What is JAG (Judge Advocate General) Entry in the Indian Army, Selection and Eligibility Criteria etc

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There are also many other entries in the defence 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 What Is JAG (Judge Advocate General). JAG Entry Selection Process and Eligibility Criteria, etc.  Check out the complete article below to get all the details about this entry.

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What is JAG (Judge Advocate General) 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 JAG (Judge Advocate General) in the service. This vacancy is as simple as it looks. There are some required eligiblity eligibility criteria to apply for the vacancy as well. Now let’s see the details about the eligibilty criteria and then we will see the complete selection process etc. 

JAG Entry Selection Process:

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

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 of marks scored in the examination. We will discuss this in detail in the eligibility criteria section.

Eligibility Criteria for JAG (Judge Advocate General)Entry:

  • The 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.

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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.

How to Join the Indian Army After Graduation

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.

JAG Entry SSB Interview:

The SSB Interview of  NDA, CDS and other entries may not be easy as compared to the JAG (Judge Advocate General) 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 coaches 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.

Types of Questions Asked in the SSB Interview

If you have a defence background. It may be bot easier for you but candidates from non-defence backgrounds 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.

Upcomming JAG Vacancy:

Well, there is no announcement has been made on the official website of the Indian Army. the official notification will be released on the official website. Keep checking the website. I will also update you as soon as the vacancy is released. 

FAQ For What Is JAG (Judge Advocate General)

How to become an Advocate in the Indian Army?

Well, One can become an advocate or Lawyer in the Indian Army through the JAG Entry. JAG Stands for Judge Advocate General.

What are the required criteria to apply for JAG Entry?

A candidate must have done LLB from any college or university which is recognized by the bar council of India and the age of the candidate must not be between 21 years old to 27 years old.

What is the required height to apply for JAG Entry of the Indian Army?

The Minimum height of the candidate must be at least 162cm for males and at least 152 cm for female candidates. There are some relaxation has been given in height to the candidates who belong to hilly areas like Manipur etc and others.

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