TNPSC APP Syllabus 2022 – Detailed Syllabus for Assistant Public Prosecutor

About Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is headed by the Chairman and comprises fourteen other members, all appointed by the Governor of Tamil Nadu, in accordance with the above provisions of the Constitution of India. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission discharges the duties and functions specified in Article 320 of the Constitution of India.

TNPSC APP Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2022

TNPSC Preliminary Examination Pattern:

Subject No. of Questions Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks Duration
SCs, SC(A)s, and STs. MBC(V)s, MBCs and DNCs, MBCs, BC(OBCM)s, and BC(M)s. Others
Law – I 20 20  

 

 

30 Marks

 

 

35 Marks

 

 

40 Marks

 

 

2 Hours

Law – II 20 20
Law – III 20 20
Law – IV 20 20
Aptitude and Mental Ability 20 20
Total 100 100

 

TNPSC Main Examination Pattern:

Subject Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks Duration
SCs, SC(A)s, and STs. MBC(V)s, MBCs and DNCs, MBCs, BC(OBCM)s, and BC(M)s. Others
Paper-I (Law I) 100 140  160  180 3 hours
Paper-II(Law II) 100
Paper-III(Law III) 100
Paper-IV (Law IV) 100
PART – B ORAL TEST (Interview) 60
Total 460

 

Part I (LAW – I ) ( 20 Questions )

The Indian Penal Code 1860 (with amendments as of date)

Part – II (LAW – II) (20 Questions)

  • The Criminal Procedure Code 1973 (with Amendments as of date)
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (with Amendments as on date)
  • The Civil Procedure Code 1908 (The Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2002) (Specified Portions).

Part – III (LAW – III) ( 20 Questions )

  • The Constitutional Law (as amended by the Constitution (One Hundred and First (Amendment) Act, 2016) (Specified Portions).
  • The Human Rights Act, 1993 (As amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006 – No.43 of 2006)
  • Legal Aid
  • Torts (Specified Portions).

Part – IV (LAW – IV) ( 20 Questions )

  • The Central Criminal Acts.
  • The Tamil Nadu State Minor Acts.

Part V – (Aptitude & Mental Ability) (20 Questions)

Conversion of information to data – collection, compilation and presentation of data – Tables, graphs, diagrams – Parametric representation of data – Analytical interpretation of data –Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF)- Lowest Common Multiple(LCM)- Ratio and Proportion – Simple interest – Compound interest – Area- Volume-Time and Work – Behavioral Ability- Basic terms, Communications in information technology – Application of information and communication technology (ICT)- Decision making and problem-solving.

Logical Reasoning: Puzzles- Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series – Logical Number/ Alphabetical/ Diagrammatic Sequences.

LAW – DEGREE STANDARD (Descriptive type)

PAPER – I: LAW – I

The Indian Penal Code 1860 (with amendments as on date) Final Report and Framing of Charge and Translation

  • Tamil to English
  • English to Tamil from
  • Deposition
  • Judgment
  • Charge Sheet

PAPER-II: LAW–II

  • The Criminal Procedure Code 1973 (with Amendments as of date)
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (with Amendments as of date)
  • The Civil Procedure Code 1908 (The Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2002) (Specified Portions).

PAPER – III: LAW – III

  • The Constitutional Law (as amended by the Constitution (One Hundred and First (Amendment) Act, 2016) (Specified Portions).
  • The Human Rights Act, 1993 (As amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006 – No.43 of 2006)
  • Legal Aid
  • Torts (Specified Portions).

PAPER – IV: LAW – IV

  • The Central Criminal Acts.
  • The Tamil Nadu State Minor Acts.

PAPER –I: (LAW –I) (100 Marks)

THE INDIAN PENAL CODE, FINAL REPORT, AND FRAMING OF CHARGE, INCLUDING TRANSLATION:

  • The Indian Penal Code (Amended as per Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013): 50 Marks
  • Final report and framing of Charges: 30 Marks
  • Translation: (10×2=20 Marks): 20 Marks
  • English to Tamil Translation
  • Tamil to English Translation

Note: Questions will be asked to test practical knowledge, current case laws, and issue-based problems.

