AIBE 2018 Exam

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 03 Oct, 2018 10:43 IST


26 Sep-10 Dec, 2018

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About AIBE 2018

AIBE, short for All India Bar Examination, is a national-level entrance examination. It is organised by 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 December. AIBE is the qualifying examination for obtaining a “Certificate of Practice” for 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.

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AIBE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Prior to applying for AIBE XII 2018, all the candidates should be aware of AIBE eligibility criteria set by the Bar Council of India. It is compulsory for all the candidates to fulfill the eligibility norms to become eligible to take the exam. As part of the eligibility conditions, candidates will have to meet requirements related to Nationality, Education Background, Age Criteria, etc. Following is the eligibility criteria of AIBE XII 2018:


  • Candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Qualifying Examination

  • Candidate can either have 3 years or 5 years LL.B. degree from a BCI recognised law school.
  • There is no minimum percentage required in the qualifying examination in order to apply for AIBE.

Enrollment with State Bar Council

  • In order to participate in All India Bar Examination, it is a must for the candidates/law graduates to be enrolled in his/her respective State Bar Council.
  • Candidate should have an advocate enrollment card issued by the State Bar Council.

Age Criteria and Number of Attempts

  • There is no upper and lower age limit for writing AIBE.
  • There is no limit in attempts for AIBE. Candidates can appear for this examination any number of times.

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AIBE 2018 Syllabus

Prior to going through the syllabus, candidates are advised to go through the AIBE exam pattern 2018. With the help of the AIBE syllabus 2018 and test pattern, candidates will become more familiar with the structure of the exam. AIBE 2018 syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules
  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act 4
  • Family Law
  • Public Interest Litigation
  • I.P.C (Indian Penal Code)
  • Cr.P.C (Criminal Procedure Code)
  • C.P.C (Code of Civil Procedure)
  • Evidence Act
  • Environmental Law
  • Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law
  • Law related to Taxation
  • Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act
  • Land Acquisition Act
  • Cyber Law
  • Labour & Industrial Laws
  • Intellectual Property Laws.

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AIBE 2018 Exam Pattern

AIBE XII 2018 will be an offline test (pen & paper-based test). AIBE will be organised in 11 languages and candidates will have the choice to take the examination in any one of the languages. OMR Answer sheets will be given to the candidates to mark the answers. It is mandatory for aspirants to use ballpoint pen only, for all the entries in the OMR Answer sheet including the filling of bubbles. If more than one answer is answered in response to a question, then it will be considered as a wrong answer.

Highlights of AIBE Exam Pattern 2018

Mode of Examination


Medium of Question Paper

11 languages

 Type of questions


Total Number of Questions

100 MCQs

Time Duration

210 Minutes

Marking Scheme

1 mark for every correct answer

Negative Marking

No negative mark

  • The question paper will consist of total 100 questions of the objective type from 20 subjects.
  • These 20 subjects will be divided into Category-I and Category-II.
  • Each subject of Category-I will have 7 questions while Category-II subjects will have 23 questions in total.
  • The total time duration will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

Category-I (Part-I)

Category-II (Part-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


The subjects are given below:


No. Of Questions

Limitation Act


Corporate Social Responsibility


Family Law




Administration Law


Professional Ethics& Cases of Professional misconduct under B.C.I rules


ADR + Arbitration Act


Company Law (2013)


Constitutional Law


Environmental Law




Public International Law


Cyber Law – 05




Labour + Indus trial Law


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




Cr. P.C


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




AIBE 2018 Marking Scheme

  • Each correct question will be awarded one mark.
  • No mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.

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AIBE 2018 Result

The AIBE XIII 2018 Result will be announced for the exam to be conducted on 23rd December. The AIBE 2018 Result will be declared by the Bar Council of India. Candidates will be able to get their result from the official website using their roll number/registration number and date of birth. It should be noted that the organising body will not be responsible for sending the AIBE scorecard to any candidate by post. 

How to Check AIBE XII 2018 Result

  • Click on the link available to access AIBE XIII 2018 Result.
  • You will then be redirected to the page where you would be able to download your result.
  • On that page, enter your roll number and date of birth.
  • Select the date of birth from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on the 'Submit' button.
  • The result will appear on your computer screen.
  • Download and take a print out for future use.

