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ExaminationThe Bar Council of India (BCI) has published the preparation materials and model questions and answers for the new all India bar exam that is proposed to take place on 5 December 2010.

The model question paper consists of 100 multiple-choice questions across 20 subjects and should be completed in three-and-a-half hours.

The preparatory materials consist of two books, with the second book weighing in at 173 pages.

The paper includes a mix of factual and short problem questions, ranging across two categories. Category I consists of seven questions each from the following general subjects: alternative dispute resolution (ADR); the Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act; constitutional law; contract law, including specific relief, special contracts, and negotiable instruments; criminal law I: the Indian Penal Code; criminal procedure; drafting pleading and conveyancing; evidence; jurisprudence; professional ethics and the professional code of conduct for advocates and property law.

Category II consists of 23 questions across the following specialist subjects, covering at least five different areas: administrative law; company law; environmental law; family law; human rights law; labour and industrial law; law of tort, including motor vehicle accidents, and consumer protection law; principles of taxation law; and public international law.

The pass mark is 40 correct questions out of 100, with candidates having to score at least 31 marks in the first section and nine marks in the second section, according to the BCI’s bar exam frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Download: the BCI’s bar exam:

from the BCI microsite.

Course materials will also be sent by post to those who have registered for the bar exam.

Would you pass the bar exam? And what is the standard of questions?

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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-01 23:13
further book burden, I am fedup
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 00:56
OUr batch i.e. 2010 has started working now......how do they expect us to study with the kind of work hours we have.....im quite unsure of passing....
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 01:23
this BCI and Painmaker are not doing the right thing
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 03:08
I feel this is probably the best thing thats happened to the legal profession in India in recent times. I'm very excited that I'm part of the first batch that gets to tackle the test. Best of luck to all O10 passouts!
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 03:08
I must say, the prep material is excellent. I wish there was a little more on certain topics but it seems that given the comprehensive summary provided of all topics, the authors had been intimated to prepare the summaries much before the news of the bar exam actually broke.

Great job keeping it under wraps, for had it surfaced prematurely, you can bet your bottom rupee that state bar councils and certain advocates with vested interests would have stalled the exam and even outlawed these prep materials.

I just hope that these are available to the law students in the far flung regions of the country which are not easily accessible due to being cut off from civilisation. Such as ...Kolkata!!

Oh boy, get ready for NUJS flames now.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 03:31
#4, go to hell for ur Jubilation
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+1 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 03:35
Firstly, what happens to those students who have not had the benefit of good teachers or a decent library and are unable to pass the exam? Dont you think the Bar exam must be a culmination of the reforms in legal education? That we must start with improving law schools, better teachers among others n then finally end it with a bar exam.

Secondly, if the bar exam is meant to test whether one is qualified to practice law after 3 or 5 years of studying, then why is study material being provided? It defeats the entire purpose of having bar exam to see if a candidate has learnt his law in his 3 or 5 years of studying or not
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 04:19
If after studying Bar Council approved colleges,syllabus for 5 years ,even passing CLAT are not sufficient to prove credibility,then what is need of Bar Council?
What they are doing here ? What they have done so far ? Day Dreaming ?

They are questioning their own credibility by introducing Bar Examination.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 07:32
first all of u see the question paper and then comment. Even an entrant into law college can easily pass this paper....
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 10:44
Please, after long time some people are trying to do good and bring reforms. They don,t have to gain any thing by the bar exam, it's for the improvement of our profession. I fully support BCI under ne management and they are at least trying to do something after decades of inaction from BCI. I think all lawyers need to support and encourage BCI now, when they are doing something right. Please avoid negative comments just for sake of commenting. Peace!
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 11:55
Ya man, peace! Now pass the j.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 12:11
any idiot can solve this paper and what's more it is open book. this proves that the ppl opposing the bar exam have a lower iq than an idiot. this means that certain "top" law schools have students worse than idiots.

shame on the BCI for setting such an easy paper.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-02 17:13
I think this exam is a welcome move and those who have done their hard work while studying for LLB should find it difficult to get through.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-03 02:04
Let it be remembered that students of NUJS were loudly protesting against this easy school-level paper and hijacking important legal reforms. The true quality and intellectual worth of NUJS students has been shockingly exposed before the world.

I suggest that the BCI hold an alternative exam for the NUJS students which is fit for their level. Here are some sample questions (5 marks each):

1. Does India have a Constitution (Y/N)?
2. Which of the following represents clients before courts of law? (Doctors/Plumbers/Carpenters/Advocates)
3. Mention the names of any 2 subjects you studied in law school.

NUJS students struggling to solve these questions can contact me for help.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-03 02:48
all natinal laws schools student going to fail in this exam...if BCI provides meritlist you will see all these so called " " will be at bottom......
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+0 -0 False News With Balls 2010-09-03 04:29
"The true quality and intellectual worth of NUJS students has been shockingly exposed before the world".

Oh yes! It has been exposed!

Dozens of students have been recruited by Amarchand, Luthra, Khaitan and Trilegal wiht avarage packages in excess of 12 lacs per annum. Yes the quality has been exposed. See www.legallyindia.com/201007301156/Law-schools/nujs-finds-early-law-firm-homes-for-30-finalists

An overall 3rd in the MPL and the winnter of the WTO Elsa moot world rounds. Yes the quality has been exposed. See www.legallyindia.com/201008231223/Mooting/mooting-premier-league-mpl-alternative-winners-nlsiu-and-nujs-and-welcome-to-mpl-2

4 students in Kings college london, one each in Oxford, NYU, Cornell and LSE. Yes the quality has been exposed. [...]

24 year old law students running their own LPOs (when working in one seems to be the dreams of many) and online CLAT forums. Yes the quality of its entrepreneurial students has been exposed. See www.legallyindia.com/20100115395/Legal-Process-Outsourcing-LPO/24-year-old-NUJS-student-starts-up-LPO.

