PPSC Recruitment 2022 – Apply Online for 119 Assistant District Attorney Posts

PPSC Recruitment

PPSC Recruitment 2022 Punjab Public Service Commission has issued a recruitment notification to fill the posts of Assistant District Attorney under the Department of Home Affairs & Justice, Government of Punjab. Number of Posts advertised in the Official website is 119. Candidates must apply through online mode to apply for the posts of Assistant District Attorney. Candidates who are eagerly waiting to secure a Government Job in the Punjab State can apply for the vacancies under Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC). PPSC Recruitment 2022 – Apply Online for 119 Assistant District Attorney Posts.

PPSC Recruitment 2022 | www.ppsc.gov.in | Apply Online | Assistant District Attorney | 119 Posts | Last Date: 20th May 2022

PPSC Recruitment Selection to the posts of Assistant District Attorney is completely based on their performance in the written test and interview. Candidates who get a good score in the written test are only eligible to appear for interview. Selected candidates should bring all the certificates in support of age, educational qualification, experience for attending the interview process.

PPSC Assistant District Attorney Recruitment 2022 – Overview

Name of the Organization Punjab Public Service Commission
Name of the Post Assistant District Attorney
Official website www.ppsc.gov.in
Selection Procedure Written test, Interview
No. of Posts 119
Last Date 20th May 2022

Eligibility Criteria for PPSC Recruitment 2022

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must possess degree of Bachelor of Law (Professional Degree) of a recognized university or institution or who are Barristers of England or Ireland or are members of Faculty of Advocates of Scotland and are eligible for being enrolled as an Advocate under Advocates Act, 1961, and who have two years experience of practice at the Bar
  • Knowledge of Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent Standard

Age Limit:

Candidates age must be in between 18 to 35 years as on 01-01-2022. Age is relaxable for reserved category candidates.


Selected candidates will get initial pay of Rs. 35,400/- by the recruiting organization.

Selection Procedure:

Candidates to the posts of Assistant District Attorney has been selected based on their performance in the written competitive examination and interview.

Subject Matter No. of Questions Total
Written Competitive examination 120 480

Written Examination Pattern:

Questions will be of Multiple choice questions type. Duration of the examination is 2 hours

S.No. No. of Questions No. of Questions Marks
1. Questions from the Subject (Part A
of Syllabus)
100 400
2. Questions from Logical Reasoning,
Mental ability and General
Knowledge(Part B of Syllabus)
20 80
Total 120 480
  • The question paper will be in English Language only.
  • Each question carries 4 marks and, for each correct answer candidate will get 4 (four) marks.
  • There will be Negative Marking (One Mark for each question) in the written examination for questions wrongly answered i.e. for each incorrect answer, 1 (One) mark will be deducted from the total score
  • To answer a question, the candidate has to find, for each question, the correct answer/ best option.
  • Answer key will be uploaded on the PPSC website (after written examination), and the candidates will be permitted to raise objections (if any). Candidates will be given four days to deliberate before putting up the objections.
  • Unanswered/Un attempted questions will be given no marks. In case, a question is withdrawn, all candidates will be given four (04) marks irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

Syllabus for PPSC Assistant District Attorney Recruitment

Unit-1 – Code of Criminal Procedure
Jurisdiction, Constitution and Powers of Criminal Courts; Public Prosecutor, Superior Police Officers and Aid to Magistrates and the Police; Arrest of Persons and Rights of Arrested Persons; FIR and Commencement of Investigation; Recording of Confession, Remand of Accused, Bail due to Non-Completion of Investigation and Completion of Investigation; Place of Inquiries and Trial; Complaints to Magistrates and Commencement of Proceeding before Magistrate; Charge: Contents of Charge, Effect of Error or Omission in Charge, Alteration or Addition of Charge, Joinder of Charges against Person or Persons, Exceptions to General Rule of Joinder of Charges; Trial before Court of Session; Trial before Magistrate – Warrant Case, Summons Case and Summary Trial; Bail, Anticipatory Bail, Cancellation of Bail, Bail Bonds; Inherent Powers of High Court.

