The Connecticut bar exam is the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”). The Connecticut bar exam consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”), Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”), and the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”).
MPT (Performance Test)
Connecticut tests two (2) MPT performance tests.
Connecticut tests six (6) MEE essays. Subjects include:
MBE (Multiple Choice)
Connecticut uses the standard MBE. Subjects include:
Connecticut accepts UBE scores within three years of attaining a total scaled sore of 266 or greater. Connecticut accepts MBE scores from the three prior administrations of the bar exam.
Day 1 (Tuesday)
2 MPTs (3 hours) and 6 MEE Essays (3 hours)
Day 2 (Wednesday)
Morning – MBE Part I (100 questions; 3 hours)
Afternoon – MBE Part II (100 questions; 3 hours)
The Connecticut bar exam is held twice each year on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. Applications can be found on the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee’s Website.
|Exam Date||Application Deadline|
|Feb. 21-22, 2017||May 5|
|July 25-26, 2017||Sept. 29|
The essay scaled score and MBE scaled score are combined to generate the total bar exam score.
The minimum passing score is a total bar exam score of 266 out of 400.
Bar exam pass rates can be found here.
Review and Appeal for Applicants Failing the Connecticut Bar Exam
Applicants with total scores between 256 and 265 have their essay answers reread. Unless the applicant clearly demonstrates that a clerical error has been made or that the Committee’s grading procedures have been violated, there is no review of the applicant’s answers or scores once the results of the bar exam are released.
Applicants may take the Connecticut bar exam an unlimited number of times.