Attorney General of India

Chief Legal Advisor

Minimum Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Minimum Judge of any High Court for 5 years

The tasks an Attorney General of India is expected to perform include:

Functioning as highest legal adviser to Government of India

Functioning as the consultant of the Government of India on legal matters of highest importance involving matters such as interpretation of constitution and other laws

Studying references made to him by Solicitor General of India bearing comments of Ministry of Law and relevant instruction of administrative Ministry

Considering legal aspects of issues and advising Government, as necessary

Studying briefs referred to him and appearing in Supreme Court on behalf of the Government

Attending Parliament or any of its Committees when matters involving legal aspects are under consideration

Advising President on constitutional issues

Addressing or otherwise taking part in Parliament for clarifying legal issues

Ability to manage large volume of information

Ability to think of unique solutions to problems

Skilled in preparing legal strategies

Skilled in performing extensive amount of research

Ability to comprehend pertinent information

Skilled in making reasonable judgments and assumptions based on information presented

In-depth knowledge of national and local laws, rights and duties

Proficient in symptomatic reading

Skilled in interpreting the constitutional laws and studying the cases accordingly

Skilled in drafting papers according to regulations

Not applicable

Good communication and interpersonal skills




Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Solicitor Generals

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Courts usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from court to court

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 50,000 to INR 55,000 per month plus allowances

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Legal Industry in India

India's legal services industry is growing at a rate of about 40% per annum. India?s legal profession is the world?s second largest, with more than 600,000 lawyers in more than 500 legal practices nationwide. In 2010, the total value of the Indian legal market was estimated to be approximately US$1.25 billion. Indian law firms are looking beyond national borders, taking part in major international deals and working out arrangements for sustained work through referral and best-friend arrangements with international law firms.

Legal profession is a fast growing profession. In these days of globalisation and liberalisation, it is likely to get further momentum as more lawyers would be required to handle cases arising out of international trade. Persons holding law degree or other higher legal qualifications have ample employment opportunities in private as well as public sector. Hence the opportunity of Attorney General will always be there.

Central government

Cities and towns across India