The Bar Council of India (BCI) has extended the registration deadline for the All India Bar Examination XVIII (AIBE-XVIII) until October 9, providing aspiring law candidates with additional time to secure their participation in this prestigious examination. Here’s everything you need to know about AIBE-XVIII and how to register:
AIBE-XVIII Registration Details
- Extended Registration Deadline: The AIBE-XVIII registration deadline has been extended to October 9, 2023.
- Payment of Fees: As per the revised schedule, candidates can complete the payment of registration fees until October 10, 2023.
- Registration Platform: To register for AIBE-XVIII, candidates should visit the official website, allindiabarexamination.com.
- Registration Fee: The registration fee for AIBE-XVIII (18) for all candidates is Rs 3000.
New Examination Centre in Aizawl, Mizoram
The BCI has introduced a new examination centre in Aizawl, Mizoram, starting from AIBE-XVIII onwards. This addition provides candidates with the option to select “AIZAWL” as their preferred test city when applying for AIBE-XVIII. The inclusion of Aizawl reflects the commitment to accessibility and convenience for candidates from various regions.
AIBE-XVIII Exam Details
- Exam Date: AIBE-XVIII is scheduled to be held on October 29, 2023.
- Duration: The examination will have a duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes.
- Question Format: AIBE-XVIII will consist of 100 questions covering various legal topics, including constitutional law, the Indian penal code, criminal procedure code, code of civil procedure, evidence act, company law, cyber law, and more.
- No Negative Marking: Unlike some other exams, AIBE-XVIII does not employ negative marking.
Important Pass Percentage Changes
The BCI has introduced changes to the pass percentage criteria for AIBE-XVIII. The new pass percentage requirements are as follows:
- General Category: General category candidates must achieve a minimum score of 45% to pass the exam.
- Reserved Categories: Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) categories will need to secure a minimum of 40% to pass the examination.
Previously, the qualifying percentage for reserved categories was set at 35%. These changes reflect the evolving standards of the legal profession and emphasize the importance of a higher level of competence.