AIBE XVII (17) Pattern 2022: Check No. of Questions per Subject, Mode, Marking Scheme, Difficulty Level

All India Bar Examination 2022 ( AIBE )

Anjum Khan

Anjum KhanAssistant Manager

Updated on Aug 7, 2022 02:15 IST

The Bar Council of India (BCI) will release the updated exam pattern of AIBE (17) 2022 along with the exam schedule. The exam pattern outlines the structure and format including, test mode of AIBE 2022 exam, the types of questions asked, marking scheme, language options, and other details. It is important for applicants to check the exam pattern as BCI may modify it. For example, the AIBE exam was previously conducted as an open-book exam, but from AIBE XVI session, the exam is no longer an open-book exam. Therefore, candidates can no longer carry books, notebooks, and any type of textual material with them inside the exam hall. Only bare acts are allowed, provided they don't contain any notes. Go through the complete article to know the full details of the AIBE 2022 exam pattern.  

Latest updates:

  • August 6: AIBE XVII (17) 2022 to be held within 3 months: BCI Counsel Manan Kumar Mishra informs SC, Read here
  • July 23:  BREAKING! AIBE XVII (17) 2022 mode of examination changed, Read BCI notice

The Bar Council of India (BCI) hasn't released any notification regarding the AIBE (XVII) 17 exam date yet. Candidates who qualify the AIBE exam are issued the Certificate of Practice (COP) certificate, which is essential to practice in a court of law in India.

AIBE Exam Pattern 2022 Highlights

Check important highlights about AIBE XVII test pattern below:

AIBE Exam Features


Purpose of the exam

AIBE qualification is considered as a minimum benchmark for the practice of law.

Difficulty level


  • The exam tests the basic skills required to become a lawyer. 
  • The topics included in the AIBE syllabus are similar to ones taught at 3-year and 5-year LLB programs.  

Skills tested

  • Analytical ability
  • Understanding and basic knowledge of the law.

Exam mode

Offline, pen-and-paper exam, and Online, computer-based test mode.

Exam type

Certification exam

  • Candidates who qualify in the exam are issued the Certificate of Practice (COP).
  • The COP is mandatory for practicing in a court of law.

Exam duration

3 hours 30 minutes


19 law subjects

Total questions

100 questions

Type of questions


Marking Scheme

One mark per question

No negative marking in case of wrong attempts

Language options

The candidate can choose from any of the following language options:

  1. Assamese
  2. Hindi
  3. Telugu
  4. Tamil
  5. Kannada
  6. Marathi
  7. Gujarati
  8. Bengali
  9. Oriya
  10. Punjabi
  11. English

AIBE Exam Pattern 2022

The AIBE (17) 2022 syllabus mentions 19 topics from which questions will be framed in the certification exam. Note that the weightage carried by these topics is unequal. For example, Constitutional Law will contribute 10 questions (or 10% weightage) whereas topics like Intellectual Property Law will only contribute only 2 questions (or 2% weightage). This means the candidate mustn't spend disproportionate time preparing for topics with little weightage but use their preparation time judiciously. 

AIBE Subjects

No. of Questions per Subject

Constitutional Law


Indian Penal Code


Criminal Procedure Code


Code of Civil Procedure


Evidence Act


Alternate Dispute Redressal Including Arbitration Act


Family Law


Public Interest Litigation


Administrative Law


Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI Rules


Company Law


Environmental Law


Cyber Law


Labour and Industrial Laws


Law of Tort including Motor Vehicles Act and Consumer Protection Law


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


Law-Related Taxation 


Land Acquisition Act


Intellectual Property Law




AIBE Marking Scheme

In AIBE, one mark is allotted for every correct answer. There is no negative marking for questions marked incorrect or left unanswered. 

AIBE Marking Parameters Marks Awarded
Correct answer +1
Incorrect answer 0
Un-attempted question 0

AIBE Preparation Tips 2022

In order to prepare efficiently and effectively for AIBE 2022, candidates must keep the below tips in mind:

  • Go through the AIBE syllabus and pattern thoroughly
  • Choose limited but the right study material and books for AIBE
  • Do not forget Bare Acts; it forms the most important part of AIBE preparation
  • Prepare a well thought-out study plan and adhere to it strictly
  • Attempt as many past year AIBE question papers and sample papers as possible
  • Keep a track of all the recent important law cases and judgements

Also Read: AIBE 2022 preparation tips

AIBE Qualifier Tips

Knowing how the previous years' AIBE exam qualifiers had prepared for the paper helps a great way. Click on the links below to know the AIBE preparation strategy of previous years' exam qualifiers:

FAQs for AIBE 2022

Q. When will the next AIBE be conducted? 

A: The exam date for AIBE (17) 2022 is expected to be held within next three months as confirmed by the bar council in a SC hearing held on August 2. Tentatively, the exam will be held before November ends.

Q: How many times is AIBE held in a year? 

A: The AIBE exam doesn't have a fixed schedule, but the exam is typically conducted once every year.

Q: What are the passing marks for AIBE? 

A: For passing AIBE examination, candidates need to score at least 40% marks in case they belong to General/ OBC category and 35% marks if they belong to SC/ST category. Also Read: AIBE Cut off Marks - Expected and Past Years

Q: Which books to refer to prepare for AIBE exam?  

A: To score well in AIBE examination, candidates should refer to the Indian Constitution Bare Acts, AIBE previous years solved papers, a guide to All India Bar Examination by Universal Law Publications and more. Ideally, candidates should focus on the topics mentioned in the AIBE Syllabus, past years papers and current events around the law topics. 

Q: How to get previous years papers for AIBE? 

A: The past years' question papers are available on the official website of AIBE. However, you can also download the AIBE question papers from the link given in the article above.

Q: What type of questions are asked in AIBE question paper?

A: The questions asked in AIBE examination are multiple-choice types based on case laws studies, current/ latest law judgements from the Supreme Court of India, case studies, Hindu marriage act, Muslim marriage act, commentaries for evidence 

Q: Is the exam pattern of AIBE changed? 

A: AIBE is no more an open-book exam. Candidates will not be allowed to carry any book or study material inside the test centre, barring the Bare Acts. Apart from this, there is no change in the exam pattern of AIBE. However, if there is any change in AIBE pattern and syllabus, the same will be shared by the exam authority. 

Q: Are there current affairs topics in AIBE question paper?

A: Only current affairs topics related to law judgements and cases are asked in the AIBE question paper. 

Q: Is there a negative marking for the wrong attempts in AIBE? 

A: No, there is no negative marking done in case of wrong attempts in the exam. 

Q: What is the cut off marks for AIBE? 

A: The cut off marks are near around the minimum qualifying criteria set by BCI for different categories. However, it can be affected by various factors after the examination. 

Q: Are there any questions asked in the AIBE exam from previous years?

A: Yes, as per the AIBE paper analysis by students, at least 18 questions were reportedly from the past years' papers. The question paper is based on the same syllabus every year, therefore the chances of repeating questions are higher.

Q. Which are the important subjects for AIBE preparation?

A. The subjects that candidates must prepare thoroughly in order to crack the AIBE exam include:
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Evidence Act
  • Family Law
  • Law of Contract

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