Maryland Bar Exam Information
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Maryland Bar Exam Format
The Maryland Bar Exam is administered over two days.
The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Maryland bar exam. The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Maryland essay questions and the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”). You will have three hours to answer one MPT question and three Maryland essay questions. You will have three hours to answer seven Maryland essay questions.
The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Maryland 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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- February 26 – 27. 2019
- July 30 – 31, 2019
- February 25 – 26. 2020
Maryland Bar Admissions
2011-F Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
Maryland MPRE Score Requirement
Maryland requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 0 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Maryland.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Maryland bar exam, you must score at least 406 on a 600-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: written portion 67% and MBE 33%. Maryland releases the February bar exam results in early May, and the July bar exam results in early November.
To practice law in Maryland, you must pass either the Maryland bar exam or the Attorney Exam.
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