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AIBE XVII 2022 - Exam Date, Notification, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 28 Oct, 2022 11:58

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About AIBE XVII 2022

AIBE XVII 2022 will be conducted tentatively in November/ December 2022, as per the BCI. AIBE 2022 syllabus has been released by the conducting body on the official website. The AIBE XVII 2022 application form is likely to be released anytime now. 

The AIBE XVII 2022 exam date will soon be announced. AIBE 2022 application forms will be available online at allindiabarexamination.com. The registration, application form completion, and fee payment are all part of the AIBE XVII 2022 application procedure. Candidates who desire to fill out the AIBE application form 2022 must be members of one of the state bar councils of their choice.


AIBE, short for the All India Bar Examination, is a national-level entrance exam organised by the Bar Council of India (BCI). All India Bar Examination is conducted with an aim to assess the capability of advocates who want to practice law in India. The exam is conducted by BCI twice a year. AIBE is the qualifying examination for obtaining a 'Certificate of Practice' for the legal profession. The candidates who want to appear for AIBE XVII 2022 must meet the eligibility criteria and have completed a 3-year LL.B or 5-year Integrated LL.B programme. Until AIBE XV, the exam used to be an open-book test but it was changed from AIBE XVI onwards. 


Candidates can appear for the exam in 11 national languages: Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. While appearing for AIBE is not mandatory for a law graduate, it is compulsory to qualify the exam in order to be eligible to practice law across the country. A law graduate can practice law in his/her own state even without taking AIBE. Candidates can apply for AIBE “n” number of times and post-qualifying the AIBE exam, the Bar Council of India (BCI) will award a “Certificate of Practise” to the candidates. The AIBE exam is conducted across 53 exam centres in India. 

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AIBE Conducting Body

The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the organising authority of AIBE. BCI conducts this exam to evaluate whether a law graduate has the required aptitude to practice law in the country or not. All India Bar Examination (AIBE) came into existence in 2010 when the Legal Education Committee and BCI members passed a notification regarding the examination. The AIBE is held every year for the 3-year and 5-year LL.B graduates. Upon clearing the exam, the qualified candidates receive a Certificate of Practice (CoP) so AIBE is not a law entrance exam but a certification exam.

AIBE XVII 2022: Exam Highlights

The highlights of the AIBE XVII Exam are provided below.

Conducting BodyBar Council of India (BCI)
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Question TypeMCQ-Type
Total Number of Questions100
Time Duration of AIBE Exam3 Hours and 30 Minutes
Medium of InstructionHindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Punjabi, Odiya, Telugu, Gujrati and English
Open BookNo
Negative MarkingNo

AIBE XVII 2022 Important Dates

The dates for AIBE XVII are mentioned underneath.

Event

Date (Tentative)

Commencement of AIBE XVII Online Registration

First Week of November 2022

Last date for registration

Third Week of November 2022

Fee payment

Third Week of November 2022

Last date for completing the form

Third Week of November 2022

Release of AIBE XVII Admit card

Last Week of November 2022

AIBE XVII Exam Date

November/ December 2022

Release of Provisional Answer Key

To be Notified

Last Date to Raise Objections

To be Notified

Declaration of AIBE XVII Result

To be Notified

AIBE XVII 2022 Exam Centres

Candidates can choose their preferable exam centres at the time of filling up the application form. But, the candidates will be allowed to select only one exam centre which is easily accessible. The exam centres for AIBE XVII 2022 are given below.

State

City

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam

Assam

Guwahati

Bihar

Patna

Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, Raipur

Delhi

New Delhi

Goa

Sawantwadi

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat

Haryana

Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Hisar

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Jharkhand

Bokaro, Ranchi

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

Karnataka

Bengaluru, Dharwad

Kerala

Cochin

Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Pune

Manipur

Imphal

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore (New)

Meghalaya

Shillong

Odisha

Bhubaneshwar

Punjab

Amritsar, Chandigarh

Rajasthan

Jodhpur, Jaipur

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy

Tripura

Agartala

Uttrakhand

Dehradun, Rudrapur

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad, Lucknow, Noida

West Bengal

Kolkata

Stages Involved in AIBE Exam

Provided below are the stages that are involved in the AIBE Exam.

  1. Registration Process
  2. Payment of Registration fee

  3. AIBE Admit Card Availability

  4. Conduct of Exam

  5. Release of Answer Key

  6. Declaration of Cutoff Scores

All About AIBE XVII 2022

Find out key information about AIBE 2022 below.

What is the AIBE Exam?

AIBE exam or All India Bar Examination is a popular national-level entrance exam organized by the BCI. The exam assesses the capability of advocates who are willing to practice law in India. AIBE is conducted twice a year, i.e. in May and September (likely). After qualifying the exam, an individual obtains the 'Certificate of Practice' for the legal profession. AIBE is held in 11 different national languages and is an open book test.

