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  • Application Fee:₹ 3,560
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Bar Council Of India (BCI)

All India Bar Examination (AIBE) 18 Exam: Latest Updates & Information

Updated On - November 09 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

The Bar Council of India (BCI) help desk has stated that the registration for AIBE 18 exam is likely to begin next month. The registration date, along with the exam date and syllabus, will be announced on the official website allindiabarexamination.com. AIBE is a national-level entrance exam. Those applicants who will clear this exam will be awarded the "Certificate of Practice" by the BCI. This exam aims to test an advocate's capability to practice the Law profession in India hence, addressing the analytical abilities and basic understanding of Law. The exam will be conducted in offline( pen-paper mode) in 4 cities across India. Besides this, candidates can choose among 11 languages for attempting the examination. The applicants can go through the complete article to know all about AIBE 2023 Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Counselling, etc.

AIBE 18 Latest Updates

The All India Bar Examination XVIII (AIBE 18) has been rescheduled to December 10, 2023, due to a clash with other exams. Here are the key details:

  • AIBE 18 Exam Date: The AIBE 18 exam will now take place on December 10, 2023.
  • Registration Deadline: The registration deadline for AIBE 18 has been extended, and candidates can submit their application forms until November 16.
  • Reason for Rescheduling: The rescheduling was necessary because the original exam date clashed with the Common Law Admission Test - PG (CLAT 2024) and MP State Judicial PT, leading to concerns from students.
  • Clash with AILET 2024: However, the new AIBE 18 exam date now coincides with the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET 2024), which is conducted by the National Law University for admission into its BA LLB (Hons), LLM, and PhD programs.

AIBE 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the essential information of AIBE 2023 from the below table:

AIBE 2024 StatusAnnounced

AIBE 2023-24 Dates 

Applicants can check here all the important AIBE 2023-24 dates for the application form in the given table below:

AIBE 18 schedule: The Bar Council of India has also revised the AIBE 18 schedule. Candidates can apply for the exam on the official website, allindiabarexamination.com.
AIBE 18 schedule



Online registration and payment begins

August 16

Registration last date

November 16

Last date of payments

November 17

Correction window closes on

November 19

Admit card release date

December 1 to 5

Exam date

December 10


AIBE 2023 Application Form

The candidates need to have all the important information regarding the AIBE application form 2023. They must also fill out and submit the application form on time. Details on the AIBE Registration Form 2023 are given as follows: 
  • The application form for the examination has been available online on the official website of the Bar Council of India.
  • Applicants can fill the application form from the 26 December 2020 for XVI. 
  • Also, personal and academic details must be filled very carefully.
  • The applicants must keep a printout of the application form for further admission process.
  • They must provide the valid email id and contact number as this information will be used by the authority for future communication.
  • Applicants from SC/ST category must upload a self-attested copy of their SC/ST certificate in English or Hindi language along with the other required documents. 
  • Besides this, if SC/ST certificate is not uploaded during the registration process no relaxation on fee will be provided.
  • Furthermore, applicants will be required to submit the required application fee amount along with the online submission of the application form.
  • No documents must be sent through the post.

AIBE 2023 Application Fee 

Applicants can pay the application fee through online mode.

AIBE 2023 Examination Fee
 General/OBC Rs 3560
 SC/ST Rs 2560

AIBE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must carefully read the AIBE eligibility criteria details and ensure their eligibility before filling the application form of AIBE 2020 (XV). The eligibility criteria details are given hereby:
  • The applicants must have completed their graduation (3 years) or 5 year LLB program from a recognized institute.
  • Also, applicants who have completed their bachelor’s degrees before 2009-2010 will not have to appear for the AIBE exam.
  • They also have to enroll themselves with the State Bar Council.
Additional instructions for candidates under SC/ST Category 
  • In case any candidate has applied under the concession of SC/ST and does not provide valid documents, then their candidature will be rejected and the registration amount will not be refunded.
  • Such candidates will have to apply again.
Additional Instructions for disabled/physically challenged candidates 
  • Applicants having 50% or more disability under a specific category such as amputated arms, blindness will be provided 20 minutes extra time per hour. 
  • Such applicants will have to upload a self-attested copy of their disability certificate.
Additional Instructions for candidates with illness/special needs 
  • Applicants who are suffering from any illness for which special attention needs to be paid must inform the same through e-mail ([email protected]).
  • They will have to carry a certified copy from the doctor on the exam day. 
  • In case such information is not provided during the registration process or before the admit card is released, no special facility will be provided.

AIBE 2023 Admit Card

The Bar Council of India issues the AIBE 2023 admit card online on its portal to the candidates who will apply for the exam.

  • To download the Hall Ticket the applicants will have to enter their login credentials.
  • It is a mandatory document to be carried to the examination hall as without entry would not be possible to the hall.
  • Candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned in the admit card like candidates name, roll number, examination day and time, enrollment number, etc, before appearing in the examination.
  • Also, one must carry the original id along with the Admission Ticket for verification purposes.

