District of Columbia Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with DC bar examiner’s office.


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

The District of Columbia Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

Day 1:

  • Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions in the AM.
  • Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions in the PM.

Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM).

District of Columbia Bar Admissions

430 E St. NW, Rm. 123
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 879-2710

Fax: (202) 879-2794

Email: coa@dcappeals.gov

Website: www.dccourts.gov/court-of-appeals/committee-on-admissions

Subjects Tested

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)

Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

Multistate Performance Test “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam

A scaled score of 75 on the MPRE is required for admission.


The MBE is weighted 50% the MEE 30%, and the MPT 20%. An applicant taking both the essay portion and the MBE portion of the bar examination is required to achieve a combined scaled score of 266 to pass the examination.


Acceptance of MBE

Washington D.C. does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.

Admission on Motion

A member who has been in good standing in another U.S. state or territory for at least 3 years may be admitted without exam. Additional requirements apply.

Admission by UBE Score Transfer

An applicant may be eligible for admission without examination if the applicant has achieved a scaled score of 266 or higher in another UBE jurisdiction. The passing UBE scaled score must be achieved no more than 5 years before the filing of the application. Additional requirements apply.

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