AIBE XVII (17) 2023: Exam Date (5 Feb), Admit Card (Out), Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility, Preparation

AIBE XVII (17) 2023: Exam Date (5 Feb), Admit Card (Out), Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility, Preparation

ByShubhra Anand Jain  |  Updated on: Feb 2, 2023
Get all the details bout AIBE Exam 2023 here. The official notification for AIBE XVII Exam is already released by BCI on its official website. Check AIBE Exam registration Form details and the last date to apply.
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AIBE Exam 2023 is scheduled to be held on 5 February 2023 by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The exam conducting authority scheduled AIBE Exam admit card verification and generation from 21 to 25 January 2023 in online mode on its official website: As per the latest official update, AIBE XVII admit card is released on 30 January 2023 for all the candidates who have successfully completed the registration process. You must have an enrollment of state bar council certificate to download AIBE Exam admit card. The last date for AIBE 17 registration 2023 was 18 January 2023 and the last date to submit the exam fees was 19 January 2023.

AIBE Exam is expected to be conducted in both pen-paper and computer-based format, which will be confirmed by the exam conducting authority on its official website. The syllabus and exam pattern of AIBE Exam 2023 will remain the same as the last year. Here, our experts have shared all the details related to AIBE Exam XVII 2023, including the dates, registration process, syllabus, pattern and more. The candidates appearing in AIBE 2023 must be conversant with these details to avoid last-minute cancellations of their candidature.


Here, we have updated the recent updates of AIBE Exam 2023 in the section below. The candidates must check and note these details to avoid missing the deadline.

  • 5 February 2023: AIBE XVII Exam Date 2023
  • 30 January 2023: Declaration of AIBE Exam 2023 admit card
  • 23 - 25 January 2023: Certificate enrollment and verification of AIBE XVII admit card
  • 18 January 2023: Last to apply AIBE Exam

What is AIBE Exam?

All Indian Bar Examination, abbreviated as AIBE Exam is a national-level exam for all Law graduates, who want to pursue their career in the Court of Law. It is conducted once every year by the Bar Council of India for both LLB and LLM Graduates. The candidates who qualify for the AIBE Exam 2023 will be issued a COP (Court of Practice) certificate which will allow them to practice the law in Indian Courts. Note one thing, the candidates without this certificate cannot practice in the Indian Courts. Candidates appearing for the upcoming AIBE Exam must download their hall tickets, which will be released on the official website on 30 January 2023.

AIBE Exam is conducted in both offline and online modes. A total of 100 MCQ questions are asked which are needed to solve within 3 hours and 30 Minutes. There are no negative markings and 1 mark are awarded for every correct answer. The AIBE Exam 17 will be conducted across 53 cities in India in a total of 11 languages. BCI has released AIBE Exam 2023 notification along with other official details regarding registration, form fees, eligibility, and syllabus on its official website.

AIBE Full Form

The candidates appearing in the upcoming AIBE Exam must be aware of the AIBE Full Form and other details about this exam. The full form of AIBE is the All India Bar Examination, which is conducted once every year for candidates interested in pursuing a career in the Court of Law.

In the section below we have tabulated some important highlights about AIBE XVII Exam, that you must know before applying for the exam.

AIBE Exam Highlights

The candidates aiming at AIBE 17 Exam 2023 must note all the basic details for this exam. Note the table below for the same.


Details of AIBE Exam

AIBE Full Form

All India Bar Examination

Conducting Body

BCI (Bar Council of India)



Frequency of AIBE Exam

Once in a Year

Purpose of the AIBE Exam

To provide the candidates' COP, which is mandatory to practice Law in Indian Courts.


Offline Pen-Paper Mode

Question Types


Test Cities

53 Cities

AIBE Exam Eligibility

Both LLB and LLM graduates can apply for this exam.


The dates for AIBE Exam 2023 will be released by BCI on its official website. Note the table below to avoid missing the deadline for AIBE Exam Date 17 (XVII).

Events of AIBE Exam

Important Dates

AIBE XVII Registration

13 December 2022 - 18 January 2023

AIBE Exam XVII application begins for SBC Jharkhand, Sikkim, Telangana and Uttrakhand enrolled candidates

15 December 2022 - 16 January 2023

Last to pay exam fees

19 January 2023

Issue of AIBE Exam Admit Card

30 January 2023


5 February 2023

Declaration of provisional Answer Key of AIBE XVII Exam

To Be Announced

Announcement of AIBE 2023 Result

April 2023 (Tentative)

AIBE Exam Answer Sheet Recheck

To Be Announced

Final AIBE XVII Exam Answer Key

To Be Announced

AIBE Exam 2023 Certificate

To Be Announced

Who is Eligible for AIBE Exam?

In order to take part in this national-level exam, the candidates need to fulfil all the basic eligibility criteria for AIBE. Go through the details below to get basic details for AIBE XVII Eligibility.

  • Educational Qualification: The candidates must complete either LLB or LLM degree to appear in AIBE Exam.
  • AIBE Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for this exam.
  • State Bar Council Enrolment: The candidates must be enrolled as advocates in their respective State Bar Council, Under the Advocates Act, 1961: Section 24 (1) (f).

