Bar Exam Information and Resources

On this page you will find PDFs available that detail the specific tests for each state and the requirements for getting licensed. Additionally, there are a variety of resources to help you prepare for the bar exam, including a list of commercially available books.

Bar Exam Information by State

Bar Requirements by State
This info is provided for your convenience. You are encouraged to get the most updated info for specific state bars through the links provided. 

Bar Subjects Tested by State
This info is provided for your convenience. You are encouraged to get the most updated info for specific state bars through the links provided. 

Types of Tests Offered by State (PDF)
This info is provided for your convenience. You are encouraged to get the most updated info for specific state bars through the links provided. 

Bar Exam Resources

Multistate Bar Examination (MBE): 

Sample Questions

Multistate Performance Test (MPT):

The Multistate Performance Test consists of two 90-minute tests. The MPT is designed to test the ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. Each test evaluates the test-taker’s ability to complete a task that a beginning lawyer should be able to accomplish. Use the links below to access more info about the test and past administered questions and point sheets.

http://www.ncbex.org/about-ncbe-exams/mpt/

http://www.ncbex.org/about-ncbe-exams/mpt/preparing-for-the-mpt/

Multistate Essay Examination (MEE):

Past MEE Questions

Past Essay Exams Questions by State
Many state bar examiners release essay and performance test questions used on prior Bar Exams. In addition, some states release sample answers to these exam questions. If you intend to take a certain state's bar exam, review the past questions and answers as part of your Bar Exam preparation. Links to many states' released questions are listed below.

Alaska
Arkansas
California 
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont

Virginia

Bar Preparation Resources:

Below is a list of commercial bar preparation books and study aids that you may find helpful. The list is not exhaustive and we do not endorse any of the items.

Acing the Bar Exam (2008) 

Bar Breaker (2008) 

Bar Cards - flash cards (2008) 

The Bar Exam in a Nutshell (2009) 

The Bar Exam Survival Guide: An Insider's Handbook for Passing the Bar Exam (2008) 

Bar Exam Survival Kit (2008) 

The Best Test Preparation and Review Course for Patent Bar Exam (2000) 

Conquering the Bar Exam: Personal Stories and Practical Advice for Overcoming the Final Hurdle to Becoming a Full-Fledged Licensed Lawyer (2007) 

The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success (2008) 

Finals Essay Exam Workbook: Core Concepts and Key Questions (2009) 

Formula for Success: The Psychological and Informational Handbook for Passing the Bar Examination (1999) 

If I Don't Pass the Bar I'll Die: 73 Ways to Keep Stress and Worry from Affecting Your Performance on the Bar Exam (2008) 

Mastering the Multistate Bar Exam: Test-taking Strategies for Scoring High on the Multistate Bar Exam (2007) 

MBE Refresher Course (2008) 

MBE Review Flashcards (2009) 

MBE Survival Kit (2005) 

Multistate Bar Exam (2010) 

Multistate Performance Test: Core Concepts and Key Questions (2009) 

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam: Core Concepts and Key Questions (2009) 

Nailing the Bar: How to Write Performance Tests for Bar Exams (based on the California bar exam): What to Say and How to Say It (2009) 

New Jersey Bar Examination Essay Questions and Answers (July 1984/July 1986 - Feb. 2009) 

Pass the Bar! (2006) 

Rigos Multistate Two Volume Set (Rigos Bar Review) by James J. Rigos (2010) 

Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays (2006) 

Strategies & Tactics for the Finz Multistate Method (2010) 

Strategies & Tactics for the MBE (2006) 

Uniform Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) Review, Second Edition (Rigos Bar Review Series 2010) 

Pieper Bar Review (New York Appellate Alert Book, 2008-2009) by Troy, and Damian Pieper John

 

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