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AIBE XVI 2021 (Admit Card Out)

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 12 Oct, 2021 09:55

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About AIBE XVI (Admit Card Out)

The AIBE 2021 admit card has been released on October 11. AIBE 16 will now be held on October 31. AIBE XVI 2021 registration was extended till September 25 and the candidates who have registered themselves can pay the registration fee by October 4, 2021. The AIBE 2021 admit card will be out on October 11.

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. 

Until AIBE XV, the exam used to be an open-book test. However, from AIBE XVI, the exam will not be an open-book exam. The BCI has released an official notification stating no books, notes, or study material will be allowed in the examination hall from AIBE (16) 2021 onwards. Candidates will be allowed to carry Bare Acts without any notes.

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.

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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.

AIBE XVI 2021 Important Dates

The dates for AIBE XVI are mentioned underneath.

Commencement of AIBE (XVI) Online RegistrationDecember 26, 2020
Last date for registrationSeptember 25, 2021
Fee paymentTill September 28, 2021
Last date for completing the formOctober 4, 2021
Release of AIBE (XVI) Admit cardOctober 11, 2021
AIBE XVI Exam DateOctober 31, 2021
Declaration of AIBE (XVI) ResultTo be Announced

AIBE XVI 2021 Exam Centres

The exam centres for AIBE XVI 2021 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 XVI 2021: Exam Highlights

The highlights of the AIBE XVI 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

All About AIBE XVI 2021

Find out key information about the AIBE 2021 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. 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 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
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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.

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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