AIBE XVI 2021 - Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Application Form, Result


All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is conducted by the Bar Council of India for law graduates in the country. The exam assesses an advocate’s capability of practising law in India. It tests the analytical abilities and basic understanding of the law. The 2021 exam is the XVI edition of the exam. The registration date for the exam has been extended by the Council. Candidates can now submit their applications till 15th June 2021. Here are the important details related to eligibility, pattern, syllabus, application process, important dates, and more for the AIBE 2021 exam.

AIBE 2021 Latest Update - The AIBE-XVI (AIBE 2021) registration date has been extended till 15th June 2021. Earlier, the registration date was extended till 30th April 2021. The new dates for the examination are not announced yet. Initially, the exam was scheduled on 25th April 2021.

From 2021 onwards, AIBE will not be an open book exam. Candidates will not be allowed to carry books, notes, or any other study material inside the examination hall.

AIBE 2021 - Highlights

Exam Name

All India Bar Examination XVI (2021)

Exam Conducting Body

Bar Council of India

Exam Mode


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Type

Certification Based

Exam Duration

3 Hours 30 Minutes

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Questions


Negative Marking

Not Applicable

Number of Attempts

No Limit

Available Application Forms

AIBE 2021 Important Dates

The registration date for AIBE 2021 has been extended and thus the exam has been postponed. The new exam dates are not announced yet. Here are the important dates related to the exam.

AIBE XVI 2021 Events

Important Dates

Notification releases

21st December 2021

Registration process begins

26th December 2020

Last date for registration

30th April 2021 15th June 2021 (extended)

Admit card availability

10th April 2021 To be notified

AIBE 2021 Exam

25th April 2021 To be notified

AIBE 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

AIBE Exam Pattern

AIBE used to be an open-book test till 2020. However, from the year 2021, it is no longer an open-book test. Now, the candidates will not be allowed to carry any book or reference material inside the examination hall. Candidates can carry Bare Acts without notes.

Paper Structure: The exam will be held in offline mode for 3 hours 30 minutes where candidates are required to answer 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The topic-wise distribution of questions is provided in the ‘Syllabus’ section below.

Marking Scheme: Each question will be of one mark. There will be no negative marking in the exam.

Medium of Question Paper:

  1. Hindi
  2. English
  3. Telugu
  4. Tamil
  5. Kannada
  6. Marathi
  7. Bengali
  8. Gujarati
  9. Punjabi
  10. Assamese
  11. Oriya

Syllabus for All India Bar Examination

AIBE-16 syllabus with the topic-wise distribution of questions is as under:



Number of Questions


Constitutional Law



Indian Penal Code (IPC)



Criminal Procedure Code (IPC)



Code of Civil Procedure (CPC)



Evidence Act



Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act



Family Law



Public Interest Litigation



Administrative Law



Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules



Company Law



Environmental Law



Cyber Law



Labour & Industrial Laws



Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law



Law related to Taxation



Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act



Land Acquisition Act



Intellectual Property Laws





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AIBE 2021 Eligibility

Candidates must fulfil the eligibility norms before applying for the AIBE 2021 exam. Here are the conditions:

Age Limit

There is no age limit for the All India Bar Examination.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed a 3-year or 5-year integrated LLB programme from a BCI-approved institute. Candidates must have completed graduation after 1st July 2012. There is no minimum marks criteria for the exam.

Bar Council Registration

Candidates must have enrolled as an advocate with their respective State Bar Council. It is a mandatory requirement.

AIBE 2021 Application Process

Candidates are required to fill the application form online via the official website. Applications through any other mode will not be accepted. The registration date has been extended till 15th June 2021. Candidates must fill the application forms within the specified time.

