AIBE Application Form 2018

Dec. 4, 2017 1004 Team EC

AIBE Application Form 2018 – The Bar Council of India (BCI) has released the application form of All India Bar Examination (AIBE) XI. The AIBE application form 2018 was available online from September 1, 2017. Advocates registered with any State Bar Council were able to fill the AIBE 2018 application form until October 31, 2017. The AIBE application form 2018 could be filled in seven steps and included registration, selection of exam centre and language of question paper, upload scanned images, payment of application fee and printing of the completed application form. The application fee for the General and Other Backward Class (OBC) Category candidate was Rs. 3560 while the Schedule Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) category applicants were required to pay Rs. 2560. The fee was payable via offline mode only i.e. through challan. Applicants should have submitted the AIBE application fee at State Bank of India (SBI) branch only. The test was held on December 3, 2017, and candidates qualifying the test will be issued Certificate of Practice. With this certificate, applicants will be able to practice their legal profession across the country. Know more about the AIBE application form 2018, dates, steps to fill, payment of fees, etc. from this article.


AIBE application form 2018 dates

The AIBE XI application form was available online from September 1, 2018. With the help of the AIBE important dates, applicants won’t miss any deadline. Check the list of important dates related to the AIBE application form 2018 are as follows

AIBE Application Schedule

S.No. Events AIBE XI application dates
1. Availability of AIBE XI application form September 1, 2017
2. Last date to submit AIBE 2018 application form October 31, 2017
3. AIBE XI will be held on December 3, 2017

Documents required to fill AIBE application form 2018

Before filling the application form of AIBE XI, aspirants must make sure they have the following documents -

  • Advocate ID card (if issued by State Bar Council)
  • Enrollment Certificate
  • Scanned photo & signature
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)
  • A valid email ID
  • A mobile number

Also, applicants are advised to gather all the required details before filling the AIBE application form 2018, such as academic details, Bar enrollment details and list of test cities.

How to fill AIBE application form 2018?

Only the applicants who fulfill all the AIBE eligibility criteria were able to start with the application process. If applicants failed to meet any of the eligibility norms, their candidature will be canceled during subsequent stages of admission. Check the complete steps to fill AIBE application form from the points given below -

Step 1 – AIBE XI Registration: To start with the AIBE application process, advocates were first required to select their state, enter their number, then select the year of enrollment. After this, applicants are required to select on ‘I acknowledge that I am registered with my State Bar Council’ and then click on the ‘Accept’ button. On clicking, the AIBE registration form will appear on the screen and applicants are required to fill the following details -

  • Name: Aspirants are required to enter their name as it appears on the Enrollment Certificate.
  • Gender: Select the Gender
  • Parent’s/Husband’s name: Here, advocates are required to enter the name of their Father, Husband or Mother's name
  • Date of Birth: Select the date of birth
  • Address: Enter the permanent address of the applicant and if required they can enter their correspondence address
  • Email Address: Enter the email address and applicants must keep the ID active for further communication
  • Mobile Number: Just like the email ID, applicants are required to enter their mobile number and keep it active
  • Academic Details: Details such as name of college from where they have obtained their LLB degree, course duration, graduation stream, year of admission and year of passing
  • Other academic profile: If applicants have any other degree other than the Bachelor’s, then they are required to mention it here
  • Enrollment number: Provide the enrollment number as it appears on the Certificate provided by the State Bar Council
  • Enter Category details: Applicants are required to provide the candidate type i.e. Fresh or Repeat, and their category under which they are applying. Also, the applicants with disability are required to click on the options available for scribe and extra time

Step 2 – Select AIBE Exam Centre: Applicants were able to select up to three cities according to their preferences. On the basis of their city preferences, AIBE exam centre was allotted.

Step 3 – Select language of AIBE question paper: Candidates can appear for AIBE XI in 11 different languages. Here, applicants are required to select the language in which they want to appear for AIBE 2018

Step 4 – Upload scanned images: Now applicants are required to scan their photograph, signature, self-attested enrollment certificate and photo ID. Candidates who are appearing under the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) category are required to upload their category certificate and translated category certificate. These scanned images must meet the required specifications which are as follows -

AIBE image specifications 2018

Image Format Size
Scanned photograph JPG/JPEG 10 KB – 50 KB
Signature JPG/JPEG 10 KB – 50 KB
Self Attested Enrollment Certificate JPG/JPEG 50 KB – 500 KB
Self Attested Photo Id JPG/JPEG 50 KB – 500 KB
Category Certificate JPG/JPEG 50 KB – 500 KB
Translated Category Certificate JPG/JPEG 50 KB – 500 KB

Step 5 – Login: After successfully entering all the details and uploading the required details, candidates can submit the form. On successful registration, applicants will receive the AIBE XI registration number, password and OTP on their registered email ID and mobile number. Also, on successful registration, advocates will be directed to the AIBE Login page. With the provided credentials, applicants are required to log in and check the filled in registration details.

Step 6 – Payment of fee: The AIBE application fee can be paid only through challan. Candidates are required to download and print their Challan after logging in to their AIBE accounts. After downloading, candidates were required to visit the nearest SBI branch and pay the amount. The application fee for the General and Other Backward Class (OBC) category candidates was Rs. 3560 while the SC and ST category applicants were required to pay Rs. 2560 . Advocates were advised to make the payment after 24 hours of registration. After successfully paying the application fee, candidates were required to update their challan details.

Step 7 – Printout of AIBE application form 2018: After updating the challan details, candidates were able to view their AIBE XI application form. Download and print the AIBE application form 2018 for future reference. The application form of AIBE will provide various information such as -

  • Registration number
  • Application number
  • Candidate’s name
  • His/her parent’s name
  • Address of residence
  • Enrollment number and name of State Bar Council
  • Exam Centre
  • Choice of language in which they are appearing

AIBE application form 2018 – Important points

Some important points that applicants must remember regarding the AIBE application form 2018 are as follows -

  • Candidates must upload all the necessary documents such as photograph, signature, certificates, etc.
  • The uploaded documents must be self-attested
  • Applicants are not required to send any documents via post
  • After filling all the necessary details in the AIBE XI application form, candidates must download the completed form and keep a copy of it
  • Applicants applying under the reserved category are required to submit the necessary documents to support their reservation

AIBE application form 2018 – FAQs

Q. I have entered wrong information on the AIBE application form. How can I make corrections?

Ans. If applicants have entered wrong information, then they are required to mail the correct details along with their registration number to before the issuance of AIBE admit card 2018.

Q. Can I pay the fee online?

Ans. No, applicants can pay the fee only through challan which they will be able to download during the registration process.

Q. Is the AIBE application fee refundable?

Ans. No, the AIBE XI application fee is non-refundable.

Q. How will I know that I have registered successfully?

Ans. After registering successfully, the registration number, password and OTP will be sent to the email ID and mobile number.


The All India Bar Examination is an open book test where advocates registered under a State Bar Council can apply and appear for the test. AIBE 2018 was held in 11 different languages, which are Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. The test was held in a paper-based mode and there were a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Test takers were allotted 3 hours 30 minutes to complete the examination. The questions comprised 20 different topics as prescribed by the Bar Council of India. The questions were divided into 2 categories - Category I and Category II. The first category included around 7 MCQs while there were 23 questions in the second category. The advocates qualifying the examination will be awarded the ‘Certificate of Practice’.

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