About 71 percent candidate succeeded out of the 22,000 candidates who took the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) held on 6 March 2011.
According to the reports,this entry-level examination was held for the first time, to assess a candidate's capabilities as lawyer at the basic level and to set a minimum standard for admission to the practice of law. Only a pass in this examination will enable the advocate to practice the legal profession. It was held across 26 cities barring Chennai, where it was postponed following violence intended to disturb the examination.
The results were declared ahead of the scheduled date of 20 March 2011, could be accessed on the BCI website. Candidates could get to know their individual result by typing in their roll number for the AIBE. The results were also being sent to the State Bar Councils across the country.
The pass percentage was equal among men and women. Candidates who did not pass the test would be allowed to take the next AIBE, and the details of which would be provided shortly.
For candidates in Chennai who could not take the test, the AIBE would be held in the city before month-end. More than 22,000 lawyers had enrolled for the AIBE, which was held in 44 centres.The results indicate that there are various systemic problems with legal education that need to be addressed essentially so that law students and legal professionals will have access to the skills and knowledge that will allow them to build successful practice and take forward the Indian legal profession.