Indiana Bar Examination

2020 Bar Exam Information

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

BAR EXAM DATES AND FORMAT

2020: February 25 – 26, July 28 – 29

2021: February 23 – 24, July 27 – 28

The Indiana Bar Exam is a 2-day exam.

Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the AM) and six Indiana Essay Exam questions during a four-hour session (IEE 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).

Indiana Board of Law Examiners

30 South Meridian Street
Suite 875
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 232-2552

Fax: (317) 233-3960

Email: ble@courts.in.gov

Web: https://myble.courts.in.gov/

Bar Exam Location

Indiana Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A
100 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Subjects Tested

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Indiana Essay Subjects

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Corporate Tax
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Family Law
  • Federal and State Personal Income Tax
  • Indiana Constitutional Law
  • Indiana Debt Collection (including Garnishment, Attachment, and Bankruptcy Exemptions)
  • Indiana Employment Law (including Wage Payment and Wage Claim Statutes)
  • Pleading and Practice (including Statutes of Limitation and the Indiana Tort Claims Act)
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Secured Transactions
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wills

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 80 is required for admission to the bar. The passing score must be achieved within two years before or after the date the applicant passes the bar exam.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Applications must be postmarked by November 15 for the February exam and by April 1 for the July exam. Late application deadlines, with an additional fee, are November 30 for the February exam and April 15 for the July exam.

Bar Exam Application Fee: $250
On-Motion Application Fee: $875
Late Fee: $250

Scoring

The IEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE with the MBE weighted 50%, the IEE weighted 30% and the MPT weighted 20%. A total scaled score of 264 is required to pass.

Additional Requirements

Applicants may take exam prior to graduation if they have fewer than five credit hours to complete, are within 100 days of graduation, have completed two hours of Professional Responsibility and have completed all requirements for admission to the bar.

Reciprocity

Acceptance of MBE Score

Applicant may transfer an MBE scaled score from a concurrent exam only.

Admission on Motion

May be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for five of seven years preceding application. For complete details contact the Indiana Board of Law Examiners.

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