AIBE (All India Bar Examination) for Lawyers

The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) was conducted for the first time on December 5, 2010, by the Bar Council of India. The exam aims to assess a lawyer's capabilities to practice law in India and intends to set a minimum standard for admission to the practice of law in India, it addresses a candidate’s analytical abilities and basic knowledge of law.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) awards a "Certificate of Practice" to advocates who clear the AIBE. The certificate will be mailed to the advocate's address within 30 days of the declaration of the AIBE results.

All students graduating from academic year 2009-10 onwards have had to clear the exam to practice law in India. There is no limit to the number of times you can appear for the All India Bar Examination.

In the event of not clearing the All India Bar Examination in the first attempt, you can appear for it the next time and clear it to obtain your Certificate of Practice. You can apply to take the All India Bar Examination only after you have enrolled as an advocate with a State Bar Council. There is no limit on the number of times an advocate can appear for the AIBE.

There are no benefits available for advocates in the SC/ST category who are attempting the All India Bar Examination.


















AIBE 2016 Exam Dates

Latest important dates for AIBE IX which will be held on 6 March, 2016:



Online registration

2 Sep - 12 Nov, 2015

Offline form sale begins

4 Sep, 2015

Bank payment through challan starts

4 Sep, 2015

End of online registration & sale of offline forms

12 Nov, 2015

Last date to pay challan

16 Feb, 2016

Last date to complete AIBE online application form

16 Feb, 2016

Last day to receive offline forms at BCI, Delhi

16 Feb, 2016

AIBE admit card available for download

27 Feb, 2016

AIBE IX Exam Date

6 March, 2016

AIBE (9th) 2016 results

April 2016

AIBE 2016 Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to appear for AIBE, candidates need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • You must clear LL.B.
  • You must be enrolled with any State Bar Council

Detailed info on AIBE eligibility criteria page.

AIBE 2016 Application Fees

The application fee for both first-time (fresh) and repeat candidates is Rs. 2500 (plus Rs.60 SBI bank surcharge.)

AIBE 2015 Application Procedure

1. You can only register online for the 9th AIBE  at
2. After registering, candidates have to log in to their respective accounts.
3. Get a print out of the "bank challan" after logging in to your account.
4. Fill in the bank challan and submit it along with the application fee at the nearest branch of State Bank of India (SBI). It takes approximately 24 hours for a candidate's registration to be effective, so make payment only a day after registering.
5. Wait to get the payment acknowledgement (it takes approximately 12-24 hours). Then proceed to see your registration details by logging into your registration account.
6. Now click on the "Upload Challan and Details" button and upload your copy of challan (jpg/ jpeg image) that has the bank seal and signature and also update your challan details into your account (journal number, branch code, date of challan)
7. Now click on the "Application Form" button and take a printout of the filled out form (for your own reference.)

AIBE 2016 Exam Paper Format

The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) will be an open book test. This means that the candidates may bring any reading material or study aid that they choose. Get complete details about the exam format on the AIBE 2016 Exam Pattern page.

AIBE 2016 Syllabus

The syllabus for AIBE is prescribed by the BCI. Get complete details about the exam syllabus on the AIBE 2016 syllabus page.

AIBE 2016 Contact Details

Bar Council of India

21, Rouse Avenue Institutional Area
Near Bal Bhawan
New Delhi – 110 002
Telephone Nos.:011-49225000
Telefax No.:011-49225011
E-mail ID: [email protected]
Helpline numbers for the All India Bar Exam: 0120-4217086, 011-49225022/23

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