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JOB POST: Legal Officer and Assistant Legal Officer Recruitment for Punjab Police [11 & 120 Vacancies]: Apply by Sep 7

job post punjab police legal officer and assistant legal officer recruitment 2021 for punjab bureau of investigation pbi
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Punjab Police is inviting applications for the recruitment of Legal Officers and Assistant Legal Officers (among other non-legal roles) to fill up 11 and 120 vacancies of the same, respectively, for the Punjab Bureau of Investigation (PBI).

About Punjab Police and PBI

The Punjab Police is the police agency responsible for law enforcement and investigations within the state of Punjab, India. Punjab Police has a broad array of specialized services, including the prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of law and order and the enforcement of the Constitution of India.

Punjab is the first State of India that have formed the Bureau of Investigation and separated law & order duties from investigation functions by bringing all investigation staff of 7,772 under a unified wing command.

About the Job Opportunity: PBI Recruitment

Online Applications are invited from Indian citizens to fill 634 vacancies of ‘Civilian Support Staff’ (non-uniformed) in the Investigation Cadre of the Punjab Police by direct recruitment.

The recruitment for filling up the vacancies in the cadre of Civilian Support Staff shall be carried out through a Common Application Form (CAF) and Computer Based Test (CBT) followed by document scrutiny. The selection of a candidate shall be on the basis of their respective merit determined strictly on the basis of marks obtained in the Computer Based Test and normalization (if CBT is conducted in multiple shifts).

Recruited candidate(s) can be posted/deployed anywhere in Punjab, India or abroad.

Number of Vacancies

  • Legal Officer: 11
    • General/Unreserved: 4 (Including 1 for woman candidate)
    • Scheduled Castes Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikhs, Punjab: 2 (Including 1 for woman candidate)
    • Scheduled Castes Ramdasia & Others, Punjab: 1
    • Backward Classes, Punjab: 1 (For woman candidate)
    • Ex-Serviceman (General), Punjab: 1 (For woman candidate)
    • Persons with Disability: 1
    • Economically Weaker Sections, Punjab(EWS): 1 (For woman candidate)
  • Assistant Legal Officer: 120
    • General/Unreserved: 47 (Including 13 for woman candidate)
    • Scheduled Castes Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikhs, Punjab: 13 (Including 5 for woman candidate)
    • Scheduled Castes Ramdasia & Others, Punjab: 12 (Including 5 for woman candidate)
    • Backward Classes, Punjab: 12 (Including 5 for woman candidate)
    • Ex-Serviceman (General), Punjab: 9 (Including 5 for woman candidate)
    • Ex-Serviceman Scheduled Castes Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikh, Punjab: 2
    • Ex-Serviceman Scheduled Castes Ramdasia & Others, Punjab: 2
    • Ex-Serviceman Backward Classes, Punjab: 2
    • Persons with Disability: 5 (Including 1 for woman candidate)
    • Economically Weaker Sections, Punjab(EWS): 12 (Including 4 for woman candidate)
    • Wards of Freedom Fighters, Punjab: 1
    • Sportspersons (General/Open/Unreserved): 2 (Including 1 for woman candidate)
    • Sportspersons (Scheduled Castes, Punjab): 1

Scale of Pay

  • Legal Officer Rs. 29200/-
  • Assistant Legal Officer Rs. 25500/-


Essential Requirement

Nationality: The candidate should be a citizen of India. S/he should not have obtained the citizenship/permanent residency/green card of any other country.

Age: Eligibility criteria regarding age shall be as follows:

  • Minimum age as on 1 January, 2021 – 18 years.
  • Maximum age as on 1 January, 2021 – 37 years.

Relaxation in age shall, however, be applicable as mentioned below:

(i) Relaxation up to five (5) years in the prescribed upper age limit has been granted to the candidates belonging to the SC and Backward Classes, who are residents of Punjab. As such, the maximum age for such candidates shall be 42 years as on 1 January 2021.

(ii) Ex-servicemen, who are residents of Punjab, shall be allowed to deduct the period of his/her service in the Armed Forces of the Union from his actual age, and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three (3) years, she/he shall be deemed to satisfy the conditions regarding age limit.

(iii) Upper age limit for serving regular employees of Punjab Government or of other State or Central Government shall be 45 years as on 1 January 2021.

(iv) Upper age limit for Persons with Disabilities shall be 47 years as on 1 January 2021.

Legal Officer

Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent from a Central or State Government recognized University or Institution.

Experience: Minimum experience of 07 years as a Legal practitioner or practicing lawyer in Supreme Court of India or High Courts or District Courts.

Assistant Legal Officer

Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent from a Central or State Government recognized University or Institution.

Experience: Minimum experience of 02 years as a Legal practitioner or practising lawyer in Supreme Court of India or High Courts or District Courts.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the abovementioned criteria, all candidates must have passed the Matriculation examination with Punjabi as one of the compulsory or elective subjects or any other equivalent examination in the Punjabi language specified by the Punjab Government.

