AIBE 2017 – The Bar Council of India (BCI) conducted the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) X on March 26, 2017, in a paper-based mode. The test was held across 40 Indian cities in 08 different languages. The question booklet contained a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and the duration of the test was 3 hours 30 minutes. The date for the result is yet to be announced, however, the advocates appearing for the test can expect the result around the 3rd week of June 2017. The result will be available online and the candidates can access the same from this article by entering their AIBE X registration ID and password. The cutoff score of AIBE 2017 is 40 marks, i.e. the candidates must score at least 40 marks in the test to be eligible for the Certificate of Practice. The candidates qualifying in the test will be issued the Certificate of Practice, which will make them eligible to practice their legal profession in the country. For more details about the AIBE 2017, result, cutoff, Certificate of Practice, etc. read this article.
The schedule for AIBE X has been announced and the candidates are advised to get familiar with the dates. With the help of the AIBE schedule, the candidates will be able to avoid missing deadlines. The table below provides the list of important dates of AIBE 2017.
|1.||Online registration started from||January 16, 2017|
|2.||Issuance of offline application form||January 16, 2017|
|3.||Fee payment through challans commences from||January 17, 2017|
|4.||Last date to register online||March 05, 2017|
|5.||Last date for purchase of offline application form||March 05, 2017|
|6.||Last date for payment of application fee||March 06, 2017|
|7.||Last date to complete the online application form||March 09, 2017|
|8.||Last date to receive offline application forms at BCI Delhi||March 09, 2017 (5:00 PM)|
|9.||Issuance of admit card||March
|10.||Date for examination||March 26, 2017|
General Facts of AIBE-X 2017
The Bar Council of India conducts the ALL India Bar Exam to award the Certificate of Practice to the successful candidates. The candidates qualifying in the exam will be eligible to practice the legal profession in India.
- Name of the Exam – All India Bar Examination
- Commonly known as – AIBE
- Level of Exam – National Level
- Conducting body – Bar Council of India
- Mode of the test – Offline
The eligibility norms for AIBE 2017 are the minimum required criteria that a candidate must have to apply for the test. Before the candidates start with the registration process, they must make sure that they fulfill all the eligibility norms of the test. If the candidates fail to meet any of the eligibility norms, then their candidature will be cancelled in the later admission rounds. It must be noted that the application fee is non-refundable, therefore, the candidates are advised to clearly check the eligibility norms before they apply.
The eligibility norms for the test are given below –
- The candidates must be a citizen of India.
- Only the candidates graduating from the academic year 2009 – 10 onwards are eligible to apply.
- The candidates must have an LLB (5 years or 3 years) degree.
- Must be a registered advocate professional with any State Bar Council.
Instructions for Reserved Category candidates
The candidates applying under the reserved categories are required to follow the steps given below –
Applicants applying under SC/ST/OBC Category – The candidates applying under these categories are required to upload the notarized copy of their ST/SC/OBC certificate in English or Hindi language along with the other required documents during the registration process. If the candidates fail to upload these documents, then they won’t be provided any relaxation on marks.
Applicants applying under Disabled/Physically Challenged category – The candidates with 80% or more disability like blindness and amputated arms will be given 20 minutes extra time than the actual duration of the test. Such candidates are required to upload a notarized copy of their disability certificate to seek extra time in the exam. Also, the candidates are required to carry their disability certificate to the exam hall on the day of the exam.
If the candidates fail to upload their disability certificates during the registration rounds or before the issuance of admit card, then they will not get any extra time in the test.
Once the candidates have checked all the eligibility norms of the test, the candidates can start with the registration process. To registration process will be held in online mode and the candidates can click on the sub-heading above to register. Only the candidates who have submitted the application form before the deadline will be eligible to appear for the test. Also, they are advised to carefully enter all the details. Any error in the application details may lead to cancellation of the candidature. However, the candidates can rectify the errors by emailing the corrections to the exam body along with their registration number.
Check the application procedure for online AIBE 2017 Application Procedure below
- Click on the sub-head above to start with the application processes.
- First, the candidates are required to register for the test by entering email ID, mobile number and personal details.
- Upload the required documents, such as the Photograph, Signature and Enrollment Certificate.
- On successful registration, the Login ID and Password will be sent to the registered email ID and mobile number of the candidates.
- With the provided login credentials, the candidates are required to log in into their accounts and access the application form.
- Take a print out of the E-Challan and make the payment into any of the branches of SBI.
- After making the payment, the candidates are required to enter their Challan details.
- Now, the candidates can access the application form fill in the required details and submit the same.
- The candidates are advised to take a printout of the application form and keep it for future reference.
Application Fee for AIBE 2017
The candidates applying for AIBE 2017 are required to pay a registration fee of Rs. 3500/- (SC/ST: Rs. 2500/-) through an E-Challan. Once the candidates are done with the registration process, the candidates will be able to access the challan. The candidates are required to download and print the challan and pay the fee to any State Bank of India branch. Once the candidates are done with the payment, the candidates are required to login into their AIBE X account and upload the challan and enter journal number, branch code and date of challan.
During the registration process, the candidates can select 3 exam centres according to their preference. The candidates are required to select the names of the test centres according to their preference. The allotment of the test centres will be allotted according to their availability.
As many as 40 Indian cities will host the venues for test centres. The test centre will be mentioned on the admit card of the candidate.
The candidates preparing for the test are advised to check the syllabus for the test so that they prepare accordingly and avoid studying unnecessary topics. The questions for AIBE X will be from 20 different subjects, prescribed by the bar Council of India.
These subjects are divided into 2 categories i.e. I and II. A minimum of 7 questions will be there in Category I while there will be 23 questions in the Category II. For more details on the syllabus of the test, click on the sub-heading above.
The test will be held in an offline mode and the candidates can appear for the test in one of the nine languages, which are: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, and English. There will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions in the question paper and the candidates are required to complete the paper within 3 hours 30 minutes. There is no negative marking in the test.
It is important for the candidates to be familiar with the test pattern as this will help the candidates to understand the structure of the question paper.
The candidates who have successfully submitted the application form before the deadline will be issued the admit card. The admit card is an important document and will furnish the details of the candidates and about the test. On the day of the exam, the candidates are required to carry the hall ticket for AIBE to the exam hall. If they fail to produce the admit card to the invigilator on the day of the test, then they will not be allowed to write the test.
The admit card will be available only in online mode and will furnish the following details –
- Details of the candidates.
- Details of the entrance test.
- Test centre details.
- Instructions related to the test.
With the release of the admit card, the candidates can click on the sub-heading above to download the same.
Around the 3rd week of June, the Bar Council of India will release the result for AIBE X. The result will be available online and the candidates can access the same by clicking on the sub-heading above. To access the result, the candidates are required to enter their Registration ID and Password. The result will furnish the qualifying status of the candidates. These qualifying candidates will be awarded the Certificate of Practice to exercise their legal profession.
AIBE 2017 Cutoff
To clear the All India Bar Examination, the candidates must score a minimum of 40% i.e. 40 marks out of 100. The candidates who are scoring 40 or more will be awarded the Certificate of Practice. The candidates receiving the Certificate of Practice will be eligible to exercise their legal profession.