we will discuss that after doing LLB a student can prepare for how many exams and what options are available for a student A Law degree is of 3 years and 5 years also and this video is valid for both types of students If I personally say about our study of 5 years degree of Law, I found it very beautiful and special because in this a law student is not limited with in the box National, International, History, International relations, Company law, Labour law, Sports law, Medical law no such topic is there which can’t be part of syllabus of a law student that’s why if there is a discussion going around any topic, a law student can easily present his views over it and can contribute over it So in this 5 years, a law student has very good opportunity available to figure out his Area of Interest and can acquire skill according to the requirement of it but there are many such peoples amongst us, specially first generation lawyer where no other people are from in this field in their family so they don’t know about the carrier options available after completing LLB which qualifying exams are there and what is the basic requirements needed for it, they don’t know much about all this so if you are also a this category student, then congratulations you at the very right place just keep copy and notebook near you, and we will start this video
Firstly, there is Supreme Court Law Clerk Cum Research Assistant Exam this a short term and contractual basis job. In which final year students can also apply for this So if you planning for Judiciary and Litigation then this job opportunity can provide you a first hand experience for it and along with the good exposure you get very good stipend around Rs 65000 in this job So lets know what are the requirements needed for this job firstly we will consider qualifications required for it one should be a law graduate or you can also apply while appearing in your last year also The Candidate must have knowledge of computer including retrieval of desired information from various search engines such as Manupatra, SCC Online, LexisNexis, Westlaw etc. and the candidate’s age must be between 18 -27 Years one thing to be in notice that you should not be a practicing advocate. Now, lets see the exam pattern Selection is done on the basis of written test and Interview there are 2 sections in written test Section 01 consists of 50 marks in which questions related to General English, Aptitude and Awareness are asked and Section 02 consists of 100 marks in which questions from Indian Constitution, IPC, CrPC, CPC, Evidence Act and from other laws are asked Merit List is prepared on the basis of marks secured by the candidate in the written test after that candidates are short listed and are invited for the Interview Interview consists of 30 marks.
Next we will discuss about CLAT PG and PSU placements if you are willing to do LLM after LLB, then you will fill the CLAT PG exam form and through this exam form you can apply for PSU’s (Public Sector Undertakings) There is a MoU between CLAT Committee & different PSU’s that they will hire their candidates on the basis of their score in CLAT PG so if you are preparing for LLM or PSU placements then you can also checkout my CLAT PG crash course and you can also enroll to our mock test series you can find the link of both below in the description box So lets understand the pattern of this exam Every year some reputed PSU’s like ONGC, BHEL, IOCL, NTPC, PGCIL etc. come out with vacancies for the different posts such as Law officers, Legal advisors, Legal Executive Trainees and for this, candidates can apply on the basis of their CLAT score so along with the CLAT you have to fill the form for the PSU in which you are interested now lets check the eligibility for this You should be graduated with 55% marks For certain PSU’s, a candidate may also be required to score 60% marks cutoff marks varies every year, but if you are ranked amongst top 100 in CLAT then your selection is possible So if you have ranked good in CLAT PG and you are shortlisted then the next round is of Group Discussion and Personal Interview Now lets look at the Exam Paper Pattern there are 2 sections in CLAT PG 1 Section is of objective pattern in which 100 questions are asked 1 mark is given for right answer and -0.25 is deducted for every wrong answer 2nd section is descriptive part, in which essay writing is there in this paper, the mandatory subjects which we study while graduation like Constitutional law, Jurisprudence, family law, Criminal law, ITR, taxation or labour law questions from all these subjects are asked.
