UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern PDF

UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern PDF – UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus 2023: The officials of the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) have released the UKPSC Lab Assistant 2023 Syllabus and the UKPSC Lab Assistant Exam Pattern 2023 along with their notification. Candidates must also go through the UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus to know the topics they need to study for the exam. Read below details about the UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus & Exam Pattern.

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Recruitment By UKPSC Uttarakhand Public Service Commission
Post Name Lab Assistant
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Online Starting Date 05 August 2023
 Last Date to Apply 25 August  2023
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UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus 2023

The Uttarakhand Public Service Selection Commission (UKPSC) releases the UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Candidates can check the UKPSC Lab Assistant exam pattern to understand the marking scheme, sectional weightage, and type of questions for the exam. Thus, all the applicants can check the current article to know the UKPSC Lab Assistant Exam Syllabus 2023 in detail. The direct link for the UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus 2023 PDF has also been attached at the end of this post.

  • The written exam will be an objective-type test.
  • The question paper will have two sections- General Knowledge & General Studies, and Post-specific subjects.
  • There will be a negative marking for wrong answers.

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UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus 2023

UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus 2023

The UKPSC Syllabus consists Paper- I and Paper -II are as follows –

General Knowledge and General Studies Paper-I (Compulsory For All The Candidates)

  • Total Questions- 100
  • Maximum Marks-100 Time : 2 Hours

1 General Science and Knowledge of Computer Operation: Questions on General Science and Computer operation will cover general understating and application of science and Computers including matters of day-to-day observation.

2 History of India and Indian National Movement: Questions on history of India and Indian National Movement will be based on general understanding of ancient, mediaeval and modern India and India’s freedom movement.

3 Indian polity: Questions on Indian polity will be based on Indian polity, Constitution and Panchayati raj.

4 Geography and Demography of India: Questions will be based on a general understanding of geographical, ecological, socioeconomic aspects and demography of India.

5 Current Events: Questions will be based on important current events of Uttarakhand State and National.

6 History of Uttarakhand: Historical background of Uttarakhand: Ancient period (from earliest to 1200 AD) ; Mediaeval period (from 1200 to 1815 AD): Important dynasties and their achievements; Gorkha invasion and administration, British rule, Tehri State and its administration, role of Uttarakhand in the Freedom Movement of India.

7 Culture of Uttarakhand: Question will be based on Castes and tribes, religious and folk beliefs, traditions and customs, costumes and ornaments; Fairs and Festivals, dances, songs, musical instruments, sports, tournaments and awards.

8 Geography and Demography of Uttarakhand: Geographical Setup. Rivers, mountains, climate, soils, forest resources and horticulture and Major crops of Uttarakhand. Means of irrigation. Natural and man-made calamities and Disaster management. Water crises and watershed management, Environment and environmental movements. Population of Uttarakhand: Distribution, density, sex ratio, literacy and migration.

9 Economic and natural resoures: Education system of the State and important educational institutes; tourism, minerals and industries. the position of utiliszation of resources. Various schemes being implemented in Uttrarakhand for the eradication of poverty and unemployment.

10 General intelligence test : In General Mental Ability, questions will includes test comprehension, reasoning and numerical ability.

Paper -2 

Question Paper – II  (200 Marks)

(Candidate can choose the subject related to the post applied for according to the educational qualification held from the following subjects.)

