About the Bar Exam

If you wish to practice law in any US state, you must pass the Bar Exam.

Each state has its own specific Bar Exam, and passing that state's exam is a key step toward being licensed to practice law within the state.

The Bar is a rigorous exam held over two or three days. In most states, the bar exam consists of:

  • Essay questions testing both general legal principles and that state's particular laws.

  • The Multistate Bar Examination, or MBE, which is currently given in 48 states and tests your knowledge of common law principles in seven areas.

  • The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, or MPRE, which is an ethics exam required in most jurisdictions.

Individual states decide when and how to administer their Bar Exams and what subjects will be included on the state specific portions. Individual states also decide how to grade their Bar Exams and what level constitutes a passing score.

We offer Complete On Demand prep for the New York and California Bar Exams.


About the New York Bar Exam

Day 1: 

  • Morning: 3 Essays and 50 Multiple Choice Questions (3 hours and 15 min)

  • Afternoon: 2 Essays and 1 Multistate Performance Test (3 hours)

Day 2: 

  • Morning: 100 MBE multiple choice questions (3 hours)

  • Afternoon: 100 MBE multiple choice questions (3 hours)

For more informaton on the exam visit the New York State Board of Examiners: http://www.nybarexam.org/


About the California Bar Exam

Day 1: 

  • Morning: 3 essays (3 hours)

  • Afternoon: 1 performance test (3 hours)

Day 2: 

  • Morning: 100 MBE multiple choice questions (3 hours)

  • Afternoon: 100 MBE multiple choice questions (3 hours)

Day 3:

  • Morning: 3 essays (3 hours)

  • Afternoon: 1 performance test (3 hours)

For more informaton on the exam visit the State Bar of California: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/


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