Details on AIBE XIII 2018 Scorecard

The information that will be shown on the scorecard is as follows:

  • Registration number of the candidate
  • AIBE application number
  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s photograph with digital signature
  • Candidate’s postal address and contact details
  • Roll Number
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Total marks
  • Qualifying status
  • Merit rank

Guidelines for Rechecking AIBE XIII 2018 Result

  • Candidate will be informed about rechecking their results within 7 working days after the application for revaluation is received.
  • Candidates who wish to check their answer sheets will have to book a time slot and visit Bar Council of India premises as per the allotted time schedule.
  • Under no circumstances, the Xerox of the answer sheet and answer key will be given to the candidate.
  • Candidates will have to send the complete rechecking application in the prescribed format along with the Demand Draft amounting of INR 200 in favour of Bar Council of India payable at New Delhi.

AIBE 2018 Cut-off 

AIBE 2018 cut-off will be decided by the examination authority, Bar Council of India (BCI). The cut-off is the minimum score that candidates need in order to secure a seat in AIBE 2018 counselling. The cut-off marks for different categories such as General and SC/ST are published on the official site of AIBE.

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AIBE 2018 Admit Card

AIBE XIII 2018 admit card will be issued by the Bar Council of India on December 19, 2018. The admit card will be issued in online mode and candidates will be able to access the AIBE 2018 admit card through their registered accounts by entering their exam registration number and date of birth. AIBE XIII 2018 is scheduled to be held on December 23, 2018 and on the day of the entrance exam, candidates will have to carry the admit card along with a valid photo ID to the exam venue. Candidates failing to get the AIBE hall ticket or ID proof will not be allowed to enter the exam center.

The admit card of AIBE XIII 2018 will comprise of details such as candidate’s name, father’s name, examination time, roll number, date of birth, examination venue, reporting time. Before downloading the admit card, candidates must verify all the details mentioned on it and in case of any discrepancy, candidates must inform the conducting officials of AIBE regarding the same.

AIBE Admit Card 2018 – Important Dates



Issue of AIBE 2018 Admit Card

December 19, 2018


December 23, 2018

How to Download AIBE Admit Card 2018

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the admit card of AIBE 2018:

  • Visit the official website of All India Bar Examination.

  • To download the admit card, enter your 'Registration number' and 'Date of Birth'.

  • After entering the details click on 'Submit' button.

  • The admit card of AIBE 2018 will appear on the screen.

  • Download the admit card of AIBE 2018 and take a printout of the same for future use.

Important Instructions Regarding AIBE Hall Ticket 2018

  • It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the AIBE admit card 2018. Candidates without AIBE admit card 2018 will not be allowed entry inside the examination hall.

  • Along with the AIBE 2018 admit card, candidates are also required to carry a valid ID proof.

  • Candidates must adhere to all the instructions mentioned in AIBE 2018 admit card 2018.

  • Candidates must ensure that the AIBE 2018 admit card is not folded/distorted.

  • Candidates must keep the AIBE 2018 admit card safe for future reference.

Details Mentioned on AIBE 2018 Admit Card

The following details will be mentioned on AIBE admit card 2018:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Address of Exam Center

  • Gender

  • Roll Number

  • Category

  • Photograph

  • Signature

  • City

  • Exam Timing

  • Exam Date

  • Instructions related to the test

ID Documents Required with AIBE 2018 Admit Card

Candidates must carry any of the below mentioned photo IDs along with the admit card of AIBE 2018:

  • PAN card

  • Voter ID card

  • Aadhar card

  • Driving License

  • Passport

  • Bank Passbook which contains a photograph

Discrepancy in AIBE Admit Card 2018

Before printing the AIBE 2018 admit card, candidates must cross-check all the all details mentioned on it. If any candidate finds any discrepancy in the details of AIBE 2018 admit card, then they must contact the BCI officials for the same.

FAQs on AIBE Admit Card 2018

1. Who releases the AIBE 2018 admit card?

AIBE 2018 admit card is released by Bar Council of India.

2. Will I get entry into the exam hall without the admit card?

Without the AIBE 2018 admit card 2018, candidates will not be allowed to take the entrance exam.

3. How do I access my admit card on the official website?

To access the AIBE admit card 2018, candidates have to log in with their Registration number and Date of Birth.

4. Till when should I keep the AIBE 2018 admit card?

Candidates must keep the AIBE admit card until the completion of the exam process.

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How to Apply for AIBE 2018

AIBE XIII Application Form 2018 is available in both online and offline modes. The application process for AIBE XII 2018 has started from September 26, 2018 and it will end on December 10, 2018. The examination is scheduled to be conducted on 23rd December 2018. As part of the AIBE application process 2018, candidates have to provide all the necessary details to apply for the exam.

Before filling AIBE application form, candidates are advised to keep the following documents handy.