Provided that where a ward of Defence Service Personnel, who is a bonafide resident of Punjab state, is appointed by direct appointment, he shall have to pass an examination of Punjabi language equivalent to Matriculation Standard or he shall have to qualify a test conducted by the Language Wing of the Department of Education of the Punjab Government within a period of two years from the date of his appointment.

The candidate must have attained the above mentioned educational qualifications on or before the closing date for submission of the application for recruitment.

Selection Process

The selection shall be a 2 (two) stage process consisting of following tests:

  • Stage I: Computer Based Test (CBT) Objective Type having MCQ.
  • Stage II: Document Scrutiny

Syllabus for Stage I: CBT

The Question Paper shall comprise 100 questions carrying 4 marks each and shall be bilingual viz. in Punjabi and English.

The syllabus and number of questions from various topics is as follows:

Constitutional Law of India (80 Marks)

The Indian Constitution:

  1. Preamble
  2. Fundamental Rights
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. Power of President to grant Pardons, etc.
  5. Emergency Provisions
  6. Writ Jurisdiction of Supreme Court &
    High Court

Criminal & Civil Laws (200 Marks)

The Indian Penal Code (1860)

  1. Offences against the State
  2. Offences against the Human Body
  3. Offences against Property

The Code of Criminal Procedure (1973)

Arrest of Persons

  1. Security for keeping the Peace and for Good Behaviour
  2. Maintenance of Public Order and Tranquility
  3. Information to the Police and their Powers to
  4. Provisions as to Bail and Bonds

Other Acts

  1. The Indian Contract Act (1872)
  2. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (1989).
  3. The NDPS Act (1985)
  4. POCSO Act (2012),
  5. Prevention of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2005)
  6. Juvenile Justice Act, 2015
  7. Punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act (2012)
  8. Arms Act 1959 (amended act 2019)
  9. Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
  10. The Information Technology Act (2000) (Penal provisions only)

Language: English (32 Marks)

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Punjabi to English Translation

Language: Punjabi (28 Marks)

  1. ਅਣਡਿਠਾਪੈਰਾ
  2. ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀਤੋਂਪੰਜਾਬੀਅਨੁਵਾਦ

General Awareness (20 Marks)

  1. Current Affairs (National &International)
  2. History & Culture of India and Punjab

Quantitative Aptitude (20 Marks)

  1. Average (Mean, Mode, Median)
  2. Percentages
  3. Simple & Compound Interest
  4. Bar graphs & Line graphs

Mental & Logical Ability (20 Marks)

  1. Pattern Completion
  2. Direction and Distances
  3. Missing number
  4. Statements and Conclusions

Note: There will be a negative marking of 25% of the fixed marks for each wrong answer.

Stage II: Document Scrutiny

Candidates shall be required to bring the following certificates in original along with one self-attested copy of each document:

  • Matriculation certificate for proof of age.
  • Graduation degree&/or relevant degrees or its equivalent from a recognized Education Board/ University.
  • Proof of having passed Punjabi at Matriculation level or equivalent.
  • Certificate, issued by the Competent Authority, to support claim for reserved category, including Sports and persons with Disability, if any.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Head of Department/Office concerned, in case of candidates, who are
  • serving government employees.
  • Certificate pertaining to professional experience as specified.

Note 1: The candidates, whose documents uploaded with the Application Form match with the original presented on the spot during document scrutiny, shall be considered eligible for final selection.

How to Apply?

Application Fee
  • General: Rs. 1500/-
  • Ex-Servicemen (ESM) of Punjab, lineal descendants of ESM: Rs. 700/-
  • SC/ ST of all States & OBC of Punjab State only: Rs. 900/-
  • Economically Weaker Sections (EWS): Rs. 900/-
  • Persons with disabilities (PWD): Rs. 900/-

Mode of Payment: Online payment of the requisite fee. No other fee payment mode shall be considered. Fee once paid shall not be refunded.

Application Process

Applications must only be submitted in the online mode, through the link given at the end of this post [Recruitment for Civilian Support Staff (Male & Female)].

  • Step 1: Register online for filling the application form.
  • Step 2: Fill the application form with all details, including their correct and active email address and mobile number.
  • Step 3: Make the payment, online.


  • Candidates desirous of applying for multiple posts in the Cadre shall be required to fill a single Registration form, however, they will have to submit application form separately for each post.
  • Candidates applying for more than one post shall have to indicate their preference for the posts applied for.
  • Applicants are advised to read the instructions, as given in the Recruitment Portal, carefully, before filling–up the application form.
  • Incomplete application shall be rejected outright and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.
Application Deadline

Last date and time for submission of online applications is 11:55 PM on September 7, 2021.

Contact Information

Toll-free number 18002102565 to help candidates applying for recruitment, from 10 AM

Click here for the official notification.

Click here to enter the online application portal for PBI Recruitment 2021.

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  1. I filled the form of PPALO and attached all the documents but forget to attach my adahar details there…so plz tell what should I do because I submitted the form already..

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