AIBE XV (15) Exam Pattern 2020
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AIBE XV (15) Exam Pattern 2020 - The Bar Council of India releases the AIBE XV (15) 2020 exam pattern on its official website. The AIBE exam pattern 2020 of XV (15) outlines the basic framework of the exam. As per the AIBE XV (15) exam pattern 2020, there will be an open book examination and candidates will be asked 100 objective type questions to test the candidate’s analytical abilities and understanding basic knowledge of law. Candidates will be given a duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes to attempt the questions. To know more about the detailed AIBE XV (15) exam pattern 2020 and other exam related information, read the complete article.

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All India Bar Council Exam is a certification based exam, candidates securing a minimum of 40% are awarded Certificate of Practice (COP). The AIBE XV (15) 2020 is expected to be conducted in the third week of April 2020.

AIBE 2020 exam pattern XV (15) - General overview

Mode of Examination


Language Options


Type of Examination

Open Book

Duration of Examination

3 hours 30 minutes

Type of Questions


Total Number of Questions


Total Marks


Negative Marking


AIBE XV (15) 2020 exam pattern - Explained

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Candidates preparing for the certification test must know the exam pattern of AIBE XV (15) 2020 as it makes them informed about the modalities of the test, thus helping in preparing more effectively. AIBE XV (15) exam pattern 2020 consists of the following.

Mode of examination - The AIBE XV (15) 2020 will be conducted in offline mode, so, the candidates will be provided question booklets and answer sheets.

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Language - AIBE is a national level exam and is conducted in 11 different languages. Candidates will have to select the language at the time of filling the AILBE XV (15) application form.

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Open book exam - The AIBE XV (15) will be an open book exam, thus, candidates can carry the study material, books, notes to the exam centre for reference.

Total number of question and type - The test paper will consist of 100 objective type questions and each question will have four options out of which, candidates will have to select one option as his answer.

Marking scheme - As part of the marking scheme, each question will carry one mark. Thus, there will be a maximum of 100 marks. Further, there will be no negative marking for incorrectly answered questions.

AIBE XV (15) exam pattern 2020 - Syllabus

Along with the exam pattern, the conducting body will also prescribe the syllabus of AIBE XV (15) 2020 from which questions will be framed. AIBE XV (15) 2020 attempts to set a minimum benchmark for admission to the practice of law. Thus questions are asked from various law subjects and topics. The subjects/topics included in AIBE XV (15) syllabus are given below.

AIBE XV (15) 2020 syllabus

Constitutional Law

I.P.C (Indian Penal Code)

Cr.P.C (Criminal Procedure Code) and C.P.C (Code of Civil Procedure)

Evidence Act

Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act

Family Law

Administrative Law

Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules

Company Law

Cyber Law

Labour & Industrial Laws

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

Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act

Land Acquisition Act

Intellectual Property Laws

Law related to Taxation

Environmental Law

Public Interest Litigation

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AIBE XV (15) Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What type of questions will be asked in AIBE XV (15) 2020?


The question paper of AIBE XV (15) will consist of objective type questions. 

Question: Will AIBE XV (15) be conducted in offline or online mode?


The AIBE XV (15) will be conducted in offline mode; candidates will be given OMR sheets.

Question: Is there any negative marking in AIBE XV (15) 2020?


No, there will not be any negative marking in AIBE.

Question: How many marks do one need to secure to clear AIBE XV (15)?


Candidates will need to secure at least 40 marks to clear AIBE XV (15) 2020.

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When is the AIBE-15 (exam) likely? Some say April 2020, some May/Jun and others Sep 2020. Please do clarify.

Sanjanaleekha 19th Feb, 2020

Hi there,

Going by the previous year trend of AIBE 14 exam, the application process began in June,2019 and the exam was conducted in September,2019. The tentative date for the next AIBE-15 would be somewhere around September,2020. For your reference i have provided the link to the website where notification for next AIBE will be uploaded,



Raj Aryan Sharma 18th Feb, 2020

Hi Arrepu.

The BCI will open the AIBE XV or exam 15th 2020 applications in online mode tentatively in the 2nd week of June. Now, the AIBE 2020 exam will probably be conducted in the 3rd week of September 2020. The exam will be open-book type and will be conducted in offline mode.

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Suryashis Chakraborty 12th Feb, 2020

Hello Kamthe,

The  All India Bar Examination  (AIBE) examines an advocate's capability to practice the profession  of  law in  India  . After passing the  examination  candidate will be awarded "Certificate  of  Practice" by the  Bar  Council  of India  .

The previous year's questions papers and sample papers are designed to give candidates a reality check of the toughness of the AIBE and help them prepare on a superior note.

You can download the previous year's questions papers and sample papers from our website via the following link:

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



How do we get the certificate after we have passed the exam?

Geeta Devi 5th Feb, 2020

Name – Geeta Devi W/o Sanjay Kumar

Vill & Post – Baberu

District- Banda

Registration No. UP3652/15

COP No. 2016/137157

Result is Pass but certificate not received


what is the date for filling from of aibe exam 3020

Indrajit Gupta 23rd Jan, 2020

Hello shah,

The registration for aibe (All India bar examination) exam starts from 2nd week of January 2020 and will be end on 1st week of January.

For further details about aibe exam, please check below the mentioned link:-

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