JAG Entry Selection Process 2020 and Eligibility Criteria

There are also many other entries in the defense rather than Officer and soldier.  All the candidates who want to join the Indian Armed forces especially the Indian Army, not a soldier or officers. They have an option to join the service as Judge Advocate General. Here in this article, you will get to know the complete details about the JAG Entry Selection Process 2020 and Eligibility Criteria, etc.  Check out the complete article below to get all the details about this entry.

What is JAG Entry:

Most of you might not know that the Indian Armed Forces have their own court and judiciary system. All the major and minor cases of the Armed forces are solved in their own court and judiciary. There are many vacancies released by the officials to become a lawyer or Judge Advocate General in the service.

Now let’s see the complete selection procedure and eligibility criteria that are required to have to apply for this vacancy.

JAG Entry Selection Process 2020:

Selection is done through the exams. A candidate will need to clear the three phases of selection which is consists of:

  • Shortlisting of Candidates on the basis of marks scored in the last Examination.
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination

There is no written examination.  A candidate needs to have an LLB degree from any Bar Counsel Recognized college. The shortlisting of the candidates for the SSB Interview will be done on the basis Marks scored in the examination. We will discuss this in detail in the eligibility criteria section.

Required Eligibility Criteria for JAG Entry:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • A candidate must have done LLB from any Bar Council recognized college with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • The age of the candidate must be between 21 years old to 27 years old.
  • The age of the candidate should not be less than 21 years old while applying and it should not be more than 27 years on the date of commencement of the training.
  • There is nothing much requirement of physical. A candidate having an average body is enough. Height must be 152cm or more and chest should be well developed. The minimum expansion of the chest must be 5cm.

Salary and Job Profile of  Judge Advocate General:

The Salary of the JAG will be the same as it is for the officers. They will also get all the allowances and other benefits like:

  • Travel Allowances
  • Dearness Allowances
  • Free Accommodation etc and many more

After the final Selection, the Candidate will be sent for the training at the Officers Training Academy for 49 weeks (Approx 11 months). During the entire training. Candidates will get a stipend of 27,000/- per month. After the completion of the training, they will get a salary.

The starting salary in the service can be between 56,000/- per month to 72, 000/- depending on the job location and department of work, etc. They also get some extra pay and perks when working in dangerous zone areas. The Salary is awesome in the service. It is hard to get the lifestyle and pays as it is in the Indian Armed forces.

All the candidates who will be shortlisted will proceed for the SSB Interview. Focus more on the SSB Interview. It is gonna be tough. The SSB Interview is five days long each day of the Interview is different. You will need to appear for the different types of tests, will get marks according to your performance.  Here are some tips to prepare for the SSB Interview of JAG.

How to Prepare for JAG entry SSB Interview:

The SSB Interview of  NDA, CDS, and other entries may be bot easy as compared to the JAG SSB Interview. The basic procedure and process of the SSB Interview will be completely the same but the level of questions and activities may be different or harder than the NDA or CDS SSB Interview.

A candidate who gets selected as Judge Advocate General will be responsible to provide legal help to the military in all aspects. So, make while appearing for the SSB Interview make sure that you are aware of the Military Rules and regulations. Most of the questions may be asked from that section.

For better preparation, I would suggest joining the SSB Coaching. Most of the SSB coachings have Ex-SSB Interviewers who are giving proper training and education regarding the SSB. You can join them to get trained well or there are also some online platforms where you can train yourself but it may be tough to learn online.

If you have a defense background. It may be bot easier for you but candidates from non-defense background must join Coaching Institutes and get proper training. Youths are very passionate about the career in the Indian Armed forces. Competition is getting tougher day by day. Prepare yourself better.


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