DSSSB Syllabus 2024 for the Post of Legal Assistant, Junior Engineer, and More

DSSSB has released the 2024 syllabus and recruitment details, covering topics for various positions, scroll down and get the syllabus.

by V Gomala

Updated May 09, 2024

DSSSB Syllabus 2024 for the Post of Legal Assistant, Junior Engineer, and More

DSSSB Recruitment 2024

The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) has put out the DSSSB Syllabus 2024 and announced the DSSSB Recruitment 2024 on their official website. This syllabus covers topics for various positions like Legal Assistant/Assistant Law Officer, Junior Engineer and others.

If you are getting ready for the DSSSB exam in 2024, it's important to understand the syllabus and exam pattern well. Knowing the Syllabus helps you prepare better for the exam. You can find more details about the syllabus in the article below.

DSSSB Syllabus 2024

Syllabus for Tier-I & Tier-II of Combined for The Post of Legal Assistant/Assistant Law Officer

General Topics: Section A of Tier I Exam

General Awareness

Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate's General Awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. The questions will be designed to test knowledge of Current Events and of such matter of everyday observation as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to History, Polity, Constitution, Sports, Art & Culture, Geography, Economics, Everyday Science, Scientific Research, National/International Organizations /lnstitutions etc.

General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability

The syllabus of General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. Test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment. decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship, concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal arid figure classification, arithmetical number series etc.

Arithmetical & Numerical Ability

The test of Arithmetical and Numerical Abilities will cover Number Systems including questions on Simplificatlon, Decimals, Data Interpretation. Fractions, L.C.M., H.C.F.. Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit & Loss, Discount, Simple & Compound Interest. Mensuration, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Tables & Graphs etc.

Hindi Language & Comprehension

Testing of candidate's understanding and comprehension of the Hindi Language. In addition to this, questions on its Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms and its correct usage etc. would also be covered.

English Language & Comprehension

Testing of candidate's understanding and comprehension of the English Language. In addition to this, questions on its Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms and its correct usage etc. would also be covered.


Section — B of Tier-I and Part - I and Part — II of Tier - II of Examination

Legal Method

  • Introduction to Legal Method
  • Sources of Law
  • Basic Concepts of Indian Legal System
  • Legal Writing and Research 

Law of Contract

  • Unit-1: Formation of Contract
  • Consideration and Capacity
  • Validity, Discharge and Performance of Contract
  • Remedies and Quasi Contracts
  • Indemnity, Guarantee and Agency (Conceptual Study)
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1940
  • The Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881

Legal English and Communication Skills

  • Comprehension and Composition
  • Language, Communication and Law 4
  • Legal Communication


  • History and Law
  • Ancient India
  • Medieval India
  • Concept of Justice and Judicial Institutions in Ancient and Medieval India
  • Early Developments (1600- 1836)
  • Evolution of Law and Legal Institutions
  • Constitutional Developments and Framing of Indian Constitution
  • Modern and Contemporary India


  • Introduction
  • Basic Concepts
  • Social Change
  • Social Control
  • Kinship, Family and Marriage
  • Religion
  • Social Stratification
  • Marginalized Groups and Deviants

Law of Torts and Consumer Protection

  • Introduction and Principles of Liability in Tort
  • Specific Torts-I
  • Specific Torts-11
  • The Consumer Protection Act, 1986

Political Science

  • Political Theory
  • Political Ideologies
  • Machinery of Government
  • Sovereign and Citizenship
  • Types of Government
  • Key Concepts in International Relations
  • United Nations and International Relations
  • Critical Global Concerns

Family Law

  • Hindu Marriage and Dissolution
  • Muslim Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage
  • Adoption, Maintenance of Guardianship
  • Civil Marriage and Emerging trends in Family Law

Constitutional Law

  • Constitution
  • Constitutional Organs
  • Distribution of Powers between Centre and States
  • Other Provisions
  • Fundamental Rights - I
  • Fundamental Rights - II
  • Right to Constitutional Remedies
  • Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties

Law of Crimes

  • Introduction to Substantive Criminal Law
  • General Exceptions (Sections 76-106)
  • Incoherent Forms of Crime
  • Punishment
  • Offences against Women
  • Offences against Property


  • Introduction to Economics
  • Demand, Supply, Production Analysis and Cost
  • Market Structure, Theory of Determination of Factor Prices
  • Theory of Money, Banking and Financial Institutions

Administrative Law

  • Evolution and Scope of Administrative Law
  • Legislative Functions of Administration
  • Judicial Functions of Administration
  • Administrative Discretion and Judicial Control of Administrative Action

Environmental Studies and Environmental Laws

  • Environmental Protection: International and National Perspective: - Introduction, Constitutional Guidelines, Environmental Laws: India and International
  • Prevention and Control of Water, Air, Noise and Land Pollution: - The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, Noise Pollution Control Order, 2000, Land Pollution
  • General Environment Legislations and Protection of Forests and Wild Life:- Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986, Laws Related to Forest, Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • International Environment Laws and Current Trends: - Introduction to International Environmental Laws, National Green Tribunal.

Law of Evidence

  • Introduction and Relevancy
  • Statement - Admissions / Confessions and Dying Declarations
  • Method of proof of facts
  • Emerging Areas in the Law of Evidence

Corporate Law

  • Incorporation and Formation of Company i• Corporate Financing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Liquidation

Code of Civil Procedure

  • Introduction
  • Initial Steps in a Suit
  • Interim Orders
  • Appeal, Reference, Review and Revision

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Concept of ADR
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Arbitration and Conciliation
  • International Perspective


  • Introduction
  • Schools of Jurisprudence
  • Legal Concepts
  • Theories and Concepts of Justice

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