Recently, the Bar Council of India announced that it will conduct first ever all India test in December for the law graduates to qualify to become lawyers. This first ever nation-wide test is to consist of 100 multiple choice questions for law graduates who want to enroll as layers. The test will be conducted on December 5, 2010. The test will be held every six months and any person failing in it can reappear, it was reported during the launch of Council's vision statement. There is no bar on taking the test and it will have no grading system. A candidate will either pass or fail in the test. The test will apply to law graduates of the session 2009-10 and will be held in nine languages for which applications will be available between July 15 to September 30.
The test paper would be developed by an expert committee, including former ISRO Chief M G K Menon and a retired Supreme Court judges.