AIBE Application Form 2023

AIBE Exam 2023 registration is now closed on the BCI official website on 18 January 2023 and the last date to pay AIBE XVII fees was 19 January 2023. The entire process of AIBE Exam registration is online and you have to visit the official website: to fill out AIBE Application Form without any mistakes. Here, we have updated the step-by-step process to complete AIBE registration and fill out the application form.

  • Visit the official website of BCI.
  • Read all the given instructions before filling out the AIBE Exam application form to avoid any type of miscommunication in the future.
  • Fill in the details as per requirements like your personal details, contact details and nationality
  • Select AIBE Exam XVII Centres at your convenience
  • Upload documents including your Advocate ID, enrollment certificate, category certificate, and scammed copy of signature and photograph
  • Click on Submit. You will get a mail regarding the AIBE 2023 Registration number and password.
  • Log in to the portal again with your login details
  • You can pay the AIBE Exam application form fee only by SBI Challan. No other payment is accepted for the exam. The candidates can print the challan and make the payment after 24 hours of AIBE XVII Registration 2023.
  • After completing the payment upload the challan and provide the required details including journal number, challan date, and branch code.
  • Download and take a printout of the AIBE Exam Application Form.

AIBE Exam Fees

Note the table below to get the updated registration fee details for AIBE XVII Exam 2023.


AIBE Exam Fees

General category candidates

INR 3560 /-

SC/ST category candidates

INR 2500 /- + INR 60 (bank transaction charges)

AIBE Exam Pattern

The candidates aiming at AIBE XVII 2023 must be well-versed in the exam pattern to cut down the silly mistakes during the exam. It is an offline exam and you have to answer 100 MCQs within 3 Hours and 30 Minutes. The below table highlights the basic details of AIBE Exam Pattern 2023.

AIBE Exam Features


Exam Mode


AIBE Exam Duration

3 hours and 30 minutes

Test Medium

11 Languages (Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, English, Punjabi, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada)

Total Number of Questions

100 Questions

AIBE Exam Type

Previously it was an Open Book Exam. But in recent days AIBE is not allowing candidates to carry notes, books, or any type of written documents inside AIBE Exam Centres.

Question Types


AIBE Marking Scheme

+1 for every correct answer (There are no negative markings in this exam)

AIBE Exam Syllabus

The BCI authority conducts AIBE to evaluate candidates' skills in understanding the Law, and whether they are fit enough to per Court Practice. The candidates may know that the questions are asked from 19 Topics. However, each topic has a different weightage. BCI has specified the topics for AIBE Syllabus. You should not miss out on them to ace AIBE Exam 17 (XVII) in one chance.

Subjects to be Covered in AIBE Exam

Number of Questions

Company Law


Environmental Law


Cyber Law


Land Acquisition Act


Intellectual Property Laws


Administrative Law


Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act


Public Interest Litigation


Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules


Labour & Industrial Laws


Law related to Taxation


Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Act and Consumer Protection Law


Indian Penal Code - I.P.C


Evidence Act


Family Law


Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act


Constitutional Law


Criminal Procedure Code - Cr. P.C


Code of Civil Procedure - C.P.C


How to Prepare for AIBE Exam?

The candidates must follow an effective preparation strategy to cover all the chapters and topics related to the AIBE Exam XVII. The syllabus is huge and the candidates need to study qualitatively rather than quantitatively so that they can get a good AIBE score. Here are some experts' recommended AIBE Exam preparation tips that you may follow for your preparation.

  • The candidates need to follow newspapers regularly to be updated with the latest Law updates in India. Newspapers carry all the details of the Legal Importance of every news and case. The candidates need to go through those sections well to be well-prepared.
  • Timely revision is extremely important for AIBE Exam preparation, as the syllabus is really huge.
  • Follow a daily timeline for every subject to prepare the AIBE syllabus in an organized way. Fixed your weekly and monthly targets to maintain track of your preparation.

AIBE Question Paper

AIBE Exam Paper is the best study source as it provides all the valuable insights about the exam. The candidates aiming at the upcoming exam must solve AIBE Previous Year Papers to ace the exam in one chance. As per the experts' opinion, AIBE Question Paper helps the candidates in the following way:

  • Assist the candidates to get a good grasp of the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • You become familiar with the question types and difficulty levels.
  • Get an idea about the important topics of the AIBE Exam.

AIBE Exam Cut Off

The candidates have to clear AIBE cut off to get a COP Certificate. The minimum qualifying marks as BCI has decided are as follows.


Qualifying criteria

Qualifying marks

General/ OBC

40% of the total marks

40 marks out of 100


35% of the total marks

35 marks out of 100

AIBE 2023 Admit Card

The candidates who will have successfully registered for the AIBE Exam 17 can download their admit card directly from the official website by using their login credentials. Note one thing the AIBE Admit Card is only available in online mode. The candidates can download it by the below-mentioned process.

