Procedure of Enrollment as an Advocate/Lawyer in Bar Council
Procedure to Enroll as an Advocate/Lawyer in Bar Council
AIBE referred as All India Bar Examination is a national level entrance exam conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to assess the capability of advocates who want to practice legal profession in India. Bar Council Of India is situated in New Delhi. After qualifying this entrance exam, candidates will be awarded with “Certificate of Practice” by the BCI.
AIBE-X is a standard test for assessing candidates’ analytical skills and basic understanding of law. This entrance exam will be organized in 40 cities all across India with 11 languages. Candidates can check here all about AIBE (X) including eligibility criteria, important dates, application process, exam pattern as well as how to fill online application as mentioned below in this page.
AIBE X Important Dates
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Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria as required for appearing in AIBE (X)
- Applicant to be a citizen of India.
- Applicants should hold a LLB degree (either 3 years or 5 years)
- Aspirants should hold registration as an advocate professional from any registered state bar council.
- They should hold their valid Advocate ID issued by state bar council.
- Candidates,who are qualifying the LLB degree in the current session,cannot apply for AIBE(X).
BCI is announcing application form of AIBE (X) on January 6, 2017 in online as well as offline mode. Aspirants can apply before the last date of application. Applicants also need to remit an application fee for successful submission of AIBE (X) application.
Instructions for AIBE (X) Online Application Form
- Aspirants who want to appear in the examination need to register for AIBE (X) before filling in the application form.
- Aspirants are advised to check the eligibility criteria of AIBE (X) before filling in the application form.
- Need to remit an application fee. Application form without application fee will not be accepted.
- Keep all the required documents ready while filling up the application form.
- The candidates have to pay INR 2500/- + INR 60/– as bank challan charges
- Payment of the application need to pay through challan in any SBI Bankbranch.
How to Apply for AIBE (X)
Candidates can check how to apply for AIBE (X) as mentioned here –
- Click on the official link of AIBE (X) application provided on .
- Aspirants first need to register by providing their basic details including name, phone number, e-mail id as required.
- Once registered, candidates will receive a confirmation mail for registration of AIBE (X) on their registered e-mail address.
- Candidates need to login with their registered e-mail id and password to fill up the application form of AIBE (X).
- Before proceeding to fill in the application form , candidates need to generate e-challan with their registration number, name and mobile number.
- After remitting the application fee, candidates need to update the challan details by their login details.
- Candidates can now proceed to fill up the application form.
- After filling up the application form of AIBE (X), Candidates must get it printed out for future references.
Candidates would be able to download the admit card of AIBE (X) at least two weeks before the conduct of exam. The admit card won’t be available in any other mode including registered post or in person.
Bar Council of India will be conducting AIBE (X) on February 26, 2017 in pen-paper mode only. The examination duration will be of 3 hours 30 minutes. There will be 100 objective type questions and for each correct response one mark will be awarded. However, there is no negative marking for any wrong answers.
Candidates have a choice of 11 languages to attempt the examination in their preferred language. Exam will be an open book exam. It means that candidates can bring any study aid or reading material like as textbooks and treatises, Preparatory Materials, and even handwritten notes. The question paper will be composed of 100 multiple choice questions spread across various subjects. The questions asked in the examination will be divided into ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning based’.
The examination will be divided into two categories (I and II). The Examination paper will comprise at least seven (7) questions from each ‘Category I’ subject. The paper will also have twenty-three (23) questions from the ‘Category II’ subjects as a whole, and these twenty-three questions will include questions from at least five (5) Category II subjects. Category I subjects will be tested in Part I of the question paper, and Category II subjects will be tested in Part II of the question paper. The Category I and Category II subjects are set out below:
Subjects No. of Q.
Alternative Dispute Resolution 7
Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act 7
Constitutional Law 7
Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments 7
Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code 7
Criminal Procedure 7
Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing 7
Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates 7
Property Law 7
Category II Subjects Q.
Human Rights Law
Labour and Industrial Law
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law
Principles of Taxation Law
Public International Law
23 questions in all, and these questions will include questions from at least 5 subjects in Category II
Total Marks = 100
Total Questions = 100
The results of AIBE (X) will be announced in online mode in third week of June, 2017. Candidates can check and download results by entering their roll number and date of birth through the official link.