Assistant District Public Prosecutor Jobs, Exam, Salary and Promotion

Last update: March 17, 2021

Public Prosecution Department, Government of the Punjab provides Prosecutors at courts for assistance of the Judges and Members. Assistant District Public Prosecutor known as ADPP is main functional post of the Public Prosecution Department. Public Prosecution Department has requested Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to recruit suitable candidates against the vacant seats of ADPP. Through its advertisement in Daily Express dated 17th March 2021, the PPSC has advertised ADPP jobs vide Advertisement No.05/2021.

Post Title: Assistant District Public Prosecutor (ADPP)
Basic Pay Scale: 17
Number of Posts: 59
Quota: These ADPP Jobs will be filled up through Open Merit (including 15 posts reserved for Special Person Quota and 04 posts reserved against Minority Quota).
Job Type: Appointment on regular basis

Recruitment criteria, required qualification, job description and career scope of ADPP can be discussed as follow:

Qualification / Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Law with two years practice as an Advocate.

NOTE-I: Experience certificate showing exact dates & containing complete information from President District Bar Association/ Sub Divisional Bar Association duly countersigned and affixing rubber stamp of District and Sessions Judge concerned (in original) also having membership shall be submitted at the time of interview. Only practical experience after prescribed qualification shall be considered.

NOTE-II: The following categories of Special Persons shall not be considered for the post:

  1. Blind
  2. Deaf & Dumb

Age Limit:

  1. Male: 25 to 35 years + 05 Years age relaxation = 40 Years
  2. Female: 25 to 35 years + 08 Years age relaxation = 43 Years

NOTE: The cut-off date to determine the age shall be the 1st January 2021, however all the other conditions for eligibility will be determined on or before the closing date for receipt of application. Candidates will produce the original certificates at the time of Psychological Assessment and Interview to authenticate their claim in the application form.

ADPP Syllabus for Written Exam / Test

Written examination comprising of the following four papers will be conducted:

  1. Criminal Law-I: Procedure (03 hours)
    (Subjective 125 marks & Objective 25 marks)
    (total marks 150)
  2. Criminal Law-II: Substantive (03 hours)
    (Subjective 75 marks & Objective 25 marks)
    (total marks 100)
  3. Criminal Law-III: Evidence (03 hours)
    (Subjective 75 marks & Objective 25 marks)
    (total marks 100)
  4. English (02 hours) (total marks 50):
    1. Essay Writing (20 marks)
    2. Comprehension (20 marks)
    3. Precise Writing (10 marks)

Psychological Assessment + viva voce 100

Note: Detailed syllabus can be seen at PPSC's website.

Other Requirements

Gender: Male, Female & Transgender
Domicile Eligibility: Candidates domiciled in any district of the province of Punjab can apply.
Place of Posting: Anywhere in Punjab
Closing Date: Last date to apply is 01-04-2021 up to 12:00AM (Midnight)

How to Apply

To apply for one of these ADPP Jobs, follow the steps given below:

  1. Deposit Rs.1000/- under Head: "C02101- ORGANIZATIONS OF STATE-TEST FEE REALIZED BY THE PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION", in any Branch of State Bank of Pakistan or National Bank of Pakistan or Government Treasury on or before the closing date.
  2. No Bank Draft or Pay Order or Cheque or any such instrument is accepted.
  3. Applicants residing outside Pakistan, but having Domicile of the Punjab can deposit the fee at the Pakistani Embassy of residing country in the currency of that country equivalent to the amount of Application/ Test Fee prescribed for the post.
  4. Special persons are not required to deposit application fee.
  5. Applicants are required to submit "Online Application Form" at PPSC website.

