New York has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) for the New York bar exam. The New York bar exam consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”), Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”), and the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”).
MPT (Performance Test)
New York tests two (2) MPT performance tests.
New York tests six (6) MEE essays. Subjects include:
MBE (Multiple Choice)
New York uses the standard MBE. Subjects include:
New York accepts UBE scores of 266 or greater.
Day 1 (Tuesday)
2 MPTs and 6 MEEs
Day 2 (Wednesday)
Morning – MBE Part I (100 questions; 3 hours)
Afternoon – MBE Part II (100 questions; 3 hours)
The New York bar exam is held on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. Applications can be found on the New York State Board of Law Examiners’ Website.
|Exam Date||Application Filing Period|
|February 21-22, 2017||Nov. 1 – Nov. 30|
|July 25-26, 2017||April 1 – April 30|
New York Bar Exam Weight
The New York bar exam is grades using scaled scores.
A minimum scaled score of 266.
Bar exam statistics can be found here.
Review and Appeal for Applicants Failing the New York Bar Exam
Not currently available.
Unsuccessful applicants may reapply for the next bar exam. The reapplication deadline is the one normal deadline or 14 days from the date of the release of the bar exam results, whichever is later. Reapplicants who do not take the bar exam must apply by the normal deadlines.