Syllabus for selection to the post of Assistant Public Prosecuter

Grade II (Kerala State Assistant Public Prosecuter Service)

Part I

Module I

General Knowledge including Current Affairs with special reference to Indian

National Movement and Renaissance in Kerala

Module II

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.

Module III

Language Skill (General English)

Part II

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.

Module V

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.

Module VIII

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)

Module IX

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

Act, 1985)

Module X

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