Maryland Bar Exam Information
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Maryland Bar Exam Format
The Maryland 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 Maryland 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 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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- July 30-31, 2019
- February 25-26, 2020
- July 28-29, 2020
- February 23-24, 2021
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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 266. This equates to 133, 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%. 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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