Ministry of External Affairs Recruitment 2016 – Apply for Legal Officer Position

Ministry of External Affairs Recruitment 2016 – Apply for Legal Officer Position. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting recruitment for experienced law graduates to fill legal officer designation below the Ministry of External Affairs, Legal and Treaties Division.  Candidates holding any certificate course in one or two foreign languages other than English are more preferred for Ministry of External Affairs Recruitment 2016. Those who wish to secure Legal Officer jobs in Ministry of External Affairs have to participate in the exam conducted for shortlisting deserving candidates. The applying procedure for Ministry of External Affairs Recruitment is mentioned briefly in the below section. Refer these details to submit your application.

Organisation Ministry of External Affairs
Designation Legal Officer
Vacancy Nos 02 Last Date 15-09-2016
Education M.phil or Ph.D/  LLM/ Equivalent

Educational Qualification for Legal Officer Posts

Ministry of External Affairs Recruitment

Aspirants possessing Master’s Degree in Law with specialization in the field of International Law/ Relation/ Organization from a recognized university are eligible to apply for Legal Officer Posts.

Candidates having specialization in International Law in M.phil or PhD degree but not holding Master’s level degree may also apply for this post.


Previous Experience for Legal Officer Posts

After acquiring the above qualifications, the applicants should have worked for a minimum period of 5 years in the Teaching/ guiding research works in law, etc to apply for Legal officer Posts.

Age Restraints on Legal Officer Positions

The upper age of the general category applicants who are applying for the Legal Officer Positions is freezed to 40 years and 45 years for ST category. The age will be calculated as on the closing date of application.

Selection Process for Ministry of External Affairs Recruitment 2016

The online application will be validated by the selection committees and only the eligible candidates will be invited for written test/ interview. The acknowledgement for External Affairs Recruitment 2016 shall be done through registered email ID only.

Candidates who qualify in the written test would be shortlisted for interview. The interviewer will judge his or her performance by communication skills, experience, etc.

Salary Details for Legal Officer Posts

The selected candidates have to undergo probation for a period of one year. After successful probation, the probationers will be recruited permanently in this job. The salary provided for legal officer post shall be as per the pay scale of Rs.15600 to 39100/- per month with grade pay of Rs.6600/- as per UPSC norms.

Ministry of External Affairs Recruitment 2016 Applying Steps

Individuals who are meeting the standards of UPSC may apply for Legal Officer Posts through Online mode. The steps for online application are provided below.

  • Visit the UPSC website i.e. “”.
  • Click Apply Now option below the concern notification.
  • You will be directed to the login page.
  • If you have not registered already, fill the registration form first.
  • You will be provided with Registration ID and password.
  • You that ID for login purpose.
  • Fill the online application with necessary details.
  • Upload your scanned copies of photo and signature.
  • After final submission, an application form will be generated.
  • Download that form for future purpose.

Official Notification

Important Date

  • Last Date to Submit Applications Online – 15-09-2016


Updated: 01-09-2016 — 3:22 pm

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