ASSISTANT PUBLIC PROSECUTOR (SYLLABUS)
Syllabus for selection to the post of Assistant Public Prosecuter
Grade II (Kerala State Assistant Public Prosecuter Service)
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
Centre-State Relations – Legislative – Administrative and Financial.
Services under the Union and the States.
Amendment Provisions of the Constitution.
Language Skill (General English)
Module IV : (Cr. P.C, 1973)
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.
Module VI : 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
Module VII : ( IPC 1860 )
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, 1960
Cruelty 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
Authorities – 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, 1962