No of Questions : 200 MM : 200

Mechanics:- SI units fundamental and derived units

  • errors in measurement,
  • dimensions of physical quantities.
  • Uniform and non-uniform motion along a straight line
  • circular motion. Scalar and vector quantities, unit vector,
  • resolution of a vector in a plane-rectangular components
  • addition subtraction and multiplicaton of vectors.
  • Newton’s laws of motion; law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications.
  • Moment of inetia, radius of gyration,
    statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems.
  • Work, energy and power; kinetic and potential energy, work-energy theorem
  • law of conservation of energy.
  • Kepler’s laws of planetary motionuniversal law of gravitation
  • escape velocity, Geostationary Satellites. Elastic behavior of matter; Hooke’s law, elastic constants, viscosity, Stokes law,
  • Reynold’s number, Bernoulli’s theorem.
  • Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact. Proper uses of Vernier Callipers and Screw gauge.Thermal physics:- Heat and heat transfers; specific heat, latent heat, triple point, conduction, convection and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling. Zeroth law, first law and second law of thermodynamics,
  • heat engines and refrigerators. Kinetic theory of gases. Oscillations and waves:- Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.), energy in SHM, Kinetic and potential energies, forced and damped oscillations
  • Doppler effect. Electricity and Magnetism:- Electric charge, electric dipole, Coulomb’s law, electric field, potential and potential difference, Gauss’s theorem, Capacitors and Capacitance, combination of capacitors, resistors in series and parallel, Van de Graaff generator, Kirchhoff’s law, Wheatstone bridge
  • Meter bridge, Potentiometer. Magnetic effects of current; Idea of magnetic field, Bio-Savart law, Ampere’s law and its application, cyclotron, moving coil galvanometer
  • Para, Dia and Ferro magnetic substances, electromagnets and permanent magnets. Faraday’s law of Electromagnetic induction; induced emf and current, Lenz’s law, self and mutual inductance, Alternating currents, LCR Series circuit, resonance, wattless current, displacement Current, transverse nature of electromagnetic waves
  • electromagnetic spectrum. Conversion of Galvanometer into ammeter and voltmeter. Frequency of ac mains with a sonometer.

Optics and optical instruments:-

laws of reflection and refraction of light, mirror and lens-maker’s formula, optical fibres, magnification, power of a lens, dispersion of light through a prism, scattering of light, human eye and eye defects (myopia, hypermetropia, presbyopia and astigmatism), microscope, astronomical telescope, resolving power. Huygens’s principle; interference, Young’s double slit experiment; diffraction due to a single slit. Polarization, production and detection of polarised light, Brewster’s law. Mordern Physics:- Dual nature of light; photoelectric effect, Einstein’s photoelectric equation, de Broglie relation, Bohr’s theory of hydrogen atom, Davisson-Germer experiment. Composition and size of nucleus; atomic masses, isotopes, isobars, isotones, radioactivity, alpha, beta and gamma decay, binding energy, mass defect, nuclear fusion, fission and nuclear reactor. Elementry idea of fundamental particals. Electronic devices:- Band theory of solids, conductors, Insulators and semiconductors. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors. P.N. Junction, Zener diodes, LED, photodiode, reveres and forward biased P.N. Junction, Solar cell. Use of diodes and transistors for rectification, amplification and oscillation. Logic gates and their truth tables, some applications. Elementary idea of communication system.

No of Questions : 200 MM : 200

  • Basic concept of chemistry, structure of atoms, classification of elements and periodic trends in properties of elements, chemical bonding, hybridization, gas laws, ideal gas equation
  • kinetic molecular theory of gases, thermodynamics, laws of chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constant, factors affecting equilibrium, acids, bases and salts, buffer solution, classification of solids based on different binding forces, molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids, adsorption, colloidal state, property of colloids, colligative properties, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics
  • surface chemistry, block elements, coordination compound, nomenclature, methods of preparation. physical and chemical properties of haloalkanes, haloarenes, alcohols, phenols, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, nitrogen containing organic compounds, biomolecules, polymers
  • chemicals in food and medicine, cleansing agents. Basic Laboratory Techniques; Cutting of glass tube and rod, bending of glass tube, boring of cork, characterization and purification of chemical substances; Determination of melting and boiling points of organic compounds, Crystallization of impure samples of alum, copper sulphate, benzoic acid. Qualitative analysis; Determination of cations and anions, preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols of starch, egg albumin
  • gum aluminum hydroxide, ferric hydroxide. Effect of concentration and temperature on the rate of reaction between sodium thiosulphate and hydrochloric acid. Enthalpy of dissolution of copper sulphate or potassium nitrate. Separation of pigments from extracts of leaves and flowers by paper chromatography and determination of Rf values. Preparation of organic and in organic compounds. Test for unsaturation, alcoholic, phenolic, aldehyde, ketonic
  • carboxylic and amino functional groups in organic compounds. Characteristic tests of carbohydrates, fats and protein in pure samples and their detection in given food stuffs. Determination of concentration/molarity of KMnO4 solution by titrating it against oxalic acid and ferrous ammonium sulphate. Determination of cation and anion in salts.

