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:


Application form for AIBE (XVI)

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

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

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

  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


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


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:


Guidelines for Rechecking AIBE XV Result

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


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: