All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is no longer an open book Exam

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has released the notification and announced that from All India Bar Examination (AIBE) will be no longer an open book exam.  AIBE XVI which is scheduled to be conducted on March 21, 2021, will not be an open book exam. As per the notification released by BCI, no books, notes or study material will be allowed in the examination hall during AIBE XVI exam.  Candidates can, however, carry Bare Acts, without notes. Bare Acts are the exact text of a particular enactment by legislature, without interpretation.


The BCI notification read – “This is to notify that AIBE-XVI onwards no books, notes or study material will be allowed in the examination hall. Candidates can only carry Bare Acts without notes.” 

Earlier the All India Bar Examination was conducted as an open book exam, at that time candidates were allowed to carry study materials to the exam center.

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 practice of law. It evaluates the 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 XVI 2021 Highlights

 

Mode of ExamOffline
Duration of Exam3 hours 30 minutes
Language Options 11
Total Number of Questions100
Total Marks100
Type of Questions Multiple Choice 
Negative MarkingNo