An Introduction to Deputy Superintendent Jail (DSJ) Exam

Last update: September 23, 2018

Deputy Superintendent Jail is a gazetted post of grade-17. Prisons Department, which is headed by Home Department, Government of the Punjab, recruits Deputy Superintendents Jail both male and female candidates. Recruitment is made through Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) as when Prisons Department sends its demand to PPCS against 30% quota of total vacant seats.

Aspirants are invited by the PPSC to apply for DSJ Exam. Firstly, written test is conducted and successful candidates are asked to appear in an interview. The successful applicants, who cleared their written test and interview, are recommended by the PPSC to Prisons Department. Finally, the Prisons Department offers job of Deputy Superintendent Jail to those selected candidates.

Deputy Superintendent Jail is a uniformed service. It's a good job opportunity to apply, if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification:

  1. Master's degree in Social Work / Sociology or Criminology or Psychology from a recognized university OR
  2. LLB from a recognized university.

Age limit: 21-28 years

Physical Standard: Not Applicable

Health: Medically fit.

Gender requirement: Both male and female are eligible.

Domicile: Only candidates domiciled in any district of the Province of Punjab.

Syllabus & Method of Examination:

One paper General Ability / Job related MCQ type written test of 90 minutes duration is conducted to shortlist the candidates. Negative marking may be observed and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Total marks of the paper are 100.

Place of Posting: Liable to be transferred anywhere in the Punjab.

Pay: Salary of Basic Scale-17 along with allowances and financial benefits admissible to Punjab Government employees.

DSJ Job Attractions:

  1. Government service having good protocol
  2. Grade-17 pay along with Elite, Security Risk and other allowances admissible to government employees.
  3. Facility of a four-wheel official conveyance with maintenance.
  4. Facility of official residence
  5. Local and International trainings/ learning tours at the cost of Prisons Department

Duty Nature:

  • Sensitive/ responsible duty nature
  • Unscheduled duty-timings
  • Day and night duties
  • Make personal life reserved/ time-limited

Organizational Chart:

  1. Inspector General of Prisons (BS-21)
  2. Additional Inspector General (BS-20)
  3. Deputy Inspector General (BS-20)
  4. Senior Superintendent Jail (BS-19)
  5. Superintendent Jail (BS-18)
  6. Deputy Superintendent Jail (BS-17)

How to Prepare Exam:

  1. Build general knowledge, current affairs and IQ questions
  2. Learning about Prisons Department, its history, functions and importance
  3. Learn questions about Prisoners/ Prisons Acts, Rules & Regulations and Ordinances and general jail-terminologies
  4. Practice past papers of DSJ Exam to enable yourself to attempt real paper within given time-stipulation
  5. Build personal development and communication skills that would help in interview

Writer is a Punjab Government servant (Pakistan). He writes voluntarily


Posted by Shahbaz Ahmed

Aoa excellent info...can U more help

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