All India Bar Examination

Bar Council of India has introduced examination to test the ability of the advocate to practice in law courts under the power vested to them by Advocate Act. The object of the examination is to assess the capabilities at a basic level and to set minimum standard for admission to practice of Law.

This examination is compulsory for all the law students from the academic year 2009-2010 onwards.

The aspirant shall apply for the SANAD to State Bar Council u/s 24 of Advocate Act and after registering as an advocate, he or she becomes eligible to apply for this test.

Examination is conducted across the country and candidates are free to choose any centre. Application forms are available with the all State Bar Councils of country.

BCI also give liberty to choose any one language as medium out of nine languages mentioned in application form. Gujarati is one of the languages for students belonging to Gujarat.

BCI charge 1300.00 for first time as application free and subsequently they charge 700.00 as a cost of Examination fee.

BCI has also given liberty to use any preparatory material supplied by it or any other notes or books related to subject during the Examination.

This examination is multiple-choice-questions having 100 questions spread across various subjects. The syllabus is framed within the subjects studied in LL.B three year or LL.B five years.

Maximum time period for the Examination is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Qualifying certificate under the signature of Chairman of BCI will be issued to the successful advocates and no percentile or rank will be declared.

The syllabus is divided into two categories. Category I consist of 11 subjects each having 7 questions and Category II consist of 9 subjects having 23 questions in total.

Reading Material
Gujarati book 1 English Book 2
Gujarati Book 2 Hindi Book 1
English Book 1 Hindi Book 2

The Following are the Subjects under different Categories:

Sr.No. Subjects
Category I (Part I of the Paper)
1 Alternative Dispute Resolution
2 Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act
3 Constitutional Law
4 Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments
5 Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code
6 Criminal Procedure
7 Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing
8 Evidence
9 Jurisprudence
10 Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates
11 Property Law
Category II (Part II of the Paper)
12 Administrative Law
13 Company Law
14 Environmental Law
15 Family Law
16 Human Rights Law
17 Labour and Industrial Law
18 Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law
19 Principles of Taxation Law
20 Public International Law

Old question papers for All India Bar Examination will be uploaded soon.

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