Documents Required for Registration

Candidates must keep the following documents ready before registration:

  1. Advocate ID card (if issued by the State Bar Council)
  2. Scanned image of Enrollment Certificate
  3. Scanned images of Photograph and Signature
  4. Disability Certificate, if applicable
  5. Category Certificate, if applicable

Steps for AIBE 2021 Registration

  • Visit the official website at
  • Click on the Registration (AIBE-XVI) link on the home page.
  • Fill the registration form with details such as name, gender, DoB, address, educational details, select exam centre, and language preference etc.
  • Upload the required documents as per specifications and ‘Save’ the details.
  • Registration Number and Password will be generated and sent to your registered mobile number and email ID.
  • Check your email ID for your registration number and password.
  • Again visit the home page and now click on the ‘Login Here (AIBE-XVI)’ link.
  • Enter your registration number and password to log in.
  • The registration details will appear on the screen.
  • Click on the ‘Print Challan’ button to take a print of the bank challan.
  • Visit any SBI branch with the challan and make the fee payment. The fee payment is to be done 24 hours after the registration.
  • After successful fee payment, retain the sealed and signed copy of the challan with you.
  • After 24 hours of fee payment, login into your account.
  • Now, click on the Upload Challan & Details button.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the challan (between 10 KB and 50 KB), enter the journal number, branch code, and date of challan.
  • Click the Submit button.
  • Now, go back and click the Application Form button.
  • The application form will appear on the screen. Check all the details carefully. If you find any error in the form, inform the bar council through email message or helpline number.

Note: Candidates are not required to send the hard copy of application form or other documents to the Bar Council of India.

Helpline Numbers:




Email ID: [email protected]

AIBE XVI 2021 Application Fee

The application fee will be accepted only through the SBI Challan. No other mode will be accepted. Category-wise fee details are as under:


Registration Fee

General/ OBC

₹ 3500


₹ 2500

Additional bank charges are to be paid by the candidates.

Other Details

AIBE 2021 Admit Card

AIBE XVI 2021 admit card will be issued by the Bar Council of India on the official website. The admit card release date is not announced yet. Admit cards will be issued only to those candidates who have submitted the application form correctly and have paid the application fee. The admit card will have details such as the candidate’s name, roll number, exam center address, exam timings, and exam-related guidelines. Candidates are required to carry the admit card along with a valid ID proof to the exam center.

AIBE XVI 2021 Result

The exam conducting authority will release the AIBE 2021 result on the official website. The result can be checked using the registration number and password. As the registration date is extended, the new exam date and result date are not announced yet. The scorecard has details such as the candidate’s name, roll number, enrollment number, photograph, signature, father/ husband’s name, and result status. 

AIBE 16 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AIBE XVI 2021 registration has extended till 15th June 2021. Here are the answers to frequent queries on candidates.

Question 1: What is the last date for AIBE 2021 application submission?

The last date for registration has been extended to 15th June 2021. Earlier, it was 30th April 2021.

Question 2: Is there any age limit for appearing in the exam?

No, there is no age limit for AIBE.

Question 3: When will the AIBE 2021 be conducted?

The exam date for AIBE 2021 has not been announced yet.

Question 4: Is there any restriction on the number of attempts for AIBE 2021?

No. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they qualify the exam.

Question 5: Can the application/ registration fee be paid through online mode?

No. The registration fee is to be paid only through the SBI Challan mode.

Question 6: How can I correct the mistakes in my application form?

If you notice any errors in your application form, contact the exam conducting authority at the helpline numbers mentioned above.

Question 7: Will there be any facility for rechecking the answer sheets?

Yes. Candidates can request answer sheet rechecking through online mode.

Question 8: What will be the fee for rechecking AIBE answer sheets?

Candidates are required to pay ₹ 200 as rechecking fee.

Question 9: What is the significance of clearing AIBE?

It is important to clear AIBE if you want to practice law in India. Those who qualify will receive a Certificate of Practice (CoP) which is the minimum standard for practising law.

Question 10: Who will issue the Certificate of Practice and when?

The Certificate of Practice will be issued by the Bar Council of India (BCI) after the AIBE result declaration.