Bar Council of India conductes All India Bar Examination (AIBE). The examination takes place for those advocates who aimed to attain Certificate of Practice. All the questions in AIBE will be of multiple choice type. The exam will be of open book type examination and will take place in Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu languages.
BCI conducts the AIBE, or the All India Bar Examination with the objective to gauge the capability of an advocate capability to practice the profession of law in India. The All India Bar Examination will evaluate skills at a basic level and is intended to set a minimum benchmark for admission to the practice of law. All India Bar Examination addresses a candidate’s analytical abilities and understanding basic knowledge of the law.
The candidates can check all the important dates for AIBE from the table below.
|All India Bar Examination XVI 2021||21 Mar 2021|
|All India Bar Examination XV 2020||24 Jan 2021|
|All India Bar Examination XIV 2019||15 Sep 2019|
Council reserves the right to change the said examination date in case of unavoidable circumstances. In that case, any request for refund/adjustment of fees shall not be entertained.
AIBE Syllabus summary is given below with a list of topics and number of questions asked in the examination. Candidates can follow the same only for reference purpose.
|Number of Questions|
|I.P.C (Indian Penal Code)||8|
|Cr.P.C (Criminal Procedure Code)||10|
|C.P.C (Code of Civil Procedure)||10|
|Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act||4|
|Public Interest Litigation||4|
|Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules||4|
|Labour & Industrial Laws||4|
|Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law||5|
|Law related to Taxation||4|
|Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act||8|
|Land Acquisition Act||2|
|Intellectual Property Laws||2|
AIBE Exam Pattern
All the advocates who aims at attaining a certificate of Practice need to appear in the AIBE and for that candidates must have proper knowldege about the exam so that they get better results. The exam pattern for AIBE is as follows.
- Mode of Examination: Offline (Pen paper mode)
- Types of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions
- Duration of the examination: 3 Hours 30 mintues
- Qualifying Score: 40 out of 100
- Total Marks: 100
- Languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Odiya, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, English, Telegu
AIBE Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to appear in the exam must check the eligibility criteria for the same and if they fufill the eligibility criteria then they can apply for the same. The section below will entitle details about the eligibility criteria for appearing in the exam.
- Candidate must have completed 3 years or 5 years LLB Program from a recognized university.
- Candidates must have enrolled themselves with the State Bar Council.
Note: Candidates who have completed their graduation before 2009-2010, does not need to appear in the exam, as per norms set by Bar Council of India.
About Bar Council Of India
The BAr Council of India was established by Parliament to manage and represent Indian Bar. It aims at performing representative functions by protecting rights, privilages and interests of advocates and also through the creation of funds for providing financial assistance to organise welfare schemes for them. It was set up by Parliament under the Advocates Act, 1961.
Official website for All India Bar Examination – allindiabarexamination.com.
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