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AIBE (XV) 2020 Exam Day Guidelines: BCI Issues COVID-Related SOPs

Sukriti Vajpayee
Sukriti VajpayeePublished On: January 22, 2021 | AIBE

Go through the article to know about the AIBE XV exam day guidelines and COVID related SOPs issued by BCI. All candidates appearing for the exam must be aware of the important guidelines to be followed on the day of AIBE XV exam day.

AIBE (XV) 2020 Exam Day Guidelines: BCI Issues COVID-Related SOPs

The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is conducted by the Bar Council on India (BCI) twice every year. AIBE XV is scheduled to be conducted on January 24, 2021. Following the order of Delhi High Court, BCI has released some COVID related SOPs. As per the fresh notice, it is crucial to possess the Arogya Setu App and Health Declaration form in order to appear for the AIBE exam. Go through the detailed official notification below.

All candidates who aspire to practice law in India must appear for and clear the exam. Only after receiving the "Certificate of Practice" from the BCI after clearing AIBE are candidates eligible to practise law in the country.

The exam has been postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AIBE is conducted in the offline mode across several AIBE exam centres in the country. In this article, all candidates appearing for AIBE (XV) 2020 will find the exam day guidelines that they must follow.

AIBE XV Exam Highlights

Refer to the table given below to know the important highlights of AIBE XV.



Exam Name


Full Form

All India Bar Examination


Twice a Year

Mode of Exam


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Type Questions (MCQs)

Total Questions Asked


Duration of Exam

3 Hours and 30 Minutes (210 minutes)

Medium of Instruction

11 languages (Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Odiya, Gujarati, Telugu, and English)

Marks Per Question


Maximum Marks


Negative Marking


AIBE (XV) 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

All candidates appearing for AIBE XV must follow the instructions that are given by the test centre officials for 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 XV 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.

AIBE (XV) 2020 Exam Day Guidelines- COVID Related Guidelines

Check out the COVID related guidelines released by BCI that need to be followed by an individual on the exam day.

  • The applicants must follow the SoPs issued by the state government and MHRD.

  • It is important to have the Arogya Setu App 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 sanitiser on 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 sanitiser 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 would not be allowed to sit for AIBE exam for the current session.

Check the Detailed Notification here!

Here are some other important links related to AIBE XV that aspirants must go through.

AIBE (XV) Results

AIBE (XV) Paper Analysis

AIBE (XV) Answer Key

AIBE (XV) Cutoff

AIBE (XVI) Important Dates

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