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 Senior Law Officer (Post Code 01) and Junior Law Officer (Post Code 09)
 Constitution of India,
 The Delhi Development Act, 1957 with the Rules and Regulations framed under the Act
 Transfer of Property Act, 1882
 Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 as amended up to date.
 Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985
 Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
 Consumer Protection Act, 1986
 Contract, 1872
 Evidence Act, 1872
 Hindu Succession Act, 1956
 Indian Succession Act
 Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and
Resettlement Act, 2013
 Right to Information Act, 2005
 Registration Act, 1908
 Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971
 Delhi Co-operative Societies Act, 2003 with Rules
 Delhi Apartment Ownership Act, 1986
 Industrial Dispute Act, 1947
 Limitation Act, 1963
 Competition Act, 2002
 Criminal Procedure Code 1973 as amended up to date
 The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016
Part-II To measure candidate’s reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and proficiency in English
and General Awareness
a) Test of Reasoning
b) Test of Quantitative Aptitude
c) Test of General Awareness and
d) Test of English Language
 Deputy Director (Planning) (Post Code 02) and Assistant Director
(Planning) (Post Code 04)
(i) Basic concepts of urban planning and Architecture, Planning Legislation and GIS.

Section 1: Architecture
Elements, construction, architectural styles and examples of different periods of Indian and Western History of Architecture; Oriental, Vernacular and Traditional architecture; Architectural developments since Industrial Revolution; Influence of modern art on architecture; Art nouveau, Eclecticism, International styles, Post Modernism, Deconstruction in architecture; Recent trends in Contemporary Architecture; Works of renowned national and international architects.

Section 2: Environmental Planning and Design
Ecosystem- natural and man-made ecosystems; Ecological principles Concepts of Environmental Impact Analysis; Environmental considerations in planning and design; database for incorporation of environmental concerns in planning analysis, land suitability analysis, thermal comfort, ventilation and air movement; Principles of lighting and illumination; Climate responsive design; Solar architecture; Principles of architectural acoustics; Green Building Concepts and Rating; ECBC; Building Performance Simulation and Evaluation; Environmental pollution- types, cause, controls and abatement strategies.

Section 3: Urban Planning and Housing
Urban Planning and Housing Planning process; Types of plans – Master Plan, City Development Plan,
Structure Plan, Zonal Plan, Action Area Plan, Town Planning Scheme, Regional Plan; Salient concepts, theories and principles of urban planning; Sustainable urban development; Emerging concepts of cities – Eco-City, Smart City, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), SEZ, SRZ NIMZ, Corridor planning prevailing at national level i.e. WDFC, EDFC etc. Housing; Concepts, principles and examples of neighborhood; Housing typologies; Slums; Affordable Housing; Housing for special areas and needs; Residential densities; Standards for housing and community facilities; National Housing Policies, Programs and Schemes.

Section 4: Planning Techniques and Management
Tools and techniques of Surveys – Physical, Topographical, Land use and Socioeconomic Surveys; Methods of non-spatial and spatial data analysis; Graphic presentation of spatial data; Application of G.I.S and Remote Sensing techniques in urban and regional planning; Decision support system and Land Information System. Urban Economics; Law of demand and supply of land and its use in planning; Social, Economical and environmental cost benefit analysis; Techniques of financial appraisal; Management of Infrastructure Projects; Development guidelines such as URDPFI..

Section 5: Services, Infrastructure and Transportation
Urban infrastructure- Transportation, Water Supply, Sewerage, Drainage, Solid Waste Management,
Electricity and Communications, Process and Principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering; Road capacity; Traffic survey method; Traffic flow characteristics; Traffic analyses and design considerations; Travel
demand forecasting; Land use transportation – urban from inter-relationships; Design of roads, intersections/ grade separates and parking areas, Hierarchy of roads and level of service; Traffic and transport management and control in urban areas; Mass transportation planning; Para-transits and other modes of transportations Pedestrian and slow moving traffic planning; Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Section 6: Planning Legislation and GIS
Planning legislation will include acts and legislation related to development management and maintenance of Delhi and other towns of NCR, municipal corporation and local bodies, Land Acquisition Act, PPP etc. Local self- Governance.
(ii) Planning issues related to Delhi, NCR & initiatives of other metropolitan cities in India will include major problems and policy practices and innovative methodology and best practices.
(iii) Delhi Development Act, (DD Act), 1957 will include all sections and provisions of the act.
(iv) Master plan of Delhi 1962-2021 will include provisions, strategies and master plan proposals as per documents published from time to time.
(v) Unified building byelaws, 2016 will include all sections and chapters of building byelaws as
approved and notified by Government of India from time to time.

Part-II To measure candidate’s reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and proficiency in English
and General Awareness
a) Test of Reasoning
b) Test of Quantitative Aptitude
c) Test of General Awareness and
d) Test of English Language

Deputy Director (Architect) (Post Code 03)
 Design of an institutional/ educational building.
 Design of a housing.
 Design of a commercial/cultural/recreational building (office/ institutional complex, shopping
arcade etc.)
 Design of a service oriented building (large hotel, hospital etc.)

