All India Bar ExaminationPreparatory MaterialsGuide to the All India Bar Examinations
Dear Advocate,These preparatory materials are intended to assist your preparation for the ﬁrst All India BarExamination (“
”). These materials are divided across
containing individualmodules on each of the twenty subjects that the AIBE will comprise of
.Before you begin reading through these modules, we recommend that you read this guide to theAIBE, so that you may plan your preparations better, and so that you are clear in setting goalsleading towards your successfully passing the AIBE. The AIBE will assess capabilities at a basiclevel, and is intended to set the minimum standards for admission to the practice of law in India.It would be useful to reiterate the basic methodology and structure of the AIBE here:
Methodology of the AIBE
The AIBE will have
one hundred (100) multiple-choice questions
spread across various subjects.The subjects are taken from the syllabi prescribed by the Bar Council of India for the three-yearand ﬁve-year Ll.B. programmes at law schools in India (as set out under Schedule I to the BarCouncil of India Rules).These subjects are divided into
: the ﬁrst comprises subjects that may be considered‘foundational’ in nature, those that form the basis for large areas of law; the second comprisesother subjects, which a new entrant to the legal profession must also have a basic understandingof.The Examination paper will comprise
at least seven (7) questions from each ‘Category I’ subject
.The paper will also have
twenty-three (23) questions from the ‘Category II’ subjects as a whole
.These twenty-three questions will include questions from at least ﬁve (5) Category II subjects.Category I subjects will be tested in Part I of the question paper, and Category II subjects will betested in Part II of the question paper.
All India Bar Examination: Preparatory Materials
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