How To Prepare For JAG Entry 2023 (A Complete Guide)

Joining the Judge Advocate General (JAG) entry in 2023 is a prestigious opportunity for individuals aspiring to serve in the legal arm of the armed forces. The JAG entry allows law graduates to contribute their legal expertise to the military, combining legal proficiency with a commitment to national service. This comprehensive guide provides a step-by-step approach to help candidates prepare effectively for the JAG entry in 2023.

JAG Entry 2023 Posts

The total number of posts will be 8:

  • Men: 4 (Cyber Security)
  • Women: 4 (Cyber Security)

NOTE: Last Date to apply for the 33rd Course before November 28, 3 PM.

JAG Eligibility Criteria:

Before diving into preparations, thoroughly understand the eligibility criteria for JAG entry 2023. Law Graduate candidates can apply for JAG who is unmarried(Male and Female).

Age limit: 21 to 27 years as of 01 Jul 2024 (Born not earlier than 02 Jul 1997 and not later than 01 Jul 2003; both dates inclusive).

Education: Minimum 55% aggregate marks in LLB Degree (three years professional after graduation or five years after 10+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.

Registration with Bar Council of India/State OR Certificate from college / University that the LLB Course in the said institution is recognized by the Bar Council of India. Ensure that you meet the age requirements, educational qualifications, and other specified criteria outlined in the official notification.

How to Apply For JAG Entry

Applications will only be accepted online on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

  • Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Registrations are not required, if already registered on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in).
  • Fill out the online registration form after reading the instructions carefully.
  • After getting registered, click on ‘Apply Online’ under Dashboard. A page ‘Officers Selection – ‘Eligibility’ will open.
  • Click ‘Apply’ shown against the Short Service Commission JAG Entry Course. A page of ‘Application Form’ will open.
  • Read the instructions carefully and click ‘Continue’ to fill in details as required under various segments. Personal information, Communication details, Education details and details of previous SSB.
  • Save & Continue’ each time before you go to the next segment. After filling details on the last segment, you will move to a page ‘Summary of your information’ wherein you can check and edit the entries already made.
  • Only after ascertaining the correctness of all your details, click on ‘Submit’.
  • Candidates must click on ‘Submit’ each time they open the application to edit any details. The candidates are required to take out two copies of their application having Roll Number, 30 minutes after the final closure of the online application on the last day.

Self-attested copies of the documents along with their originals are to be carried to the Selection Centre by the candidates, For further details Go to the Official website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

Salary Structure of JAG Officers

  • Stipend: Rs 56,100 during training at OTA
  • Post-training: Varies based on rank level
RankLevelPay Range
LieutenantLevel 1056,100 – 1,77,500
CaptainLevel 10 B61,300 – 1,93,900
MajorLevel 1169,400 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant ColonelLevel 12A1,21,200 – 2,12,400
ColonelLevel 131,30,600 – 2,15,900
BrigadierLevel 13A1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major GeneralLevel 141,44,200 – 2,18,200

Pattern and Selection Process

The Indian Army JAG 33 Exam Pattern and Selection Process for 2023 consists of the following stages:

Shortlisting of Candidates: The candidates are shortlisted by the integrated HQ of MoD (Army) without disclosing the specific selection criteria. Shortlisted candidates are informed via email about their selection and are required to log into the website to select SSB (Services Selection Board) interview dates.

(a) SSB Interviews: Only shortlisted eligible candidates will undergo SSB at Selection Centres, Allahabad(UP), Bhopal(MP), Bangalore (Karnataka) and Jalandhar (PB). A call-up letter for the SSB interview will be issued by the respective Selection Centre on the candidate’s registered e-mail ID and SMS only. Allotment of the Selection Centre is at the discretion of the Directorate General of Recruiting, IHQ of MoD (Army) and no request for changes will be entertained in this regard.

(b) Only shortlisted eligible candidates will undergo SSB at Selection Centres, Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP), Bangalore (Karnataka) and Jalandhar (PB). A call-up letter for the SSB interview will be issued by the respective Selection Centre on the candidate’s registered e- mail ID and SMS only. Allotment of the Selection Centre is at the discretion of the Directorate General of Recruiting, IHQ of MoD (Army) and no request for changes will be entertained in this regard.

Candidates will be put through the two-stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II. Those who fail in stage I will be returned on the same day. The duration of the SSB interview is five days and details of the same are available on the official website of the Directorate General of Recruiting i.e. www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. This will be followed by a medical examination for the candidates who get recommended after Stage II.

(c) Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit, will be issued a joining letter for training in the order of merit, depending on the number of vacancies available, subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.

SSB Stages After Shortlisting

Stage 2A: Screening: Candidates undergo a verbal and non-verbal test, along with a Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT).

Stage 2B: Psychological Test: This stage includes the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Word Association Test (WAT), Situation Reaction Test (SRT), and Self Description Test (SD).

Stage 2C: Group Testing Officer (GTO): Candidates participate in various tasks that assess their leadership and team spirit. The tasks include Group Discussion (GD), Group Planning Exercise (GPE), Progressive Group Task (PGT), Half Group Task (HGT), Individual Obstacles Task (IoT), Command Task, Snake Race/Group Obstacle Race, Individual Lecturette, and Final Group Task (FGT).

Stage 2D: Personal Interview: Candidates undergo a personal interview where their overall IQ, knowledge, and reactions to various questions are tested.

Stage 2E: Conference: In this stage, the candidate’s mental and physical abilities are evaluated to make the final selection. Those selected will proceed to the medical test.

Medical Test: The selected candidates undergo a medical examination to ensure they meet the medical standards and criteria specified by the IHQ of MoD (Army). Candidates who successfully pass all the stages and meet the medical criteria will be eligible for the final selection in the Indian Army’s JAG branch.

JAI HIND

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