TSPSC Veterinary Assistant Surgeons Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023

TSPSC Veterinary Assistant Surgeons Syllabus & Exam Pattern, TSPSC has given the Veterinary Assistant Surgeons recruitment and online applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the recruitment of VAS Posts. VSA recruitment Syllabus, Paper I Syllabus, Paper-II Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Important instructions for Recruitment Exam details given here.


1. Current affairs – Regional, National and International.
2. International Relations and Events.
3. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.
4. Environmental issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.
5. Economic and Social Development of India and Telangana.
6. Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India.
7. Physical, Social and Economic Geography and Demography of Telangana.
8. Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Modern India with special emphasis on Indian National Movement.
9. Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Telangana with special emphasis on Telangana Statehood Movement and formation of Telangana state.
10. Indian Constitution; Indian Political System; Governance and Public Policy.
11. Social Exclusion; Rights issues such as Gender, Caste, Tribe, Disability etc. and inclusive policies.
12. Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana.
13. Policies of Telangana State.
14. Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.
15. Basic English. (10th Class Standard)

Veterinary Assistant Surgeons Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UNIT I: General
Role of livestock and their products in the Indian economy and human health; Current livestock programs and policies of state and Nation; Economics of dairy, sheep, goat, poultry, pig, rabbit farming and fisheries; Constraints to the livestock development programs.

UNIT II: Livestock Management
Common terms used in Animal Husbandry; Demography of livestock; Housing, handling, restraining, ageing, breeding, feeding and caring of different age groups of different species of animals including zoo/wild and lab animals; Economic project proposal for housing and maintenance of livestock, poultry, and lab animals;

Routine farm practices of livestock and poultry; Strategies for enhancing productivity through livestock improvement; Quality maintenance of livestock by-products; Fodder production and management; Maintenance of labor, accounts and farm records.

UNIT III: Animal Nutrition
Nutritional terms and definitions; Role of nutrition in livestock health and production; Classification and composition of feeds and fodders including forest grasses; Antinutritional factors and toxins in feeds and fodders; Feeding standards and nutrient requirements of different categories of livestock and computation of rations;

Nutritional deficiency and its influence on livestock performance; Feed
supplements and additives; Conservation and preservation of feeds and fodders; Economic utilization of agro by-products for feeding livestock; Utilization of unconventional feeds; Wildlife nutrition.

UNIT IV: Animal Breeding and Genetics
Important breeds of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig, dog, horse and poultry, with special reference to economic traits of farm animals; Breeding of important species of zoo/wild animals. Breeding livestock for high performance and disease resistance;

Principles of genetics; Nature of DNA and RNA-their models and functions; Applications of recombinant DNA technology, cloning, and role of gene actions and cytogenetics; Animal breeding policies and programs in State and Nation.

UNIT V: Veterinary Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
Gross study of bones, joints, muscles of a skeleton; Gross study of organs of digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, nervous and reproductive systems; Mechanism of respiration; General functions of blood and its constituents (blood cells, plasma & serum) coagulation, cardiac cycle, blood circulation, blood pressure, renal function;

Hormonal control of Lactogenesis; Environmental factors affecting animal production; Environmental stress on animal performance; Greenhouse
gases-role of ruminants; Digestion, absorption and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and other nutrients in simple stomach animals and ruminants.

UNIT VI: Veterinary Microbiology, Pathology, Parasitology, and Pharmacology: Aetiology, morphology, life cycle, transmission, pathogenesis, symptoms, lesions, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of bacterial, viral, fungal, Chlamydial, rickettsial diseases of domesticated animals, birds and zoo/wild animals;

Organs/tissues/cells of Immune system; infection and immunity; type and grades of immunity, serological reactions, and modern diagnostic techniques; Principles of vaccine production, different types of vaccines, storage and administration.