Unit-II – Indian Penal Code
Introduction to Criminal Substantive Law; Definitions; General Explanations; Group Liability and Joint Liability; Punishments; Abetment; Criminal Conspiracy and Offences against the State; Offences Relating to Public Servants; Offences relating to Contempt of Lawful Authority of Public Servants; Offences affecting Public Health, Safety and Morals; Culpable Homicide and Murder; Causing Death by Negligence, Dowry Death, Attempt to Murder and Attempt to commit Suicide; Hurt, Grievous Hurt, Acid Attack; Criminal Force, Assault, Outraging the Modesty of Woman, Voyeurism and Stalking; Rape – its Aggravated Forms and Punishment; Criminal Misappropriation of Property and Criminal Breach of Trust; Receiving of Stolen Property and Cheating.

Unit-III – Indian Evidence Act
Definitions and Statutory Interpretation, May Presume, Shall Presume, Conclusive Proof etc.; Relevancy of Facts: Facts Connected with Facts in Issue; Admissions; Confessions; Dying Declaration and Statement by Persons who cannot be called as witnesses; Relevancy of Judgments; Expert Testimony; Oral Evidence; Documentary Evidence; Presumptions; Exclusion of oral evidence by documentary evidence; Burden of Proof and Onus of Proof; Estoppel; Competence of Witnesses; Privileged Communications; Examination of witnesses; Effect of improper admission and rejection of evidence

Unit-IV – Code of Civil Procedure
Decree, Order, Judgement; Jurisdiction– Lack of Jurisdiction, Irregular Exercise of Jurisdiction; Place of Suing; Doctrine of Res Sub-Judice and Res Judicata; Parties to Suit and Frame of Suit – Joinder, Misjoinder and Non Joinder and Objections as to Misjoinder and Non Joinder; Pleadings and Amendment of Pleadings; Plaint; Written Statement; Summoning of Parties – Issue & Service of Summons; Appearance of Parties – Appearance and Consequences of Non-Appearance; Hearing of the Suit – Framing of Issues, Disposal of Suits at First Hearing and Trial; Arrest Before Judgment, Attachment Before Judgment, Appointment of Receiver; Temporary Injunction and Interlocutory Orders; Commissions – Appointment, Powers, Functions and Commissions at the instance of Foreign Courts; Suits by (or) Against Government (or) Public Officers; Suits by Indigent Persons, Suits Relating to Public Nuisance, Suits Relating to Public Charities; Appeals – First Appeal, Second Appeal, Appeal to Supreme Court; Reference, Review and Revision; General Principles of Execution of Decree and Procedure for Execution; Inherent Powers of Civil Courts; Pleadings and Trial of Commercial Suits in Commercial Courts.

Unit-V – Constitutional Law
Preamble, Preambular Objectives; Nature of Indian Constitution; Federal Features in Constitution of India; Formation of New States and Re-organization of States; Citizenship; Fundamental Rights; Fundamental Duties; Directive Principles of State Policy; Union and State Legislature; Money Bills, Finance Bills and Other Bills; Union and State Executive; Judiciary – Supreme Court, High Courts and Subordinate Judiciary; Appointment and Powers of President and Governor; Pardoning Power; Ordinance Making Power; Union-State Legislative, Administrative and Financial Relations; Freedom of Trade, Commerce and Intercourse; Official Language; Amendment of the Constitution; Special Provisions regarding Legislature and Executive of Union Territories; Elections; Services under the Union and States.

General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning & Mental Ability

(a) General Knowledge & Current Affairs
General Knowledge and Current affairs of National and International importance including:
(i) Economic issues.
(ii) Polity issues.
(iii) Environment issues
(iv) Science and Technology.
(v) Any other current issues.
(vi) (a) History of India with special reference to Indian freedom struggle movement
(b) History of Punjab- 14th century onwards.

(b) Logical Reasoning & Mental Ability
(i) Logical reasoning, analytical and mental ability
(ii) Basic numerical skills, numbers, magnitudes, percentage, numerical relation
(iii) Data analysis, Graphic presentation charts, tables, spreadsheets.

Application Fee:

General category candidates must pay fee of Rs. 1500/-, Rs. 750/- for SC/ ST Category candidates, Rs. 500/- for OBC and EWS Candidates. Fee must be payable through online mode.

How to Apply for PPSC Recruitment 2022?

  • Open the website www.ppsc.gov.in
  • Click on the online application for the posts of Assistant District Attorney
  • Fill all the particulars in the online application carefully at appropriate places.
  • Upload a recent passport size photograph and signature
  • Pay the requisite amount of application fee.
  • Check all the details and submit the application form
  • Take a printout of application form and keep it for future reference.

Important Dates to be noted:

Starting Date for Online Submission: 30th April 2022

Last Date for Online Submission: 20th May 2022

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