Minnesota Bar Exam Info

Minnesota Bar Exam Information

Minnesota Bar ExamMinnesota bar exam format, subjects, scoring, pass rates, dates, and bar review course options. Comprehensive resources to help pass the Minnesota Bar Exam.

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Minnesota Bar Exam Format


The Minnesota Bar Exam is administered over two days. The examiners have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”).

Day 1

The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Minnesota 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.

Day 2

The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Minnesota 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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  1. Minnesota Bar Review Course – AmeriBar has been helping students pass the Minnesota bar exam for over 15 years.
  2. MinnesotaBarExam.com – Detailed Information and resources for Minnesota bar exam takers.
  3. MBEQuestionBank.com  – Online question bank with over 2500 simulated MBE questions.

Exam Dates

• July 28-29, 2020 and September 9-10, 2020
• February 23-24, 2021
• July 27-28, 2021
• February 25-26, 2022

Minnesota Bar Admissions

Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners
180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, MN 55101

Minnesota MPRE Score Requirement

Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

Scoring/Grading and Results

In order to pass the Minnesota bar exam, you must score at least 260. This equates to 130, 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%. Minnesota makes bar exam results available approximately two months after the exam.


Basically, attorneys having a first law degree from an American Bar Association-approved law school and who fulfill the requirements for admission to the Minnesota bar may have admission on motion based on criteria including:

  • the number of years they practiced law in another jurisdiction; or
  • their score of at least 145 on the MBE that resulted in their admission to another bar; or
  • their score of at least 260 on the UBE in another jurisdiction within the prior 36 months.
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Minnesota Bar Exam Subjects

Minnesota Essay Subjects

  • Business Associations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Trusts, Wills, and Estates
  • UCC Article 2 – Secured Transactions
  • All MBE Subjects

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts and Sales
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Property
  • Torts
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Minnesota Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates

Exam DateFirstRepeatTotal
July 201985%36%78%
February 201959%44%50%
July 201881%34%75%
February 201866%43%54%
July 201782%30%74%
February 201770%38%52%
July 201679%24%73%
February 201679%49%65%
July 201583%29%78%
February 201573%46%60%

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