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Assistant Town Planner Group A Recruitment 2022

Punjab Police Service Commission(PPSC) has announced vacancies for the post of Assistant Town Planner(ATP) in the Department of Punjab Town and Country Planning, Government of Punjab. The notification is released for 19 posts of Assistant Town planner and willing candidates can apply online from the official website i.e. www.ppsc.gov.in. Online applications will be accepted from 27th May 2022 to 16th June 2022. 

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PPSC Assistant Town Planner Recruitment 2022- Overview

Let’s have a quick overview regarding the post of Assistant Town Planner: 

Punjab Police Service Commission(PPSC)

Post Name

Assistant Town Planner(Group A)



Total Vacancies Available


Job Application Mode


Online Application Start Date

27th May 2022

Online Application End Date

16th June 2022

Job Location


Official Website


PPSC Assistant Town Planner Vacancy Details

The category-wise classification of the 19 vacancies for the post of PPSC Town Planner (Group A) is given below: 

Reservation of the posts 

Category Code


Total No. of Posts 

Posts reserved for Women out of the total no. of Posts






General Economically Weaker Section, Punjab




Ex-Serviceman/LDESM, Punjab




Freedom Fighter, Punjab




Sports Person, Punjab




Person with Disability 

76-B: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 76-C: Locomotive Disability 








Scheduled Castes (Others), Punjab




Balmiki/Mazbhi Sikhs, Punjab




Balmiki/Mazbhi Sikhs ESM/LDESM, Punjab




Backward Classes, Punjab







PPSC Assistant Town Planner Important Dates

The important dates for the application process and fee payment for the post of Assistant Town Planner(Group A) are given in the underneath table: 



Starting date of Online Application 

27 May 2022

Last date of Online Application 

16 June 2022(11:59 pm)

Last date of Fee payment 

24 June 2022

Eligibility Criteria

The Essential qualifications and the age required to be eligible for the post of Assistant Town Planner(Group A) are given below: 

  • Essential Qualifications

Candidates possessing the below-mentioned qualifications can apply for the post of PPSC Assistant Town Planner(Group A): 

1. The candidate should possess a Bachelor's Degree in Planning or its equivalent from a recognized university or institution, or the candidate must possess a higher qualification in the same discipline from a recognized university or institution.

2. The candidate must have passed Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent Standard.

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  • Age Limit

 Any candidate willing to apply for the post of PPSC Assistant town planner must not be less than 18 years and must not be more than 37 years of age. The candidate’s age will be considered from 01/01/2022.  Apart from it, there is age relaxation for some reserved categories. 

Fee Details

Fee Details for different categories are mentioned in the underneath table: 


Online Application Fee

Examination Fee


Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab State only. 

Rs 500

Rs. 250

Rs. 750

Ex-Serviceman of Punjab state only 

Rs 500

No Fee to be paid

Rs. 500

Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Lineal Descendants of Ex-Serviceman (LDESM) Punjab 

Rs 500

No Fee to be paid

Rs. 500

All Other Categories i.e., General, Sports Persons of Punjab and Wards of Freedom Fighters, Punjab. 

Rs 500

Rs. 1000

Rs. 1500

Selection Procedure

Candidates applying for the post of PPSC Assistant town planner(Group A) need to sail through 2 phases of the screening test. The selection procedure is mentioned in the following table: 

Subject Matter

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Written Competitive Examination









Exam Pattern for Written Examination 

The written competitive exam for the post of Assistant Town Planner(Group A)will be conducted in an offline mode and there will be a total of 120 questions. The exam duration will be 2 hours. Each question carries 4 marks and there will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer. Here is the exam pattern for the written competitive exam:

Sr. No. 


No. of Questions

Marks (Each Question carries 4 marks)

Type of Questions


Questions from the Subject(Part A of Syllabus)



MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)


Questions from General Knowledge Logical Reasoning and Mental ability (Part B of Syllabus)







PPSC Assistant Town Planner Exam Syllabus 2022

The exam syllabus for Part A and Part B of the PPSC Assistant Town planner written competitive exam is given below: 

Part A of the Syllabus 



History of Town planning

  • Principles of town Planning, Town planning in ancient India, Indus valley Civilization, medieval period, necessity of town planning, growth and forms of towns, site selection for an ideal town, urbanization and, industrialization and its effects on town planning.

  • Contribution of planners, Lewis Mumford, Patrick Geddes, Peter Hall, Le Corbusier, Tony Garnier, Ebenezer Howard.

  • Theories of urbanization including Concentric Zone Theory, Sector Theory, Multiple Nuclei Theory and other latest theories.

Basic Planning Concepts

  • Theories governing the Urban Land use Planning.

  • Theories governing the Urban Land use Planning.

  • Transportation studies like Origin & Destination.

  • Industrial Location & Impact assessment..

  • Environmental study & EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment).

  • Density gradient / distribution for carrying capacity analysis in relation to utilities and services.

  • Urban design considerations in Urban planning theory and practice. 

