BCI released a new schedule for AIBE — XV

BCI has extended the application process of AIBE (XV) 15 until December 3. Earlier, AIBE 2020 was scheduled to be held on August 16 in a pen-paper based test but it got postponed. Now, the BCI Monitoring Committee has decided a fresh exam date after analysing the situation and shared that AIBE 2020 will be held on January 24, 2021.

Qualifying Criteria for AIBE

To clear AIBE, candidates should obtain 40 percent marks if they belong to the General or Other Backward Class (OBC) category and 35 percent marks if belonging to the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) category.

Online Registration had begun from16-05-2020
Bank Payment through challan started from16-05-2020
Online registration extended until03-12-2020
Last date for payment10-12-2020
Last date for completion of online form15-12-2020
Online release of admit cards05-01-2021
Date of Examination24-01-2021

AIBE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

To take AIBE, candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria as mentioned below:
  • Candidates holding a three-year or five-year LLB degree are eligible for appearing in AIBE.
  • All candidates must be enrolled as an advocate with their respective State Bar Council, under Section 24 (1) (f) of Advocates Act, 1961.
  • There is no upper age limit or lower age limit for candidates taking the exam.

AIBE Process

BCI conducts the All India Bar Examination as per the process below:

Step 1: Apply for AIBE – Candidates first need to apply for the exam in online mode on the official website. (PROVIDED BY BCI) They need to register before filling up the application form and fee payment. The fee payment can be done in two modes – online using Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card and, offline using bank challan.

Step 2: Download admit card – After successful application, candidates would be issued admit cards to appear for the examination. They need to download the admit card in order to appear in the examination. To download the admit card, candidates need to log in using their registration ID and password.

Step 3: Appear for AIBE – Candidates have to appear for the examination at the allotted test centers in a pen-paper based test mode. It is an open book examination so candidates need to carry their exam material including books. They should carry an admit card along with a valid photo ID proof.

Step 4: Check results – AIBE Department scrutinizes the answer sheets of the candidates and, declares the results. The department also publishes a provisional and final answer key for candidates to check their responses.

Step 5: Get COP – Candidates who qualify the bar examination with the qualifying marks will get awarded with a Certificate of Practice. BCI will notify the availability of COP to the qualified candidates and, they can obtain it from their state bar councils only.


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