TNPSC Sub – Inspector of Fisheries Notification 2019

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TNPSC Sub – Inspector of Fisheries Notification 2019

Posting Name

  • Sub-Inspector of Fisheries in Fisheries Department

Important Date to Note

Starting date for Apply Online10.01.2019
Last date for Apply Online10.02.2019

Date of Examination

Paper – I Subject Paper (Degree / Diploma Standard) in concerned subject)04.05.2019 (10.00 AM TO 01.00 PM)
Paper – II General Studies (Diploma Standard)04.05.2019 (02.30 PM TO 04.30 PM)
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Age Limit

SCs and SC(A)s – No maximum age limit

Age Relaxations
  • SC/ST: 5 Yrs
  • OBC: 3 Yrs
  • Persons with Disabilities: 10 Yrs
  • SC/ST PWD: 15 Yrs
  • OBC PWD: 13 Yrs

Selection Process

  • Written exam
  • Personal Interview
  • Document Verification

Scale Of Pay

  • Sub-Inspector of Fisheries – Rs.35,900 – 1,13,500/- (Level 13)

Vacancy Details

  • Sub-Inspector of Fisheries in Fisheries Department 06 SC(G) Posts

Application Fee

  • Examination fee Rs.150/- (Examination Fee Rs.100/- + Cost of Application Rs.50/-) (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only) Candidates claiming exemption from examination fee should pay Rs.50/- towards Application Cost.

Apply Mode

  • Online

Exam Pattern

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
SCs & SC(A)sOthers
Single Paper in any one of the following Subjects: (200 Questions) (Computer Based Test)

1. Zoology (Code No. 119) (Degree Standard)

2. Fisheries Science (Code No. 053) (Degree Standard)

3. Fisheries Technology and Navigation Engineering (Code No.055) (Diploma Standard)

Interview and Record

3 Hours 


















Educational Qualification

  • Candidates are requested to check their education qualification required for various Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) job opportunities.
  • Must possess the Associate Diploma in Fisheries Science of the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Bombay.


  • Must possess a Certificate of successful completion of the full course of Inland or Marine Fisheries classes conducted by the Government of India.


  • Must possess a diploma in Fisheries Technology and Navigation awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Tamil Nadu.


  • Must possess a Science Degree with Zoology as main subject awarded by any University or Institution recognised by the University Grants Commission.


  • Must possess a Degree of Bachelor of Fisheries Science awarded by any University or Institution recognised by the University Grants Commission. Note: In respect of 6 vacancies for the post of Sub Inspector of Fisheries, 60% of the vacancies (i.e. 4 vacancies) is to be filled by the holders of B.F.Sc Degree and 40% of the vacancies (i.e. 2 vacancies) is to be filled by the holders of other Qualifications specified above.
  • Special Qualification In order of priority for appointment Engineers / Diploma holders / Craftsman direct recruitment first preference shall be given to persons who have completed one year of apprenticeship under the Government of India scheme or one year of training under the State Government Apprenticeship Scheme.

Exam Syllabus


Fisheries Science (Degree Standard)

Unit- I: Fish Biology, Fish Physiology & Fish Genetics

  • Systematics – Binomial nomenclature: classification of elasmobranchs, teleost’s, crustaceans, and molluscs; external morphology – morphometric – meristic and anatomy of finfish and shellfish, DNA bar coding –Karyo taxonomy, Food and feeding habits –Gastro somatic index length weight relationships – age and growth – reproductive strategies – breeding – maturation and spawning –Gonado- somatic index fecundity and development biology of commercially important finfish and shellfish – physiology – respiration, circulation, digestion, excretion, osmoregulation–reproductive physiology -endocrine glands and sex hormones. Fish genetics : Sex determination, hybridization, fish breeding techniques.- Chinese hatchery, cryo preservation of gametes.

Unit- II: Marine Fisheries And Population Dynamics

  • Commercially important marine fisheries of world; India, shellfish, crustacean and seaweed resources of India; fish population dynamics – Vonbertalanfy’s growth equations- growth and mortality parameters – Maximum sustainable yield –Maximum economic yield- CPUE-Yield per recruit- fish stock assessment softwares – growth over fishing-recruitment over fishing -Closed season –mesh size regulation.

Unit- III: Aquaculture, Ornamental Fish Culture And Fish Diseases

  • Site selection for fish culture – cultivable fishes for fresh water- Pond chemistry – Dissolved Oxygen – Alkalinity, Hardness aquaculture , fish feeds – Pond disinfection with lime -Water quality management, integrated fish farming – sewage – fed fish culture, brackish water aquaculture, – -Shrimp culture –– shrimp feed formulation – shrimp hatchery and nursery rearing- culture techniques of bivalves, Mari culture- candidate species for Mariculture, Open water cages –Ornamental fish culture – Live bearers-Egg layers- culture of Fish food organisms- aquarium keeping –Fish diseases –fish parasites-Bacterial and viral diseases-remedial measures.

