Supreme Court Advocate on Record: AOR Exam Notification, Eligibility and Exam Pattern

Supreme Court Advocate on Record: AOR Exam Notification, Eligibility and Exam Pattern

Supreme Court of India has on Friday notified that the Advocates-on-Record examination 2021 will be held in the Supreme Court Premises on 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th June 2021.

All Advocates who will be completing one year’s continuous training on or before 30th April 2021 are eligible to appear for the aforesaid examination.

Applications should reach the Secretary, Board of Examiners, by 26th April 2021. The application forms may be obtained from the office of the Secretary on any working day during office hours. No application shall be accepted after 26th April 2021.

Acceptance of the application is subject to production of requisite certificate of training from an Advocate-on-Record under Regulation 6 of the Regulations regarding Advocates-on-Record Examination.

A list of leading Cases with regard to Paper-IV ‘Leading Cases’ is appended to this Notification as Annexure ‘A’.

Under Regulation 12 of the Regulations regarding Advocates-on-Record Examination, no application/representation for re-evaluation of answer sheets shall be entertained. Application/representation seeking relief other than in the nature of reevaluation shall not be entertained beyond a period of 30 days from the date of declaration of the result.

Date of Examination

June 8 to June 11 2021.

Scheme of AOR Examination

  1. Paper-1: Practice and Procedure of Supreme Court
  2. Paper-2: Drafting
  3. Paper-3: Advocacy and Professional Ethics
  4. Paper-4: Leading Cases

Syllabus

There are four sets of paper of four different subjects namely,

Paper I: Practice and procedure of Supreme Court

  • Learning important provisions of the constitution of India relating to jurisdiction of the court.
  • Supreme Court Rules and provisions of Civil Procedure Code, Limitation Act and the General Principles of court fees Act.

Paper II: Drafting

  • Petitions for Special Leave and Statements of Cases, etc.
  • Decrees & Orders and Writs, etc.
  • This is to clarify that the syllabus includes petitions of appeal, plaint and written statement in a suit under Article 131 of the Constitution of India; review petitions under Article 137 of the Constitution of India; transfer petitions u/s 25 of the Civil Procedure Code; Article 139 of the Constitution of India and Section 406 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973; contempt petitions under Article 129 of the Constitution of India, interlocutory applications including criminal miscellaneous petitions for bail, condonation of delay, exemption from surrender, applications for revocation of special leave, etc

Paper III: Advocacy and Professional Ethics

  • This is for information of all concerned that the following books are also suggested for study in Paper-Ill of the Examination:-
  • The Advocates Act and Cases reported under the Advocates Act, particularly disciplinary proceedings.
  • Cases relating to the Contempt of Court involving Advocates.
  • The Bar Council of India Rules.
  • The Supreme Court Rules, 2013.

Paper IV: Leading cases 

During the Advocates-on-Record Examination, the Head Notes of the Leading Cases (Paper-IV) will be made available by the Registry to the candidates in the Examination Hall at the time of Examination and the same should have to be returned immediately to the invigilators at the end of the Examination

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2 thoughts on “Supreme Court Advocate on Record: AOR Exam Notification, Eligibility and Exam Pattern”

  1. I want to appear AOR Examination. It is requested to provide the application form online so that every Advocate who is desirous to appear on the same examination, instead of submitting hard copy of the application form personally at the Supreme Court Counter, due to a complete lockdown of COVID 19 Pandemic.

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