Complete Syllabus of Bar Council Enrollment Examination 2019

To be an advocate in Bangladesh a candidate must pass in the three-step examination procedure, known as Bar council Enrollment examination or Advocateship enrollment examination. The steps are;

  1. Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  2. Written Examination
  3. Viva

Mark distribution of these examination and complete syllabus is given below with other details.

Be a Lawyer attend the Bangladesh Bar Council Enrollment Examinaiton

Mark distribution based on the topic of MCQ of examination are given below with details information (Act, Section, Order, topics, time etc)

Total time: 1 Hour
100 MCQ = 100 Marks [1 mark each, negative marking is also applicable .25 for each wrong answer]

Group A

(i). The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act No. V of 1908)                             20 Marks

SL Topic Section Order
01 Scope and application of the Code of Civil Procedure 1
02 Definition 2
03 Jurisdiction of civil courts 6
04 Meaning of suits of civil nature 9
05 Res judicata and Res subjudice 10,11
06 Place of suing 15
07 Institution of suits and proceedings 15-20,26 4
08 Transfer of suits 22-24
09 Judgment and decree 33 20
10 Execution of decree 36-42,74
11 Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation, Arbitration and Mediation in appeal 89A
12 Appeal 96 to 106, 107,113 41, r 1-6 & 43 r113
13 Reference 113
14 Review 114
15 Revision 115
16 Restitution 144
17 Inherent power of the courts 151
18 Parties to suits 1
19 Summons 5
20 Pleadings and amendment of pleadings 6
21 Plaint 7
22 Written statement and set off 8
23 Appearance and Non-appearance of parties 9
24 Examination of parties 10
25 Discovery and inspection 11
26 Admissions, production, impounding and return of documents 12,13
27 Settlement of issues and disposal of suits 14
28 Adjournments 17
29 Hearing of the suit and examination of witnesses 18
30 Affidavits 19
31 Death, marriage and insolvency of parties 22
32 Withdrawal and compromise of suits 23
33 Security for costs- Commission, 25,26
34 Suits involving interpretation of the Constitution 27A
35 Suits in particular Cases: Suits by and against government or public officers, Suits by and against aliens and foreign rulers, Suits by or against corporations, Suits by or against trustees, executors and administrators, Suits by or against minors and lunatics, Suits relating to public nuisance, Suits relating to public charities 27,29,31,32
36 Various kinds of Suits: Representative Suit, Inter-pleader Suit, Pauper suit, Money Suit, Title Suit etc. Order. 1 r.8, Or. 7 r. 2, Or. 33
37 Interim Orders: Arrest and attachment before judgment, Appointment of receiver, Temporary injunctions 38,39

 

(ii). The Specific Relief Act, 1877 (Act No. I of 1877)                                      10 Marks

SL Topic Section
01 Specific Relief how given 5
02 Nature of preventative relief 6
03 Recovery of Possession of Property 8, 9,
04 Specific performance of contracts 12 to 30
05 Rectification of the instruments 31
06 Rescission of contracts 35-38
07 Cancellation of the instruments 39-41
08 Declaratory decrees 42
09 Injunction: Temporary and Perpetual Injunction, when such injunctions are granted and when refused; provisions relating to mandatory Injunction 52 – 35

 

Group B

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act No. V of 1898)                             20 Marks

SL Topic Section
01.  Definitions
02. Constitution and powers of criminal courts 6 – 21
03. Arrest, escape and retaking S. 46 – 67
04. Processes to compel appearance
05. Processes to compel the production of documents 94 – 105
06. Prevention of offences – Security for keeping the peace and for good behavior 106 – 126
07. Temporary order in urgent cases
08. Dispute as to immovable property 145 – 148
09. Information of offence
10. Information to the police and their powers to investigate 154 – 176
11. Diary of proceedings in investigation and Report of police officer 172, 173
12. Proceedings in prosecutions: the jurisdiction of the criminal courts in inquiries and trials 177 – 199
13. Complaints to Magistrates & commencement of proceedings 200 – 203, 205
14. Trial of cases by Magistrates
15. Summary trial
16. Trial before the courts of sessions 265A – 265L
17. General provisions as to inquiries and trials, Trial in absentia S. 337 – 352
18. Compoundable offences and non-compoundable offences
19. Appeal 404 – 431
20. Revision, Reference 435 – 442
21. Procedure in cases mentioned in section 195 476 – 487
22. Directions of the nature of a habeas corpus 491
23. Supplementary provisions regarding public prosecutor 492 – 495
24. Bail, bailable offence and non-bailable offences 496 – 502
25. Commission for the examination of witnesses 503 – 507
26. Transfer of cases
27. Special proceedings (omitted)
28. Inherent power of High Court Division 561A

