The most popular government exam after LLB is the judicial services examination, that is conducted by the state public service commissions of almost all states. Apart from judicial services examinations, most of the government organizations have established their own legal departments to handle their cases related to the legal matters. The Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Security and Exchange Board of India are some of the examples of the government organisations that recruit LLB graduates.
Government exams for LLB graduates
Judicial Services Examination - PCS (J)-Provincial Civil Service-Judicial Examination or commonly known as judicial services examination the entry points for law graduates. Clearing the exam gives entry to the subordinate judiciary. The judicial services examinations are conducted by the state governments under the supervision of their respective High Courts.
Judicial Services Examination gives entry at two levels, lower judiciary services and higher judiciary services. The eligibility for both levels is given below.
Lower Judiciary Services - Candidate must be an LLB graduate. And, must be enrolled as an advocate under Advocates’ Act 1961
Higher Judiciary Services - The candidate must be an LLB graduate, enrolled as an advocate under Advocates; Act 1961. The candidate should have an experience of 7-years as a lawyer.
RBI Grade B(Legal Officer) - Reserve Bank of India conducts RBI Grade B recruitment for legal officers. The selection process includes a screening process consisting of a written examination and an interview. The legal officer recruited by RBI is given the responsibilities of handling the legal issues of various departments, preparing the draft legislation and others.
SEBI Grade A Recruitment - Security and Exchange Board of India recruits legal officers, assistant manager for its legal branch. Candidates who have completed law graduation and postgraduation can apply for the SEBI recruitment, an examination, which is followed by interview rounds.
DMRC Recruitment - Delhi Metro Rail Corporation conducts DMRC recruitment every year for the posts of general manager and legal officer. LLB graduates and those who have completed LLM are eligible for DMR recruitments.
The candidates must be an LLB graduate with minimum 55 per cent aggregate marks.
The candidate should have a 5-year experience of working in the legal department of the government of India or any other organisation.
Government Jobs after LLB - General Government Examinations
Being a graduate, the LLB graduates can also apply for a number of other government positions. There are several government exams that are conducted for those candidates who are just graduates, irrespective of their discipline. Some of the most popular government exams in which the law graduates can apply are mentioned below.
UPSC Civil Services Examination - The UPSC civil services examination is very popular among law graduates. The eligibility criteria require that the candidate must be a graduate in any discipline. The LLB course and UPSC CSE exam have some overlapping subjects and law graduates often find it easy to prepare for the examination. Those who clear UPSC CSE are posted as IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS officers.
State Public Services Examination - All states of India conduct their own PCS examination. The law graduates are also eligible to appear in the examination. State Public Services Commission offers various job profiles such as district magistrate, Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer and others.
SSC CGL - Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CGL examination every year. Any graduate, including the law graduates, can apply for SSC CGL. Staff Selection Commission offers a number of job profiles through SSC CGL. These include Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Account Officer, Income Tax Officer, Sub Inspector, Inspector, Statistical Investigator, Upper Division Clerk and many others.
SBI PO - If the law graduates are interested in the banking sector jobs, they can also apply for SBI P recruitment and secure the positions at the managerial level. Those who clear SBI PO are posted as Bank Probationary Officer, Assistant Manager, Manager and others. The exam requires good mathematics and reasoning skills along with knowledge of English and current affairs.
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