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All India Bar Examination (AIBE) for Must for Lawyers(law graduates).


Mode of Application

(i) There is only one mode of application i.e. online which can be accessed by a candidate after registering on the AIBE website by creating a LOGIN ACCOUNT. The Online Application Form can be submitted only between 21th April, 2014 and 25th June, 2014 (11:59 p.m.). The submitted Online Registration Form and other details will be available and accessible in the LOGIN ACCOUNT of the candidate.

(ii) No copies of the filled in Online Application Form or uploaded certificates/documents need to be sent to the BCI Office for candidates applying for AIBE-VII onwards.

(iii) The Hall-Ticket/Admit Card should be accessed/downloaded by the candidate from the personal LOGIN ACCOUNT. The candidate is required to take the printout of the Hall-Ticket / Admit Card to the Examination Hall.

(iv) Candidates applying must visit and carefully read the instructions given on the following link “Instructions & Conditions”

(v) Incomplete application or application in any mode other than online or application after the last date and time shall not be entertained. It shall be the obligation of the candidate to fill the Online Application Form in a timely manner and the Bar Council of India shall not be responsible for the shortcomings in the application process under any circumstances.

(vi) The registration helpline numbers 0120-4253515/16/17/18 would be available from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM only. Our executives will help the candidates for any difficulty faced during registration process.No general queries would be entertained on these numbers.
Other general queries should be done on the Regular Helpline number ie. 011-49225022/23,0120-4217086.

(vii)All general queries about the exam should be sent onaibe.bci@gmail.com Kindly mention your application number for queries related to previous bar exams along with your contact number.

(viii)Candidates are requested to provide their own working mobile numbers during registration as the OTP (One Time Password) would be sent to them to complete the registration process. All other general communication and Result would also be sent on the same registered mobile number.  A mobile number once registered would not be changed. Kindly do not use a single mobile number for more than one registration.

Register Here (AIBE-VII)

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Important Dates (AIBE-VII)



Documents to Be Uploaded during Online Registration

The relevant attested photocopies of the below mentioned certificates/documents are to be uploaded while filling the Online Application Form by all the candidates The attestation should be done catagorically by a Gazette Officer or Notary. Kindly do not send self attested documents. We honour and agree that some of the candidates might themselves be eligible to attest documents but kindly refrain from doing so and get a second party attestation done:

(a) Any govt. photo ID OR Advocate ID Card(ATTESTED COPY REQUIRED)

(b) State Enrollment Certificate OR Intimation Letter (issued by State Bar Council)(ATTESTED COPY REQUIRED)

(c) Passport size photograph  [JPG Format] (Size: between 10 to 50 KB)

(d) Signature of candidate [JPG Format](Size: between 10 to 50 KB)

Additionally the scanned attested copies of the documents to be uploaded by a candidate depending on the applicability are:

(a) Category Certificate (SC/ST/OBC) (NOTARIZED COPY REQUIRED from competent authority)

(b) Disability Certificate (Persons with Disability, P.W.D.)(NOTARIZED COPY REQUIRED)

(c) Any other specific health condition (Doctor’s Certificate)(ATTESTED COPY REQUIRED)


The fees to be remitted while submitting the Online Application Form of AIBE for General/OBC/PWD/SC/ST and other category candidates is Rs.2500/- + Rs. 60 (Bank Charge) excluding the bank charges or additional transaction costs for remitting the fees into the BCI Bank Account.

Mode of Payment

For paying the fees, the candidate will have to download the ‘Bank Challan‘ that will be generated after he/she has successfully registered online , and then make the payment with additional bank charges at any branch of the SBI after 24 hours of registration. After making the requisite payment at the bank, the candidate needs to scan and upload the bank challan and fill-in the details of the Bank Challan i.e date of challan, journal number and branch code (*branch code need not be filled in case payment is made through SBI internet banking) as required at the relevant section of the website by the candidate in the personal LOGIN ACCOUNT.”

It has been four years since the Bar Council Of India started the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) for law graduates and its result has been quite positive. Legal experts are of the view that the AIBE, which is meant to ensure maintenance of standards in the legal profession, is encouraging a lot of students to take study of law more seriously.

Says Biri Singh Sinsinwar, chairman, Bar Council of India, “I feel that now when students take up the study of law seriously now that they know that they cannot practice law in any Indian court until and unless they clear the AIBE. It has certainly raised the standards of legal education in India.”

Held biannually, the AIBE was started when the Supreme Court, during the course of hearing a matter related to the affiliation of a college with the Bar Council of India, expressed concern over the low standards of legal education in India.

The apex court constituted a three-member committee under the chairmanship of senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium which recommended that “qualifying a bar examination should be made a requirement prior to admission to the Bar by all State Bar Councils across the country.”

“Agreeing to the committee’s proposal, the Supreme Court made it mandatory for every law graduate to clear the test before practising law. So today when a student completes his LLB, the first thing he/she needs to do is to get enrolled with the concerned State Bar Council and then apply for AIBE,” says Sinsinwar.

The exam, which is held in 40 cities all across India, covers the same subjects as are prescribed by the Bar Council of India for the three-year and five-year LLB programmes at law schools in the country.

According to Bhoje Gowda, vice-chairman, Bar Council of India, “The purpose is to test the reasoning and analytical ability of a student using multiple choice questions and not the ability to memorise big answers. A student gets four chances to clear the exam. Once a student clears the examination, he/she is awarded Certificate of Practice by the Council.”

But what if a student fails to make it in all four attempts?

Answers Gowda, “In the last four years, we haven’t come across any such situation but the question is under consideration with the officer bearers of the Bar Council Of India,”

Students can get all the details related to the exams from the websitewww.allindiabarexamination.com

Today when a student completes his LLB, the first thing he/she needs to do is to get enrolled with the concerned State Bar Council and then apply for the all india bar exam — Biri Singh Sinsinwar, chairman, bar council of india



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