An online application system is provided for applying All India Bar Examination. With this system the applicant can:
Apply for the examination online click here
Upload photograph, signature, and supporting documents.
Contact the AIBE Helpline in case of any queries.
The login to this interface is through your registered username and a password. Keep this information safe and do not disclose the username/email id and password to anyone. All users already registered should follow these instructions to ensure receipt of future emails.
AIBE Exam FEE
If you are attempting the All India Bar Examination for the first time, then you need to pay Rs. 1900/- as examination fee. SBI charges additional Rs. 50/- as their processing fee. So total amount is Rs. 1950.
If you have attempted the All India Bar Examination earlier, then you need to pay Rs. 1400/- as examination fee. SBI charges additional Rs. 50/- as their processing fee. So total amount is Rs. 1450.
Please note that the repeat candidates need to provide their previous year's roll number.
The fee will be deposited in any State Bank of India branch using the SBI Challan specially prescribed for Bar Council of India for the purpose of All India Bar Examination (AIBE).
Before visiting the branch please download the Challan copy from this website and fill it.
ALL INDIA BAR EXAM STRUCTURE & PATTERN
The All India Bar Examination will have one hundred (100) multiple-choice questions spread across various subjects. The subjects are taken from the syllabi prescribed by the Bar Council of India for the three-year and five-year Ll.B. programmes at law schools in India (as set out under Schedule I to the Bar Council of India Rules).
These subjects are divided into two categories: the first comprises subjects that may be considered ‘foundational’ in nature, those that form the basis for large areas of law; the second comprises other subjects, which a new entrant to the legal profession must also have a basic understanding of. Schedule I to this document contains the list of subjects that would be tested in the All-India Bar Examination and the weightage ascribed to each of these areas.
The All India Bar Examination shall be structured with multiple-choice questions (that is, the correct answer would have to be marked out in the Optical Mark Recognition (‘OMR’) format answer sheet provided, and no writing of an answer would be required.) These questions will be divided into ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning’ questions, and advocates will be allowed a maximum of three hours and thirty minutes (3 hours 30 minutes) to complete the All India Bar Examination. The emphasis throughout is on assessing an advocate’s understanding of an area of law, rather than on the ability to memorise large texts or rules from different areas of law.
The All India Bar Examination will be ‘open-book’, which means that advocates may bring in any reading materials or study aids that they choose, such as the preparatory materials provided for the All India Bar Examination, textbooks and treatises, and even handwritten notes. Advocates may not bring in any electronic devices, such as laptop computers, mobile phones, or any device equipped with a radio transceiver (such as pagers) at the examination centre.
The results generated after the answer s are corrected will simply state whether an advocate has or has not qualified for practice (that is, whether the advocate has passed or failed the All India Bar Examination); no percentage, percentile, rankings, or absolute marks will be declared.
The preparatory materials shall contain model question papers and an examination guide for the All India Bar Examination; aside from this, model question papers will be available on the website of the Bar Council of India (www.barcouncilofindia.org) from August 16, 2010 onwards. The preparatory materials are being prepared with inputs from well-respected members of legal academia.