Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board has announced 866 vacancies for the post of Veterinary Inspector. Eligible Candidates can apply online by official website of PSSSB. The Online Recruitment Applications has been started from 08.08.2021. Applications received other than Online Mode will not be entertained.
PSSSB Veterinary Inspector Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021
Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board will be conducted written exam for the post of Veterinary Inspector. PSSSB Recruitment Test will be conducted for shortlisting eligible candidates for the post of Veterinary Inspector. Here we are mentioning the syllabus and exam pattern for the post ofVeterinary Inspector.
PSSSB Veterinary Inspector Exam Pattern in Detail
Objective Type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Written Test will be conducted for the successful applicants for the published posts. A Common Merit List will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the written test for the selection of eligible candidates.
In order to be considered for the above mentioned posts, it is necessary for each category of candidate to get at least 40% marks in the Objective type (MCQ) written examination. Candidates who get less than 40% Marks in the Objective type written test will declare ineligible / failed and will not consider for selection for the above posts under any circumstances.
The Exam will be conducted in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format. OMR sheets will be used for answering the questions.
There will be negative marking. Each question carries 1 mark. For every wrong answer, 1/4th mark would be deducted. The question(s) not attempted will receive no credit or discredit.
General knowledge/ Awareness (India and Punjab) Current Affairs, History and Geography, its physical features, Climate , Demography of India, Its economic and social development, Poverty Alleviation, economic planning, economic affairs and culture, Knowledge related to political and scientific fields, Sports, cinema and literature important events, Movements and leaders of India and Punjab.
Languages (English / Punjabi) Basic Grammar, Subject and Verb, Adjectives and Ad verb s, Synonyms and Antonyms, One word substitution, Fill in blanks, Problem concerning words, Comparison of Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Direct and Indirect Speech, Active and Passive voice, Correction in sentences, Gender, Singular and Plural. Idioms and their meanings, Reading comprehension, Spell Checks etc.
Objective Type MCQs based Written Exam will conduct for Veterinary Inspector Posts. Eligible Candidates can participate in the Written Exam for Veterinary Inspector. Written Exam will contain MCQs based on General Studies, General English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Details will be available soon separately on official website.
PSSSB Veterinary Inspector Syllabus (Annexure I)
Elementary Animal Husbandry
Common breeds of cattle. buffalo, sheep, goat. pig, horse and poultry; Animal production systems: Principles of housing for farm animals; Routine managements practices for various categories of live tock (calves, heifers, pregnant and lactating animals etc.) and sick animals; Introduction to methods of castration; Milking techniques; Clean milk production concept, significance and factors off affecting clean milk production; Sanitation and hygiene practices; Routine farm practices including wallowing. watering and bathing; Record keeping and responsibilities of veterinary inspector/ para veterinarian; waste management, Identification techniques in animals. Bio-security methods at livestock farm.
Elementary Livestock Handling
An overview of animal behavior, Common tools used for animal control; Methods of restrain and handling of animals; Dentition. Farrier practices and shoeing, Hoof trimming in bovine; Prevention of cruelty to animals. Preparing animals for show/animal fair.
Elementary Animal Nutrition
Principles of animal nutrition; Digestive systems including rumination: Nutritional important of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. Common feeds and fodders: Scientific feeding and feeding schedule for different categories of livestock: Colostrums feeding. How, when and why to feed colostrums to calves Feeding practice of cow & buffalo-Ration balancing: Antinutritional factors: Feed additives: Hay and Siloge making. Precautions in the storage of feed and fodder.
Basic Computer Applications
Knowledge about the computer accessories. Use of computer in handling and presenting veterinary and livestock data. Working in Windows operating system. Working with MS Word, Spreadsheets using MS Excel, Graphics and MS Power Point, internet and World Wide Web. E-mail and internet services: Computer viruses, antivirus. Practice in Form data recording.
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
Introduction to anatomy and physiology of musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, excretory. male and female reproductive and endocrine system: Mammary glands of domestic animals: Body cavities (Thoracic, abdominal and Pelvic) and its related organs. Basic physiological parameters of domestic animals.
Introduction to Pharmacology, Nature and sources of drugs: Routes of drug administration: Dosage forms: Pharmaceutical processes: Handling of hazardous substances: Common antiseptics and disinfectants: Weights and measures: Pharmacy calculations Classification of important drugs: Important Indigenous and allopathic drugs.
Elementary Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Heath
Introduction to epidemiology, surveillance, and monitoring of common seasonal infectious diseases like Brucellosis, Rabies. Cysticercosis. TB, JD. Anthrax, FMD, Food bore pathogens. Public health considerations: Common zoonoses and their management: Disposal of codaver: Concept of contagious, notifiable diseases and outbreaks.
Elementary Poultry Science
Poultry types-Layer Broiler: Common breeds/strains of poultry: Meat and egg productivity, and production, Different housing/rearing systems: Management of layer and broiler farm: Brooding: Hatchery routines: Cleaning of poultry sheds and litter management: Bio-security: Feeding and poultry ration: Introduction to common poultry diseases: Vaccination
Elementary Animal Husbandry Extension
Extension in rural welfare: Community development and rural sociology: Principles and objectives of veterinary and animal husbandry extension Qualities of extension worker: Extension teaching methods Extension and training programmers. Duties of veterinary inspector/ para veterinarian: Communication tools and Role of media, Set-up of Animal Husbandry Department, Record maintenance at Veterinary Hospital, Government schemes for farmers benefits.