Next is AIBE exam (All India Bar Examination) which is conducted by the Bar Council of India This exam assess the knowledge and skill of an individual for becoming an advocate as you qualify the exam a certificate of practice is issued by the Bar council of India by which you can practice in any court of the country but if you are not going to do practice in future and thinking what is the purpose of giving this exam then I would say that, there are many exams in which it is prerequisite that one should be registered as an advocate and have cleared this examination. So appearing for this exam is always beneficial So lets know, what are the requirements for it lets check the Eligibility for the exam One should be an Indian Citizen, must have a 3 -5 years law degree and you must have enrolled with your state Bar council There is no age limit for this examination and there is no concepts of maximum attempts, you can appear for this exams as many times now lets look at the pattern of this exam This is an objective based exam means MCQ type questions are asked in it 100 questions are asked each contains 1 marks and the exam is conducted in 11 languages for passing the examination if you are of General Category then you need 40% marks and the candidates of ST/SC category need 35% marks to pass questions from around 19 subjects are asked in this exam these are the subjects which we study while our graduation for ex- 10 questions each is asked from Constitution, CrPC, CPC 8 questions from IPC and Family each, 4 questions from Administrative law so like this total 100 questions are asked of 100 marks and from 19 subjects these questions are asked.
After completing law if you are more interested in Banking Laws and Commercial Laws and you are willing to work in a bank then you can prepare for IBPS Exam this Institution handles the recruitment procedures of public sector banks except SBI’s it also have different levels Probationary officer (PO), Special officer (S0) and the requirements are different for it, so lets understand the pattern of it This is a national level examination which is conducted once a year lets check the requirement for it Candidates age limit should be between 20 to 30 years The candidate must have completed his/her graduation and the candidate must have enrolled with Bar Council as an advocate The exam is of 3 levels Pre, Mains and Interview lets know about the pre exam, this is basically a qualifying round only, means it has nothing to do with further selection In this round, questions from Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness is asked the IBPS exam is mainly focused on commercial laws so if you have special interest in Business and Banking laws then you can appear for this exam now comes Mains exam, in this most questions are asked from commercial laws only like Arbitration and conciliation act, consumer protection act, RBI act, NI act, Partnership, SEBI, Companies from these the questions are asked.
the exam which comes after this doesn’t need any introduction I am saying about UPSC’s civil services examination, over 10 to 15 lakhs students of the country attempts the exam every year and only several thousands of candidates gets selected in this The benefit which a law student gets in this exam is of Constitution. Which we study deeply while pursuing our LLB degree and the subject Indian polity plays a very important role in this examination So the first stage is Preliminary stage in which objective type MCQ”s questions are asked 2 papers are conducted in this stage, Paper -1 consist of 200 marks in which questions related to General Studies are asked while paper-2 is of CSAT and it also consist of 200 marks Marks obtained in Paper -1 decides that the candidate has qualified for the mains or not Generally Paper-1 cutoff goes between 50-60% marks lakhs of candidates who apply for this exam gets excluded in this stage only The next stage is Mains exams in which subjective type questions are asked total 9 papers are conducted in it the merit list is prepared on the basis of marks you have scored in 7 papers and the remaining 2 papers are the qualifying papers means you have to score 25% marks in these 2 papers The total marks of the 7 papers is 1750 and if got qualified in this, then you will receive an Interview call Interview consists of 275 marks.
Just like this every state conducts State public service exam which offers posts like District magistrate, Tehsildar, BDO etc. The next exam is Staff Selection Commission’s SSC – CGL exam which offers posts like Income Tax officer, Audit officer, Sub Inspector and Statistical Investigator.
