AIBE 2023: India Bar Association Exam 17 Registrations Open

May 05, 2023, 16:45 IST

AIBE is an acronym for All India Bar Examination and is conducted by the Bar Council of India or BCI. Since it is a national-level exam, which offers practice certificates to educationally qualified lawyers, applicants need to follow a rigorous preparation habit to pass the exam.

This year it is scheduled to take place during the month of March in 40 different cities in India. Therefore, all the aspirants seeking to get detailed information relating to the registration process. To help all the candidates of AIBE 2023, we have provided all the vital information such as exam pattern, eligibility, syllabus, etc. So, if you are about to appear for the AIBE exam, consider reading this blog till the end to keep a note of all the details to get an upper hand amongst your competitors.

Key Highlights of AIBE 2023

The primary reason for conducting the Bar Council exam is to evaluate the lawyer's ability to practise law in the nation. Therefore, AIBE is designed to establish a minimal standard for practising law and will evaluate skills at a fundamental level. However, before taking the exam it is crucial that aspirants know all the important points set by the BCI.

Name of the exam AIBE
Conducting body BCI
Level of exam National
Frequency Once every year
Eligibility 3-year or 5-year LLB degree
Examination fee Rs. 3500 for General/OBC Rs. 2500 for SC/ST
Examination mode Pen-paper based
Language options

English, Assamese, Gujarati,

Bengali, Hindi, Kashmiri, Kannada,

Konkani, Manipuri, Malayalam,

Marathi, Oriya, Nepali, Punjabi,

Sindhi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu,

Telugu, Bodo, Maithili, Santhali,

and Dogri

No. of exam centres 50+ cities in India
No. of questions 100 MCQs
Exam duration 3 hours and 30 minutes
Marking scheme +1 mark for each right answer. No negative marking.
Helpdesk contact

Phone: +91 - 6263178414, 9555092448, 9555089314,

6352601288, 9555076241,


Official website

AIBE Eligibility Criteria

The official AIBE website clearly explains all the eligibility criteria to take the exam. Additionally, it is crucial that all the aspirants meet the laid down academic requirements for the approval of their application. However, some aspirants may miss taking note of all the eligibility benchmarks. Therefore, the following points provide all the details of the same:

  • Applicants must be Indian citizens.
  • They must have qualified for either a -year or 5-year LLB course from a recognised law institution.
  • The law graduates must have enrolled themselves at a State Bar Council. In addition, they have an enrolment card provided by the state bar Council to their names.
  • No upper age bar is set by the BCI. Moreover, applicants can appear for the exam an endless number of times.

How to Register for AIBE 2023?

The applicants who intend to take the exam are primarily required to enrol themselves before submitting their forms, fees, and supporting documentation. Further, aspirants are advised to carefully go through the guidelines of the Bar Council of India provided on the portal before filling out the form.

The following points elaborate on all the points aspirants need to follow during the application process:


  • By going to the exam's official AIBE website, applicants need to first complete the signup process.
  • Here they need to provide information like their name, parents' names, residential address, educational background, and a few other details.
  • Further, an enrolment number and password are generated, which are sent to the applicant’s mobile number and email address once they enter their information on the web portal and click the save button.

Payment of Fee

  • After the successful registration applicants need to pay the exam fee within 24 hours to proceed with the application process.
  • Candidates in the General and OBC categories need to pay Rs. 3560 in addition to plus Rs. 60 (bank charges)
  • On the other hand, candidates from the SC/ST category have to pay Rs. 2560 with Rs. 60 as bank charges.
  • Only SBI bank challans are accepted to deposit the application fee. Any other payment methods are not considered by the AIBE.

Document Attachment

After making the payment applicants must submit a copy of the following documents as proof of their identity and citizenship:

  • Enrollment certificate
  • Advocate ID card
  • Scanned signature and recent photograph
  • Disability certificate (in case of disability)
  • Category certificate (for SC/ST or OBC)

Form Submission

Further to completing all the steps mentioned above, applicants must take the following steps for submitting their form:

  • They must submit the duly filled form with all the documents to the official AIBE portal.
  • Download and get a print of the application as a reference for future requirements.
  • Applicants must keep a note that the BCI doesn’t accept applications in hard copy.

Syllabus of Bar Council Exam 2023

Knowing the syllabus of any competitive exam is essential to streamline one's preparation and achieve their goal. Similarly, this applies to AIBE exam aspirants.

To help applicants prepare efficiently the council has released the AIBE 2023 syllabus. This includes the number of questions that may be asked from each chapter.

Chapter No. of questions
Constitutional Law 10
Criminal Procedure Code 10
Indian Penal Code 8
Code of Civil Procedure 10
Evidence Act 8
Family Law 8
Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act 4
Public Interest Litigation 4

Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional

Misconduct under Bar Council of India Rules

Administration Law 3
Company Law 2
Cyber Law 2
Environmental Law 2
Labour and Industrial law 4
Law Related to Taxation 4

Law of tort, including Consumer Protection

Law and Motor Vehicle Act


Law of Contract, Property Laws, Specific

Relief, Negotiable Instrument Act

Intellectual Property Laws 2
Land Acquisition Act 2
Total 100


Candidates who pass the AIBE 2023 with a grade higher than the minimum cut-off are awarded the "Certificate in Law" to legally practise their profession. Additionally, those who are granted a ‘Certificate of Practice’ are eligible to practise law in any Indian court. Moreover, the applicants' can get their certificate by visiting their respective State bar council.

AIBE is an important exam that enables lawyers to perform their duties in a court legally. Therefore, it is essential for them to follow a strategic study plan to cover all the topics included in the syllabus and crack the exam on their first attempt. Further, they can also join a reputed coaching institute, which provides guidance from the best faculties. Additionally, coaching helps evaluate their preparation through multiple test series and mock tests.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the maximum number of attempts allowed for the AIBE exam?

Ans. The BCI has not set any limit for the number of attempts to take AIBE. Therefore, aspirants can take the exam as many times as they want.

Q2. Can I appear for the AIBE 2023 if I am in the final year of my college?

Ans. To take the AIBE exam it is necessary to enrol in a respective state bar council. Therefore, you can only appear for the exam once you complete your 3-year or 5-year LLB degree from a recognised university or college.

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