JAG 33 Notification Out | Indian Army Judge Advocate General

JAG 33 Entry 2024 : The Indian Army released the JAG 33 Notification, Judge Advocate General 33rd Course notification, on October 30, 2024. They are now accepting applications from unmarried male and unmarried female law graduates for the grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army for the Judge Advocate General Branch.

The JAG 33 Notification is scheduled to be released in October 2024. All eligible male and female law graduates can apply for this special entry. You can find additional details related to the 33rd Short Service Commission JAG Entry Scheme Course (Men and Women) for October 2024, specifically designed for law graduates.

JAG 33 Notification Judge Advocate General Branch

The official career website of the Indian Army is set to release the JAG Course 33 Notification in December-January 2024. The JAG 33rd course for JAG entry 2024, which is for the Judge Advocate General Branch, is scheduled to commence in October 2023 at OTA Chennai. This is a special entry opportunity for both male and female law graduates who wish to join the JAG branch of the Indian Army.

Unmarried male and female law graduates are encouraged to apply for a Short Service Commission in the Indian Army’s Judge Advocate General Branch through the JAG 33 Notification.

JAG 33 Events Dates
JAG 33 Entry Application Start Date30st October 2023
JAG 33 Entry Last Date to Apply 28th November 2023
JAG 33 Entry SSB Date June – July 2024
JAG 33 Entry Merit ListAugust – September 2024
JAG 33 Entry Joining DateOctober 2024
JAG 33 Entry SSB Coaching Join SSB Coaching
JAG 33 Entry Job Post Lieutenant in Indian Army
JAG 33 Entry Vacancies Men : 04 , Women : 04
JAG 33 Entry Scheme Salary /Pay ScaleRs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,77,500 (Level 10)
JAG 33 Entry Mode of Apply Online
JAG 33 Entry Official Websitewww.joinindianarmy.nic.in

JAG 33 Notification : Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to unmarried male and unmarried female LAW GRADUATES who wish to apply for a Short Service Commission in the Indian Army’s Judge Advocate General Branch.

Nationality: To be eligible, a candidate must fall into one of the following categories:

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. 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, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. It’s important to note that candidates from categories (ii) and (iii) above must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India. However, candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal do not require a certificate of eligibility.

JAG 33 Notification : Age Limit

  • The age eligibility for candidates is as follows: You must be between 21 to 27 years old as of 01 July 2024. This means you should have been born not earlier than 02 July 1997 and not later than 01 July 2003. Both of these dates are inclusive.

Note :- Candidates must take note that the date of birth recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submitting their applications will be the only accepted date of birth. No requests for changes to this date will be considered or granted at a later time.

JAG 33 Notification : Educational Qualification

Candidates are required to meet the following criteria:

  1. Attain a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in their LLB Degree, which should be either a three-year professional program after graduation or a five-year program after completing 10 plus 2.
  2. Possess a CLAT PG Score from the preceding year, which is mandatory for all candidates, including those who have completed their LLM or are currently pursuing it, and are applying for courses commencing in a specific year.
  3. Be eligible for registration as an advocate with the Bar Council of India/State.
  4. Have completed their legal education at a College/University recognized by the Bar Council of India.

JAG 33 Notification : Vacancies

MALE : 04 , FEMALE : 04

Tenure of Engagement

Both male and female officers in the regular Army will be granted a Short Service Commission (SSC) for a duration of 14 years. This initial period will be for 10 years, with the option to extend it for an additional 4 years. If male and female officers wish to continue serving in the Army after the initial 10-year Short Service Commission, they may be considered for the grant of a Permanent Commission (PC) in their 10th year, subject to meeting the required criteria as per the relevant policies issued from time to time.

For SSC officers (both male and female) who are not selected for the grant of a PC but are otherwise found to be fit and suitable, they will have the option to continue as Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) for a total period of 14 years, which includes the initial 10-year tenure. After the completion of this period, they will be released from the Army.

Period of Probation : An officer will undergo a probationary period of 6 months from the date of receiving their commission. If, during this probationary period, the officer is reported as unsuitable to retain their commission, their services may be terminated at any time, whether it occurs before or after the probationary period has expired.

JAG 33 Notification : Training

The training duration is 49 weeks at OTA, Chennai.