No of Questions : 200 MM : 200

 Classification of living organisms.
 Define the following with suitable examples.
Phylum (ii) class (iii) Family (iv) Order (v) Genus
 Taxonomic category and taxonomic hierarchy, symmetry in
 Cell shape and size, Type of biomolecules, structure and
function of nucleic acid,
 Difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
 Structure and function of different organelles of eukaryotic
 Structure of proteins.
 Importance of enzymes properties.
 Major groups of protozoa with example.
 Parasites and their different types including ecto and
 Flying modifications in birds.
 Types of air bladders and their functions in fishes.
 Explain the structure of animal tissue with their functions.
 Describe the reproductive system of earthworm and
 Basic difference between male and female reproductive
system of frog.

 Different phases of cell cycle.
 Differentiate between mitosis and meiosis.
 Significance of mitosis and meiosis cell division.
 Describe the evolutionary changes in the pattern of heart in
invertebrates and vertebrates.
 Excretory system in human – urine formation.
 Structure and functions of tubules.
 Osmoregulation.
 Structure and functions of skeletal and cardiac muscles.
 Disorders of muscular and skeletal system.
 Human neural system-central neural system (CNS) and
Peripheral neural system (PNS).
 Endocrine glands and their hormones – Structure and
functions of thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands.
 Human digestive system glands, structure and function of
lungs, Human blood groups, disorders of excretory system,
Structure and function of a neuron.
 Define nutrients and nutrition.
 Digestion system of humans, hormones and their control in
 Vitamins and their role in nutrition.
 Human respiratory system and its mechanism.
 Blood Vascular system in humans.
 Disorders related to the circulatory system in human.
 Human reproductive system, formation of gametes
spermatogenesis, oogenesis.
 Fertilization.
 Placenta formation and its functions.
 Biodiversity and its importance.
 Animal diseases and their control.
 Vaccination and immunization.
 Immune system disorders.
 Type of animal breeding, microbes and industrial products,
Biotechnology and its uses, Carbon cycle in biosphere.
 Origin and evolution of man, Causes of AIDS.
 Define pollution, compare biodegradable and nonbiodegradable pollutants.
 Air pollution causes and control.
 Noise pollution and its effects on humans health.
 Discuss the causes effects of global warming.

No of Questions : 200 MM : 200

1. Biological classification: Five kingdom classification. Plant kingdom: Classification and characteristics. Morphology: Root, stem, leaf, inflorescence, flower, fruit, seed and semi-technical description of flowering plants. Anatomy: Tissues, tissue system, monocotyledonous, dicotyledonous, secondary growth and reproduction of flowering plants.

2. Cell: Structure, cell theory, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Biomolecules: Primary and secondary metabolites, enzymes, proteins, nucleic acids and polysaccharides. Cell cycle: M-phase, mitosis and meiosis cell division. Plant growth and development: Phases of growth, conditions for growth, developmental process in plants, Plant growth regulators, photoperiodism and vernalisation

3. Physiology: Uptake and Transport of mineral nutrition in Plants: Means of transport, plant water relations, transpiration, phloem transport, uptake of mineral ions, essential mineral elements, mechanism of absorption of elements, translocation of solutes, soil as reservoir essential elements, metabolism of nitrogen, light reaction, dark reaction, electron transport, cyclic and non cyclic photo-phosphorylation, photorespiration.

4. Photosynthesis and Respiration: Factor affecting photosynthesis, pigments involved in Photosynthesis. Respiration: Glycolysis, fermentation, respiratory balance sheet, amphibiotic pathway and aerobic respiration in Plants.

