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The Bar Council on India (BCI) conducts the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) twice every year. The AIBE XVII exam is supposed to be held in September 2022 and the application form will tentatively release by the third week of August 2022. Following the order of the Delhi High Court, BCI had released some COVID-related SOPs for AIBE XV which will be followed for AIBE XVII as well. As per the notice, it is crucial to possess the Arogya Setu App and Health Declaration form in order to appear for the AIBE exam.
The AIBE XVII (17) announcement will shortly be made available by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The official website, https://aibe15.allindiabarexamination.com/, will also open registrations for AIBE XVII (17) in 2022 in conjunction with the notice. Application forms for the AIBE 2022 will only be available online, and candidates must enroll with a state bar council to receive an enrolment ID. The AIBE notification is typically released in March or April, however, the Bar Council of India is still deciding on some key AIBE components, such as eligibility requirements, AIBE test format, and AIBE exam mode, for the AIBE XVII (17) 2022 notification.
Once the notification is made public, the precise information on AIBE 2022 will be accessible. However, candidates should be aware of the following adjustments for AIBE 17:
- Candidates who are pursuing "other professions," that is, fields other than law, are permitted to sit for the AIBE exam and register as advocates provisionally. This could alter the 2022 AIBE eligibility requirements.
- Modifications to the exam format, as well as the days and times of the exams.
- For AIBE 2022, BCI will impose stringent testing requirements, therefore candidates could not be permitted to bring any reference materials, including Bare Acts.
- As of AIBE 2022, a negative marking scheme will be used.
Once the AIBE 17 notification is made public, these changes will be verified. Through the AIBESCOPE mobile application, BCI has already given "Certificates of Practice" to AIBE XVI qualified candidates. Candidates studying for AIBE XVII (17) can find all the latest news and important details about the upcoming exam here.
All candidates who aspire to practice law in India must appear for and clear the AIBE exam. Only after receiving the "Certificate of Practice" from the BCI after clearing AIBE are candidates eligible to practice law in the country. AIBE is conducted in the offline mode across several AIBE exam centres in the country. In this article, all candidates appearing for AIBE (XVII) 2022 will find the exam day guidelines that they must follow.
AIBE XVII Exam Highlights
Refer to the table given below to know the important highlights of AIBE XVII.
All India Bar Examination
Once a Year (correction done)
Mode of Exam
Offline or CBT mode
3 -year or 5-year LLB from a recognized law institute/ university
INR 3,560 (General/OBC category) and INR 2,560 (reserved category)
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Type Questions (MCQs)
Total Questions Asked
Duration of Exam
3 Hours and 30 Minutes (210 minutes)
No. of Test Centers
53 exam centers all across India
Medium of Instruction
11 languages (Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Odiya, Gujarati, Telugu, and English)
Marks Per Question
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AIBE (XVII) 2022 Exam Day Guidelines
All candidates appearing for AIBE XVII must follow the instructions that are given by the test centre officials on the exam day. The important AIBE exam day guidelines have been mentioned below.
Candidates must not report to the exam centres late. You should make it a point to reach your allocated exam centre at least one hour before the exam starts.
In order to avoid any last-minute rush, candidates should check the allotted AIBE test centre name and location beforehand and evaluate the distance and time required to reach the destination. This should be done at least a day or two before the exam day.
It is imperative that candidates carry all the necessary items along on the exam day. You should keep everything ready at least one day before the exam so as to avoid last-minute panic.
It is mandatory for the test-takers to carry the items mentioned below with them on the exam day:
Two ballpoint pens for marking answers on the OMR sheet (colour should either be black or blue)
Their AIBE Admit Card (at least two copies)
A government-issued photo identity proof (original as well as one copy). These include Driving License/ PAN card/ Voter ID Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Passport/ State Bar Council Advocate Enrollment ID
The candidates are prohibited from carrying the following items to the exam centre:
Jewellery or any other valuables
Electronic items such as smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets
The exam centres may or may not have a provision to keep the belongings of the test-takers. Therefore, it is advised that they do not carry any valuable items with them.
Candidates are allowed to bring a transparent water bottle with them to the centre.
Every AIBE XVII aspirant must ensure that he/ she does not indulge in any last-minute studies or revision. This will not be helpful during the exam.
Candidates must keep in mind at all times that they have to manage their time wisely. They must follow proper time management so that they are able to complete the exam within the given duration.
Read the directions in the question booklet carefully and abide by the invigilator's instructions.
- Start with the simple questions first to avoid missing out on questions with a high chance of success. Additionally, try not to panic if you are unable to find the answer to a question. Keep your cool and ask the following question instead. Come return and retake the exam after you have finished the remaining questions.
- When you're taking an exam, time goes by quickly. But you need to clear your thoughts of distraction and maintain concentration if you want to slow it down and make sure you can answer all 100 questions. Take each question on the exam paper when it is presented to you; don't look or think too far ahead. Keep in mind that the poise you exhibit right now will pay off generously. Follow the advice in the previous sentence: begin by answering the simple questions, then move on to the others; don't waste time on challenging ones (especially at the beginning).
AIBE (XVII) 2022 Exam Day COVID Related Guidelines
Check out the COVID-related guidelines released by the BCI that need to be followed by every test taker on the exam day.
The applicants must follow the SoPs issued by the state government and the MHRD.
It is important to have installed the Arogya Setu App on the phone and candidates will have to show it on the exam day.
An individual must submit a health declaration form (attached to the admit card) at the gate of the exam centre.
At the gate, applicants will have to cooperate with the temperature check.
Candidates will have to follow social distancing and other COVID-related norms.
Applicants will be offered sanitizer at the gate of the exam entre.
All candidates must be equipped with the necessary precautions against the coronavirus. They should carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer and cover their face with a mask throughout the exam duration.
If an individual is found out to have a fever, cough, and cold, he/ she will be made to sit in a separate room or will be prohibited to sit for the exam.
No crowding will be allowed at the entry or exit points of the exam centre.
Applicants tested as COVID positive will not be allowed to sit for the AIBE exam for the current session.
AIBE (XVII) 2022 Exam Day Tips
These exam day tips might help candidates, appearing for the AIBE (XVII) exam, to score well-
- Candidates must read the question paper carefully and answer all the questions that they are sure about.
- Contenders should answer all the questions since there's no negative marking.
- Around 50 questions are asked from these sections- Constitutional Law, CrPC, CPC, Evidence Law, Family Law. Candidates are recommended to focus on these sections while solving the paper.
- Make sure to fill out the OMR sheet carefully. One can also use a pencil to answer questions at first and then change them with pen marking.
Here are some other important links related to AIBE XVII that aspirants must go through.
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