SC questions BCI authority to conduct AIBE
Supreme Court has questioned authority of Bar Council of India (BCI) on conducting AIBE, a qualifying exam made mandatory for law graduates for beginning their practice in courts. BCI licenses advocates who qualify AIBE, to practice in courts after awarding them with ‘Certificate of Practice’.
A bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice U U Lalit asked the BCI whether it had statutory backing to conduct the examination. Further, it observed that the right to practice law is mentioned in the Advocates Act; therefore BCI is refuting an advocate of his rights as he will not be able to practice law unless he clears AIBE as per the rules. “To say that one has to pass an examination for practicing as an advocate will negate his or her right to profession. He has a fundamental right to practice. Conditions can’t be put after enrolment. If, at all, it is required, the condition should be put at the enrolment stage,” the bench said.
"A committee appointed by the SC had recommended amendments to the Advocates Act before conducting such an examination. But you (BCI) went ahead with the AIBE merely on the basis of a resolution," it said.
The Supreme Court will now be hearing BCI’s response on this issue on March 2.
The ongoing hearing may also affect AIBE IX 2015 scheduled to be held on March 6. The admit cards are already available with candidates for this exam.
Background of AIBE
The Law Commission of India, in its 184th Report to the government in 2002, had recommended amendment of the UGC Act for setting up a 'Legal Education Committee' and amendment of the Advocates Act to set up a similar committee by the BCI.
The commission had recommended, "A law graduate shall get training from advocates having 10 years of experience in courts and should also qualify a bar exam before being allowed to practice". However, the BCI, under the chairmanship of the then Solicitor General, Gopal Subramaniam, had passed a resolution to conduct AIBE and went ahead with it from 2010.
What happens next?
The SC has clarified that it was not against holding the examination per se but just needs answers over holding the fundamental right of a citizen to practice any profession as per Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution of India.
As soon as BCI responds to SC’s notice, it will be clear whether BCI will be allowed to conduct AIBE or not?
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Direct link to download the sample papers of AIBE XV (15) 2020 is given below and can be downloaded in pdf format. One should follow the below-mentioned steps to download the AIBE XV (15) sample papers 2020.
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I want Gujarati language question paper and answer key in aibe exam 2012 to 2019
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sir i completed my graduation in the year of 2004 , & my law graduation completed in 2018 . can i apply for AIBE XV or not need? ..plzz clarify this
There are only two eligibility requirements for the exam:
- Candidates must either have passed 3 years or 5 years LL.B. degree from a BCI recognized law school.
No minimum percentage is required in the qualifying examination in order to apply for AIBE 2020.
If you satisfy those conditions, voila, you are eligible to apply.
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Going through this will make you acquaint with paper pattern, topics, level of difficulty, and other relevant details related to examination process.
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