  • Selected candidates will undergo Pre-Commission training at OTA, Chennai based on their position in the final order of merit and subject to the number of available vacancies, provided they meet all eligibility criteria.
  • During the training period, candidates are not allowed to marry or live with parents/guardians. Marriage is prohibited until the completion of full training at the Officers Training Academy. If a candidate marries after applying, even if they are successful at the Services Selection Board interview and medical examination, they will not be eligible for training. Candidates who marry while under training will be discharged and required to reimburse all expenses incurred by the government.
  • Upon successful completion of Pre-Commission training at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai, all candidates will be awarded a ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management and Strategic Studies’ by the University of Madras.

The fixed stipend for cadet training is ₹56,100 per month.*

*Upon successful commissioning, the officer’s pay in the Pay Matrix will be fixed at the first Cell of Level 10. It’s important to note that the training period will not be counted as commissioned service. Any arrears related to applicable allowances during the training period will be paid to the cadets.

How to Apply for JAG 33 Exam ?

To apply for the Short Service Commission JAG Entry Course, please follow these steps online at www.joinindianarmy.nic.in:

  1. Visit the official website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
  2. Click on ‘Officer Entry Appln/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Note: Registration is not required if you are already registered on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in).
  3. Fill out the online registration form after carefully reading the instructions.
  4. After completing the registration, click on ‘Apply Online’ under Dashboard.
  5. You will be directed to the ‘Officers Selection – Eligibility’ page. Click ‘Apply’ for Short Service Commission JAG Entry Course.
  6. You will be taken to the ‘Application Form’ page. Read the instructions thoroughly and click ‘Continue’ to fill in the required details in various segments, including personal information, communication details, education details, and details of previous SSB.
  7. Remember to click ‘Save & Continue’ each time before moving to the next segment.
  8. After entering details in the last segment, you will reach the ‘Summary of your information’ page, where you can review and edit your entries.
  9. Once you’ve confirmed the correctness of all your details, click on ‘Submit Now.’ Candidates should click ‘Submit Now’ each time they open the application to edit any details.
  10. After the final closure of the online application on the last day, candidates are required to take out two copies of their application, which will include their Roll Number, after 30 minutes.

Please ensure you follow these steps accurately while applying online.

JAG 33 Notification : Selection Procedure

The process of shortlisting and selection for the JAG Entry Course involves the following steps:

  1. Shortlisting of Applications: The Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) reserves the right to shortlist applications without specifying a reason. Once applications are shortlisted, the Centre allocation will be communicated to candidates via email.
  2. SSB Date Selection: After Centre allotment, candidates must log in to the website to select their SSB interview dates. These dates are initially available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, final date allocation is at the discretion of the Selection Centres, and candidates’ date selection may be forfeited in exceptional circumstances.
  3. Selection Centres: Only shortlisted eligible candidates will attend the SSB interview at one of the following Selection Centres: Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP), Bangalore (Karnataka), and Jalandhar (PB).
  4. Call Up Letter: Candidates will receive their SSB interview call-up letters from the respective Selection Centre through their registered email and SMS. No requests for changes in Selection Centre allotment will be entertained.
  5. Two-Stage Selection Procedure: Candidates will undergo a two-stage selection process. Those who clear Stage I will proceed to Stage II, while those who fail in Stage I will be returned on the same day.
  6. SSB Interview Duration: The SSB interview lasts for five days, and detailed information is available on the official website of the Directorate General of Recruiting at www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
  7. Medical Examination: Candidates recommended after Stage II will undergo a medical examination.

Please note that the selection process is comprehensive and involves various stages to ensure that eligible candidates are assessed thoroughly.

Candidates who are recommended by the SSB and deemed medically fit will receive a joining letter for training. The issuance of joining letters will follow the order of merit, taking into account the available vacancies and candidates’ eligibility criteria.

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Frequently Asked Questions :-

  1. When will Indian Army release official Notification for JAG 33 Entry Scheme ? Ans : Indian Army has released official notification for JAG 33 Entry Scheme on 30st October 2023 .
  2. What is the Applying Date for JAG 33 Entry Scheme ? Ans : Eligible Candidates can apply for JAG 33 Entry Scheme from 30st October 2023 to 28th November 2023 .
  3. Is CLAT PG mandatory to apply for JAG 33 Entry Scheme ? Ans: Yes, CLAT PG is mandatory to apply for JAG 33 Entry Scheme .
  4. What is the Selection Process for JAG 33 Entry Scheme ? Ans : JAG 33 Entry Scheme Selection Process is – Shortlisting of Application > SSB Interview > Medical Test> Merit List.
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