Concept and causes of disease in animals; General principles and procedures of necropsy; collection, preservation, and dispatch of morbid materials for laboratory diagnosis, disease investigation; Veterolegal cases, writing of post-mortem report, notified diseases;

General pathological conditions in bacterial, viral, fungal, Chlamydia, rickettsial, parasitic diseases, neoplasm’s, nutritional, metabolic, toxic, allergic and autoimmune diseases of domesticated, zoo/wild animals and birds; Exotic emerging and re-emerging diseases of livestock.

Aetiology, morphology, life cycle, transmission, pathogenesis, symptoms, lesions, diagnosis, treatment, and strategic control of helminthic, protozoan and arthropod parasites affecting domesticated animals and poultry; Detection and management of antiparasitic drug resistance.
Drug/hormone/vitamin action/adverse reaction on various organs/systems of the body; Veterinary Assistant Surgeons Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Pharmacokinetics: dose, routes of administration, absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion of different drugs; General approaches of diagnosis and treatment of toxicity/poisons caused by metal, nonmetal, plants, weeds, drugs, agrochemicals, venom bites, sting bites and residue toxicity; Pharmacodynamics – local and general anaesthetics and antidotes; Antibiotics and chemotherapy.

UNIT VII: Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health
Environmental hygiene; Role of a veterinarian in public health; Zoonoses including foodborne diseases: concept, scope, objectives and uses of epidemiology; Aetiology, transmission, pathogenicity, symptoms, lesions, diagnosis, differential diagnosis,

treatment, control and eradication of major contagious and non-infectious diseases of livestock, birds and zoo/wild animals; Livestock products and by-products in relation to public health; Legislation and International (OIE, WTO) national food safety standards; Socio-economic impact of zoonotic diseases in India; Control of environmental pollutants; Establishment of Animal Healthcare Centres.

UNIT VIII: Veterinary Medicine
Diagnosis and treatment of various clinical manifestations of animals and poultry; Metabolic disorders, systemic, non-systemic, infectious & non-infectious diseases of livestock; Role of alternate/integrated/ethnoveterinary medicine; Animal welfare and ethics, common offences against animals, SPCA, Animal Welfare Board of India, NGOs; Laws relating to offences affecting public health.

UNIT IX: Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Reproductive physiology-hormones and reproduction; Management of reproductive disorders in animals; Multiple ovulation and embryo transfer technology in livestock and zoo animals; Pregnancy diagnosis, obstetrical operations; Quality semen production and its characteristics in different species of animals, cryopreservation & artificial insemination; Establishment and organisation of semen production and artificial insemination centres.

UNIT X: Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
General surgical principles, surgical equipment, operation theatre management, asepsis, anti-sepsis and sterilization; Radiographic pathology; Diagnostic imaging; Pre and post-operative considerations, anaesthesia, various surgical interventions in animals, surgical emergencies, intensive care of animals, physiotherapy, diathermy.

UNIT XI: Livestock Products Technology
Layout and maintenance of milk, meat & chicken processing units; Abattoir practices, methods of slaughtering and dressing, utilization of by-products, unsound meat and its disposal; Preparation, processing, preservation, packaging, storage, transportation, Veterinary Assistant Surgeons Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Nutritional value, quality control and marketing of livestock products and by-products; Objectives of meat inspection & laws, ante-mortem, post-mortem inspection; Legal standards of quality control, toxicity/pesticide residues and adulterants in livestock products and by-products.

UNIT XII: Veterinary Extension and Animal Husbandry
Livestock farming systems in rural India; Improved A.H. practices-rural upliftment; Communication technologies; A.H developmental programmes in the state and central government; Livestock economics, marketing and business management; Livestock contribution to the national economy; Economics of animal diseases and disease losses; Livestock trade against trans-boun.

Scheme of examination:
the scheme & syllabus for the examination has been shown below

Part: A: WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Objective Type)No. of QuestionsDuration
  Paper-I: General Studies And General Abilities   150  150  150
Part: B: Interview 50
Total 500    


1) The candidates must note that his/her admission to the examination is strictly provisional. The mere fact that an Admission to the examination does not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission or that the entries made by the candidate in his/her application have been accepted by the Commission as true and correct.

