analysis of soil quality, Soil pollution control, Industrial waste effluents, and heavy metals Their interaction with soil components, Soil microorganism and their functions, Degradation of different insecticides, fungicides and weedcides in soil, Different kind of Synthetic fertilizer (NP& K) and their interaction with different component of soil

    Noise: Sources of noise pollution Measurements of noise and indices, effect of metrological parameters on noise propagation, Noise exposure levels and Standards. Noise control and battement measures. Impact of noise on human health

    Marine: Sources of Marine pollution and control, Criteria employed for disposal of pollutants in marine sytem-cosat; management

    Radioactive and thermal Pollution

    Unit-VII



    Introduction to environmental impact analysis

    environmental impact assessment and environmental Management Plan

    EIA guidelines 1994. Noticification of Government of India

    Impact Assessment Methodologies

    generalized approach to impact analysis
    Procedure for reviewing environmental impact analysis and statement

    Guidelines for Environmental Audit

    Introduction to environmental Planning

    Base line information and prediction( land, water, atmosphere, energy etc)

    restoration and rehabitation technologies

    Land use policy for India

    Urban planning for India

    Rural planning and Land use pattern

    Concept and strategies of sustainable development

    Cost-Benefit analysis

    Environmental priorities in India and Sustainable development



    Unit-VIII



    Sources and generation of solid waste, their characteristics, chemical composition and classification, Different method of disposal and management of solid waste ( Hospital Waste and Hazardous waste) recycling of waste material. Waste minimization technologies

    Hazardous Waste Management and Handling Rule, 1989, resource Management, Disasters Management and Risk analysis

    Environment protection-issues and problems, International and national efforts for environment Protection. Provision of constitution of India regarding Environment (Article 48A and 58A)

    Environmental Policy resolution, Legislation , Public Policy Strategies in pollution control, Wildlife Protection Act amended 1991, Forest conservation act, 1980 , Indian Forest Act (Revised) 1982, Air( Prevention and control of Pollution) Act, 1981 as amended by Amendment Act 1987 and rule 1982, Motor vehicle Act, 19888, the water ( Prevention and control Pollution) Act, 1974 as amended up to 1988 and rules 1975, The environmental ( Protection ) Act, 1986 and Rules 1986

    Scheme of labeling of environment friendly product (Eco mark), Public liability Insurance Act, 1991 and Rules 1991

    Unit-IX

    Basic elements and tool of Statistical analysis, Probability, assembling, measurement and distribution of attributes, Distribution-Normal t and x, Poisson and Binomial Arithmetic, geometric and Harmonic means, Matrices, Simultaneous linear equation tests of hypothesis and significance

    Introduction to environmental system analysis, Approaches to development of model, Liner simple and multiple regression model, validation and forecasting, Model of population growth and interaction, Lotka-Voterra model, Leslie’s matrix model, point source stream pollution model, box model Gaussian plume model



    Unit-X

    Environmental education and Awareness

    Environmental ethics Global imperatives

    Global environmental problems-Ozone depletion, global warming and climatic change

    current environmental issues in India

    Context: Narmada Dam, Tehri Dam, Almethi Dam, Soil errosion, Formation and reclamation of Usra, Alkaline and Saline Soil

    Waste lands and their reclamation

    Desertification and it’s control

    Vehicular pollution and urban air quality

    Depletion of Natural Resources

    Biodiversity conservation and Agenda-21

    Waste disposal, recycling and power generation, Fly ash utilization

    water Crises-conservation of water

    Environmental Hazards

    Eutrophication and restoration of Indian lakes

    Rain water harvesting

    Wet lands conservation

    Epidemiological issues (i.e Goitre, Fluorosis, Arsenic)

