Government Law Exams

Contrary to popular belief, law isn’t just about barristers and solicitors. In the last two decades, the scope of the law profession has seen immense growth through job roles like legal executive coroners, court clerks, legal secretaries, etc which are being offered in bigger quantities. Eligible law graduates, lawyers, LL.B. and Master in Laws candidates, can secure jobs in Public Sector Organizations, District Courts, High Courts, Central / State Government Advocates, and more.

Law professions like such can be extremely bankable, and reliable. To acquire these jobs, there are many law exams that offer attractive job positions to law graduates in India. Below is a list of exams that a law student can take among others:

  • IBPS Law Officer Exam
  • JAG Exam
  • PSU Exam
  • RBI Exam

This article attempts to lay down information regarding the eligibility, and selection process of mentioned exams.

IBPS Law Officer Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) exam is held for the selection of various kinds of officers in the public sector banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, NABARD, RBI, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies, and other regular members. Banks of the IBPS society. The IBPS department conducts exams for multiple posts and positions such as

  • IBPS SO exam for Specialist Officers
  • IBPS Law Officer Exam
  • IBPS PO Exam for Probationary Officers
  • BPS RRB Exam for Officers and
  • Office assistants in Regional Rural Banks.

Online registrations for the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) happen in the month of November every year, while the Prelims and mains happen in December-January. IBPS Law Officer exam respectively.

Exam Eligibility

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

  • Candidates applying for the exam must fall under the age category 20- 30 years.
  • Candidates must hold an LLB Bachelor degree.
  • Candidates must be enrolled with Bar Council as an Advocate.

Exam Pattern

The IBPS Law Officer exam has three stages-

  1. Preliminary

    The exam duration is for 2 hours, and there is a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.

  2. Reasoning

    50 Questions

    50 Marks

    General Awareness

    50 Questions

    50 Marks

    English Language

    50 Questions

    1. Marks

  3. Mains

    Candidates who qualify for the first stage are eligible for this stage. This test has total marks of 60 and adds up to the final merit list.

  4. Interview

    In the final stage, the interview is for a total of 100 marks, and the candidate will clear the cut-off at 40%.

Judge Advocate General Exam

The JAG Entry Scheme was officially issued by the Indian Army. Applications for the 31st course (October 2023) are live now. Short Service Commission by JAG Entry Scheme (also known as Judge Advocate General’s Corps) falls under the military branch of justice and law. The responsibilities of a Judge Advocate General include advising the military officers, draft filing, court appearances, and tribunals. They are also required to master the practice of Military Laws and equal to the rank of a military lieutenant.

The vacancy details for the Indian Army JAG Recruitment 2023 are as follows-

  • 5 posts for men
  • 3 posts for women
  • Location of the job: All over India


  • Candidates should either be a citizen of India, or a subject of Bhutan, or a subject of Nepal, or a Tibetan refugee who settled in India before the 01st of Jan. 1962, or a person of Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia, and Vietnam immigrant with Indian origin with a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India.
  • However, candidates belonging to the Gorkha subjects of Nepal need not present the Certificate of eligibility.
  • Candidates should be between 21 to 27 years of age on 1st January 2023.
  • Candidates must hold an LLB degree (five years course after the 10+2 examination or three years after graduation) from a college recognized by the Bar Council of India.
  • Candidates should hold a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in LLB degree
  • Candidates should be eligible for registration with the Bar Council of India/State


  • The selection for the post of Judge Advocate General Department is based on the SSB (Service Selection Board) procedure.
  • The first shortlisting round is done by the Recruiting Directorate, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army).
  • The final selection decision is done by the DG Recruiting.
  • The result of the shortlisted names is displayed on the Join Indian Army website.
  • The selected candidates are called for the SSB interview.
  • The SSB selection procedure consists of two stages based on Psychological Aptitude Test.
  • Candidates who qualify for the stages and are found to be fit medically by the Medical Board are selected in the order of merit.
  • The final selection is made based on the vacancies available at that time

PSU Exam

PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) units are owned by the government of India or state or corporations. The Public Sector Undertakings offer massive job opportunities by holding exams regularly and individuals who clear the exam are employed in the PSUs. Few PSUs conduct their own exams for selection of law officers and others like ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) and POWERGRID (Power Grid Corporation Of India Limited) hire their law officers based on CLAT-PG scores.

