Solicitor General of India

Minimum Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Minimum Advocate of a the Supreme Court of India

The tasks a Solicitor General of India is expected to perform include:

Advising the Government of India on legal matters

Submitting a statement of important cases to the Attorney General of India for his opinion

Making an appearance in the Supreme Court, when necessary

Studying cases referred to him/her in particular or on the comments of the Ministry of Law

Instructing the Administrative Ministry on legal issues and advising the Government accordingly

Examining the merit of a case, the legal issues involved, and the interpretation of the constitution or other laws

Preparing the statements of cases and submitting them to the Attorney General of India for his opinion

Filling appeals or affidavits in the Supreme Court, as necessary

Assisting the Attorney General of India or a Government Lawyer in conducting a case

Appearing in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Government for the interpretation of the constitution or other laws

Proficient in giving advice on legal matters

Proficient in performing all duties of a legal character

Ability to appear in the Supreme Court or in the High Court

Skilled in drafting suits, writ petitions, appeals and other proceedings

Proficient in interpreting the rules and regulations of the Constitution of India

Skilled in preparing a legal strategy

Ability to do extensive amounts of research

Ability to find and comprehend pertinent information

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

Not applicable

Good communication and interpersonal skills


Excellent public speaking skills



Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise other Government Officers

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 the eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 40,000 per month plus allowances

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of the 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.

The legal profession is a fast growing profession. In these days of globalization and liberalization, it is likely to get further momentum as more lawyers would be required to handle cases arising out of international trade. Persons holding law degrees or other higher legal qualifications have ample employment opportunities in the private as well as public sector. Considering these figures it is safe to say that the demand for a Solicitor General of India is there in the present and will also be there in the coming years.

Government of India

Cities and towns across India