5. Ecology: Organisms, Environmental factors, ecological adaptations, population-Biotic community, Ecological-succession. Ecosystem: Structure and Function. Biodiversity: Biodiversity Levels, uses, threats, conservations and hot spots, Conservation in India and international efforts for conserving biodiversity. Global environmental climate change: International initiative for mitigating Global climate change.

6. Plant tissue culture and Biotechnology: Genetically modified crops and food, Sustainable Agriculture, Biopatent, Biopiracy, Biowar and Bioethics.

7. Natural resources: Classification, soil, water, land, energy, marine and mineral resources, Forests, grasslands, wetlands, Environmental ethics and Resource use.

No of Questions : 200 MM : 200

A. Fundamentals of Physical Geography
 Origin of the earth and its structure
 Landforms : mountain, plateau and plain
 Earthquakes and volcanoes
 Rocks and minerals
 climate types, Atmospheric pressure belts and wind circulation,
cyclones and anti- cyclones, Structure and composition of the
 Forests and their types
B. Fundamentals of Human Geography
 World distribution and Growth of Population
 India: Age and sex ratio, rural-urban population composition,
Occupational structure and literacy rate, population problems in
C. Human settlements in India
 Distribution of Rural and urban settlements
 Types and patterns of rural settlements
 problems of rural settlements
 Towns and their classification
 Environmental pollution.
 Scales and their types
 Classification of maps
 Techniques of drawing maps: choropleth, Isopleths, dots and
 Surveying: plane-table survey, chain and tape survey, Dumpy
level survey,
 Reading of weather maps and topo sheets
 Application/use of thermometer, Wet and dry bulb
Thermometer, Barometer, wind van, rain gauge.

No of Questions : 200 MM : 200
Concept & scope of Home Science; characteristics of developments at infancy stage- physical and motor development, social and emotional development, cognitive and language development. Protection from preventable diseases – vaccination of children’s of different ages; Needs and characteristics of disadvantaged and disabled children; characteristics, needs and problems of adolescence; population-education. Substitute care of aged and small children. Integrated child development scheme (ICDS) – objectives and functions Functions and classification of foods; basic food groups; balanced diet for different stages of life and types of work. Food and health relation. meaning and types of nutrition; nutrients- types, importance for health, cooking methods; food preservation; meal planning- importance, principles and factors affecting; food- hygiene; food adulteration and testing.

Family resources-types and management; decision making process. Time and energy management. Awareness and protection of consumer welfare; interior decoration. Elements and principles of art. Fiber-definition, types. Natural fibers-cotton, silk and wool their physical, chemical and biological properties, man made and synthetic fibers-physical, chemical and biological properties and manufacturing process. spinning types; types of yarn; steps of yarn construction; fabric construction techniques. fabrics finishes; dyeing and printing; factors affecting selection and purchase of fabrics, clothes and garments- their care and storage; clothing requirement for different age groups (infancy to aged person). application of principles and elements of art in garment designing. stain removal; stitches and seams; methods of adding fullness in the garments; repairing of clothes; garments construction for childrens and ladies (drafting, cutting and stitching).

No of Questions: 200 MM: 200

1. Nature & concept of Psychology – Evolution of discipline of Psychology.
2. Methods of Psychology – Observation, Experimental Method, correlational Study, Interview, Case study, Psychological testing –
Subjective, Objective and Projective tests, Graphical presentation of Data, Ethical issues.
3. Sensory, Attentional and Pereeptual Processes
4. Learning – Classical and operant conditioning, Observational Learning.
5. Memory – Short-term memory, Long-term memory.
6. Motivation & Emotion – Types and theoretical perspectives.
7. Intelligence & Aptitude – Theories & Assessment, Emotional Intelligence.
8. Personality – Theories & Measurement.
9. Social Cognition – Attribution, Pro social behaviour, prejudice, social  identity.
10.Mental Health – Life Style & Subjective well-being, Stress, Anxiety and depression.
11.Practical Study – Familiarization with different Psychological apparatuses and Psychological tests in following areas.
1- Learning, memory, motivation, perception,
2- Intelligence, personality, aptitude, attitude, Self concept.
3- Anxiety and Depression.
4- Field Experiments on Attribution, Pro social behaviour, prejudice, social identity.

