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Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) will soon be conducting exam to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Town Planning Supervisor. A notification regarding this has been released by the Commission. Aspirants who have applied for the same are advised to start their preparation for the exam at the earliest. This article gives information about important books for reference for the exam.
BPSC Assistant Town Planning Supervisor 2022 Overview
|Name of recruiting organization||Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)|
|Selection Process||Written exam|
|Number of vacancies||107|
|Pay scale||Pay Level 7|
BPSC Assistant Town Planning Supervisor Books for Reference
Competitive exams are the foundation to that help us land our dream job. We should hence go all out to prepare for these exams. Preparing for a competitive exam requires right guidance and resources. As Aristotle rightly said, “Well begun is half done.” Once you have planned to attempt an exam, you should make sure that you have thorough idea of the syllabus. The next step is to get hold of all the important and relevant study materials. Do a research of the books that are best suited for the syllabus. There will be numerous books out there in the market, but it’s vital that you get your hands on the right one.
Topic Based Books for BPSC Assistant Town Planning Supervisor
In this article, we have provided a list of books based on the syllabus of BPSC Assistant Town Planning Supervisor exam. Read on to know about the books.
Reference Books for General Studies
General Studies comes under Paper I of BPSC Assistant Town Planning Supervisor exam.
|Encyclopedia of General Science for General Competitions||Arihant|
|Yearly Current Affairs||Arihant|
|General Studies||Made Easy|
|General Studies||KBC and speedy|
|Current Affairs||KBC and speedy|
|Current Affairs||Daily Current Affairs of Bihar|
|Yearly Current Affairs||Disha Publications|
|Hindi General Knowledge||G.K.|
|Bihar Samagra||KBC and Nano|
Reference Books for Current Affairs
Current Affairs is one of the most important section of the paper. Candidates can prepare well for this section by referring to the following sources:
- The Hindu Newspaper
- Express Daily Newspaper
- This Day in History
- News Updates
Reference Books for Town Planning
|Fundamentals of Town Planning||G.K. Hiraskar|
|Town Planning||Charotar Book Distributors|
|Town Planning||Girish Khedekar|
Reference Books for Remote Sensing and G.I.S
|Basics of Remote Sensing and GIS||Dr. S. Kumar|
|Remote Sensing and GIS (3rd Edition)||Basudeb Bhatta|
|Textbook Of Remote Sensing And Geographical Information Systems||Kali Charan Sahi|
BPSC Assistant Town Planning Supervisor Exam Pattern
The exam for the recruitment of Town Planning Supervisor comprises of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. There are two options in Paper II. Candidates have the choice of selecting any one among these. Paper I will be of Objective type.
|Type of Paper||Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Compulsory||General Studies||125||100||2 hours|
|Candidates can choose one of the two topics||Planning /
Remote Sensing and G.I.S (Specialization in urban and regional studies)
BPSC Assistant Town Planning Supervisor Syllabus
Having a thorough understanding of the syllabus is essential as it helps in choosing the right study material. The paper wise syllabus for Town Planning Supervisor is mentioned here:
|Planning||Fundamentals of Urban & Regional Planning, Fundamentals of
Building Structures, Materials and Principles of Constructions,
Introduction to drawing equipment and mediums, Geometric Projections – Orthographic, isometric and perspective
projection of one, two and three dimensional objects
|Evolution of Settlements||The ln History Settlement size,
pattern and structure as a function of socio-cultural, economic,
military and religious factors. Variations in civilizations-Egyptian,
Mesopotamian, Greek Roman. Town planning in Medieval times
and in Renaissance Europe
|Planning in Post Industrial Revolution Era||Concepts of garden City, City beautiful, Linear city etc., contributions of all leading masters in planning, Socio-economic impacts of growth of urban areas; rural-urban migration.|
|Theories of Urbanization||Theories of urbanization including Concentric Zone Theory; Sector
Theory; Multiple Nuclei Theory and other latest theories; Land Use
and Land Value. Theory of William Alonso on location and Land
|Forces on Buildings||Forces of compression and tension, concept of equilibrium forces
and conditions of equilibrium, concept of elasticity, Hooke’s law,
stress strain relationship of tension and compression. shear force
and bending moment.
Components of buildings, Beams and Columns, RCC Structures,
|Introduction of Structural Materials||Brick timber, stone, cement, lime, glass, R.C.C., asbestos, paints and varnishes, fiber Reinforces Plastic (FRP)|
|Principles of Construction of Building Elements||Foundations, footings,, D.P.C., flooring sills, lintel roofing, parapets, coping,
cladding expansion joints, waterproofing of roofs, external well section with detail, beams, column slabs, retaining walls.
|Statistical Methods||Arithmetic mean, median, mode, geometric mean and harmonic
mean; measures of absolute dispersion, range, quartile deviation,
average deviation, standard deviation, skewness and kurtosis.
|Basic Architectural Design
Anthropometries and Layouts of Rooms
|Anthropeimefies, Human Activity and Space Use; Furniture Layout of a room; Building circulation/flow diagrams; Concepts of Space, Form and Function.|
|Architectural Space Standards||lntroduction to Architectural Space Standards, Design of simple
Residential, Commercial, institutional Buildings
|Elements of Economics||Definition and Scope of Economics,
Theory of Demand and Supply, Theory of Firm production
|Air Quality & Solid Waste Management
|Sources and effects of air pollution and solid waste disposal in
cavities, urban industrial processes and land use and transportation
implications in air and solid waste pollution; norms, standards, laws,
organizations and policies in urban air quality control and solid
waste management; examples of best practices.
|Urban Development Plan Context of Regional Plans||Understanding the contents of various types of regional^ plans and
their linkages with higher and lower order plans
||Distinction of constitution and, 74th amendment acts; district planning committees; metropolitan
|Remote Sensing and GIS ( Specialization in Urban and Regional Studies )||Urban and Regional Studies
Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning, Geospatial Technologies for Urban and Regional Area Analysis,
Urban Resources, Services and Facilities Analysis, Advanced Geospatial Technologies for Urban and Regional Studies. Basics of Remote Sensing,
Basics of Photogrammetry and Cartography, Digital image Processing,
Basics of Geographical information System, Statistics and Programming
Preparation Tips for BPSC Assistant Town Planning Supervisor Exam
- Make a plan and stick to it. Avoid procrastination.
- Make notes of important points and formulas.
- Focus more on topics that are tough.
- Set aside a fixed time daily for exam preparation.
- Keep away from all sorts of distractions.
- Revise regularly.
- Read newspapers daily to keep abreast of all the current events.
- Attempt several mock tests.
- Refer previous question papers and make a note of frequently asked questions or topics.
Now that we have got you covered with some of the best books, get hold of them and start your exam preparation at the earliest. Remember it’s a highly competitive exam and not an easy one to crack. So keep practicing until you are confident.
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