Georgia Bar Examination

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

The Georgia Bar Exam is a 2-day exam.

Day 1:

  • Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions (AM).
  • Four 45-minute essay questions (PM).

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

Georgia Office of Bar Admissions

244 Washington Street, SW
Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: (404) 656-3490


Subjects Tested

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

Georgia Essay Subjects

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 or higher on the MPRE is required for admission.


Scaled MBE and scaled essay/performance test scores are combined to determine if applicant has achieved a passing score of 270.

Applicant must receive MBE scaled score of 115 to have MPT questions and essays graded.

Combined score of 265-269 will result in re-grading of essays and MPTs.


Acceptance of MBE Score

Georgia does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.

A one-day Attorneys’ Exam, testing only the essay/MPT portion of the Georgia Bar Exam, may be offered to attorneys of other jurisdictions meeting certain criteria. A score of 135 is required to pass the Attorneys’ Exam.

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of a reciprocating jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in Georgia if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.

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