Exam Date


Application Date

2020-12-26 to 2021-03-26

Result Date

Exam Description

AIBE (All India Bar Examination)

AIBE is a national-level study undertaken by the Bar Council of India to determine whether the right to practice law is available to provisionally licensed advocates or new law graduates. The exam is an open book examination that tests the analytical capabilities of applicants along with a basic understanding of law topics. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the AIBE's organising body. This exam is administered by BCI to determine whether a law graduate has the necessary skills to practise law in the country. When the Legal Education Committee and BCI members passed a notification regarding the examination in 2010, it became known as the All India Bar Examination (AIBE).

Registration for AIBE XVI has been extended until June 15. Due to the spread of the coronavirus across the country, the exam scheduled for May 30 has been postponed indefinitely. The revised date has yet to be announced on the official website or communicated to the candidates. The Certificate of Practice for AIBE XV will be released after July 2021, according to the official statement. The All India Bar Examination, abbreviated as AIBE, is a national-level entrance exam administered by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The purpose of the All India Bar Examination is to test the capacity of advocates who wish to practise law in India. BCI administers the exam twice a year.


Entrance Exam Highlights



Organized by



University Level Exam


Once a year

Official Website

Mode of Registration


Exam Mode


Total Questions

100 Questions

Negative marking




Exam pattern

Multiple choices based questions

Score Validity

6 months


Important Dates for AIBE XVI:



Availability of online registration window

26 December 2020

Last date of online application form submission

22 March 2021

Availability of AIBE XVI admit card

10 April 2021

AIBE XVI exam date

25 April 2021

Release of AIBE answer keys

To Be Announced

Filing objections on the answer keys 

To Be Announced 

* The Council reserves the right, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, to extend the said review date.


Eligibility Criteria for AIBE

In order to take AIBE, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements as stated below:

  • Applicants with a three-year or five-year LLB degree are required to join the AIBE programme.
  • Pursuant to Section 24(1)(f) of the Advocates Act, 1961, all applicants must be registered as advocates with their respective State Bar Council.
  • For students taking the test, there is no upper age limit or lower age limit.


Application form for AIBE (XVI)

Phase 1 - AIBE (XVI) 15 Online Registration (XVI)

For online registration, candidates need to enter the following details:

  • Advocate ID Card
  • Enrollment certificate
  • Scanned photo and signature
  • Category certificate
  • Disability certificate 

Phase 2 - Filling up the application form

Phase 3 - Upload Documents






10KB- 50KB




Self-Attested Enrollment Certificate 



Self-Attested Photo Id



Phase 4 - Pick Language Test & Test Center

  • Next, aspirants need to fill in details such as Candidate type (Fresh or Repeat student), Category (General/OBC/SC/ST) and also mention if they have any disability.
  • Furthermore, for the list of 44 test cities, candidates need to send three preferences.
  • Aspirants will need to pick the language of the AIBE question paper from the
  1. Assamese
  2. Bengali
  3. English
  4. Gujarati
  5. Hindi
  6. Kannada
  7. Marathi
  8. Oriya
  9. Punjabi
  10. Tamil
  11. Telugu

Phase 5 - Application Fee Payment 


Application Fee (in INR)

All categories i.e. General/OBC/Gen-PWD/OBC-PWD

Rs. 3,560 (including Rs. 60 bank charges)

SC/ST/SC-PWD/ST-PWD categories

Rs. 2,560 (including Rs.60 bank charges)

Phase 6: Fee Payment Status and Uploading Challan

Phase 7: Application form submission 


Exam Pattern for AIBE XVI



Exam mode

Paper-Based Test

Exam duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Test medium

11 languages


19 law subjects

Total questions

100 questions

Type of questions

Multiple choices based questions

Marking Scheme

One marks per question

No negative marking in case of wrong attempts


AIBE 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for AIBE 2021 is expected to be distributed in May. Candidates can get their AIBE to admit card by entering their registration ID and date of birth on the exam's official website.

Candidates must bring their admit card and a valid picture ID to the exam location on the day of the entrance exam. Candidates who do not have an AIBE hall ticket or evidence of identification will be denied entry to the exam centre.


