Are you worried about the declining job security and high competition amongst law graduates?
Are you a law graduate looking for a secure government job?
Do you want a top-tier legal job that has no complicated qualification requirements?
If you are wondering whether there is an opportunity for law graduates in the most reputed central bank of this country that provides job security, high pay, and assured growth over the duration of your career, then the RBI Grade B Law Officer exam is perfect for you.
The RBI Grade B Law officer exam can get you a Law Officer’s appointment with posting in metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai. The job has a heavy focus on the banking and regulatory sector, one of the highest pays in the government sector, and the perks of being a public sector employee.
The exam is consistently held every year, and you have an opportunity to work in big cities because the legal team of these banks is posted in big cities and works closely with their headquarters.
Why you should attempt the RBI Grade B Law Officers Exam
- Lower competition compared to exams like judiciary and civil services
- If you don’t crack RBI Grade B Law officers exam you can still prepare for SEBI Grade A or SBI SO (Law) Exam as the syllabus is complementary - reach out to our counsellors for a plan.
- Opens up opportunities for lucrative private sector jobs in the financial sector
Key features of the RBI Grade B Law Officers Exam
The selection takes place through a written exam as well as an interview. The written exam is divided into 2 papers of 3 hours each.
Paper 1 consists of objective and descriptive questions pertaining to the knowledge of law. The objective questions are of 30 marks while the descriptive element is for 120 marks.
Paper 2 is of 100 marks. It tests English language skills pertaining to Essay, Precis writing, comprehension and business/office correspondence and is descriptive in nature.
Both the papers are conducted on the same day, one in the morning and second in the afternoon.
Eligibility: Minimum age is 21 years and maximum is 32 years.
There are age relaxations for.
Candidates possessing LLM degree - 3 years and candidates possessing Ph.D in Law - 5 years
There is no limit on the number of attempts.
You must have obtained an LLB degree with a minimum of 50% marks.
Additionally, you should have 2 years of experience in any one of the following:
- Be enrolled as an advocate with the State Bar and practise as an Advocate/ Legal Consultant/ Legal Assistant/ Associate in Advocates or Solicitor’s office or,
- You may be appointed as a Law Officer in the Legal Department of a large bank, financial institution, statutory corporation, company, State or central Government or,
- You may be working as a full time teacher in a Law College or University.
Key highlights of LawSikho’s RBI Grade B Legal Officer exam training program
- Minimum two live classes per week of 1-1.5 hrs each, recordings available
- Updated study materials on our Learning Management System
- Weekly timetable and target setting
- Hard copies provided, no need to buy additional books
- Dedicated preparation for interviews, start studying for both papers and interview from Day 1
- English language covered from scratch specifically to cater to needs of law students and law graduates
- Practice assignments every week
- More than 100 mocks for both papers (self-assessment) + monthly mocks
- Specialised sessions and mocks for last-minute revision
- Guest lectures from Specialist Officers who cleared the exam
- Daily support on current affairs and financial awareness
- One on one counselling support via Zoom sessions
Syllabus of LawSikho’s RBI Grade B Law Officer Training Program
Concept and exhaustive practice modules comprising difficulty levels of easy, tough and assorted on the basis of comprehensive notes, quizzes and written assignments:
Part 1: General Knowledge of Law
I. Constitutional Law
II. Administrative Law
III. Principles of Statutory Interpretation
IV. Law of Evidence
V. Contract Act, 1872
VI. Transfer of Property Act, 1872
VII. Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
VIII. Registration Act, 1908
IX. Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
X Legal Drafting
XI. Banking Regulations
XII. Financial Laws
Part 2: English
- Essay Writing
- Precis Writing
- Business and Office Correspondence
Part 3: Interview
- Technical support on legal and non legal knowledge component
- Regular sessions with experts on how to prepare for the interview round
- Detailed feedbacks of personality rounds
- 5 Panel interviews
After following the weekly time-schedules, attending all the live classes and attempting weekly Practice Tests for the initial one month, if you feel that the course is not up to the mark, we guarantee you a refund.
What is the career potential after doing this course?
If you qualify as an RBI Grade B Law Officer you can start at the level of Assistant Manager with one of the highest pay scales in a government sector job of Rs. 1,08,404.
It takes 7 years for a Grade B officer to get promoted as Grade C and 5 years to be eligible to get promoted from Grade C to D and D to E both. The hierarchy level is as follows:
- Assistant Manager
- Assistant General Manager
- Deputy General Manager
- General Manager
- General Manager
- Chief General Manager
- Principal Chief General Manager
- Executive Director
- Deputy Governor
If you want, you can always shift to working in international private sector banks or other international institutions such as IMF and World Bank, NBFCs or other financial-sector organisations after working for a few years, due to your vast experience which is extremely valuable for any such organisation.
Online 24/7 access
Access to basic study material through online learning management system, Android and iOS app
Hard Copy Study Material
Hard copy study material modules to be couriered to your address at extra printing cost
Daily quizzes as per Weekly targets and bi-monthly time bound mocks based on the syllabus covered.
Live Online Classes
There will be live video based online live classes based on concepts and practice sessions. You can ask questions, share your screen, get personal feedback in this class.TBased on the exercises, there will be a live video based online class. You can ask questions, share your screen, get personal feedback in this class.
Convenient Class timings
Classes are held at conducive timings after regular work hours keeping in mind the requirements of college students as well as working professionals. Weekend classes are given preference.
