New Jersey Bar Exam Information
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New Jersey Bar Exam Format
The New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 25-26, 2020
- July 28-29, 2020
- February 23-24, 2021
New Jersey Bar Admissions
P.O. Box 973
Trenton, NJ 08625-0973
New Jersey MPRE Score Requirement
New Jersey requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 75 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in New Jersey.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the New Jersey bar exam, you must score at least 266 on a 400-point scale, which is 133 on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MPT 20%, MEE 50%, and MBE 50%. New Jersey releases the February bar exam results by mid-May, and the July exam results by mid-November.
The State of New Jersey allows for admission by motion for lawyers from reciprocal jurisdictions who fulfill all applicable requirements. New Jersey will accept a student’s transferred UBE score of 266 that is submitted within 36 months of the exam at which it was earned.
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