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All India Bar Examination

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All India Bar Examination

     It is brought to your notice that the Bar Council of India is conducting an All India Bar Examination (AIBE) on December 5th, 2010 and the said exam shall be mandatory for all the law students graduating from academic year 2009-2010 and onwards and enrolled as advocates under Section 24 of the Advocates Act, 1961. It is further clarified that the AIBE is mandatory in order to practice law in India.

     The registration period for the AIBE is from July 15, 2010 to September 30, 2010. It may be noted that the forms are available in the respective State Bar Councils. Filled in application forms should be sent by candidates directly to the Bar Council of India, New Delhi along with a demand draft of Rs 1,300/- for the fees as well as proof of enrolment with the State Bar Council. The said application forms should not be folded or stapled and the forms should be carefully filled in accordance with the instructions in the form. On receipt of the application form the Bar Council of India shall provide preparatory materials (in the language chosen by the candidate) to candidates appearing for the AIBE.

     The exam will be of 3.30 Hours duration and will consist of 100 objective questions on various different legal subjects both substantive and procedural laws, that are taught to law students by law schools in accordance with Bar Council of India Rules. The AIBE shall be an ‘open book’ exam and the candidates are allowed to carry the preparatory materials, books or any materials they wish except for electronic devices like pagers, cell phones etc.

     The AIBE will be conducted in nine languages, and the preparatory materials sent to each candidate will be in the same language as the one they choose to write the AIBE. The AIBE shall be conducted at 27 cities across India- in a major city in most states in India. Upon successful clearing the AIBE, an advocate will be permitted to practice law in India and will receive a “Certificate of Practice” from the Bar Council of India.

     All details on AIBE are available on the following link http://www.barcouncilofindia.org/about/first-all-india-bar-examination/. For any further queries/clarification on the AIBE, candidates may call dedicated helpline number 011-49225022 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              011-49225022      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (English) or 011-49225023 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              011-49225023      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (Hindi) or email . All details, including a large number of Frequently Asked Questions, have also been uploaded on the Bar Council of India website- www.barcouncilofindia.org. The above details may be uploaded on your website with a hyperlink to http://www.barcouncilofindia.org/about/first-all-india-bar-examination/.


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