Bar Council to introduce MCQ Exam for High Court Permission

The next High Court Permission preliminary exam will be administered in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format. Form Fill-up will start: 01-03-2020. Last date of submission of application: 31-03-2020.

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On 29th December 29, 2019, Bangladesh Bar Council has issued a notice for Form Fill-up for High Court Permission Preliminary (MCQ) Exam. By this notice, Bar Council has stated that the next High Court Permission preliminary exam will be administered in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format. The MCQ Examination will be of 100 marks of 100  questions, qualifying marks being 50. The duration of the examination (MCQ) shall be 1 (one) hour. Form fill-up of the Preliminary (MCO) examination for permission to practice in the High Court Division will continue from 01-03-2020 to 31-03-2020.
Who are eligible to attend the MCQ Examination and What papers are required to be submitted along with the form?
Advocates (having a valid registration card) who are entitled, under Article 21(1) and Rule 65A(i) of the Bar Council Order and Rules, 1972, to be permitted to practice in the High Court Division may apply in Prescribed Form along with a payment of fee of Tk.12,000/- (i.e. permission fee of Tk.10,000/- & examination fee of Tk.2,000/-) in favor of “Bangladesh Bar Council” and Form Fee of Tk.1,500/- in favour of Bangladesh
Bar Council Savings Account No. 34120306″ and REQUISITE PAPERS (i.e. attested copies of valid  Registration Card, all academic certificates and mark-sheets, Bar Council Sanad/Provisional Sanad, Bar Association Membership Sanad with joining date thereto being clearly mentioned, Bar Council Payments up to the year 2020, a list of 5 civil, 10 writ & 10 criminal cases, 4 copies of passport-size recent attested photographs, etc.)
Unsuccessful candidates of the previously written examination as well as of the last viva-voce examination whose written examination result stood canceled as per the provision of Rule 65A(4) of the Bar Council Rules and also whose Registration Cards’ validity remains unexpired on 31-03-2020, may also apply in the prescribed form [Re-Appear Form]. Such application should be accompanied by a payment of Examination Fee of Tk.2,000/- (Two thousand only) in favour of the “Bangladesh Bar Council” and Form Fee of Tk.1,000/- (one thousand taka) in favour of “Bangladesh Bar Council Savings Account No. 34120306” by separate Pay  Slip/Bank Draft/Pay Order enclosing an attested copy of valid Registration Card, three copies of passport size recent photographs (attested by the Senior or General Secretary/President of the concerned Bar) and a photocopy of Admit Card of the last examination.
Unsuccessful candidates (of any of the previous High Court Permission Examinations) whose Registration Cards’ validity gets expired on 31-03-2020 will require a new Registration Card (previous Admit  Card and/or Registration Card is also needed) and those candidates shall have to apply in the prescribed form along with a payment of fee of Tk.12,000/- (i.e. permission fee of Tk.10,000/- & examination fee of tk. 2,000/-) in favour of “Bangladesh Bar Council” and Form fee of Tk.1,500/- in favour of “Bangladesh Bar Council Savings Account No.34120306” and REQUISITE PAPERS mentioned in the 2nd paragraph of this notice.
Please note that:
  • NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A COPY OF VALID REGISTRATION CARD.
  • THE REQUIRED PUPILAGE TIME OF THE RESPECTIVE CANDIDATES HAS TO ATTAIN MATURITY ON OR BEFORE 31-03-2020. ALSO, REGISTRATION EXPIRATION DATE (5 YEARS’ VALIDITY) AND LENGTH OF PRACTICE IN SUBORDINATE COURT TO THE HIGH COURT DIVISION WILL BE COUNTED AS ON 31-03-2020.
  • Form Fill-up will start: 01-03-2020. Last date of submission of application: 31-03-2020.
  • MCQ Examination date and Admit Card distribution schedule will be declared in due course.