No of Questions : 200 MM : 200

Introduction to Anthropology: Definition, Branches of Anthropology, History and scope of Anthropology, its relationship with other disciplines, thematic approaches in Anthropological Studies, Applications of Anthropology. Physical (Biological Anthropology): Definition, scope, subdisciplines of Physical Anthropology, relationship with other branches of Anthropology. Evidences and theories of organic evolution. Contributions of Lamarck, Darwin, Weismann, Mendel and De Vries to evolution.

Neo-Lamarckism, Neo-Darwinism. Succession of life through ages with particular reference to Cenozoic primates. Characteristics of Primates; Major evolutionary trends in primates, Primate Taxonomy. Comparative Anatomy of humans and apes; skeletal changes due to erect posture and its implications. Fossils and fossilization. Dating Methods: Relative (stratigraphy, fluorine dating) and Absolute (Dendrochronology, C14 method, Potassium/Argon method, Geomagnetic dating).

Characteristics and geographical distribution of Sivapithecus, Gigantopithecus, Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, Homo erectus, and Homo neanderthalensis. Siwaliks: Classification, geographic distribution, age and anthropological significance. Anthropometry (somatometry, somatoscopy and osteometry): landmarks, instruments and measurements. Human skeleton.

Techniques of vital capacity, body fat, blood pressure and blood grouping (ABO). Human Growth: Concept, basic principles, stages and methods (crosssectional, longitudinal and mixed longitudinal) of studying human growth and factors affecting human growth. Growth curves (velocity and distance). Human Genetics: Concept and methods (twin study, cytogenetic method, chromosomal and karyo-type analysis),

DNA and recombinant technologies. Mendelian genetics (single factor, multifactor, and polygenic inheritance in man). Hardy-Weinberg law; mutations, selection, inbreeding and genetic drift. Chromosomal aberrations in man. Racial criteria. Genetic markers: ABO, Rh blood groups, HLA, Hp, and transferrins. Archaeological Anthropology: Aim, scope, major branches and relationship of prehistoric archaeology with other social, biological and natural sciences. Principles of Prehistoric Archaeology; archaeological sites. Pleistocene Glaciations: evidences and causes. Broad Outlines of Prehistoric cultures: Paleolithic, Mesolithic,

Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Copper-Bronze Age and Iron Age. Indus Civilization: age, geographics, distribution, characteristic features. Social (Cultural Anthropology): Definition, branches, relationship with allied social sciences, emerging fields (Medical Anthropology; Ecological Anthropology; Urban Anthropology, Development Anthropology), and applications of social (Cultural) Anthropology.

Basic concepts of social (cultural) Anthropology: Culture (definition), Society, Groups and Institutions, Folkways, Status and Role, Tribe, Community, Caste, Sanctions. Anthropological concept of culture: Learned and historically derived; Culture Trait, Culture Complex, Plurality, Relativity, Behaviourally manifested, Dynamic changing, Language as vehicle of culture, civilization, Ethos and Eidos. Contributions of E.B. Tylor, A.L. Kroeber, B. Malinowski to the understanding of Culture.

Culture Contact and Socio-cultural Change, Invention, Innovation Technology and Culture Change, concepts of Integration, assimilation and acculturation. Culture and Personality. Classical Theories of Evolutionism, Neo-Evolutionism, Diffusionism, Structural-functionalism. Fundamentals of Family, Kinship, Marriage.

Field work: Participant and nonparticipant observation; Questionnaire and Schedule; Interviewing and focus group; Key informant method; Genealogical method; Case study and extended case study method.

