Bar Council of India (BCI) is all set to release the answer keys today, November 05, 2021, for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) 16. Answer key will be released on the official portal allindiabarexamination.com. Candidates who appeared for the bar exam can use this answer key to check their tentative exam scores. Although they will differ from the actual score, candidates will understand where they stand in terms of passing the bar.
AIBE 16, the national-level law exam was conducted through the OMR-based pen-and-paper format on October 31, 2021. By qualifying for this exam, candidates will be considered competent to practice law in the country. Hence, qualifying for this exam becomes a crucial step in their law career for all LLB and BA LLB graduates out there.
BCI is yet to announce the exact date for AIBE 16 result declaration. So, candidates will have to wait for the verdict to come out. However, to their relief, answer keys are going to release today on the official portal allindiabarexamination.com. The exact date has not been specified, but a short announcement on November 03, 2021, was released. According to it, the answer key was to release in the coming two days.
Given this announcement, it is manifested that the AIBE 16 answer key will be released today. But the exact timing for this is not known. Hence, candidates are advised to visit the official website frequently so that they can access the answer key as soon as possible.
Once the AIBE 16 answer key has been released, candidates can compare their answers with the key and calculate their tentative score. The marking scheme for this exam is pretty straightforward. For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 1 mark. No marks will be deducted for incorrect or unanswered questions. So, the formula for calculating marks is as follows –
AIBE 16 Score = (number of correct responses) x 1
As per official sources, candidates who score a minimum of 40% marks in the AIBE 16 examination will be deemed qualified and competent to practice law in the country. BCI has also provided a relaxation of 5% marks to reserved categories such as SC and ST. Hence, such candidates will have to score 35% or above marks to qualify for the bar exam.
Additionally, candidates will also get the opportunity to raise objections against the AIBE 16 answer key, if they find faults. This facility shall also be made available on the official portal. In 2020, candidates received around 7-8 days to raise their objections. The same time period is expected to be applicable this year. An important thing to keep in mind for all aspirants is that their objections must be supported by proper proof and justification. Only then will they be considered by authorities.