Punjab PSC Recruitment Exam 2015 for Assistant Architect

Punjab PSC Recruitment Exam 2015 for Assistant Architect

Punjab Public Service Commission,
Baradari Garden,
Patiala – 147 001.
Website : http://ppsc.gov.in

1. Introduction

1.1 The Punjab Public Service Commission ( PPSC ) has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India, with the basic purpose of recruiting officials in various departments of the Government as per the requisitions sent by the Government in this regard from time to time.

1.2 The Punjab Public Service Commission invites Online Application Forms from eligible candidates for recruitment to the Two Posts of Assistant Architect in the Department of Public Works ( Architecture Wing ), Government of Punjab.

Note :

This Advertisement is being published as per requisition received from the Department of Assistant Architect, Government of Punjab vide their Letter No. 1/153/2013-4 B&R (3) 362717/1, 397848/1 and 423249/1 dated 09/12/2014, 22/01/2013 and 26/02/2015 is subject to any modification or amendment that may be made by the Government subsequently.

2. PPSC Assistant Architect Vacancies 2015

2.1 The number of vacancies to be filled for the Posts of Assistant Architect is given in the table below :

Sr. No.Category CodeName of Post / CategoryNo. of Posts
Total02*
176-CPhysically Handicapped ( Orthopacdically )01
285Backward Classes, Punjab.01

*Note : The number of PPSC Assistant Architect posts is liable to alteration without any notice.

2.2 The Candidates should indicate in the Application Form, the category for which they want to be considered. Category once filled would not be changed under any circumstances.

3.0 PPSC Assistant Architect Pay Scale 2015 : Rupee15600 – 39100 + 5400/- Grade Pay.

Regarding drawing the pay of the appointed candidate, as per Notifications No. 7/204/2012-4FP1/66, Dated 15/01/2015 of Govt. of Punjab Department of Finance ( Finance Personnel – I Branch ) Chandigarh, fixed emolument equal to Minimum of the Pay Band without any Grade Pay or any allowance will be paid during the probation period of 2 years. It is also clear that Annual increment or any other allowance except travelling allowance will not be paid during the probation period of 2 years.

4.0 PPSC Assistant Architect Essential Qualifications 2015

4.1 Should possess a degree or a diploma equivalent to degree in Architecture recognized by the Council of Architecture constituted under the Architects Act 1972.

4.2 Should have been registered as Architect under the Architects Act 1972.

4.3 Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent Standard.

Note related to Sub-Para 4.3 : Relaxable for Sikh Migrants upto the extent that they will have to acquire such qualification within two years after joining the service failing which their services shall liable to be terminated.

5.0 Age Limit for PPSC Assistant Architect 2015 :

  1. Candidates should not be below 18 years and above 37 years of age as on 01.01.2015.
  2. Upper age limit may be relaxed upto 45 years for all States / Central Government employees.
  3. The Upper age limit is relaxed upto 42 years for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab.
  4. Ex-servicemen of Punjab Domicile shall be allowed to deduct the period of his service in the Armed Forces of Union from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.
  5. Upper age limit is also relaxed upto 42 years for Widows, Divorcees and certain other Categories of Women.
  6. Upper age limit is also relaxed upto 47 years for Physically Handicapped of Punjab.

6.0 PPSC Assistant Architect Competitive Examination 2015 :

The details of PPSC Assistant Architect Competitive examination are as follows :

6.1 This is for information of the candidates who have applied for the posts of Assistant Architect in the Department of Transport, Government of Punjab that a competitive exam for recruitment to these posts shall be conducted. The date and time of competitive exam will be uploaded on the website shortly.

6.2 The scheme of the PPSC Assistant Architect examination process shall be as under :

Competitive Exam ( Objective Type ) – 300 Marks.

Interview – 40 Marks.

Grand Total – 340 Marks.

6.3 The PPSC Assistant Architect examination centre(s) shall be in Patiala and information of the same shall be mentioned on Admit Cards of all candidates. Details regarding the Admit cards shall be given shortly on the website of the Punjab Public Service Commission.

6.4 All candidates who have applied for ibid posts have been declared “provisionally eligible” for appearing in the competitive exam.

6.5 The scrutiny of application forms shall be done after the conduct of exam. During the process of scrutiny, the application forms and other relevant documents, certificates, etc of the candidates shall be examined to determine their eligibility as on the last date of submission of online application forms.

