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How to Enroll with State Bar Council for AIBE - Documents, Fees, Eligibility

How to Enroll with State Bar Council for AIBE - Documents, Fees, Eligibility

Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on Mar 12, 2024 04:23 PM IST | #AIBE

One requirement for appearing in the AIBE exam is that the candidate must be enrolled as an advocate with a State Bar Council. Knowing how to enrol in a state bar council is an essential part fulfilling of AIBE eligibility criteria. To enrol in a state bar council, the candidate has to register for enrollment through the state bar council website However, if the online enrollment option isn’t available, the candidate has to visit the council premises in person, obtain the bar council registration form upon payment of a fee, duly fill and submit it.

Any candidate who has completed his/ her law graduation (3-year or 5-year integrated LLB programme) from the academic year 2009-10 onwards, needs to clear the All India Bar Examination and obtain a Certificate of Practice in order to practice in a court of law in India. It must be noted that if a candidate has passed the law degree prior to 2009-10, they aren’t required to take the AIBE exam. In this article, we explain the state bar council registration or enrollment process in detail. So read ahead to know how to enrol in state bar council.

Eligibility Criteria for State Bar Council Enrollment

To enrol in a state bar council, the candidate has to fulfil eligibility criteria regarding nationality, academic qualification and age limit. The eligibility criteria is given in the table below.

State Bar Council Enrolment Criteria

ParticularsDetails
NationalityIndian citizen
Academic qualification3-year LLB or 5-year LLB
Age limitNo age limit
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Enrollment with State Bar Councils for AIBE 2024 (Direct links)

There are around 22 state bar councils in India. For northeastern states - Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, there is a common bar council in Assam. Candidates must apply online or offline to enrol with state bar council and pay the enrolment fees. They must then appear before the enrolment committee in proper dress code to enrol with the state bar council. Law graduates can check the complete list of bar councils in India along with their website link/office address.

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List of State Bar Councils in India

State Bar Councils

To Enroll

Bar Council of Delhi

Bar Council of Delhi Enrolment Link

Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh

Bar Council of AP Enrolment Link

Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim

Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim Enrolment Link

Bar Council of Bihar



Address:


High Court Building, Bar Council Bhawan, Patna. Bihar

Phone No. 0612 – 2504125, 2504823 (Fax) Mobile No.: 09431648559 Email: bsbcpatna@gmail.com

Bar Council of Chhattisgarh

Candidates need to visit the council premises in person for enrollment.


Address:


New High Court Premises, Bilaspur, Bodri, Chhattisgarh 495225

Bar Council of Gujarat

Bar Council of Gujarat Enrolment Link

Bar Council Of Himachal Pradesh

Candidates need to visit the council premises in person for enrollment. Enrolment forms can be obtained between 10 am - 1 pm on all working days.


Address:


High Court Complex, Ravenswood, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

Jharkhand State Bar Council

Jharkhand State Bar Council Link

Bar Council of Karnataka

Bar Council of Karnataka Enrolment Link

Bar Council Of Kerala

Bar Council of Kerala Enrolment Link

Bar Council Of Madhya Pradesh

Bar Council of Madhya Pradesh Enrolment Link

Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa Enrolment Link

Odisha State Bar Council

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Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana

Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana Enrolment Link

Bar Council of Rajasthan

Bar Council of Rajasthan Enrolment Link

Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Enrolment Link

Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh

Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh Enrolment Link

Bar Council Of Uttarakhand

Bar Council of Uttarakhand Enrolment Link

Bar Council Of West Bengal

Bar Council of West Bengal Enrolment Link

Bar Council of Tripura

The candidate may visit the council premises in person and collect and submit the enrollment form.

Address:

High Court Complex

New Capital Complex,

Lichubagan, Agartala,

Tripura – 799010

Tel: 97741-35198, 97745-14069

Bar Council of Manipur

Enrollment forms can be obtained from the Bar Council office.

Address:

High Court of Manipur, At Imphal

Mantripukhri– 795002

Bar Council of Manipur

Enrollment forms can be obtained from the Bar Council office.

Address:

High Court of Meghalaya

MG Road, Shillong-793001

Meghalaya

Fax: 0364-2500064

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How to enrol in state bar councils to appear in AIBE 2024?

If the candidate is using online registration or registration process, then they have to get registered first:

  • Online registration (or sign up): In the registration form, enter your name, mobile number, email id, gender, date of birth, and security code displayed on screen. On successful sign up, a new advocate account will be created.

The candidate may also have to select and confirm a password for the account created on the state bar council website.

  • Login to access bar council enrollment form: On successful signup, log in details will be sent to the registered email id.

  • Fill the bar council registration form: The candidate has to next fill in personal, contact, and academic details. In addition, employment details also have to be furnished.

