AIBE XVI (16) 2021 - Result, Answer Key (Out), Qualifying Marks, Certificate of Practice

AIBE XVI (16) 2021 - Result, Answer Key (Out), Qualifying Marks, Certificate of Practice

AIBE XVI (16) 2021 - Bar Council of India (BCI) will release the AIBE result 2021 tentatively in the third or fourth week of November. The AIBE result will inform the candidate's qualifying status in the certificate-based exam. The council has already released the answer key for AIBE 2021 on November 09. By using the AIBE XVI (16) 2021 answer key candidates can calculate their scores. candidates can submit their objections against the answer key by October 18, 2021.The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) was conducted on October 31. The certification exam was conducted in a pen-and-paper mode in around 53 cities across the country. To check updated pattern; visit here - AIBE (XVI) 2021 exam pattern,

Latest Updates for AIBE

  • 25 Oct 2021:

    Candidates can use Bare Acts with short notes/comments during exam; to check updated exam pattern - Click here

  • 11 Oct 2021:

    AIBE XVI (16) admit card 2021 has been released, download now!

  • 18 Aug 2021:

    AIBE XVI (16) 2021 registration deadline extended to October 15; fee payment last date also extended. To register - Click here

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The All India Bar Examination, or AIBE, is a certification exam that is taken by law students after completion of a 3-year LLB or 5-year LLB degree. Those who qualify in the exam are issued the Certificate of Practice (COP), which is mandatory to practice in a court of law in India. To apply for the exam, the minimum eligibility criteria is a 3- or 5-year LLB graduation. The candidate also must be registered with their respective bar councils. AIBE 2021 exam will include multiple-choice questions to be asked from common law subjects and will be available in eleven (11) language options.

AIBE 2021 exam - Key Highlights

Name of Examination

All India Bar Examination (AIBE)

Conducting body

The Bar Council of India (BCI)

Examination Mode


Mode of applications
  • Online
  • Application closed
Registration fee
  • General/OBC - Rs. 3500
  • SC/ST - Rs. 2500

Not including bank charges of Rs. 60

Language Options

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

Question type

Multiple Choice Questions

Type of exam

  • Certification exam.
  • Qualified candidates will be issued the Certificate of Practice (COP)
  • The COP is mandatory to practice in a court of law
AIBE 2021 official websiteClick Here
To read - AIBE frequently asked questionsClick Here

AIBE 2021 Important Dates

The BCI decides the schedule of AIBE. Note that given the pandemic situation, some scheduled events may be re-scheduled. So, the candidate needs to stay updated.

AIBE exam schedule 2021

NotificationDecember 21, 2020
Start of Online RegistrationDecember 26, 2020
Payment of application fee startsDecember 26, 2020
Last date to registerSeptember 25, 2021April 30, 2021
Last date to complete fee paymentSeptember 28, 2021
Last date to submit feesOctober 04, 2021
Issue of admit cardsOctober 11, 2021 (Released)
AIBE 2021 exam dateOctober 31, 2021October 24, 2021
Release of provisional answer keyNovember 09, 2021
Last date to raise objectionsNovember 18, 2021

Declaration of result

Fourth week of November 2021 (Expected)

AIBE XVI (16) Answer Key 2021

The exam conducting authorities has released the provisional answer key of the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) XVI 2021 on November 09. The answer keys have been released for all four paper codes (A, B, C, and D). AIBE XVI (16) answer key contains the official answers to all the questions asked in the entrance exam.

The candidate, by comparing their answers with the official keys, can determine the number of correct attempts and then probable score. One must use the official marking scheme when calculating scores. The approximate score would give the candidate a fair idea of success or failure in the AIBE XV exam, without waiting for the results.

AIBE XVI (16) Result 2021

The Bar Council of India will declare the result of All India Bar Examination (AIBE) XV 2021 within a few weeks of the conduct of the offline exam. The result will be declared in online mode and can be checked by entering one’s roll number and date of birth. Unlike results for other entrance exams, AIBE XVI (16) 2021 would only indicate the qualifying status of the candidate, and not include other details like section-wise and overall marks.

Such candidates who qualify in the exam will be issued the Certificate of Practice (COP), which is essential to practice law in a court of law.

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AIBE XVI (16) Eligibility Criteria

The BCI sets the eligibility criteria for the AIBE 2021 exam pertaining to age limit, qualifying exam, and bar council registration. Only if the candidate meets all of these conditions will he or she be considered for Certificate of Practice.

  • Qualifying exam: The applicant must have passed a 3-year or 5-year LLB degree from a BCI-recognized institute.