  • Advocate ID (if issued by State Bar Council),
  • Enrollment Certificate,
  • Scanned photo & signature,
  • Category certificate (if applicable),
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

How to Fill AIBE XIII 2018 Application Form


  • Candidates can get the application form in both online and offline modes.
  • After receiving the application form, candidates have to enter details such as:
    • Candidate’s Name,
    • Father’s Name,
    • Mother’s Name,
    • Address,
    • Educational qualification details and much more.
  • The deadline for submitting the filled in online and offline application form will be 10th December, 2018.
  • After providing all the details and clicking on the 'Save' button, a Registration number and Password is generated and will be sent to the candidates’ Mobile no. and Email ID.

Upload the Documents:

At the time of registering for AIBE 2018, candidates need to upload the following list of documents along with the application form. Documents should be attested by Gazetted Officer. If a document is uploaded without attestation, it will be rejected.

  • Advocate ID card (issued by State Bar Council)
  • Enrollment Certificate
  • Scanned Photograph and Signature
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable).

Candidate Details & Test Centre Choice:

  • Next, candidates have to fill details such as type (Fresh or Repeat student), Category (General/OBC/SC/ST) and also mention if they have any disability. Further, candidates need to give three preferences for exam centres.
  • Also, candidates need to select the AIBE question paper language from – Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.

Payment of Fees:

Application fees can only be deposited through bank challan of SBI. No other payment mode will be accepted. Candidates can make the payment after 24 hours of registration.

AIBE XII Registration Fee

Fee to be paid by participating Advocate

Rs 3,500 + Rs 60 SBI Bank surcharge = Rs 3,560

SC/ST category

Rs 2,500 + Rs 60= Rs 2,560

Application Form Submission:

  • Candidates are instructed not to send hard copy of filled in application form or any other document to the Bar Council of India.
  • Candidates can download and take a print out of their application form of AIBE for further reference.

Application Form Correction:

If you have entered an incorrect information or uploaded the wrong document, please mail it to BCI at with your registration number. Any correction request received after issuance of the admission letter will be sent to the Council for approval.

Candidates can contact on the address given below:

Address – Bar Council of India

21 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area ITO

Near Bal Bhawan

New Delhi – 110002

Helpline Number – 011-49225022/ 23, 011-41533681

Email ID –

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AIBE 2018 Answer Key

AIBE XIII 2018 Answer Key will be released by the Bar Council of India for the candidates who appear in the entrance exam. The answer key of AIBE is going to be published in online mode once the entrance exam is conducted successfully. With the help of AIBE answer key, candidates can calculate their expected scores and analyse their overall performance in the entrance exam.

The AIBE answer key 2018 will mention the correct answers to all the questions asked in the entrance test. By cross-checking the answer key of AIBE 2018, test-takers will be able to compare their answers with the ones given in AIBE 2018 answer key. In case, any candidate is doubtful about the answer options or finds any discrepancy in the answers, then he/she must contact the AIBE officials for rectifications. Once the rectifications are done, the university will publish AIBE XIII 2018 final answer key.

Important Dates of AIBE 2018 Answer Key



AIBE XIII 2018 Exam Date

December 23, 2018

Publication Date of AIBE XIII Answer Key 2018

Yet to be Released

Steps to Download AIBE 2018 Answer Key

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the answer key of AIBE 2018:

Step 1: Visit the official website of All India Bar Examination.

Step 2: A link displaying “Click Here AIBE-XIII Answer Key ” will be available. Click on the link.

Step 3: The answer key of AIBE 2018 will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: Calculate your probable scores.

Step 5: After checking the scores, candidates can download the answer key for future reference.

Marking Scheme of AIBE 2018 Answer Key

The marking scheme of AIBE 2018 answer key is as follows:

  • Each correct question carries one mark.

  • No marks are deducted for wrong answers.

Type of Answer


For Correct Answer

+ 1 Mark

For Wrong Answer

No Negative Marking

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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 XIII 2018 Important Dates



Online Registration Start Date

26th September 2018

Online Registration End Date

10th December 2018

Last date for payment of challan  13th December 2018
Last date for completion of online form 15th December 2018

Availability of Admit Cards

19th December 2018

AIBE XIII Exam Date 

23rd December 2018

AIBE 2018 Exam Centers



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






Amritsar, Chandigarh


Jodhpur, Jaipur

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy




Dehradun, Rudrapur

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad, Lucknow, Noida

West Bengal


Contact Details

Bar Council of India

21 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area ITO,

Near Bal Bhawan

New Delhi – 110002.

Phone No.:011-49225022/23


Important Dates

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AIBE 2018 Important Events Dates
Registration 26 Sep to 10 Dec, 2018
Admit Card 19 Dec, 2018
Exam Date 23 Dec, 2018

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