ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION

ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION
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The objective of The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is to examine an advocate’s capability to practice the profession of law in India. The AIBE will assess skills at a basic level, and is intended to set a minimum benchmark for admission to the practice of law; it addresses a candidate’s analytical abilities and understanding basic knowledge of the law. After passing the examination candidate will be awarded “Certificate of Practice” by the Bar Council of India.

AIBE will be conducted in 27 cities all across India. Candidates will have 11 languages to choose for attempting the examination. Examination pattern will be multiple choice question and it will be open book exam.

AIBE will be conducted in 27 cities all across India. Candidates will have 11 languages to choose for attempting the examination. Examination pattern will be multiple choice question and it will be open book exam.

The notification bringing the All India Bar Examination into force was passed by the Legal Education Committee and the members of the Bar Council of India at duly constituted meetings on April 10, 2010, and April 30, 2010.

The 20 subjects in AIBE paper is split into two categories: Category-1 & Category-2: the first comprises subjects that may be considered ‘foundational’ in nature, those that form the basis for large areas of law. The second comprises other subjects, which a new entrant to the legal profession must also have a basic understanding of. The 100 AIBE questions will be divided into ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning’ questions. You can have a fair idea about the pattern of All India Bar Exam from following table:

No. of Questions Cat – 1 Subject Cat – 2 Subject CTotal
Cat – A Question 3 x 11 = 33 NIL 33
Cat – B Question 4 x 11 = 44 23 67
Total 77 23 100

There are 20 subjects in AIBE exam – 11 in Category-1 and 9 in Category-2. You can find below the name of the subjects along with number of questions from each subject below:

All India Bar Exam Category-1 Subjects (Part I of the Paper):

Serial Number Category / Subject

Category I (Part I of the Paper)

1

Alternative Dispute Resolution

2

Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act

3

Constitutional Law

4

Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments

5

Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code

6

Criminal Procedure

7

Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing

8

Evidence

9

Jurisprudence

10

Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates

11

Property Law

There will be 7 questions from each Cat-1 subject. So total Questions: 11 x 7 = 77.

All India Bar Exam Category-2 Subjects (Part II of the Paper):

Serial Number Category / Subject

Category II (Part II of the Paper)

1

Administrative Law

2

Company Law

3

Environmental Law

4

Family Law

5

Human Rights Law

6

Labour and Industrial Law

7

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

8

Principles of Taxation Law

9

Public International Law
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