Washington State Bar Exam Info
Washington State Bar Exam Information
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Washington State Bar Exam Format
The Washington State 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 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 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 State Bar Admissions
1325 4th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539
Washington State MPRE Score Requirement
Washington State 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 Washington State.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Washington bar exam, you must score at least 270. This equates to 135, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MEE 30%, MPT 20%, and MBE 50%. As soon as possible, the board of governors notifies takers of the Washington bar exam of their results.
If you are admitted to practice law in a United States jurisdiction, then you do not have to take the Washington bar exam if you qualify for admission by motion in Washington. You can apply for admission by motion based in part upon your UBE score of least 270 transferred from another jurisdiction within 40 months from when you took that UBE
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