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‘Moderate’ difficulty: How was the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) for you?

Did you sit the fifth AIBE today (25 August 2013)? How was it for you? Did the questions make sense? Was there enough time? Did anyone cheat?

Please share experiences, praise and criticism.

Bar examinee Mohit Singh wrote on the legal blog One Law Street that the paper was “moderately easy”:

“Following the pattern adopted in the AIBE IV, a huge chunk of questions could have been answered just by looking into the Section/Article number from the respective bare acts.

What was tough: [I hated this part] Around a dozen of questions were based on statements made by jurists. For instance, certain quotes on tort, evidence etc. were reproduced and it was asked to name the jurists. Options included authors like Salmond, Pollock, Winfield, Phipson etc. Other than these there were several quotes/principles based on English judgments which are not very very commonly talked/discussed (from an angle of a law student). However one carrying books might have been able to answer them. (Of course there would be people who did not require books to search for these answers).”

Most students had carried the earlier but obsolete preparatory materials into the exam, wrote Singh.

Last year’s bar exam was marred by 470 candidates’ grades being changed from pass to fail and hiccups in organisation and delays in the exam and grading, after the last-minute change to a new AIBE contractor by the BCI.

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