AIBE XVII (17) Syllabus 2022: Check Subject-wise Syllabus, Weightage, Best Books, Prep Tips

All India Bar Examination 2022 ( AIBE )

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AIBE Syllabus 2022 - The Bar Council of India (BCI), which conducts the certification exam, is authorized to prepare the syllabus for the AIBE XVII exam. Typically, the AIBE syllabus includes 19 topics/subjects from which 100 multiple-choice questions are asked. The AIBE 2022 syllabus will help the candidate identify the topics which are needed to prepare for the All India Bar Exam (AIBE). Importantly, the AIBE syllabus XVII (17) syllabus would also contain the topic-wise weightage, which is the most crucial part. For example, of the 19 topics, Constitutional Law, Cr. P.C, and C.P.C will each contribute 10 questions. In contrast, topics like Cyber Law will only contribute 2 questions. So, the weightage information will help the candidate to decide which topics to prioritize and how much time to allot.

Note that AIBE 2022 will not be an open book exam, as students are no longer allowed to carry textbooks, notes, or any written stuff inside the exam hall; bare acts are allowed, provided they don't contain notes. 

AIBE Syllabus 2022: Subjects and Weightage

Take a look at the complete AIBE (17) syllabus 2022 and weightage for each topic below:

AIBE Subjects/Syllabus

No. of Questions

Constitutional Law


Indian Penal Code (IPC)


Criminal Procedure Code (Cr PC)


Code of Civil Procedure (CPC)


Evidence Act


Alternate Dispute Redressal Including Arbitration Act


Family Law


Public Interest Litigation (PIL)


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 to Taxation 


Land Acquisition Act


Intellectual Property Laws




Detailed AIBE 2022 Syllabus

Here is a brief description of each topic included in the AIBE XVII (17) 2022 syllabus:

  • Constitutional Law: Few important topics to prepare for this section include Judiciary, Acts such as Panchayati Raj, Emergency powers, Human Rights, and Customary Law.
  • Indian Penal Code (IPC): The official criminal code of India is a code intended to cover all aspects of criminal law. To prepare for this section, read different sections of IPC.
  • Criminal Procedure Code: To prepare for this section, read up on topics like the history of CPC, the latest news, and other basic concepts
  • Code of Civil Procedure: An important branch of procedural law, the Code of Civil Procedure governs the law that regulates the procedure followed in civil court. To prepare for this subject, it is important for candidates to be aware of all its rules, sections, and other important terms such as Civil Suit, Jurisdiction, Judgement, Decree, Execution, and Appeals.
  • Evidence Act: The Act was originally passed in India in 1872 and contains various important sections that candidates should be well-versed with
  • Family Law: This section covers questions around topics such as Custody, Placement, Maintenance, Paternity, Property Division, and Child Support
  • Law of Contract: It is one of the oldest mercantile laws in India that came into effect in 1872. Some of the important topics that candidates can prepare for this section include Types of Contracts, Essentials of a Contract, Legal Rules Regarding Consideration, etc.
  • Law of Tort: Few important topics to prepare for this section include Nature and Definition of Tort, Nuisance, Defamation, Consumer Protection, Remoteness of Damages, and so on
  • Alternate Dispute Redressal Including Arbitration Act: ADR offers to resolve all types of matters including civil, commercial, family, etc., where people are not able to start any type of negotiation and reach the settlement. The redressal provides various modes of settlement including, arbitration, conciliation, mediation, negotiation, and Lok Adalat. AIBE candidates need to be aware of all the settlements including the Arbitration Act.
  • Public Interest Litigation: Commonly known as PIL, it means litigation filed in a court of law for the protection of public interest. Some of the important matters that candidates should be aware of include neglected children, food adulteration, atrocities on women, bonded labor, exploitation of workers, and environmental pollution. Here, candidates should also keep a track of some landmark cases and judgments taken by the Indian judiciary.  
  • Labour and Industrial Laws: It defines the code of conduct between the employee and the employer. Candidates should be aware of areas such as labor policy and legislation, social security of labor, labor and employment statistics, employment services and vocational training, policy related to child labor, and so on.
  • Law-Related Taxation: Here, candidates should be aware of all aspects of tax law such as different types of taxes, tax reforms, etc.  
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AIBE Exam Pattern 2022

The exam pattern should be consulted in tandem with the syllabus. While the syllabus outlines what topics are necessary and their weightage, the exam pattern explains the mode of the exam, types of questions asked, marking scheme, etc.

