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AIBE 2022 FAQs - All India Bar Examination Frequently Asked Questions

Debanjalee Sen
Debanjalee SenUpdated On: November 02, 2022 05:44 pm IST | AIBE

To practice law in India, aspirants have to clear the AIBE which tests an individual's knowledge and capacity in the legal field. We have included a detailed list of AIBE 2022 FAQs in this article; the most Frequently Asked Questions for the All India Bar Examination.

AIBE 2022 FAQs

The AIBE XVII 2022 exam date will be announced shortly. Application forms for AIBE 2022 will be accessible online at The AIBE XVII 2022 application procedure includes registration, application form completion, and fee payment. This article is intended for law graduates who plan to take the All India Bar Examination. It contains a series of AIBE FAQs designed to answer basic questions regarding the examination. AIBE FAQs 2022 cover all aspects of the exam, including eligibility, application, pattern, certificate of practice, and so on. 

What is the All India Bar Examination (AIBE)?

The All India Bar Examination, abbreviated as AIBE, is a competitive test for prospective lawyers held at the national level and administered by the Bar Council of India (BCI). AIBE is a test that has to be taken by advocates who want to be able to work as lawyers in India to determine whether they are qualified to do so. The BCI holds two sessions of the examination each year. 

The AIBE is the examination that the candidates must pass to be eligible to apply for a "Certificate of Practice" in the legal industry. Candidates interested in taking part in AIBE XVII 2022 must have fulfilled all of the eligibility requirements and finished either a 3-year LLB or a 5-year Integrated LLB programme. AIBE has been held annually by the BCI since 2011 and passing it is necessary for all students who started their law studies in 2009 or later.  

The results of the AIBE 2022 are also announced differently than those of a common law entrance exam, further illustrating the significant differences between the two. Therefore, candidates frequently struggle with the questions and doubts related to AIBE. 

To address the common doubts and difficulties individuals have regarding AIBE, we have covered the most commonly asked questions regarding the different stages of the exam and answered them to help the aspirants. Learn everything there is to know about AIBE 2022, and other AIBE frequently asked questions by reading the full article.

AIBE 2022 Frequently Asked Questions

Here, we have shared the AIBE 2022 FAQs based on different sections of the exam - 

AIBE FAQs 2022 General Overview Questions

When will the AIBE XVII notification be made available?

AIBE XVII notification 2022 will be published by the Bar Council of India soon. According to the most recent developments, held on August 2 in a Supreme Court hearing, the BCI counsel stated that the exam would be held within three months.

Can I appear in AIBE 2022 if I had appeared in AIBE 2021?

Yes, if you have not been able to clear AIBE 2021, you can appear in AIBE 2022.

When will the AIBE 2022 exam take place?

A testing agency will administer the AIBE XVII exam on behalf of the Bar Council of India (BCI) within the next three months, around November / December 2022.

Is it critical to pass the AIBE to practise law in any Indian court?

Yes, clearing AIBE is mandatory to practise law in any court in India. However, if the candidates have graduated from a law school before the academic year 2009-10, they do not need to have an AIBE certificate of practice.

I failed AIBE on my first attempt. Is it possible for me to reappear for the examination?

Yes, you may reappear in the next exam slot when the exam is scheduled. The number of attempts in AIBE is unlimited.

Is the AIBE exam simple?

The AIBE exam is expected to be easy to moderately difficult. However, because BCI intends to tighten the AIBE 2022 testing parameters, you should expect it to be more difficult than in previous years.

How many times is the AIBE exam held each year?

The AIBE exam is held twice a year.

When will the AIBE passed candidates receive their 'Certificate of Practice'?

Generally, the 'Certificate of Practice' is issued within 30 days of the AIBE result declaration.

How do I get a COP after passing the AIBE exam?

Following the announcement of the results, BCI publishes a list of state bar councils for COP availability to AIBE passed candidates. To obtain the COP, candidates should contact their respective state bar councils. However, BCI has now enabled an online facility for downloading COP via the AIBESCOPE mobile app.

Who is qualified to take the AIBE exam?

If you have completed a three-year or five-year LLB degree, you are eligible to take the AIBE exam. You must be registered as an advocate with the respective State Bar Councils.

AIBE 2022 Registration FAQs  

What is the deadline for paying the AIBE application fee?

The deadline for paying the AIBE 2022 application fee will be confirmed once the exam notification is released.

Where can I get the AIBE 2022 application form?

