The Punjab Public Service Commission invites Online Application Forms from eligible candidates for recruitment to 03 Posts of Legal Assistant (Group-B) in the Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Punjab.

No. of Posts – General – 02, Balmiki/Mazbhi Sikhs,Punjab. – 01
Total – 03*

*The number of vacancies and reservation of posts is liable to alteration without any notice.

PAY SCALE: Rs.10300-34800+4400 Grade Pay

AGE : 18 years and above 37 years of age as on 01-01-2020.


Legal Assistant – (a) Should be a Law Graduate from a recognized university or institution and
(b) Should have practiced at the Bar for a minimum period of three years.

  • Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent standard

Last date for filling Online Application Form: 31/ 07 /2020
Last date for depositing Application Fee: 07/ 08 /2020

Competitive Examination for selection

(a) The written competitive examination for the post is scheduled tentatively in October 2020. The procedure for Competitive Examination for selection of candidates for the post of Legal Assistantin the Department of Industries and Commerce,Govt.of Punjab is in following sequence:-

(b) There will be a written test of 300 marks (120 questions of 2.5 marks each) and an interview of 40 marks (Total 340 marks).
(c) Candidates not more than three times the number of posts (in their order of merit of written exam) who have scored a minimum of 45 percent marks in written exams (40% for candidates of Scheduled Castes of Punjab and Backward Classes Punjab) shall be short-listed for appearing in the interview. However, this number shall be subject to variation if two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get equal marks, then all of them shall be considered for appearing in the Interview (subject to eligibility), warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.
(d) No candidate shall be eligible to be shortlisted for interview unless he/she obtains 45%marks in the competitive examination (read 40% for the candidates belonging to Schedules Caste of Punjab and Backward Classes of Punjab) and No candidate shall be eligible to be appointed unless he/she obtains at least 45% marks in the aggregate i.e. competitive examination including interview (read 40% for the candidates belonging to Schedules Castes of Punjab and Backward Classes of Punjab).

The salient features of the written competitive exam shall be as follows:-

(a) There will be no negative marking in the written test, for questions wrongly answered or questions not answered.

(b) After the answer key is put on the PPSC website (after written examination), candidates will be permitted to raise objections if any. Candidates will be given four days to deliberate before putting up objections. Any objection found ‘frivolous’ may draw negative marking, equal to the weightage of the question.

(c) The aim of the Interview is to assess the candidate’s suitability for the job in terms of his personal qualities by a Panel Interview.

(d) Final result shall be prepared on the basis of the grand total of the marks obtained by the Candidates in the Written Competitive Examination and the Interview.

(e) The marks of written competitive examination obtained by the candidates or cut off marks for interview will not be disclosed at the time of short listing the candidates for interview, to avoid the same influencing the interview panel. However the complete details of written marks and interview marks will be available on the website of Commission after compiling the final result.

Syllabus of Legal Assistant Competitive Examination:

(i) Criminal Procedure Code

(ii) Indian Penal Code

(iii) Indian Evidence Act

(iv) Civil Procedure Code

(v) Constitutional Law

(vi) The Indian Contract Act

NOTE: The Syllabus of Law subjects shall be the entire code/ Act/ Constitution.

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