Live Doubt Clearing
You can ask questions, get your doubt cleared live, through counselling support as well as through online forums
This course is recognized by the National Skill Development Corporation, a PPP under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Government of India. You will receive a certificate cobranded by NSDC and Skill India on successful completion.
This is how the certificate from NSDC and Skill India will look as per the current applicable format (may change as per the approval authorities):
Note: This is an indicative list of our guest faculty members and not an exhaustive list. We may change the faculty members at any point based on availability.
Selected success stories of LawSikho students in competitive exams
I want to say thank you.
I recently cleared IBPS SO Law Officer Exam and around 7-8 questions came from IPC and TPA in mains (I attempted them with 100% accuracy).
I joined LawSikho judiciary prep batch 3 in August. Then in October, I left my job (only because you encourage students to focus on one thing) and focused on my studies.
In November, I got to know about this exam, I filled the form for an experience only. I was feeling unprepared as there were only 44 vacancies reported but I gave it a shot.
I scored 80 out of 100 in interview and few questions involved basic concepts from procedural laws amoun others (the conceots I grapsed during practise and your introductory CrPC and CPC sessions)
Today, here I am writing this thank you message for encouraging students and changing their lived in many ways.
Thank you Sir. No doubt Teaching is a Heart Work and you are doing it amazingly
2021 LLM from Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, 2020 BA LLB (Hons) from Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam, qualified APSET (Assistant Professor), 2021 and UGC NET (Assistant Professor), 2021. Also got the opportunity to work as Academic Consultant at Andhra Pradesh State Government University
BA LLB 2020 graduate from University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab, University, Chandigarh, LLM in Constitutional and Administrative Law from NLIU, Bhopal in 2022. Qualified UGC NET (Assistant Professor), 2021
2019 BA. LLB. graduate from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, cleared Chhattisgarh Mains in 2020
Client Opportunities & Recruitment Support where required
Many employers, law firms and companies are happy to recruit our high performing students. If you do well in your exercises and classes, we can help you to get jobs, internships and assessment internships in good law firms, with renowned lawyers as well as in various companies and fast-growing startups.
Our team helps our students in building their profile on LinkedIn and freelancing platforms to increase their reach to the potential recruiters or clients, and earn on the side by performing remote work.
We also share multiple internship/recruitment opportunities every week in our course groups.
Our experts guide the students on how to crack interviews, including assisting with mock interviews.
Our mentorship team helps students to design their own path based on their personal interests.
What are my backups if I am unable to clear this exam?
No matter how seriously you prepare, success in a competitive exam is never a certainty.
The most relevant backups are attempting the SEBI Grade A exam, IBPS SO (Law) exam as well as the SBI SO exam.
In addition, you can also attempt the UGC Net exam in case you are planning to do a Masters or have attained an LLM degree. While the syllabus is not entirely similar, there are many common subjects. With some additional preparation, you can prepare for these exams effectively.
If you do not qualify any of these exams despite preparing seriously, you can opt for private sector jobs. You will have a huge advantage over other applicants due to hundreds of hours of preparation in financial sector subjects which others will not have.
We also recommend that you clear the Limited Insolvency Exam organised by the IBBI, even if you do not have 10 years of experience as a practitioner.
This will give you another advantage while applying for private sector jobs in law firms, accountancy and CS firms, banks, supply chain financing companies, NBFCs, and other securities and financial sector organisations, as many of these organisations prefer to hire IBBI Limited Insolvency Exam qualified candidates.
Speak to our counsellors for any available packages regarding preparation for backups.
How can I be financially independent while I prepare for this exam?
Our team assists you to learn skills which will help you in performing remote freelance work as a paralegal for startups, lawyers, law firms and companies in developed countries like US, UK and Canada and earn on the side. Please reach out to our counsellors to learn more about how you can access these services.
Note: Hard Copy
We provide for Hard Copies, but the cost is not originally included in the current sum charged. Upon undertaking the Course you may order for hardcopies by incurring an approximate cost of Rs. 5000 (Shipping Charges extra). The content that is covered in hard copies has further been demonstrated in the Course guidelines.
Scheme of the Exam
Syllabus for Paper 1
General Knowledge of Law (Objective and Descriptive Type):
I. Constitutional Law II. Administrative Law III. Principles of Statutory Interpretation IV. Law of Evidence V. Contract Act, 1872 VI. Transfer of Property Act, 1882 VII. Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 VIII. Registration Act, 1908 IX. Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 X. Legal Drafting, etc.
The above syllabus is only indicative and not exhaustive
Syllabus for Paper 2
Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension and Business/ Office Correspondence
Scheme of Selection
Selection will be through Online and Offline Examinations and Interview.
Examinations shall consist of objective and descriptive type of question papers as detailed below:
Paper 1 - General Knowledge of Law
Paper II- English Descriptive Type
Question Paper 1 (General Knowledge of Law) will be set in Hindi and English. Answers may be written either in Hindi or in English. Candidates may answer the interview questions in Hindi or English at their option.
The number of candidates to be called for an interview will be decided by the Board based on the marks scored in the examination. Final selection will be on the basis of the performance in the examination (Paper I and II) and interview taken together.
Above prices are inclusive of all applicable taxes and charges.
2 online live class/ week (24 weeks)
Over 10,000 MCQs to practice
Over 200 written assignments to Practice
Get digital access to entire study material
Access on LMS, Android & iOS app
Doubt clearing on WhatsApp, LMS & classes
Instructor led course with online live classes
Internship & Job Support
Interview preparation guidance
Networking with other students & alumni
Access to updated content online for 1 year, subject to extension till the student's first attempt
Doubt clearing within 24 hours