AIBE Exam Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility criteria of the AIBE exam is the set of academic and personal conditions and qualifications that one needs to satisfy in order to apply for the law exam. An applicant who does not meet the eligibility criteria of AIBE is not allowed to sit for the exam. Check the detailed eligibility criteria of AIBE exam here.

AIBE Application Forms

The application forms of AIBE are the registration forms that are released by the conducting body so that interested candidates can fill-up and submit the required details as well as documents and confirm their candidature in the exam. The application forms are released online on the official website and the information regarding the same can be found here!

How to Register for AIBE XVII 2022?

The step-by-step instructions to register for the AIBE 2022 examination are mentioned below.

  • Visit the official website to read the instructions given there before filling up the application form. 
  • Enter your personal information like Name, Address, DOB, Contact details, Nationality, etc to fill out the application form.
  • Select any one exam centre where you are comfortable attempting the AIBE 2022. 
  • The candidates are required to submit documents like the advocate ID card (issued by the State Bar Council), enrolment certificate, scanned copy of photograph and signature, category certificate and disability certificate (if applicable). 
  • After the application form is submitted, go to your email inbox to get the registration number and password. 
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through SBI Challan. Other forms of payment will not be accepted. 24 hours after the registration is done, candidates can make the payment.
  • Take a printout of the Challan and keep the candidate’s copies of the challan with you. 
  • After the payment is confirmed, upload the challan and provide the journal number, branch code and date of the challan. 
  • For future reference, candidates can take a printout of the application form. 

AIBE Application Fee

The category-wise application fee for AIBE 2022 are given below:

Category of the Candidates

AIBE Application Fee

General 

Rs. 3560

SC/ST

Rs. 2560

Note: 

  • The AIBE application fee has to be paid through SBI Bank challan.
  • The registration fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances. 

AIBE Exam Pattern

Being familiar with the exam pattern of AIBE is of utmost importance while preparing for the exam. It helps in understanding the format and marking scheme. Check the entire exam pattern of AIBE here.

AIBE 2022 Subject-wise Weightage

The topics that are asked in the exam are given below along with the subject-wise questions asked. 

Subject

Number of Questions (Approx)

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 Ligitation

4

Administrative Law

3

Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules

4

Company Law

2

Environmental Law

2

Cyber law

2

Labour + 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, Prop Laws, Spl Contract N.I Ac

8

Land Acquisition Act

2

Intellectual Property Laws

2

TOTAL

100

AIBE Syllabus

The syllabus of AIBE is released by the BCI. Covering the entire syllabus of AIBE is very helpful in scoring well and acing the exam. Get your hands on the important topics and syllabus of AIBE!

Below we have given the important topics from the AIBE syllabus. 

Category I

Category II

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Administrative Law

Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act

Company Law

Constitutional Law

Environmental Law

Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments

Family Law

Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code

Human Rights Law

Criminal Procedure

Labour and Industrial Law

Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing

Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law

Evidence

Principles of Taxation Law

Jurisprudence

Public International Law

Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates

-

Property Law

-

How to Prepare for AIBE?

Having a well-planned strategy or a plan of action for AIBE is essential to accelerate the preparation for AIBE. Get expert tips and tricks on how to prepare for the AIBE exam here.

AIBE Previous Year’s Question Papers

The previous year’s question papers for AIBE are vital to enhancing exam speed and accuracy. Candidates can solve the mock tests, sample papers and previous year’s question papers to understand the exam and the nature of the questions. Check out the previous year’s papers of AIBE here.

AIBE Admit Card

Admit Card of AIBE is an important document that is required in order to appear for the exam. Candidates can download the AIBE Admit Card from the official website. Find out how to download and why to download the admit card of AIBE.

Steps to Download the AIBE Admit Card

The admit card for the AIBE 2022 can be easily downloaded by following the instructions given below. 

  • Go to the official website of BCI.
  • Click on the link ‘AIBE 2022 Admit Card’. 
  • Enter your login details such as the registration number and password.
  • Once the admit card is visible on the screen download it. 
  • Print the admit card on A4 size paper and carry it on the day of your AIBE 2022 exam.

AIBE Answer Key

The answer key of AIBE is a document released by the BCI soon after the completion of the exam. An answer key is a tool through which an applicant can check out and verify the correct answers. It helps in calculating the expected score before the release of the AIBE Result. Here is the Answer Key of AIBE.

AIBE Results

The AIBE 2022 result will be declared within 1-2 months after the exam is conducted. Results will be published on the official website of the Bar Council of India (BCI). Candidates can check their results by logging into their accounts with their Roll number and Date of Birth. The result will not be released in the form of marks or percentages, rather it will be displayed as the ‘Qualifying/ Non-Qualifying’ status of the candidates. The qualified candidates will get their ‘Certificate of Practice” with which they can practice law in any Indian Court.

