All India Bar Examination,AIBE conducted by Bar Council of India (BCI) will open AIBE XIV (14) Application Form in September 2019. Check AIBE XIV Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Schedule, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Among Other Information
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AIBE XIV Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Eligibility Criteria

AIBE referred as All India Bar Examinationis a national level entrance exam conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI) twice in a year to assess the capability of law degree holders who want to practice the legal profession in India. Bar Council of India will open windows for AIBE XIV (14) Online Application Form in the 2nd week of June 2019.

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AIBE is a standard test for assessing candidates’ analytical skills and understanding the basic knowledge of Law Education. AIBE is intended to set a minimum benchmark for admission of the Law Graduates to the practice of law. After qualifying this law entrance exam, candidates will be awarded “Certificate of Practice” by the BCI. 

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This entrance exam will be organized in 44 cities all across India with 11 languages. Candidates can check here all about AIBE XIV including Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam Pattern as mentioned below in this AfterGraduation page.


AIBE-XIV Important Dates

Events of AIBE XlV Important Dates
Online Registration Begins From 10th June 2019
Bank Payments through challan starts from 11th June 2019
Last date to Online Registration 12th August 2019
Last Date for Payment of challan for Online and Offline Application 14th August 2019
Last date for completion of online form 17th August 2019
Online release of Admit Cards 21st August 2019
Date of AIBE-XlV Examination 25th August 2019

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AIBE XIV Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria as required for appearing in AIBE (XIV)

  • Applicant to be a citizen of India. There is no age limit prescribed by BCI for writing AIBE.
  • Applicants should hold a Law degree (either 3 years or 5 years Integrated programme)
  • No minimum percentage in the qualifying examination is required in order to apply for AIBE.
  • Aspirants should hold registration as an advocate professional (valid Advocate ID) from any registered state bar council.
  • Candidates, who are qualifying the LLB degree in the current session, cannot apply for AIBE (XIV).

AIBE Exam Pattern

Bar Council of India will be conducting AIBE (XIV) in the last week of December 2019 in pen-paper mode only. There will be 100 objective type questions to be answered in 3 hours 30 minutes exam duration. Candidates with 80% or more disability will be provided an extra time of 20 minutes per hour. There will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) spread across various subjects and for each correct response, one mark will be awarded. However, for any incorrect response, there is no negative marking.

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The AIBE (14) exam will be an open book exam. It means that candidates can bring any study aid or any reading material like textbooks and treatises, Preparatory Materials, and even handwritten notes in the examination hall while writing the answers. There will be ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning based’ questions in the examination. Candidates have a choice to choose any preferred language from 11 languages to attempt the examination.

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The AIBE (14) will be divided into two categories (I and II). The Examination paper will comprise at least 7 questions from each ‘Category I’ subjects mentioned below. The paper will also have 23 questions from the ‘Category II’ subjects as mentioned in the below table. These twenty-three questions will be from at least five (5) subjects mentioned in the below Category II subjects. Category I subjects will be covered in Part I of the question paper, and Category II subjects will be in Part II of the question paper.

Category I Category II
Subjects Q. Subjects No. of Questions
Alternative Dispute Resolution  7 Administrative Law 23 questions in all and these questions will include questions from at least 5 subjects in Category II
Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act 7 Company Law
Constitutional Law 7 Environmental Law
Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments 7 Family Law
Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code 7 Human Rights Law
Criminal Procedure 7 Labour and Industrial Law
Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing 7 Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law
Evidence 7 Principles of Taxation Law
Jurisprudence 7 Public International Law
Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates 7 Total Marks = 100

Total Questions = 100

Property Law 7

AIBE XIV Syllabus

AIBE (XIV) syllabus 2019 will consist of the subjects of three-year and five-year LL.B. programmes as prescribed by the BCI. The subjects are given below:

Subject/Topic Number of Questions
Constitutional Law 10
I.P.C (Indian Penal Code) 8
Cr. P.C (Criminal Procedure Code) 10
C.P.C (Code of Civil procedure) 10
Evidence Act 8
Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act 4
Family Law 8
Public Interest Litigation 4
Administrative Law 3
Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules 4
Company Law 2
Environmental Law 2
Cyber law 2
Labour and Industrial Law 4
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents and Consumer Protection Law 5
Law Related to Taxation 4
Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act 8
Land Acquisition Act 2
Intellectual Property Laws 2
Total 100

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