UPSC Advt No 51/2016 for 60 Asst Director, Architect & Deputy Architect Posts

UPSC Advt 51/ 2016 Recruitment Jan 2016: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has published notification for recruitment of 60 Assistant Director, Assistant Architect, Architect vacancies. Intrested and eligible candidates have to apply online on or before the date 04-feb-2016 by 23:59 hrs.

About Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The Union Public Service Commission  is India’s central agency  which have authority to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Indian Forest Service examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination.The authority to the agency is granted by the Constitution of India. Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the constitution, titled as Services Under the Union and the States, provide for a Public Service Commission for the Union and for each state. The UPSC exam is one of the toughest examinations in India with success rate of 0.1%-0.3%.

 UPSC Vacancy Details:

Total No. of Posts: 60
Name of the Posts:

  1. Assistant Director (Cost): 24 Posts
  2. Assistant Architect (Ministry/ Department of Health & Family Welfare): 01 Posts
  3. Deputy Architect in CPWD: 13 Posts
  4. Assistant Architect in CPWD: 22 Posts

Syllabus & Pattern of Online TEST CBRT.

Scheme and syllabus for the CBRT for the posts of Assistant Director (Cost) is as under:-

Scheme of the CBRT:

  • The test will be of two hours duration and will carry a maximum of 100 marks and the medium of the question paper will be English
  • The test will be objective type questions with multiple choice answers.
  • There will be penalty for wrong answers. Every wrong answer will carry a deduction of one-third of the marks assigned to that question. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.

Syllabus of the Combined CBRT:

It comprises of the following areas:-

  1. Cost Audit under Companies Act
  2. Cost Accounting Records Rules under Companies Act
  3. Costs, Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
  4. Pricing Decision
  5. Budgetary Control
  6. Financial Statement Analysis
  7. Costing Methods
  8. Marginal Costing
  9. Standard Costing
  10. Material Management
  11. Decision Making
  12. Capital Budgeting
  13. Enterprise Resource Planning
  14. Project Management Techniques
  15. Cost Accounting Standard
  16. Emerging concepts in Cost and Management Accounting

Weightage: Written Test and Interview may carry a 50:50 Weightage for those candidates shortlisted out of the Written Test and those who qualify in the interview.

Scheme and syllabus for the Combined CBRT for the posts of Deputy Architect and Assistant Architect is as under :-

  1. Scheme of the Combine CBRT:
  2. The test will be of two hours duration and will carry a maximum of 300 marks.
  3. The test will be objective type questions with multiple choices of answer.
  4. The medium of the Test will be English only.
  5. There will be penalty for wrong answers. Every wrong answer will carry a deduction of one-third of the marks assigned to that question. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.
  6. Syllabus of the Combined CBRT:

It comprises of the following broad areas:

  1. Architectural Design
  2. Basic Design & Visual Arts
  3. Computer Applications in Architecture
  4. Climatology
  5. Theory of Architecture
  6. Acoustics
  7. Contemporary Architecture
  8. Estimating & Costing
  9. Physical Planning
  10. Professional Practice
  11. Interior Design
  12. Landscape Architecture
  13. Earthquake Resistant Structure
  14. Urban Design
  15. Construction Management
  16. Ecology & Environment
  17. Housing
  18. Conservation
  19. Building Automation Systems
  20. National Building Codes
  • Weightage:

CBRT and the Interview may carry a 75: 25 weight-age for those candidates short-listed out of the Written Test and those who qualify in the interview.

Minimum Qualification Required:

The candidates should have completed Qualifications recognized for enrolment in the Register of Members of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for post 1, Degree in Architecture of a recognized University or equivalent for post 2, 3, 4.The candidates age limit should be 35 years for post 1, 3, 30 years for post 2, 4 as on the last date for submission of online application. Age relaxation is applicable for the reserved categories as per rules.

Selection Process:

The candidates selection will be made  Computer Based Recruitment Test (CBRT) followed by interview.

How to Apply and Application Fee :

Interested and eligible candidates may apply online through the official website www.upsconline.nic.in on or before 04-02-2016 by 23:59 hrs and take the printout of online application on or before 05-02-2016 by 23:59 hrs.The candidates have to pay Rs. 25/- as examination fee in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of the SBI or by using visa/ master credit/ debit card.No fee for SC/ ST/ PH/ Women candidates

Important Dates:

Last Date to Apply Online: 04-feb-2016 by 23:59 hrs.
Last Date to take Printout of Application: 05-feb-2016 by 23:59 hrs.

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