The fourth All India Bar Examination (AIBE) would be held in August 2012, said Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, although the planned AIBE board has not yet been constituted.
The names of persons on the AIBE board would be finalised within a week, Mishra told Legally India today.
The board would take decisions on all matters related to the conduct of the AIBE, he said, including deciding on an external agency that can assist the BCI with the exam.
The BCI had met in Chandigarh on 5 May intending to decide the date of the fourth AIBE and to zero in on a third party agency, if any.
While the BCI did not manage to make a call on those points, it did decide on the members, including Supreme Court and high court judges, vice chancellors of national law schools and some eminent advocates, who would sit on the board, said Mishra at the time.
A source in the BCI declined to share the resolution because it had not yet been signed by the chairman.
The third AIBE was held on 8 January 2012 and resulted in a pass rate of 63 per cent. The second AIBE was held on 24 July 2011 and the first AIBE ever was conducted on 6 March 2011.
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