Registration started for All India Bar Examination (XI) 2018

Published On 12/09/2017

All India Bar Examination (XI) 2018 registration has been started from 1st September by Bar Council of India (BCI).

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All India Bar Examination is conducted with the objective of assessing the capability of advocate who want to practice law in India. AIBE is the qualifying examination to get the “Certificate of Practice” for legal profession. BCI will award the certificate to those candidates who will qualify the offline examination of AIBE. The test is conducted in around 40 cities in India.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates should be an Indian national. Candidates either have passed 3 years or 5 years LL.B. degree from a BCI recognized law school. In order to appear the AIBE, it is must for the law graduates to be enrolled with respective State Bar Council. Candidate must possess an advocate enrolment card issued by State Bar Council.

Application Process:

Candidates can apply AIBE (XI) 2018 through online or offline mode.

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Application Fee:

The fee for SC/ST is Rs. 2560 and fee for General/OBC is Rs. 3560.

·         Payment should be done only through SBI Challan. No other mode of payment will be accepted.

·         Candidates can make the payment after 24 hours of registration.

·         Make sure you keep a print copy of application form for further references.

·         No copies of filled-in application form or any other document are required to be sent to the BCI office

Exam Pattern:

·         The test will be conducted in offline mode.

·         The test will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

·         There will be total 100 questions in AIBE.

·         The examination will carry questions from 20 subjects. These subjects will be divided into category-I and category-II. Each subject of category-I will have 7 questions while Category-II subjects will have 23 questions in total. 23-questions of Part-2 will include questions from at least 5 subjects of Category II.

·         The test is consisting of 2 parts i.e. Part I and Part II. Category I subjects will be included in Part I while category-2 subjects will be included in Part II.

·         AIBE will be conducted in 11 languages and candidates have the choice to take the examination in any one of the languages.

·         Candidates will be provided with 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the examination. Candidates with 80% or more disability will be provided extra time of 20 minutes per hour.

·         No negative marking in the examination therefore, no mark will be deducted for incorrect response.

Category-I (Part-I)

Category-II (Part-II)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Administrative Law

Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act

Company Law

Constitutional Law

Environmental Law

Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments

Family Law

Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code

Human Rights Law

Criminal Procedure

Labour and Industrial Law

Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing

Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law


Principles of Taxation Law


Public International Law

Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates


Property Law


Exam Syllabus:


Number of Questions

Constitutional Law


I.P.C (Indian Penal Code)


Cr. P.C (Criminal Procedure Code)


C.P.C (Code of Civil procedure)


Evidence Act


Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act


Family Law


Public Interest Ligitation


Administrative Law


Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules


Company Law


Environmental Law


Cyber law


Labour + Industrial Law


Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents and Consumer Protection Law


Law Related to Taxation


Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Prop Laws, Spl Contract N.I Ac


Land Acquisition Act


Intellectual Property Laws




Important Dates:

Online Registration begins from: 1 st September 2017

Offline Registration form sales begin from: 1 st September 2017

Bank Payments through challan starts from: 2 nd September 2017

Online Registration and offline form sales closes: 31st October 2017

Last Date for Payment of challan for Online and Offline Application: 4th November 2017

Last date for completion of online form: 8th November 2017

Last date for receiving Offline Application forms at BCI-Delhi: 8th November 2017 (5 P.M)

Online release of Admit Cards for Online and Offline application: 18th November 2017

Date of Examination: 3rd December 2017* 


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