According to the Bar Council of India (BCI) official All India Bar Exam (AIBE) website, the “tentative” date for the next bar exam, which is compulsory for law graduates to pass before entering practice, has been set for 26 February 2017, with registration “likely to start” on 6 January 2017:

The main All India Bar Exam (AIBE) website, http://www.allindiabarexamination.com/ is offline for "maintenance", around two weeks after Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said the bar exam contract with unqualified contractor ITES Horizon Pvt Ltd had expired.

Results for the ninth All India Bar Exam (AIBE) may finally be nearly available on the official website, although first reports suggest that the link doesn't actually work.

The results to the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) 9 will be out on 16 May, announced the Bar Council of India (BCI) on the official bar exam website:

If the Supreme Court is serious about examining the legality of the bar exam, it should also examine whether the award of the contract to ITES Horizon by the BCI was illegal, or worse...

Sunday’s All India Bar Exam’s (AIBE-IX) results will be released tentatively before 15 April, the Bar Council of India (BCI) notified on its website today.

AIBE: delayed on scheduleSenior advocate KK Venugopal was appointed a friend of the court in the 13-petition challenge to the Bar Council of India’s All India Bar Examination (AIBE) listed today, before a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court.

Chinese authorities have pledged to reform the country’s qualification system for those who want to enter the legal profession.

A statement jointly issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council on Sunday said the system will be improved to ensure those engaged in law professions are “faithful to the Party, the country, the people and the law”, reported Xinhua.

The current system requires specific exams for four professions, namely judges, prosecutors, lawyers and notaries, but the new system combines them into one single exam and extends it to more professions such as those that involve the imposition of restrictions on the rights of citizens and corporate bodies, or auxiliary positions in the justice system.

Those who enter the legal professions shall also receive a unified pre-service training, it added.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) renewed its dubiously awarded bar exam contract to underperforming exam agency ITES Horizon, without a public tender of the contract and without holding a council meeting for members’ consensus on the renewal.

The results for the eighth All India Bar Exam (AIBE) have been published on the official AIBE website.

ITES Horizon: ca 2012The BCI’s 2012 meeting minutes regarding the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) have revealed details of the process by which the contract to conduct the fourth and subsequent AIBEs was awarded to ITeS Horizon.

The eighth All India Bar Exam (AIBE) has been postponed from its scheduled date of 15 March 2015 to 24 May 2015 “as per the Council decision”

Candidates taking tomorrow’s All India Bar Exam (AIBE) in Jammu & Kashmir don’t have to turn up tomorrow because of heavy rain, said a notice on the official website: “Due to heavy rain in Jammu & Kashmir area, if any candidate is not able to appear for the AIBE-VII Examination on 7th Sep, 2014. They would be allowed to appear for the next AIBE.”

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