Unit-IV: Limnology, Aquatic Ecology And Biodiversity, Fishery Oceanography, Aquatic Pollution, Coastal Zone Management

  • Physico – chemical characteristics of fresh water bodies; lentic and lotic systems, flora and fauna, classification of lakes based on origin, productivity & mixing of water; phytoplankton and zooplankton, nekton, benthos, Estimation of primary production; Components of aquatic ecosystems, food chain, energy flow, animal association; Ecological niches – lagoons, estuaries, mangroves, coral reefs, flood plains, wet lands- exotic species- endangered species, conservation of habitats Marine zones – physical properties of sea water –chemistry of sea water- waves, tides, currents, El -Nino, Ekmanspiral, upwelling; Aquatic pollution -BOD,COD, oxygen demanding waste, eutrophication-sewage pollution, red tide- oil pollution, pesticide pollution, thermal pollution, radioactive pollution- biological indicators of pollution; Application of GIS in aquatic resource identification- remote sensing for coastal management-CRZ – Environmental Impact Assessment.

Unit- V: Fisheries Economics, Statistics, Fisheries Marketing & Fisheries Extension

  • Theories of demand and supply, market equilibrium, production function in capture and culture fisheries, Economics of fishing and fish farming, fish marketing; marketing channel, export and import policies; mean, median, mode standard deviation, bar diagram, pie diagram, histogram, frequency polygon, primary and secondary data for statistical analysis, correlation co-efficient, linear regression; extension teaching methods and use of audiovisual aids in extension activities, individual group and mass contact methods.

Unit – VI: Fishing Gear Technology, Fishing Craft Technology& Navigation And Seamanship

  • Types of fishing gears – fishing gear materials and their properties– yarn numbering system –Fishing gear accessories, floats, sinkers, etc.-design and construction of gill nets longline, trawls and purse seine. Principles of hydrostatics , law of floatation –Archimedes principle – Simpson’s rules Fishing craft materials – wood, steel, FRP- form co-efficients, TPC– ship’s stability– state of equilibrium care and maintenance of vessels; types of propeller and rudder; Principles of navigation and seamanship – chart reading and fixing positions- chart symbols Compass, GPS–EPIRB- Rules of road related to fishing vessels – navigational lights-International code flags-life saving devices- buoyage system, storm signals, distress signals.

Unit – VII: Refrigeration And Equipment Engineering, Marine Engines

  • Laws of thermodynamics-vapour compression refrigeration- vapour absorption refrigeration-Compressor, evaporator, condenser – Freezers – plate, blast, tunnel- refrigerated- coefficient of performance sea water systems; Types and functions – operation and maintenance of various processing equipments-types of diesel engines and their working principles – outboard engines.

Unit – VIII: Fish In Nutrition, Fish Processing Technology

  • Nutritional value of fish- protein, non -protein, nitrogen, lipid, minerals, micro and macro element, trace elements, other functional bio molecules in fishes. Freshness of fish and rigor mortis – mechanisms of fish spoilage – fish drying methods – principles of salting and salt curing methods – smoking of fishes. Canning materials – canning media – methods of canning – quality of canned fishery products. Spoilage of canned foods, types, causes and preventive measures-packaging materials for canned foods. Fish preservation by chilling and icing – preparation of ice-chemicals used in freezing – types of freezing changes during frozen storage– method of thawing. Microbiological and biochemical changes in freezing – packaging and transport of frozen fishery products – freeze drying.

Unit- IX: Fish Packaging Technology, Fish Products And Value Addition

  • Packaging materials and their properties-packaging for retail sale and storage- retort pouch packing, vacuum packaging, active packaging, MAP. Fishery by products – Fish meal- fish oil- shrimp waste- chitin –chitosan-fish protein concentrate- fish hydrolysate- fish silage – fish maws, fish glue- gelatin-isinglass-utilization of seaweeds –agar agar – algin – carrageenan.

Unit- X: Microbiology Of Fish And Fishery Products, Quality Assurance Of Fish And Fishery Products

  • Source and types of microorganisms in fish and fishery products-Indicators of microbiological quality of fish and fishery products-nutritive values of processed seafood. Quality dimensions of sea food-assessment of quality changes in fresh and iced fish and during processing- application of HACCP concept in quality assurance-Role of EIA and MPEDA in fish and fishery products- Certification system for fish and fishery products –sea food safety – authenticity – trace ability.


