Notification for All India Bar Examination (AIBE) 2012 scheduled to be held on 25th November, 2012 has already come out and the application forms would be sold till
5th November, 2012. Last date of submission of AIBE Nov 2012 forms is 11th November, 2012.
What is AIBE and how to apply for it? While this is the subject matter of current blog article, another blog post titled: All India Bar Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Model Papers
helps you to prepare for AIBE with exam prep materials.
What is All India Bar Examination?
If you are passing your legal qualification exam (i.e. Ll.B) from academic year 2009-2010 onwards, you CAN
enroll as an advocate but CAN NOT
practice law till you clear the AIBE (All India Bar Examination).
Bar Council of India has launched AIBE primarily to address the inadequate quality of legal education in India. Number of Lawyers in India as per BCI website is 11 lakh now and every year 60,000 gets added as fresh lawyers. BCI feels there should be an entry-level assessment for fresh lawyers to enhance the quality of the bar and therefore and AIBE is being conducted.
AIBE tests an advocate’s ability to practice the profession of law in India – it tests candidate’s analytical abilities and basic knowledge of law. AIBE is a objective type, pass/fail exam
– you would either pass AIBE or fail – no percentage, percentile, rankings, or absolute marks will be declared. For more on AIBE, please go through my blog post: All India Bar Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Model Papers
AIBE November 2012 is the 4th time this exam is being organised by BCI. You can find the dates of other All India Bar Exam in the table at right.
How tough or is easy is AIBE?
Legally India along with Mint has published the figures of the number of candidates appearing in the last three AIBE exam along with number of candidates who passed AIBE. You can see the pass percentage of last three AIBE in the table at left. For more info you can visit this page
As you can see, pass percentage of AIBE is on an decreasing trend - from 71% to 63% . This may be due to more number of candidates appearing in AIBE these days.
Eligibility for All India Bar Examination:Minimum eligibility for appearing in AIBE is as follows:
1.0 You need to be a law student, graduating from academic year 2009-2010 onwards.
2.0 You need to have enrolled as an advocate under Section 24 of the Advocates Act, 1961.
You can chose to appear in All India Bar Examination in any of nine languages: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya and English.
All India Bar Examination Exam Centres:
You can appear AIBE exam in following 27 cities/towns:
Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Dehradun, Dharwad, Gangtok, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Visakhapatnam.
AIBE 2012 Application forms:
You can apply for AIBE 2012 in two way: Offline or Online.
AIBE Offline forms:
AIBE 2012 Offline Application form is available at all State Bar Councils from 5th October till 5th November, 2012
AIBE Online forms:
You can click here to find AIBE Nov 2012 Online Form
How to apply online for AIBE November 2012 is given very clearly in this webpage
Best wishes for AIBE November 2012!