North Dakota Bar Exam Information
North Dakota bar exam format, subjects, scoring, pass rates, dates, and bar review course options. Comprehensive resources to help pass the North Dakota Bar Exam.
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North Dakota Bar Exam Format
The North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 28-29, 2020
- February 23-24, 2021
- July 27-28, 2021
North Dakota Bar Admissions
Judicial Wing, 1st Floor
600 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530
North Dakota MPRE Score Requirement
North Dakota 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 North Dakota.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the North Dakota 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%. North Dakota makes bar exam results available approximately seven weeks after the exam.
Basically, North Dakota provides for admission to practice law there by motion if: 1) you have eligibility by either practicing of law in, or obtaining certain scores on the MPRE and the MBE or the UBE taken in, another jurisdiction; and 2) you fulfill all other applicable requirements.
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