Some minor changes have been incorporated by the Bar Council of India (BCI) in the syllabus of All India Bar Examination (AIBE). The exam is going to be conducted on March 26. All those interested and eligible candidates who have not applied yet are required to do the same at the official website www.allindiabarexamination.com.
However, no official notification has been released on this. But one can find the changes in the syllabus provided on the website. The subjects are taken from the syllabi prescribed by the Bar Council of India for the three-year andfive-yearr Ll.B. programmes at law schools in India.
Addition of New All India Bar Exam Syllabus
Four new subjects namely have been added into the syllabus. They are
- Public Interest Litigation (four marks)
- Law Related to Taxation (four marks)
- Land Acquisition Act (two marks)
- Intellectual Property Law (two marks)
These subjects were not presented earlier but have been added. Also, 12 questions will be asked from these new subjects. The weightage from Family Law has been increased to eight marks.
Deleted Subjects in AIBE Syllabus
- Limitation Act (however, code of civil procedure and criminal procedure code have certain provisions around limitation which may still be asked)
- Environmental Law ( questions around constitutional law and environment can still be asked)
- Corporate Social Responsibility (one cannot rule out the possibility of questions around corporate social responsibility featuring inside the companies act quota)
According to AIBE official website, the objective of The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is to examine an advocate's capability to practice the profession of law in India. The AIBE will assess skills at a basic level, and is intended to set a minimum benchmark for admission to the practice of law; it addresses a candidate's analytical abilities and understanding basic knowledge of law.
After passing the examination candidate will be awarded "Certificate of Practice" by the Bar Council of India. AIBE will be conducted in 40 cities all across India. Candidates will have 11 languages to choose for attempting the examination.
Examination pattern will be multiple choice question and it will be open book exam. The notification bringing the All India Bar Examination into force was passed by the Legal Education Committee and the members of the Bar Council of India at duly constituted meetings on April 10, 2010 and April 30, 2010.