AIBE 2023 Exam Pattern

Aspirants can check the AIBE 2023 Exam Pattern below:

AIBE 2023 Exam Scheme
Exam ModeOffline pen and paper mode as an open book exam.
Number of SectionsThere will be 2 sections in AIBE 2020 exam.
Questions TypeMultiple-choice questions
Exam TypeOpen book examination
Total Marks100 Marks
Duration of Exam 210 Minutes

Question Paper will in 11 languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Odiya, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, English, Telegu.)

Candidates can check the subject-wise marks distribution of the AIBE exam from the following table:

AIBE 2023 Subject-Wise Marks Distribution
Constitutional law10
Family law8
Administrative law3
Environmental law2
Law related to taxation4
Indian panel code8
Alternative dispute Redressal including arbitration act4
Public interest litigation4
Land acquisitions act2
Labour and industrial laws4
Intellectual properties law2
Law of contract, specific relief, properties laws, negotiable instrument act8
Law of a tort, including the motor vehicle act and consumer protection law5
 Professional ethics and cases of professional misconduct under BCI rules4
Code of civil procedure10
Criminal procedure code10
Evidence act8
Intellectual properties law2

AIBE 2023 Syllabus

The AIBE 2023 Syllabus consists of below topics:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Intellectual Property Laws
  • I.P.C (Indian Penal Code)
  • Land Acquisition Act
  • 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 Litigation
  • Administrative Law 
  • Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules
  • Company Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Labour & Industrial Laws
  • Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law 
  • Law related to Taxation
  • Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act

AIBE 2023 Test Centers

The AIBE 2023 exam is conducted at 44 exam centers. Applicants may choose the exam centers as per the availability and preference. Below is the list of the exam centers of AIBE exam:

  1. Agartala
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Allahabad
  4. Amritsar
  5. Aurangabad
  6. Bangalore
  7. Bhopal
  8. Bhubaneswar
  9. Bilaspur
  10. Bokaro
  11. Chandigarh
  12. Imphal
  13. Jabalpur
  14. Jaipur
  15. Pune
  16. Rudrapur
  17. Rajkot
  18. Jammu
  19. Jodhpur
  20. Sawantwadi (Panaji center changed)
  21. Kolkata
  22. Lucknow
  23. Mumbai
  24. Nagpur
  25. Nanded
  26. Noida
  27. Patna
  28. Raipur
  29. Ranchi
  30. Shillong
  31. Shimla
  32. Surat
  33. Trichy
  34. Visakhapatnam
  35. Chennai
  36. Cochin
  37. Coimbatore
  38. Dehradun
  39. New Delhi
  40. Dharwad
  41. Hisar
  42. Gurgaon
  43. Guwahati
  44. Hyderabad

AIBE 2023 Answer Key

The AIBE exam conducting body will release a provisional AIBE 2023 answer key in online mode. Applicants can check the answer key through the official website. With the help of an answer key, candidates can calculate their expected marks that he/she might obtain in the examination.

Authority will also accept the complaints within ten days of the release of the answer key if any candidate has objection in the answer key. After considering all the objections, the authority will release the final answer key in January 2023.

AIBE 2023 Result

AIBE 2023 Result will be declared on the official website of the Bar Council of India.

  • The candidates who will appear for the exam can check their result on the portal of the Bar Council.
  • Based on the of AIBE, the aspirants will get to know their marks and their status.
  • Candidates not satisfied with their results have a facility to re-check their results. However, their result can only be checked after proper form filling and doing all the formalities. In no case, candidates will be allowed to take along the answer sheet or the photocopy of the same.
  • Re-checking requests will be accepted on payment of Rs 200/-.
  • For General/OBC categories passing marks is 37 whereas for SC/ST category candidates its 32 marks.

AIBE 2023 Cut Off

With the declaration of result and final answer key, BCI also releases the minimum marks as required by the candidate to pass the test. Candidates can check previous year cut off marks below to get an idea on AIBE cut off:

AIBE 2023 Cut Off
CategoryCut off (in %)Cut off marks
General / OBC40%37 and above
SC / ST35%32 and above

AIBE 2023 Highlights

The AIBE 2023 summary can be checked below in the table:

AIBE 2023 Basic Details
Exam NameAll India Bar Examination
Conducting BodyBCI (Bar Council of India)
Level of ExamNational Year
FrequencyOnce a Year
ResultClick Here
AIBE Official websitehttp://allindiabarexamination.com/

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AIBE Important Dates

AIBE 18 Form Date16 Aug - 16 Nov 2023
Admit card01 Dec - 05 Dec 2023
AIBE 2023 Exam Date10 Dec 2023
AIBE 18 Result15 Jan - 31 Jan 2024

All India Bar Examination Exam Pattern

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3 hours 30 minutes

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Form Start Date:

16 Aug 2023

Form End Date:

16 Nov 2023

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