  • Visit the official AIBE Website
  • Click on AIBE Admit Card 17 (XVII) Link
  • Enter your Login Credentials
  • Download and take a printout of it.

AIBE Exam Centres

AIBE XVII Exam 2023 will be conducted in approximately 53 cities across the country. The candidates must select the AIBE Exam 2023 centres wisely at the time of filling out the exam form. BCI will allot the nearest test centre for AIBE Exam as per the candidates' choices. Here is a list of test cities in which the upcoming AIBE XVII will be conducted.

Name of the States

AIBE Exam Cities 2023

Andhra Pradesh














Himachal Pradesh















Madhya Pradesh





Maharashtra & Goa











New Delhi

New Delhi (NCR)



Punjab & Haryana








Tamil Nadu








Uttar Pradesh











West Bengal


AIBE Exam Analysis

AIBE XVII 2023 analysis will help future aspirants to get valuable insights into the exam and understand how the test takers perceive the paper on various parameters. It includes

  • The difficulty level of the AIBE Exam
  • Question Types
  • Whether the candidates have marked the answers correct or incorrect
  • Whether the AIBE Question Paper was lengthy or easily doable.

AIBE Exam Answer Key 2023

BCI will release AIBE Exam 17 Answer Key within a week after the exam. The candidates who will appear for the AIBE Exam will get their answer keys to check whether they have answered all the questions correctly or not. Besides, BCI allowed the candidates to submit their grievances if they found any discrepancy regarding AIBE 2023 Answer Key. After reviewing the candidates' feedback and grievances, BCI will release the final answer key and result on its official website.

Announcement of AIBE Exam 2023 Result

The candidates will get AIBE results by the mid of April 2023. All the appeared candidates can check their AIBE XVII Results on the official website by entering their login details. Below are the steps to check AIBE Exam 2023 result.

  • Go to the official BCI Website
  • Check the Notification bar for the AIBE Exam XVII result.
  • Click on the result link in the notification bar of the website.
  • A new login window will open up in a new tab
  • Enter your Login details
  • AIBE Results will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take a printout of the result for future communication

FAQs on AIBE Exam

  • All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is a national-level exam conducted by BCI for candidates who want to pursue their careers in the Court of Law. The candidates aiming at AIBE Exam need to solve 100 MCQ-type questions within 3 Hours and 30 Minutes. If you qualify for this exam, you will get a COP certificate that is needed to practice the Law in Court.

  • AIBE Exam is very important for Law graduates who are interested to practice Law in court. After qualifying AIBE Exam, the candidates will get COP, which will allow them to practice Law in the Indian Courts.

  • AIBE Exam XVII Notification was released. BCI has released the official notification of AIBE Exam 2023 and the application form on its official website.

  • The basic criteria for AIBE XVII Eligibility are the candidates have to be Law graduates. Candidates who have qualified for LLB or LLM courses can apply for AIBE Exam.

  • There are no criteria for AIBE Age Limit. Candidates who have qualified for LLB or LLM courses can apply for this exam if they want to pursue their career in the Court of Law.

  • The candidates who are thinking of appearing in the upcoming exam can fill out the AIBE Application Form XVII (17) in a below-mentioned way.

    • Visit the official website of the AIBE Exam.
    • Fill in all the details as per the requirements.
    • Choose AIBE Exam Centres as per your preference.
    • Upload all the required documents.
    • Click on Submit. The candidates will get login credentials in their registered email ID
    • Login to the portal again.
    • Take a printout of SBI Challan and complete the payment after 24 hours of AIBE Registration.
    • Upload the challan and required bank details.
    • Download and save AIBE Application Form for future reference.
  • No, the candidates have to fill AIBE Exam form in the online process. They can only complete the payment in the offline process with the help of SBI Challan after 24 hours of AIBE Registration.

  • As per the official updates, AIBE Syllabus consists of 19 topics, including Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, IPC, Land Acquisition Act, Public Interest Litigation, and many more. The candidate has to answer a total of 100 MCQs from these topics within 3 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Previously AIBE Exam was conducted as an open book system. But recently, AIBE is not allowing the candidates to carry any notes and study materials onside the exam centres.

  • No, AIBE Exam XVII (17) will be held in 11 separate languages. It includes Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, English, Punjabi, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, and Kannada. The candidates can choose their language for AIBE Exam at their convenience.

  • The passing marks criteria for AIBE Exam are decided once the answer key will be published. However, it is prepared according to the minimum qualifying marks decided by the BCI authority for the bar examination, which is 40% marks for the General/OBC category (35% marks for SC/ST category).

  • You can follow the below-listed books and study materials to prepare for AIBE 2023:

    1. Bare Acts
    2. AIBE previous years solved papers
    3. Commentaries and short notes on case laws
  • Till its 16th session, AIBE Exam was conducted only in the offline mode. But from XVII onwards, AIBE Exam will be held in both offline and online mode.

  • Considering the year-wise trends, the AIBE exam is always expected to be easy to moderate difficulty level. As BCI intends to make AIBE testing parameters stricter, so, you can expect it little tougher.


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