  • Bar council registration: The applicant must be enrolled with their respective State Bar Council.

  • Age limit: There is no upper or lower age limit for appearing in AIBE 2021 exam

  • Nationality: Only Indian nationals can apply.

Useful Resource: To Get Enrolled or Learn How to get Enrolled with State Bar Council - Click Here

AIBE Application Form 2021

The application form AIBE XVI (16) was open in online mode till September 25. The step-wise AIBE application process is described below:

  1. Registration: Before the candidate can fill the application form, they need to get registered first. To register, enter details like enrollment number and registration date, etc.

  2. Fill the form: This section will have fields like personal, educational, and enrollment details. In addition, the candidate will also have to select language option and exam centres (a maximum of THREE exam centre choices allowed). Choices should be entered in the order of preference.

  3. Upload documents - Documents like photograph, signature, copy of enrollment certificate, and self-attested copy of photo id proof have to be uploaded in the prescribed format. On successful registration, the registration number and password will be generated and sent to the candidate’s email id and mobile number

  4. Pay the fee: The registration fee is Rs. 3500 for general and Rs. 2500 for SC/ST candidates.

Address:Bar Council of India21 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area ITO,Near Bal BhawanNew Delhi - 110002.Contact:Emailaibe.bci@gmail.comMobile: +91-9804580458Landline: 011-49225022011-49225023

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AIBE Exam Centres 2021

The BCI will conduct the offline-based exam in 53 cities across the country. The candidates were allowed to select a maximum of THREE test centres at the time of filling the form. Candidates were to choose the exam centre carefully, because a request for change is unlikely to be entertained once allotment is made. The details of the exam centre allotted to the candidate, including city, address, etc., are mentioned on the AIBE 2021 admit card.

AIBE Exam Centre

S. NOStateCity
1Andhra PradeshTirupati
10Himachal PradeshShimla
18Thiruvananthapura m
19Madhya PradeshBhopal
23Maharashtra & GoaAurangabad
31New DelhiNew Delhi (NCR)
33Punjab & HaryanaAmritsar
39Tamil NaduChennai
44Uttar PradeshAllahabad
53West BengalKolkata

AIBE XVI (16) Admit Card 2021

Exam officials released the admit card of AIBE 2021 on October 11, 2021. Admit card is available in online mode only and is issued to successfully registered candidates only. An important document for appearing in the exam, the AIBE XVI (16) Admit Card 2021 carries vital details like the name and roll number of the candidate, date and time of the exam, and name and address of the exam centre.

Steps to download AIBE 2021 admit card

  1. Click on the official admit card download link

  2. The candidate will be redirected to a log-in window

  3. Enter registration number and date of birth

  4. The admit card will be displayed on the screen in downloadable pdf format

  5. Download and take a printout

AIBE Syllabus 2021

By following the prescribed syllabus of the All India Bar Examination, the candidate gets to know which topics are important for the exam and which are not. The syllabus for the AIBE 2021 is given below.

Subject or Topic

Total number of questions

Administrative Law


Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act


Code of Civil Procedure


Company Law


Constitutional Law


Criminal Procedure Code


Cyber Law


Environmental Law


Evidence Act


Family Law


Indian Penal Code


Intellectual Property Laws


Labour and Industrial Laws


Land Acquisition Act


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


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


Law related to Taxation


Professional Ethics and Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules


Public Interest Litigation


Total questions100
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AIBE XV (16) Exam Pattern 2021

The Bar Council of India releases the exam pattern of AIBE. The candidate by referring the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) XVI 2021 exam pattern will get to know about details like in what mode the exam will be conducted, exam duration, types of questions to be asked, and marking scheme. The candidate needs to incorporate these aspects to a better score in the exam.

AIBE exam pattern 2021 - Quick glance

Mode of Examination


Language options


Exam type

Open book; Items allowed -

  • Bare Acts with short notes/comments

Duration of Examination

3 hours 30 minutes

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total Number of Questions


Total Marks


Marking scheme

  1. Each correct answer will carry 1 mark

  2. There is no negative marking

AIBE XVI (16) Sample Papers 2021

Along with reading texts and solving problem sets given these books, the candidate should also solve sample papers of AIBE XVI 2021. This is because AIBE sample paper will contain similar types of questions to those asked in the entrance exam; consequently solving them would increase one’s chances of success manifold.

Typically, sample papers may be solved after completing a topic or chapter, but the candidate may use them at any stage of exam preparation they want, to check their understanding of a concept, problem-solving skills, and readiness. Applicants can download AIBE XVI sample papers for FREE - HERE.

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