AIBE XV (15) Syllabus 2020
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AIBE XV (15) Syllabus 2020 - The Bar Council of India prescribes AIBE Syllabus XV (15) 2020 through a notification on its website The AIBE XV (15) 2020 syllabus includes the topics/subjects from where questions will be asked in the certification exam. Candidates going to appear in All India Bar Examination must refer to the syllabus given below in this article for effective preparation. The syllabus of AIBE XV (15) 2020 is also very important given that, AIBE XV (15) 2020 will be an open book exam, thus candidates can clear the exam easily once they know the syllabus. The AIBE assesses candidates' skills at a very basic level to test candidates analytical ability and knowledge of the law. As per the syllabus of AIBE XV (15), candidates will be tested on the basis of nineteen topics or subjects. To know more about the detailed AIBE XV 2020 syllabus, read the complete article.

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AIBE XV (15) 2020 will be a certification based exam. Qualifying candidates will be given a certificate of practice (cop) which is mandatory for law graduates.

AIBE syllabus 2020 - XV (15)

Subject or Topic

Total number of questions

Administrative Law


Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act


Code of Civil Procedure


Company Law


Constitutional Law


Criminal Procedure Code


Cyber Law


Environmental Law


Evidence Act


Family Law


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


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AIBE XV (15) 2020 syllabus - In details

The topics that are given in the syllabus of AIBE XV (15) 2020 are explained below in brief.

Administrative Law - Administration of the country is carried out by the executive body and administrative officers. The power that they exercise on the public for an effective administration broadly constitutes the administrative law. Candidates will be expected to know about the different administrative bodies and such laws.

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Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act - When the parties involved in a dispute present their case to a neutral party. The neutral party is called the arbitrator. There are several judicial and quasi-judicial bodies that function on a given framework of law and constitution. Candidates should have the awareness related to dispute redressal bodies and laws.

Code of Civil Procedure - The two-part code contains 158 sections in the first part and the First schedule in the second part. The code of Civil Procedure governs the civil proceedings in India.

Company Law - The law defines the rights and conduct of organisations or businesses and the people associated with it.

Constitutional Law - Covers the laws in the Indian Constitution.

Criminal Procedure Code - Defines the procedure to be carried out in a criminal case and basically runs the whole system.

Cyber Law - Gaining popularity as the world moves towards digitalisation. Deals with crimes related to the internet, cyberspace, etc.

Environmental Law - Covers law to regulate pollution, use of natural resources, protection of flora and fauna, international conventions, various agreements, laws related to environmental clearance, NGT etc.

Evidence Act - Also called as the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

Family Law - Deals with disputes between family members or relations.

Indian Penal Code (IPC) - It is the official criminal code of India and has been amended several times. This section also covers the supplementary criminal provisions of IPC.

Intellectual Property Laws - This law protects the ownership of property. The property here includes both tangible or intangible assets, thus can be anything from art to real estate. laws related to patent, GI indication, etc are also covered in the section.

Labour and Industrial Laws - Defines the relationship or code of conduct between the employee and employer. Candidates are expected to be aware of the labour codes, recent labour reforms approved by the government of India, Norms and laws related to International Labour Organisation etc.

Land Acquisition Act - Governs the acquisition of private land for commercial or public utility. It also defines the compensation. One should be aware of the different legalities of land acquisition, supreme court guidelines and other laws passed by the parliament.

Law related to Taxation - Governed by the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, it may also cover the tax reforms initiated by the Govt of India in recent times including GST.

Public Interest Litigation - Issues of public interest or mass interest. General laws related to the PIL etc.

AIBE XV (15) exam pattern 2020

The conducting body also prescribes an exam pattern of AIBE which creates the basic outline of the test. As per the AIBE XV (15) 2020 exam pattern, the test will be conducted in offline mode and 11 different languages. There will be a total of 100 questions each carrying one mark. further, there will not be any negative marking in the test. the general overview of AIBE XV (15) exam pattern is given below in a table.

AIBE XV (15) 2020 exam pattern

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


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AIBE XV (15) Syllabus 2020

Question: Will the questions be from what I have studied during my LLB, or will it be something new?


The syllabus of AIBE XV 2020 overlaps completely with what the BCI recommended syllabus for 3-year LL.B course is.

Question: Will BCI provide any preparatory material?


Yes, the BCI will provide you with the preparatory material two weeks after receiving your application.

Question: Will the preparatory material me in English only?


No, the preparatory material of AIBE XV (15) 2020 will be the language that you have opted for during filling the application form of 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.

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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.

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