AIBE (16) 2021:Application, Admit Card, Exam datesAIBE (16) 2021 Exam Dates has been announced. It is a national level examination which is conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI). All India Bar Examination is conducted to assess the capability of advocates who want to practice law in India. AIBE is the qualifying examination to get the “Certificate of Practice” for the legal profession. BCI will award the certificate to those candidates who will qualify for the offline examination of AIBE. The test is conducted in around 40 cities in India. All the aspiring candidates can check the detailed information about AIBE (XI) 2021 from this article.

AIBE 2021 Notification

  • Rechecking requests will be accepted from October 2021 on payment of Rs. 200 only.
  • Candidates will be informed about the rechecking result within 7 working days after the application for revaluation is received.
  • Candidates need to send the complete rechecking application in the attached format along with the Demand Draft amounting to Rs. 200 in favour of Bar Council of India payable at New Delhi.

AIBE (16) 2021 Answer Keys (Official) along with question papers will be released soon. Candidates will be allowed to object till October 2021 (till 5 PM).

AIBE (16) 2021 Admit Card will be released for all Cities on 4th October 2021.

The Center for Panaji has been changed to Sawantwadi on account of it being St. Patrick’s Day on December 3, and the engagement of all Colleges in Panaji for the same.

List of candidates whose admit cards will not be released, in case their corrected documents are not received by Noon on the first week of October 2021.

List of candidates whose documentation for candidature is incomplete, Upload required corrected documents before Noon on 25th September 2021.


AIBE (16) 2021 Last Date to complete & submit the application form will be 25th September 2021.

AIBE (16) 2021 Exam Dates

The official exam schedule for AIBE (16) for the academic year 2021-2022 is as follows:

EventsDates 2021 (Announced)
Online registration started from26th December 2020
Bank payment through challan starts
26th December 2020
Last date for online registration15th September 2021
Last date for payment20th September 2021
Last date for completion of the form25th September 2021
Availability of admit card4th October 2021
Date of exam24th October 2021
Answer key release3rd week of October 2021
Last date to submit an objection3rd week of October 2021
Declaration of resultLast week of October 2021

AIBE (16) Registration 2021

  • Candidates can apply AIBE (XVI) 2021 through online or offline mode.
  • AIBE (16) Registration 2021 has been started from 26th December 2020
  • The last date for submitting the online & offline application form was extended till 15th september 2021.
  • While registering for AIBE 2021, candidates need to upload documents such as advocate ID card (if issued by State Bar Council), enrollment certificate, scanned photograph and signature, category and disability certificate (if applicable).
  • Payment should be done only through SBI Challan. No other mode of payment will be accepted.
  • Candidates can make the payment after 24 hours of registration.
  • Make sure you keep a print copy of application form for further references.
  • No copies of filled-in application form or any other document are required to be sent to the BCI office.

Registration Fee

Applicants are required to pay the application fee of Rs. 3560/- for General/OBC candidates while 2560/- for SC/ST candidates. The fee can only be deposited through the bank challan of SBI bank.

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria that a candidate has to fulfil for appearing in the AIBE (16) 2021 is as follows:

  • Nationality: Candidates should be an Indian national.
  • Qualifying Examination: Candidates either have passed 3 years or 5 years LL.B. degree from a BCI recognized law school.
  • Minimum Marks: No minimum percentage is required in the qualifying examination in order to apply for AIBE.
  • Enrollment with State Bar Council: In order to appear the AIBE, it is must for the law graduates to be enrolled with respective State Bar Council. Candidate must possess the advocate enrollment card issued by State Bar Council.
  • Age Criteria: There is no prescribed age limit for writing AIBE.
  • Number of Attempts: There is no limit in attempts for AIBE. Candidates can appear this examination any number of times.

AIBE (16) Admit Card

BCI issue the AIBE (XVI) 2021 admit card one or two weeks before the examination. Admit cards for the online application form will be available on the official website of AIBE. Candidates would be required to carry admit card along with the photo identity card to the examination hall. It will be available on 4th October 2021.

