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Bar exam: Hall passes to be downloadable as study mat non-recipients grow

Hall admission passes for the 6 March all India bar exam will also be available for download over the internet, announced the Bar Council of India (BCI), also revising upwards from 37 to 143 the number of applicants who had not received any study materials in the post.

“Preparatory materials have already been dispatched to each of [22,282] candidates and admit cards for the AIBE have also been dispatched to each candidate,” said the BCI in a statement dated yesterday (21 February).

However, the BCI added that an online facility would also be made available to receive hall passes: “Candidates who do not receive their admit card, for whatever reason, can download the same from the BCI website from February 24, 2011 onwards by typing out their assigned roll no. for the AIBE, print out the same on normal A4 size paper and carry it.”

On Friday Gopal Subramanium had told a legal news website that admit passes would also be available at the examination venues but this was not mentioned in the official announcement, which was signed by Subramanium.

The BCI also posted a revised list of candidates whose preparation materials had been returned for a variety of reasons. has been put on the BCI website and candidates are requested to get in touch with us urgently and arrange to collect the same. Meanwhile, preparatory materials are available on the BCI website.”

The updated list of those not having received materials has climbed to 143 names, more than the BCI’s list of 3 February with only 37 names. Legally India reported on 14 February that the figure of 37 was questioned as being too low by a bar exam challenger in the Bombay High Court.

Other information:

> Candidates will be required to carry a proof of identity (original of passport, driving license, PAN card, Voters ID, ration card or State Bar Council Enrolment ID , and show the same at the examination centre for entry to the AIBE.

> Candidates will be allowed to carry any books/ reference materials (including the Preparatory Materials for the AIBE. Candidates will not be allowed to share these materials.

> Further, mobile phones, pagers, laptops or any other kind of electronic devices will not be allowed into the examination hall. Candidates will have to make their own arrangements for storage of these items outside the Examination Hall.

> The BCI also requests any candidates who have special needs (on account of any physical disabilities) and require scribes for the AIBE to contact the BCI (through email or over the AIBE helpline) immediately.

> The AIBE timings shall be from 11:30 am to 3 pm. Candidates must ensure that they reach the examination centre in advance – entry to the examination centre will not be allowed after 11:15 am.

Download the BCI release from the BCI’s latest announcement page.

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