The All India Bar Examination intended to test an advocate’s ability to practice the profession of law in India. As on December 5, 2010 first time that this examination will be conducted, it will assess capabilities at a basic level, and is intended to set a minimum standard for admission to the practice of law; it addresses a candidate’s analytical abilities and basic knowledge of law.
The first All India Bar Examination shall be mandatory for all law students graduating from the academic year 2009-2010 onwards. Candidates may apply to appear for the All India Bar Examination only after enrolling as an advocate under Section 24 of the Advocates Act, 1961 and will have to submit suitable proof of such enrolment along with the application form for the All India Bar Examination
The first All India Bar Examination shall be conducted across the country simultaneously on December 5, 2010. Candidates will be free to choose an examination centre of their convenience, and will also receive printed preparatory materials to assist them in preparing for the All India Bar Examination. Application forms for the All India Bar Examination will be available from July 15, 2010 onwards.
The All India Bar Examination will be conducted in nine languages: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya and English and the preparatory materials provided to each advocate will be in the language in which they choose to appear for the All India Bar Examination.
An advocate would have to pay Rs.1,300/- (Rupees One Thousand Three Hundred Only) as fees to appear for the All-India Bar Examination, which amount will include the cost of receiving preparatory materials. Advocates appearing more than once for the All India Bar Examination will be required to pay only Rs.700/- for repeat attempts, which amount shall not include the cost of receiving preparatory materials for the All India Bar Examination. The application form shall contain details of manner of payment of the fees for the All India Bar Examination.
|Registration for the All India Bar Examination (forms available at all State Bar Councils)||July 15 – September 30, 2010|
|Despatch of Preparatory Materials to advocates appearing for the All-India Bar Examination on December 5, 2010||August 16, 2010 – first week of October, 2010|
|Model Test Papers available on the B.C.I. website||August 16, 2010 onwards|
|Publication of list of candidates and examination centres on the B.C.I. website||November 1, 2010|
|Date of the first All India Bar Examination||December 5, 2010|
|Declaration of results of First All india Examination||By December 31, 2010|
|Bi-annual examinations held from 2011||In April and November every year|