6.6 Thereafter, candidates not more than three times the number of posts ( in their order of merit ) shall be short-listed for appearing in the interview. However, this number shall be subject to variation if two or more candidates at the last number ( the number at the end ) get equal marks, then all of them shall be considered for appearing in the interview ( subject to eligibility ), warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.

6.7 The salient features of the written competitive exam shall be as follows :

  1. The PPSC Assistant Architect exam will consist of 100 objective type multiple choice questions.
  2. The standard of questions would be to test the knowledge and general awareness as is expected of a person who has attained education at least up to graduation level.
  3. The duration of exam will be two hours.
  4. All questions will carry equal marks ( three marks each ).
  5. There will be no negative marking.
  6. The Viva-Voce shall carry 40 marks and final result shall be prepared on the basis of the grand total of the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Competitive Examination and Viva-Voce.

6.8 Syllabus of PPSC Assistant Architect Competitive Examination

History of architecture; Indus valley, vedic, buddhis indo-aryan, Dravidian and mughal periods; european, greek, roman, medieval and renaissance periods — construction and architectural styles, vernacular and traditional architecture. Development of contemporary architecture, architectural development and impacts on society since industrial revolution, influence of modern art on architecture, eclecticism, international styles, post modernism.

Building services, water supply, sewerage and drainage system, sanitary fittings and fixtures; plumbing systems, principles of internal and external drainage systems, principles of electrification of building, intelligent buildings, elevators & escalators, their standards and uses, air-conditioning systems, fire fighting systems, building safety and security system. Climate responsive design, energy efficient building design, thermal comfort, solar architecture, basic principles of architectural acoustic; principles of lighting and styles of illumination, basic principle of sciography and its application in the field of architecture.

Design of singly reinforced beams, doubly reinforced beams, cantilever beams; depth thickness of section, area of reinforcement steel, shear reinforcement; deflection length check, design examples beams and 1 beams; effect of continuity of beams; types of footings.

Building construction techniques, methods and details, building systems and prefabrication of building elements; principles of modular coordination, estimation, specification, valuation; professional practice, materials and structural systems, behavioral characteristics of all types of building materials e.g. Mud, timber, bamboo, brick, concrete, steel, glass, different polymers composites; design of structural elements in wood, steel and RCC, complex structural systems, principles of pre-stressing, tall buildings.

Type and characteristics of soils, classification of soils. Bearing capacity of soil; brick bonds; various types of timber windows and various types of timber doors; types of staircase and their various construction techniques; various types of wall constriction; various type of steel trusses and roof coverings; various type of wall cladding; temporary supporting structures; bulk, form and surface active structure system; partitions for large span structures; construction details of interiors; mechanical fire fighting; Mechanical conveyor lifts; components of working drawings.

Elements of Design : Mass, space, line, colour, texture, proportions. Principles of design : rhythm, balance, harmony, contrast, variety; Objectives of design : beauty, order, efficiency, usefulness, economy; Importance of scale in architecture, human scale and monumental scale; Role of color in architecture.

Design idea and its evolution through design development, 3 – dimensional visualization;. Building types residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and recreational. Architectural character and style, study of modern and traditional iconic buildings: interrelationship of form, function and circulation in architectural design Computer aided design, application of computers in architecture, usage of packages such as autocad, 3d-studio, 3d max.

Disaster management; effect to mitigate natural disaster at site level; concept of green buildings, efficient use of energy; operation and maintenance optimization, waste reduction and recycling.

Principles of city planning; planning regulations and building bye laws; role of urban conservation and relevance of historic areas in present context; concept of listed buildings, concept of housing; site planning principles; housing typology; housing standards; housing infrastructure; principles of landscape design and site planning; landscape elements and materials; plant characteristics & plant design.

7.0 Nationality

A candidate shall be a :

  1. Citizen of India; or
  2. Citizen of Nepal; or
  3. Subject of Bhutan; or
  4. Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the Ist January. 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or.
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania ( formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India;
  6. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of Punjab in the Department of Home Affairs and Justice.

8.0 Submission of PPSC Assistant Architect Application Form 2015 :

8.1 The candidates can only apply by filling Online Application Form, a link of which is available on the website of the Punjab Public Service Commission http://ppsc.gov.in No other mode of application will be accepted.

