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WBPSC Assistant Town Planner Syllabus 2020 ( Official)

WBPSC Assistant Town Planner Syllabus 2020 ( Official)

Good News, West Bengal Public Service Commission has published WBPSC Assistant Town Planner Syllabus 2020.  Candidates who are waiting for the Assistant Town Planner Exam, then you must read this post carefully.

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Also, You can get here WBPSC Assistant Town Planner Admit Card, Result, Answer Key, and other details. Now, we are discussing here the Syllabus of the PSC Assistant Town Planner Exam 2020.

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WBPSC Assistant Town Planner Pattern:

  1. Total Marks: 100
  2. No. Of Questions: 100
  3. Time: 1hr 30 min.
  4. Negative Marks: Yes ( 1/3)
Distribution Of Marks :
  1. English: 15 marks ( 10th Standard)
  2. General Knowledge: 15 marks (10th Standard)
  3. Arithmetic: 10 marks (10th Standard)
  4. Country & Town Planning: 60 marks

WBPSC Assistance Town Planner Syllabus :

1.         Planning History and Theory:
       Evolution of City Building.
       Planning History – Town Planning in ancient India, Indus Valley Civilization, medieval period.
       Definitions and Objectives of Planning.
       Theories of City Development and Planning Theories.
       Implication of Urban Design in Urban Planning.

2.         Demographic and Socio-Economic Basis of Planning:
       Characteristic of Demography.
       Nature and Scope of Sociology.
       Community and Settlements.
       Elements of Micro and Macro Economics.
       Development Economics and Lessons from Indian Experiences.

3.         Statistical Methods and Planning Techniques:
       Survey techniques and mapping – Basic methods of various types of surveys, collection of data, methods adopted to collection of data standards for development and re-development of residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas, land use planning, inclusive planning and sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
       Analytical Methods.
       Demography and Demographic Methods.
       Planning Standards & Guideline – URDPFI, Model Building Bylaws, Guidelines of Smart City, AMRUT etc.
       GIS Application, remote Sensing & GIS Mapping.
       Statistical Applications.

2.            City and Metropolitan Planning:
       Urban growth and systems of cities.
       City – region linkages.
       Metro and Mega cities – Problems, issues and innovative approach for mitigation.
       Master planning and Zoning – Objects and necessity of Master plan, stages in preparation of master plan, principles of zoning, development control regulations (DCR), local area plans.
       Human settlement planning, Urban Development policies and Programmes.

5.                  Regional Planning:
       Concept of Region.
       Planning principle involved in delineation of region.

6.                  Housing Environments and Planning:
       Concepts and Definition.
       Socio Economic Dimension.
       Housing policy, Agencies involved in housing, infrastructure planning for housing, different categories of houses HUDCO norms, requirements and classification of residential buildings. Fundamentals of Development Control Norms / concepts behind development of area specific byelaws (for eg. Heritage & Conservation areas).
       Housing environment.
       Nature of housing problem, housing shortage, causes of slums and squatter settlements, computation of housing need and demand, informal housing.
       Housing policy in developed and developing countries, focus of national five year plans, rent control and urban land ceiling and regulation act, national housing policy.
       Slum upgradation and slum improvement techniques, self-help housing.

7.                  Infrastructure Planning:
       Role of infrastructure.
       Planning and management of Water supply and sanitation, Solid Waste, waste water disposal, transportation, Fire and electrification.
       Need assessment and planning for social infrastructure.
       Disaster and Risk Management.

8.                  Traffic and Transport Planning:
       Principles of traffic and transportation planning.
       Transportation infrastructure planning, design and management.
       Transportation systems; technological characteristics of transport modes and systems; the nature of demand and supply of transport services.
       Land use – transportation inter-relationships; transportation planning process.
       Travel demand forecasting.
       Planning of public transport systems; intermediate public transport modes; Planning considerations for goods transportations; Traffic flow characteristics; Traffic analyses and design considerations; design of intersections; traffic signals and street lighting; local area traffic management; Recent innovations in technologies and its probable impacts on future urban forms.
       Environmental impacts of traffic; energy issues in transportation; transportation safety.
       Government transport policies and evaluation of transportation proposals.

9.                  Town planning legislation:
       Understanding of Law.
       Planning Legislation and Policy Formulation and Appraisal.
       West Bengal Town & Country (Planning & Development) Act, 1979.
       West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993.
       West Bengal Municipal Corporation Act, 2006.
       Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), 2007.
       74th Amendment of Constitution.
       Model Building Bylaws, Guidelines of Smart City, AMRUT.

10.               Inclusive Urban Planning:
       Stakeholders Profile and Needs, Access to Shelter, Services and Livelihoods.
       Participatory Planning Process and Policies, Programmes and Legislation.
       Planning interventions.

11.               Urban Heritage Conservation:
       Urban Heritage.
       Heritage Conservation.
       Heritage and Tourism, Policies and Programmes, Legislation.
       Design in Human Habitation.

12.               Industrial planning:
     Classification of industries.
     Selection of site / location for industries.
     Planning of industrial estate, Industrial wastes, treatment.

13.               Environment, Development and Disaster Management:
     Environment, Development and Disaster Management – Interface.
     Environmental Management.
     Disaster Mitigation and Management.
     Policies and Legislation pertaining to Environment and Disaster Management.

14.               Planning for Tourism:
     Tourism Sector – impacts.
     Planning for Tourism.
     Policies and Programmes.

15.               Urban Development and Management:
     Introduction to Development Management.
     Urban Development Management.
     Land and Real Estate Development.
     Information Systems and Urban Reforms.

16.               Project Planning and Management:
     Project planning.
     Project Formulation and Appraisal.
     Project Management and Implementation and Project Evaluation and Monitoring.
     Regulatory Frameworks Governing Projects.

17.               Urban Governance:
     Overview of Urban Governance.
     Legislations pertaining to Urban Governance.
     Institutions and Organizations.
     Urban Local Governance and Participatory Processes.

18.               Politics and Planning:
     Interface between Politics and Planning.
     City and the State.
     Politics related to Planning and Development.
     Politics and Civil Society.

19.               Energy, Climate Change and Urban Development:
     Energy Generation and Consumption.
     Energy Planning and Management and Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate        Change.
     Plans, Policies and Strategies.

20.               Development Finance:
     Overview of Development Finance.
     State Finance.
     Municipal Finance.

     Investment Planning and Financing Mechanism. 

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