Exam Syllabus - Cost Assistant Exam

COST AND WORKS ACCOUNTS (INTERMEDIATE STANDARD)

 

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CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS

a) Meaning definition- Objectives- Scope of cost accounting and its relationship with Financial accounting and Management accounting.- Limitations of financial Accounting b) Difference between Cost and Financial Accounting- Cost and Management Accounting c) Organising for cost determination- Cost entire, Profit Centre, responsibility centre, cost unit d) Ascertainment of Cost-Post costing and concurrent costing e) Classification of Cost f) Elements of costingmaterials cost, labour cost, direct expenses and overheads. g) Preparation of Cost Sheets.

MATERIALS

a) Material management-purchase routine-stores control-function of store keeper. b) Purchase routine-indenting procedures-order level indenting-production planning based indenting calendar indenting-vendor rating and selection-tendering procedure-tender committee formation function and recommendation-purchase order. c) Stores routine-stores indenting receiving and inspection of stores-stock levels maximum, minimum, EOQ recording and damage level d) Perpetual inventory system-physical verification-continuous stock check-slow moving, non moving and obsolete stock ABC,VED,XYZ and insurance items of stores-different classes of materials like raw material, packing material, consumable, spare parts, general hardware stores, tools etc. e) Pricing of issues-FIFO, LIFO, HIFO, Base stock, average stock, simple and weighted average standard price, inflated price and market prices-effects of these methods on inventory valuation and profits. f) Forms and registers-bin card, stock ledger purchase requisition, inspection report, good received note, material issued requisition, verification reports, vendor register, bill of materials, materials specification sheets, tender committee documents, material return note. g) Inventory carrying costs- space, handling, transportation within and without, insurance, storage loss, risk of obsolescence .

EMPLOYEE COST

a) Recruitment procedures and employee records - recording of attendance - recording of job/operation time-idle time, recording and analysise by coses - overtime recording payment and treatment in cost accounts. b) Pay roll procedures - Methods of wage payments- time and price rate- various incentive scheme. c) Booking labour costs by wages rate andcomposing rate- element of labour costs- wages DA,FDA,VDA, overtime, incentive, ESI, PF etc.,- Treatment of bonus and gratuity . d) Labour turn over - recording and assessmentcauses- preventive costs, actual hidden and replacement costs- training and induction cost. e) Production and productivity- Measurement- Productivity improvement programmes - Application of Industrial Engineering- ergonomies.

DIRECT EXPENSES

a) Definition- Nature, collection and tracing to cost unit. b) Treatment of direct statutory expenses like duties and taxes. c) Treatment of royalty, surveyor's fees etc.,

OVERHEADS

a) Nature, classification, Organisation for accumulation of overheads costs, allocation,
apportionment and absorption. b) Basis of allocation- space area, power points, number of employees etc., c) Basis of appointment-secondary distribution-inter dependent and reciprocal series. d) Basis of absorption, labour hour, labour cost, machine hour, materials cost, prime cost and factory cost. e) Classification of overheads production, work, factory or manufacturing overheads- General administration overheads- selling and distribution overhead, fixed variable
and semi-variable overheads. f) Treatment of over or under absorption of overheads- reporting of overhead costsactivity based costing.

COST BOOK- KEEPING

a) Costing accounting records, Ledgers, Cost statements b) Items excluded from cost and normal and abnormal items/cost c) Integral accounts d) Reconciliation of cost accounting records with financial accounts.

METHODS OF COSTING: NATURE OF INDUSTRY BASED

a) Job, batch and contract costing b) Process Costing-normal and abnormal losses, equivalent production- Joint and BY Products c) Operating costing or service costing- Transport, Hotel and Hospital.

COST ACCOUNTING TECHNIQUES

a) Meaning of marginal cost and Marginal Costing b) Absorption costing Vs Marginal Costing c) Break Even Analysis d) Margin of Safety e) Application of Marginal Costing for decision making.

STANDARD COSTING AND VARIANCE ANALYSIS

a) Concept of standard cost and standard costing b) Advantages and Disadvantages c)
Computations of variances relating to Material, Labour and Overheads

BUDGET AND BUDGETARY CONTROL

a) Concepts, Types of Budgets b) Budgetary Control Vs Standard Costing c) Advantages and Limitations d) Preparation of Various Budgets e) Zero Base Budgeting

Other Important Details About Cost Assistant Exam

Educational Qualification

A degree in any branch of Engineering or Technology of any recognised University or The institution under the purview of All India Council for Technical Education AICTE nbsp amp Practical experience in a workshop or factory for a period of

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Age Criteria

Category of Applicants Minimum Age Maximum Age SCs SC A s STs MBCs DCs BCs BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes years No maximum age limit Others Below Years

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Vacancy Details

Name of the post Cost Assistant in Industries and Commerce Department No of Vacancies Scale of Pay Rs - -

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Selection Procedure

Selection will be made in two successive stages Written Examination Oral Test in the form of an interview Final selection will be made on the basis of total marks obtained by the applicants in the Written Examination and Oral Test

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Exam Pattern

nbsp Paper- I Intermediate Standard Cost and Works Accounts Paper - II General Studies Degree standard amp Aptitude and Mental Ability Test SSLC standard nbsp Interview and Records

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Application Form

Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission s Websites nbsp ndash nbsp http www tnpsc gov in One-Time Registration OTR and applicant Dashboard are mandatory before applying for any post Applicant should register only once in the

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Application Fees

Application Fees For One-Time Registration - Rs - Examination Fee - nbsp Rs - Note The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the fee

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Important Dates

Notification Date Last date for submission of application nbsp Last date for payment of fee through Bank Date of Written Examination

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Admit Card

The Hall Tickets for eligible applicants will be made available in the Commission s Website http www tnpsc gov in or http www tnpscexams net or http www tnpscexams in nbsp for downloading the same by applicants No Hall Tickets

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Exam Centers

The examination will be held at Chennai Centre only Centre Code Note i Applicants will be required to appear for the Written Examination Certificate Verification Oral Test at their own expenses ii The Commission reserves the right to increase decrease

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Results

TNPSC has released the below Tentative Timeline for the Recruitment Process for the post of Cost Assistant in Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service Publication of Written Examination results Mar- Certificate Verification Apr- Oral Test Apr- Final Result Apr-

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