AIBE 2019: Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Application, Pattern, Admit Card, Results

Exam Date : December 23, 2019
Result Date : December 31, 2019

AIBE exam stands for All India Bar Examination. It is a national level exam meant to test a potential advocate who aspires to practice law. The official notification will be available on the AIBE website generally in the month of June.
Candidates have to clear the prescribed AIBE passing marks to obtain the ‘Certificate of Practice’. As per the prescribed exam syllabus, the questions in the exam will be asked from 19 law subjects. Here are the tips and information to apply and to crack the AIBE exam in 2019.


What is AIBE Exam?

The full form of AIBE Exam is All India Bar Examination (AIBE). AIBE is a National level entrance examination conducted with the objective of assessing the capability of an advocate who wants to practice law in India. Bar Council of India (BCI) has the authority to conduct the All India Bar Examination (AIBE).

AIBE Exam Information

The exam will be conducted in 11 languages and candidates will have to select any one language according to their preference. Candidates clearing AIBE 2019 will be awarded the "Certificate of Practice".

AIBE will be conducted through offline mode i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PPT). Each correct answer will increase the candidate's total score by one. Marks will not be deducted for wrong or unanswered questions. The question paper of All India Bar Exam (AIBE) will comprise of 100 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ's) for a duration of 3 Hours 30 Minutes i.e. 210 Minutes.

The various subjects are Cyber Law, Constitutional Law, Law related to taxation, Family Law, Administrative Law, Indian Penal Code, Land acquisition act, Labour and Industrial law, public interest litigation, Evidence Act, criminal procedure code, etc.

The various important details about the AIBE XIV 2019 exam is as follows:

AIBE Overview
Exam Name All India Bar Examination
Conducting Authority Bar Council of India
Examination Level National
Examination Date December 23, 2019
Course Law
Certificate Certificate of Practice
Exam Mode Offline/ Pen-Paper Based Test (PBT)
Paper Language 11 Languages
Types of Question Multiple Choice Questions (Open Book Exam)
Marking Scheme

1 mark for each correct response

No negative marking

Negative Marking No
Duration of Exam 3 hours 30 minutes (210 minutes)
No. of questions 100

AIBE 2019 Exam Date

Annually the exam is conducted twice. The notification for AIBE XIV 2019 will be probably released by the Bar Council of India in the third week of June and the application will remain open till September. The AIBE exam dates related to various admission processes are:

  • AIBE 2019 Application Form Date: The registration for AIBE XIV will start from last week of June and the portal will be open till the second week of September.

  • AIBE 2019 Admit Card Date: Candidates who have filled the form successfully will be able to download the Admit card for AIBE XIV after the third week of September.

  • Date of Exam: The exam will be conducted in the Fourth week of September.
  • Results: The AIBE XIV 2019 result will be declared in the month of December.

AIBE 2019 Eligibility

Before applying for the AIBE exam, candidates should be aware of the various conditions related to the eligibility as decided by the Bar Council of India (BCI). Inability to meet the eligibility condition can lead to the cancellation of the candidature. The various eligibility conditions are:

  • AIBE 2019 Educational Qualification: To apply for AIBE 2019 exam, candidates need to pass the L.L.B degree of 3 years or 5 years from the institute recognized by the BCI. No percentage cutoff is there to appear for the exam.
  • The candidate must be enrolled in his/her respective State Bar Council and should possess the advocate enrollment card issued by the council.
  • Age and Attempts Limit: There is no age limit to apply for the AIBE 2019 exam and no limit is there on the number of attempts,
  • Nationality: Only Indian Candidates can apply for the AIBE 2019 exam.

Learn more about AIBE Eligibility.

AIBE 2019 Exam Syllabus

Syllabus of AIBE Exam will be available before three months of the examination. Basically, the exam will include 19 subjects of law. Depending upon the weightage, each subject is having a definite number of questions. The constitutional law and criminal procedure code are having the highest number of questions whereas Intellectual property law is having the lowest. The complete question distribution can be seen in the 2019 XIV AIBE Syllabus.

For better clarity about the result, candidates are advised to view the previous year question paper.

How to Apply for AIBE XIV 2019?

The candidate has to keep the required above-mentioned documents handy before starting the filling of the Application form. The candidate can fill the form in the following way:

  • Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria for AIBE 2019 must register on the AIBE exam website.
  • After registration, Candidates will receive a registration number & password which will be generated and shall be sent to their mobile & email ID.
  • The candidates have to log in using the registration number and password received earlier.
  • After logging in fees should be paid either through Challan or through the net banking.
  • After payment and submission of the form, the candidate should get it printed.

AIBE Application Form

AIBE XIV Application Form will be released in the month of June. Eligible candidates can fill the form by visiting the official website of the All India Bar Examination i.e The form can be filled through online mode where the candidate has to first Register himself/herself, then the candidate can complete the remaining process.

The application fee varies for each category. The fees can be paid either through online mode or through Bank Challan. The Application fee for each category is given the table below:

AIBE XIV 2019 Application Fees
Category Fees SBI Charge Total Fees
General 3500 60 3560
OBC 3500 60 3560
SC/ST 2500 60 2560

Documents Required for AIBE Registration

  • An advocate ID card (if issued by State Bar Council)
  • Enrollment Certificate
  • Scanned photo & signature
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

AIBE Exam Pattern

According to AIBE guidelines, Candidates will have 100 multiple choice questions to answer. They will be given 1 mark for every correct answer whereas no marks will be deducted for incorrect answer. AIBE 2019 exam will be conducted via offline mode i.e. pen and paper mode. The total time given to the candidate is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

The exam can be given in 11 languages that include Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. Know more about AIBE Exam Pattern.