after completing LLB, if you wish to join as a judge or an advocate in Indian Army and want to handle their legal matters then you can prepare for Judge Advocate General exam which is also called as JAG Exam The vacancies for this exam don’t come very often and the applicants are also very less so the level of competition is similar You can start preparing for this exam because it also has a Age limit You should know that this is a SSC entry means short service commission post So If you get selected in this, you will serve minimum 10 years Probation but it also depends on the term of your service that how good you have worked. You can extend the service up to 4 years Lets check the eligibility for the exam Candidate must have a 3 or 5 years law degree with minimum 55% marks now we will look at the selection procedure of this The very first procedure is shortlisting of Applicants, this is a direct exam means no written exam is conducted for this As the candidates apply for the exam, their shortlisting procedure begins but the candidates who have applied for the exam it is not necessary that all will qualify for this and with out any reason assigned the shortlisting is done Now the shortlisted candidates undergo SSB interview SSB is Services Selection Board, this organization assess those candidates who apply for Indian army SSB selection procedure is two – stage selection procedure and it is mainly a psychological aptitude test the candidates confidence, psychology and personality is checked in this exam now the candidates who qualifies this round, they go under medical test like the criteria for height is also set, for male it is 157 cm and for female – 152 cm after qualifying all the rounds, the candidates are sent to Chennai for a 49 weeks training after the training candidates join Indian Army as Commissioned officer first Lieutenant, then Captain and then Major.
The next exam is RBI Legal Officer Exam In this job you will handle bank’s different departments legal issues and will prepare initial drafts of legislations you will represent bank in conciliation and in labour courts The age limit to apply for the job is between 21 – 32 years but if you have done LLM or PhD, then you will get 3 to 5 years relaxation in age Now lets check the qualifications needed for it One should have a LLB degree passed with 50% marks and for the reserved candidates the criteria is 45% marks If you have Master’s Degree in Law or you have Bachelor’s Degree in law with 60% marks then you will get preference amongst others and you must have enrolled with Bar Council Along with this you must have atleast two year’s experience as an Advocate/Legal Consultant/ Legal Assistant or you are in any Law firm or you are a full time teacher in a Law college/university then also you are eligible Now lets see the Paper Pattern There are 2 papers in this, 1st paper is General Knowledge of Law in which 30 marks objective questions and 120 marks Descriptive questions are asked 2nd Paper is English paper in which 100 marks Descriptive questions are asked The total marks of the paper is 250 marks now we will come to the syllabus Questions from these subjects – Constitutional Law, Legal Drafting, Interpretation of Statues, Administrative law, Registration Act , Sarfaesi Act from these the questions are asked they doesn’t have an exhaustive syllabus and they can ask the questions out of the syllabus also.
As I said you in the beginning of the video the speciality and beauty of our LLB degree is that a student can pursue his interest area so if you are interested in securities market (stock market) then you can also apply for SEBI’s Law officer exam there are limited vacancies for this examination only 30 to 35 posts including reserved and unreserved but most of the students doesn’t even know about this examination so if this comes under your Area of Interest, then you can definitely apply for this exam so lets check the requirement for the exam The candidate must have a Law degree and his/her age should not be more than 30 years in some cases relaxation is given in age. SEBI’s recruitment procedure is of 3 phases In phase-1, Objective type MCQ questions are asked Paper 1 in which questions are asked from General Awareness, English language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning In paper 2 questions are asked from specialized subjects such as SEBI Act, Administrative law, CPC, Constitution of India, Law of Contract etc. from all these subjects questions are asked Both papers are of 100 marks each Cutoff for paper 1 is 30% and 40% cutoff is set for paper 2 after this comes phase – 2, in this phase also there are 2 papers Paper – 1 is English subject and it is a descriptive paper of 100 marks and its cutoff is 30% after this comes Paper – 2, similar to Phase -1 law based questions are asked in this paper and new legislations are also covered this paper is also of 100 marks and the cutoff is 40% If you qualify these 2 phases then you will be shortlisted for the interview.
So this was today’s video in which we learned what options a law student can explore after degree and for which exams they can prepare for Generally I have seen that after completing the graduation students start preparing for different competitive exams but it is very important to identify your Area of Interest and absorb the skills required for that and then start preparing for the exam according to that because if you apply for the exam in which you are not interested about it and if you got selected, then it may be possible that after an year or so you quit that post but then after pursuing your Area of Interest may become difficult for you that’s why it is very important to figure out your Area of Interest so if you have just entered a Law college then you are having a very good opportunity to figure out your interested area because in a Law college you get very good exposure So fill up the form according to your interest areas rather than filling the form and after selection you may think do I like this Job or not.