Written by:Adv. Pooja Gupta

AIBE 16 Exam Pattern 2021 with all details

AIBE XVI (16) Exam Pattern 2021: The organizing authority, the Bar Council of India, is in charge of providing the AIBE XVI 2021 exam pattern. The BCI makes the AIBE XVI 2021 test pattern available on the All India Bar Examination’s official website. The AIBE XVI test pattern 2021 must be understood by candidates taking the BCI certification exam. Law graduates would be able to know and understand framework of the test if they are familiar with the AIBE XVI 2021 exam pattern. In order to practice law everywhere in the country, all law graduates must get certification from BCI.

As a result, applicants who are familiar with the AIBE XVI 2021 exam pattern will have a better chance of passing the exam. The AIBE 2021 exam pattern will include information such as the form of examination, linguistic options, examination pattern, total amount of questions, question type, and so on. Aspirants should read the entire article for further information on the AIBE XVI 2021 exam pattern.

The Indian Bar Council (BCI) has forbidden applicants to study materials, bring books or notes to the AIBE XVI Examination Center 2021. Consequently, the AIBE exam will no longer be the Open Book Exam. As per new schedule of the AIBE XVI (16) 2021 Examination, applicants may just carry bare acts without notebooks or notes to the AIBE 2021 Exam Centre.

AIBE Questionnaire (MCQ)

The AIBE (XVI) 16 Examination will be held offline on October 31 by BCI (Bar Council Of India). Multiple-choice questions based on knowledge and reasoning will be included in the AIBE Questionnaire (MCQ).



AIBE XVI(16) 2021 mode of Exam


Exam duration

3 hr 30 min

Examination type

Open Book

Total No. of Questions


Questions types


Total Marks


Scheme of Evaluation

+1 mark for each correct answer

Negative Marking


List of the Allocation of Marks

The following is a complete list of the allocation of marks among several topics in AIBE XVI 2021.



Constitution of India


(Cr.P.C) Criminal Procedure Code


(C.P.C) Code of Civil Procedure


(I.P.C) Indian Penal Code


(I.E.A) Indian Evidence Act


Family Law (Hindu & Muslim law)


Indian contract act (ICA), Specific Relief, Negotiable Instrument Act, Property Laws


Tort law, Including Motor Vehicle Act & Consumer Protection Law


Labour laws & Industrial Laws


Public Interest Litigation(P.I.L)


(ADRs)  Alternative dispute resolution, Including arbitration law


(Taxation Law) Law related to Taxation


Rules of the Bar Council of India govern professional ethics & cases of professional misconduct.


Administrative Law


Company & corporate law


Land Acquisition Act


Cyber law


Intellectual Property Laws


Environmental protection law


Total marks



The AIBE question paper is provided by BCI in the language of the test-takers’ choice. AIBE XVI can be taken in any of the 11 languages listed below by candidates:

(i) English (ii) Hindi (iii) Telugu (iv) Tamil (v) Kannada (vi) Marathi (vii) Bengali (viii) Gujarati (ix) Oriya

(x) Assamese (xi) Punjabi

AIBE Exam Pattern Highlights for 2021

  • The exam will take place offline. Applicants must write their answers on the OMR sheet provided for this purpose.
  • In AIBE, there are no negative marks. Candidates are free to answer all questions without fear of obtaining a negative score. Each question carries one mark.
  • Candidates in the general category must score at least 40% to qualify for AIBE. Candidates belong to the SC & ST categories must score a minimum of 35%.
  • The AIBE is held in a different language. Candidates can specify their preferred language during registration.

AIBE XVI (16) Exam Pattern 2021 : Preparation Tips

Candidates should remember the following suggestions in order to prepare quickly and effectively for AIBE 2021:

  • Thoroughly examine the AIBE syllabus & exam pattern. Identify all of the courses contained in the syllabus and select appropriate study materials to help you  for preparation.
  • Build a study timetable. Applicants must dedicate at least 4-5 hours per day to AIBE preparation.
  • Revise the sample paper as well as previous  question papers – Applicants must evaluate the AIBE previous year model questions to gain a deeper understanding of the exam.
  • Make a list of important legal terminology and cases and memorize it & to improve time management abilities.
  • Keep records of all recent significant legal cases and judgments.
  • Bring only bare acts to the AIBE exam centre. No study materials, books, or notes are permitted to be brought to the examination centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is the next AIBE scheduled to take place?

Ans. The new AIBE (16) 2021 is scheduled for October 31.

Q. How many times does AIBE take place each year?

Ans. AIBE is held twice a year by BCI, in February-April and September-October. However, since 2020, the examination will only be held once per year due to CO-VID-19.

Q. What is the minimum passing mark for AIBE?

Ans. To qualify for AIBE, applicants in the general category should probably score 40%. Applicants belonging to  SC & ST categories should achieve a minimum of 35%.

Q. Can I bring the study materials to the AIBE exam centre?

Ans. Yes, you can bring the Bare Acts to the examination centre. Apart from Bare Acts, no other study materials, notes, or notebooks are permissible in the exam centre.

Q. When will the AIBE XVI 2021 exam be held?

Ans. On October 31st, 2021, the AIBE 2021 test will be held.

Q. When will the admit cards for AIBE 2021 be released?

Ans. The certification exam admit cards will be issued from 11th Oct 2021.


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