All India Bar Examination an examination held every year for a law graduates who have the intention of becoming an advocate and have their names enrolled in the Bar Council of India. The method and the pattern followed by the Bar Council is easy to crack which can be cleared with the right presence of mind and strategy which I will be discussing in the below heads. In this examination out of 100 marks, the aspirant has to attain only 40 marks to qualify in the examination and we will be using it as a base for our strategy. In this article, I will demonstrate a method by which any law graduate can pass this exam with minimum efforts or an effort just one day before the examination without any formal coaching. The examination is conducted in an open book manner and students can refer to their books or bare acts at ease to find the appropriate answer.
I have my presumptions that the aspirant has studied his law subjects very well. The aspirant has no confusion in understanding the various branches of laws like civil, criminal and constitutional. The aspirant should also needs a good knowledge in reading and understanding various provisions of the law and has no hesitation is understating them and by just bear reading of the question can understand the base of law and from which Act, the question has been framed.
IT IS NOT A MERE EXAMINATION BUT A SKILL TEST.
All India Bar Exam (AIBE) is structured in an objective type examination but I consider this not as an examination but a skill test. A prudent lawyer should not only have the knowledge of the law but should also have the skill of researching and finding the appropriate legal provisions which could help his clients in getting relief. This skill of research is tested in this examination, which is an open book examination and the aspirant can bring textbooks with them. Just like a lawyer strives for finding the right provision for his client, similarly, the aspirant has to develop this skill in getting through the books and find the correct provision for the answer and choose the right option from the given question in the examination. On applying this skill the student has to practice to an extent where minimum marks can be obtained in clearing this exam. The minimum marks required to pass this exam is 40. The aspirant should know that AIBE never reveals the score of an individual who had appeared in the examination whereas it only communicates, that the individual has passed or failed in his exam.
TOOLS REQUIRE IN THE EXAMINATION.
The tools required to develop the skill and to attempt this exam are
1. Understanding the Syllabus.
2. Bare Act.
3. The Skill.
- Understanding the Syllabus: To prepare ardently, the aspirant should go through the syllabus which is available on AIBE’s website. By bare reading of syllabus will produce the strategy to pass this exam. We only have to attempt those legal subjects in the syllabus which will help in attaining a passing number, which is 40 marks but to attain our target we need to pick up those law subjects which shall qualify an attempt base of 55 to 60 marks. The aspirant shall choose from the syllabus those legal subjects that fit under the attempt base of 55 to 60 questions from it. It is upon the aspirant to better analysis and read the syllabus and choose the legal subjects which the aspirant believes will score him well in the exam and also to keep in mind that, the choice of subjects may cover the range of 55-60 questions.
- Bare Acts: After choosing the legal subjects from the syllabus the aspirant must get bare acts of those selected subjects. Why I recommend bare acts because they are small and handy for the purpose of examination and it can be easily taken into the exam center. The aspirants can also have a choice of taking their own legal textbooks if they can bear the heavy load but before taking those fully complied Law books it is better to have a glance on the index page of those books. The student should see that the Index is properly written in a manner that, firstly there must be the Section number written, then the name of the section and then its page number.
- The skill: We have to remember that it is a skill test it requires the aspirant to go into and search through the bare acts in finding the appropriate answer. When finding the answer of a question through its given options the aspirant must go through the question thoroughly and find the appropriate hints from the question itself, then he should open his bare act from which the question is taken and search through the index for the appropriate information that matches the hint. Another method of finding the appropriate hint is by searching from the information given in those four options under the question. In brief all that the aspirant has to do is to take the hint form the question and have a search through the index first, then if no proper answer arrives the aspirant then has to read the whole bare provision, this will most probably give the answer which can match with the appropriate answer from the given options in the question. Only by searching and reading the section can give a proper answer to the question and that could be easy for a student. The aspirant must remember that it has to make a minimum correct attempt of 40 marks or more in the examination and must carry with him a such number of bare acts as chosen from the syllabus which will qualify with an attempted base that will cover 55 to 60 marks.
DRAWBACK OF THIS METHOD AND ITS SOLUTION.
The only drawback of this method is that some question can come from the recent case judgments and also questions from the legal theoretical concepts or related to the legal maxims. In these kinds of question, the bare act will not have any better advantage. But it is better to ignore these kinds of question in the first place and for these reasons I prefer the aspirant must choose bare acts that cover 55-60 marks in the examination. Also, remember that this exam does not carry any negative attempt marks and if you know the answer from the recent case law judgments or on legal maxims it is good for you but that does not do any harm if attempting it wrong. I will advise that the aspirant must attempt the whole paper but must be confident in answering those questions which are chosen through the syllabus. The only motive of the student in this exam is to attain passing marks, even if you are a class topper or 99 percentile, AIBE never reveals the score of the students, so competition between the students does not exist in the first place.
The All India Bar Examination can be a very easy examination by this method, all that the aspirant requires is the skill and a correct approach through the information as given in the question and by going through the index of the bare act the aspirant can work the way of getting a correct answer for each question. I have attempted this exam only once without any formal coaching and applied this method in passing the exam, though I never get to know how much I scored but does not make any sense.