Wednesday, May 14, 2014

All India Bar Examination for 2014 announced

Eligibility Criteria for AIBE 2014

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

The first All India Bar Examination shall be mandatory for all law students graduating from the academic year 2014-15 onwards. Candidatesmay apply to appear for the All India Bar Examination 2014 only after enrolling as an advocate under Section 24 of the Advocate Act, 1961 and will have to submit suitable proof of the enrollment along with the application form for the All India Bar Examination

All India Bar Examination-VII is likely to be held on 29th June, 2014

Application Form

Candidates can apply All India Bar Examination 2014 by "Online" only. The All India Bar Examination (AIBE VII) is going to be held on 27th July 2014

The Registration Process for AIBE - VII is open. Candidates who wish to apply for AIBE VII need to registrar theme self before applying online

To registrar, visit AIBE Website After successful AIBE Registration you can login to your account

Mode of Application

i) There is only one mode of application i.e. online which can be accessed by a candidate after registering on the AIBE website by creating a login account

The Online Application Form can be submitted only between 21th April, 2014 and 25th June, 2014 (11:59 p.m.)

The submitted Online Registration Form and other details will be available and accessible in the login account of the candidate

ii) No copies of the filled in Online Application Form or uploaded certificates/documents need to be sent to the BCI Office for candidates applying for AIBE-VII onwards

iii) The Hall-Ticket/Admit Card should be Accessed/Downloaded by the candidate from the personal login account. The candidate is required to take the printout of the Hall-Ticket / Admit Card to the Examination Hall.

iv) Candidates applying must visit and carefully read the instructions given on the following link "Instructions & Conditions"

v) Incomplete application or application in any mode other than online or application after the last date and time shall not be entertained. It shall be the obligation of the candidate to fill the Online Application Form in a timely manner and the Bar Council of India shall not be responsible for the shortcomings in the application process under any circumstances

vi) The registration helpline numbers 0120-4253515/16/17/18 would be available from Monday to Saturday from 09.00 AM to 06.00 PM only. Our executives will help the candidates for any difficulty faced during registration process. No general queries would be entertained on these numbers.

vii)All general queries about the exam should be sent on Kindly mention your application number for queries related to previous bar exams along with your contact number

viii)Candidates are requested to provide their own working mobile numbers during registration as the OTP (One Time Password) would be sent to them to complete the registration process. All other general communication and Result would also be sent on the same registered mobile number.  A mobile number once registered would not be changed. Kindly do not use a single mobile number for more than one registration.
How to apply

Fill up your Personal, Educational and other Information on this link then click Finish Button

Registration Number and Password of your Account is generated and will be sent back to your e-mail ID
Now click ‘Login button on AIBE Site and enter your Registration Number and Password. Then get printout of your Challan Copy

Deposit Fee only on the said printed challan at any branch of SBI after 24 hrs. of registration

After 24 hrs again Login to your account and take a print of the application form, written down Journal number provided by SBI on it send its hard copy along with requisite documents at BCI

Complete the application form and send it to "All India Bar Examination" Bar Council of India, 21 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area, ITO, Near Bal Bhawan New Delhi-110002

Important Instructions for candidates

Please read the instructions carefully before filling up the Registration Form

Details mentioned in this form should be as per your documents and the same will reflect on your COP in case you clear the examination

Payment Conditions:

Every Candidate, be it fresh or repeat candidate, is required to pay Exam Fee of Rs. 2500/- plus Rs. 60/- Bank Charges
Payments must be made through challan generated after 24 hrs of registration in any Branch of SBI
Payment made through any other form (like Demand Draft, online payment, Cheque etc) would not be accepted nor shall any request of its refund be entertained by BCI
Fee once paid against any application number is final; any request for refund or to adjust the fee against any another application number will not be entertained
(Payment once made is non-refundable in any circumstances)
In case of any extension/alteration of examination date, any request for refund/adjustment of fee will not be entertained. In cases, where candidates want another application form because of any reason, they have to submit the fresh fee against the new application number
Admit Card

It is made clear that no admit card copy shall be send to the address of candidate through post

Admit Cards will be available online; candidates are requested to download their admit card as per the dates mentioned on the website For more detail please visit website:


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


Registration begins: 21st April 2014

Bank Payments through challan for AIBE-VII starts from 22nd April 2014

Registration for AIBE-VII closes 25th June 2014

Last Date for Payment of challan: 26th June 2014

Last date for completion of online form: 27th June 2014

Online Link Activation date for Admit Card verification Process: 05th July 2014

Last date of correction of Admit Cards: 10th July 2014

Final online release of Admit Cards: 15th July2014

Date of Examination: 27th July 2014

(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)

Complete the application form and send it to

"All India Bar Examination"
Bar Council of India
21 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area
ITO, Near Bal Bhawan New Delhi - 110002.

Advocates will be required to answer questions from twenty 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 Examination paper will comprise at least seven (7) questions from each ‘Category I’ subject, of which three (3) will be Category A questions, and four (4) will be Category B questions (‘Category A’ and ‘Category B’ questions are described in detail below). The paper will also have twenty-three (23) questions from the ‘Category II’ subjects as a whole, and these twenty-three questions will include questions from at least five (5) Category II subjects. All questions from Category II subjects will be Category B questions.

Category I subjects will be tested in Part I of the question paper, and Category II subjects will be tested in Part II of the question paper.

The Category I and Category II subjects are set out below:

Moving forward, this exam will be a bi-annual affair, to be held in April and November of every year. The actual dates will be announced before the application process begins every year.

The Bar Council of India will issue a Certificate of Practice to the candidates who successfully clears the All India Bar Examination (AIBE).

This certificate is under the signature of the Chairman of Bar Council of India and Chairman of State Bar Councilto the address of the successful advocate.

Candidates who successfully cleared the examination shall be receivin the Certificate of Practice within 30 days of the date of declaration of results.

The All India Bar Examination will be conducted on a bi-annual basis every year in April and November. In the event of not clearing the All India Bar Examination in the first attempt, you can appear for it the next time and clear it to obtain your Certificate of Practice. Do note that there are no limits on the number of attempts to clear the All India Bar Examination.

AIBE Helpline - 011-49225022/23.
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