Tuesday, December 24, 2013

JAG 13 notification of Indian Army


 Army has released JAG 13 notification for law graduates men and women. JAG stands for Judge Advocate General. Here is eligibility criteria of JAG 13 course as per the official notification.

Indian Army has invited applications for its legal department i.e., Judge Advocate General (JAG) 13 course for grant of Short Service Commission in Indian Army. Applications are invited from married / unmarried men and unmarried women.

Eligibility criteria for JAG 13 course

Applicants wishing to apply for JAG 13 course should meet the eligibility criteria as laid down below.

  • Only Indian citizen can apply for JAG 13.
  • Age limit for applicants is 21 to 27 years as on 01 July 2014. 
  • 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 with Bar Council of India/State. Applicants must enclose a certificate of percentage of obtained marks in aggregate/CGPA converted to aggregate percentage of marks as per university rules from their institutes with their applications.
  • Physical Standards: 
    • Height & Weight : The minimum acceptable height and weight for men is 157.5 cms with correlated weight and for women candidate is 152 cm and 42 kg. In case of candidates belonging to the North East and hilly areas like Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height will be relaxed by 5 cms and weight commensurate with reduced height. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2cms.
    • Visual Standards : The minimum acceptable visual acuity are: Distant vision (corrected) better eye 6/6, worse 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 3.5 including Astigmation. Candidates who have undergone or have evidence for having undergone Radial Karatotomy to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected. Candidates who have undergone Lasik Surgery for correction of reflective error are NOT acceptable.
    • To pass fit, a candidate must be in good physical and mental health free from any disability likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duty.
    • Prospective candidates are advised to exercise and keep themselves physically fit, in order to avoid any injury due to the rigorous physical training at OTA Chennai. In order to be able to adjust to the regime there candidates are advised to achieve following standards before joining the OTA, if finally selected:- (a) Running 2.4 Km in 15 minutes. (b) Push up - 13 Nos. (c) Sit ups - 25 Nos. (d) Chin ups- 6 Nos. (e) Rope climbing - 3-4 meter.
  • Candidates who were withdrawn from IMA, OTA, AFA or any other defence academy are not eligible to apply for JAG 13 course.

 How to apply for JAG 13 course of Indian Army

  • Apply on plain paper (typed or handwritten) as per format given in the advertisement. 
  • Only attach the photocopies of the following documents or certificates serial wise alongwith the application which should be properly tagged and duly attested by a Government Gazetted Officer:
    1. Matriculation Certificate issued by Board of Secondary Education or Central Board of Secondary Education as proof of date of birth (marksheet, transfer certificate, affidavit, admit card etc are not acceptable) 
    2. Degree/Provisional certificate along with Mark sheet s of all the years/parts/semesters as proof of educational qualification,
    3. NCC ‘C’ certificate OR National certificate of Bravery/Gallantry Award OR certificate showing representation of the State in National Sports competition may also be attached if any held.
    4. Affix your self attested photograph in the space provided in the application form. 
    5. Attach certificate of registration with Bar Council of India/State or certificate from College/University that the LLB Course in the said institution is recognised by Bar Council of India.
  • Application incomplete in any respect and/ or without any of the above mentioned documents /or not duly attested by a Govt. Gazetted Officer will be rejected summarily. 
  • The Provisional Degree certificate in support of educational qualification should clearly state that the student has passed the specified degree examination and is also eligible for award of Degree Certificate. 
  • No original certificates will be enclosed with the application. 
  • The application should be sent in a white envelope SUPERSCRIBED IN RED INK on the top left corner indicating “APPLICATION FOR SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION (NT) MEN/ WOMEN COURSE - OCT 2014 FOR JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERALS DEPARTMENT”. 
  • Post your application alongwith supported documents by Registered post at the following address on or before 31 Jan 2013 : DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RECRUITING, Rtg JAG Entry, AG’s Branch, Army Headquarters, West Block - III, RK Puram, New Delhi-110066. (h) Any application sent through courier service will not be accepted in the absence of arrangement for the same. 
  • Candidates are advised to apply sufficiently in advance of the last date. Application received after the last date for the receipt of application will be summarily rejected. 
  • Any change in your postal address should be communicated immediately to this Directorate. 
  •  Persons already in Central or State Govt. Service whether permanent or in temporary capacity or as work charge employee or those serving under the Public Sector enterprises are required to submit an undertaking that they have informed their Head of Office/Department in writing that they have applied for a commission in the Army. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received by this HQ from their employer withholding permission for such application, their application shall be rejected and candidature cancelled. 
  • A candidate serving in the Armed Forces must submit his/her application through Commanding Officer. 
  • Directorate General of Recruiting (Rtg 6), Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army) reserves the right to shortlist applications on the basis of percentage of marks obtained by the candidates in LLB examinations.
  • Original certificates should not be attached with the application form. Directorate General of Recruiting, Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army) will not take responsibility for loss of original certificates, if attached with application. Photo should be pasted and not stapled. Attestation made on the back side of the photo will not be entertained.
  • Final selection will be made on basis of SSB interview held by Indian Army.
Last date to apply for JAG 13 is 14th February 2014.


