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AIBE XVIII 2023 - Exam Date (October 29), Registration (Begins), Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Updated By Debanjalee Sen on 01 Sep, 2023 13:16

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About AIBE XVIII 2023 (Registration Ongoing)

AIBE XVIII 2023: AIBE XVIII 2023 will take place on October 29, 2023. The registration process for AIBE 2023 was launched on August 16, 2023, and will be open until September 30, 2023. The AIBE 18 application process takes place completely online. Candidates must check out the AIBE XVIII 2023 eligibility and the revised AIBE 2023 exam centre list, before filling out their application forms.

Also, they must check out the exam pattern of AIBE and the AIBE syllabus to begin their preparation for AIBE. The exam is held to assess law graduates' legal knowledge and aptitude. The questions will be from topics like Constitutional law, the Indian Penal Code, Administration Law etc. The test is conducted in an offline mode across 50 Indian cities in national and regional languages. Once the candidates clear the examination, they are awarded the Certificate of Practice and will be eligible to practise in any court in India.

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AIBE XVIII 2023 Important Dates

The dates for AIBE XVIII are mentioned here -



Commencement of AIBE XVIII 2023 Online Registration

August 16, 2023

Payments through Online Mode for AIBE XVIII 2023 Registration

August 16, 2023

Last Date for AIBE XVIII 2023 registration

September 30, 2023

Fee payment Last Date for AIBE XVIII 2023 Registration

September 30, 2023

Last Date of Dorrection of AIBE XVIII 2023 Registration Form

October 10, 2023

Release of AIBE XVIII 2023 Admit card

October 20, 2023

AIBE XVIII 2023 Exam Date

October 29, 2023

Release of AIBE XVIII 2023 Preliminary Answer Key


Release of AIBE XVIII Revised Provisional Answer Key


Release of Final Answer Key AIBE XVIII


Declaration of AIBE XVIII 2023 Result


AIBE Conducting Body

The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the organising authority of AIBE, which 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 3-year and 5-year LL.B graduates. 

AIBE XVIII 2023: Exam Highlights

The highlights of the AIBE XVIII 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 XVIII 2023 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 XVIII 2023 are given below.



Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam






Bilaspur, Raipur


New Delhi




Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat


Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Hisar

Himachal Pradesh



Bokaro, Ranchi

Jammu & Kashmir



Bengaluru, Dharwad




Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Pune



Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore (New)






Amritsar, Chandigarh


Jodhpur, Jaipur

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy




Dehradun, Rudrapur

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad, Lucknow, Noida

West Bengal


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 XVIII 2023

Find out key information about AIBE 2023 below.

What is the AIBE Exam?

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 practise law in India. The candidates who want to appear for AIBE XVII 2023 must meet the eligibility criteria and have completed a 3-year LLB 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. Appearing for AIBE is not mandatory for a law graduate, it is compulsory to qualify the exam in order to be eligible to practise law across the country. A law graduate can practise law in his / her own state even without taking AIBE. Post-qualifying the AIBE exam, the candidates will be awarded a “Certificate of Practice” to the candidates. The AIBE exam is conducted across around 53 exam centres in India.

AIBE Exam Eligibility Criteria

The 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. 

AIBE Application Forms

The application forms for 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 XVIII 2023?

The step-by-step instructions to register for the AIBE (18) 2023 examination are mentioned below.

  • Aspirants must visit the official website and read the instructions from there before filling up the application form. 
  • Next they must enter personal information like Name, Address, DOB, Contact details, Nationality, etc to fill out the application form.
  • They must select any one exam centre in which they are comfortable attempting the AIBE examination.
  • 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, they can check the email inbox to get the registration number and password. 
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through the payment method suggested. 
  • After payment, they can take a printout of the Challan and keep the candidate’s copies of the challan with them. 
  • After the payment is confirmed, the aspirants must upload the challan and provide the journal number, branch code and date of the challan. 
  • For future reference, aspirants must keep a hard copy of the application form. 

AIBE Application Fee

The category-wise application fee for AIBE 2023 is given below:

Category of the Candidates

AIBE Application Fee






  • 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 2023 Subject-wise Weightage

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


Number of Questions (Approx)

Constitutional Law


I.P.C (Indian Penal Code)


Cr. P.C (Criminal Procedure Code)


C.P.C (Code of Civil procedure)


Evidence Act


Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act


Family Law


Public Interest Ligitation


Administrative Law


Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules


Company Law


Environmental Law


Cyber law


Labour + Industrial Law


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


Law Related to Taxation


Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Prop Laws, Spl Contract N.I Ac


Land Acquisition Act


Intellectual Property Laws




AIBE Syllabus

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


Principles of Taxation Law


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. Students must begin their preparations as early as possible and follow a disciplined approach.

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 by providing the credentials asked.

AIBE Answer Key

The answer Key of AIBE is a document released 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. 

AIBE Results

The AIBE result is typically declared within 1-2 months after the exam is conducted. The result is not released in the form of marks or percentages, rather it shows the ‘Qualifying / Non-Qualifying’ status of the candidates. The qualified candidates get their ‘Certificate of Practice” if they clear the examination, 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 must score a minimum of 40% marks out of 100 to clear the AIBE examination. Know the cutoff trends of AIBE here!

Advantages of Qualifying AIBE 2023

Candidates appearing for AIBE 2023 must know the advantages of AIBE. Some insights into the benefits of AIBE 2023.

  • AIBE gives candidates an assured career as practising 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,

Near Bal Bhawan

New Delhi - 110002.

Helpline - General Queries 


Telefax No :011-49225011

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FAQs about AIBE

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. 

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 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. 

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.

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Related Questions

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)?

-prasad pilaneUpdated on August 21, 2020 08:04 PM
  • 1 Answer
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.

Second Step after enrolling with the State Bar Council is to appear for All India Bar Exam (AIBE) …


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