New York Bar Exam Info
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New York Bar Exam Format
The New York 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 York 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 York 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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New York MPRE Score Requirement
New York 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 New York.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the New York 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%. New York makes bar exam results available approximately 90 days after the exam.
The law examiners permit admission on a transferred UBE score of 266 within 3 years of when the score was attained, provided that the applicant fulfills all other requirements for admission to the New York State Bar. Generally, the law examiners permit an attorney’s admission on motion to the New York State Bar, if the attorney:
- has practiced law for five of the past seven years;
- is admitted to practice law in a reciprocal jurisdiction; and
- has graduated from an American Bar Association-approved law school.
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