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  • bhai make a telegram group , that will be more comfortable for discussion.
  • edited May 2018
    थ्रेड स्टार्टर विज़न आईएएस थ्रेड सही स्टार्ट किया है तुमने...किन्तु यूजीसी का सिलेबस बहुत ज्यादा और राजस्थान एसीएफ के विज्ञापन में साफ लिखा हुआ कि एसीएफ का सिलेबस आयोग की वेबसाइट पे ही जारी किया जाएगा। तो थोड़ा वेट करने में कोई समस्या नहीं है।

    27 मार्च 2018 को सहायक सांख्यिकी अधिकारी का विज्ञापन जारी किया था अयोग ने लेकिन पाठ्यक्रम 36 दिन के पश्चात आया था वेबसाइट में तो इसका भी आ जायेगा सिलेबस।
    Award losing Writer..... B)
  • edited May 2018
    Dictionary of environmental science purchase kar lo by sk dey kaafi acchi dictionary hai shirt answer type mein kayi topics bade aaram se mil jaayegey...kyunki paper objective hoga...
    Award losing Writer..... B)
  • थ्रेड स्टार्टर विज़न आईएएस थ्रेड सही स्टार्ट किया है तुमने...किन्तु यूजीसी का सिलेबस बहुत ज्यादा और राजस्थान एसीएफ के विज्ञपन में साफ लिखा हुआ कि एसीएफ का सिलेबस आयोग की वेबसाइट पे ही जारी किया जाएगा। तो थोड़ा वेट करने में कोई समस्या नहीं है।

    27 मार्च 2018 को सहायक सांख्यिकी अधिकारी का विज्ञापन जारी किया था अयोग ने लेकिन पाठ्यक्रम 36 दिन के पश्चात आया था वेबसाइट में तो इसका भी आ जायेगा सिलेबस।

    धन्यवाद महोदय

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  • गज़ब पागल लोग हैं सिलेबस अभी देना चाहिए कि बाद में?
  • betty said:

    गज़ब पागल लोग हैं सिलेबस अभी देना चाहिए कि बाद में?


    क्या आप फॉर्म भर रहे हैं

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  • pulkit5 said:

    bhai make a telegram group , that will be more comfortable for discussion.

    +1
  • edited May 2018

    betty said:

    गज़ब पागल लोग हैं सिलेबस अभी देना चाहिए कि बाद में?


    क्या आप फॉर्म भर रहे हैं
    जी श्रीमान भर तो रहे हैं लेकिन अभी फार्म नही डाला है सिलेबस की प्रतीक्षा में. फार्म की लास्ट डेट कब तक है वैसे?
  • betty said:


    betty said:

    गज़ब पागल लोग हैं सिलेबस अभी देना चाहिए कि बाद में?


    क्या आप फॉर्म भर रहे हैं
    जी श्रीमान भर तो रहे हैं लेकिन अभी फार्म नही डाला है सिलेबस की प्रतीक्षा में. फार्म की लास्ट डेट कब तक है वैसे?
    16 may extend hoga ras ka 15 ho gaya hai

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  • edited May 2018
    Forestry vs agriculture, which one to choose?
  • Mechanical Engineering is not getting displayed in Optional Section, Please Guide, What to do now ??
  • betty said:


    betty said:

    गज़ब पागल लोग हैं सिलेबस अभी देना चाहिए कि बाद में?


    क्या आप फॉर्म भर रहे हैं
    जी श्रीमान भर तो रहे हैं लेकिन अभी फार्म नही डाला है सिलेबस की प्रतीक्षा में. फार्म की लास्ट डेट कब तक है वैसे?
    me too waiting for syllabus..confused between forestry vs environmental science..
  • Hi. A newbie here. I have applied for RPSC ACF. Since ACF Exam would be objective in nature, which book/sources to consult and how to go about it. I am from Non Bio background. I am interested in taking Agriculture optional for IFoS and IAS as well. Not much info/guidance is available online regarding Optional preparation and booklist. I have gone through Pallavi Sarkar Madam's blog, but not getting confidence seeing the huge notes/booklist mentioned there.Can Agri be covered through 2-3 standard books? Is Agri Optional really a tough nut to crack?
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