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How to become an Advocate on Record (AOR) at the Supreme Court of India?

An Advocate on Record is a lawyer who is registered with the Supreme Court of India and is authorized to file and conduct cases in the court. They play a crucial role in representing clients before the Supreme Court. To become an Advocate on Record, lawyers have to fulfill certain eligibility criteria and pass an examination conducted by the Supreme Court. Once registered, they can file petitions, applications, and other legal documents on behalf of their clients directly with the Supreme Court.


Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court of India

Here are some of the specific duties and responsibilities of AORs:

  • Filing and representing matters before the Supreme Court

  • Assisting the Supreme Court in its functioning by providing information and advice

  • Advising and representing clients on legal matters

  • Preparing and drafting legal documents

  • Appearing before the Supreme Court on behalf of their clients


As per the Order IV of the Supreme Court Rules, 2013; "No advocate other than the Advocate on Record for a party shall appear, plead, and address the Court in a matter unless he is instructed by the Advocate on Record or permitted by the Court."


And in order to become an Advocate on Record, an Advocate must fulfil certain requirements under Order IV Rule 5 of the Supreme Court Rules, 2013, which are:


"No Advocate shall be qualified to be registered as an Advocate on Record unless:

  1. his name is, and has been borne on the roll of any State Bar Council for a period of not less than four years on the date of commencement of his training as provided hereinafter:

  2. he has undergone training for one year with an Advocate on Record approved by the Court, and has thereafter passed such tests as may be held by the Court for Advocates who apply to be registered as Advocates on Record particulars whereof shall be notified in the Official Gazette from time to time."


As per the Supreme Court Rules, 2013, an Advocate on Record must also have an office within a radius of 16 kilometers from the Court House and must give an undertaking to employ, within one month of his being registered as Advocate on Record, a registered clerk.


Resources 1 for AOR Exam on the official website of the Supreme Court of India: Click Here to Visit


Resources 2 for AOR Exam on the official website of the Supreme Court of India: Click Here to Visit

Official Website of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association: Click Here to Visit


SUPREME COURT ADVOCATES-ON-RECORD ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP FORM

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Past Year Question Papers of AOR Exam:


Question papers of AOR Exam. 2018
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Question papers of AOR Exam. 2017
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Question papers of AOR Exam. 2016
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Question papers of AOR Exam. 2015
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Question papers of AOR Exam. 2014
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Question papers of AOR Exam. 2013
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Question papers of AOR Exam. 2012
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Question papers of AOR Exam. 2011
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Question papers of AOR Exam. 2010
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