AIBE Exam Features


Difficulty level

The AIBE exam tests the basic skills required to become a lawyer. Also, the syllabus of the exam is modeled on topics taught at 3-year and 5-year LLB programs.

So, the difficulty level of the exam is MODERATE. 

Purpose of the AIBE exam

The exam seeks to set a minimum benchmark for admission to the practice of law.

Skills tested

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

Exam mode


  • To be conducted in pen-and-paper mode

Exam duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Total questions

100 questions

Total marks

100 marks

Type of questions

Multiple-choice questions

Marking Scheme

One mark per question

No negative marking in case of wrong attempts

Language options

The bar exam will be available in 11 languages:

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

Also ReadAIBE 17 Preparation Tips 2022

AIBE Best Books 2022

AIBE Preparation Books


Guide to All India Bar Examination


Sure Success AIBE & JCJ

DV Rao

All India Bar Examination Guide

Shambhu Prasad Choudhary

The Constitution of India Bare Act with short notes


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 (2011-2019)

Lovedeep Bangia

AIBE – Previous years solved papers

Thakral Law Publications

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AIBE Sample Papers 2022

Candidates can also check previous years’ AIBE question papers to have an understanding of the type and difficulty level of questions asked in the bar exam. Qualifying the AIBE exam is mandatory for law graduates to practice in a court of law. The AIBE exam tests the analytical ability of candidates along with their basic understanding of law subjects. Therefore, the key to cracking the AIBE exam is a thorough understanding of all law subjects which are taught at graduation or post-graduation level.

Important FAQs regarding AIBE Syllabus

Q: What is the syllabus for the AIBE XVII exam?

A: The syllabus for the AIBE XVII exam is released by the BCI and covers 19 subjects. The syllabus also gives the number of questions that will be asked from each of these topics.

Q: Will the AIBE question paper include questions from subjects and topics I studied in LLB?

A: Yes, the subjects from which questions are asked in the AIBE exam are taken topics that are taught in the three-year LLB / 5-year LLB degree course.

Q: Which are the important AIBE subjects?

A: Some of the important Law subjects from which a majority of questions are asked in the exam include Constitutional Law, Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Evidence Act, Family Law, and Law of Contract. 

Q: Which books are allowed in AIBE?

A: Till 2020, candidates could carry any book or study material inside the exam hall. However, from 2021 onwards, this rule has been changed and candidates are no more allowed to carry any book, barring the Bare Acts, inside the test centre.

Q: Is AIBE an open-book exam?

A: Till 2020, AIBE used to be an open-book exam. However, from 2021 onwards the rule has been changed. Now, candidates can only carry Bare Acts with them.

Q: In how many languages is the AIBE exam conducted?

A: The AIBE exam is conducted in total 11 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Kannada, Assamese and Punjabi. 

Q: Does AIBE exam include subjective questions?

A: No, the AIBE exam only includes objective-type multiple-choice questions.

Q: What is the duration of AIBE exam?

A: The AIBE exam is of three hours 30 minutes duration.

Q: Is AIBE exam held in online mode?

A: No, AIBE exam is held in offline mode as a pen-and-paper-based test.

Q: Is there negative marking in AIBE?

A: No, there is no negative marking for any incorrect answer in the exam.

Q: Total how many questions are asked in AIBE exam?

A: There are total 100 objective-type questions of one mark each.

Q. Which AIBE subject holds the maximum weightage?

A. Among all the subjects prescribed in the AIBE syllabus, the following three subjects hold the maximum weightage in the law exam:
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure
10 questions each are asked in the exam from the AIBE subjects mentioned above.

Q. Which are the important books for AIBE preparation?

A. Some of the important books for AIBE preparation include:
  • Universal’s Guide to All India Bar Examination
  • All India Bar Examination Guide by Shambhu Prasad Choudhary
  • Universal’s The Constitution of India Bare Act with short notes

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