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All India Bar Examination or AIBE 2021 is conducted by Bar Council of India to examine an advocate’s capability to practise the profession of law in India. After qualifying this exam, candidates will be awarded   “Certificate of Practice” for legal profession. The entrance exam of AIBE is designed to assess the analytical skills and understanding law, as a benchmark for admission to practise law.

The Exam will be held on 21st March 2021 for which application form was released on 26th December 2020. It will be conducted in 40 cities in India.

The entrance exam is held in offline mode with an open book exam with multiple choice questions.

AIBE 2021 Important Dates
AIBE 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can check their AIBE 2021 exam dates as listed  below:

Events Dates (Announced)
Commencement of Online registration 26th December 2020
Bank payment through challan starts 26th December 2020
Online registration ends 21st February 2021
Last date for payment 23rd February 2021
Last date for submission of form 26th February 2021
Release of admit card 6th March 2021
Date of examination 21st March 2021
 AIBE 2021 Exam Registration Dates
AIBE 2021 Exam Registration Dates

AIBE 2021 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 December 2020.  The Application Form 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 2021 is as under:

Category Application fee
General/OBC candidates Rs. 3560/-
SC/ST candidates Rs. 2500/-


Events Dates (Tentative)
Online Registration 26th December 2020
Online Registration End Date 21st February 2021
Last Date Of Application Form Submission 26th February 2021
Last Date Of Payment 23rd February 2021
Admit Card  6th March 2021
AIBE 2021 Exam Date 21st March 2021
AIBE 2021 Answer key release Last week of September 2021
The Date for challenging the answer key Within the next 10 working days of answer key release
2021 AIBE XIV final answer key release September last week 2021

AIBE 2021 Exam Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must always check their eligibility for the AIBE 2021 entrance exam.  The applying candidate must be an Indian citizen. There is no age criterion. 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 2021 Entrance Exam Pattern
AIBE 2021 Entrance Exam Pattern

AIBE 2021 Entrance Exam Pattern

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

The questions are in multiple choice question formats. Every correct answer will be of 1 mark.

The breakdown of subject wise distribution of the exam is:

Subjects Marks
Constitutional law 10
Family law 8
Administrative law 3
Environmental law 2
Cyber law 2
Law related to taxation 4
Indian panel code 8
Alternative dispute Redressal including arbitration act 4
Public interest litigation 4
Land acquisition act 2
Labour and industrial laws 4
Intellectual properties law 2
Law of contracts, specific relief, properties laws, negotiable instrument act 8
Law of tort inclusive of motor vehicle act and consumer protection law 5
 Professional ethics and cases of professional misconduct under BCI rules 4
Code of civil procedure 10
Criminal procedure code 10
Evidence act 8
Intellectual properties law 2
Total 100

AIBE 2021 Exam Pattern

Last date for payment: 23rd February 2021

Last date for submission of form: 26th February

Release of admit card: 6th March 2021

Date of examination: 21st March 2021

AIBE 2021 Exam Syllabus

The AIBE 2021 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 2021 Exam Admit Card
AIBE 2021 Exam Admit Card

AIBE 2021 Exam Admit Card will be released on 6th March 2021.

Steps to Download the AIBE 2021 Entrance Exam Admit Card

All applicants can download their admit card through the following steps:

Visit the official website of AIBE 2021 and search for the notification regarding AIBE 2021 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 2021

  • Name of the candidate.
  • Roll number and application number.
  • AIBE XV (15) exam centre address.
  • Important Date and timings of AIBE XV (15) 2021.
  • Reporting time at the exam centre
  • Exam instructions.

AIBE 2021 Entrance Exam Answer Key

The concerned authority will release the provisional AIBE 2021 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 has objections to the answer key, they should register their complaints within ten days of the release of answer key.

The first solution key will be released in the 3rd week of June and the challenging answer key will be opened for 10 days.

The final AIBE 2021 Answer Key will be released on the 4th week of June.
The student can estimate their marks and ensure their performance in the examination with the help of answers.

AIBE 2021 Entrance Exam Results
AIBE 2021 Entrance Exam Results

AIBE 2021 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, and enrolment number and so on. The qualified candidates will be issued certificate of practice after clearing in the results page.

AIBE 2021 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 2021 Cut Off Marks:

Minimum Passing Criteria for AIBE 2021

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 off Details
Minimum passing criteria BCI 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 keys The 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 BCI BCI 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 evaluation Before 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 2021 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 2021 Preparation Strategy
AIBE 2021 Preparation Strategy

AIBE 2021 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 weight age, type of questions, and other features.

It is only through practice that one 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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