The AIBE XVII (17) 2022 application form will be released tentatively by the Bar Council of India (BCI) in November, but officials have not yet published the date for the application form release. For the most up-to-date announcements, you must visit the official website. AIBE 2022 application forms will be available online at

What is the AIBE 2022 application fee?

The AIBE application fee is INR 3,560 for General/ OBC candidates, including PWD candidates from both categories. SC/ ST candidates (including PWD candidates in the categories) must pay INR 2,560.

How do I sign up for AIBE 2022?

You can only register for AIBE online via the official website link by following the instructions on the webpage. Along with the AIBE XVII application form, you must upload documents such as your photograph, signature, self-attested enrollment certificate, and self-attested photo ID.

Is an offline application form for AIBE 2022 available?

No, the entire AIBE 2022 application process, including registration and form submission, will be handled online by BCI. If allowed by the BCI, you can only pay the application cost in cash or by SBI challan.

Is it necessary to reapply for AIBE 2022 if I previously applied for AIBE 16 but failed the examination?

Yes, you will have to apply for AIBE 17 and will be considered a fresh applicant if you have previously taken and failed the bar examination.

AIBE 2022 Syllabus FAQs

What is the AIBE XVII exam syllabus?

The BCI will release the syllabus for the AIBE XVII exam, which covers around 19 subjects as per previous years’ syllabus. The syllabus also specifies how many questions will be asked on each of these topics.

Will the AIBE question paper cover subjects and topics I studied in LLB?

Yes, the subjects from which questions in the AIBE exam are asked are from the three-year LLB / five-year LLB degree course.

What are the most important AIBE topics?

Constitutional Law, Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Evidence Act, Family Law, and Contract Law are some of the important Law subjects from which the majority of questions are asked in the AIBE exam.

Which books are permitted in AIBE?

Candidates could bring any book or study material into the exam hall until 2020. However, as of 2021, this rule has been changed and candidates are no longer permitted to bring any book other than the Bare Acts into the testing centre.

In how many languages is the AIBE exam conducted?

The AIBE exam is held in 23 vernacular languages. These include English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Santhali, Maithili, and Dogri.

Are there any subjective questions in the AIBE exam?

No, the AIBE exam only consists of objective multiple-choice questions.

AIBE 2022 Exam Pattern FAQs

How long does the AIBE exam last?

The AIBE exam lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes. The duration of the examination may be reduced, though BCI has not yet confirmed any change in the AIBE exam pattern. BCI will notify the exam pattern once the AIBE 2022 notifications will be published.

Is there negative marking/ grading in AIBE?

No, the AIBE exam has no negative marking/ grading for any incorrect answer.

How many questions are there in total in the AIBE exam?

AIBE has a total of 100 objective-type questions worth one point each.

What is the lowest percentage of marks needed to pass the AIBE?

Candidates who score more than 40% in AIBE will be declared qualified. The qualifying percentage for SC and ST candidates is 35%.

AIBE 2022 How to Prepare FAQs

What are the essential books for AIBE preparation?

Among the essential books for AIBE preparation are:

  • Universal's Guide to All India Bar Exam
  • Shambhu Prasad Choudhary's All India Bar Examination Guide
  • Universal’s The Constitution of India Bare Act with short notes

How should I start preparing for the AIBE XVII exam?

You should be familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern to prepare for the upcoming session of the AIBE examination. You must create a study schedule, read the best AIBE preparation books, keep track of significant legal decisions, and practice previous years' AIBE question papers.

What are the major AIBE topics which I must prepare?

The following three subjects carry the most weightage in the law exam out of all the subjects prescribed in the AIBE syllabus. The exam includes ten questions from each of the AIBE subjects namely - Law of the Constitution, Code of Criminal Procedure, and Civil Procedure Code.

Other than the above sections, the Evidence Act, Indian Penal Code, and Family Law are crucial topics, out of which 8 questions per topic are asked.

How do I learn time management for the AIBE exam?

The best way to keep your time management skills in check is to practise as many AIBE question papers and sample papers as you can. Although there is no sectional weightage in the exam, it is recommended that you set aside time during practice to attempt each question. You must also complete all of the questions within 3.5 hours.

Also Read: AIBE 2022: Quick Study Plan for Last Few Days

AIBE 2022 Admit Card FAQs

When will the AIBE 2022 admit card be available?

