AIBE XVIII (18) 2023 was held on December 10, 2023. It was conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI). Obtain comprehensive information about the All India Bar Examination (AIBE 18), including the exam date, application process, and syllabus right here. AIBE is a national-level law examination organized by the Bar Council of India. The primary objective of this exam is to ensure that law graduates aspiring to practice law in India successfully clear the AIBE. Therefore, if you are preparing for the AIBE exam, it is crucial to check eligibility on, complete the application process, download the admit card, practice with previous year question papers, and review the answer key and results.

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All India Bar Examination (AIBE)

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 140 centers in 50 cities all across India. Candidates will have 11 languages to choose for attempting the examination. Examination pattern will be multiple choice questions and it will be an 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.

About AIBE Exam

Exam Name:All India Bar Examination (AIBE)
Conducting Institute:Bar Council of India
Commonly called as:AIBE
Exam Level:University Level
Stream:Law Entrance Exam
About AIBE Exam

Important Dates

Release of AIBE 18 Application Form16 Aug 2023
Application Form Last Date16 Nov 2023
Last Date of Payments through online mode17 Nov 2023
Last date for form correction19 Nov 2023
Admit Card Release Date03 Dec 2023, after 5:00 PM
AIBE 2023 Exam Date10 Dec 2023
Publication of Answer KeyAs per BCI
AIBE 18 Result Announcement DateAs per BCI
Important Dates

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria required to appear in AIBE are mentioned below.

  • Candidate must be India citizen.
  • Candidate has to qualify their LLB Degree (either 3 years or 5 Years).
  • Candidate has to be registered as an advocate professional with any State Bar Council.
  • Candidates have to submit the suitable proof of the enrollment.
  • There is no limit to appear for the All India Bar Examination.

Application Fee

Application Fee isRs. 3500 + Rs 60 as bank transaction charge for General/OBC.
Application Fee isRs. 2500 + Rs 60 as bank transaction charge for SC/ST.
Application Fee

Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam – Offline pen and paper mode as an open book exam
  • Number of Sections – 2 sections
  • Type of Question – Multiple Choices Questions
  • Duration – 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Total No. of Questions – 100 Questions
  • Total No. of Marks – 100 Marks
  • Laguage – 11 languages. (Bengali, Gujarati, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, English, Telugu.)
  • Passing Marks – Candidates need to secure at least 40 marks in the AIBE 2021 exam.

Candidates have a choice of 11 languages to attempt the examination in their preferred language. AIBE (XIII) will be an open book exam. It means that candidates can bring any study aid or reading material like as textbooks and treatises, AIBE Preparatory Materials, and even handwritten notes. The question paper will be composed of 100 multiple choice questions spread across various subjects. There is no negative marking. The questions asked in the examination will be divided into ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning based’. The time duration of the examination is maximum 3 hours 30 minutes.

The examination will be divided into two categories (I and II).The Examination paper will comprise at least seven (7) questions from each ‘Category I’ subject. 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. 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:

SubjectsNo. of Q.
Alternative Dispute Resolution7
Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act7
Constitutional Law7
Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments7
Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code7
Criminal Procedure7
Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing7
Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates7
Property Law7
SubjectsNo. of Q.
Administrative Law23
Company Law23
Environmental Law23
Family Law23
Human Rights Law23
Labour and Industrial Law23
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law23
Principles of Taxation Law23
Public International Law23

Exam Centers

Uttar PradeshWest BengalAndhra Pradesh
KarnatakaChandigarhTamil Nadu
RajasthanHimachal PradeshTripura
Jammu & KashmirBiharMadhya Pradesh
Exam Centers

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


The BCI has determined cutoff of AIBE XIII (13) 2022 after the declaration of the results of AIBE XIII 2022. Based on the AIBE 2022 Cutoff XIII, the candidates can be considered pass or fail the All Indian Bar Examination. If a AIBE XIII test taker meets the cutoff of of AIBE 2022, he/she will considered pass and will be awarded the ‘Certificate of Practice’ by the Bar Council of India. The candidates going through the AIBE XIII (13) 2022 Cutoff can also check the previous years’ cutoff of AIBE. Check the table below for AIBE Cutoff of previously held All India Bar Examination.

CategoryAIBE Cutoff Marks
Other Backward Class38
Scheduled Castes33
Scheduled Tribes33

Contact Details

Address: All India Bar Examination (AIBE)
Bar Council of India
21, Rouse Avenue Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110002

Phones : (+91) (011) 49225000, 32402082
Fax : (+91) (011) 49225011

Emails [email protected]

AIBE – An Overview

The important highlights of this exam are as follows.

Name of ExamAIBE 18
AIBE 18 Full FormAll India Bar Examination
More Exams Of This TypeLaw Entrance Exams
Scale Of This ExamNational Level
State or Region For Which This Exam Is Most RelevantIndia
(note – this does not indicate domicile requirement.
it only refers to states or regions where score
accepting colleges are situated)
Organization That Holds This ExamBCI
BCI Full FormBar Council of India
Programs or Courses Where Admission Is Through This TestLaw graduates who wish to practice law in India need to clear AIBE
Colleges or Universities Where Admission Is Through This Test
AIBE – An Overview

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