Texas Bar Exam Information

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Texas Bar Exam Format


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

Day 1

Texas administers the written portion of the exam on the first day of the Texas bar exam. The written portion consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) and the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”). You have three hours to answer two MPT questions. You have three hours to answer six MEE questions.

Day 2

Texas administers the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) on the second day of the Texas 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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Useful Links

  1. Texas Bar Review Course – AmeriBar has been helping students pass the Texas bar exam for over 20 years.
  2. TexasBarExamPrep.com – Detailed Information and resources for Texas bar exam takers.
  3. MBEQuestionBank.com  – Online question bank with over 2000 simulated MBE questions.

Exam Dates

  • July 30-31, 2024
  • February 25-26, 2025
  • July 29-30, 2025
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Texas Bar Admissions

Texas Board of Law Examiners
Admissions Director
205 W. 14th St. #500
P.O. Box 13486
Austin, TX 78711-3486

Texas MPRE Score Requirement

Texas 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 Texas.

Scoring/Grading and Results

In order to pass the Texas bar exam, you must score at least 270 out of 400 points. This equates to 135, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MBE 50%, essay questions 30%, and MPT 20%. Texas releases the February bar exam results around the first week of May, and the July exam results in the first week of November.


If you are an attorney from the United States (“U.S.”), then you may qualify for admission without examination when you fulfill several detailed requirements, including that:

  • You have a valid, active law license issued by a U.S. jurisdiction where you are in good standing;
  • You have been engaged in the lawful practice of law in the U.S. jurisdiction for five of the past seven years; and
  • You have fulfilled the general eligibility requirements for admission to the Texas Bar.

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Texas Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates

Exam DateFirstRepeatTotal
July 202381%31%71%
February 202359%34%45%
July 202276%23%67%
February 202260%43%50%
July 202178%21%68%
February 202171%47%59%
October 202071%37%60%
July 202085%
February 202057%38%46%
July 201977%34%68%
February 201968%43%54%
July 201873%29%65%
February 201860%32%45%
July 201778%48%72%
February 201762%36%48%
July 201678%41%71%
February 201665%48%56%

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