Eight Golden Rules for AIBE – All India Bar Exam Success

Eight Golden Rules for sure shot success in the AIBE - All India Bar Exam . Create an effective study plan to track your AIBE preparation

So you have completed your LLB, enrolled with your state Bar Council and started preparing for the AIBE – All India Bar Exam.

Finding the latest syllabus, study material, old question papers, model question papers and model tests is quite easy – Just browse through the courses available on LawMint.com, where we have created online packages for all AIBE aspirants and you will find all the material you need.

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Before you start off the preparation in earnest, here are Eight Golden Rules for success in the AIBE – All India Bar Examination.

As the saying goes, “Well Planned Is Half Done“. So a good plan, based on these seven rules will help you set clear goals, follow ideal milestones to track your preparation and successfully clear the Bar Examination.

 

Rule 1 – Understand the exam.

The AIBE is aimed at assessing the Lawyer’s capabilities at a basic level, to ensure that he or she meets the minimum standards for admission to the practice of law in India.

The All India Bar Exam will have one hundred multiple-choice questions of one mark each, spread across various subjects that are covered in the three year or five year LLB courses in India.

There is no negative marking, so candidates can safely attempt all questions; even if it is a simple guess or just a random answer. While a correct answer will add to your scores, a wrong answer will have the same effect as an unanswered question.

A Lawyer has to score 40% i.e. correctly answer 40 questions to clear the exam.

There are no final scores, section-wise scores or rankings in the AIBE. Candidates will just get the result as a ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’. All candidates who pass the exam will get their Certificate of Practice from the BCI.

Read our article on the ‘Letter to students’ that was published in 2010 and watch the BCI videos for a succinct overview of what the All India Bar Exam is all about.

 

Rule 2 – Dedicate a specific time.

While passing the AIBE may not be a very difficult task, use the Bar Exam preparation as an opportunity to brush up your knowledge of the various Law subjects studied during your LLB course. AIBE preparation will also help you with your LLM entrance and Judicial Services exams. So, take the AIBE preparation seriously.

Dedicate at least one hour every day towards preparing for the All India Bar Exam. It can be an hour early in the morning or in the evening. Block that slot, free yourself from all distractions during that time and if you miss your slot, make up for it later during the same day (Preferable) or early next day.

You can increase the preparation time to two or three hours per day as you get closer to the exam.

Read out AIBE Do’s and Dont’s check list for more tips and pointers.

 

Rule 3 – Set your Milestones and Targets.

Set realistic and meaningful targets – such as attempting at least 25 questions every day and reviewing those which have been answered incorrectly. Increase the number of questions attempted gradually as you get closer to the exam.

Another approach would be to take one mock test or sample question paper at the beginning of every week and spend the rest of the week in reviewing questions which you have answered incorrectly and reading up on the underlying acts.

As you get closer to the exam, you can start taking three or four mock tests every week and you will see your scores improve exponentially as you attempt more and more sample tests.

 

Rule 4 – Understand the topic. Don’t try to memorise everything.

The AIBE is an open-book exam. But you can use this to your advantage only if you know which book, which page or which section to open!

Ensure that you read through all the LawMint AIBE preparatory material thoroughly, at least three times before the day of the exam. You should understand the underlying structure of each law or act in the syllabus become so familiar as to know which part of the material has the correct answer.

In other words, you need to know where to find the answer – not necessarily know the answer by heart.

Our article on How to pass the AIBE – All India Bar Exam will help clarify on the ‘minimum effort’ approach to passing the All India Bar Exam.

 

Rule 5 – Read the Questions Thoroughly.

As a Lawyer, you should develop the ability to read complex written documents and extract the true meaning out of them. This also applies to how you should read and interpret the questions in the AIBE exam.

Practice reading fast, but reading thoroughly. For example, when you read the following two questions, they may appear to be quite similar at first glance. But when you pay attention, what they are asking for is absolutely opposite to each other.

  1. Which of the following rules is a part of Order XLVIII of the Civil Procedure Code?
    A. Reference of question to High Court.
    B. Application for review of judgement.
    C. Orders and notices how served.
    D. Who may serve processes of High Court 
  2. Which of the following rules is not a part of Order XLIX of the Civil Procedure Code?
    A. Application for review of judgement.
    B. Who may serve processes of High Court
    C. Saving in respect of Chartered High Courts
    D. Powers of the Registrar of the High Court to accept court fees after the presentation of the appeal

If you miss out on paying attention to the ‘is‘ and ‘is not‘, you might choose the wrong answer.

 

Rule 6 – Practice Managing Your Time.

You will have 210 minutes to answer 100 questions. While the ultimate objective might be to score around 50 questions correctly (pass mark + a margin of safety), it is essential that you answer as many questions correctly as possible, while ensuring that you have time to answer all the questions.

  • Use the first 30 minutes to scan through the complete question paper – all the 100 questions.
  • You will come across several questions for which you readily know the answers – Answer these questions first.
  • Next, start answering all the questions where you have to look up the answers – These will take around 3 ~ 4 minutes each.
  • Use the last 15 minutes to ensure that you mark an answer to all the questions you have not answered – Your answer can be a guess or just random.

Keep track of your mock test scores and time (The LawMint.com quiz system will automatically do this for you), to ensure that you are consistently scoring between 75 ~ 85 marks ahead of the exam.

We recommend reading this analysis to understand how to structure your AIBE approach.

 

Rule 7 – Understand Your Strengths and Weaknesses.

The AIBE tests you on around twenty different areas of law. Civil Procedure Code might be your strength, whereas Company Law may be your weak area. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and focus attention where needed.

Look at the syllabus of the AIBE and understand which are the areas that contribute the most number of questions in the exam.

The 5 ~ 6 topics that account for a bulk of the AIBE questions will need extra attention. If you are stretched for time, you can possibly ignore some of the areas which contribute just a couple of questions to the AIBE XI (11).

 

Rule 8 – Practice, Practice, Practice

LawMint.com provides all the mock tests, sample question papers, old question papers and preparatory material that you will need. If you want some more, you can download BCIs official preparatory material and model question papers.

The secret to scoring well in any MCQ based exam is practice and more practice. The LawMint.com database consists of thousands of questions from across all the topics covered in the AIBE. So register for any course and you can get access to 9000+ practice questions and full length mock – practice tests for your AIBE preparation.

Now, what are you waiting for? Start off with your AIBE prep and we at LawMint.com are standing by to answer any doubts that you may have.

You should also read our article on the AIBE FAQs for answer all the questions about the Bar Exam, that you never thought to ask.

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

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