Successful Completion of the 3rd AIBE with some protests in TN
The Third All India Bar Examination was held on 8th January, 2012 in 49 centers spread over 29 cities across the country.
The AIBE was held successfully in all the centers including the ones in Tamil Nadu where 2533 candidates appeared for the exam. Some of these candidates had been unable to take the AIBE in Chennai last year due to violent protests by law students. This year too, there were some protests at Coimbatore and 21 lawyers were arrested by the police. The third AIBE was conducted amidst tight security and over 200 police personnel were deployed at the exam centers.
Around 22,000 lawyers had enrolled for the third AIBE with 95% attendance across the country.
"The AIBE has now been successfully conducted across India, including in Tamil Nadu. This measure that was brought about to raise the standards of the profession is now entrenched in the legal profession and the large number of lawyers that have undertaken the AIBE since inceptions is proof of their faith in it. On behalf of the BCI and all the SBCs, I would like to congratulate every lawyer who has written the AIBE and wish them all the very best for the way forward. We are committed to supporting lawyers and the legal profession across India and will shortly announce further reform measures and steps to modernize the Indian legal profession" stated Mr. Ashok Parija, Chairman of the Bar Council of India in a press release.
According to the press release, the BCI expects to release the results before January 31, 2012 and shall post the same on its website.
There were some candidates, who had registered with the Bar Council a decade back but wrote the exam just to test their skills.
Some candidates complained that the paper was lengthy and contained grammatical errors. Some candidates found that the exam was slightly tougher in comparison to the last two exams.
Download BCI Press Release