After you have completed a 3-year or 5-year LLB degree from a Bar Council of India approved institute and meet the other requirements, you are eligible for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE). After you pass this certification exam, you get the Certificate of Practice (COP). This permits you to practice as an advocate in Indian Courts. Without passing the All India Bar exam, you cannot practice in any court.
Half October is over. Little time is left for AIBE. So, what you can do is:
- Open the MCQ Tests on your phone or computer.
- Next, open the physical Bare Act books that you have and which you will take inside the exam hall.
- For this practice, you may also open the Bare Act PDF.
- Now, see the Bare Act book or PDF and try to solve the MCQ Tests.
This will give you an idea about what to do in the actual exam hall. See this page till the end.
Q: Do students who have passed LLB before 2005 need to appear in AIBE?
Ans: No. AIBE is only for students graduating from the academic year 2009-10 onwards. If your law degree was awarded before the academic year 2009-10, there is no need to appear for the All India Bar Examination or qualify for this exam to practice law in India.
Q. Are final year law students eligible for AIBE?
Ans: No, final year law students are not eligible for AIBE. One needs to be enrolled in the state Bar, and then they can appear in the All India Bar Examination.
AIBE 2021 Exam Date
AIBE XVI is scheduled to be held on 31st October 2021. Online registration for AIBE XVI closes on 25th September 2021, the last date for payment is 28th September 2021, and the last date for completion of the online form is 4th October. AIBE admit cards will be released online on 11th October 2021. All these dates are tentative.
11 Tips for Passing AIBE XVI Exam in 2021
For AIBE XVI 2021, here are some of the important information and tips to keep in mind. These will ensure that you have an easy time sitting in the exam hall and pass it well.
1. You can no longer take notes, printouts, or anything except Bare Acts inside the AIBE exam hall. Therefore, make sure you have bought the Bare Act books that you can take inside.
2. There are 100 multiple-choice questions in AIBE. There is no negative marking. So make sure you do not leave any questions unanswered.
3. You pass AIBE XVI 2021 if you get 40% of marks in the general category and 35% marks in SC/ST category. That is, general category candidates have to get 40 out of 100 questions correct. And SC/ST have to get 35 answers correct out of 100.
4. After the exam, you either pass or fail. Bar Council does not show the exact marks you score.
5. Questions in AIBE are not very tough. They are challenging, but you can easily solve them.
7. If you have been reading Bare Acts and the syllabus subjects mentioned below for a few months, you are good to go. Plus, you will have the Bare Act books during the exam. So, it is easy.
8. Read the questions carefully. Several of them can be solved just by reading the question and seeing the index page of the Bare Act of that question. Truly. Read the question. By the language and a few facts, you will get to know what the subject is. Now, open that Bare Act book’s index page, and it should help you solve the question. If you need to dive more, quickly go to that Article or section using the page number mentioned in the index.
9. Personal Experience: Since this is not a competitive/job exam, people are usually friendly inside the hall. I do not know about other states or exam halls or anything similar. But while I was giving the exam, candidates sitting near me gladly offered books I did not have, etc. So, overall it was easy to solve the questions.
10. There are 100 questions, but if your language understanding (English or in which you are appearing) is good, you can solve them soon and will have ample time in the end to recheck.
11. Once again, in any case, do not leave any questions unanswered. Remember, there is no negative marking.
Syllabus for AIBE XVI
These are the subjects for the AIBE exam 2021, and next to them are the number of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that will be asked from that particular subject. According to the official AIBE website, these are the subjects for AIBE XVI, 2021:
- Constitutional Law (10 questions)
- Indian Penal Code (8 questions)
- Criminal Procedure Code (10 questions)
- Code of Civil Procedure (10 questions)
- Evidence Act (8 questions)
- Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act (4 questions)
- Family Law (8 questions)
- Public Interest Litigation (4 questions)
- Administrative Law (3 questions)
- Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules (4 questions)
- Company Law (2 questions)
- Environmental Law (2 questions)
- Cyber Law (2 questions)
- Labour & Industrial Laws (4 questions)
- Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law (5 questions)
- Law related to Taxation (4 questions)
- Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act (8 questions)
- Land Acquisition Act (2 questions)
- Intellectual Property Laws (2 questions)
There will be a total of 100 questions from the subjects mentioned above, and the time duration for the exam will be 3 hours 30 minutes.
AIBE XVI 2021 Bare Acts
Out of the AIBE subjects mentioned above, WritingLaw has Bare Act PDFs for the following subjects. You cannot carry PDFs inside the exam hall but use them to study and prepare for AIBE now. You can buy these PDFs and many other PDFs at Rs 340. The Bare Act names are:
WritingLaw Bare Act PDFs to study for AIBE.
You can read from these PDFs on your mobile, tablet and laptop to prepare for AIBE and all other law exams. These are useful throughout your legal career.
AIBE XVI 2021 Practice Questions
As mentioned above, AIBE has multiple-choice questions. Out of the above AIBE syllabus, WritingLaw has MCQ Tests on the following subjects. You can buy all the PDFs, the tests mentioned below, and several other things at Rs 1325.
WritingLaw MCQ tests to prepare for AIBE.
These MCQ Tests have important questions that are of judiciary exam level. This makes them useful for all lower law exams too. If you do well in these tests, passing AIBE and similar law exams should be easy for you.
Do not wait for the last week of September or early October. For the best preparation, read from the Bare Acts and practice via the MCQ Tests starting today.
All the best for your exam.