PART 1 :- GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
PART 2 :- GENERAL ENGLISH
PART 3 :- QUESTIONS BASED ON EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
DETAILS OF NOTIFICATION
NAME OF POST :- ASSISTANT PUBLIC PROSECUTOR GRADE -II
DEPARTMENT :- KERALA STATE ASSISTANT PUBLIC PROSECUTOR'S SERVICE
Category No:- 326/2017
DETAILS OF SYLLABUSPart I
General Knowledge including Current Affairs with special reference to Indian National Movement and Renaissance in Kerala
Salient features of the Constitution
Preamble – Its significance and its place in the interpretation of the Constitution. Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Relation between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles – Fundamental Duties. Executive – Legislature – Judiciary – Both at Union and State Level – Other Constitutional Authorities. Centre-State Relations – Legislative – Administrative and Financial. Services under the Union and the States. Emergency Provisions.Amendment Provisions of the Constitution.
Definitions – Criminal Courts – Constitution and Powers – Arrest – Processes –Search – Reciprocal arrangements for assistance – Recording of Confession –Investigation – Jurisdiction as to inquiry and trial – Cognizance of Offences –Complaint to Magistrate – Compounding and Withdrawal – Plea bargaining –Transfer of Criminal Cases – Bail and Bonds – Limitation – Charge.
Trial of Summons Case and Warrant Case – Summary Trial – Mode of Taking and recording evidence – Batta – Rule against double jeopardy – Accomplice and Approver – Procedure when accused an unsound person – Committal Proceedings – Procedure in the case of offences affecting administration of justice – Judgment, appeal, Revision and Reference – Execution, Remission and Commutation of sentences – Levy and recovery of fine – Disposal of Property – Compensation, code of criminal procedure 1973. Absconding Accused – Remand – Notification of residence of released convicts, Certified copies – Production, return and submission of records, Criminal rules of Practice (Kerala) 1982.Procedure when accused is a person under law relating to armed forces, Criminal Courts and Court Martial ( Adjustment of jurisdiction ) Rules, 1978.
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Relevancy of Facts – Admission and Confession – Dying declaration – Statements under special circumstances – Relevance of Judgments – Expert Opinion – Character as a relevant Factor – Proof of Facts – Oral and documentary evidence – Examination – Presumption as to documents – Exclusion of oral evidence – Burden of Proof – Estoppel – Witnesses – Privileged Communications
Definitions – Punishments – General Exceptions – Abetment and Conspiracy –Offences against State – Public Tranquility – Public Servants – Electoral Offences – Perjury and Forgery – Offences relating to Coin and Govt. Stamps – Offences affecting Public Health, safety, convenience, decency and morality – Religious Offences – offences affecting Human body – Sexual Offences.
Offences against property
Offences relating to documents and property marks – Offences relating to marriage – Defamation - Criminal Intimidation, Insult and annoyance – attempt (IPC, 1860) Offences under the Arms Act, 1959 – Offences under the Explosives Act, 1884 and Explosive Substances Act, 1908 Offences – Rescue and Rehabilitation (Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956)Offences under the Abkari Act – Offences under the Kerala Police Act, 2011 –Offences under Kerala Gaming Act, 1960Cruelty to animals – Restriction on exhibition and training of performing animals– Offences (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960)Legal recognition to electronic records – attribution Acknowledgement and Despatch of Electronic records – Authorities under the Act – Digital Signature –Offences (Information Technology Act , 2000) Authorities – Offences – Analysis of food – Adjudicating Officer – Appellate Tribunal – Appeal (Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006)Offences – Presumptions – Forfeiture of property – Release on probation (NDPS Act, 1985)
Powers and functions – Juvenile in conflict with law – Child in need of care and protection – Rehabilitation and Social Re-integration – Enquiry, Appeal and Revision – Advisory Board [Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000] Release of Offenders – Various Options – Procedure – Probation Officers (Probation of Offenders Act, 1958) Psychiatric Hospitals and Psychiatric Nursing Homes – Reception Orders – Admission and Detention of Mentally ill persons – Legal Aid (The Mental Health Act, 1987) – Entitlement to Legal Services – Constitution, function, powers and procedure of Lok Adalat (Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987) Extradition of fugitives – Role of Magistrate Court (Indian Extradition Act,
NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be covered in the question paper.