AIBE 2020 – Exam Dates, Registration, Admit Card, Results…

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All India Bar Examination examines an advocate’s skills and capability to practice the profession of law in India. The entrance exam of AIBE is designed to assess the analytical skills and understanding law, as a benchmark for admission to practice law as a designated profile.

Once the candidate graduates the entrance exam, he/she will be certified as Certificate of Practice by the Bar Council of India. The applicants can select 11 languages as an attempt for the examination. The entrance exam is an open book exam with multiple choice questions framed. 

Candidates can check their AIBE 2020 exam dates as scheduled below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online registration Start DateLast week of September 2020
Bank payment through Challan starts fromLast week of September 2020
Last date of online registration2nd week of December 2020
Payment Last Date2nd week of December 2020
Form completion Last Date2nd week of December 2020
Admit card release3rd week of December 2020
Exam dateFirst week of January 2021
Final Answer key releaseJanuary 2020
Declaration of Result2nd week of January 2021

AIBE 2020 Exam Application Form 

The instruction booklet or instruction guidelines are made available for all applicants:

All applicants can start filling the application form from last week of September 2020.  The Application From is available online. Candidates should fill their academic, and personal details correctly. 

They have to upload the scanned signature and photos at the time of registration. Self- attested documents need to be uploaded accurately onto the website. All candidates of the reserved section should upload their self-attested category certificate as directed in the application form.

Candidates should take care not to send the hard copy of the Application Form to the Bar Council of India. They are requested to take printouts and keep it till the admission process gets over.

All Application Form Fees can be paid using payments via SBI Bank. It should be noted that the application fee is non-refundable under any circumstance. 

The breakdown of the Application Fee for AIBE 2020 is as under:

CategoryApplication fee
General/OBC candidatesRs. 3560/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 2560/-

AIBE 2020 Exam Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must always check their eligibility for the AIBE 2020 entrance exam.  The applying candidates must be an Indian citizen. There is no age criteria. All applicants must pass a 3 or 5 year Bachelor’s Degree in LLB from any recognized University. Candidates must enrol themselves at the Bar Council of India.

AIBE 2020 Entrance Exam Pattern

The entrance exam will be conducted offline that is through an open book test mode. A total of 3hours and 30 minutes will be allotted to the candidate for completing the exam. The question paper will comprise a total of 100 marks. 

There will be 100 questions set in the question paper. The questions are in multiple choice question format. Every correct answer will be of 1 mark and there is no negative marking.

A breakdown of subject wise distribution of the exam are:

Subjects Marks 
Constitutional law10
Family law8
Administrative law3
Environmental law2
Cyber law2
Law related to taxation4
Indian panel code8
Alternative dispute Redressal including arbitration act4
Public interest litigation4
Land acquisitions act2
Labour and industrial laws4
Intellectual properties law2
Law of contracts, specific relief, properties laws, negotiable instrument act8
Law of tort inclusive of motor vehicle act and consumer protection law5
 Professional ethics and cases of professional misconduct under BCI rules4
Code of civil procedure10
Criminal procedure code10
Evidence act8
Intellectual properties law2

AIBE 2020 Exam Syllabus

The AIBE 2020 exam will be based on the syllabus of Bar Council of India for LLB courses.  Some of the topics for preparation are, evidence act, company laws, Labour and Industrial law, Professional ethics, and cases of professional misconduct under BCI rules, laws related to taxation, intellectual property laws, laws of contracts, land acquisition acts, cyber laws,  environmental laws, public interest litigation laws, criminal procedure code and code of civil procedure among many others.

AIBE 2020 Exam Admit Card

AIBE 2020 is a certificate exam setting benchmarks for practice of law established in India. The AIBE 2020 Exam Admit Card dates are as under:

EventDates (Tentative)
Download of AIBE XV (15) admit cardSecond week of April 2020
AIBE XV (15) 2020 scheduleThird week of April 2020
Declaration of result Fourth week of June 2020

Steps to Download the AIBE Entrance Exam Admit Card

All applicants can download their admit card by following:

Visit the official website of AIBE 2020 and search for the notification regarding AIBE 2020 Admit Card. Press the Admit Card Link. 

Enter your registration number and password. The Admit card opens in a new page. Verify your details and take adequate printouts after downloading the Admit Card.

Important Details on the Admit card of AIBE 2020

  • Name of the candidate.
  • Roll number and application number.
  • AIBE XV (15) exam centre address.
  • Important Date and timings of AIBE XV (15) 2020.
  • Reporting time at the exam centre
  • Exam instructions

AIBE 2020 Entrance Exam Answer Key

The concerned authority will release the provisional AIBE 2020 Answer Key to the applicants via online. This facility helps the candidates to check their answer key and calculate their marks obtained in the entrance exam.

If you or any applicant have objections to the answer key, they should register their complaints within ten days of the release of answer key. After the kind consideration of objections, the related authority will display the final answer key in January 2021.

AIBE 2020 Entrance Exam Results

The results will be published a week after the results have been declared online. The results are available online on the website. The Result page shows their qualifying and non-qualifying status of exams for all candidates. All results will be displayed in the first week of January 2021.

The Scorecard or Result Card will indicate the details such as candidates name, father’s name, mother’s name, roll number, registration number, enrolment number and so on. The qualified candidates will be issued certificate pf practice after clearing in the results page.

AIBE 2020 Entrance Exam Cut Off Marks

The cut off marks are those minimum marks required for a candidate to qualify for the entrance exam. There are several factors affecting the AIBE 2020 Cut Off Marks:

Minimum Passing Criteria for AIBE 2020

Number of candidates reporting discrepancies in Answer Keys

Total discrepancies verified and rectified by BCI (Bar Council of India)

Questions removed from result evaluation.   

Factors affecting AIBE cut offDetails
Minimum passing criteriaBCI has mentioned minimum passing marks for each category as under:General/ OBC category – 40% marks out of total marksSC/ ST category – 35% marks out of total marks
Number of candidates reporting the discrepancies in the answer keysThe more candidates report errors/ discrepancies on the answer keys, the better it will be to cross-check the question paper and hence, corrective measure to be taken by BCI
Total discrepancies rectified by BCIBCI will verify the objections raised by candidates and if the objections are found valid it will take action accordingly
Total questions removed from final result evaluationBefore announcing the results, BCI will publish a clarification on the answer keys mentioning the total number of questions found with errors and hence, removed from final result evaluation

AIBE 2020 Entrance Exam Preparations

The entrance exam set up by the Bar Council of India is mandatory for all law graduates and advocates enrolled with state bar councils after 2010 onwards. This exam is an open book exam which means they can carry their books, notes and study materials for the exam. There is no limit on the attempts for this exam. 

AIBE 2020 Preparation Strategy

It’s important for candidates to know and understand the exam pattern of AIBE. They should be well versed with diverse topics such as subjects, question weightage, type of questions, and other features. 

It is only through practice that once can clear this entrance exam. All law graduates should be proficient in the syllabus and make necessary notes each day. Keeping track of law cases and judgements is beneficial for all law graduates and novice advocates. Candidates should be prepared to undertake further study after this phase of law.


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