Steps to Download AIBE 2021 Admit Card

  • Candidates can download the AIBE 2021 admit card by following these simple steps:
  • Visit the AIBE 2021 official website.
  • Select AIBE 2021 Admit Card from the drop-down menu.
  • Click the "Submit" button after entering your AIBE 2021 credentials, such as your Registration Number and Date of Birth.
  • In a new window, the AIBE 2021 admit card will display on the computer screen.
  • Check all of the information on the AIBE 2021 admit card.
  • Save and print two copies of the AIBE 2021 admissions card for future reference.


AIBE 2021 Answer Key

After the exam, the BCI will post the AIBE 2021 answer key online. By clicking on the appropriate link, applicants will be able to get the solution key for their set code. The answer key will be provided in pdf format and will include all of the solutions to the AIBE 2021 questions.

Candidates can calculate their predicted scores and examine their overall performance in the entrance exam using the AIBE XVI answer key. The correct answers to all of the questions given in the entrance exam will be listed in the AIBE answer key 2021. Test takers will be able to compare their answers to those provided in the AIBE 2021 answer key by cross-checking the answer key.


Steps to Check AIBE 2021 Answer Key

  • Candidates can acquire the AIBE 2021 answer key by following the simple steps below:
  • Go to the top of this page or go to the official AIBE website at
  • Select the link AIBE 2021 Answer Key from the drop-down menu.
  • Candidates will be presented with the AIBE 2021 answer key in PDF format.
  • To compare the available responses to the exam responses, download the AIBE 2021 answer key.
  • Examine the AIBE 20201 answer key to see whether any of the responses are incorrect.
  • By emailing the Bar Council of India (BCI) at, you can report any incorrect responses.


AIBE XV Result

The Bar Council of India has released the AIBE XV 2020 results. It contains all of the candidates' information, including their names, qualifications, and scores. The Certificate of Practice for AIBE XV will be released after July 2021, according to the official statement.


Steps to Check AIBE Result

The candidates can receive their AIBE 2020 result on the official website by following the steps below:

  • To reach the AIBE official website, go to or use the direct URL provided above.
  • Under the “New Notification” area, look for the “AIBE Result 2020” or “AIBE XV 2020 Result” link.
  • Fill in your AIBE XV Roll Number and Date of Birth in the appropriate text boxes, then click "Submit."
  • On the computer/tablet/mobile screen, the AIBE 2020 result sheet will be presented.


Guidelines for Rechecking AIBE XV Result

The following are the instructions for rechecking the AIBE XV 2020 result:

  • Candidates will receive information regarding rechecking their results within 7 working days of receiving their application for evaluation.
  • Those who wish to see their answer sheets must reserve a time slot and arrive at the Bar Council of India according to the timetable.
  • The candidate will not receive a Xerox of the answer sheet or the answer key.
  • Candidates must submit a completed rechecking application in the specified format, together with a DD for Rs.200 payable to the Bar Council of India in New Delhi.


Sectional Weightage for AIBE XVI

Weighted from the topics will be the question paper containing 100 MCQs as below:

Subject Questions per subject
Constitutional Law 10
Indian Penal Code 8
Criminal Procedure Code 10
Code of Civil Procedure 10
Evidence Act 8
Alternate Dispute Redressal Including Arbitration Act 4
Family Law 8
Public Interest Litigation 4
Administrative Law 3
Under BCI law, professional integrity and cases of professional misconduct 4
Company Law 2
Environmental Law 2
Cyber Law 2
Labour and Industrial Laws 4
The Motor Vehicles Act and Consumer Rights Law, including the Law of Tort 5
Contract Rule, Clear Relief, Land Rules, Negotiable Instrument Act 8
Law-Related Taxation  4
Land Acquisition Act 2
Intellectual Property Law 2
Total 100


Cutoff Marks for AIBE XV

The cut off marks for AIBE 14 after elimination of incorrect questions are as follows:


AIBE Cut off

Pass Criteria

General and OBC category

36 marks

40% of total marks i.e. 91 marks

Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST)

31 marks

35% of total marks i.e. 91 marks


Factors affecting AIBE cut off

The reasons/factors influencing the cut off marks are listed below as per the cut off analysis of the past years:

  • Minimum passing criteria for AIBE
  • Number of candidates reporting the discrepancies in the answer keys
  • Total discrepancies verified and rectified by BCI
  • Questions removed from result evaluation