Best Books for AIBE 2023 Preparation: Topic-wise Books recommended by Experts and Toppers

All India Bar Examination 2023 ( AIBE )

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AIBE Best Books 2023 - The bar examination is no longer an open book examination. Therefore, candidates appearing for AIBE XVII should be careful of choosing best books for AIBE preparation. However, getting best books for AIBE examination can become a challenge as the syllabus is vast. Therefore, Shiksha brings here the list of AIBE best books and reference material for better preparation. 

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How to choose AIBE 2023 reference book?

Candidates should avoid referring sub-standard study material for the bar examination. To identify best reference material, candidates should check: 

  1. AIBE Reference material is free of grammatical errors 
  2. Legal concepts are explained clearly 
  3. All illustrations, examples, and other such representations are accurate 
  4. Reference book for AIBE is reviwed by law experts
  5. It has contain case-laws for better understanding 
  6. It is based on AIBE syllabus only

AIBE 2023 Bare Acts 

Candidates appearing for the bar examination must prepare with Bare Acts without comments. The Bare Acts to be used while preparing for AIBE are:

  1. Indian Penal Code, 1860
  2. Indian Contract Act, 1872
  3. Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  4. The Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
  5. The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  6. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  7. The Constitution of India, 1950
  8. The Advocates Act, 1961
  9. The Companies Act, 1963
  10. Specific Relief Act, 1963
  11. The Limitation Act, 1963
  12. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  13. The Motor Vehicle Act, 1988
  14. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  15. The Information Technology Act, 2000
  16. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act, 2013
  17. The Consumer Proctection Act, 2019
  18. Environment Laws
  19. Family Laws
  20. Intellectual Property Laws
  21. Labour Laws and Industrial Laws

AIBE 2023 Best Books

Given below are AIBE books suggestions for exam preparation:

AIBE Books

Author/Publication

Civil Practice and Procedure Manual

Sarkar’s 

Criminal Manual

Universal’s

Other Bare Acts 

Universal Law Publishing Co Pvt Ltd.

Constitution of India

Durga DasBasu

Company Law and Practice

AK Majumdar/Dr GK Kapoor

Civil Procedure with Limitation Act

CK Takwani

Guide to All India Bar Examination

Universal’s

Sure Success AIBE & JCJ

DV Rao

All India Bar Examination Guide

Shambhu Prasad Choudhary

The Constitution of India Bare Act with short notes

Universal’s

Public International Law

VK Ahuja

Human Rights

HO Agarwal

Law Exam Times

PK Pandey

Central Law Agency All India Bar Examination (AIBE) Guide

SM Ranjan and PK Jain

AIBE Solved papers (2011-2021)

Lovedeep Bangia

AIBE – Previous years solved papers

Thakral Law Publications

How to Prepare for AIBE 2023?

Picking the right set of books is only the first step towards effective AIBE preparation. In order to crack the exam, it is important for candidates to have a well-formulated preparation strategy and a well-thought-out study plan. 

  • Make a study plan and stick to it - Once you have a plan, follow it without fail. 
  • Consult the updated syllabus and pattern - Exam officials from time to time update the exam syllabus, so you need to follow only the current syllabus; ditto for the exam pattern.
  • Take notes during the study - This habit will make you more attentive apart from helping you jot down all the key and difficult points that you can quickly revise.
  • Mind the weightage carried by various topics - If you look at the AIBE syllabus, you will see that the weightage is not the same for all the topics. In fact, some topics carry as much as 10% weightage, while there are others that only carry 2% weightage. This means you can't spend disproportionate time preparing for a topic that carries just 2% weightage.
  • Complete the easy portion first - You may find some topics difficult and time-consuming. If such topics are not essential to understanding the subsequent topic, you may skip the chapter for now and come back to it once you are done with the easier topics. 
  • Develop your reasoning and analytical abilities - These abilities will not only help you crack the AIBE 2022 exam but serve you well in your career as a lawyer.  
  • What else: Apart from studying the recommended books, keep a track of all the recent law cases and judgments

You may also go through exam preparation tips by AIBE qualified candidates. These tips will give you insights into how these candidates approached their preparation, the strategies they adopted and other such nuggets that you may like to incorporate in your preparation.

AIBE Syllabus 2023

The AIBE question paper will contain total 100 objective-type questions of 100 marks. Questions in the exam will be asked from total 19 subjects/topics as mentioned below:

AIBE Subjects

No. of Questions

Constitutional Law

10

Criminal Procedure Code

10

Code of Civil Procedure

10

Indian Penal Code

8

Evidence Act

8

Family Law

8

Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act

8

Law of Tort including Motor Vehicles Act and Consumer Protection Law

5

Alternate Dispute Redressal Including Arbitration Act

4

Public Interest Litigation

4

Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI Rules

4

Labour and Industrial Laws

4

Law Related Taxation 

4

Administrative Law

3

Company Law

2

Environmental Law

2

Cyber Law

2

Land Acquisition Act

2

Intellectual Property Law

2

Total

100

Also Read: AIBE 2021 exam pattern

Previous Years' AIBE Qualifier Tips

One of the best ways to prepare for AIBE is also by going through the preparation strategy of previous years' qualifiers. Click on the links below to know how AIBE exam qualifiers of previous year prepared for the law exam:

Important FAQs related to AIBE Books

Q: Are books allowed inside the exam hall in AIBE?

A: Till 2020, AIBE was an open-book exam. However, from 2021, no books and notes are allowed in AIBE exam barring the Bare Acts without preparation notes.

