All India Bar Examination (AIBE XVI) 2021 postponed exam to April 25, application form extended

The BCI earlier announced that the AIBE will no longer be an open book exam. The revised dates are also subject to change in case of unavoidable circumstances.

All India Bar Examination (AIBE XVI) 2021 postponed exam to April 25, application form extended AIBE XVI (16) 2021 has been rescheduled. The exam will now be held on April 25. (Photo Source: Shutterstock)
Team Careers360 | Feb 22, 2021 - 11:06 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has postponed the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) 2021. The AIBE XVI (16) 2021 will now be held on April 25, instead of March 21, 2021. The application form of AIBE has also been extended from February 21 to March 22, 2021.

All India Bar Examination - Revised schedule

Event

Date

Online registration

December 26, 2021

Online registration close

March 22, 2021

Last date for payment

March 26, 2021

Last date for completion of online form

March 31, 2021

Online release of admit cards

April 10, 2021

Date of Examination

April 25, 2021

The AIBE XVI (16) 2021 can be extended further in case of unavoidable circumstances, the notification released by the council adds. Also, in that case, there will be no refund of fees.

Recently, the BCI had also announced that the AIBE will no longer be an open exam. The candidates will not be allowed to carry study material, notes or any book inside the exam hall. Candidates can carry only Bare Acts to the exam centre.

About AIBE

The BCI conducts AIBE every year for law graduates. The AIBE is a standard test to assess the candidates’ analytical and legal knowledge at a basic level. The exam sets a minimum benchmark for the practice of law. After clearing AIBE, candidates are awarded a "Certificate of Practice" by the Bar Council of India. Meanwhile, the result of AIBE XV (15) 2020 (previous session) is also slated to be declared in the first week of March.

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