Cost Assistant in Industries and commerce department in Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has announced a notification for the post of Cost Assistant in Industries and commerce department in Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service on direct recruitment. Eligible candidates may apply through Online Application reach on before 02.01.2019, Last date for payment of Examination Fee: 04.01.2019, Date of Examination: 02.03.2019. Candidates can view the notification at Official Website  http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/latest-notification.html for more details and can apply through http://tnpscexams.in/.

Cost Assistant 2019 Exam Syllabus

COST AND WORKS ACCOUNTS (INTERMEDIATE STANDARD)

 

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Syllabus

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

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