AIBE Faqs 2021 - All India Bar Examination Frequently Asked Questions
AIBE FAQs 2021 - The Bar Council of India (BCI) conducts All India Bar Examination (AIBE), a post-qualification test or a certification test. To pursue a career as a lawyer or advocate, clearing AIBE is a prerequisite. The BCI has conducted AIBE every year since 2011 and all students graduating from 2009 onwards are mandatorily required to clear AIBE. In totality, AIBE is a long and complex process, the AIBE 2021 is quite different from a common law entrance test, further, the result is also declared in a different fashion. Thus, more often than not, the candidates find themselves grappling with the questions/doubts related to AIBE and other modalities of the exam. To address such AIBE faqs 2021, the article is packed with a series of questions and answers related to the exam. Read the complete article, to know all about AIBE 2021 and related AIBE faqs.
LATEST - AIBE XV (15) admit card released, to download - Click here
BCI will release AIBE XVI (16) application form 2021 today (Dec 26), Check all details
Latest Updates for AIBE
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AIBE XV (15) 2020 result postponed; to be declared in the third week of March.
AIBE XV (15) & AIBE XVI (16) schedule
|Event||AIBE XVI (16) 2021|
AIBE XV (15) 2020
|Notification||December 21, 2020||May 16, 2020|
|Registration starts||December 26, 2020||May 16, 2020|
|Payment for application fee starts||December 26, 2020||May 16, 2020|
|Last date to register||February 21, 2021|
December 19, 2020
|Last date to make payment||February 23, 2021|
December 21, 2020
|Last date for completion of the form||February 26, 2021|
December 23, 2020
|Exam centre change option||N/A|
September 16, 2020, onwards
|Issue of admit cards||March 6, 2021|
December 25, 2020
|AIBE exam (DATE ANNOUNCED)||March 21, 2021|
January 24, 2021
|Release of provisional answer key||To be notified||To be notified|
|Last date to challenge provisional answer key||To be notified||To be notified|
Declaration of result
|To be notified||To be notified|
AIBE 2021 Frequently Asked Questions
AIBE faqs 2021 - The general questions
Question - I have applied for AOBE XV (15) 2020, can I also appear in AIBE XVI (16)?
Ans - Yes, you can appear in both AIBE XV and AIBE XVI. If you don't clear AIBE XV, then it will be important for you to clear AIBE XVI. In case you clear AIBE XV (15) 2020, there is no need to appear in the AIBE XVI (16).
Question - I have applied for AIBE XV (15). Do I need to apply separately for AIBE XVI (16) 2021?
Ans - Yes, if you want to appear in AIBE XVI (16) you will need to apply separately even if you have already applied for AIBE XV(15).
Question - Is it mandatory to clear AIBE in order to practice law in any court of India?
Ans - Yes, to practice law in any court of India, it is absolutely mandatory to clear AIBE. However, if the candidate has completed the graduation in law prior to the academic year 2009-10, he/she need not appear in AIBE.
Question - I know that those who have completed law graduation prior to 2009 need not to appear in AIBE, but can I still appear in the exam?
Ans - No, you cannot apply for AIBE if you have completed graduation in law prior to 2009-2010.
Question - How many times in a year, BCI conducts AIBE?
Ans - Generally, in a year, the BCI conducts AIBE more than once, however, due to spoke disruption in schedule, in 2019, the AIBE was conducted only once.
Question - I couldn’t clear AIBE in my first attempt, can I appear again in the examination for another attempt?
Ans - Yes, you can appear again in the next attempt. In fact, there is no limit on the number of attempts in AIBE.
Question - I have completed my LLB graduation in 2005, but still not registered with a state bar council. Will I need to clear AIBE now?
Ans - No, since you have completed the graduation prior to 2009-10, you need not to clear AIBE. You can simply register with a state bar council to practice law.
Question - Can I practice law without clearing AIBE?
Ans - Yes, if you are registered with the state bar council, you can practice law before clearing AIBE. However, in such a case, you will have to clear AIBE within two years from the date of registration at the state bar council.
AIBE 2021 Frequently Asked Questions on eligibility
Question - Who can apply for AIBE 2021?
Ans - As per the eligibility criteria, a candidate must have completed graduation in law before filling the AIBE application form. For more on eligibility, check - AIBE eligibility criteria
Question - What is the minimum and maximum age limit for appearing in AIBE?
