Indian Army JAG 27th Course Notification Out : Last Date to Apply

Indian Army JAG 27th Course Notification Out : Last Date to Apply


Applications are invited from unmarried male and unmarried female LAW GRADUATES for grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army for Judge Advocate General Branch. In this article, we will discuss everything about the notification. 


The application has started on 6th May 2021 till 5:00 pm. 

The last date to apply is 4th June 2021 till 5:00 pm.


JAG Entry Indian Army Eligibility 


(a) Nationality - A candidate must either be:

 (i) A citizen of India, or

 (ii) A subject of Nepal,

 (iii) 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 and Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary for the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. 


(b) Age Limit - 21 to 27 years as on 01 Jul 2021 (Born not earlier than 02 Jul 1994 and not later than 01 Jul 2000; both dates inclusive).  

NoteCandidates should note that the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of applications will only be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted. 


(c) Educational Qualification - Minimum 55% aggregate marks in LLB Degree (three years professional after graduation or five years after 10+2 examination). The candidates should be eligible for registration as an advocate with the Bar Council of India/State. The candidate should be from a College/University recognized by Bar Council of India.


Click Here for the Official Notification



JAG Entry Indian Army Vacancies


Total Vacancies for Men - 06 and Women - 02


Promotion Criteria and Salary Structure


 (a) Promotion Criteria


Rank Promotion Criteria
Lieutenant On Commission
Captain On completion of 2 years
Major On completion of 6 years
Lt Colonel On completion of 13 years
Colonel (TS) On completion of 26 years
Colonel On selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service conditions.
Brigadier
Major General


(b) Pay


RankLevel( Pay in Rupees )
LieutenantLevel 1056,100 - 1,77,500
CaptainLevel 10B61,300 - 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



(c) Military Service Pay (MSP) - MSP to the officers from the rank of Lt to Brig ₹ 15,500/- p.m. fixed.

(d) Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training



Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service Academies i.e. during training period at OTA.

Rs. 56,000/- p.m.*


*On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay Matrix of the Officer commissioned shall be fixed in the first Cell of Level 10. The period of training shall not be treated as commissioned service. Arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period shall be paid to cadets. 




How to Apply for JAG Entry Indian Army 

  • Applications will only be accepted online on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. Click on ‘Officer Entry Appln/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Registrations not required, if already registered on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in).
  • Fill 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.
  • Then click ‘Apply’ shown against Short Service Commission JAG Entry Course. A page ‘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 for editing any details. 
  • The candidates are required to take out two copies of their application having Roll Number, 30 minutes after final closure of online application on last day. 



Selection Procedure for JAG Entry


The selection procedure is as follows:- 


  • Shortlisting of Applications - Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) reserves the right for shortlisting of applications, without assigning any reason. After shortlisting of applications, the Centre allotment will be intimated to candidates via their email. After allotment of Selection Centre, candidates will have to log in to the website and select their SSB dates which are available on a first-come-first-serve basis initially. Thereafter, it will be allotted by the Selection Centres. The option to select the dates for SSB by candidates may be forfeited due to the occurrence of any exceptional circumstance/events. 

  • Only shortlisted eligible candidates will undergo SSB at Selection Centres, Allahabad(UP), Bhopal(MP), Bangalore (Karnataka) and Kapurthala (PB). Call up letter for SSB interview will be issued by respective Selection Centre on candidate’s registered e-mail id and SMS only. Allotment of Selection Centre is at the discretion of 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.

  • 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. 

Medical Examination 

Please visit www.joinindianarmy.nic.in for Medical Standards and Procedures of Medical Examination for Officers Entry into Army as applicable. 

Note - The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. Directorate General of Recruiting has no role to play in any Medical Boards and procedure advised by the medical authorities will be strictly adhered to.





All the Best!



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