AIBE Checklist – Do’s & Don’ts for All India Bar Exam

All India Bar Exam AIBE Dos and Donts Checklist

We compiled this checklist for students who will be taking the upcoming AIBE – All India Bar Examination. Since the All India Bar Exam is an Open book, Multiple Choice, OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) exam, there are some specifics that students need to remember.

These tips may seem very basic, but it is usually the basics that get missed out and it is always helpful to have an easy checklist to cover all the essentials.

Go through this checklist at least two days before your Bar Exam and keep everything handy – i.e. take the prints, buy new pens etc.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep before your exam. The AIBE is not a tough exam to crack and you are not competing with anyone else for a rank or a seat. All you need is to score 40 marks and pass the exam.

Relax, have a light dinner and sleep early. You will wake up fresh and sharp on the day of the exam.

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First the Do’s

(1) Take a print out of the Admit Card – at least a day or two before the exam.
Download the admit card from the All India Bar exam website and take at least two prints or copies.  One can be carried along with you and one can be retained in your bag or in your vehicle – as a backup. Do not wait till the last minute to take prints.

(2) Wear comfortable and casual cotton clothes.
The exam centers may not be very comfortable and may not even have ceiling fans. So wear loose cotton clothes which will keep you comfortable during the exam. For those students who have not taken any exam recently – Remember, you have to sit in one place for three hours; so comfortable clothes make a lot of difference.

(3) Carry your official Photo ID card
Carry an approved Photo ID card with you. E.g. Aadhaar card, Passport, Driving license.

Confirm that the document you are carrying is accepted as a Photo ID proof.

(4) Carry a wrist watch
Even if you are not in the habit of wearing a wrist watch regularly, do wear one on the day of your Bar Exam.

Remember, mobile phones are not allowed into the exam hall; and exam halls may not have a working wall clock.

(5) Carry your AIBE – BCI registration documents
For any eventualities, we recommend that you should carry a copy of your AIBE registration details, acknowledgement and the documents you had submitted at the time of registration.

Carry all the documents in a file-folder.

(6) Carry two Black or Blue Ball Point Pens (Both of the same color)
The OMR Answer sheet needs to be marked with a Black or Blue ball point pen. So carry at least two normal ball point pens from a good brand such as ‘Reynolds’ or ‘Cello’.

Preferably, use a new pen for the exam, as old pens can leave blobs of ink while marking. Use only a single colour pen throughout the exam.

Avoid carrying felt-tip pens, Gel-Ink pens or any Liquid Ink pens such as ‘Pilot’ pens or fountain pens. Liquid inks may spread or blot on the Answer sheet going outside the OMR circles.

(7) Carry a small bottle of water and some tissues or a handkerchief
A 500ml bottle of water should be sufficient to keep you hydrated during the exam.

Carry some tissues or a handkerchief for personal hygiene.

(8) Take a Taxi or an Auto rickshaw!
Remember, the exam center parking may be full on the day of the exam. Unless you are sure of finding a suitable parking for your own vehicle, it makes sense to arrive in a Taxi or an Auto rickshaw.

This way you will not have to worry about parking or safety of your vehicle and focus on the exam.

If you need to take your own vehicle, find a safe parking place using Google Maps or just park in a nearby Mall or Shopping complex and take an auto from there.

(9) Reach the AIBE center at least 30 Minutes in Advance
City traffic can be bad! And roads in India are unpredictable. Double check the exam timings and leave early. Reach well in time to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed before the exam.

If it normally takes one hour to reach the  exam center, leave home at least with a one hour additional buffer. You can always do some last minute revision at the exam center.

Check your seat number / room number on the notice board.

You may also need to visit the restroom before stepping into the exam hall. Enter the exam hall as soon as you are allowed and start filling up the details such as Name, Registration number.

(10) Carry relevant reference material.
To take advantage of the Open book format, you need to carry the relevant reference material that will help you quickly answer the questions.

Considering that the AIBE  syllabus will cover most of the topics from the 3 or 5 year syllabus, there is no point in carrying all of your text books. Ideally you should carry summary notes covering all the important aspects of the syllabus.

You can carry summarized versions of the bare acts and synopsis of the case laws for quick reference.

(11) Slightly mark your chosen answers in the question paper also.
You are allowed to carry out the question paper after the exam. If you place a small dot on the chosen answer in the question paper, you can refer to it to estimate your performance. This can be useful if you do not clear the AIBE and need to request a ‘Recheck’.

Marking your answers prominently on the question paper is not required and should be avoided. Just a simple dot or a small tick mark should help you remember your answers. Remember, don’t make it appear as if you are copying or helping someone copy.

(12) Answer all questions – Very Important !
AIBE does not have negative marking. So any wrong answers will not affect your final scores.

Even if it is a best guess or just a random choice, a correct answer will only add to your marks.

Spend the last 15 minutes of the exam to ensuring that you answer all the questions you have skipped or left blank.

(13) Carry a small piece of old cloth with you
A remark that we heard from some students is that the desks in the exam center were quite dusty. Carry a small piece of old cloth or a old kerchief to wipe the desk and the bench before you sit.

The Don’ts

(1) Do Not Carry Mobiles or Other Electronic Gadgets
BCI rules specify that computing devices, mobile phones and electronic gadgets with a transceiver (e.g. pagers, walkie-talkies) are not allowed in the All India Bar Exam hall.

There may not be any provision for safe-keeping of your phones and gadgets outside the exam hall. We recommend that you can leave all electronic devices at home or in your vehicle, for the duration of the exam.

(2) Do Not copy or help others copy in the exam.
Remember, if you fail to clear, you can always take the All India Bar Exam again in around six months ; but if you are debarred for malpractice, you may not be able to take the exam again or at least for a few years.  Do not risk your career!

Also, the exam papers are released in 4 different sets, with the question in random order; so it is not easy to blindly copy from someone else’s paper. So do your best and wait for the result.

AIBE XIII (13) Mock Tests - Sample Papers & Previous Papers Online Practice Pack :
  • Nine Previous AIBE Question Papers - AIBE IV to AIBE XII (2014 to 2018)
  • Fifty Full-Length AIBE XIII (13) Mock Tests - Sample Papers  from a Question Bank of over 9500 AIBE specific questions
  • Fifty Mini-Mock Tests - 25 Questions each, for quick practice sessions
  • Each Mock test - Sample Papers can be attempted unlimited number of times for consistent practice
  • This practice pack is complete online and can be accessed anytime - anywhere via Smart phones, Laptops, Desktops and Tablets
  • Note : No hard-copies are included.
Inclusive of all taxes

Pay through Credit-Debit cards, Net-Banking, UPI or Wallets
We use PayTM & Instamojo gateways for secure payments

Your feedback and comments are welcome! If you have any suggestions on improving this check-list, we would love to hear from you.

AIBE Checklist – Do’s & Don’ts for All India Bar Exam
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