The Bar Council of India (BCI) published an official notification of the AIBE XVII examination on February 5, 2023. The AIBE is not a hard and tough exam; it is a moderate-level exam that has turned out to be a difficult nut to crack. The prime reason why the candidate fails to qualify for the exam is not that they are incapable but rather because their preparation methodology needs to be better. For instance, some candidates may be using reference material that is poor and outdated, or they may not be solving enough sample papers, or, in some cases, they may not be aware of the updated syllabus.
In this article, we take a look at how to systematically prepare for the AIBE 2023 exam and pass it in one sitting. For clearing any exam, it is not important how many hours you study; instead, whether you are studying consistently every day or not is what really matters. Consistency is the key to success. Time management is also essential for the same.
The AIBE is conducted by the Bar Council of India to test the legal knowledge, aptitude, reasoning power, conceptual clarity, and decision-making skills of a candidate.
According to the AIBE Exam Pattern 2022, the All India Bar Examination question paper consists of 100 questions, and each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking in the exam.
You can attempt the exam in any 25 languages, such as Hindi, English, Gujarati, Konkani, Nepali, Urdu, Dogri, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Oriya, Bodo, Assamese, Kannada, Odia, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Santhali, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Manipuri, Sindhi, and Maithili.
You will have 3 hours and 30 minutes to answer the questions. The AIBE Syllabus 2022 includes the following topics:
|Topic/Subject||No. of Questions|
|Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)||10|
|Civil Procedure Code (CPC)||10|
|Indian Penal Code (IPC)||8|
|Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle and Consumer Protection Law||5|
|Land Acquisition Act||2|
|Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable
|Alternative Dispute Redressal, including Arbitration Act||4|
|Public Interest Litigation||4|
|Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules||4|
|Labour & Industrial Laws||4|
|Law related to Taxation||4|
|Intellectual Property Laws||2|
Important Books for AIBE
|Other Bare Acts||Universal Law Publishing Co Pvt Ltd.|
|Constitution of India||Durga DasBasu|
|Company Law and Practice||AK Majumdar/Dr GK Kapoor|
|Civil Procedure with Limitation Act||CK Takwani|
|Public International Litigation||VK Ahuja|
|Human Rights||H.O Agarwal|
|Guide to All India Bar Examination||Universal’s|
|Intellectual Property Law||Private Publication|
|Civil Practice and Procedure Manual||Sarkar’s|
|Sure Success AIBE & JCJ||DV Rao|
|AIBE Solved Papers (2011-2021)||Lovedeep Bangia|
|AIBE- Previous year solved papers||Thakral Law Publications|
|Fundamental Rights||Uday Raj Raj|
How to Select a Good Book?
Considering the fact that you are new to AIBE preparation, below are some points which you have to keep in mind while selecting a book for your preparation.
- Keep in mind that the book you are referring to must be well-revised and updated to the latest syllabus pattern.
- Always refer to a book that has simple language, as that will be easy to understand and free of grammatical errors.
- The book must be based on the complete AIBE syllabus.
- To better understand the concepts, it must have case laws and examples.
- The book must be written by famous authors or must be verified by one of them.
- It must contain practice papers and the previous year’s question papers for practice.
Written by Adv Komal , Practising Advocate, District Court, Hisar
Edited by Sahid