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Texas Bar Exam Format
The Texas Bar Exam is administered over three days.
The written portion of the exam is administered on the first and third days of the Texas bar exam. The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”), the Procedure and Evidence (“P&E”) questions, and the Texas essay questions. On the first day, you will have three hours to answer the one MPT question and 40 P&E questions.
The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered 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.
On the third day, you will have three hours to answer six Texas essay questions. You will have three hours to answer six Texas essay questions.
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- July 30-August 1, 2019
- February 25-27, 2020
- July 28-30, 2020
- February 23-25, 2021
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 675 of 1,000 points. This equates to 135, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MBE 40%, essay questions 40%, P&E questions 10%, and MPT 10%. Texas releases the February bar exam results in 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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