AIBE (XIX) 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates

The Bar Council of India conducts AIBE every year for candidates who want to enroll as certified advocates. It is a national-level entrance exam organized in a standardized manner. Qualified candidates will be issued a “certificate of Practice” (COP) to continue their practice at the courts of law.

AIBE 19 will be held in offline mode and the question paper is based on core subjects of law such as – Constitutional Law, CrPC, PIL, IPC, IEA, Administration, professional ethics, and more.

The online registration for AIBE (XIX) 2024 will be commenced tentatively in December 2024. Interested and eligible candidates should submit their application form as per the schedule.

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AIBE (XIX) 2024 Important Dates

Candidates can check the tentative schedule for AIBE (XIX) from the table below.

Online registration and fee payment starts fromDecember 2024
Last date for application submissionJanuary 2025
Last date of fee payment through Bank ChallanJanuary 2025
Online admit verification begins fromJanuary 2025
Last date for correction of admit cardJanuary 2025
Availability of admit cardFebruary 2025
AIBE (XIX) exam dateFebruary 2025
Display of answer keyFebruary 2025
Announcement of resultMarch 2025

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the exam, candidates need to satisfy the required AIBE XIX (19) eligibility criteria. The details on eligibility criteria are provided below.

Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the exam.

Candidates should have cleared a three- or five-year LLB degree from a recognized institute or university.

There will be no age limit for AIBE 2024 Exam.

AIBE (XIX) 2024 Application Form

The AIBE 2024 application form will be available in December (tentatively) through online mode only. The application process for AIBE includes three stages- online registration, application form filing, and application fee payment.

Interested and eligible candidates should visit the official website of conducting body i.e., and register with their State Bar Council enrollment number, date of birth and email ID.

After successful registration, candidates will be allowed to access the application form. Fill in the required details such as personal details, educational qualification, State Bar Council registration details, preferred test cities and medium of paper etc. in the form.

After filling in all the information, candidates have to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature in the given fields.

Thereafter, candidates needed to pay the application fee as under.

AIBE XIX Application fee

Candidates from General/OBC/PWD/EWS/Women category have to pay Rs 3,500 as the required application fee.

For SC/ST/ SC-PWD/ST-PWD categories the application fee is Rs 2,500/.

The payment will be done offline mode only via using the SBI Challan facility. The Fee will be non-refundable under any situation.

AIBE 19 Exam Pattern

The question paper of AIBE carries a total of 100 MCQs based on 19 law subjects. The entrance exam will be available in English and 22 vernacular languages. The AIBE XIX exam pattern details are given below.

Examination modeOffline (Pen-paper based)
Type of questionsMCQs
Total questions100
Exam duration3 hours
Marking scheme+1 for each correct answer

Subject-wise weightage of questions for AIBE (19) is given below.

SubjectsNumber of questions
Administrative Law3
Company Law2
Public Interest Litigation4
Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act4
Cr.P.C (Criminal Procedure Code)10
Environmental Law2
Family Law8
Labour & Industrial Laws4
Evidence Act8
Cyber Law2
Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules4
Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act8
Law related to Taxation4
Constitutional Law10
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law5
CPC (Code of Civil Procedure)10
Land Acquisition act2
IPC (Indian Penal Code)8
Intellectual Property Laws2

AIBE XIX 2024 Syllabus

The AIBE exam is conducted to test candidates’ knowledge of law subjects and whether they are capable enough to practice in a court of law. The AIBE Syllabus includes topics or chapters from 19 different subjects namely Constitutional Law – Indian Penal Code – Code of Civil Procedure – Code of Criminal Procedure – Intellectual Property Rights -Family Law – Evidence Act – Alternative Dispute Resolution including Arbitration Act – Labour and Industrial Law – Cyber Law – Administrative Law – Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules – Company Law – Environmental Law – Law of Tort including Motor Vehicle Accidents and Consumer Protection Law – Law related to Taxation – Public Interest Litigation and Legal Writing.

Candidates are advised to go through these topics and make a proper strategy to score a better rank in AIBE XIX exam.

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AIBE XIX Admit Card

Candidates who registered for the exam successfully will be able to download their admit card from the official website of the bar council. To download the admit card, candidates need to provide their registration ID and password.

AIBE XIX admit card will comprise important details related to the exam such as the date and time of the exam, venue of the exam, candidate’s name and roll number etc. candidate should take the printout of the exam and keep it safe for further use.

AIBE 19 Answer key 2024

Once the exam is completed, the authority will release AIBE Answer key on its official website. It is expected that the AIBE provisional answer key 2024 will be displayed in 2nd week of February 2025. In case of any mistake, the candidate will be allowed to raise objections against the provisional answer key.

After submitting the objections, the authority will release the final answer key in pdf format. With the help of the answer key candidate will get an idea of their estimated AIBE score.

AIBE XIX Result 2024

The Bar Council of India will tentatively release the AIBE 2024 in April 2025. Candidates who are going to appear in the exam can check their AIBE XIX scorecard at the official website of BCI.

Candidates will be able to access their AIBE results by using their enrollment number and date of birth. The result will comprise details like the qualifying status of the candidate as Pass/ Fail/ Rejected/ Withheld.

AIBE 19 Certificate of Practice

Candidates who qualify AIBE 19 Exam will be able to obtain a ‘certificate of practice’ from their registered state bar council. AIBE (XIX) certificate of Practice 2024 will be available online mode only.

After getting the AIBE COP, candidates will become eligible to practice in any court all over India. For enrolling in the state bar council, candidates have to produce some documents like Law exam mark sheets, Gap certificate (if any), Law exam certificates, and Passport size photographs in the advocate’s dress code etc.


Is the AIBE exam 2024 open book?

No, AIBE is no longer an open-book exam. Only bare acts without notes will be allowed in the exam.

What are the minimum passing marks for AIBE Exam 2024?

As per the previous year’s AIBE Cut-off, the minimum passing marks were 40%.

Is AIBE 2024 will be held online or offline mode?

The exam will be conducted in offline mode in pen and paper-based mode.

Is the bar council exam easy to crack?

No, the AIBE exam is very difficult to crack.

Is there any age bar for AIBE 2024?

There will be no upper age limit for appearing in the exam.

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