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AIBE Entrance Exam

AIBE Entrance Exam

 AIBE Entrance Exam – The objective of The All India Bar Examination (AIBE Entrance Exam) is to examine an advocate’s capability to practice the profession of law in India. The AIBE will assess skills at a basic level, and is intended to set a minimum benchmark for admission to the practice of law; it addresses a candidate’s analytical abilities and understanding basic knowledge of law. 

After passing the examination candidate will be awarded “Certificate of Practice” by the Bar Council of India. 


AIBE conducted in 40 cities all across India. Candidates will have 11 languages to choose for attempting the examination. Examination pattern will be multiple choice question and it will be open book exam. 
Year of AIBE set-up
The notification bringing the All India Bar Examination into force was passed by the Legal Education Committee and the members of the Bar Council of India at duly constituted meetings on April 10, 2010 and April 30, 2010.
AIBE 2021 Eligibility Criteria 
To take AIBE, candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as mentioned below:
  • Education: Candidates should hold a three- or five-year LLB degree from a recognised institute or university
  • Enrollment with State Bar Councils: Candidates should be enrolled as advocates with their respective State Bar Councils, under Section 24 (1) (f) of Advocates Act, 1961
  • Age bar: There is no upper or lower age limit to apply for the exam
Application Fee
  • Rs 3,560 for General/OBC category
  • Rs 2,560 for SC/ST category
AIBE Entrance Exam Pattern
Check the AIBE Entrance Exam 2021 exam pattern from below:
  • Mode of Exam: The exam is offline (OMR) mode.
  • Language: You can choose 11 languages for attempting the examination.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice questions are asked in the examination.
  • Number of Questions: Total of 100 question.
  • Duration of Exam:  3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will 1 mark.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking.


1.Is AIBE Mandatory?
  • Appearing for the AIBE exam is mandatory for all law graduates who have completed their degree in or after 2010. However, advocates who have graduated in the year 2009 or before are exempted from taking the exam to practice law.
2.Can I practice without Aibe?
 Ans – Yes, if you are registered with the state bar council, you can practice law before clearing AIBE.
3. What is minimum passing criteria
BCI has mentioned minimum passing marks for each category as under:
  • General/ OBC category – 40% marks out of total marks
  • SC/ ST category – 35% marks out of total marks.