See this for more exposure www.legallyindia.com/20100304549/Law-schools/nujs-student-to-improve-diversity-in-colleges-by-clat-web-20-hack

Socially senstive and enterprising with intiatives like IDIA www.legallyindia.com/20100331628/Law-schools/mass-movement-to-make-more-diverse-legal-profession-kicks-off-at-nujs and Shadhinota. Oh Yes! The quality has been exposed.

Finally FYI...BCI and Rainmaker conductd a 'Calibrated Test' in law schools ranked at different tiers to correct determine as to what should be the difficulty level of the Bar Exam.

The tier I college that was selected was WBNUJS, Kolkata. Symbiosis law school (which some magazines rank above NUJS) was at tier 2. You see...BCI and Rainmaker know that the difference between NUJS and Symbi is not of ranks...but of one full damn tier.

@ 14...get your IQ levels checked.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-03 07:08
Why the Rainmaker? Why the Govt has chosen them? Doesn't make any sense!!! (I wonder who is paying whom here) This is very bad & weird... though preparatory material is decent........where is the time for sitting for this exam....we all are busy working in firm/companies/courts or studying in LLM/for UPSC/state judiciaries......... very insensitive and imbecile of Govt of India esp GS & Moily!!! Point to be noted - neither of you did for such exam so why pressurize us!!!
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-03 07:14
Some people are trying to do good and bring reforms. They don,t have to gain any thing by the bar exam, it's for the improvement of our profession...What a comment !!!

Examination fee 1300/- * 50000 student=calculate the amount Mr. 10

Where the money goes then ?

Why they are enrolling students before examination then ?

Simple Money Making Game in disguised form.

Examination cost should be free.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-03 10:27
Its really been great the govt has done a its real responsibility to make ours legal education proud. so, now we can say in future our legal proffession is going to be best in the world.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-03 11:31
@14&16 (and the rest of you): Get a life
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-03 13:59
anyone can get into foreign college by paying money. foreign colleges are all overrated.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-04 02:08
Somebody Buy the paper setters to law school. Q 2. None of the options are correct. having sat for the New York bar (and passed) I see that they expect students to give the most accurate answer similar to what barbri told us to do for the NY Bar. thats BS boys you need to be on top of the ball. a valid arbitration agreement needs to be in writing and signed or in an exchange of correspondence oral contracts are out.

You poor batch of 2010 good luck.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-04 02:13
#22 here I meant buy the paper setters some law books and send them to law school sorry for the typo
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-04 02:33
ideally the pass rate should not exceed 30% but it looks like the BCI is all set to give an easy paper so that even idiots can pass. these NLU graduates hardly know any law and do not deserve to pass.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-04 08:37
I feel that we must file a suit for defamation against Gopal reason being he has defamed indian young lawyers in front of other professional like doctors of our country. He has also defamed the total legal education structure so he must be booked for civil wrong as well as a criminal case of [...] must be made against gopal as he is plyaing big [...] agianst the youth with this rain makers.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-04 22:41
Dear #25, please just do it - instead of merely talking. It will show you the law is completely different than the emotions that you display.
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-06 06:04
another n......e by Apex Court, Petition is not listed before CJI but before Registrar, cause list enclosed


SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CAUSE LIST
(For 06th, September, 2010 )
REGISTRAR COURT NO. 1
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[LIST OF MATTERS POSTED FOR HEARING BEFORE
SHRI S.G. SHAH, REGISTRAR ON MONDAY THE
6th SEPTEMBER, 2010 AT 11.00 A.M. IN OLD
COURT NO. 6, EXTENSION BLOCK, SECOND
FLOOR.]
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MATTERS UPTO ITEM NO.65 WILL BE TAKEN UP
BETWEEN 11.00 A.M. AND 12.00 NOON AND
THE REMAINING MATTERS FROM ITEM NO.66
ONWARDS SHALL BE TAKEN UP 12.00 NOON
ONWARDS.
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69. T.P.(C)No.697-702/2010 BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA MR. SANJEEV SACHDEVA
XVIA A/N-H Vs. BABUBHAI VAGHELA & ORS.
84, 0, 0 S.( 812) (WITH APPLN.(S) FOR STAY)
2ND LISTING



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+1 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-06 08:21
this shows that BCI just want to kill time so that exam can be taken up, imust say senior lawyers have lost there ethics
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-06 13:25
what a cheap move by the BCI
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+0 -0 Anonymous guest 2010-09-07 00:27
some weightage must be given to the fact that students have passed from a good and recognised university, because it really is difficult to prepare for this exam while we are working..how do they expect us to totally forget our career and concentrate on an exam, which is so comprehensive!!!
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+0 -0 subhadeepsaha 2010-10-20 10:47
I feel its important and also a welcome step..but the matter is that isn't it unfair to impose the exam on the law graduates passing this yr only? Should not the lawyers who enrolled before 2010 also go through this screening? These questions need to be answered.

Moreover, have the law graduates passing in 2009-10 got anything more in their curriculum or syllabus which their predecessors did not get? Is there any change in the system of court practice of lawyers who r to join the bar in 2010? If so, do they need any kind of special knowledge or expertise for the same?

Most important thing is that will those lawyers passing the exam get any kind of remuneration or pension benefit etc. from the Govt.? If Govt. is treating the lawyers of 2010 separately from their predecessors then they must provide the former some benefits, isn't it?

If after passing the exam still the 2010 lawyers are treated at per with earlier lawyers then the exam is nothing but a waste of time...

Still searching for answers of my questions...
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+0 -0 reddy 2012-12-10 22:47
please give a link to get the old question papers and answers for the exam of bar council..
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