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The Bar Council of India (BCI) conducts the All India Bar Examination (AIBE), which is a qualifying examination for law students to practice the profession. BCI notified dates for AIBE 18 (XVIII) 2023 including registration, admit card release, and exam date. Candidates can keep a track of all such latest events and changes for the AIBE exam with the help of this article.  

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AIBE 18 (XVIII) 2023 News Updates

The exam authority has announced the exam notification for AIBE 18, and candidates will be notified about the events as announced. Check below recent developments on AIBE XVIII:

  • December 14: AIBE application form 2022 for 4 state bar councils to be released on Dec 15. Read here 
  • December 6: Delhi HC to not debar provisionally enrolled advocates, BCI informs AIBE XVII notification to be out shortly. Read here
  • August 6: AIBE XVII (17) 2022 to be held within 3 months: BCI Counsel Manan Kumar Mishra informs SC, Read here
  • August 1: AIBE XVI (16) 2021 Certificate of Practice available at 24 state bar councils, Check here
  • July 23:  BREAKING! AIBE XVII (17) 2022 mode of examination changed, Read BCI notice

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AIBE 2023 Admit Card AIBE 2023 Syllabus AIBE 2023 Exam Pattern
AIBE 2023 Preparation Tips AIBE 2023 Exam Centre List AIBE Question Papers - Previous Years

Q:   What all things are not allowed to be carried in AIBE (18) XVIII Examination hall?


Candidates were not allowed to carry following items to AIBE 18 (XVIII) Examination hall:

  • Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators etc.
  • Bare Acts with detailed comments
  • Books other than Bare Acts
  • Handwritten notes
  • Manuals and digests
  • Any other form of study material

While above items were not allowed, candidates must carried the below important material in the exam:

  • Bare Acts
  • Bare Acts with short notes/comments
  • Pen and pencil
  • Photocopies of Bare Acts/downloaded copies of Bare Acts
  • Highlighted or underlines Bare Acts





Q:   How to learn time management for AIBE exam preparation?


The best way to keep a check on your time management skills is by practicing as many AIBE question papers and sample papers as posible. Although there is no sectional weightage in the exam, it is advised that you allot yourself time to attempt each question during practice. Also, you must complete attempting all the questions within 3.5 hours.  You should practice one mock tests every week to excel in the exam. 



Q:   How to clear AIBE examination?

Clearing the AIBE (All India Bar Examination) requires a combination of proper preparation, focus, and determination. Here are some tips to help you clear the AIBE examination: 1. Understand the exam pattern: The AIBE is an open book exam, and candidates are allowed to carry their study materials and notes to the exam center. However, candidates must understand the exam pattern, the types of questions asked, and the duration of the exam to prepare effectively. 2. Prepare thoroughly: Since the AIBE covers various legal subjects, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the concepts and topics. Candidates should create a study plan and focus on important topics, previous year papers, and mock tests to improve their preparation. 3. Practice solving questions: Candidates should practice solving questions from various sources such as previous year papers, mock tests, and study materials. This will help them understand the exam pattern and improve their speed and accuracy. 4. Revise regularly: Regular revision is essential to retain the concepts and topics and improve memory retention. Candidates should revise regularly and focus on weak areas to improve their performance. 5. Improve writing skills: AIBE requires candidates to write descriptive answers, and thus it is essential to improve writing skills. Candidates should practice writing essays, case studies, and legal opinions to improve their writing skills. 6. Manage time effectively: The AIBE exam has a duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes, and candidates must manage their time effectively to attempt all questions. Candidates should prioritize questions, manage time effectively, and avoid spending too much time on a single question. 7. Stay updated with legal news: Candidates should stay updated with legal news, Current Affairs and recent developments in the legal field to improve their understanding and score well in the exam. By following these tips and preparing effectively, candidates can clear the AIBE examination and achieve their goal of practicing law in India.

Q:   Is it mandatory to get registered with the same state bar council where I have graduated from?

Key points related to State Bar Council Enrolment are: It is mandatory for candidates to get enrolled with a state bar council for filling the AIBE application form 3-year and 5-year LL.B. Graduates can get enrolled with state bar councils Some state bar councils conduct an online enrollment process, while in some states the candidate needs to visit the bar council office in person and collect the enrollment form. In case the candidate has passed the 3-year or 5-year LL.B. Programme before 2009-2010, they are not required to qualify the AIBE exam to practice in a court of law. For more information, please visit this link

Q:   Do I need to carry additional documents with AIBE XVIII admit card?


Yes, candidates who appeared for the examination have to carry a valid photo ID proof such as Enrolment ID as issued by the concerned state bar council, Driving License, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, or Passport. Candidates could carry any one of the documents in original as well as photocopy. Also, candidates had to carry a self-attested disability certificate if they belonged to the PWD category. Candidates must not forget to carry their admit card too.  In case a candidate was not carrying any of the above mentioned documents, they were not allowed to appear in the exam. 


Q:   What details are mentioned on the admit card of AIBE 2023?


The AIBE XVIII (18) 2023 admit card has the following details mentioned on it:

Information on Admit CardDetails
Candidate detailsName, roll number, photograph and signature, and reserved category
AIBE exam detailsDate and timings of the examination as well as reporting time on the exam day
Allotted AIBE test centre detailsExam centre location, name, and important instructions for the exam day

In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must report to the exam authority immediately. 


Q:   Where will the admit card of AIBE 2024 be available?


AIBE 18 (XVIII) 2024 admit card was released online on the official website of the council; i.e. The admit card of AIBE XVIII (18) 2024 carries the candidate’s name, roll number, exam centre name and address, exam date and time, exam day instructions and others. Only those candidates who have submitted the AIBE 18 (XVIII) Application form on time were issued the admit card. However, in case the eligibility criteria set by the council is not matched, then they were issued the admit card.


Q:   When will the admit card of AIBE 18 (XVIII) be released?


The Bar Council of India (BCI) released the AIBE Admit Card 2023-24 on December 3, 2023 at 8 pm. Candidates must note that the council will not send the admit card of AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 through speed post. In order to download the hall ticket, candidates will have to use their registration ID and password. The AIBE XVIII (18) 2024 exam will be held in pen and paper-based mode. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card. The admit card of AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 will include the candidate’s name, roll number, exam center name and address, exam date and time, exam day instructions, and others.



Q:   What all documents are required on AIBE 18 Exam day?


AIBE XIX admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the allotted test centre. Along with the admit card, candidates will have to carry any of the following photo Id proofs to the test centre:

  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar Card/ Enrollment Slip
  • Passport
  • Driver's License
  • Advocate Enrollment ID with State Bar Council

Things Not to Carry

Things that are prohibited inside the test centre include:

  • Books and Notes
  • All electronic items including mobile phones
  • Jewellery or any other valuable
  • Books or study material barring Bare Acts  

Q:   How do I prepare for AIBE XVIII exam?


To prepare for upcoming session of AIBE examination, candidates should be well-versed with the syllabus and exam pattern have a proper study timetable read best AIBE preparation books keep a track of important law judgements practice past years' AIBE question papers. The AIBE preparation procedure is difficult but, when done well, may be rewarding. To thoroughly prepare for the exam, a lot of effort and attention are needed. But you can make sure you're well-prepared and ready to ace the AIBE with the appropriate plan and direction.

Q:   Which book is the best for AIBE exam 2024?


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.  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 and others

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