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PPSC Planning Officer Recruitment 2022

Punjab Public Service Commission has released an official notification for the recruitment process for the post of Planning Officer. Total 7 vacancies have been announced by PPSC. Candidates can apply for the post of PPSC Planning Officer (Group-A ) from 19 May 2022 to 08 June 2022 till 11:59 pm. 

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Here are some important exam highlights for the post of the PPSC Planning Officer (Group-A): 

Punjab Police Service Commission(PPSC)

Post Name

Planning Officer(Group-A)



Total Vacancies Available


Job Application Mode


Online Application Start Date

19th May 2022

Online Application End Date

08th June 2022

Job Location


Official Website


Vacancy Details 

PPSC has declared to conduct the recruitment process of a total 7 posts of the Planning Officer(Group-A). From the total number of vacancies, 2 are reserved for women. 


Total vacancies 

Vacancies for women 

Planning Officer(Group-A) 



Reservation Of The Posts

The different number of vacancies are announced for candidates belonging to different categories. Here are vacancy details of individual categories:


Total no. of posts 

Posts reserved for women out of the total no. of posts







Freedom Fighter, Punjab



Sports Person, Punjab 



Person with disability, Locomotive disability 



Backward classes, Punjab 






Important Dates

The important dates to apply for the post of Planning Officer(Group-A) and the last date of fee submission are mentioned in the underneath table: 



Starting date of Online Application 

19 May 2022

Last date of Online Application 

08 June 2022(11:59pm)

Last date of Fee payment 

18 June 2022

Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates willing to apply for the post of Planning Officer(Group-A) must fulfill the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Town and Country Planning or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from a recognized institute or university. 

  • Candidates must have passed matriculation with Punjabi as one of the compulsory or elective subjects.  

  • Candidates should not be below 18 years and above 37 years. 

All Punjab Centres

Application Fee

Candidates from different categories need to pay the online application fee as per the details given in the below-mentioned table: 


Online Application charges 

Examination fee


Scheduled castes/Scheduled tribes of all states and Backward classes of Punjab state only 

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 250/-

Rs. 750/-

Ex-servicemen of Punjab state only 

Rs. 500/- 

No Fee to be paid

Rs. 500/-

Economically weaker section (EWS), Persons with Disabilities(PWD) and Lineal Descendants of Ex-servicemen(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 Fighter, Punjab 

Rs. 500/- 

Rs. 1000/-

Rs. 1500/-

Selection Procedure 

Candidates preparing for the PPSC Planning Officer(Group-A) exam must know the selection procedure. The selection criteria for the post of Planning Officer(Group-A)  is given below: 


Number of Questions

Total Marks

Written Competitive Examination






Total Marks



PPSC Planning Officer(Group-A) Exam Pattern 2022

The written exam for the post of Planning Officer will be conducted in offline mode and 120 objective type questions will be asked from two parts of the syllabus(Part A and Part B). The exam pattern for the written competitive exam for the post of Planning Officer(Group-A) is given in the underneath table: 


No. of Questions

Marks (Each Question carries 4 marks) Type of Questions

Questions from the Subject (Part A of the Syllabus)



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



Total marks



PPSC Planning Officer(Group-A) Syllabus 2022

The exam syllabus of individual parts for the post of PPSC Planning Officer(Group-A) is mentioned below: 

PPSC Planning Officer(Group-A) Part A Syllabus 2022



Architecture and Design

Anthropometrics, Site planning, Circulation- horizontal and vertical, Space Standards, Building Codes, National Building Code, Architectural styles and examples of different periods of Indian and Western History of Architecture, Recent trends in Contemporary Architecture; Works of renowned national and international architects.

Building Materials, Technology, Construction and Management

Properties, constituents of different building materials viz. mud, timber, bamboo, brick, concrete, steel, glass, FRP, AAC, different polymers, composites, Building construction techniques, methods and details, Building systems and prefabrication of building elements, Estimation, Specifications, Valuation, Professional practice, Construction planning and equipment, Project management techniques e.g. PERT, CPM etc.

Structural Design

Principles of strength of materials, Structural elements in RCC & Steel, Structural systems in RCC and Steel, Principles and design of disaster resistant structures.

