All India Bar Examination Stricts Notes, Books, Or Any Study Materials In The Examination Hall

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced that from AIBE-XVI 2021 onward no study and study material will be allowed in the examination hall.

The official notification reads, ”This is to notify that All India Bar Examination-XVI (AIBE-XVI) onward, no books, notes, or study material will be allowed in the examination hall. Candidates can carry bare acts without notes.”

Bare acts are the exact text of a particular enactment by the legislature, without interpretation.

“It may be noted that the bar council of India had decided to hold the All India Bar Examination-XVI (AIBE-XVI) on March 21, 2021. AIBE-XV was held on January 24, 2021.”

Previously, All India Bar Examination (AIBE) was held as an open book exam. Candidates were allowed to carry study material to the exam center. The BCI’s move to restrict candidates from using books while appearing for the exam may make the exam tougher.


Eligibility criteria;

AIBE is a qualifying exam to study law, candidates are required to score at least 40 % marks and for reserved category candidates such as SC/ST candidates are required to score at least 35 % marks.


AIBE-XVI 2021:

Mode of examination Offline
Language option Eleven
Total number of question 100
Duration of examination 3 hour 30 minutes
Types of question MCQ
Negative marks No
Total marks 100


AIBE-XVI 2021 Examination:

The online registration has begun on December 26, 2020, and the last for registration is February 21, 2021. Candidates can submit the payment till February 23, 2021. The final date for completion of online forms will be 26 February 2021. Exam will be held at 140 centers in 50 cities across India.

The council has announced that AIBE-XVI 2021 examination will be held on March 21, 2021. After clearing 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.


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