Commencing from August 16, 2023, at 5 PM, the registration process for AIBE 18 in 2023 has been initiated by the Bar Council of India (BCI). Aspiring candidates are welcome to submit their applications for AIBE XVIII until September 30, 2023, through the official website – allindiabarexamination.com.
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AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24
AIBE XVIII (18) for the year 2023-24 will be conducted offline on a national scale. Individuals who have graduated in law and are registered with any state bar council, but have yet to clear the Bar examination, are eligible to participate. The online application process for AIBE 18 is set to commence today. The scheduled date for the AIBE 18 examination is October 29, 2023. AIBE 18 serves as a test to assess the fundamental legal knowledge and aptitude of law graduates. The syllabus for AIBE 2023-24 will encompass inquiries pertaining to diverse legal principles, concepts, and jurisprudence.
What is AIBE?
The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is a certification exam conducted twice a year by the Bar Council of India (BCI). AIBE exam sets the standard for law graduates looking to practice law in India. Those who clear the AIBE exam are awarded Certificate of Practice (CoP, making them eligible for practising law in India.
AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 – Overview
|Name of the exam||All India Bar Examination|
|Short name||AIBE 18|
|Conducting body||Bar Council of India (BCI)|
|Frequency of exam||Twice a year|
|Purpose of exam||Allowing candidates practice law in India|
|Exam mode||Offline, Test centre based, across the country|
AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 Schedule
|Release of AIBE 18 application form||August 16, 2023|
|Last date to apply||September 30, 2023|
|Last date of payments through online mode for AIBE XVIII||September 30, 2023|
|Application form correction last date||October 10, 2023|
|Release of AIBE XVIII admit card||October 20, 2023|
|AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 exam date||October 29, 2023|
|AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 result||To be notified|
The Bar Council of India (BCI) prescribes the AIBE 2023 eligibility criteria for candidates looking to appear for the examination. The AIBE XVIII (18) eligibility criteria are as follows.
Educational Qualification – Graduation in Law (3-year LLB and 5-year LLB) from a university recognised by the Bar Council of India.
Age limit – There is no age restriction for appearing in AIBE exam.
Enrollment certificate requirement – Law graduates must have a valid enrollment certificate. They are required to clear the AIBE exam within 2 years of enrollment at any of the state bar councils.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has released the AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 application form on August 16, 2023. The application form for AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 will be available in online mode, on the official website of the council – allindiabarexamination.com. Eligible candidates can register and fill out the application form of AIBE 18 2023-24. The AIBE 18 2023-24 registration fee is Rs. 3000 for all candidates. The last date to apply is September 30, 2023.
AIBE XVIII (18) Exam Centre 2023-24
The council conducts the AIBE exam in 50 cities across the country. Candidates can select three exam centres of their choice while filling up the application form. The exam centres are allotted on the basis of candidate’s preference and availability of seats in preferred centres. Here is the complete list of exam cities for AIBE 18 exam.
|Maharashtra & Goa||Aurangabad|
|New Delhi||New Delhi (NCR)|
|Punjab & Haryana||Amritsar|
AIBE XVIII (18) Syllabus 2023-24
The council has prescribed the syllabus for AIBE exam. The syllabus of AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 consists of 19 topics/subjects on Law. These subjects are common Law subjects of LLB (5-year LLB and 3-year LLB Programme). A total of 100 multiple choice type questions are asked from AIBE syllabus as mentioned below.
|Sl No||Topic/Subject||No of Questions|
|2||I.P.C (Indian Penal Code)||8|
|3||Cr.P.C (Criminal Procedure Code)||10|
|4||C.P.C (Code of Civil Procedure)||10|
|6||Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act||4|
|8||Public Interest Litigation||4|
|10||Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules||4|
|14||Labour and Industrial Laws||4|
|15||Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law||5|
|16||Law related to Taxation||4|
|17||Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act||8|
|18||Land Acquisition Act||2|
|19||Intellectual Property Laws||2|
AIBE XVIII (18) Exam Pattern 2023-24
The offline based AIBE exam will have 100 objective type questions. There is no negative marking in the exam. Also, as per the AIBE exam pattern released by the council, the AIBE is not an open-book exam. However, candidates are allowed to carry Bare Acts without notes. Here, the AIBE exam details are mentioned in the table below.
AIBE Exam Pattern 2023-24
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Type of Examination||Certification based|
|Duration of Examination||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Type of Questions||Objective-type questions|
|Total Number of Questions||100|