AIBE Cutoff

The Cutoff is the minimum score required to participate in the AIBE counselling process. Candidates have to score a minimum of 40% marks out of 100 to clear the AIBE examination. An individual needs to qualify the AIBE Cutoff, in order to get admission to the desired course and college. Know the cutoff trends of AIBE here!

Advantages of Qualifying AIBE 2022

Candidates appearing for AIBE 2022 must know the advantages of AIBE. Hence, we have gathered some information about AIBE, which will help the candidates get an insight into the benefits of AIBE 2022.

  • AIBE will give the candidates an assured career as practicing lawyers.
  • Another advantage is they can handle their legal cases if needed.
  • They can advance to higher positions as Magistrates, Judges, etc., after completing additional higher education and clearing various government competitive tests.
  • If the candidates wish to teach law, they can do so by earning a Master of Laws degree and a PhD.
  • They can also work in public sector organizations, banks, and corporations.

AIBE Contact Details

Postal Address -

Bar Council of India

21 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area ITO,

Near Bal Bhawan

New Delhi - 110002.

Helpline - General Queries 

011-49225022

011-49225023

+91-9804580458

Email - aibe.bci@gmail.com

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After completing a UG law degree from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University (CSMU), Navi Mumbai is there any problem in getting license of practise as advocate(सनद)?

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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

After completing a UG level from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University (CSMU), Navi Mumbai you can get a license of practice as an advocate by following the two steps mentioned underneath.

First Step is to get enrolled with the state State Bar Council of whichever state you are in as each state consists of its own Bar Council. After enrolling for the same you can temporarily practice as an advocate for a two years period in High Court or District Court.

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FAQs about AIBE

Can final-year students appear for the AIBE examination?

Yes, the candidates appearing for their final year qualifying examination are allowed to appear for the AIBE exam. However, they must be registered with their respective state bar council before appearing for the AIBE examination. 

What will happen if I fail the AIBE examination?

If a candidate fails to qualify AIBE exam, they will then have to appear for the next session of AIBE. Qualifying for the AIBE examination is necessary to practice law in India. The difficulty level of the AIBE exam is usually easy to moderate difficulty level. However, as BCI plans to make AIBE 2022 testing parameters stricter, therefore, candidates can expect it a bit tougher than in past years. 

What is the percentage of marks required to score by the candidates in order to pass AIBE?

The passing marks for AIBE are decided after the revised answer key for AIBE is published. However, it is set according to the minimum qualifying marks criteria decided by BCI for the bar examination, which is 40% marks for the General/ OBC category, and 35% marks for SC/ ST category.

What is the full form of AIBE?

The full form of AIBE is the All India Bar Examination. After the result declaration, BCI publishes the list of the state bar councils for COP availability to AIBE-passed candidates. The candidates can contact their respective state bar councils to receive the COP. However, now BCI has enabled an online facility for downloading COP through a mobile app - AIBESCOPE. 

Who conducts AIBE?

AIBE is conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI). Yes, as per BCI regulations, the candidates who passed their LL.B degree from 2010 onwards, will now mandatorily clear the AIBE examination to practice law in India. The state bar councils also ensure that the enrolled lawyers appear for AIBE and pass the examination. If any enrolled lawyer fails to pass the bar examination then s/he is debarred from the councils/associations until s/he passes the exam.

What is the frequency of AIBE?

AIBE is conducted twice a year, in the months of May and September. Candidates who want to start their legal career need to appear for AIBE and get their ‘Certificate of Practice’. AIBE is a national-level exam conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI) every year for law graduates who want to practice in a court of law. 

Has the schedule of AIBE 2022 been released?

No, the exam schedule of AIBE XVII is yet to be released. The exam is expected to be conducted in November/ December 2022 as indicated by the BCI. The Bar Council of India (BCI) will publish the AIBE XVII notification 2022 anytime soon. However, the syllabus has been published on the official website of BCI. 

Is AIBE conducted in an open book pattern?

No, AIBE is not an open book examination. In 2021, BCI changed the exam pattern and the candidates can no longer take the help of books and study material to write/ solve the question paper. Candidates were still allowed to carry Bare Acts without notes with them. However, from AIBE XVII, candidates will not be allowed to carry any reference material including Bare Acts.

In which languages can I take AIBE?

You can take the AIBE in 11 regional languages. They are Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. The AIBE exam is being held twice a year for candidates who want to obtain a ‘Certificate of Practice’ to start their legal career. 

What is the mode of AIBE?

AIBE examination is held in the offline mode. Candidates need to take the exam in a pen-and-paper method. The questions asked in the examination are all MCQ-type questions. The number of attempts for the students to appear for AIBE is unlimited. Candidates can appear for the AIBE exam consecutively till they qualify it. 

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