How to prepare for AIBE 2019?
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How to prepare for AIBE 2019 - The All India Bar Examination is unlike any other examination in India. Candidates can carry their books, notes, etc to the examination hall and refer to these to solve the questions. They why do people fail in the said examination?

The answer to the above question lies in the preparation strategy of the AIBE 2019. How to prepare for AIBE 2019 is something that one needs to plan before actually preparing for it. The examination does not test the ability to learn volumes of information, but the ability to reason and decipher the answer based on legal knowledge and aptitude. Clearing the AIBE 2019 will you the licence to practice in a court of law. Thus, you need to understand the law rather than simply mugging up the facts. To help kick start your AIBE 2019 preparation, Careers360 brings the “How to prepare for AIBE 2019” guide. Let us begin with an overview of the AIBE 14 examination.

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AIBE XIV (14) 2019 - Overview

Examination Level


Examination Mode


Examination Type

Open book

Type of Questions


Total Number of Questions



3 hours 30 minutes

How to prepare for AIBE 2019 and where to start?

You often face a dilemma when you start preparing for an examination. Not knowing where to start your preparation, you ask yourself how to prepare for AIBE! The preparation of AIBE 2019 can be broken down into eight steps. As you climb each step, you come closer to finding the answer to your question “how to prepare for AIBE?”. Let us discuss these eight steps in details.

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Keep yourself updated with the Syllabus -

The syllabus of AIBE keeps updating from time to time. Thus, it is very important to keep yourself updated with the syllabus of AIBE 2019. The first step would be to analyse and note down the syllabus of AIBE XIV.

Hint on how to prepare for AIBE 2019 will be to keep in touch with the latest developments and changes which could affect the syllabus of AIBE. The subjects that comprise the AIBE question paper are -

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  1. Administrative Law

  2. Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act

  3. Code of Civil Procedure

  4. Company Law

  5. Constitutional Law

  6. Criminal Procedure Code

  7. Cyber Law

  8. Environmental Law

  9. Evidence Act

  10. Family Law

  11. Indian Penal Code

  12. Intellectual Property Laws

  13. Labour and Industrial Laws

  14. Land Acquisition Act

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

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

  17. Law related to Taxation

  18. Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules

  19. Public Interest Litigation

Past years question papers

Next step towards the preparation of AIBE is to analyse the previous years question papers and sample papers of AIBE. At this stage, the aim is not to solve these questions, but to get an idea of the type of questions that can be asked in the examination. Familiarize yourself with the question paper and make notes of your observations.

Carrying material plan

Now that you have completed the analysis of the question papers, you can proceed towards the third step, carrying material. All India Bar Examination is an open book examination, so, if you choose the right reference material for the day of the examination, you can easily clear the same in your first attempt. Use the notes you made basis your analysis of the question papers to pick the right carrying material.

Take necessary print outs

Large volumes of books are not very to carry, also it is confusing and difficult to find something if you have a lot of books. So the fourth step would be to organise the carrying material and make it concise. You can take printouts only those sections, judgements, etc that you find useful. This will simplify things on the exam day for you.

Prepare for the subjects which carry the most number of marks

To pass the AIBE XIV you have to score a minimum of 40% in the examination. If you analyse the syllabus of AIBE XIV 2019, the maximum number of questions are asked from seven subjects. If you prepare for these seven subjects, you complete 60% of the AIBE syllabus. So focus on these first as they have the maximum weightage.

Subjects that carry most number of marks in AIBE XIV 2019 -

Subject / Topic

Number of Questions expected in AIBE XIV 2019

Code of Civil Procedure


Constitutional Law


Criminal Procedure Code


Evidence Act


Family Law


Indian Penal Code


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


Total Questions


Take mock tests

Now that you have completed at least 60% of the AIBE syllabus, you are ready to solve the mock tests. Remember, preparing for AIBE 2019 is not about mugging up laws and rules, but it is about finding the answer in the least amount of time and with high accuracy. So use the reference material that you have prepared for the final examination. After appearing for a mock, work on the shortcomings of the reference material. Accordingly add or subtract data from the reference material.

Do not use google to find the answers

While solving the mock test, you will be tempted to use google to solve a particular question. But do not give in to this temptation. Rely only on the reference material that you have prepared. This will prepare you for the examination day and will help you analyse your preparation better.

Start studying the subjects

The last step and the final piece to the “how to prepare for AIBE 2019” puzzle, is preparing for the remaining subjects. Once your foundation is strong, you can start building on it. The remaining 12 subjects comprise 40 % of the AIBE syllabus. Complete this portion at the end. Simultaneously keep solving the mock tests.

We hope you found the article useful. For any other query related to AIBE and its preparation, write to us in the comment section below.

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