Texas Bar Exam Info
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”).
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.
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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- February 21-22, 2023
- July 25-26, 2023
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Texas Bar Admissions
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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