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AIBE 2021: What and How to Prepare?

The All-India Bar Examination is conducted to test India’s advocates on their ability to practice the law profession in India.

This examination evaluates the law graduates and advocates on their analytical abilities and the basic understanding of law topics. The Bar Council of India holds the test across 40 cities twice a year. Candidates clearing the AIBE will be awarded the “Certificate of Practice” to practice law in India.


Important Point. The application form for AIBE 2021 is open till 22nd March 2021. The examination date has been postponed to 25th April 2021.


Previously, candidates could carry their books, notes, and other study materials. However, starting from 2021, AIBE is no longer an open-book test, and examination halls will not permit any study materials. The AIBE application form can be accessed and filled in online mode.


Eligibility Criteria for AIBE.

  • Candidates must be of Indian nationality.

  • They must graduate with a 3- or 5-year Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university in LLB.

  • The candidates applying for the examination must enrol with their respective State Bar Council.

  • Students who graduated from the 2009-10 academic year in India can appear in the AIBE exam 2021.


About AIBE. The paper will be conducted in offline OMR mode. It offers 11 languages for candidates to choose from. The languages offered are Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi, Odiya, English, Telugu, and Gujarati. A total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions must be attempted within 3 hours. Each correct answer will carry 1 mark while there is no negative marking for wrong answers.


AIBE Prepration.

  • Candidates must be thorough with the AIBE paper pattern. They should be clear with the subjects that will appear in the paper, prescribed by the Bar Council of India for LLB courses.

  • Going through the exam pattern, topics, syllabus, etc., will help the candidate understand what to prepare.

  • Candidates must cover the entire syllabus. Therefore, consistency in the preparation is required.

  • Practicing and taking online and offline mock tests or attempting practice papers will help differentiate your strengths and weaknesses.

  • Regularly making notes and revising from them is of great help.

  • Attempting previous years’ papers will assist in time management.

  • Make a study plan and stick to it.

  • Collect suitable study materials which are easy to understand and published by recognised and experienced authors. Study materials can also be collected on the Internet.

  • Taking care of body and mind health by keeping a balanced diet and proper rest.


AIBE Subject and Marking.

The following subjects and the mark weightage will be followed:

  • Criminal Procedure Code – 10 Marks

  • Code of Civil Procedure – 10 Marks

  • Constitutional Law – 10 Marks

  • Family Law – 8 Marks

  • India Panel Code – 8 Marks

  • Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Properties Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act – 8 Marks

  • Evidence Act – 8 Marks

  • Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law – 5 Marks

  • Law related to Taxation – 4 Marks

  • Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act – 4 Marks

  • Public Interest Litigation – 4 Marks

  • Labour and Industrial Laws – 4 Marks

  • Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI Rules – 4 Marks

  • Administrative Law – 3 Marks

  • Environmental Law – 2 Marks

  • Cyber Law – 2 Marks

  • Land Acquisitions Act – 2 Marks

  • Intellectual Properties Law – 2 Marks

  • Intellectual Properties Law – 2 Marks

  • (Reference: https://www.sarvgyan.com/articles/aibe-2021)

All the best & happy learning.

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