 

Group C

The Penal Code (Act No. XLV of 1860)                                                  20 Marks

SL Topic Section
01. Essential elements of an offence Not prescribed in the Penal Code
02. General explanations
03. Acts done by several persons in
04. Punishment: its objectives and limits
05. General exceptions
06. Right of private defense 107-120
07. Abetment
08. Criminal conspiracy
09. Offences against the state
10. Offences against the public tranquility S. 141-160 S. 161-171
11. Offence by or relating to public servants
12. Contempt of the lawful authority of public servants
13. False evidence and offences against public justice
14. Offences relating to coin and government stamps
15. Offences relating to weight and measurement
16. Offences affecting public safety, convenience, decency and morals
17. Offences affecting the human body 299-304
18. Offences against property 378-462
19. Offences relating to documents and to trade or property marks 478-489
20. Offences relating to marriage 493-498
21. Defamation 499-502
22. Criminal intimidation 503-510
23. Attempt to commit offences 511

 

Group-D

The Evidence Act, 1872 (Act No.1 of 1872)                                                15 Marks

SL Topic Section
01. Interpretation clause
02. Facts in issue and relevancy of facts S. 5 – 16
03. Admission and confession S. 17 – 31
04. Statement by persons who cannot be called as witnesses S. 32, 33
05. Statements made under special circumstances S. 34 – 39
06. Oral Evidence
07. Documentary evidence S. 61 – 73
08. Public documents and private documents S. 74 – 78
09. Presumption as to documents S. 79-90
10. Exclusion of oral evidence by documentary evidence- S. 9-100
11. Production and effect of evidence
(a) Burden of proof –
(b) Estoppels
 

S. 101 – 114 S. 115 – 117

12. Witnesses
13. Examination of witnesses  S. 135 – 166

 

Group – E

The Limitation Act, 1908                                                                     10 Marks

SL Topic Section
01. Objects, interpretation and application of the limitation Act, 1908
02. Definitions S. 2
03. Limitation of suits, appeals and application S. 3 – 11
04. Legal disability, Suspension of limitation S. 6,7
05. Computation of period of limitation S. 12 – 25
06. Grounds of extension and exemption of period of limitation S. 13, 14, 15 & 16
07. Effect of fraud and acknowledgement of limitation S. 18, 19
08. Effect of payment S. 20
09. Exclusion of time in legal proceeding
10. Continuing breaches and wrongs
11. Acquisition of right to easements S. 26
12. Adverse possession
13. Waiver of limitation
14. The First Schedule

 

Group – F

Professional Ethics, Bar Council Order & Rules, Legal Decisions and Reports 10 Marks

SL Topic
01. Legal profession and social responsibilities
02. Lawyers and public interest
03. Confidentiality, transparency and accountability of a lawyer
04. Oath of an Advocate
05. Canons of Professional Conduct and Etiquette
06. Composition and functions of the Bangladesh Bar Council
07. Difference between Bar Council and Bar Association
08. Constitution, jurisdiction and procedure of Bangladesh Bar
09. The Bangladesh Legal Practitioner and Bar Council Rules, 1972
10. Legal decisions and law reports

Mark distribution and question ratio of Written examination and time are given below:

Question (7 out of 13)

Group Subject Number of questions to be answered Marks Time

 

A

(i) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

(Act No. V of 1908)

Two out of three 15 x 2 =30 04 Hours

 

(ii) The Specific Relief Act, 1877

(Act No. I of 1877)

B

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

(Act No. V of 1898)

One out of two 15 x 1 =15
C

The Penal Code

(Act No. XLV of 1860)

One out of two 15 x 1 =15
D

The Evidence Act, 1872

(Act No. I of 1872)

One out of two 15 x 1 =15
E

The Limitation Act, 1908

(Act No. IX of 1908)

One out of two 15 x 1 =15
F

Professional Ethics, Bar Council Order & Rules, Legal Decisions and Reports

One out of two 10 x 1 =10
Total 100

 

Image: Viva

Syllabus for Viva

There is no separate syllabus Bar Council enrollment viva but generally following are emphasized

  1. Topics from MCQ syllabus
  2. Question from your case diary
  3. Practical sides of the practice
  4. Information about senior and concerned Bar (Local bar where the candidate has practised as an applicant lawyer)
  5. Basics of law
  6. Personal information. etc

Now as you know the exam syllabus go and get yourself prepared.

You may like to visit this page time to time to get update, text and video tutorial of the topic. Thank you.

 

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