The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced a second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) date to be held in 2021 and confirmed that the previously announced upcoming bar exam on 24 January 2021 will be happening on time.
However, according to the BCI press release, the next and 16th AIBE would be scheduled only two months later following the 15th AIBE, on 21 March 2021.
The BCI claims in its release:
In this way, the Bar Council of India is going to hold two All India Bar Exams within a period of two months.
The press release also states that “there will be no change of date of All India Bar Exam-XV” anymore.
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, candidates might want to take that promise with a pinch of salt.
After all, the January AIBE XV had previously been scheduled for 16 August 2020.
The previously-passed one-year AIBE-passing amnesty for fresh lawyers to practise law currently still stands extended to 31 March 2021, which might explain the BCI’s tight timetabling.
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