AIBE 2015 - The All India Bar Examination acronym as AIBE is conducted to test a law graduate’s ability to practice the profession of law in India. The motive behind conducting this exam is to assess capabilities of the prospective advocates at a basic level, and is intended to set a minimum standard for admission to the practice of law.
Important:- The first All India Bar Examination shall be mandatory for all law students graduating from the academic year 2009-2010 onwards.
All India Bar Exam Eligibility
Candidates may apply to appear for the All India Bar Examination only after enrolling as an advocate under Section 24 of the Advocates Act, 1961 and will have to submit suitable proof of such enrolment along with the application form for the All India Bar Examination.
All India Bar Exam Syllabus
All India Bar exam consists of follwoing subjects. The subjects are taken from the syllabi prescribed by the Bar Council of India for the three-year and five-year LL.B. programmes at law schools in India.
No. of Ques.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Ethics& Cases of Professional misconduct under B.C.I rules
ADR + Arbitration Act
Public International Law
Labour + Industrial Law
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents and Consumer Protection Law
Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Prop Laws, Spl Contract N.I Act
Note: The AIBE will be in 9 languages Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, Telgu, Marathi, Kannada & Tamil. The candidate can choose according to their convenience & study material provided will be based on the chosen language.
All India Bar Exam Pattern
The All India Bar Examination will have one hundred (100) multiple-choice questions spread across various subjects. The correct answer would have to be marked out in the Optical Mark Recognition (‘OMR’) format answer sheet provided. These questions will be divided into ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning’ questions, and advocates will be allowed a maximum 3 hours 30 minutes to complete the All India Bar Examination.
The All India Bar Examination will be ‘open-book’, which means that advocates may bring in any reading materials or study aids that they choose, such as the preparatory materials provided for the All India Bar Examination, textbooks and treatises, and even handwritten notes.
However advocates may not bring in any electronic devices, such as laptop computers, mobile phones, or any device equipped with a radio transceiver (such as pagers) at the examination centre.
The results generated after the answer scripts are corrected will simply state whether an advocate has or has not qualified for practice (that is, whether the advocate has passed or failed the All India Bar Examination); no percentage, percentile, rankings, or absolute marks will be declared.
The preparatory materials shall contain model question papers and an examination guide for the All India Bar Examination; aside from this, model question papers will be available on the website of the Bar Council of India (www.barcouncilofindia.org). The preparatory materials are being prepared with inputs from well-respected members of legal academia.
All India Bar Exam Dates
AIBE will be a bi-annual affair, to be held in February/March and November of every year. The actual dates will be announced before the application process begins every year.
All India Bar Exam Fee
Participating advocate would have to pay Rs.1,300/- (Rupees One Thousand Three Hundred Only) as fees to appear for the All-India Bar Examination. This fee amount will include the cost of receiving preparatory materials.
However advocates appearing more than once for the All India Bar Examination will be required to pay only Rs.700/- for repeat attempts, which amount shall not include the cost of receiving preparatory materials for the All India Bar Examination. The application form shall contain details of manner of payment of the fees for the All India Bar Examination.
All India Bar Exam Test Centres
There are no fix test centres for AIBE in fact candidates will be free to choose an examination centre of their convenience.
All India Bar Exam Contact Details
Bar Council of India 225, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III New Delhi – 110020