  1. When will the notification by army for JAG 13 OCT 2014 course be available on net?

    1. Notification of JAG 13 course was about to publish in this week employment news. But due to space issue, Army will publish the Judge Advocate General 13 notification in next edition of employment news.

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  2. It might be never on Indian Army's website, because the site is very technical.

  3. is the application form available online?

  4. if yes kindly post the link..!!

  5. the 28th December edition of the employment news didnt publish the notification. the next edition of the employment news ie dated 4 of january 2014 also doesnt notify the same. i have gone through the website joinindianarmy.nic,in wherein no whispering of JAG 13 is to be detected. if anyone has any information or has any access to the notification please post the link.

  6. m also waiting for same...plzzz post the link if ny1 hv ny idea abt jag entry...plzzzzzzz

  7. though i have been keeping a vigil on the official website of the indian army as well as the site joinindianarmy.nic.in yet every time i have failed to decipher the application format. there is also no official notification to be found!! Having failed to unearth the same i had tried calling up the recruitment directorate in delhi but to my utter consternation no one was there to pick up the phone. The last date how ever as everyone knows is 31st of january 2014 and it is appalling how the recruitment cell can have such careless attitude of not taking due care of making the format available. I hope some is one listening here, if yes, then a fervent appeal goes out to everyone whoever finds any link, post, or anything regarding the format of the application please post it or make it in some way available in pdf here or else where.

    1. Army officials somehow could not publish the JAG 13 notification till date. We are hoping that the last date to apply for Judge Advocate General course will be extended by the Indian Army. In the Indian Army's official officer recruitment website, JAG 13 notification may not be available as few notifications such as NCC Spl entry and JAG notifications will directly appear in Employment news and other news papers. Only offline applications i.e., printed out applications are invited for JAG 13 course. Online filling up of JAG 13 is not available till date. Once the official notification comes out, we will publish the application form here in the form of PDF.

    2. all right fair enough but the last date still stands to be 31st jan right? if yes then what can be done? suppose if some one has the JAG 12 course format will that work?

    3. In JAG 13 application form only course numbers mentioned in the declaration form will differ from JAG 12 application form. Also last date will be extended by Army as it may not be possible to fix the last date as 31st Jan 14. We are expecting the last date for JAG 13 to be 14th Feb 2014. But let us not speculate about it, let the official notification get published. Till then prepare for SSB interview.

    4. all right then let wait and watch. talking about the all important SSB interview. how to go about it? how should one prepare for it? what kind of preparations should we take for it?


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    1. Dear Diksha,
      it is not that lame as seems to you. We are keenly observing the patterns from past few years. Also this is not based on our false imagination. Indian Army has published an advertisement in India's leading magazine and claimed that it will publish JAG 13 notification in the Employment News. But somehow Army could not publish it. Also JAG 13 application format is same except for some of the part.

  10. The Indian army has finally given an intimation of publishing the official notification for JAG-13 in the employment news edition dated 11th of January. However reverting back, to the question which has been unanswered, HOW DO WE PREPARE FOR THE SSB INTERVIEWS? what kind of preparations should one undertake so as to strengthen his/hers chances of cracking the SSB?

  11. Hey for all you JAG Aspirants. Below I have attached a Notice issued by the Indian Army with respect to the JAG 13 Course, it should give you all the necessary details about the same and will definitely help you in submitting your application on time and in the proper format. Cheers and best of luck..!!


  12. can any one tell Paten
    of exam

  13. can anyone tell me how can i prepare ssb interview for the same it will great pleasure of your.

  14. is it required to get the application form also attested by the gazetted officer..??

  15. have the army published its shortlisted candidates list along with date and time of the SSB interview? the last date for sending in application was 14th feb 2014, its been a month, does any one have an idea about the same ?