To become a Lawyer, One will have to pursue the LLB course from any Bar Council of India recognized college / Institute or University. Here in this article, I will share with you the details regarding the process of entering High court or Lower courts in India as a certified Advocate. Becoming an advocate is a bit simple, but it seems very tough if you are not aware of the Procedure. To get complete details about the Enrollment process in the Bar Council of India, Check out the entire article below. I have shared all the information regarding the Registration process in the Bar Council of India.
Enrollment process in Bar Council:
One can perform the law degree course from any Bar council recognized college or University. Wherever you take admission in the Law courses, make sure that the Bar Council of India recognizes the college. You can also check the list of colleges under the Bar Council of India on the official website www.barcouncilofindia.org
There are two ways to pursue a law degree course. One is after 12th and 2nd are after graduation. This is just for the basic information and now, let’s move on to the topic and see the process to register as Advocate in the High Court or Lowers courts in India.
The registration process in Bar Council of India:
Enrollment process in Bar Council: Candidates who have passed a law and want to register for practice in courts. They will need to apply for registration at the Bar Council of India. To apply for the registration, You will need to fill up the registration form and have to mention all the details, Passed Bachelor Degree, and Stamp duty as per the Indian stamp act 1899. You will need to pay the 100 rupees to the bar council of India and 600 rupees to the State Bar Council India (Where you will practice after the registration). In the case of SC/ST candidate. They will need to pay the 100 rupees to the State Bar Council and 25 rupees to the Bar Council of India.
After this process, You will need to appear for the All India Bar Examination held twice in a year. Once you pass this examination, you will get the certificate of Practice from the Bar Council of India. You will be allowed to practice at any High Court and Lower courts within the territory of India. Now let’s see the details of the All India Bar Examination and what are the criteria to appear for this exam.
All India Bar Examination:
All India Bar Examination is conducted by the Bar Council of India Itself. There are some required eligibility Criteria which is mandatory to have to appear for this exam or to apply for the registration as well.
- A candidate must be a citizen of India.
- Candidate must have done law from any Bar Council Recognized Institute or University.
- The age of the candidate must be at least 21 years old. There is no maximum age barrier.
- If the candidate is law graduate from any other country, he/she will be allowed only if that country allows the Indian Lawyers for the practice over there.
The Exam will be held offline, and around 100 questions will be asked in the Exam. All the items will be asked in the objective type with the multiple-choice answers. Each issue will be carrying one mark, and you will be given 3.5 hours to complete the paper. Make sure to tick the maximum correct answers. There is no negative marking, so we need to worry about the wrong attempts. The Exam is not tough to clear, as some experienced advocates say. If you are good at studies and have studied well in college, it will not be tough to clear.
The syllabus for the examination keeps changing every year, and the bar council of India releases the new program every year before the three months of examination. If you have to appear for the exam, check out the latest syllabus, and prepare according to that. Many books have been specially designed for this examination. You can take help from that to get better practice. There is no restriction over the attempts. There are unlimited attempts. If you couldn’t clear at first, you can appear again and again.
So, this is the complete Registration process in the bar council of India. Now let’s see the process to get registered at the supreme court of India. Most of the candidates want to know about this because only a few get a chance to practice at the Supreme court.
How to become Advocate in Supreme court of India:
In order to practice at the Supreme court of India. First of all, there is no direct way to get registered. For the registration at the Supreme court of India. A Candidate must have the following criteria.
- A candidate must be a citizen of India and must have done registration at any State Bar Council of India.
- The age of the candidate must be more than 21 years old.
- A candidate must have Practice experience of 5 years at any High Court in India.
If you fulfill these Eligibility Criteria. You can apply for the Supreme court Advocate on Record Examination conducted and regulated by the Board of examiners that is governed and regulated by the Supreme court of India. After passing this exam, You can practice at the Supreme Court as a Certified Advocate.