All India Bar Examination (AIBE)

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All India Bar Examination

About the Exam:

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 will be conducted in 40 cities all across India. Candidates will have 11 languages to choose for attempting the examination. Examination pattern will be multiple choice question and it will be open book exam. The notification bringing the All India Bar Examination into force was passed by the Legal Education Committee and the members of the Bar Council of India at duly constituted meetings on April 10, 2010 and April 30, 2010.

All India Bar Exam Pattern:

AIBE would have 100 multiple-choice (objective type) questions from 20 subjects. Duration of the exam is 3-n-half hour.

The 20 subjects in AIBE paper is split into two categories: Category-1 & Category-2: the first comprises subjects that may be considered ‘foundational’ in nature, those that form the basis for large areas of law. The second comprises other subjects, which a new entrant to the legal profession must also have a basic understanding of. The 100 AIBE questions will be divided into ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning’ questions. You can have a fair idea about the pattern of All India Bar Exam from following table:

No. of Questions Cat - 1 Subject Cat - 2 Subject Total
Cat - A Question 3 x 11 = 33 NIL 33
Cat - B Question 4 x 11 = 44 23 67
Total 77 23 100

All India Bar Exam Subjects:

There are 20 subjects in AIBE exam – 11 in Category-1 and 9 in Category-2. You can find below the name of the subjects along with number of questions from each subject below:

All India Bar Exam Category-1 Subjects (Part I of the Paper):

Serial Number Category / Subject
Category I (Part I of the Paper)
1 Alternative Dispute Resolution
2 Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act
3 Constitutional Law
4 Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments
5 Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code
6 Criminal Procedure
7 Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing
8 Evidence
9 Jurisprudence
10 Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates
11 Property Law

There will be 7 questions from each Cat-1 subject. So total Questions: 11 x 7 = 77.

All India Bar Exam Category-2 Subjects (Part II of the Paper):

Serial Number Category / Subject
Category II (Part II of the Paper)
1 Administrative Law
2 Company Law
3 Environmental Law
4 Family Law
5 Human Rights Law
6 Labour and Industrial Law
7 Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law
8 Principles of Taxation Law
9 Public International Law

Important Dates:

  • Online Registration begins from 2nd September 2015
  • Offline Registration form sales begin from 4th September 2015
  • Bank Payments through challan starts from 4th September 2015
  • Online Registration and offline form sales closes 12th November 2015
  • Last Date for Payment of challan for Online and Offline Application 13th November 2015
  • Last date for completion of online form 16th November 2015
  • Last date for receiving Offline Application forms at BCI-Delhi 18th November 2015 (5 P.M)
  • Online release of Admit Cards for Online and Offline application 2nd December 2015
  • Date of Examination 13th December 2015*

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