The candidates have to be found suitable after verification of original certificates; and other eligibility criteria. The Applicants have to upload his/her scanned recent colour passport photo and signature to the Application Form. Failure to produce the same photograph, if required, at the time of interview/ verification, may lead to disqualification. Hence the candidates are advised not to change their appearance till the recruitment process is complete.

2) The candidates are not allowed to bring any Electronic devices such as mobile / cellphones, Calculators, tablets, iPad, Bluetooth, pagers, watches to the examination centre. Loaning and interchanging of articles among the candidates is not permitted in the examination hall and any form of malpractice will not be permitted in the exam hall.

3) The candidates are expected to behave in an orderly and disciplined manner while writing the examination. If any candidate takes away Answer Sheet of OMR based examination, the candidature will be rejected and in case of impersonation/ disorder/ rowdy behaviour during Examination, necessary F.I.R. for this incident will be lodged with concerned Police Station, apart from disqualifying his / her candidature.

4) Candidates trying to use unfair means shall be disqualified from the selection. No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from the candidates.
5) The Penal Provisions of Act 25/97 published in the A.P. Gazette No. 35, Part-IV.B Extraordinary dated: 21/08/1997 shall be invoked if malpractice and unfair means are noticed at any stage of the Examination.


1) The candidates have to report 30 minutes before to the examination venue to record their thumb impression on the Biometric system. 2) The candidates should go through the instructions given on the cover page of test booklet and carefully write his/her Register Number, Subject / Subject Code, Booklet Series, Name of the Examination Centre etc., in the Answer Sheet, which will be provided to him/her in the examination hall.

3) Since the answer sheets are to be scanned (valued) with Optical Mark Scanner system, the candidates have to USE BALL POINT PEN (BLUE/BLACK) ONLY FOR MARKING THE ANSWERS. The candidates will be supplied OMR Sheet consists of two copies i.e., the Original Copy (Top Sheet) and Duplicate Copy (Bottom Sheet).

The candidate is required to use Ball Point Pen (Blue or Black) for filling the relevant blocks in the OMR Sheet including bubbling the answers. After writing the examination the candidate has to handover the original OMR sheet (Top Sheet) to the invigilator in the examination hall if any candidate takes away the original OMR Sheet (Top Sheet) his/her candidature will be rejected.

However, the candidate is permitted to take away the duplicate (Bottom Sheet) OMR Sheet for his/her record. The candidates should bring Ball Point Pen (Blue/Black and smooth writing pad) to fill up relevant columns on the Answer Sheet. The candidate must ensure encoding the Register Number, Subject/Subject Code, Booklet Series, Name of the Examination Centre, Signature of the Candidate and Invigilator, etc., on the O.M.R. Answer sheet correctly, failing which the Answer sheet will be rejected and will not be valued. Use of whitener on OMR Sheet will lead to disqualification.

4) The OMR Sheet is to bubble only by Ball Point Pen (Blue/Black). Bubbling by Pencil / Ink Pen / Gel Pen is not permitted in this examination.
5) The candidates should satisfy the Invigilator of his identity with reference to the signature and photographs available on the Nominal Rolls and Hall Ticket.
6) No candidate should leave the examination hall till expiry of fulltime.

7) The Commission would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to detect patterns of similarity. If it is suspected that the responses have been shared and the scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the Commission reserves the right to cancel his/ her candidature and to invalidate the Answer Sheet.

8) (i)Wherever Written Examination is held, only those candidates who are totally blind are allowed to write the examination with the help of scribe and 10 minutes extra time is permitted to them per hour.
(ii) An extra time of 20 minutes per hour is also permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and CEREBRAL PALSY where dominant (writing) extremity is affected for the extent slowing the performance of function (Minimum of 40% impairment). No scribe is allowed to such candidates.