No of Questions : 200 MM : 200

Unit 1. – Nutrition for health and human welfare; definition of terms; Recommended dietary allowances, balanced diet, dietary supplements, BMR; digestion, absorption, types, functions, sources and requirements of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals; water: sources, types, pollution, purification, quality criteria and standards; food hygiene; determination of nutritional requirements; food groups, food guide pyramid; nutritive values, processing, cooking methods. cereals, millets, pulses, nuts and oil-seeds; milk and milk products; eggs and flesh foods; vegetables and fruits; spices and herbs; beverages and appetizers; frozen foods; dehydrated foods; instant food mixes; clinical nutrition; malnutrition; major nutritional problems prevalent in India; nutrition education; Prevention of Food Adulteration Act; food safety and food packaging.

Unit 2. – Classification of textile fibres; production, physical, chemical and biological properties and end uses of cotton, bast fibres, wool and silk; manufacturing, physical, chemical and biological properties and end uses of man–made and synthetic fibers; spinning types; classification of yarn; methods of fabric construction; basic and complex weaves; knitting stitches; manufacturing process of felt, macrame and crochet; stain removal; laundry and laundry agents; care and storage of clothes; microscopic, burning and solubility tests for textile fibres; textile finishes; basic finishes, surface finishes, functional finishes; dyes, application of dyes, dyeing techniques; printing styles and methods; socio-economic and psychological factors affecting clothing choices; consumer behavior, clothing requirements of different age groups (infant to senior citizen); application of elements and principles of art in apparel designing; seams and seams finishes; mending; layout of paper pattern on different fabric patterns; designing; cutting and stitching of garments for infant, toddler and women; traditional Indian woven textiles and embroideries of different states of India.

Unit 3. – Management of resources – human and nonhuman; interior decoration; ergonomics and housing; consumer problems; consumer rights and responsibilities; theories of human development; issues & characteristics associated with different stages of life; types of marriage in India; Indian laws and acts regarding marriage, adoption and divorce; counselling; special needs children and their education.

10- Education
No of Questions : 200 MM : 200

Education; Meaning, general objectives and types, Period and study subjects of the commissions formed in the field of education after independence (Radha Krishnan Commission, Mudaliar Commission, Kothari Commission). Meaning of major philosophical schools of education (Idealism, Naturalism, Pragmatism) Education as a means of economic development, education as a factor of social change, human resource development and education: (concept, classification and importance),

Meaning and sources of education (Formal, Informal, non formal). Structure of education (New Education Policy 1986-10+2+3 System and National Education Policy 2020- 5+3+3+4 system), contribution of major Indian educationists in education (Mahatma Gandhi, Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore) Meaning and definition of education psychology, methods of education psychology (observational method, experimental method), utility of education psychology (for normal child, for special child), growth and development- (meaning, difference), individual difference- (meaning), Intelligence (Meaning and Measurement), Creativity-(Meaning,

Tests to measure creativity), Personality- (meaning, types and determinants), learning- (meaning, influencing factors), laws of learning, theories of learning- (trial and error theory, stimulus and response theory), special child – (concept and Types). Meaning and importance of educational technology, Bloom’s classification of educational objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor), micro-teaching – (meaning and importance), major teaching skills (questioning, demonstration, stimulus-variation, explanation), types of questions – (Essay types questions – meaning, types, merits, demerits and objective types questions – meaning, types, merits, demerits),

Characteristics of a good question paper, teaching aids – (meaning, importance and types), meaning, merits and demerits of major methods of teaching (teacher-centered-lecture methods, student-centered-problem-solving method, group-centered-project methods), central tendencies of measurement (mean, median, mode), graphical representation of data, characteristics of a good text book. Characteristics,

Duties and Responsibilities of a proactive Headmaster; Characteristics duties and responsibilities of a good teacher Usefulness of time table and precautions to be kept in mind while preparing Need and type of discipline (external discipline, internal discipline) meaning and importance of co-curricular activities, importance of library Meaning and usefulness of parent- teachers association usefulness of educational tour Organization of tournaments and matches (types and precautions) role of science club in the school.

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UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern PDF
UKPSC Lab Assistant Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern PDF

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