AIBE (16) Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates who are going to appear in the AIBE (XVI) 2021 must be familiar with the exam pattern so that they can get an overview of the question paper. The structure of the examination is given below:

  • Exam Mode: The test was conducted in offline mode. Candidates have to mark the answers in OMR sheet.
  • Type of Questions: The test was contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Number of Questions: There was total 100 questions in AIBE.
  • Subjects: The examination was carry questions from 20 subjects. These subjects was divided into category-I and category-II. Each subject of category-I was have 7 questions while Category-II subjects was have 23 questions in total. 23-questions of Part-2 was include questions from at least 5 subjects of Category II.
  • Parts: The test was consisting of 2 parts i.e. Part I and Part II. Category I subjects was included in Part I while category-2 subjects was included in Part II.
  • Languages: AIBE was conducted in 11 languages and candidates have the choice to take the examination in any one of the languages.
  • Exam Duration: Candidates was provided with 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the examination. Candidates with 80% or more disability was provided the extra time of 20 minutes per hour.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking in the examination, therefore, no mark will be deducted for the incorrect response.
Category-I (Part-I)Category-II (Part-II)
Alternative Dispute ResolutionAdministrative Law
Civil Procedure Code and Limitation ActCompany Law
Constitutional LawEnvironmental Law
Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable InstrumentsFamily Law
Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal CodeHuman Rights Law
Criminal ProcedureLabour and Industrial Law
Drafting, Pleading, and ConveyancingLaw of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law
EvidencePrinciples of Taxation Law
JurisprudencePublic International Law
Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates 
Property Law 

AIBE (XVI) 2021 Syllabus

AIBE (16) syllabus 2021 was consist of the subjects of three-year and five-year LL.B. programmes as prescribed by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The subjects are given below:

SubjectNumber of Questions
Constitutional Law10
I.P.C (Indian Penal Code)8
Cr. P.C (Criminal Procedure Code)10
C.P.C (Code of Civil procedure)10
Evidence Act8
Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act4
Family Law8
Public Interest Litigation4
Administrative Law3
Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules4
Company Law2
Environmental Law2
Labour + Industrial Law4
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents and Consumer Protection Law5
Law Related to Taxation4
Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Prop Laws, Spl Contract N.I Ac8
Land Acquisition Act2
Intellectual Property Laws2

How to Prepare for AIBE (XVI)

Here, we are giving some of the preparation tips for AIBE:

  • Make the right strategy to secure minimum 40 marks (qualifying marks) in the examination.
  • Try to practice past years question papers.
  • As AIBE is open book examination i.e. you can carry study materials with you in the examination. Familiarize yourself with the study material you are going to carry with you.
  • There is no negative marking or penalty in examination. Only correct answers contribute to a candidate’s score. Therefore, candidates should leave no question unanswered.
  • Manage your time well in the examination. Do not waste your time in the questions which takes more time.
  • Refer the best books for preparation.

AIBE (16) Answer Key 2021

Candidates can check the answer key after a few days of the examination. The official answer keys will be released on the 3rd week of October 2021. It will be published along with the question papers for SET CODE A, B, C & D. Candidates can object to the answer key within the next 10 working days, i.e, the 4th week of October 2021. Candidates can make objections through email ( After that, no claim will be entertained whatsoever, and results will be declared based on the Answer keys as uploaded.

AIBE (16) Result 2021

AIBE (XVI) 2021 result will be published on the official website of AIBE. It will be released in the last week of October 2021. Examinees can check their results by entering roll number and date of birth. The result will display only the qualifying/non-qualifying status of candidates. The qualified candidates will be eligible to get the “Certificate of Practice” in the law profession.

Qualifying Marks

To clear the All India Bar Examination, the minimum scores are 40%. That is, candidates need to score 40 marks out of 100 to qualify for the examination.

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