Government Jobs for LLB Graduate

2 Mar 2021  Read 7665 Views

When we talk about law as a career option, the only choices we could think of is getting into litigation, or entering the corporate sector or appearing for the judiciary. But what if we tell you that there are handful of options for a law student after graduation! We have come up with some of the most respectable and lesser-known examinations/ job, a law student can apply for after law school. Some of the available options could be- 
1. RBI Grade B
One of the best options available is to appear for the exams conducted by RBI to appoint Grade B officers. The post for the Grade B officer is the most sought for positions related to banking jobs. The job of a Grade B officer is to handle the currency issues and the manners in which it is regulated, also to ensure if the financial stability of the system is intact and also to handle the accounts of the Government and Central Banks. 

Paper Pattern

  • Paper 1 on General Knowledge of Law: Consists of objective (30 marks) and subjective questions (150 marks)
  • Paper 2 on English: Descriptive in Nature and consists of 100 marks 

Eligibility

  1. To become an RBI Grade B Legal officer Bachelor’s Degree in Law is required which should along with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters.

  2. At least 2 years of experience as an Advocate/Law Officer in the Legal Department of a large bank/financial institution /statutory corporation /company and/or legal associate etc

2. SEBI Grade A Officer
Another great option would be to apply for the SEBI Grade A exams where all types of streams are required to perform different functions in the organization. 

Work Area

  • The SEBI candidates qualifying for the exam would have various departments to carry the functions of SEBI. 

  • These functions could include approving stock exchange, amending by-laws related to the same, inspecting the accounts, investigating malpractices within securities, suspending security trading of stock exchange etc.

Selection Process

  • Phase I : Online exam comprising of two papers of 100 marks each

Paper 1: MCQ questions from subjects like GK

Paper 2: Questions from legal aptitude

  • Phase II: Online exam comprising of 2 papers of 100 marks each

Paper 1: Descriptive Test for English to test drafting skills

Paper 2: Questions from Legal stream

  • Phase III: Interview Round

3. JAG (Judge Advocate General)
An opportunity to join the army! After being a law graduate the students can apply for the same which is a prestigious position held by the major general who is the legal and judicial chief of the army. The army of the country has a different branch altogether consisting of legally qualified army officers. 

Their major job is to provide legal helps to the military in any manner that is required. To be more precise, advising the officers posted in the court-martial on military-related laws.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The age limit is 21 to 27yrs.

  • Min 55% LL.B Degree (3yrs/5yrs)

  • Registered as an Advocate with BCI

  • Selection for SSB interview based on online application

  • Medical exam and Physical examination

Selection

  • Selection is based on the SSB (Service Selection Board) procedure.

  • 1st shortlisting round is done by the Recruiting Directorate, Integrated HQ of MoD & final selection decision is done by the DG Recruiting.

  • Then the selected candidates are called for the SSB interview.

  • The selection procedure consists of 2 stages based on Psychological Aptitude Test.

  • Candidates who qualify the stages and are found to be fit medically by the Medical Board are selected in the order of merit.

4. PSU
Next in the list is PSU i.e. Public Sector Enterprise which comes under the Union Government’s control and management. As Union Government owns more than 50% of the shares of the same, either by the Centre of the State. 

The PSUs have their own method of recruiting candidates, where there are both legal and non-legal posts but sticking to the legal posts, the appointment for the same is done through CLAT scores. However, the candidates have to apply specifically for the positions in every PSU they desire to work in individually and followed by that the organization will announce the merit list that’s purely marks based.

Exam Pattern

  1. The New Exam Pattern will have comprehension based questions in CLAT PG comprising of 100 MCQs from subjects like Constitutional LAw, Jurisprudence, Contract law etc
  2. The descriptive portion of the exam will have essay type questions of 10 marks and 2 essays will be given to the aspirants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • LL.B degree

  • Selection based on CLAT score and Private exams

5. Judiciary
Next in the list is the judiciary. Something that every law student aspires to give a shot at least once in their lives! The Provincial Civil Services Judicial exam which is the entrance for the lawyers into the world of judiciary and be appointed as the member of the subordinate judiciary. This appointment is made by the government of the state with the supervision of the high courts of their jurisdiction and the candidate, with a training process that comes after qualifying the exams and interview, is appointed as a judge. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • 3 or 5 years law degree is compulsory for candidates

  • Min 21 years and max 35 years of age.

  • The candidate should have been Registered as an advocate with BCI

Paper Pattern

  • 3 Stage Exam (Prelims, Mains Viva)

  • Prelims (Basic Law subjects along with particular state laws also G.K, English, Computer Knowledge)

  • Mains will consist along with test of basic laws, your writing skill and test ok knowledge (writing on social issues, legal issues, translation form Hindi to English and English to Hindi)

The exam is two folds- prelims and mains and then comes the interview followed by the training.

6. Public prosecutor
A very significant post is that of a public prosecutor who is considered to be the agent of the state that represents the interest of a large section of people, especially in the criminal justice system. This post is defined under section 24 of CrPc which is responsible for prosecuting the accused as a duty of the state and not just the party that’s aggrieved. Their major function is to scrutinize the various prosecution functions. The Centre or State government makes their appointments in consultation with the High Court. 

Eligibility

  • Candidate in order to qualify must have completed at least a UG degree in law

  • LLM Graduates can also apply

  • Should have cleared all the exams of his/ her degree and should have an aggregate score of at least 50-55% to be eligible for public prosecutor

7. UGC NET
Better known as National Eligibility Test is a test to determine the eligibility of the candidate to appear for the post of assistant professor or Junior Research Fellowship award in Indian Universities. So the law students who are as good as a teacher and can see themselves doing good in the profession can apply for the same.

Eligibility

  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree with a min 55% marks from a UGC recognized university only

  • Students appearing in the qualifying exam or waiting for the results can also apply. But they are required to complete their PG within 2 years from the date of UGC NET result. 

Paper Pattern

Paper I: Questions would be generic in nature (100 Marks)

Paper II: Questions on Law Subjects like Jurisprudence, Administrative and Constitutional law etc (200 Marks)

 

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Shalu Shravan Singh, currently a final year law student, and quite enamoured of writing. A music aficionado that’s also a wanderer and desires to visit more of these places.

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