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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-year
and five-year Ll.B. programmes at law schools in India (as set out under Schedule I to the Bar
Council of India Rules).
These subjects are divided into two categories: the first comprises subjects that may be considered
‘foundational’ in nature, those that form the basis for large areas of law; the second comprises
other subjects, which a new entrant to the legal profession must also have a basic understanding
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 be
tested in Part II of the question paper.
All India Bar Examination: Preparatory Materials
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materials shall attract all applicable civil and criminal law remedies.
The Category I and Category II subjects are set out below:
Category / Subject
Number of
Category I (Part I of the Paper)
1 Alternative Dispute Resolution                                                         7
2 Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act                                             7
3 Constitutional Law                                                                          7
Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and
Negotiable Instruments
5 Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code                                                7
6 Criminal Procedure                                                                           7
7 Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing                                                 7
8 Evidence                                                                                        7
9 Jurisprudence                                                                                  7
Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for
11 Property Law                                                                                   7
Category II (Part II of the Paper)
12 Administrative Law
23 questions in all, and these questions will include questions from at least 5
subjects in Category II
13 Company Law
14 Environmental Law
15 Family Law
16 Human Rights Law
17 Labour and Industrial Law
18Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer
Protection Law
19 Principles of Taxation Law 20 Public International Law
The All India Bar Examination shall be structured with multiple-choice questions (that is, the
correct answer would have to be marked out on the Optical Mark Recognition (“OMR”) format
answer sheet provided, and no writing of an answer would be required.)
These questions will be divided into ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning’ questions, and you will
be allowed a maximum of three hours and thirty minutes (3 hours, 30 minutes) to complete the
The All India Bar Examination will be ‘open-book’, which means that you may bring in any
reading materials or study aids that you choose, such as these preparatory materials, textbooks
and treatises, and even handwritten notes. You may not, however, bring in any electronic devices,
such as laptop computers, mobile phones, or any device equipped with a radio transceiver (such
as pagers) at the examination centre.


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