AIBE 2023: Everything You Need to Know About the Exam


The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is a crucial examination for aspiring lawyers in India, conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI). This exam aims to assess the legal knowledge and skills of law graduates, ensuring that they possess the competence needed to practice law in India. After clearing the All India Bar Examination, the candidate is awarded a certificate of practice by the Bar Council of India. Qualified members in the exam can attend court hearings in any tribunal’s courts and administrative bodies.


The AIBE was introduced in 2010 as a mandatory examination for law graduates who wish to practice law in India. The primary objective is to evaluate whether candidates have a minimum level of understanding of the law and ethics necessary to serve as legal professionals. The examination has evolved over the years to reflect changes in the legal landscape and to maintain high standards in the legal profession.

Examination Process:

The AIBE typically consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and essay-type questions. The examination assesses candidates on various subjects, including constitutional law, criminal law, civil law, professional ethics, and legal reasoning. The exam is conducted in 53 cities having 261 centres as an open-book exam and conducted offline in 3 and half hours duration.


All India Bar Examination can be attended on the below eligibility:

  • Members should hold a law degree (3-Year/5-Year) from a recognised institute of law approved by the Bar Council of India.
  • Should have been registered with their respective State Bar Councils.
  • No upper age limit for appearing in the exam.

AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has released AIBE 18 (XVIII) official notification. As per the official notification, AIBE XVIII (18) 2023-24 Exam Date is October 29, 2023. Click here to register for the AIBE-XVIII.

Get prepared for the AIBE 2023

To prepare for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) in 2023, it’s essential to have the right study materials and books that cover the required subjects and topics. When selecting books and study materials, it’s crucial to align them with the AIBE syllabus and the specific subjects you need to cover. Additionally, consider your own learning style and preferences when choosing resources. Some candidates prefer comprehensive textbooks, while others may benefit from more concise study guides and practice papers. Here are the best books for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE-2023):

EBC’s Master Guide To All India Bar Examination (AIBE Exam Guide)

It is a comprehensive book to study for the exam conducted by the Bar Council of India. The following are some of the unique features of this Guide:
1. Authoritative commentary on all the prescribed subjects in one compact volume.
2. Includes the latest case laws and statutory amendments, viz. Bonnie Foi Law College case, 2023.
3. More than 2500 exam-styled MCQs along with answers.

Bare Act Combo for All India Bar Examination (AIBE)by Commercial Law Publishers

This Bare Act Combo Set of 21 Acts is specially designed for Students who are preparing for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) conducted by The Bar Council of India. The Bare Acts are without comments. This set includes the Advocates Act, 1961, Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996, Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, Constitution of India, 1950, Consumer Protection Act, 2019, Environment Laws, Family Laws, Indian Contract Act, 1872, Indian Evidence Act, 1872, Indian Penal Code, 1860, Cyber Laws (Information Technology Act, 2000), Intellectual Property Laws, The Limitation Act, 1963, Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Negotiable Instruments Act, 1882, Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013, Specific Relief Act, 1963, Property Act, 1882, Labour & Industrial Laws, and Companies Act, 2013.

All India Bar Examination – AIBE Solved Papers (2011 – 2023)

This title contains solved papers of all examinations held from 2011 to 2023. It features:

1. Indispensable aid for those appearing for the All India Bar Examination.
2. Contains solved question papers, along with explanations, for entrance examinations held by the Bar Council of India from 2011 to 2023.

Guide to All India Bar Examination by Universal

The book covers all the subjects that form part of the syllabus prescribed by the Bar Council of India. It features:

1. Covers all subjects forming part of the prescribed syllabus
2. Provides both theories as well as MCQs on each subject
3. MCQs and subject-wise theory has been thoroughly revised and updated in light of recent legislative and judicial developments
4. Previous three-year question papers along with the answer key have also been provided

All India Bar Pariksha (AIBE) Guide by Dr Sanjay Gupta, Brajesh Kumar

All India Bar Pariksha (AIBE) Guide (As per the New Syllabus of 2023-24), along with the Solved Papers of 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023.