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The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is a crucial examination for aspiring lawyers in India, conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI). This exam aims to assess the legal knowledge and skills of law graduates, ensuring that they possess the competence needed to practice law in India. The Bar Council of India grants a certificate of practice to candidates who pass the All India Bar Examination. Law graduates who qualify the exam can attend court hearings in any tribunal’s courts and administrative bodies.


The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) was introduced in 2010 with the aim of ensuring that law graduates possess the necessary knowledge and skills to practice law in India. It serves as a regulatory mechanism to uphold professional standards within the legal profession. Over the years, the examination has adapted to the changing legal landscape, incorporating new laws, legal precedents, and ethical considerations relevant to legal practice in India. This evolution helps to ensure that lawyers entering the profession are well-equipped to serve effectively and ethically.


All India Bar Examination can be attended on the below eligibility:

  • Members should hold a law degree (3-Year/5-Year) from a recognised institute of law approved by the Bar Council of India.
  • Should have been registered with their respective State Bar Councils.
  • No upper age limit for appearing in the exam.

Examination Process

The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) feature a combination of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and essay-type questions. These questions cover a wide range of legal subjects, including constitutional law, criminal law, civil law, family law, company law, cyber law, taxation law, taxation law, Intellectual Property laws, professional ethics, and legal reasoning.

AIBE is an open-book exam, allowing candidates to refer to their study materials and legal resources during the test. This format aims to evaluate not just memorization but also the ability to apply legal principles and reasoning to practical scenarios. The exam is conducted offline in various cities across India, with multiple centers to accommodate candidates. Typically, candidates have three and a half hours to complete the examination. This format aims to provide a comprehensive evaluation of candidates’ knowledge, analytical skills, and understanding of legal ethics, essential for practicing law in India.

Suggestions for AIBE Preparation

  • Go through the exam syllabus and pattern thoroughly.
  • Identify bare acts and topics carrying more weightage.
  • Keep track of recent legal developments and case laws.
  • Use correct study material for preparations.
  • Practice with previous year papers.
  • Practice Mock Tests for an effective strategic preparation.


ALC AIBE Coaching Academy is an in- house dedicated platform being offered to the students of ALC for preparation of All India Bar Examination (AIBE) and a testament of its proper guidance has been witnessed largely in the recently declared AIBE XVIII results in which Alumni of ALC have performed well.