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How to join Indian Army as a Law Graduates?

JAG: Judge Advocate General

Serving the nation with the most disciplined and prestigious organization ‘the defence forces of India’ is a dream of many youths. No doubt, wearing the most enthralling uniform is the first dream for many of us, perhaps earning one is not an easy cup of tea. If you are among the aspiring to be a part of the Indian defence services then this information is for you to guide you through your journey.

Well, there are many entries for the defence force of India like NDA, CDS, AFCAT, etc. But we, Indus Rangers Institute Pvt. Ltd. are here to talk about the most un-heard entry.

Wondering what to do with your law degree? What if you are eligible to work in the most prestigious organization in the country, would you take it? JAG (Judge Advocate General) Entry is your window of opportunity. Whether a topper or a mediocre student. You are eligible. Marks are not the only criteria, there are certain other qualities that are required. Here we are, with our team to help, guide and support you. Let us give you a glimpse of the prospect at hand.

The Judge Advocate General (JAG) Entry is for Lawyers. Young minds with legal acumen and skills are good to become a Major General, responsible to be Legal and Judicial Chief of Army. The JAG branch comprises of legally qualified army officers.

Gender is not a ground for bias here. Only unmarried male and female, law graduates can be aspirants for the special entry of the JAG branch. The JAG Entry is primarily for grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army.

Requisite Eligibility for filling application:

Nationality: The candidate must either be:

  • A citizen of India, or

  • A subject of Nepal,

  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently settle in India,

provided that if a candidate belongs to the 2nd and 3rd categories mentioned above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.


Candidate must be between 21 to 27 years (the candidate age eligibility varies every year, to check whether your eligibility click the link below)

Indian Army Official Website -

Educational Qualification:

  • Law Graduate (3 year/5 year course) with minimum 55% aggregate marks.

  • The candidates should be eligible for registration as advocate with the Bar Council of India/State.

  • The candidate should be from a College/University recognized by the Bar Council of India.


  • Men – 6 Posts

  • Women – 2 Posts

Selection Process:

  • Shortlisting of Applications: Shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB (Service Selection Board) Interview. Candidates will go through a two-stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage I (Screening Test) will go to Stage II (Psychology Test, Personal Interview & Ground Task Obstacle Test).

  • Medical Examination: Those who get recommended in the SSB will undergo a medical test.

  • Merit List: The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks you obtained in SSB.


  • 49 weeks is the duration of the training at OTA, Chennai.

  • Candidates on successful completion of Pre-Commission training at Officers Training Academy will receive ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras.

For any other queries please contact through below link.

Written By -

Amresh Chandra Pandey


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