The All India Bar Examination [AIBE] came into existence in the year 2010 through a notification passed by the Legal Education Committee and the Bar Council of India. The main objective of the All India Bar Examination [AIBE] is to examine an Advocate’s capability to practice the profession of law in India.
Upon successful completion of the AIBE, candidates are awarded a “Certificate of Practice” which entitles them to practice law in India. Also, it is to be noted that the All India Bar Examination [AIBE] is a post-enrolment qualification and is only open for candidates who have enrolled themselves at their rspective State Bar Councils. To clarify further, a law student can get enrolled as an advocate, even form a law firm, but cannot practice before a Court of law without clearing the All India Bar Examination [AIBE].
The All India Bar Examination [AIBE] is conducted across 39 cities [as of now] and offers candidates the freedom to select their examination language from any of the 11 different languages offered. The exam [AIBE] contains 100 multiple-choice-questions [MCQs] and is an ‘open book exam’.
According to the information provided by the Bar Council of India [BCI] in response to an RTI application filed by an Advocate, more than 55,000 advocates had appeared in the first three AIBEs:
All Indian Bar Exam I
All Indian Bar Exam II
All Indian Bar Exam III
The sixth All India Bar Examination’s [AIBE VI] has been rescheduled to January 19, 2014 and the registration deadline for the same has been postponed to December 08, 2013.
Important Dates [AIBE VI]
08th December 2013: Deadline – Online Registrations.
13th December 2013: Deadline for submission of fee through Challan at various branches of SBI Bank
13th December 2013: Last date for sale of offline Forms.
23rd December 2013 ( 5 P.M): Last date for receiving of application forms for AIBE –VI
02nd – 05th January 2014: Online verification of Admit Cards
07th January 2014: Publication of Admit Cards
19th January 2014: All India Bar Examination in various cities across India.
Please click here to access the syllabus of the sixth All India Bar Examination [AIBE VI].
Sample Paper and Material [Provided to Advocates appearing in the First All India Bar Examination]
Advocates who appeared for the earlier three AIBEs were provided with sample papers and materials. The same can be downloaded from here. However, it should be noted that BCI has changed the syllabus and pattern of AIBE from 2012 onwards.
Chairman of the Bar Council of India, Gopal Subramanium, speaking about the role of the All India Bar Examination [AIBE] in the Bar Council’s agenda for reform of legal education.
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