Arizona Bar Exam Information
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Arizona Bar Exam Format
The Arizona Bar Exam is administered over two days. The examiners have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”).
The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Arizona bar exam. The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) and the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”). You will have three hours to answer two MPT questions. You will have three hours to answer the six MEE questions.
The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Arizona bar exam. The MBE is a multiple-choice test containing 200 questions. The MBE is split into a morning and afternoon session. Each session consists of 100 questions. You have three hours to complete each session.
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Arizona Bar Admissions
Committees on Examinations and Character and Fitness
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3225
Arizona MPRE Score Requirement
Arizona requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 85 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Arizona.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Arizona bar exam, you must score at least 273. This equates to 136.5, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MEE 30%, MPT 20%, and MBE 50%. Arizona releases the February bar exam scores in May and the July bar exam scores in October.
Arizona provides for reciprocity by admission by motion or by transfer of a UBE score. You must fulfill several criteria for the Arizona committee to admit you by motion, which include active practice of law for five of the past seven years; and admission by passing the bar exam of a jurisdiction having reciprocity with Arizona. Some of the criteria required for admission by transfer of a UBE score include a passing score of 273 and not having actively practiced law for five of the past seven years.
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