The AIBE 2022 admit card will be distributed as per the schedule that BCI will provide soon after the registrations close. The admit card contains all AIBE-related information, such as the address of the assigned exam location, reporting time, exam day guidelines, and so on.

Where will the AIBE 2022 admit card be available?

The AIBE 2022 admit card is only available on the official website. You can obtain their AIBE 2022 admit card by logging in to the law exam's official website.

How do I get my AIBE 2022 admit card?

You can obtain your AIBE 2022 admit card by logging in to the official website with your registration information.

Can I get the AIBE 2022 admit card from my State Bar Council?

No, the AIBE admit card will only be available on the official website of All India Bar Examination (AIBE) XVII.

What information is included in the AIBE 2022 admit card?

The AIBE 2022 admit card will include information about the candidate taking the exam, the exam schedule, and the test centre location.

Do I have to carry any other documents besides my AIBE 2022 admit card?

Yes, you must take to the exam a valid photo ID such as an Enrolment ID issued by the relevant state bar council, a driving licence, an Aadhaar card, a PAN card, or a passport. Candidates may bring any of the documents in original or photocopy form. Candidates must also bring a self-attested disability certificate if they fall into the PWD category.

What shall I do if my AIBE admit card does not arrive on time?

On the same day, admit cards are accessible for download to all registered candidates. However, if you have not yet received one, send an email to the official email address of the conducting authority to request an admit card for AIBE 2022 before the exam.

What login details/ information is required to download the AIBE 2022 admit card?

To log in and obtain their admit card, you must enter your AIBE 2022 registration ID/ password.

What should I do if the information on my admit card is incorrect?

In case of any discrepancy regarding the details on the AIBE admit card, you should contact the helpdesk at least three days before the exam date at the official email ID of BCI or helpline numbers that are mentioned on their website.

What should I do if I want to change the exam location on my AIBE admit card?

Once you have received the admit card, you are not permitted to change your exam location. You can, however, mention any special requirements (PH/ PWD candidates only) at the exam centre in the AIBE 2022 application form in the applicable provision provided. For any other requirements, candidates should send an email and BCI will take the necessary steps.

I am a PwD candidate; do I need a separate admit card for AIBE 2022?

According to BCI, those who have indicated a disability of more than 50% in the category of Blindness or Amputated Arms in their application form will be given an additional 20 minutes to complete the examination. 

PWD candidates' admit cards will include additional timings in the exam schedule, and they must bring their disability certificate with them on exam day if mentioned in the admit card guidelines.

AIBE 2022 Exam Analysis FAQs

What is the level of difficulty of the AIBE exam?

According to the previous years' data, the difficulty level of AIBE question papers is usually moderate.

In AIBE, how many subjects are included in the question paper?

The AIBE exam includes questions from around 19 different law subjects.

AIBE 2022 Result and Certification of Practice FAQs

When will the AIBE results be released publicly?

After the bar examination, the BCI will announce the AIBE result 2022 likely within a month. Those who pass the AIBE exam will be awarded a Certificate of Practice (CoP).

How can I find the AIBE result 2022?

You can view the AIBE results by entering your login information on the exam's official website, such as your AIBE roll number and date of birth. You will find the link to the AIBE result 2022 on the official webpage.

Will the AIBE results inform me of the status of receiving COP?

You will find out if you will receive the Certificate of Practice on the AIBE result page.

Will I be able to get AIBE COP online?

No, only notification of the availability of COP will be made available. You must obtain your COP from the respective state bar council.

How are AIBE results for candidates with missing set codes progressing?

Candidates who fall into the category of missing/ mismatched paper set code must usually retake the AIBE exam.

What is the AIBE exam passing marks?

Candidates receiving at least 40% of the total marks (35 per cent for SC/ ST candidates) are considered to have passed the AIBE exam.

How will I know if the AIBE answer key 2022 contains any incorrect questions?

The keys to all qualifying exam questions will be included in the AIBE 2022 final answer key.

I was disqualified from the AIBE exam; what should I do now?

If you were disqualified from the AIBE exam, you must retake the exam the next time it is conducted. You should note that BCI allows candidates for multiple reattempts.

What happens after passing the AIBE exam?

BCI issues a Certificate of Practice to all candidates who pass the AIBE exam. BCI posts a notice on the exam's official website announcing the release of the COP. All candidates who do not pass the AIBE must retake the exam the next time the BCI organises the exam.

Also Read: AIBE (XVII) 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

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