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‘Easy’ and ‘cheating’: How was Bar Exam day for you?

As the fastest candidates are starting to come out of the first All India Bar Exam that is set to end by 3pm today (Sunday), according to one report the standard was “very easy” and candidates were overheard loudly comparing answers. Share your experience here.

One candidate who had wanted to leave the exam venue early but was at first not allowed to, said: “It was very simple and every option was taken directly from the text. The second part was very simple – you didn’t even need to open the booklet.”

The 2010 graduate from a national law school added that there were roughly 1,000 candidates to the exam hall. “Cheating was going on,” he said. “One [candidate] was asking another loudly what is the answer to question 63.”

“The biggest faux pas was they asked candidates to write their enrolment number […] but 90 per cent of students did not have it,” noted the examinee, explaining that the invigilators made a phone call and candidates were allowed to write their names on the paper.

All candidates’ hall passes were checked but proof of identification was not asked for at the venue and no search was carried out for mobile phones and other electronic equipment, contrary to earlier intimations.

What was your first bar exam experience like? How difficult was the exam? Share questions and answers, discuss the venues, invigilation and more here.

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