All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is a
national-level exam conducted by Bar Council of India (BCI). Through AIBE exam,
BCI evaluates candidates' analytical abilities along with basic understanding
of law subjects to assess whether the provisionally enrolled advocates or fresh law graduates have the aptitude to practice
law in India.
To clear AIBE,
candidates should obtain minimum 40 per cent aggregate if they belong to the
General or Other Backward Class (OBC) category and 35 per cent aggregate if
they belong to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) category.
Candidates should hold a
three- or five-year LLB degree from a recognized institute or university.
However there is no upper or lower age limit to apply for the exam.
BCI awards the Certificate of Practice to candidates who clear the bar exam with the above-mentioned minimum aggregate marks. Those who are not able to clear AIBE remain enrolled with the State Bar Council as provisional advocates and not practicing lawyers. Appearing for the AIBE exam is mandatory for all law graduates.
The mode of Exam
is Offline and is held twice a year. It is a 3hours 30 minutes paper with 100
MCQs. 1 mark is awarded for each right answer and there is no negative marking
in All India Bar Examination.