PAPER-II: (LAW – II) (100 Marks)

  • The Criminal Procedure Code 1973 (Amended as per Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013): 40 Marks
  • The Indian Evidence Act (Amended as per Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013): 40 Marks
  • The Civil Procedure Code 1908 (Amended as per Amendment Act 2002):  20 Marks
  • Section 9: Jurisdiction of Civil Courts
  • Section 10: Res Sub-judice
  • Section 11: Res-judicata
  • Order VII: Plaint (Simple format)
  • Order VIII: Written Statement (Simple format)
  • 148A – CAVEAT

PAPER – III: (LAW – III) (100 Marks)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: 40 Marks

  • Fundamental Rights
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Writ Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and High Court.

HUMAN RIGHTS: 20 Marks

The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (full text)

LEGAL AID: 20 Marks

  • Legal Services Authority Act, 1987
  • Lok Adalat System

TORTS: 20 Marks

  • Negligence – Malicious Prosecution – Abuse of Legal Process
  • Accident claims – Vicarious liability

PAPER – IV: (LAW –IV)

CENTRAL ACTS: 50 Marks

  • The Arms Act, 1959.
  • The Cable Televisions Network Regulating Act 1995( Amendment 2012)
  • The Child Marriage Restraint Act, of 1929
  • The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act,2006
  • The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
  • The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act 2016
  • The Cinematograph Act, of 1952
  • The Copy Rights Act, 1957(Amendment Act, 2012)
  • The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. (Amendment Act 1986)
  • The Electricity Act, 2003 (Amendment Act, 2007)
  • The Essential Commodities Act 1955 (Amendment Act 2010)
  • The Explosives Act, 1884.
  • The Explosives Substances Act, 1908 (Amendment Act 2001)
  • The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956. (Amendment Act 1986)
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Child Act, 2000. (Amendment Act 2015).
  • The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.
  • The Probation of Offenders Act, 1958. (Amendment Act 2009)
  • The Public Gambling Act, of 1867
  • The Railway Property unlawful Possession Act, 1966.
  • (Amendment Act 2012)
  • The SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989. (Amendment Act 2015)
  • The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955.
  • The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.
  • (Amendment Act 2005)
  • The Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994. (Amendment Act 2011)
  • The Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. (Amendment Act 2012)
  • The Information Technology Act, 2000. (Amendment Act, 2010)
  • The Identification of Prisoners ‟s Act, 1920.
  • The Mental Health Act, 1987.
  • The Mental Health Care Act 2017
  • The Indecent Representation of Woman (Prohibition) Act, 1986.
  • The Foreigners Act, 1946(Amendment Act 2004)
  • The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985.
  • The Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016.
  • The Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of
  • Misuse)Act, 1994.
  • The Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act 1984.

TAMIL NADU STATE ACTS: 50 Marks

  • The Tamil Nadu City Police Act, 1888.
  • The Tamil Nadu Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug- Offenders, Forest Offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders, Sand Offenders, Sexual Offenders, Slum-Grabbers and Video Pirates Act, 1982 (TN Act 14 of 1982) As Amended /Modified as of Acts 19 & 20 of 2014
  • The Tamil Nadu Prohibition Act, 1937 (Amendment Act, 2008)
  • The Tamil Nadu Gaming Act, 1930
  • The Tamil Nadu Forest Act No. 4 of 1882.
  • The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act. 1998 (TN Act 44 of 1998).
  • The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997.
  • The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of charging of Exorbitant Interest Act, 2003.
  • The Tamil Nadu Property (Prevention of Damage and Loss) Act, 1992 (Amended Act 46/1994).
  • The Tamil Nadu Open Places Disfigurement Prevention Act, 1959.
  • The Tamil Nadu Prize Schemes (Prohibition) Act, 1979.
  • The Tamil Nadu Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes Banning Act, 1978.
  • The Tamil Nadu Exhibition of Films of T.V. Screen through VCR and through Cable Television Network (Regulation) Rules. 1984.
  • The Tamil Nadu Kidneys (Authority or use of Therapeutic Purposes) Act, 1987.
  • The Tamil Nadu Open Places (Regulation of pasting of Posters and Fixing of Thatty Boards) Rules, 1995.
  • The Tamil Nadu Protection of Interests of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Act, 1997.
  • The Tamil Nadu Clinical Establishments (Regulation) Act, 1997
  • Tamil Nadu Police Standing Order.

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