Elementary Animal Reproduction
Female genitalia of cattle, buffalo and goats, Reproductive cycle, Puberty, Oestrous cycle: Methods of heat detection including fern pattern: Gestation in domestic animals: Methods of pregnancy diagnosis: Abortion in domestic animals: Parturition and impending signs. Types of infertility in farm animals-causes and remedies: Sexual health and herd health programme: Care and management of dam and new born calf. Introduction to parturient problems in dairy animals.
Elementary Andrology and Artificial Insemination
Study of male genitalia and gonads: Puberty, Methods of semen collection and storage: Handling of fresh/frozen semen: Artificial insemination including optimum time of AI: Diseases transmitted through semen.
Introduction to common parasites I.e., protozoa (Theileria. Babesia. Anaplasma and Trypanosomes). Tremetodes (Liver flukes. amphistomes and lung flukes). cestodes (Moneizia, Dipylidiumcaninum, Taeniasis. Hydatid cyst). nematodes (Toxocare, Hemonchus. Lung worm, filarial nematodes etc) and arthropods (flies, Ticks, Mites. Fleas and myiasis) in livestock: Economic importance of parasitic diseases of livestock.
Procurement, Handling and Testing of milk
History of dairy development in India. Three tier structure of dairy cooperative. An introduction to Indian dairy industry with special reference to dairy sector in Punjab. Milk- definition, its composition. factors affecting the quality of milk and standards. Milk collection systems and its handling (transportation. reception and storage). Platform tests for quality analysis of milk. Important sanitary and hygienic practices for milk handling. Cleaning and its importance. Introduction to common detergents & sanitary agents. Milk pricing system and its concept.
Basic Livestock Health Management
Introduction to common diseases of livestock: Hemorrhagic Septicaemia. Brucellosis. Tuberculosis. Foot and Mouth disease. Rabies. John’s disease. Glanders. Theileriosis. Classical swine fever. etc. insecticide toxicities. Preventive health measures for bacterial. viral and parasitic diseases in various species.
Veterinary Hospital Maintenance
Maintenance of case record and fig books of scheduled drugs Basic accounting: Preparation of bills and maintenance of consumable and non-consumable stock of hospital: History taking, Prescription reading and dispensing of drugs. Preparation of animals tor surgical operation: Core and maintenance of surgical. anesthetic and other common equipments: Assisting veterinary surgeon in post-operative core: Hospital hygiene. Sterilization of operation theatre: Surgical pack and surgical instruments: Types of suture material. Categorization of biomedical waste, its disposal as per pollution control board regulations.
Elementary Veterinary Medicine
Introduction to digestive, respiratory. urinary and production systems and their diseases (Milk fever. Ketosis: Hemoglobinuria): Preliminary knowledge about indigestion. bloat, constipation, diarrhea, aspiration pneumonia and urinary incontinence. Mastitis: Common mineral and vitamin deficiencies. Hoot cot.
Elements of Wound care and Management
Wound causes, classification: Types of wound dressings: Basic concepts of abscess. ulcers. haematoma, cyst, tumor and hernia: Clinical use of antiseptics, fly repellents. anti-maggot etc.: First aid in sick animals including fracture cases. Management of bloat: Hoof core.
Basic Clinical Pathology and Laboratory techniques
Handing of laboratory equipment. glassware and chemicals: Cleaning and sterilizing of laboratory wares: Basic microscopy principles: Blood collection techniques: Use of anticoagulants: Serum and plasma separation: Urine collection, preservation and common physical end chemical tests: Collection, preservation and dispatch of tissues for histopathology. Protocols for necropsy of mammals and poultry birds.
Practical On-Farm/Farmer’s Door Training
Handling, management practices of Dairy farm. Stud Form, Poultry Farm. Piggery Farm. Sheep and Goat farm, Routine form operations including vaccination etc. Communication with formers; Use of audio and visual aids for training 1 of farmers: Organizing farmer interactions. Extension programmes viz. Kisan Mela, Livestock shows, Animal markets and Animal welfare comps.
Practical In-Clinics Training
Handling and dealing with sick animals. Record keeping: History taking: Sampling of body fluid/tissues: Medication: Pos-operative management of surgical patients: Core of pregnant animals: Vaccination: Preparation of solutions, lotions, tinctures, ointments, mixtures (carminatives. laxatives. purgatives, febrifuge etc.) Electuaries etc.
Practical Lab/Hospital Training
Handling of laboratory equipment; Methodology for transporting various samples to laboratory for examination; Blood smear preparation; Staining; Complete blood count; Serum and plasma separation; Preservations of serum, plasma and tissues; Urine examination; Preparation of smears for faecal examination.
Practical Bull Centre Training
Management of breeding bull; preparation of dummy; Artificial vagina preparation; Preparation of extenders; Handling of chilled and frozen semen, Storage of semen; Handling of liquid nitrogen including its containers; Artificial insemination; Record keeping.
Written Test Exam Centers will arrange in Punjab by PSSSB.
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