ProcessStepLast Date
To make new registration for applying for the post.( Step - 1 )19.10.2015 by 11:59:00 PM
To deposit the Application fees by system generated Bank Challan Form.( Step - 2 )23.10.2015 [ During Banking Hours ]
To take print of duly filled Online Application Form ( after depositing the Application Fees ) and to submit the Hard Copy of duly filled Online Application Form alongwith copy of self attested certificates and Challan Form ( PPSC Copy only ).( Step - 3 )30.10.2015 by 05:00:00 PM

8.2 The printout of the duly filled Online Application Form alongwith copy of Bank Challan and relevant documents ( as mentioned at 8.3 ) must reach { by Speed post / By hand } in the office of Secretary, Punjab Public Service Commission, Baradari Gardens, Patiala at the Latest by 5.00 pm before or by 30.10.2015

9.0 PPSC Assistant Architect Application and Examination Fee 2015

9.1 The candidates are required to pay the Application fee as per Govt. Letter No. 10/20/2007 – 3PP3/97751/1 dated 17-9-2013 as mentioned below :

Name of CategoryOnline Application ChargesExamination FeeTotal
Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab State only.Rupee500/-Rupee625/-Rupee1125/-
Ex-Servicemen of Punjab state onlyRupee500/-No Fee to be paidRupee500/-
All Others Categories ( including Lineal Descendent of Ex-servicemen, Punjab )Rupee500/-Rupee2500/-Rupee3000/-
Physically Handicapped, Punjab State only.Rupee500/-Rupee1250/-Rupee1750/-

9.2 The candidates entitled to fee concession / exemption must submit with their Application Form, a self attested copy of the certificate certifying their claim for fee concession / exemption. Candidates who do not submit such a certificate shall not be entitled to fee concession / exemption under any circumstances.

9.3 PPSC Assistant Architect Application fee must be submitted through any Branch of State Bank of Patiala only. Candidate should carefully fill the details in the Online Application Form and click on the “submit” button at the end of the Online Application Format. Before pressing the “submit” Button, candidates are advised to verify every detail filled in the application. After submitting the PPSC Assistant Architect online application form, the candidate should take a printout of the system generated Bank challan. No Change / Edit will be allowed after downloading the Bank Challan. The application fee is non-refundable.

10. Important Notes :

  1. Only Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, Ex-Servicemen / LDESM, Physically Handicapped, Freedom Fighter & Sports Persons of Punjab domicile are eligible for the benefit of reservation.
  2. A candidate should indicate the specific category for which he / she wants to be considered and category once opted cannot be changed under any circumstances.
  3. SC / ST Candidates belonging to other States are required to fill their Post Category as General Category ( Code 71 ). They are entitled only to fee concession but not entitled to avail reservation / age relaxation.
  4. Ex-servicemen / Lineal Descendent of Ex-Servicemen ( LDESM ) who have domicile of Punjab are eligible for reservation under the Ex-Servicemen category. LDESM shall be considered against the vacancies for Ex-servicemen only if no Ex-servicemen are available. In case sufficient numbers of Ex-servicemen are available, then LDESM shall be treated as General Category candidates.

11. Definition of Categories

Candidates should select their categories carefully, because candidates belonging to categories other than category 71 ( General ), are entitled to fee concession / exemption, age relaxation and job reservation. The category once selected by a candidate will not be changed under any circumstances. Candidates shall submit certificates issued by the Competent Authority in support of their claim to a particular category.

Categories and Category Code

Code No.Category NameCode No.Category NameCode No.Category Name
71General Category77SC Others, Punjab83Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh LDESM, Punjab
72ESM, Punjab78SC ESM, Punjab84Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh Sports Person, Punjab
73LDESM, Punjab79SC LDESM, Punjab85BC, Punjab
74Freedom Fighter, Punjab80SC Sports Person, Punjab86BC ESM, Punjab
75Sports Person, Punjab81Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh, Punjab87BC LDESM, Punjab
76Physically Handicapped, Punjab :

A : Visually Impaired
B : Hearing Impaired
C : Orthopaedically Disabled
82Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh ESM, Punjab

Code for Age Relaxation ( If claimed )

Code NoCategory NameCode NoCategory NameCode NoCategory Name
91State Government / Central Government Employees.97Physically Handicapped, Punjab Only103Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only + Physically Handicapped, Punjab.
92SC Punjab only98SC Punjab only + State Government / Central Government Employees.104B.C., Punjab. + State Government / Central Government Employees.
93Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only99SC Punjab only + ESM, Punjab.105B.C., Punjab. + ESM, Punjab
94Widows & certain other categories of women of Punjab.100SC Punjab only + Physically Handicapped, Punjab.106B.C., Punjab. + Physically Handicapped, Punjab.
95B.C., Punjab Only101Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only + State Government / Central Government Employees.
96ESM, Punjab Only102Balmiki / Mazhbi Sikh Punjab only + ESM, Punjab.

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