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Washington DC Bar Exam Format
The Washington DC 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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC 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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Washington DC Bar Admissions
D.C. Court of Appeals
430 E Street NW, Room 123
Washington, DC 20001
Washington DC MPRE Score Requirement
Washington DC requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 75 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Washington DC.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Washington DC 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: MPT 20%, MEE 30%, and MBE 50%. The District of Columbia makes bar exam results available approximately 9 to 10 weeks after the exam.
Under specific circumstances, the District of Columbia allows an applicant to obtain admission by motion (without examination) by fulfilling every applicable requirement. The District of Columbia permits admission on a transferred UBE score of 266 within 5 years of when the score was attained.
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