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AIBE XVII Exam Pattern 2023: Understanding the Test Structure

Updated On - April 26 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

AIBE XV Exam Pattern 2023 has been published online by the Indian Bar Council. The AIBE 2023 exam pattern focuses on the basic structure of the test. According to the AIBE XV (15) governing bodies, there will be an open book review, which contains 100 objective style questions and focuses primarily on evaluating the analytical skills of the applicant and knowing the basic knowledge of the law. The entire AIBE test will take 3 hours and 30 minutes, i.e. 210 minutes of time. Applicants can consult more details on the comprehensive AIBE XV Exam Pattern 2023 and other relevant examination details in this article.

AIBE 2023 Exam Pattern

The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) 2023 exam pattern specifies the paper question specifics, such as the form of questions, subjects, weighting, and marking scheme of the examination. AIBE (XV) 15th Academic Session of 2023-23 will be held by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The entrance examination is performed in a pen-paper-based test mode. AIBE 2023 is an open book study, and the question paper's questions are primarily knowledge-based and thinking skills problems. Candidates can check the important highlights of the AIBE 2023 exam pattern from the table given below:

AIBE Exam Pattern

Mode of Examination

Offline i.e. Pen-Based Test

Language Options


Type of Examination

Open Book

Duration of Examination

3 hours 30 minutes

Type of Questions


Total Number of Questions


Total Marks


Negative Marking


AIBE Test Paper Languages

Language - AIBE XV entrance exam will be conducted in 11 different languages. Candidates will have to select the language at the time of filling the AIBE XV Application form. Given below is the list of languages opted in the AIBE exam:
  1. English
  2. Hindi
  3. Telugu
  4. Tamil
  5. Kannada
  6. Marathi
  7. Bengali
  8. Gujarati
  9. Oriya
  10. Assamese
  11. Punjabi

AIBE 2023 Syllabus

In addition to the test template, the conducting authorities have also recommended the AIBE XV exam syllabus, which will frame the examination question paper. Questions from different legal subjects and topics are typically asked in the AIBE test. The following subjects/topics are included in AIBE XV (15) syllabus:

AIBE 2023 Syllabus

Constitutional Law

I.P.C (Indian Penal Code)

Cr.P.C (Criminal Procedure Code) and C.P.C (Code of Civil Procedure)

Evidence Act

Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act

Family Law

Administrative Law

Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules

Company Law

Cyber Law

Labour & Industrial Laws

Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law

Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act

Land Acquisition Act

Intellectual Property Laws

Law related to Taxation

Environmental Law

Public Interest Litigation

AIBE Preparation Tips

Candidates must opt for some tips & tricks which will help them while preparing for AIBE. Given below are important preparation Tips for the AIBE exam. For AIBE 2023, here are some important details and tips to keep in mind. This will ensure that you have an easy time sitting in the exam hall and are confident in solving the questions.

1. Beginning with AIBE you will no longer be able to take notes, prints, or anything other than Bare Acts inside the AIBE testing hall. Therefore, be sure to purchase Bare Act books that you can import.

2. There are 100 multiple choice questions in AIBE. No negative tagging. So make sure you do not leave any questions unanswered.

3. Pass AIBE if you get 40% marks in the standard phase and 35% marks in the SC / ST category. That is, standard candidates should receive 40 out of 100 questions correctly. And SC / ST should get 35 out of 100 direct answers.

4. After the test, you pass or fail. Bar Council does not indicate the exact marks you receive.

5. The questions in AIBE are not very difficult. They are challenging, but you can easily solve them.

6. You do not need AIBE legal notes. Just focus on Empty Actions. Also, with the topic of the syllabus be sure to focus on the rules and regulations of some landmark case.

7. If you are reading Bare Acts and the syllabus lessons listed for a few months, you are ready to go. Also, you will have Bare Act documents during the trial. So, it's easy.

8. Read the questions carefully. Many of them can be solved by simply reading the question and viewing the Bare Act reference page for that question. Really. Read the question. With a little language and facts, you will know what the title says. Now, open that reference page for the Bare Act book, and it should help you solve the question. If you need to dive hard, go quickly to that Article or section using the page number specified in the index.

9. Personal Experience: Since this is not a competitive / professional test, people are usually friendly inside the hall. I don't know about other provinces or test halls or anything like that. But while I was writing the exams, the students sitting next to me gave me books that I did not have, etc. So, overall, it was easy to solve the questions.

10. There are 100 questions, but if your understanding of the language (English or your native language) is good, you can resolve it soon and you will have enough time to re-examine it.

11. Again, however, do not leave any questions unanswered. Remember, there is no negative marking!


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