PSCWB Assistant Town Planner Exam Syllabus 2020 - ATP Exam Pattern

Sruthi | Jul 10, 2020


Name of the Recruitment Board
West Bengal Public Service Commission
Name of the PostsAssistant Town Planner
Job Type
WB Govt Jobs 2020
Selection Process
Written Exam and Interview
CategoryExam Syllabus
Exam Date30th August 2020 (tentative)
Official Site
Work Location
West Bengal
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West Bengal PSC Assistant Town Planner Exam Syllabus PDF

Are you looking for WBPSC Assistant Town Planner Syllabus PDF 2020? If yes, you are in the right place to get the exam syllabus for free. Candidates of the written exam have to check the syllabus and exam pattern here. Before starting your preparation, candidates have to go through the entire syllabus and plan accordingly.

Selection Process

  • Written Exam and
  • Interview

PSCWB Asst Town Planner Exam Pattern 2020

WBPSC Assistant Town Planner Exam pattern 2020 gives an idea regarding the pattern of the question paper, exam duration, type of subjects asked in the exam, the difficulty level of the exam, etc.

  • Question paper is of MCQ
  • Total of 100 questions will be asked
  • There will be a negative mark (0.33) for each wrong answer
Name of the SubjectsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
  • Country & Town Planning 
  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • Arithmetic
  • 60
  • 15
  • 15
  • 10
  • 60
  • 15
  • 15
  • 10

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Topic Wise WBPSC Asst Town Planner Syllabus 2020

  • Planning History and Theory
    • Definitions and Objectives of Planning
    • Planning History – Town Planning in ancient India, Indus Valley Civilization, the medieval period
    • The implication of Urban Design in Urban Planning
    • Theories of City Development and Planning Theories
    • Evolution of City Building
  • Demographic and Socio-Economic Basis of Planning
    • Elements of Micro and Macro Economics
    • Community and Settlements
    • Nature and Scope of Sociology
    • Development Economics and Lessons from Indian Experiences
    • Characteristic of Demography
  • Statistical Methods and Planning Techniques
    • GIS Application, Remote Sensing & GIS Mapping
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
    • Demography and Demographic Methods
    • Basic methods of various types of surveys, collection of data
    • Methods adopted to the collection of data standards for development and re-development of residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas
    • Planning Standards & Guideline – URDPFI, Model Building Bylaws,
    • Statistical Applications
    • Analytical Methods
    • Guidelines of Smart City, AMRUT etc
    • Land use planning, inclusive planning & sustainable development
    • Survey techniques and mapping
  • City and Metropolitan Planning
    • Stages in preparation of the master plan, principles of zoning
    • Development control regulations, local area plans
    • Metro and Megacities – Problems, issues and innovative approach for mitigation
    • Human settlement planning, Urban Development policies & Programmes
    • City – region linkages
    • Master planning and Zoning – Objects & necessity of Master plan
    • Urban growth and systems of cities
  • Regional Planning
    • The planning principle involved in the delineation of the region
    • Concept of Region
  • Housing Environments and Planning
    • Computation of housing need & demand, informal housing
    • Housing policy, Agencies involved in housing, infrastructure planning for housing
    • Different categories of houses HUDCO norms
    • Rent control and urban land ceiling & regulation act, national housing policy
    • Housing policy in developed and developing countries, the focus of national five-year plans
    • Requirements and classification of residential buildings
    • Fundamentals of Development Control Norms
    • Nature of housing problem, housing shortage, causes of slums & squatter settlements
    • Slum up-gradation and slum improvement techniques, self-help housing
    • Concepts behind the development of area-specific Byelaws
    • Concepts and Definition
    • Housing environment
    • Socio-Economic Dimension
  • Infrastructure Planning
    • Role of infrastructure
    • Solid Waste, wastewater disposal, transportation, Fire and electrification
    • Disaster and Risk Management
    • Planning and management of Water supply and sanitation
    • Need assessment and planning for social infrastructure
  • Traffic and Transport Planning
  • Government transport policies and evaluation of transportation proposals
    • Planning of public transport systems; intermediate public transport modes
    • Traffic analyses and design considerations; design of intersections
    • Travel demand forecasting
    • Traffic signals and street lighting; local area traffic management
    • Transportation systems; technological characteristics of transport modes and systems
    • Environmental impacts of traffic; energy issues in transportation; transportation safety
    • Land use – transportation inter-relationships; transportation planning process
    • Nature of demand and supply of transport services
    • Transportation infrastructure planning, design and management
    • Planning considerations for goods transportations; Traffic flow characteristics
    • Recent innovations in technologies and its probable impacts on future urban forms
    • Principles of traffic and transportation planning
  • Town planning legislation 
    • West Bengal Municipal Corporation Act, 2006
    • 74th Amendment of Constitution
    • West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993
    • West Bengal Town & Country (Planning & Development) Act, 1979
    • Understanding of Law
    • Planning Legislation and Policy Formulation and Appraisal
    • Model Building Bylaws, Guidelines of Smart City, AMRUT
    • Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), 2007
  • Inclusive Urban Planning
    • Stakeholders Profile and Needs, Access to Shelter, Services and Livelihoods
    • Planning interventions
    • Participatory Planning Process and Policies, Programmes and Legislation
  •  Inclusive Urban Planning
    • Heritage Conservation
    • Design in Human Habitation
    • Urban Heritage
    • Heritage and Tourism, Policies and Programmes, Legislation
  • Industrial planning
    • Selection of site/location for industries
    • Classification of industries
    • Planning of industrial estate, Industrial wastes, treatment
  • Environment, Development and Disaster Management
    • Environmental Management
    • Disaster Mitigation and Management
    • Policies and Legislation pertaining to Environment and Disaster Management
    • Environment, Development and Disaster Management – Interface
  • Planning for Tourism
    • Policies and Programmes
    • Tourism Sector – impacts
    • Planning for Tourism
  •  Urban Development and Management
    • Urban Development Management
    • Land and Real Estate Development
    • Introduction to Development Management
    • Information Systems and Urban Reforms
  •  Project Planning and Management
    • Regulatory Frameworks Governing Projects
    • Project planning
    • Project Formulation and Appraisal
    • Project Management and Implementation and Project Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Urban Governance
    • Overview of Urban Governance
    • Institutions and Organizations
    • Urban Local Governance and Participatory Processes
    • Legislations pertaining to Urban Governance
  • Politics and Planning
    • Politics related to Planning and Development
    • The interface between Politics and Planning
    • City and the State
    • Politics and Civil Society 
  • Energy, Climate Change and Urban Development
    • Plans, Policies and Strategies
    • Energy Generation and Consumption
    • Energy Planning and Management and Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Development Finance
    • State Finance
    • Overview of Development Finance
    • Investment Planning and Financing Mechanism
    • Municipal Finance

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Q. How to Download the WBPSC Asst Town Planner Syllabus 2020?

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Q. What is the selection process for WBPSC Assistant Town Planner Posts?

Ans: The selection process for WBPSC Assistant Town Planner will be done through written exam and interview.

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