AIBE XV 2020 and AIBE XVI 2021

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 19 Jan, 2021 13:30

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About AIBE XV (Exam on Jan 24)

AIBE XV 2020 will be conducted on January 24, 2021. AIBE XV 2020 admit card has been released for the 11 test centres on January 5, 2021. The admit card has been released for Tirupati, Delhi, Bengaluru, Vishakhapatnam, Gwalior, Mumbai, Indore, Trichy, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Varanasi.

AIBE XV admit card for the other test centres was released on December 25, 2020. As per a notification released by the conducting body on December 12, 2020, Indore was added as an exam centre for the AIBE XV exam. 

 AIBE, short for All India Bar Examination, is a national-level entrance exam organised by the Bar Council of India (BCI). All India Bar Examination is organised with an aim to assess the capability of advocates who want to practice law in India. AIBE exam is conducted by BCI twice a year, in May and September. AIBE is the qualifying examination for obtaining a 'Certificate of Practice' for the legal profession.

It is an open-book test and candidates can appear for the exam in 11 different national languages, which are – 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.

AIBE Quick Updates

  • Jan 20, 2021 12:00 AM:

    Applicants who are COVID positive or have symptoms will have to inform the test conducting agency and can request to carry forward the AIBE exam fee.

  • Jan 19, 2021 12:00 AM:

     To avoid the last-minute rush, candidates appearing for AIBE should check their allotted test centre location, name and also figure out the distance and time required to reach the centre a day or two before the exam.

  • Jan 18, 2021 12:00 AM:

    AIBE XV will be held in 140 centres across 50 cities.

  • Jan 14, 2021 12:00 AM: AIBE XV will be held in 11 different national languages which include Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. 
  • Jan 12, 2021 05:40 PM: AIBE XV admit card has been released for 11 test cities - Delhi, Tirupati, Vishakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Gwalior, Indore, Mumbai, Trichy, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Varanasi.on Jan 5.
  • Jan 05, 2021 12:00 AM: AIBE is not an entrance exam but a Certificate exam. Candidates who qualify AIBE are awarded Certificate of Practice (COP), which allows them to practice in a court of law in India.
  • Jan 04, 2021 12:00 AM: AIBE is an open book exam which will evaluate the candidates' analytical abilities along with a basic understanding of law subjects. 
  • Dec 31, 2020 12:00 AM: Candidates whose AIBE XV 2020 admit cards have not been released yet will be released latest by January 4, 2021.
  • Dec 30, 2020 12:00 AM: AIBE XV 2020 will be held on January 24, 2021. It will be an offline exam. 
  • Dec 28, 2020 12:00 AM: AIBE XVI 2021 application form is open. Candidates can fill the application form here.
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AIBE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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AIBE XV Result 2020

AIBE XV 2020 result will be announced by the Bar


How to Prepare for AIBE (XV) 2020

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AIBE Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of AIBE 2020 XV is specified


AIBE 2020 Syllabus

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AIBE 2020 Exam Centre

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AIBE (XVI) 2021 Application Form (Open)

 AIBE XVI 2021 application form has been released on December


AIBE Sample Paper 2020

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AIBE XV 2020 Admit Card (Released)

AIBE XV 2020 admit card has been released for


AIBE XV 2020 Question Paper Analysis & Review

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AIBE 2020 Answer Key

AIBE XV 2020 Answer Key will be released by the Bar


AIBE 2020 Cutoff

AIBE 2020 cutoff will be released by the Bar


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AIBE Conducting Body

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.

AIBE XV & XVI 2020 Important Dates

As AIBE exam is conducted twice a year, the candidates can check the important dates for the same below:

AIBE XV Important Dates

The important dates pertaining to AIBE XV are as follows.

Online Registration End DateDecember 19, 2020
Last Date for PaymentDecember 21, 2020
Last Date for Online Form CompletionDecember 23, 2020
Availability of AIBE XV Admit CardsDecember 25, 2020 (Released)
AIBE XV Exam DateJanuary 24, 2021 (New Date)

AIBE XVI Important Dates 

The dates for AIBE VI are mentioned underneath.

Online Registration End DateTo be Announced
Last Date for Payment of ChallanTo be Announced
Availability of AIBE XVI Admit CardsTo be Announced
AIBE XVI Exam DateTo be Announced

AIBE 2020 Exam Centres

The exam centres for AIBE 2020 are mentioned 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

AIBE Exam Highlights

The highlights of the AIBE 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
Negative MarkingNo

All About AIBE 2020

Find out key information about the AIBE 2020 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 by an applicant, twice a year, i.e. in May and September. 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!

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 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!

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

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 AIBE Result. Here is the Answer Key of AIBE.

AIBE Cutoff

The Cutoff is the minimum score required to participate in the AIBE 2020 counselling process. An individual needs to qualify the AIBE Cutoff, in order to get admission in the desired course and college. Know the cutoff trends of AIBE here!

Important Dates

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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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FAQs about AIBE

What is the mode of AIBE?

AIBE is held in the offline mode. Candidates have to take the exam in a pen-and-paper method.

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.

Is AIBE conducted in open book pattern?

Yes, AIBE is an open book examination.

Has the schedule of AIBE 2020 released?

Yes, the schedule for AIBE 2020, i.e. AIBE XV, has been released.

What is the frequency of AIBE?

AIBE is conducted twice a year, in the months of May and September.

What is the purpose of AIBE?

The exam of AIBE is to be taken and cleared by an candidate who wishes to practise law in India.

Who conducts AIBE?

AIBE is conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI).

What is the full form of AIBE?

The full form of AIBE is All India Bar Examination.

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