ANALYSIS OF ALL INDIA BAR EXAM – XIII, 2018
The Bar Council of India recently conducted All India Bar Exam – XIII (“AIBE”) on December 23, 2018. The Candidates who pass this exam will be granted Certificate of Practice by the Bar Council. AIBE was an ‘Open Book’ Examination and students were allowed to carry relevant material for the examination including Bare Acts. There were total 100 questions in the Examination and every correct attempt was awarded 1(one) mark. There was no negative marking. The subject-wise distribution is provided below in the table.
Name of Law
|No of questions||
Level of Difficulty
|Constitutional Law||10||Easy – Medium|
|Indian Penal Code||8||Very Easy – Easy|
|Code of Criminal Procedure||10||Very Easy – Easy|
|Code of Civil Procedure||10||Very Easy – Easy|
|Indian Evidence Act||8||Very Easy – Easy|
|Alternate Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act||4||Easy|
|Family Law||8||Very Easy – Easy|
|Public Interest Litigation||4||Easy|
|Professional Ethics and cases of Professional misconduct under BCI Rules||4||Easy|
|Labour and Industrial Laws||4||Easy|
|Law of Torts, including Motor Vehicles Act and Consumer Protection Laws||5||Very Easy – Easy|
|Law related to Taxation||4||Easy|
|Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Property Laws, Negotiable Instrument Act||8||Very Easy – Easy|
|Land Acquisition Act||2||Easy|
|Intellectual Property Laws||2||Easy|
|Total||100||Very Easy – Easy|
Analysis of the Paper:
Out of 100 questions spread across 19 sections, around 60 to 65 questions were from Bare Acts. The remaining questions were sourced from major case-laws and illustrations of the Sections. Unlike some of previous AIBE papers, this time there were no reasoning based questions in the paper.
* There was very little repetition of questions from past year papers. Aspirants who would have solved previous year papers dedicatedly would have found the paper a bit handy as it would have given them a good idea of the kind of questions being asked in the paper.
Overall, the difficulty of the paper ranged from Very Easy to Easy. For one to ace this examination, he/she should have carried indexed versions of all the major Bare Acts with some knowledge of the major case laws. He/she should also be very comfortable with Bare Acts and areas of law in general.
A reading of the material provided on the All India Bar Examination website would also have helped students with learning of major case laws.
There were a couple of discrepancies in the Question Paper. However, objections regarding the same were invited by AIBE.
The answer key has been released by AIBE on their official website. The same can be accessed by visiting their official website.
Results to be declared:
The results are to be declared soon, the exact date for the same has not been notified on the website.
Tip for Aspirants:
Preparation to be done for clearing AIBE:
- Go through past year AIBE papers.
- Preparatory material made available by BCI for AIBE should be read through.
- Indexed Bare Acts must be carried on the day of Examination.
ALL THE BEST!!
This Analysis is made by LawQ Experts with assistance of Tanvi Dabir, Associate at Khaitan & Co.