Q: How do I study for AIBE exam?

A: To crack the Bar examination,

  • First, be well-versed with the AIBE syllabus and exam pattern
  • Second, pick the best subject-wise AIBE books for preparation
  • Lastly, make a detailed study plan and follow it consistently
  • Dedicatedly follow the study plan created
  • Keep revising the topics already studied
  • Attempt previous year AIBE question papers
  • Take AIBE mock tests

Q: Is AIBE exam tough?

A: The difficulty level of AIBE exam is usually moderate. However, the fact that you do not have to compete with other students makes the job of qualifying the exam easier as compared to any law entrance exam.

Q: Is AIBE an open-book exam?

A: No, AIBE is no longer an open-book exam. The Bar exam was conducted as an open-book test till 2020.

Q: How many hours a day should I study for AIBE exam?

A: It is recommended to study at least seven to eight hours per day to crack the law exam.

Q: How do I select the right books for AIBE exam preparation?

A: In order to choose the most appropriate books for AIBE preparation, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is the book written by a legal expert?
  • Is the book of latest edition?
  • Does the book explains difficult concepts in an easy language?
  • Does the book contains sample papers?

Q: Which are some best books for AIBE 2023 preparation?

A: Some of the important books that you can refer to for AIBE preparation 2023, include Universal’s Guide to All India Bar Examination, Sure Success AIBE & JCJ by DV Rao and All India Bar Examination Guide by Shambhu Prasad Choudhary.

Q: From how many subjects are questions asked in AIBE exam?

A: In AIBE exam, questions are asked from total 19 Law subjects.

Q: Which are the most important AIBE subjects?

A: Some of the most important AIBE subjects from which maximum questions are asked in the exam include:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure

Q: Are subjective questions asked in AIBE exam?

A: No, AIBE exam includes only objective-type questions. The paper will be carrying Multiple-Choices based questions.

Q: How many total questions are asked in AIBE exam?

A: Total 100 questions of 100 marks are asked in AIBE exam.

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Comments

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When will the next AIBE exam be conducted?

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Dinesh upadhyay

Guide-Level 15

Yesterday

It would be the almost the same date as this year. Every year AIBE release notification for exam in the month of December.

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How can I know whether I have uploaded my Enrollment card or not?

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Chandan Rawat

Contributor-Level 6

a week ago

You will receive a mail, or you will see the prompt that successfully uploaded, if not then check your internet connection or wait for a few days the email will be sent to you if you haven't already submitted then through that link you can submit.

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I have 42% marks in my final LLB exams. Can I apply for AIBE exam? Am I eligible?

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Chandan Rawat

Contributor-Level 6

a week ago

There are no minimum marks or age requirements to take the AIBE XVII (17) exam.
Important: You must pass the AIBE Exam 2023 within two years of receiving your Diploma.

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Can I change I the AIBE examination center? If, yes please let me know the process to change the examination center.

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Dinesh upadhyay

Guide-Level 15

2 weeks ago

It is generally not allowed.

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Is AIBE Question paper in both English and Marathi languages?

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shubham deep

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 ...All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 cities of India in national and regional languages. As AIBE exam conduct in 11 different language throughout india. You have to choose any one language for exam put of 11 language Hindi. English . Gujarati ; Telugu. Tamil. Punjabi Assamese. Kannada. Odia ; Bengali. Marathi. You have to choose 1 one language from these language. Thank you.

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Please provide previous AIBE question papers in Hindi.

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shubham deep

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 ...All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 cities of India in national and regional languages. For Hindi previous year paper for AIBE you can purchase it from amazon for hardcopy and for soft copy you can go to different site like questionpaperdrive, lawhindi. In even you can checkout youtube videos for previous year paper in Hindi. Thank you.

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I am a fresher and I want to get study material for the AIBE exam.

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shubham deep

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 ...All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 cities of India in national and regional languages. Fundamental right
Guide to AIBE exam
Intellectual property right
Patent ACT 1970
Civil practice and procedure manual
criminal manual
other bare acts
Constitution of India
company law and practice
civil procedure and limitation ACT
guide to All India Bar exam
constitution of India bare with short note
Public international law
human right AIBE solved papers and previous year papers (2011-2022)
and you can take reference from the Youtube videos for preparation as freshers. Thank you.

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Is there any possibility to change the test centre preferences after submitting the AIBE application?

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shubham deep

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 ...All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 cities of India in national and regional languages. No candidate should be allowed to change his exam center, Candidate have to give exam as per his alloted exam center. No alteration, modification is allowed in the exam center. Thank you.

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I got my law degree in 1995. Do I have to sit for the AIBE exam?

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shubham deep

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 ...All India Bar Examination is an examination conducted by Bar Council of India for law graduates willing to start practice of Lawyer. The candidate will be awarded Certificate of practice after clearing the examination and is eligible to practice in any court in India. The exam is conducted in 40 cities of India in national and regional languages. As this Exam has no Age Limit so you give this exam adn u are eligible to give this exam. As in this exam you Bring your book inside exam hall and the duration for exam is 3 hours 30 minds its held twice a year. Thank you.

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I want to apply for Hindi language but now I have changed it in English in AIBE. How do I proceed further?

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Jyotika Agarwal

Beginner-Level 5

3 weeks ago

No need to worry. For corrections in already submitted application forms, candidates have to write a mail to BCI requesting the corrections along with the application number.

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