AIBE Study Material – Official BCI – for the All India Bar Exam

All India Bar Examination Official aibe study material in English, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali

Way back in 2010, when the All India Bar Exam was kicked off by the Bar Council of India, all registered applicants were being sent printed copies of the official aibe study material, specifically designed for the AIBE.

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.
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This preparatory material pack consisted of two books of with a combined length of 391 pages, cover to cover.

How was the material designed?

The Official Preparatory Study material was a compilation of summarized versions of all the topics that were part of the AIBE syllabus.

In other words, the AIBE was based on the BCI approved syllabus for three year and five year LLB courses in India; and the Official study material summarized almost all the topics covered over the LLB course.

Having gone through the original material, we saw that the material essentially consists of summarized ‘Bare Acts’, explanation of key terms and a few illustrations to explain important sections. While the material was useful, it was not as simple and lucid as it should be.

Of course, it did come with a caveat stating “The materials are created using a simple, principle-and-illustration approach. These are not meant to be a substitute for what you have already studied and learnt while in law school; rather, these are meant to refresh your memory on the basic knowledge that you must have at hand when you join the community of Indian legal professionals, and commence the practise of law.”

How useful was the official BCI – AIBE study material?

Given that most students would be quite ‘rusty’ with some of the topics covered in the early semesters of their LLB course, this study material served as a quick refresher course.

Even if students did not have access to their old text books; this study material, along with the easily available full-length bare acts, was quite sufficient to pass the All India Bar Exam.

The inherent advantage of this material was that it was prepared by the same company which was conducting the AIBE for those years. So you could safely conclude that the pattern, syllabus and question complexity in the actual exam would be similar to the official prep material.

Availability in different Languages

While there is plenty of official and unofficial study and preparation material available for students taking the AIBE in English, the choice is quite limited if you wish to take the All India Bar Examination in other Indian languages such as Telugu, Tamil, Bengali.

This official material was available in eight Indian languages – Gujarati, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya and Bengali

Is the official study material still being published or provided by BCI?

After 2012, when the contract with the first organizing company ended, there were some significant changes from the next editions of the exam.

The syllabus was modified, the pattern of the questions was changed and the most important change – BCI stopped providing official preparatory study material for the AIBE.

The thought may have been that the AIBE is anyway based on the LLB syllabus, so any candidate’s existing LLB books and notes would suffice to prepare for the All India Bar Exam as well.

While dropping the official prep study material may have made BCIs life easier, it made the exam taking candidate’s life a little difficult by requiring him or her to retain all the books and notes from all the years of LLB; or buy AIBE preparation material from external providers.

What happened to all the old official AIBE study material ?

It is still available! Though it is mostly outdated by now – especially since BCI has made changes to the AIBE syllabus as well as the basic LLB syllabus across all colleges in India.

(Refer to this LawMint article for an analysis of the evolution of the AIBE syllabus over the years.)

Quite a bit of the study material is irrelevant for the upcoming Bar Exams, though part of the material is still usable for reference and other law exam preparation. The material in Indian languages is specifically worth retaining since we found it to be much better than some of the choices available in the market.

The material in different languages can be downloaded for free from the Bar Council website as per the links below.  Since BCI’s website is updated periodically and this material is now outdated, chances are that these documents will be deleted from the servers sometime in the future. So if you find the material useful, download a copy and save it on your hard disk.

AIBE  Study Material in English
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in English.
Book 2 of the Preparatory Materials in English.

AIBE  Study Material in Gujarati
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in Gujarati.
Book 2 of the Preparatory Materials in Gujarati.

AIBE  Study Material in Hindi
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in Hindi.
Book 2 of the Preparatory Materials in Hindi.

AIBE  Study Material in Telugu
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in Telugu (Part 1).
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in Telugu (Part 2).
Book 2 of the Preparatory Materials in Telugu.

AIBE  Study Material in Kannada
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in Kannada.
Book 2 of the Preparatory Materials in Kannada.

AIBE  Study Material in Marathi
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in Marathi.
Book 2 of the Preparatory Materials in Marathi.

AIBE Official Preparatory Study Material in Tamil
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in Tamil.
Book 2 of the Preparatory Materials in Tamil.

AIBE  Study Material in Oriya
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in Oriya.
Book 2 of the Preparatory Materials in Oriya.

AIBE  Study Material in Bengali
Book 1 of the Preparatory Materials in Bengali.
Book 2 of the Preparatory Materials in Bengali.

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.
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Wait! There is more – There is a ‘Model Question’ paper also – with answers and explanations.

Yes. Along with the Preparatory Study material, BCI had also released a full-length model AIBE test paper with detailed explanations.

You can download the model question paper from here:
And the detailed answers, explanations from this link:
While the Model Question paper is referred to as ‘Paper 1‘, we could not find any ‘Paper 2‘. If you have any clue to the mystery of the missing ‘Paper 2’, be sure to post a message below or contact us!

Important note: While this study material is good for general reference, it is no longer the best material to prepare for the AIBE exam. This was specifically prepared for the 2010 – 2012 editions of the All India Bar Exam.

 

The LLB syllabus and the AIBE syllabus have undergone significant changes. Please refer to the latest BCI notification for the latest syllabus and guidelines for the upcoming AIBE Exams

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


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AIBE Study Material – Official BCI – for the All India Bar Exam
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