RBI Recruitment

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts RBI Recruitment Exam to select candidates for different officer positions. The selected candidates are offered jobs in the various RBI branches across the country. Every year thousands of people apply for the exam. While the seat vacancy is limited, the competition for the exam is very high due to the many participating candidates. The exam is conducted in three phases, and they are the Preliminary examination, the Main examination, and Interview. RBI Recruitment exam offers law graduates the post title of Legal Consultant. The online application process generally begins by August which is expected to be the same for 2022 as well.


Legal Consultant (grade F)

Legal Consultant (Grade C/D)

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by the Bar Council of India.

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by the Bar Council of India.

Candidates must hold a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.

Candidates must hold a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.

Candidates must have a minimum of 15 years experience as an Advocate.

Candidates must have a minimum of 7 years experience as an Advocate.

Candidates must be 45 to 55 years of age.

Candidates must be 30 to 45 years of age.


  1. Preliminary examination
  2. Main examination
  3. Interview

Other LLB / BL Law Graduate Government Exam

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Company Prosecutor - 05

Dayalbagh Educational Institute

Faculty Posts (Law)

NTPC Limited

Head of Law - 01

Cochin Port Trust

Law Officer Grade II - 01

Government of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Assistant Professor (Law) - 02

Bombay High Court

Clerk - 182

Patna High Court

Personal Assistants - 131

Madras High Court

Junior Resident - 180

Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi

Legal Consultants - 02

Railtel Corporation of India Limited

Senior Manager (legal) - 01

Indian Coast Guard

Assistant Commandant (law)

Engineers India Limited

Senior Manager (Legal) - 01

Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC)

Assistant Law Officer - 05

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

Legal Assistant - 01


Law Officer - 01

Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC)

Manager (Legal) - 01

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Assistant Professor (Law) - 05+

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (Maha MPSC)

Civil Judge - 190

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Officer Scale-II (Manager) (Law) - 19

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Assistant Manager (Legal) - 01

Rajasthan State Gas Limited

Manager (Legal and Corporate Affairs)

Bank of Baroda (BOB) Financial Solutions limited

AVP / Manager – Legal

Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission

Civil Judge - 39

Indian Army

JAG Entry Scheme - 14

Mumbai Port Trust

Chief Law Officer - 01

Shipping Corporation of India Limited

Chief Manager (Legal) - 01

Canbank Factor Limited

Legal Officers - 01

Telangana High Court

Civil Judge - 67

Syndicate Bank

Manager (Law) - 41

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

Law Officers

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI)

Manager (Legal) - 01

Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited

Legal Assistant - 01

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB)

Ministerial and Isolated Category Posts (Chief Law Assistant) - 100+

Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT)

Senior Manager (Legal) - 01

Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited (IDPL)

Sr. Executive/ Executive (Legal) - 01

Madras High Court

Law Clerks - 68

Allahabad Bank

Manager (Law) - 15

Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)

Legal Advisors

Punjab National Bank

Senior Manager (Law), Manager (Law) - 110

High Court of Kerala

Munsiff-Magistrate - 45

Delhi Development Authority (DDA)

Junior Law Officer- 05

Jharkhand High Court

Law Researchers/ Research Associates - 25

National Textile Corporation Limited (NTC Limited)

Various Managers (Law) - 08

IFCI Venture Capital Funds Limited

Assistant Manager (Legal), Manager (Legal) - 02

AIIMS Jodhpur

Law Officer - 01

State Bank of India

Head (Legal), DGM (Law) - 02

India SME Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (ISARC)

Chief Manager – Legal - 01

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED)

Assistant Manager (Legal) - 01

Latest Government Jobs

Various Government Sector Jobs in Central and State, PSCs. – 01 Lakh Above

High Court of Patna

District Judge (Entry Level) - 14

High Court of Madhya Pradesh

Civil Judge, District Judge - 245

Rajasthan High Court

Legal Researcher - 38

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Assistant Prosecution Officer - 17

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)

Assistant Commissioner - 11

Legal sector has a massive range of profession, and a brilliant career progression- the possibilities are endless. The challenge sure exists in the law sector but it’s also one of the most exciting, respected, and rewarding professions. Make sure to pick exams best suited for you, and ace them!
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