 PVC as a material.
 PVC sections.
 PVC doors and windows/ aluminum doors and windows.
 Aluminum Cladding.
 Different cladding materials lie aluco-bond etc.
 Complete working drawings of a project.
 Foundation plans.
 All floor plans.
 All elevations.
 Necessary sections.
 Joinery details.
 Kitchen details.
 Toilet details.
 Staircase details.
 Wardrobe details.
 Service layout.
 Modern Formwork techniques in steel, lift slab construction and slip form formwork and formwork of special profiles.
 Prefabrication using priestesses and post stressed RCC and post stressed RCC joints in
prefabrication, construction details of typical RC wall in PreFeb mode.
 Expansion joints and constructions joints.
 Water proofing constructions details and basement construction.
 Construction details of energy efficient buildings.
 Construction details including insulation, drainage materials and construction system of large span structures.
 Advance building material and their properties.
 Curtain walls and their detailing.
 Partition details and design, paneling design and details, staircase design and details.

 Urban design vocabulary.
 Elements of urban design.
 History of urban design.
 Urban spaces.
 Circulations: intercity/ intra-city urban.
 Visual surveys.
 Building typology and its impact on urban form.
 Physical and on physical determinants of city form patterns.
 Urban design tools.
 Principles and techniques of urban design, legislations related to urban design.

 Design of steel beams.
 Design of built-up girders.
 Design of steel columns, long and short, built-up.
 Column bases slabs, grillage, gusted.
 Steel joints.
 Theory and design of steel frames.
 Analyze of the structure of a previous design (preferably an appropriate part of the housing).
 Calculation of the structural component of the selected design.
 Preparing structural drawings for the selected design.
 Bulk active structures.
 Form active structures.
 Surface active structure.
 Vector active structure.

 Terminology in acoustics.
 Behavior of sound.
 Acoustical defects and their solutions.
 Acoustics material.
 Principles of good acoustical design for different building types.
 Noise.
 Fire- fighting first resistant rating.
 Fire resisting materials.
 Fire protection equipment.
 NBC standard for firefighting.
 Human comforts conditions.
 Natural and mechanical ventilations.
 Air-conditioning principles, systems and methods.
 Architectural interventions in air-conditioned buildings, study of material (interior) for air conditioned spaces.
 Types and layout of centrally air-conditioning system.
 Lift location, systems, sizes equipment spatial requirement.
 Escalators location, equipment.

 Industrial revolution and its architectural implications.
 19th century Neo classicism in Europe and America.
 Development of Architecture in Victorian England.
 Technology of iron and steel.
 Town planning trends in Europe.
 Rise of the idea of Expositions.
 Birth of the American Skyscraper
 Alternate trends in late 19th and early 20th century in Europe
 Early modernism.
 Post war decades: The international Styles.
 Alternatives of the international styles.
 Late modernism
 Sick Tech. Architecture.
 Post Modernism.
 Neo Modernism.
 Post-independence Architecture.
 The arrival of modernism
 Rediscovering our Roots.
 Current trends in Indian Architecture.
 Exploring regionalism in Indian architecture.
 Culture of colonialism and British response to Indian context.
 Early British Architecture.
 Birth of Indo Saracenic Style.
 Classical Revival and building of New Delhi.
 Early India.
 Hinduism and evolution of the temple.
 Arrival of Muslims and urbanization.
 British Imperial Colonialism and India.
 A new capital for Punjab.
 Going back to roots.
 Indian vernaculars.
 Role of Vasstushastra in contemporary Indian Architecture.
 Current trends in Indian Architecture.
 Architecture without Architects.

 Importance and estimating costing
 Costing and valuation, different types of estimates
 Thumb rules used in estimating
 Methods of preparing BQQ, long wall, short wall method
 Centre line method
 BQQ for journey works
 Quantity estimation for finished
 Principles of economics in building planning
 Price rise mechanism in tenders.
 Abstracts of cost of estimate of project
 Valuation forms of tenders in building civil works.
 Analysis of rates for various building works.

 (Building bye laws professional practice, office management, project management)
 Study of building bye laws and study of national building code.
 Study of building Bye Laws of Chandigarh and Delhi
 Submission drawings – study and requirements.
 Architect’s Act 1972, Council of Architecture, norms and standards regarding fees and scale of charges.
 Architectural office administration
 Office correspondence filling and record keeping.
 Dealing with different personnel
 Legal responsibilities and ethics
 Architectural competitions
 Notice inviting tenders, tender documents agreement contract
 Professional practice: Negotiation arbitration, arbitrator its advantages/ disadvantages, billing, accounting.
 Project management.
 Site organizations and networking techniques
 Time analysis, CPM PERT
 Value engineering man power and labour laws.
 Basis accounts techniques and book keeping.

