Students will have two options: take a competitive test and acquire a government/private sector job, or pursue higher study. As for the first option, LLB graduates can take several discipline-specific competitive tests, which can lead to a job in the legal profession.

Some of these exams are: 

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

In this article, we’ll go over the mentioned exams along with providing names and posts of some others.

Government Exams after LLB: 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 November every year, while the Prelims and mains happen in December-January.

Exam Eligibility

The IBPS all have very different exam eligibility criteria. Candidates are advised to check the data of the individual exam from their respective pages. The general criteria for attending an IBPS exam are as follows. 

  • Candidates applying for the exam must fall under the age category of 20- 30 years.
  • Candidates must hold an LLB Bachelor's degree (For some exams).
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university (For some exams).
  • Candidates must be enrolled with Bar Council as an Advocate.

Exam Pattern

All IBPS exams also have different exam patterns. Although all of them are divided into three stages. 

Stage 1: Preliminary

Some of the major sections that are present in Preliminary exams are as follows.

English Language

Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness of the Banking Industry

Stage 2: Mains

Some of the major sections in the Mains exams are as follows.

Professional Knowledge

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

English Language

Data Analysis and Interpretation

General Economy

Banking Awareness

Stage 3: Interview

In the final stage, the interview is for a total of 100 marks, and the candidate will clear the cut-off at 40%. (Different for each exam. The above example is for the IBPS SO exam)

Government Exams after LLB: JAG Exam

The JAG or Judge Advocate General Exam Entry Scheme was officially issued by the Indian Army. 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 2024 (April 2024, 32nd round) are as follows-

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

Refer to the official notification by the Indian Army for more information on the 32nd round of the JAG Exam.

Exam Eligibility

Below are the exam eligibility criteria for taking the JAG exam.

  • Candidates should either be a citizen of India, a subject of Bhutan, or a subject of Nepal, 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.*
  • Candidates should be between 21 to 27 years of age while applying for any specific round of the JAG exam.
  • 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

*Candidates belonging to the Gorkha subjects of Nepal need not present the Certificate of eligibility.

Selection Procedure

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 DG Recruiting makes the final selection decision.
  • 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 the 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

Government Exams after LLB: PSUs Exam

PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) units are owned by the Indian government, individual states, or businesses. The Public Sector Undertakings offer massive job opportunities by holding exams regularly and individuals who clear the exam are employed in the PSUs.

Every year, PSU Recruitment via CLAT LLM Score is conducted to fill various positions such as Trainee Legal Advisor, Legal Executive Trainee, Assistant Legal Advisor, and others. Candidates are then shortlisted after many rounds of group discussions and interviews.

Some PSUs that conduct their recruiting through CLAT scores are given below.

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

Oil India Limited

National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)

Government Exams after Law: RBI Recruitment

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the 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 the Interview. RBI Recruitment exam offers law graduates the post title of Legal Consultant.

Exam Eligibility

The exam eligibility criteria for Legal Consultant Grade F and Grade C/D are given in the table below. 

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. (Masters or Ph.D. preferred)

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 of 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.

Selection Procedure

Just like the IBPS exam, the selection procedure for the RBI recruitment exam is divided into three stages.

  • Preliminary examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview

Other Recruitment options

Government exams after LLB aren’t the be-all and end-all of your career. There are some companies or government organizations that recruit based on your LLB scores, ability, work experience, etc. Here are two more prominent recruitment options for LLB graduates.

SEBI Grade A Recruitment

The Security and Exchange Board of India seeks legal officers and assistant managers for its legal section. Candidates who have finished their legal degree and postgraduate studies can apply for SEBI recruiting, which includes a test followed by interview stages.

Recruitment Eligibility

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree in law.
  • The candidate should not be older than 30 years.

DMRC Recruitment

Every year, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation holds DMRC recruitment for the positions of general manager and legal officer. DMR recruitments are open to LLB grads as well as LLM candidates.

Recruitment Eligibility

  • The candidates must be LLB graduates with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
  • The candidate must have a 5-year experience working in the legal department of the government of India or any other

Best job options for LLB Graduates

Apart from government exams after LLB, these are some prominent job positions LLB grads can acquire. 

  • Legal Analyst - A legal analyst performs legal research and deciphers laws, assists individual attorneys, and manages legal records and databases. A legal analyst may operate individually or as part of a team.
  • Chief Judicial Magistrate - The Judicial Services Examination can lead to the office of Chief Judicial Magistrate. Practicing attorneys are chosen for the position of Chief Judicial Magistrate, who has the authority of a Judicial Magistrate (First Class).
  • Government lawyers - government lawyers work for the government and advocate its cases. The top post for a government lawyer is Attorney General of India, which is a constitutional office. There are also more profiles, including Solicitor General. A law graduate can also work for the government in its capacity, as the government hires attorneys to represent itself in court proceedings.
  • Civil Judge (junior division) - A Civil Judge is chosen through the Judicial Services Examinations and has the authority of a Judicial Magistrate (second class). A recent law graduate may apply for the job of Civil Judge.
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer - Law graduates can practice as civil litigation lawyers. A litigation lawyer advocates for their clients' cases and participates in case studies. Additionally, the litigation lawyer files pleadings on a variety of issues.

Other LLB / BL Law Graduate Government Exams

The table below lists some other LLB / BL exams for law graduates.

Exam Name / Conducting Body


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


The Legal sector has a massive range of professions, 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!