Ans - As per the BCI’s notification, there is no age limit for appearing in AIBE.
Question - What is the minimum marks limit for applying for AIBE?
Ans - There is no minimum marks limitation for appearing in AIBE. Candidates just need to ensure that they complete their graduation successfully.
Question - I have failed in the final year of my graduation, when can I apply for AIBE?
Ans - As soon as you complete your graduation.
Question - Is it mandatory to be enrolled in a state bar council for appearing in AIBE?
Ans - Yes, it is mandatory for all applicants to be enrolled in a state bar council before applying for AIBE.
AIBE FAQs 2021 - On registration
Question - When can I apply for AIBE 156(XVI) 2021?
Ans - You can apply for AIBE XVI 2021 from December 26 to February 21, 2021.
Question - How can I apply for AIBE XV (15) 2021?
Ans - You can apply for AIBE in online mode, by registering at the official website. To know about the AIBE registration process, visit - AIBE XV (15) application form.
Question - What things do I need to keep ready for completing my AIBE registration?
Ans - You will need to furnish the following things while applying for AIBE 2021.
A valid email id
A mobile number
A passport size photo
A scanned copy of signature
Self-attested photo-id proof
Question - What is the AIBE registration fee?
Ans - The registration fee varies as per the category of the candidate. The details of AIBE fee amount are given below.
AIBE registration fee
Registration Fee (in INR)
Question - Can I select the test centre of my choice while filling out the application form?
Ans - Yes, you can select the exam centre of your choice while filling out the application form. The BCI conducts AIBE in approximately 44 exam centres across the country.
Question - Can I select the language of the test as per my convenience?
Ans - Yes, you can select the language of your choice. BCI tries to reach the candidates with the best effort, the exam is conducted in 9 languages which are: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, and English.
Question - How can I download the AIBE admit card?
Ans - The admit card of AIBE can be downloaded by logging in to the AIBE porta. To know more on how to download the hall ticket, visit - AIBE admit card.
AIBE 2021 Frequently Asked Questions - On exam pattern
Question - What is the basic exam pattern of AIBE?
Ans - As per the AIBE exam pattern, the test will be conducted in offline mode, with 100 multiple-choice questions. Candidates will be given a time duration of 3-hours 30mins to attempt the test paper. To check the complete details on exam patterns, visit AIBE exam pattern.
Question - Can I carry my study material to the exam centre of AIBE?
Ans - Yes, AIBE is an open book exam, and candidates are allowed to carry the study centre for answering the questions. However, the candidate will not be allowed to carry any electronic gadget inside the exam hall.
Question - What is the minimum percentage of marks required to clear AIBE?
Ans - The candidates who score more than 40% will be declared qualified in AIBE.
Question - Will there be any negative marking in AIBE?
Ans - No, there is no negative marking in AIBE.
Question - What are the areas that the AIBE will test?
Ans - The BCI has prescribed a syllabus from where the questions will be framed. The syllabus along with weightage is given below.
Subject or Topic
Total number of questions
Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act
Code of Civil Procedure
Criminal Procedure Code
Indian Penal Code
Intellectual Property Laws
Labour and Industrial Laws
Land Acquisition Act
Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law
Law related to Taxation
Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules
Public Interest Litigation
Question - Will I get study material from AIBE?
Ans - Yes, BCI provides the study material to all the registered candidates. Most likely, the candidates can receive the preparatory material two weeks after completing the registration.
Question - Where can I get the AIBE sample papers and previous year papers?
Ans - The BCI does release the model papers for the advocates. However, for the compilation of all sample papers and previous year papers candidates can visit the link - AIBE sample papers
AIBE Faqs - On Result and Certification of Practice
Question - Where can I check my AIBE result 2021?
Ans - The result will be available on the official website of AIBE. you can check your AIBE result by logging into the candidate portal. More details on the result can be accessed from AIBE XV (15) result.
Question - Will I get the result in the form of a scorecard or a percentile form?
Ans - None of these. The AIBE result is released in terms of “Pass” or “Fail” status. Scorecards are not displayed.
Question - When will I get the Certificate of Practice after clearing AIBE?
Ans - The COP is given soon after the declaration of the result. You will receive the COP at your communication address through postal service, within a few weeks.
Question - What should I do, if I am not getting the COP even after clearing the AIBE?
Ans - You can contact the Bar Council of India through the helpdesk provided on their official website. Till then, you can use the result as a provisional certificate.
