The Bar Council of India (BCI) has published sample questions for the upcoming 9 December All India Bar Exam (AIBE), while having changed the number of questions per topic.
The sample question paper is now available on the official bar exam website, via a link at the top of the page. [click here to download PDF]
Apart from the purely legal-knowledge-based questions of the three first AIBEs, the model paper now published by the BCI also includes questions that require general and historical knowledge relating to the law and the constitution.
The BCI did not publish information on whether the pass marks for the exam had changed or any other details.
Some excerpts from the sample paper (BCI’s suggested answers in bold):
The structure of Indian Constitution is? Federal in form and unitary in spirit.
A) Federal in form and unitary in spirit.
C) Unitary in form and federal in spirit.
D) Purely federal.
In whose time period, the Panchayats were given the Constitutional status?
A) Rajiv Ghandhi.
C) V.P. Singh.
D) P.V. Narsimha Rao.
Arbitration is akin to:
B) Lok Adalats
C) A form of conciliation
D) Both (a) and (b)
Who described the Part III of the Indian Constitution as “most criticized part of the Constitution”?
A) Jawahar Lal Nehru.
B) B.R. Ambedkar.
C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
D) B.N. Rau.
For appointment of a Special Public Prosecutor, how many years of experience is required as a practicing Advocate?
A) 7 years.
B) 10 years.
C) 15 years.
D) 5 years.
The Supreme Court has held in a case that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi,the President of Congress(I) is not an Italian citizen,
but is an Indian citizen under:
A) Article 10.
C) The citizenship Act, 1955
D) None of the above.
New syllabus & subject weightings
|Category / Subject||# of questions|
|C. P. C.||10|
|Cr. P. C.||10|
|Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Prop. Laws, Spl. Contract N. I. Act||20|
|I. P. C.||6|
|Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional misconduct under B.C.I. rules||4|
|ADR + Arbitration Act||4|
|Labour + Industrial Laws||6|
|Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law||6|