Paper- I

Fisheries Technology / Fisheries Science / Fisheries Technology And Navigation Engineering (Diploma Standard)

Unit –I: Fishery Biology

  • Classification of fishes – Morphometric and Meristic Characters – Length weight Relationship- Food and Feeding Habits – Reproductive Biology- Fish Physiology – Developmental Biology of Fin Fish, Shell fishes – Aquatic Ecology.

Unit –II: Inland & Marine Fisheries

  • Capture fishery resource of India – Major Riverine fisheries of India – Lake Fisheries Reservoir Fisheries – Cold Water Fisheries – Pollution in Inland Waters.
  • Principal Marine Fisheries of Indian Coasts–Crustacean fishery resources-shrimps, lobsters- Molluscan resources-Gastropods, Bivalves- Sea weed Resources –– Von Betalanffy’s Growth equation –growth parameters – mortality parameters-Maximum Sustainable Yield-Distribution of living organisms in the Sea.

Unit –III: Nautical Technology

  • Compass – Navigational Charts – Mercator Projections – Buoyage System – International Code flag signals –Navigational lights-Firefighting –Strom Signals – Distress Signals – Life Saving Appliances-Life buoy-Life jackets-Life raft.

Unit – IV: Fish Processing Technology

  • Proximate composition of fish –principle of fish spoilage– Rigor Mortis – Drying, Salt drying, Icing, Freezing, Canning, Fishery by products, Fish packaging technology.

Unit –V: Aquaculture

  • Site selection for fish culture –composite fish culture– Plankton – Fertilization – Aqua feeds – Pond disinfection with lime -Water quality management – Disease control-common fresh water ornamental Fishes.

Unit – VI: Oceanography And Meteorology

  • Waves- Tides- Currents- El – Nino – Salinity – Tsunamis – Weather – Climate – humidity- Tropical Cyclones – Atmospheric pressure.

Unit –VII: Fishing Gear And Craft Technology

  • Classification of Fishing Gear – Fishing Gear Materials –Modern Fishing gears – Trawls, Gill, Nets, Long lines Fishing Gear Accessories – Fishing Crafts of Indian Coast – Wooden boat construction – Steel boat construction – FRP boat Construction-Dry docking.– Boat building yards.

Unit –VIII: Fishery Economics

  • Basic Economic terminologies – Elasticity – Price, Income – Cost, returns – Marketing – Co-operatives – Socio economic Survey – economics of fish and fish seed production system-economics of marine capture fisheries.


Paper- II

General Studies (Diploma Standard)

Unit‐I General Science

  • Physics – Nature of Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Inventions and discoveries‐National scientific laboratories‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐Magnetism, electricity and electronics‐ Heat, light and sound.
  • Chemistry ‐ Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Fertilizers, pesticides,
  • Botany‐Main Concepts of life science‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and
  • dietetics‐
  • Zoology‐Blood and blood circulation‐Reproductive system‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Animals, plants and human life.

Unit‐ II. Current Events

  • History- Latest diary of events‐national ‐National symbols‐Profile of States‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honors’‐India and its neighbours.
  • Political Science‐Problems in conduct of public elections‐Political parties and political system in India‐Public awareness & General administration‐Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.
  • Geography‐Geographical landmarks.
  • Economics -Current socio‐economic problems.
  • Science- Latest inventions on science & technology.

Unit‐ III. Geography

  • Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate‐Water resources ‐ rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – Disaster Management.

Unit-IV. History And Culture Of India And Tamil Nadu

  • Indus valley civilization‐Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes.

Unit‐V. Indian Polity

  • Constitution of India‐‐Preamble to the constitution‐ Salient features of constitution‐ Union, state and territory‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐. State executive‐. State Legislature – assembly‐ Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law‐. Elections‐. Official language and Schedule‐VIII‐. Corruption in public life‐. Anti‐corruption measures –CVC, lokadalats, Ombudsman, CAG‐ Right to information‐ Empowerment of women‐ Consumer protection forums.

Unit‐VI. Indian Economy

  • Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Rural welfare oriented programmers‐Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.

Unit‐VII. Indian National Movement

  • National renaissance‐‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore‐Different modes of agitations‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar , Bharathiar & others.

Unit-VIII – Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests (SSLC Standard)

  • Conversion of information to data‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Parametric representation of data‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐ Simple Interest‐ Compound interest‐Area‐Volume‐Time and Work ‐ Logical Reasoning‐Puzzles‐ Dice‐Visual Reasoning‐Alpha numeric Reasoning‐Number Series.

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