AIBE 2019 Admit Card

Candidates who fill the All India Bar Council Exam Application Form successfully can be able to download the 2019 AIBE Admit Card from the official website of AIBE. The Admit card will be available in the third week of September. The admit card will have the candidate's personal details, the AIBE Exam Centre details and the language selected for the exam.

How to Download AIBE Admit card?

For accessing the admit card, candidates need to go on the official website of the AIBE, enter their registration details and click on submit button. After that, candidates need to take the print out of the admit card.

AIBE 2019 Exam Centres

There are 44 AIBE Exam Centres in India distributed across various states. All the Candidates have to come one hour before the AIBE XIV Exam 2019 for documents verification and training session.

Documents Required at the AIBE Exam Centre

The following documents must be carried to the exam centre, otherwise, the candidate will not be allowed inside the examination hall. The documents are:

  • AIBE Admit Card
  • photo ID proof (Adhar card, driving license, PAN card, etc.)

AIBE 2019 Results

Candidates can view the AIBE Result 2019 by visiting the official website of the AIBE 2019. There is no provision of the declaration of the percentage, percentile, rankings, or absolute marks. After the declaration of result, merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks acquired in the test. Category wise rank will also be given in the merit list.

How to download AIBE result 2019?

The results will be declared in the month of December. To view the result of All India Bar Exam on, candidates need to enter the details such as roll number and date of birth. After entering the correct details only candidates can view there result.

AIBE Exam Cutoff

Each year Bar Council of India (BCI) decides the cutoff for AIBE. The candidates who score above the cutoff score will get the "Certificate Of Practice". The cutoff marks vary each year and are different for each category. It normally revolves around 40. This year expected cutoff is:

AIBE 2019 Expected Cutoff
Category Cutoff (Expected)
General 45
OBC 43
SC/ST 40

AIBE Certification

After the declaration of the All India Bar Examination result, candidates who cleared the cutoff will be given the "Certificate Of Practice" from the respective State Bar Council. The certificate will have the signature of the chairman of the Bar Council of India.

How to Prepare for AIBE Exam?

AIBE Exam is an open book exam. That means that the candidates can carry the study materials with them to the Exam hall. It is a different kind of Exam thus requires a different kind of preparation and strategy. The candidates can undertake the following measures:

  • As it is an open book exam, the candidate must improve their analytical skills in order to search the right answer at the right place in the study material.
  • The candidate should try to attempt all the questions as there is no negative marking in the paper.
  • Memorizing the answers is not an option in this exam. The candidate should try to understand the concept.
  • Case study and group discussion is the best way to study for this exam.

AIBE Previous year Question Papers

Solving previous year question paper gives a candidate a kind of live experience of the actual Question paper. Also, it helps him/her to analyze the pattern of the paper and the areas in which the candidate is lacking.

AIBE Mock Test

The Mock/sample test papers of AIBE will help the candidate to analyze his/her speed of doing questions in the exam. Moreover, as a result of solving the mock test, the candidate can become aware of the areas that are taking more time and thus require more practice.

AIBE Study Material

The candidate must be thorough with the LLB syllabus completed during the graduation. Various AIBE reference books are also there which will help the candidate to understand various type of questions that can be there in the exam.

AIBE Coaching Centres

The coaching centres for AIBE are mainly there in Metropolitan cities. These institutes have dedicated faculties who are themselves Lawyers and have practiced Law for years. The various coaching centres are:

  • Sriram law Academy, Chennai
  • IMS Institute, Mumbai
  • Career Shapers Education Forum, New Delhi
  • Pathfinder Education Services, Bhopal

AIBE Guidelines

There are various things that the candidate should keep in mind for the AIBE 2019:

  • Carry a printout of Admit card and a photo ID with you to the exam centre.
  • This is an open book exam, so do carry relevant Study materials with you.
  • Mobile Phones and other electronic gadgets are prohibited in the exam.

AIBE Contact Information

Bar Council of India

21 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area ITO,

Near Bal Bhawan

New Delhi - 110002

Tel - 011-49225022 011-41533681 011-49225023

(Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

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Q. Is there any age limit for the AIBE?

Ans. No there's no age limit for AIBE exam.

Q. Is the AIBA exam compulsory to practice law in India?

Ans. Yes, according to BAR Council of India (BCI) Any law graduate needs to clear AIBE in the two-year window after he/she gets his/her Law degree in order to practice law in India.

Q. I was enrolled as an advocate in the State Bar Council in 2008, will I'll be required to give the exam in order to continue my practice.?

Ans. The candidates who have graduated in Law in and after 2009-10 academic year only need to give this exam.

Q. What is the minimum percentage criteria in graduation in order to appear for AIBE XIV 2019?

Ans. There's no percentage cutoff for graduation required to appear for AIBE XIV 2019.

Q. How many times can I give the AIBE Exam?

Ans. There is no limit on the number of attempt for the exam.

Q. Do BCI provides any learning materials for AIBE?

Ans. Yes, Bar Council of India(BCI) will send you the study material within two weeks of receiving your application.

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