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All India Bar Examination (AIBE)

All India Bar Examination (AIBE)

The objective of 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 40 cities all across India. Candidates will have 11 languages to choose for attempting the examination. Examination pattern will be multiple choice question and it will be 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 at duly constituted meetings on April 10, 2010 and April 30, 2010.

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.

Candidates can get the full details of AIBE Exam 2019 such as Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates and much more on this post.

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

Important Dates

AIBE Exam Dates
Events Dates
Online Registration begins from 26th September, 2018
Offline Registration form sales begin from - 26th September, 2018
Bank Payments through challan starts from - 27th September, 2018
Online Registration and offline form sales closes - 10th December, 2018
Last Date for Payment of challan for Online and Offline Application - 13th December, 2018
Last date for completion of online form - 15th December, 2018
Online release of Admit Cards for Online and Offline application - 19th December, 2018
Date Of Examination 23th December, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria required to appear in AIBE 2019 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 is Rs. 3500 + Rs 60 as bank transaction charge for General/OBC.
Application Fee is Rs. 2500 + Rs 60 as bank transaction charge for SC/ST.

Application Form

  • Candidates can apply All India Bar Examination 2019 by "Online" only. The All India Bar Examination (AIBE XIII) is going to be held in the Month of March 2019.
  • The Registration Process for AIBE XIII is open. Candidates who wish to apply for AIBE (9) need to registrar themselves before applying online
  • To registrar, visit AIBE Website. After successful AIBE Registration you can login to your account

Mode of Application

  • 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 1st Week Of September 2016 and 3rd Week Of February 2019.
  • The submitted Online Registration Form and other details will be available and accessible in the login account of the candidate
  • 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 (IX) onwards
  • 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.
  • Candidates applying must visit and carefully read the instructions given on the following link "Instructions & Conditions"
  • 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
  • Our executives will help the candidates for any difficulty faced during registration process. No general queries would be entertained on these numbers.
  • All general queries about the exam should be sent on [email protected] Kindly mention your application number for queries related to previous bar exams along with your contact number
  • 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

Exam Pattern

Candidates have a choice of 11 languages to attempt the examination in their preferred language. AIBE (XIII) 2019 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:

Category I
Subjects No. of Q.
Alternative Dispute Resolution 7
Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act 7
Constitutional Law 7
Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments 7
Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code 7
Criminal Procedure 7
Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing 7
Evidence 7
Jurisprudence 7
Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates 7
Property Law 7

Category II
Subjects No. of Q.
Administrative Law 23
Company Law 23
Environmental Law 23
Family Law 23
Human Rights Law 23
Labour and Industrial Law 23
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law 23
Principles of Taxation Law 23
Public International Law 23

Question Papers


Topic / Subject - Number of Questions:-
Limitation Act - 02
Corporate Social Responsibility - 02
Family Law - 02
Jurisprudence - 03
Administration Law - 03
Professional Ethics& Cases of Professional misconduct under B.C.I rules- 04
ADR + Arbitration Act - 04
Company Law (2013) - 04
Constitutional Law - 05
Environmental Law - 05
C.P.C - 05
Public International Law - 05
Cyber Law - 05
I.P.C - 06
Labour + Indus trial Law - 06
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents and Consumer Protection Law - 06
Evidence - 08
Cr. P.C - 10
Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Prop Laws, Spl Contract N.I Act - 15
Total - 100 Questions

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.

The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes.


The BCI has determined cutoff of AIBE XIII (13) 2019 after the declaration of the results of AIBE XIII 2019. Based on the AIBE 2019 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 2019, 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) 2019 Cutoff can also check the previous years' cutoff of AIBE. Check the table below for AIBE Cutoff of previously held All India Bar Examination.

Category AIBE Cutoff Marks
General 38
Other Backward Class 38
Scheduled Castes 33
Scheduled Tribes 33


The AIBE 2019 result will be declared through online process in the official portal. All the candidates who passed this entrance exam will receive a Certificate of Law Practice. There is no provision of declaration of the percentage, percentile, rankings, or absolute marks.


Candidates who are qualified in All India Bar Examination will be called for the counselling process of AIBE 2019.

Accepting Colleges

Contact Details

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]

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