Planning Techniques

  • Physical surveys and Socio-economic surveys

  • Methods adopted for collection of data for development and redevelopment of residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas.

  • Land use classification/coding.

  • Techniques of preparing base maps, regional, city, zone, local area plans.

  • UDPFI guidelines, zoning regulations and development controls.

  • Inclusive planning and sustainable development.

  • Emerging Concepts: Global City, inclusive city, Safe city etc. City of the future, future of the city; shadow cities, divided cities; Models of planning: Advocacy and Pluralism in Planning; Systems approach to planning: rationalistic and incremental approaches, mixed scanning and middle range planning, advocacy planning and action planning, equity planning.

Planning process

  • Master Plan, Development plan, structure plans, local plans, district plans, sector plans, local area plans, and regional plans.

  • Social research techniques: social survey land use survey, physical survey, building use, density, age of building, application aerial/remote sensing/GIS.

  • National policies affecting urban settlement planning.

Socio-economic Planning

  • Nature and scope of sociology- concepts and methods.

  • Man & environment- community and settlements, urban sociology-tradition and modernity.

  • Social problems of slums and housing.

  • Basics of economics - economic and human settlements concepts of economic and economic growth-demand and supply-production economic markets.

Master planning and Zoning

  • Objects and necessity of Master plan

  • Stages in preparation of master plan

  • Principles of zoning

  • Objects and importance of zoning  

  • Development control regulations  

  • Site plans /area plans  

  • Physical and social infrastructure

Slum and re-development of existing towns

  • Causes, growth, characteristics, effects of slums

  • Slum clearance and rehabilitation  

  • Compensation for slum clearance  

  • Urban renewal


  • Housing policies

  • Housing as social security, safety, crime and insecurity, deprivation and social vulnerability, gender issues, housing and the elderly.

  • Understanding housing as an important land use component of city plan/master plan, considerations for carrying out city level housing studies, projections, land use provisions .

  • Housing and area planning standards net residential density and gross residential density, development controls and building byelaws.

  • Different types of housing Agencies involved in housing.

  • Different categories of houses HUDCO norms, requirements and classification of residential buildings.

  • Fundamentals of Development Control Norms / Regulations, ECBC Norms and GRIHA relating systems, concepts behind development of area specific byelaws.

Housing and Community Planning

  • Housing as social security.

  • Role of housing in development of family and community well being.

  • Safety, crime and insecurity.

  • Deprivation and social vulnerability, Gender issues.

  • Housing and the elderly.

  • Approaches to neighborhood living in traditional and contemporary societies, elements of neighborhood structure, Planning and design criteria for modern neighborhoods, norms and criteria for area distribution, housing and area planning.

Industrial and Infrastructure planning

  • Classification of industries, Selection of site/location for industries.

  • Industrial waste and treatment.

  • Planning of urban network and services.

  • Infrastructure systems.

  • Issues related to centralized city water supply and decentralized systems.

  • Waste generation, Waste water disposal system including storm water drainage system.

  • Solid waste disposal and management.

  • Planning for fire protection.

.Resource Assessment

  • Land - topographic analysis.

  • Water - quality standards.

  • Air and Noise - quality standards.

  • Biodiversity - basics of flora and fauna diversity.

  • Methods of addressing environmental quality. 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment – an introduction.

  • EIA notification as related to human settlement planning.


  • Concepts, sources, terminologies, significance of law and its relationship to Urban Planning; Indian Constitution: concept and contents; 73rd and 74th Constitution Amendment Act.

  • Evolution; An overview of legal tools connected with Urban Planning and Development, Land Acquisition Act.

  • Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act.

  • Procedures for preparation and implementation of Regional Plans, Master Plans and Town Planning Schemes.

Part B of the Syllabus

General Knowledge

  • Current Events of State, National and International Importance.

  • Personalities in News.

  • Games, Sports and Multimedia.

  • Economic issues. 

  • Polity issues.

  • Environment issues.

  • Science and Technology. 

  • History of India with special reference to Indian freedom struggle movement,  History of Punjab- 14th century onwards. Science, Technology Environment in ContemporaryContext.

  • Indian Art, Literature and Culture.

  • Information and Computer Technology (ICT) —

  1. ICT: Advantages, disadvantages and uses.

  2. Basic of Internet and Its applications.

  3.  Developments in Educational Technology

  • Any other current issues. 

Logical Reasoning and Mental Ability

  • Logical reasoning, analytical and mental ability.

  •  Basic numerical skills; numbers, magnitudes, percentages, numerical relation appreciation.

  •  Data analysis; Graphic presentations, charts, tables, spreadsheets.

Initial Pay Scale

Candidates selected for the post of Assistant Town Planner(Group A) will get an initial pay of Rs. 47,600. 

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How to Apply

The eligible candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Town Planner(Group-A) online by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website i.e ppsc.gov.in and click on the application link. 

Step 2: Fill out the application form and enter the required details carefully. 

Step 3: Upload the essential documents such as passport size photograph, signature etc. 

Step 4: Pay the online fee. 

Step 5: Once done, print the application form for future reference.

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