It is very important to manage your time and efforts for the Bar Exam. After completing a three-year or five-year LL.B course from a Bar Council of India-approved institute, you can go for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE). After clearing the AIBE, you will get a certificate of practice (COP). This permits you to practice as an advocate in Indian Courts. Without passing the exam you cannot practice in any court.
Before filling the examination form you have to enroll yourself as an advocate in the State Bar Association, after that you will get a temporary license for practicing in any district court. It is valid for two years only. Within these two years, you have to clear the Bar Exam otherwise you have to start all the processes again for e.g. take a temporary license from State Bar Association and then apply for AIBE again and so on.
For AIBE XVII 2023, here are some of the tips and information to keep in mind. These will give you confidence while sitting in the exam hall and solving the question paper. Please note that due to limited time, it is best to systematically manage your time and plan your preparation accordingly and focus to comfortably pass the exam, for this purpose it is not a good step to prepare for 100 percent of the paper rather prepare according to the weightage of each subject i.e. prepare the major subjects and just have a brief look on the rest subjects. Because when you will clear the exam, the result does not mention the top ranked or anything like that. It will not even show the marks obtained. It will only show pass or fail.
Note that exact marks are no longer declared by the Bar Council, and scoring 40 per cent is sufficient to pass the exam. If you prepare well and systematically for this, you will definitely crack it in one go comfortably. Here are some pointers to assist candidates in successfully passing the exam by solidifying their last-minute preparation for the AIBE 2023 exam.
Study Major Subjects
As AIBE is no longer an open-book exam now, you can only take Bare Acts with you in the exam hall. And you have very limited preparation time, so we suggest you go with the major subjects which have much more weightage than the other subjects. The major subjects are:
Constitutional Law 10
Criminal Procedure Code 10
Civil Procedure Code 10
Indian Penal Code 08
Evidence Act 08
Family Law 08
Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instruments Act. 08
These are the major subjects with high weightage. Don’t try to memorize, just try to figure out where to find answers. Now you have prepared yourself for 62 per cent of the question paper. But remember to not miss any question unanswered. Answer all the questions as there is no negative marking. So try to attempt all the questions but first go with the questions that you are pretty confident about.
Attempt mock tests or quizzes
One of the best methods to build confidence in yourself is solving as many mock tests or quizzes as you can. Mock tests have the potential of building the exam spirit of an individual. It will provide you with a familiarity with the exam pattern and also gives an idea of the type of questions that might be asked in the exam. It will give you a rough idea of the exam level.
Go through Sample Papers and Previous Year’s Question Papers
Dig out all the possible sample papers and previous year’s question papers of AIBE. Regular practice from the model papers will help you in increasing your speed and accuracy. Also, they provide an understanding of the marks allotted to each section and question. You can improve your final performance through the previous year question papers and sample papers of AIBE.
Do not study any new topic
Candidates preparing for the AIBE 2023 exam must not touch any new topic just a few days before the exams. Studying any new topic just a couple of days before the exam can confuse the candidates and might create a loss of confidence and more doubts. Hence, it is advisable not to pick any new topic.
Ensure revision of all the crucial topics
You should start your last-minute exam preparation with the AIBE topics that will count for the most marks. Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure Code, Civil Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code, Evidence Act, Family Law, Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instruments Act are the crucial subjects for the AIBE.
No comprehensive revision
Do not revise thoroughly as it will take much more time. The entire curriculum will require a lot of time and work to review. Hence, in the last-minute always revise briefly the notes that you have made while studying or preparing for the exam. This is because if you go for a thorough revision first, it will take a lot of time to revise everything and secondly, you might start to worry or feel insecure and self-conscious if there is something left that you can’t remember. So, better to avoid this.
Take proper sleep
It is also very important that before going to the exam that you must take proper sleep and rest. Because it will increase your focus and your mind will feel fresh that will automatically boost your concentration for the exam day. And you can attempt the questions more accurately and efficiently.
Last but not the least; recheck the syllabus and exam pattern to make sure no topics or subjects are missing. Additionally, you need to quit being anxious before the exam. Start feeling relaxed, calm and more confident.
Keep all these things in mind and revise accordingly. It will help you a lot. Also, one more tip is to use the technique of elimination of wrong answers to solve the MCQs, if you are unable to locate the answer through bare acts. Because once you are able to eliminate the incorrect options, the chances of marking the correct answers increase.
Written by Adv Komal , Practising Advocate, District Court, Hisar
Edited by Sahid