Arkansas Bar Exam Information
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Arkansas Bar Exam Format
The Arkansas Bar Exam is administered over two days.
The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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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- July 30-31, 2019
- February 25-26, 2020
- July 28-29, 2020
- February 23-24, 2021
Arkansas Bar Admissions
2100 Riverfront Dr., Suite 110
Little Rock, AR 72202
Arkansas MPRE Score Requirement
Arkansas 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 Arkansas.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Arkansas bar exam, you must score at least 270. This equates to 135, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MPT 20%, MEE 30%, and MBE 50%. Arkansas makes bar exam results available approximately five weeks after the exam.
Under certain circumstances, Arkansas permits admission by motion based on reciprocity. Arkansas limits such admission to attorneys from reciprocal jurisdictions that fulfill all applicable requirements.
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