Registration deadline for All India Bar Examination (AIBE) XVI extended again

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has extended the registration deadline for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) XVI 2021 exam. As per the notification released on the official website, candidates will now be able to apply for AIBE XVI till September 25, 2021. The last date for payment of AIBE XVI application fee is September 28, 2021. The candidates can visit the official website to register for the examination. 

Earlier, the last date for registration process was March 31, 2021 which was extended till April 30, and then extended till September 15, 2021and now extended further.

The exam conducting body has also rescheduled the AIBE XVI date. AIBE XVI will now be held on October 31, 2021. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be held on October 24, 2021

The official notification reads, “This is to bring to kind knowledge of all the concerns that the next All India Bar Examination (AIBE-XVI) will be held on 31st October, 2021. The date for registration for AIBE-16 is extended till 25th Sep, 2021 and the Payment date is extended till 28th Sep 2021.”

Steps to Apply for AIBE XVI


  • Step 1: Visit the official website:
  • Step 2: Create an account and register yourself
  • Step 3: Fill in the details such as name, contact details, educational qualification
  • Step 4: Pay registration fee
  • Step 5: Submit Application form

AIBE is a national-level law examination to examine an advocate’s capability to practice the profession of law in India. Law graduates or students in their final year or final semester can appear in the exam. After passing the examination, candidates will be awarded a “Certificate of Practice” by the Bar Council of India which enables them to practice in a court of law in India. 

Recently, the Council has announced that the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is no longer an open book exam.  No books, notes, or study material will be allowed in the examination hall during AIBE XVI exam. Candidates can only carry Bare Acts without notes.