All India Bar Examination (AIBE) Notification and Dates 2013

Note: – Candidates who have cleared AIBE-IV can find their “Certificate of Practice” from their respective State Bar Councils from 15 May, 2013.

WHAT IS ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION

The All India Bar Examination intended to test an advocate’s ability to practice the profession of law in India.

The All India Bar Examination shall be mandatory for all law students graduating from the academic year 2012-2013 onwards. 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 . The application process for AIBE-V will start from April 28, 2013.

The first All India Bar Examination was conducted across the country simultaneously. Candidates were free to choose an examination centre of their convenience, and will also receive printed preparatory materials to assist them in preparing for the All India Bar Examination. Last date for submittiong Application forms for the All India Bar Examination .

The All India Bar Examination will be conducted in nine languages: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya and English and the preparatory materials provided to each advocate will be in the language in which they choose to appear for the All India Bar Examination.

An advocate would have to pay Rs.1950 (Rupees One Thousand Three Hundred Only) as fees to appear for the All-India Bar Examination, which amount will include the cost of receiving preparatory materials. 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.

Apply Online

An online application system is provided for applying All India Bar Examination. With this system the applicant can:

  • Apply for the examination online click here
  • Upload photograph, signature, and supporting documents.

Contact the AIBE Helpline in case of any queries.

The login to this interface is through your registered username and a password.  Keep this information safe and do not disclose the username/email id and password to anyone. All users already registered should follow these instructions to ensure receipt of future emails.

AIBE Exam FEE

  • After successful registration, login to your account. Login here
  • Candidates have to print their respective “Bank Challan” from their registration account.
  • Fill-in the Challan and submit the fee at the nearest branch of “State Bank of India”.
    *Note- It takes approximately 24 hours for your registration to be effiective and you can make the payment only after 24 hours of your successful registration.
  • The application fee for both FRESH and REPEAT candidates is Rs. 1950/-(Including Bank surcharge).
  • Once your application fee is acknowledged you can print your application form by login into your registration account.

    *Note – It takes approximately 12-24 hours for us to get the payment acknowledgement. You can print your application form only after this time span.

Please note that the repeat candidates need to provide their previous year’s roll number.

The fee will be deposited in any State Bank of India branch using the SBI Challan specially prescribed forBar Council of India for the purpose of All India Bar Examination (AIBE).

Before visiting the branch please download the Challan copy from this website and fill it.

ALL INDIA BAR EXAM STRUCTURE & PATTERN

The All India Bar Examination will have one hundred (100) multiple-choice questions spread across various 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 (as set out under Schedule I to the Bar Council of India Rules).

These subjects are divided into two categories: 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. Schedule I to this document contains the list of subjects that would be tested in the All-India Bar Examination and the weightage ascribed to each of these areas.

The All India Bar Examination shall be structured with multiple-choice questions (that is, the correct answer would have to be marked out in the Optical Mark Recognition (‘OMR’) format answer sheet provided, and no writing of an answer would be required.) These questions will be divided into ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning’ questions, and advocates will be allowed a maximum of three hours and thirty minutes (3 hours 30 minutes) to complete the All India Bar Examination. The emphasis throughout is on assessing an advocate’s understanding of an area of law, rather than on the ability to memorise large texts or rules from different areas of law.

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. 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) from August 16, 2010 onwards. The preparatory materials are being prepared with inputs from well-respected members of legal academia.