Climate and Landscape Design

Ecological principles, Concepts of Environmental Impact Analysis, Thermal comfort, ventilation and air movement, Climate responsive design, Architectural acoustics, Green Buildings - Rating; ECBC, Environmental pollution- types, causes, controls and abatement strategies.

Urban Design

Concepts and theories of urban design, Urban design interventions for sustainable development and transportation, Historical and modern examples of urban design, Elements of urban built environment – urban form, spaces, structure, pattern, fabric, texture, grain etc, Principles, tools and techniques of urban design, Urban renewal and conservation, Development controls – FAR, densities and building byelaws.

Building Services

Building Services: Water supply, Sewerage and drainage systems, Sanitary fittings and fixtures, Plumbing systems, Principles of lighting and illumination, Elevators and Escalators, Air-Conditioning systems, Fire fighting Systems, Building Safety and Security systems.

Planning Theory and History

Evolution of Settlements, Study of Evolution, Human settlements as an expression of civilization, Basic elements of the city, concepts of space, time, scale of cities, Town Planning in ancient India medieval, renaissance, industrial and postindustrial cities, Contribution of individuals to city planning, Lewis Mumford, Patrick Geddes, Peter Hall, Le Corbusier, Tony Garnier, Ebenezer Howard, Definitions of town and country planning, Orthodoxies of Planning,

sustainability and rationality in planning, components of sustainable urban and

regional development, Theories of urbanization including Concentric Zone Theory, Sector Theory, Multiple Nuclei Theory and other latest theories, 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 Techniques

Physical surveys and Socio-economic surveys, Survey techniques, etc, Land use classification/coding, Techniques of preparing base maps, regional, city, zone, local area plans, UDPFI guidelines, zoning regulations and development controls.

Transport Planning

Role of transport, types of transport systems, problems and mobility issues, Urban form and Transport patterns, land use, Hierarchy, capacity and geometric design elements of roads and intersections, Basic principles of Transport infrastructure design, Traffic and transportation surveys and studies, traffic characteristics, Urban transport planning process-stages, Mobility planning, Transport, environment and safety issues,Traffic Management.

Housing and Community Planning

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, Suitability of land for housing stress identification, projecting housing requirements, calculating housing shortages, housing allocation, 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 standards net residential density and gross residential density, development controls and building byelaws, UDPFI guidelines, NBC provisions, Emerging concepts of cities - Eco-City, Smart City, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), SEZ, SRZ etc.

Environmental Planning

UN/International Conferences/Conventions, Environmental Concerns of human settlements, Environmental surveys-Methods of data collection, interview techniques, analysis, Techniques of resource protection and conservation, Resources type, scale, inventory, Topographic analysis, Water quality, Air and Noise, Biodiversity, Methods of addressing environmental quality, Environmental Impact Assessment

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, Social and spatial structure, Basics of economics - economic and human settlements concepts of economic and economic growth-demand and supply-production economic-markets, Population studies – demography, Methods of population forecasts and projections.

Planning for Infrastructure

Planning of urban network and services, Infrastructure systems, Resource analysis, 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

Legal issues and Professional practice

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, Aims and objectives of professional Institutes, sister bodies, professional role and responsibility of planning consultants, professional ethics, code of conduct and scale of professional charges.

PPSC Planning Officer(Group-A) Part B Syllabus 2022



General Knowledge

Current Events of State, National and International Importance,  Personalities in News, Games, Sports and Multimedia,  Science & Technology and Environmental issues,  Indian Polity, History, Economy and Geography, History of Punjab-14th Century onwards,  India History and National Movement,  Indian Art, Literature andCulture, 

Information and Computer Technology (ICT) —

(a) ICT: Advantages, disadvantages and uses.

(b) Basic of Internet and Its applications.

(c) Developments in Educational Technology.

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

The initial pay scale for the post of Planning Officer(Group-A) is 47,600. 

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How To Apply 

Step 1: Candidates aiming to apply for the post of Planning Officer(Group-A) Exam can visit the official website of the Punjab Public Service Commission i.e. ppsc.gov.in.  

Step 2: Click on the application link, fill up the form with all the required details. 

Step 3: Submit the scanned copy of the required documents. 

Step 4: Pay the online application fees. 

Step 5: Once done, make sure to take the printout of your application form. 

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