 Writing specifications of
 Excavations
 Earthwork
 Foundations
 Damp proof courses
 Brick masonry
 Concerting
 Flooring
 Timber doors and windows
 Metal doors and windows
 Painting and other finishes
 Sanitary fittings and fixtures
 Electrical wiring and fixtures
 Specifications as part of the tender documents.

 Research in architecture, construction technology and allied areas
 Scientific methods with special emphasis on architectural research
 Data collection, compiling and analysis
 Evaluation
 Report writing
 Presentation techniques and methodologies
 Introduction to architectural thesis
 Preparation of synopsis

 Study of office practices
 Office administration accounting building bye laws
 Tendering
 Contracts and arbitration
 Valuation
 Professional conduct and ethics
 Architects Act 1972
 Role of COA, IIA and UIA
 Implementing a building contract.

 History of interior design
 Theory of interior design
 Study of constrains affective interior designs
 Art in Interior Design
 Furniture and Furnishings
 Case studies
 Principles of aesthetic composition in interiors
 Interiors design in history
 Constrains of unction on different interiors
 Color in interior design
 Natural and artificial lighting in interiors
 Built in furniture
 Furnishing and paneling materials and types of movable furniture
 Interior design accessories and decorative elements
 Building material for interior finishes
 Electrical wiring and fixtures, material and methods.

 Definition and vocabulary
 Housing scenario in the context of the national and the state.
 Hosing surveys.
 National housing
 Hosing sites and planning
 Architectural design of various types of housing.
 Ownership types, cooperatives
 Factors influencing land value.
 Housing finance
 Slums
 Housing construction technology
 Housing physical infrastructure
 Housing legislation.

 Ecological impact of buildings.
 Sustainable methods of construction
 Green building Councils.
 Green features in buildings
 Greening the city

 Understanding of physical, social and economic parameters for regional planning.
 Relationship of Macro-Planning and Micro-Planning
 Relationship for regional planning with national level planning development of new towns/ cities.
 Redevelopments of new towns/ cities.
 Redevelopments and expansion of existing towns.
 Implementation of regional plans.
 Methods of making future projects.
 Over-lay methods of developing regional plans.

 Introduction, history of conservation, modern movement in architecture and its association with conservation movement in architecture and its association with conservation movement prominent debates associated with conservation, – SPAB and violet-Le-ducs contribution and approach towards.
 Various definitions: Heritage, culture, historicity, historic/ Historical building, monument, authenticity, historic site, building fabric, setting of a monument conservation, restoration, repair reconstruction maintenance, refurbishment, adaptive reuse architecture in conservation new buildings in historic settings. Abbreviation: ICC ROM, ICOMOS, SPAB, ASI, ITTACH.
 Values in conservation, ethics of conservation, degrees of intervention
 Charters for conservation of historic properties: chargers of Athens, Venice, Burra and Nara.
 Conservations in India, Role of agencies like the archeological survey of India (ASI) and the Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage (INTACH) various laws and act associated with the conservation in India.
 Listing a historic site (building and its setting) documentation, equipment after recording; types of recording principle and procedure for recording ICOMDS guidelines for recording historic structures.
 Structural appraisal: Causes of decay and damage to structures, causes and interpretation of structural problems methods of recording structure defects.
 Causes of deterioration of historic buildings.
 Monitoring a historic structure, techniques of monitoring interpretation and preservation of observations.
 Approach to case and maintenance of historic building principles of repair.

 Maintenance defined. Need and importance of building maintenance its economic and social significance.
 Categories of maintenance.
 Planned maintenance: Preventive maintenance, running caretaker maintenance, PWD pattern of maintenance; A/R and S/R maintenance cycles. Maintenance profiles.
 Maintenance Generators
 Climatic conditions; usages: defects in original design/ construction changing standards and tastes
 Maintenance standards.
 Determinants of maintenance standards, Statutory standards. Building bye laws and Acts. Legislatives controls. Buildings and housing Acts. Directive Principles Act.
 Organizing Maintenance
 Managing maintenance. Financing and budgeting for maintenance Understanding technology and techniques involved in maintenance. Execution of maintenance work, Controlling costs.
 Information systems in maintenance.
 Inspections: annual periodical; special, Check- Lists pro-forma
 Creating Data-Base for maintenance
 Maintaining building registers; inventories; inspection reports records; user complaints. Building in danger.
 Understanding building defects and ailments.
 Examining symptoms of various types and patterns of building diseases and ailments; structural, non-structural; finishing’s stains; services; leakage dampness; corrosion protection; sulphate attack on metal.
 Diagnosing and determining causes. Prescribing effective remedial action

 Use of energy in buildings.
 Conserving energy
 Solar passive and solar active systems
 Wind energy
 Biomass energy
 Recycling of waste
 Intelligent building systems.

Part-II : To measure candidate’s reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and proficiency in English
and General Awareness
a) Test of Reasoning
b) Test of Quantitative Aptitude
c) Test of General Awareness and
d) Test of English Language

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