(iii) Scribe will be provided to those candidates who do not have both the upper limbs for Orthopedically
Handicapped. However, no extra time will be granted to them.
(a) The scribe should be from an academic discipline other than that of the candidate and the academic qualification of the scribe should be one grade lower than the stipulated eligibility criteria.
(b) The candidate, as well as the scribe, will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming the rules applicable

9) If the candidate noticed any discrepancy printed on Hall ticket as to the community, date of birth etc., they may immediately bring to the notice of Commission’s officials/Chief Superintendent in the examination centre and necessary corrections be made in the Nominal Roll, in the Examination Hall against his/her Hall Ticket Number for being verified by the Commission’s Office.


1) Candidates shall report at the venue one and half hour (90 minutes) before the Commencement of Examination as the candidates have to undergo certain procedural formalities required for online examination.

2) Paper -I Examination will be from 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM (150 minutes).
3) Paper-II Examination will be from 2.30 PM to 5.00 PM (150 minutes).

4) The examination link with the login screen will already be available on your system. Please inform the invigilator if this is not the case.
5) 10 minutes prior to the exam, you’ll be prompted to log in. Please type the Login ID (Roll No) and the Password (Password for Candidate will be given on exam day) to proceed further.

6) The invigilator will announce the password at 09.50 AM and 02.20 PM.
7) Copying or noting down questions and/or options is not allowed. Severe action will be taken if any candidate is found noting down the questions and/or options. Veterinary Assistant Surgeons Syllabus & Exam Pattern

8) After logging in, your screen will display:
Profile Information – Check the details & click on “I Confirm” or “I Deny”.
Detailed exam instructions – Please read and understand thoroughly.
Please click on the “I am ready to Begin” button, after reading the instructions.

7) You have to use the mouse to answer the multiple-choice type questions with FOUR alternative answers.
8) To answer any numerical answer type question, you need to use the virtual numeric keypad and the mouse.
9) On the online exam question screen, the timer will display the balance time remaining for the completion of the exam.

10) The question numbers are colour coordinated and of different shapes based on the process of recording your response:
White (Square) – For un-attempted questions.
Red (Inverted Pentagon) – For unanswered questions.
Green (Pentagon) – For attempted questions.
Violet (Circle) – Question marked by candidate for review, to be answered later.
Violet (Circle with a Tick mark) – Question answered and marked by candidate for review.

11) After answering a question, click the SAVE & NEXT button to save your response and move onto the next question.
12) Click on Mark for Review & NEXT to mark your question for review, and then go to the next question.
13) To clear any answer chosen for a particular question, please click on the CLEAR RESPONSE button.

14) A summary of each section, (i.e. questions answered, not answered, marked for review) is available for each section. You have to place the cursor over the section name for this summary.
15) In case you wish to view a larger font size, please inform the Invigilator. On the Invigilator’s confirmation, click on the font size you wish to select. The font size will be visible on the top.

16) You may view INSTRUCTIONS at any point of time during exam, by clicking on the INSTRUCTIONS button on your screen.
17) The SUBMIT button will be activated after 150 Minutes. It will continue for an additional 50 Minutes for PWD candidate eligible for compensatory time. Please keep checking the timer on your screen.

18) In case of automatic or manual log out, all your attempted responses will be saved. Also, the exam will start from the time where it had stopped.

19) You will be provided a blank sheet for rough work. Do write your Login ID and Password on it. Please ensure that you return it to the invigilator at the end of the exam after tearing ONLY the password from it.
20) Please don’t touch the keyboard as your exam ID will get locked. If your ID gets locked, please inform a nearby invigilator who will help in unlocking your ID and then you can continue with the exam.

21) Please inform the invigilator in case of any technical issues.
22) Please do not talk to or disturb other candidates.
23) In case you are carrying articles other than the admit card, photo identity proof and pen, please leave them outside the exam room.
24) You cannot leave exam room before submitting the paper. Please inform the invigilator if you want to use the wash room. Check more details from here

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