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Information for candidates

July 2024 Bar Exam

Building a Competent, Ethical, and Diverse Legal Profession

The National Conference of Bar Examiners, founded in 1931, is a not-for-profit corporation that develops licensing tests for bar admission and provides character and fitness investigation services. NCBE also provides testing, research, and educational services to jurisdictions; provides services to bar applicants on behalf of jurisdictions; and acts as a national clearinghouse for information about the bar examination and bar admissions.

Bar Exam Resources

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BarNow Study Aids

Learn about NCBE’s study aids for the MBE, MPT, MEE, and MPRE on our Study Aids page. 

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Jurisdiction Information

See summaries of bar admissions information for specific jurisdictions and contact information for bar admission agencies.

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February 2024 MEE and MPT Study Aids

The February 2024 MEE questions and analyses and MPT items and point sheets are available to purchase in BarNow. 

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Bar Admission Requirements Online Guide

Review comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions.

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Latest Bar Exam Results

View the February 2024 bar exam results by jurisdiction. 

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MPRE, MBE, and UBE Score Services

Transfer or report your score to other jurisdictions, or learn your score.

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UBE Transfer

Take the UBE and earn a score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions.

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Character and Fitness Application Process

Learn about how to navigate the character and fitness application process.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

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March MPRE Scores

March 2024 MPRE scores are available in NCBE Account File Cabinets until August 14.

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November MPRE Registration

The registration deadline for the November MPRE is September 18.

NextGen Bar Exam - Starting July 2026

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About the NextGen Bar Exam

Learn more about the NextGen bar exam, which will first be administered in July 2026.

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Content Scope

Explore the topics and skills to be tested on the NextGen bar exam.

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Sample Questions Now Available

Review examples of new question types that will be included in the NextGen bar exam.

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Subscribe for Updates

Stay up to date on the NextGen bar exam.

The Bar Examiner Online Magazine

Spring 2024 Bar Examiner Cover

The Bar Examiner, NCBE's quarterly publication, provides comprehensive, authoritative information on current issues in bar admissions and legal education and features annual bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction.

The Spring 2024 issue is our annual statistics issue; it also includes an article on generative artificial intelligence, perspectives on grading the NextGen field test, and an in memoriam section remembering Diane Bosse.

Select the button below to explore the latest issue's table of contents or go directly to a featured article listed below.

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2023 Statistics

In this year’s iteration of the Bar Examiner’s annual statistics coverage, find detailed statistics for this past year related to both the bar exam and bar admissions, along with recent historical trends and sections on the UBE and each of its constituent exams.

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How Generative Artificial Intelligence Made “Hallucinate” Cambridge Dictionary’s 2023 Word of the Year (Or How You Will Begin to Question Whether This Article Was AI-Generated

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Grading the NextGen Field Test: Two Graders’ Thoughts on the NextGen Bar Examination

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In Memoriam: Diane F. Bosse

Diversity, Fairness, and Inclusion

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The mission of the National Conference of Bar Examiners is to promote fairness, integrity, and best practices in admission to the legal profession for the benefit and protection of the public. As part of our vision for a competent, ethical, and diverse legal profession, we take seriously the need to work toward greater equity in all that we do as a testing organization, and we actively work to eliminate any aspects of our exams that could contribute to performance disparities among different groups.

Upcoming Bar Exam Dates


Test Administration
July 31, 2024
Jul 31
Test Administration
February 26, 2025
Feb 26
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Test Administration
July 30, 2024
Jul 30
Test Administration
February 25, 2025
Feb 25
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Test Administration
July 30, 2024
Jul 30
Test Administration
February 25, 2025
Feb 25
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The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is composed of the MBE, MEE, and MPT (see dates above) and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions.

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Upcoming MPRE Dates


Registration Deadline
June 12, 2024
Jun 12
Test Dates
August 13, 2024
Aug 13
Test Dates
August 14, 2024
Aug 14
Registration Deadline
September 18, 2024
Sep 18
Test Dates
November 7, 2024
Nov 7
Test Dates
November 8, 2024
Nov 8
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