The objective of The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is to examine an advocate’s capability to practice the profession of law in India. The AIBE will assess skills at a basic level, and is intended to set a minimum benchmark for admission to the practice of law; it addresses a candidate’s analytical abilities and understanding basic knowledge of law. After passing the examination candidate will be awarded “Certificate of Practice” by the Bar Council of India. AIBE is conducted in 40 cities all across India. Candidates have 11 languages to choose for attempting the examination. Examination pattern is multiple choice question and it will be open book exam.
The All India Bar Examination is conducted every year from 2011 onwards, by the Bar Council of India. Bar Council of India is a statutory body established under the Advocates Act 1961 that regulates the legal practice and legal education in India. It also sets standards for legal education and grants recognition to Universities whose degree in law will serve as a qualification for students to enroll themselves as advocates upon graduation.
As per the notified, All India bar Examination is mandatory for all law students graduating from academic year 2009 -2010 onwards. No advocate enrolled under section-24 of the Advocates act, 1961 shall be entitled to practice under Chapter IV of the Advocates Act, 1961, unless such advocate successfully passes the All India Bar Examination conducted by the Bar Council of India. The Bar Examination shall be mandatory for all law students graduating from the academic year 2009-2010 onwards and enrolled as advocates under Section 24 of the Advocates Act, 1961.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION
- A candidate must have passed 3 years or 5 years law examinations. It must be noted that there is no minimum percentage require in graduation to appear in the All India bar examination only when he/she secured the minimum percentage for graduation & any other requirements for graduation prescribed by the university he/she is studying at.
- Enrolment with the respective State Bar Council is also necessary to appear for the All India bar Examination under section-24 of the Advocate Act, 1961 & will have to submit suitable proof of the enrollment along with the application form for the All India bar Examination.
REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION
- There is only one mode of registration i.e. online for registration, candidate can visit All India bar Examination website:-
How to Fill Registration Form
- A candidate has to fill personal, educational other information. Once details have been filled, candidate has to click on ‘finish’ button.
- After then, registration number and password of candidate’s account will be generated & will be mailed on his/her email id.
- In the next step, candidate has to again log on to the official website of All India bar Examination & click on ‘login’ button on the website.
- Then, he/she has to enter his/her registration number & password there & take a print of the challan copy.
- After then, candidate has to deposit the fee on the said printed challan at any branch of State Bank of India within 24 hours of registration.
- In the final step candidate has to again login to the account & to take a print out of the All India bar Examination application form & to send its hard copy along with other documents to the following address:Bar Council of IndiaITO, Near Bal Bhawan New Delhi-110002
Mode of Payment
- It must be noted that payment is made through challan only which generated after 24 hours of registration in any branch of State Bank of India. It must be noted that no demand draft, online payment or cheque is accepted.
- There is only one mode of getting admit card i.e. online. Candidate has to download his admit card as per the date mentioned on the website: www.allindiabarexamination.com
EXAM PATTERN OF ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION
- AIBE is an open book test, study material and notes are allowed, electronic devices like laptops & mobile phones are not allowed.
- The test comprises 100 multiple-choice questions from syllabus prescribed by Bar Council of India for three-year & five-year LLB programmed in India.
- All India bar Examination is on reasoning & analysis & not the ability to memorize large portions of text.
- The subjects are chosen from amongst the syllabi prescribed by the Bar Council of India for the three-year and five-year LL.B. programmed at law schools in India (as set out under Schedule I to the Bar Council of India Rules). In choosing subjects, regard has also been had to the subjects tested in bar examinations at various jurisdictions across the world.
The subjects are set out below:
|SUBJECT/TOPIC||NO OF QUESTION|
|Corporate Social Responsibility||2|
|Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under B.C.I Rules||4|
|ADR + Arbitration Act||4|
|Company law (2013)||4|
|Public International Law||5|
|Labour law + Industrial law||6|
|Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicles Accidents and Consumer Protection Law||6|
|Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property laws, Special Contract N.I Act||15|
- Duration of exam is three hours & 30 minutes to complete the All India Bar Examination.
- The minimum required score to clear the All India Bar Examination is 40%. And there is no negative marking in the All India Bar Examination.
- Candidate is need to carry black/blue ball point pen, the admit card for the examination, a valid photo-identity card and choose study materials.
- The Bar Council of India notifies the list of advocates who have successfully passed the All India bar Examination.
- There is no provision for refund of the application fee.
- There is no provision for re-evaluation. The All India Bar Examination is implemented and evaluated using OMR technology. As the answers are machine-read and evaluated automatically, there is no revaluation or recounting methodology.
- The language you appear for the examination in has no bearing on your ability to practice.
- There is no limit to the number of times you can appear for the All India bar Examination.
PURPOSE OF ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION
Conducted by the Bar Council of India, the All India Bar Examination is an eligibility exam for any law graduate to be able to practice in law in India. According to the Bar Council of India, the exam is intended to “assess capabilities at a basic level and set a minimum standard for admission to the practice of law; it addresses a candidate’s analytical abilities and basic knowledge of law”. Upon successfully passing the Bar Examination, the candidate becomes entitled to a Certificate of Practice, which is issued by Bar Council of India within 30 days of the date of declaration of results. All students graduating from the academic year 2009-10 onwards need to clear AIBE in order to practice law in India.
Date Schedule for AIBE – XII
|Online Registration begins||1st September 2018|
|Offline Registration form sales begin||1st September 2018|
|Bank Payments through challan starts||2nd September 2018|
|Online Registration and offline form||31st October 2018|
|Last Date for Payment of challan for Online and Offline Application||4th November 2018|
|Last date for completion of online form||8th November 2018|
|Last date for receiving Offline Application forms at BCI-Delhi||8th November 2018 (5 P.M)|
|Online release of Admit Cards for Online and Offline application||18th November 2018|
|Date of Examination||3rd December 2018|
* *Council reserves the right to extend the said examination date in case of unavoidable circumstances. In that case, any request for refund/adjustment of fee shall not be entertained.