JOB POST: Short Service Commission in the Indian Army for Judge Advocate General Branch [Full-time; Salary worth Rs. 56k]: Apply by Nov 28

About JAG

The Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department is the legal arm of the Indian Naval Service. A Judge Advocate is appointed under Section 168 of the Navy Act, 1957 and is deemed to be a Judicial Officer. The primary role of a JAG officer is to deliver independent, operationally-focused, solution-oriented legal advice and services across the full spectrum of naval law towards supporting naval operations and a sound naval administration.

The JAG Department is the cornerstone of the law of the Indian Navy, professionally contributing to a disciplined force, with targeted legal solutions in the performance of legal and judicial duties.

About the Opportunity

Applications are invited from Law Graduates for grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army for Judge Advocate General Branch.

Number of Vacancies

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 4

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: A candidate must either be: (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) A subject of Nepal, (iii) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
  • Age Limit: 21 to 27 years as on 01 Jul 2024 (Born not earlier than 02 Jul 1997 and not later than 01 Jul 2003; both dates inclusive).
    • Note. Candidates should note that the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of applications will only be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
  • Educational Qualification: Minimum 55% aggregate marks in their LLB Degree (three years professional after graduation or five years after 10 plus 2) examination. In addition, CLAT PG 2023 Score is mandatory for all candidates (including LLM qualified and LLM appearing candidates) who apply for courses starting in a particular year. The candidates should be eligible for registration as an advocate with Bar Council of India/State. Candidate should be from a College/University recognized by Bar Council of India.
    • Note 1: Only those candidates who are holding LLB degree and Marksheet are eligible to apply for this course provided they meet other educational qualifications mentioned at para 2(c) above.
    • Note 2: All candidates desirous of applying for JAG Entry are mandatorily required to get their CLAT PG 2023 result verified at the Selection Centre prior to conduct of SSB. If any candidate is unwilling/ is unable to get the CLAT PG 2023 result verified, he /she will not be eligible for SSB and their candidature will be cancelled and no representation will be accepted. It is also informed that there is no provision for offline application to be accepted by the Directorate General of Recruiting.
  • Salary

    Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service academies i.e. during training period at OTA is ₹ 56,100/-p.m.

    How to Apply?

    Applications will only be accepted online on website Click on ‘Officer Entry Appln/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Registrations not required, if already registered on

    Application Deadline

    November 28, 2023 by 1500 hrs.