It has become mandatory for all the law graduates to take the AIBE
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has scheduled to conduct All India Bar Examination-V (AIBE-V) on 14th July, 2013. Online Applications are invited from qualifying Advocates interested to appear in AIBE-V.
This is the fifth AIBE that is being held. It has become mandatory for all the law graduates to take the AIBE. The decision by the Bar Council to conduct AIBE has been mired in controversy from day one. Till 2009, law graduates could start practice after passing their final year law exams and signing up with a local bar group.
According to the BCI (Bar Council of India), the AIBE is not for getting license of Advocate, as believed by all, but for getting a 'Certificate of Practice', after getting the license of Advocate. This test will be conducted every six months by the Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex statutory body to regulate the legal education and profession in the country.
Candidates are free to choose an examination centre of their convenience. The test will have 100 multiple-choice questions spread across various subjects.
Online Registration process for AIBE-V
20th April, 2013
Last date for completion of process/deposit of requisite fee through Bank Challan
30th May, 2013
14th July, 2013
Source: Official website of All India Bar Examination