All India Bar Examination, no longer an open book exam from now; Check new rule here
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced that from AIBE XVI 2021 onwards no books, notes or study material will be allowed in the examination hall. Candidates can, however, carry Bare Acts, without notes. Bare Acts are the exact text of a particular enactment by legislature, without interpretation.
“This is to notify that AIBE-XVI onwards no books, notes or study material will be allowed in the examination hall. Candidates can only carry Bare Acts without notes,” the BCI notification read.
Earlier the All India Bar Examination was conducted as an open book exam, at that time candidates were allowed to carry study materials to the exam center. The BCI’s move to restrict candidates from using books while appearing for the exam may require the students to work hard for the exams.
Candidates must check the complete AIBE (XVI) 2021 Eligibility criteria in this article to appear in the written examination.
ABIE XVI 16 Schedule 2021
Mode of Examination – Offline
Language Options – Eleven
Duration of Examination – 3 hours 30 minutes
Type of Questions- MCQ
Total Number of Questions – 100
Total Marks – 100
Negative Marking – No
ABIE 16 2021 Details
The council has announced that AIBE (16) 2021 will be conducted on March 21, 2021. The application form was released on December 26 and can be submitted till February 21. After passing the exam, candidates will be awarded a “Certificate of Practice” by the BCI. As per BCI, the AIBE sets a minimum benchmark for admission to the practice of law.
While appearing for AIBE is not mandatory for a law graduate, it is compulsory to qualify the exam in order to be eligible to practice law across the country. A law graduate can practice law in his/her own state even without taking AIBE. Candidates can apply for AIBE “n” number of times and post-qualifying the AIBE exam, the Bar Council of India (BCI) will award a “Certificate of Practise” to the candidates.
It assesses the candidate’s analytical abilities and understanding of the basic knowledge of the law. Also, as AIBE is a qualifying exam to study law, candidates are required to score at least 40% marks (SC and ST candidates will have to score at least 35% marks).