  • Upload of necessary documents: The candidate has to next upload a photograph and signature, and other documents as per the format specified (refer to the table below to check the tentative document checklist).

  • Pay the state bar council registration fees: In the penultimate step, pay the enrollment fee.

  • Submit the form: Check that the application form is complete in all respects before submitting it.

  • Report at the council with the required documents for verification and appear before the enrolment committee in proper dress code for the enrolment ceremony.

Documents required for bar council registration

Required Documents

SSC or its equivalent certificate

Degree or its equivalent certificate

Intermediate or its equivalent

Law Certificate

Other Qualification Certificates

Caste certificate for SC/ ST candidates

GAP Affidavit, if applicable

If an applicant is involved in criminal cases, they have to furnish the details in Affidavit format.

If left service, acceptance of resignation letter from the department

If left business, original partnership deed/dissolution deed (as mentioned on Delhi Bar Council website)

Residence proof

3-4 colour photographs in Black coat, white shirt & Black tie

Attendance certificate


*Applicants having more than 5 years of educational gap in studies from SSC onwards to the present date, may be required to upload GAP Affidavit.

State Bar Council Registration fees

Candidates must also pay the required state bar council registration fees to successfully enrol at the state bar council. The fee details are given below.

State Bar Council Enrolment Fees

Fee ComponentFee amountMode of Payment

Enrolment fee to be paid to respective State Bar Councils

Rs. 600

  • The payments for each entity has to be made using separate demand drafts.

  • So, don’t make a draft of Rs. 750 and pay to either of the two entities!

Fee towards Bar Council of India (BCI)

Rs. 150

The fee component mentioned here is as per information provided on Bar Council of India (BCI) website

Note: Candidates are requested to consult fee details prescribed by respective State Bar Councils to get a more updated version.

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How to check bar council enrollment number?

Candidates who have registered in any state bar council can perform the bar council enrollment number check online by visiting the official website of the respective bar council. For example, those who have registered with Delhi Bar Council can check their status online by visiting its official website - delhibarcouncil.com/bcd. To check whether they are included in the bar council enrollment list, they will need an enrollment ID. Similarly, those who have appeared for AIBE can also check their AIBE status. Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh also allows bar council registration check by name by entering the advocate's name.

Validity of State Bar Council Enrolment

Candidates have to register only once with the state bar council and they can appear for the AIBE exam any number of times after that. However, the validity of the enrolment to practice law is only two years. So, if a candidate qualifies the AIBE exam after the expiry of two years from the date of enrolment, then they have to enrol again in order to practice law.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the procedure for enrolment as an advocate as per the Bar Council Act?

To enrol as an advocate, candidates have to obtain the bar council registration form, fill in the details submit necessary documents such as their qualification certificates and id proof, and also pay the registration fees.

2. Who can be member of State Bar Council of India?

Any Indian citizen who has passed the AIBE exam and possess the LLB qualification can become a member of state bar council

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Questions related to AIBE

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The AIBE question paper and answer key for a certain session are released by the Bar Council of India. It is recommended that candidates who are getting ready for the AIBE 18 exam use the AIBE 18 sample papers 2023 to have a sense of the kinds of questions that will be covered in the test. You can download the AIBE exam's previous year's question papers.

To get the previous year question papers, you can visit our site by clicking on the link given below.

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The AIBE question paper and answer key for a given session are made available by the Bar Council of India. The AIBE 18 sample papers 2023 are recommended as a resource for candidates preparing for the AIBE 18 test to help them obtain a sense of the kinds of questions that will be asked in the exam. You can obtain the AIBE exam's prior year's practice questions from this article. Offline mode will be used to administer the AIBE 18.

To get previous year question paper and answers please visit the following link:

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The official AIBE 18 eligibility criteria for 2023 will be outlined by the Bar Council of India in the official exam notification. Generally, the eligibility criteria for AIBE remain consistent, and only individuals who meet these criteria will be permitted to participate in the qualifying examination.

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Bar Council of India (BCI) will release the AIBE XVII (17) 2022 application form tentatively in the last week of August 2022. AIBE registration fee 2022 will be Rs 3,250 for general/unreserved category candidates. For SC and ST candidates, the registration fee of AIBE (17) 2022 will be Rs 2,500. The officials have not yet released the schedule. Keep an eye on the official website or the link below for the latest information. You can apply for AIBE XVII (17) 2022 in online mode by registering at allindiabarexamination.com.

https://law.careers360.com/articles/aibe-application-form

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The Bar Council of India will conduct the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) XVII (17) 2022 tentatively in August 2022. The 17th bar examination will be held in offline, pen and paper mode. The officials have not yet declared any dates. Keep an eye on the official website or the link below for the latest information. The application form of AIBE XVII (17) 2022 will be released soon, at the official website - allindiabarexamination.com. https://law.careers360.com/articles/aibe-application-form

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