(Asst. Professor, NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanun Sansthan, Greater Noida, India)
“Lawyers are like bread, (are best) when they are young and new.”
The All India Bar Examination is conducted every year from 2011 onwards, by the Bar Council of India. Bar Council of India is a statutory body established under the Advocates Act 1961 that regulates the legal practice and legal education in India. It also sets standards for legal education and grants recognition to Universities whose degree in law will serve as a qualification for students to enroll themselves as advocates upon graduation.
As per the notified, All India bar Examination is mandatory for all law students graduating from academic year 2009 -2010 onwards. No advocate enrolled under section-24 of the Advocates act, 1961 shall be entitled to practice under Chapter IV of the Advocates Act, 1961, unless such advocate successfully passes the All India Bar Examination conducted by the Bar Council of India. The Bar Examination shall be mandatory for all law students graduating from the academic year 2009-2010 onwards and enrolled as advocates under Section 24 of the Advocates Act, 1961.
The main objective of All India bar Examination to test the ability of an advocate for practicing the law profession in India. The level of All India bar Examination is very simple, it requires basic knowledge of law and analytical ability in a candidate. It intended to set minimum passing marks for admission to the practice of law in India.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION
- A candidate must have passed 3 years or 5 years law examinations. It must be noted that there is no minimum percentage require in graduation to appear in the All India bar examination only when he/she secured the minimum percentage for graduation & any other requirements for graduation prescribed by the university he/she is studying at.
- Enrolment with the respective State Bar Council is also necessary to appear for the All India bar Examination under section-24 of the Advocate Act, 1961 & will have to submit suitable proof of the enrollment along with the application form for the All India bar Examination.
- REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION
- There is only one mode of registration i.e. online for registration, candidate can visit All India bar Examination website:-
- How to fill Registration form
- A candidate has to fill personal, educational other information. Once details have been filled, candidate has to click on ‘finish’ button.
- After then, registration number and password of candidate’s account will be generated & will be mailed on his/her email id.
- In the next step, candidate has to again log on to the official website of All India bar Examination & click on ‘login’ button on the website.
- Then, he/she has to enter his/her registration number & password there & take a print of the challan copy.
- After then, candidate has to deposit the fee on the said printed challan at any branch of State Bank of India within 24 hours of registration.
- In the final step candidate has to again login to the account & to take a print out of the All India bar Examination application form & to send its hard copy along with other documents to the following address:Bar Council of IndiaITO, Near Bal Bhawan New Delhi-110002
- Mode of payment
- It must be noted that payment is made through challan only which generated after 24 hours of registration in any branch of State Bank of India. It must be noted that no demand draft, online payment or cheque is accepted.
- Admit card
- There is only one mode of getting admit card i.e. online. Candidate has to download his admit card as per the date mentioned on the website: www.allindiabarexamination.com
- EXAM PATTERN OF ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION
- +21 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area
- AIBE is an open book test, study material and notes are allowed, electronic devices like laptops & mobile phones are not allowed.
- The test comprises 100 multiple-choice questions from syllabus prescribed by Bar Council of India for three-year & five-year LLB programmed in India.
- All India bar Examination is on reasoning & analysis & not the ability to memorize large portions of text.
- The preparatory materials are sent to every advocate who help as a guide in preparing for the All India bar Examination & this preparatory material for the All India bar Exam is received approximately two weeks after the Bar Council of India receives the application of the candidate.
- The subjects are chosen from amongst the syllabi prescribed by the Bar Council of India for the three-year and five-year LL.B. programmed at law schools in India (as set out under Schedule I to the Bar Council of India Rules). In choosing subjects, regard has also been had to the subjects tested in bar examinations at various jurisdictions across the world.
- Bar Council of India has changed the syllabus of AIBE 2014. AIBE VII 2014
- Syllabus includes a few new topics other than the previous ones. The new syllabus of AIBE VII covers a total of 19 subjects. The AIBE VII 2014 shall cover these new 19 topics/subjects.
- The subjects are set out below:
|SUBJECT/TOPIC||NO OF QUES.|
|Corporate Social Responsibility||2|
|Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under B.C.I Rules||4|
|ADR + Arbitration Act||4|
|Company law (2013)||4|
|Public International Law||5|
|Labour law + Industrial law||6|
|Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicles Accidents and Consumer Protection Law||6|
|Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property laws, Special Contract N.I Act||15|
PURPOSE OF ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATION
Conducted by the Bar Council of India, the All India Bar Examination is an eligibility exam for any law graduate to be able to practice in law in India. According to the Bar Council of India, the exam is intended to “assess capabilities at a basic level and set a minimum standard for admission to the practice of law; it addresses a candidate’s analytical abilities and basic knowledge of law”. Upon successfully passing the Bar Examination, the candidate becomes entitled to a Certificate of Practice, which is issued by Bar Council of India within 30 days of the date of declaration of results. All students graduating from the academic year 2009-10 onwards need to clear AIBE in order to practice law in India.