All India Bar Examination Exam

AIBE Examination Pattern

BCI conducts the AIBE exam to judge whether qualified law graduates possess the required skills to practice law. The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is a national-level examination conducted offline (pen and paper-based test) mode. The AIBE is an open book exam and aspirants can appear for the entrance exam in 11 languages. 

AIBE 16 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam All India Bar Examination (AIBE)
Exam Mode paper-Based Test
Duration 3 hours 30 minutes 
Test medium  11 languages 
Law subjects 19 
Number of questions 100
Questions type Multiple Choice based questions
Negative marking  No
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AIBE Exam Test Paper Languages 

BCI will provide an option to candidates to appear for the AIBE exam in the preferred language medium. One can select from 11 languages to take the AIBE exam as listed below.

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Marathi
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Oriya
  • Assamese
  • Punjabi

AIBE Subjects And Weightage

S.No Topic/ Subject Number of Questions
1 Constitutional Law  10 
2 I.P.C (Indian Penal Code) 8
3 Cr.P.C (Criminal Procedure Code)  10
4 C.P.C (Code of Civil Procedure)  10
5 Evidence Act  8
6 Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act  4
7 Family Law  8
8 Public Interest Litigation  4
9 Administrative Law  3
10 Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules 4
11 Company Law  2
12 Environmental Law  2
13 Cyber Law  2
14 Labour & Industrial Laws  4
15 Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law 5
16 Law related to Taxation  4
17 Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act 8
18 Land Acquisition Act  2
19 Intellectual Property Laws  2
  Total 100
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