Question - For Judicial services, is it mandatory to clear AIBE?
Ans - Judicial services are altogether different exams. It is not mandatory to clear AIBE for appearing in Judicial services. However, if the eligibility of Judicial services mandates that the candidate should be eligible for practicing law in India, then the candidate may have to clear AIBE.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AIBE Faqs 2021 - All India Bar Examination Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Who can appaer in AIBE (15) 2020?
As per the eligibility criteria of AIBE, any law graduate can appear in AIBE provided the graduation is completed only after 2009.
Question: When will AIBE (XV) 15 2020 be conducted?
The AIBE XV (15) will be conducted on January 24, 2021.
Question: Is registration with state bar council mandatory for appearing in the exam?
Yes. for appearing in the AIBE, it is mandatory to be registered with state bar council.
Question: Can I carry books and study material inside the AIBE exam hall and use them?
Yes, since AIBE is an open book exam, you can carry the books and other study material inside the exam hall and use them. However, you cannot carry any electronic study material with you.
Question: Can I practice law in India without even clearing the AIBE?
Yes, if you are registered with a state bar council, you can practice law in India up to two years from the date of your registration. But, after that, you will have to clear AIBE for practising law in India
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Questions related to AIBE
in aibe 2020 . i named correctly in box but wrong in bobulles. i made it correct by using whitner to 2 bobulles sir using of whitner in answer sheets will leafs to whitheld or disqualify help me sir
If you have not filled details in OMR correctly, then that may be a problem for you in evaluation of your answer copy. However, since you have corrected the details by using whitener, then it is at your own risk whether your answer sheet will be correctly evaluated or not. But for now do not worry much as students do make such mistakes but if it is neatly corrected then chances of getting disqualified is less.
in aibe 15 omr sheet in self declaration in i column had mention only my name not father name too is it also a reason to disqualification
See if there is the column for Father's name in the OMR sheet of AIBE XV or it is required to fill the Father's name and you have not filled it out then this might be the reason for disqualification, because generally the candidate is supposed to fill out all the details required in the OMR sheet and there is a software through which the OMR sheets are scanned for making result so if it found any incomplete OMR sheet then it will throw an error and might disqualify the candidate for incomplete details. But if there is no any requirement for Father's name then you don't have to worry because the main thing is the OMR sheet should be completely filled with correct details.
For more details about AIBE XV kindly check out the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
in my aibe exam 2020 i wrote my name correctly in box and made a mistake in bubbling my name. But i bubbled all ohters that is roll no, set code, center code correctly. will they accept my anwer sheet or reject. please kindly reply soon, what to do further
Just relax and don't panic as there is no big deal about it.I have known many of my friends and relatives who have done mistakes in OMR sheet in boards and few entrance exams but their results have came properly and moreover the fact that you have filled other details properly makes it more surer that there won't be any issues.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for your immediate replies. There is an assumption that AIBE is required for enrolement for Law Graduates passed only after June 2010 onwards. AIBE is NOT required for Law Graduates paaased out before June 2010 and may go for direct enrolement without AIBE. Plz clarify.
yes, the statement you mentioned is correct. AIBE examination is mandatory for all law graduates and advocates who enrolled themselves after 2010 in state bar council (SBC). If candidate qualifies this exam, he/she will be awarded with "Certificate of Practice" by the Bar Council of India. This notification of AIBE was passed during a meeting in April 2010, therefore candidates who enrolled themselves before 2010 do not need to write AIBE.
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I want the information regarding AIBE exam question paper medium English/Hindi both language printed available at the time of Exam 2021?
When one selects English as the medium of his or her question paper then his or her AIBE examination question paper is in English language only.
When one selects any language other than English as the medium for his or her AIBE examination then he or she gets the AIBE question paper in both the language i.e selected by him or her and English.
if you have selected HINDI as the medium of your aibe question paper then you will get your question paper in both hindi and English .
Here's a brief of the AIBE examination pattern:-
* mode of examination:- it is conducted in pen and paper or offline mode .
*Language Options :- there are 11 language options in which you can give the examination which are listed below :-
* Type of examination :- It is open book type examination
*Type of Questions:- multiple choice questions.
* total number of questions asked in the examination:- there are a total of 100 MCQs.
* Total marks :- it is conducted for a total of 100 marks.
* there is no negative marking .
For detailed information you can visit our page the link for the same is provided below
To prepare well you can go through AIBE previous year question papers ,the link for the same is provided below