ADPP Salary

Salary of Assistant District Public Prosecutor (ADPP) is equal to Basic Pay Scale 17 along with allowances as admissible to other Punjab Government Employees. New entrant in government service as ADPP may get the following salary / financial benefits:

Basic Pay: 30,370
House Rent Allowance: 6,650
Conveyance Allowance: 5,000
Medical Allowance: 1,847
Adhoc Relief Allowance 2016 10%: 2,544
Adhoc Relief Allowance 2017 10%: 3,037
Adhoc Relief Allowance 2018 10%: 3,037
Adhoc Relief Allowance 2019 05%: 1,519
Non-Practicing Allowance: 15,000
Total Salary (Estimated): 69,004

Job Description of ADPP

To assist the court of law on legal matters being the representative of Government of the Punjab. Generally, ADPP are posted in Session Courts, Civil Courts and Service Tribunals. They also represent government in special courts.

Promotion Scope of ADPP

  1. Assistant District Public Prosecutor (ADPP) is governed under Prosecutor General Punjab Service Rules, 2011 and the posts are filled by 100% initial recruitment.
  2. The Assistant District Public Prosecutor with at 05 years' experience as such is eligible for promotion to the rank of Deputy District Public Prosecutor (DDPP) in Scale-18.
  3. The Deputy District Public Prosecutor (DDPP) with at 10 years' experience as such is eligible for promotion to the rank of District Public Prosecutor in Scale-19.

General Information about ADPP Jobs

Number of Chances: There are only 03 chances for a candidate to appear in ADPP Exam.
Minimum passing marks: A candidate shall have to obtain 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate i.e. 200 marks to qualify for interview. Thereafter, a candidate shall also secure 50% marks in the interview to be held eligible for final merit list of successful candidates.
ADPP stands for: ADPP stands for Assistant District Public Prosecutor.

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


Posted by Hina

When will PPSC advertise the ADPP jobs of open merit quota

Posted by A HABIB

Respected Hina, Hopefully, PPSC will also announce Open Merit ADPP Jobs soon!

Posted by Abdullah

What do u mean by special person..kindly clear it

Posted by A Habib

Dear Abdullah, Special person means, a person who has any disability but able to perform his job. Special person is also called "Person with Disability" (PwD).

Posted by Zunaira khan

When Ppsc will conduct exam for Adpp special persons?The advertisement has been published in May but no announcement of date of exam.

Posted by Muhammad Imran

Your post is very informative for all of us. A very simple question for your answer that.
GOVT enrolled ADPP in every year or not. I have to apply for this and being prepared for the same job. May age is about 33 years and 23 June 2020 I shall be eligible for this job. Answer please. Advocate Imran Awan Talagang.

Posted by A HABIB

ADPP posts are advertised as and when the posts fall vacant.

Posted by Fahaad Ali

please kindly elaborate the syllabus properly as u have not given the detailed syllabus of paper 1 2 and 3. please kindly upload complete syllabus if u can. Thankyou

Posted by Faisal Shahzad Sipra

Good jo

Posted by Yasir Shah

Can someone plz tell me the formula of making aggregate of 50% ?

Posted by Jahan

When will the post for ADPP going to be announced in 2020? Will it be announced in January or February kindly guide please.

Posted by Sanaullah khan advocat

When the adpp seats are expected to be announced in Punja

Posted by Naeem Ahmed

I am enrolled as an advocate Sindh Bar Council want to prepare examination for the post of Adpp & Ddpp Sindh province. My age is 36 kindly suggest me.

Naeem Mangi

Posted by Sajid Ali

Kindly help me for preparation for the ADPP exam.

Posted by Rana Mujahid Ali

Kindly help me for preparation ADPP exams

Posted by Ahmed Raza

Is there any possibilty in extend of date of apply as adpp due covid-19 or what should recall again in 2021 or when will be the vacancies should be announce again.
Thank you so much

Posted by Muhammad saqib

Can a govt employee like teacher apply for Addp ....??????

Posted by Rao Abdul Sattar

Guide me for the preparation exam for adpp and recommend a best book for preparation of exam.

Posted by Uzma

Is filled mai govt ki tarf sy house b milta after marraige hai nd fuel b govt ki trf sy hota hai kia??
Plz guide me ?

Posted by Najma Parveen

When will open adpp jobs in Punjab? Kindly guide me .

Posted by ASMA Khan adv

Adpp ki post kb announce HONI hain?

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