Kansas Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

The Kansas Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

Day 1:

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

Kansas Board of Law Examiners

Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Phone: (785) 296-8410

Email: admissions@kscourts.org


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 80 must be on file before the applicant is allowed to sit for the bar exam (by June 15 for the July exam and by January 15 for the February exam).


The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE with the MBE weighted 50%, the MEE weighted 30% and the MPT weighted 20%. 

A total scaled score of 266 is required to pass.

Additional Information

Applicants may take bar exam prior to graduation provided applicant graduates within 30 days after the bar exam.


Acceptance of MBE Score

Accepts MBE score of at least 125 from another jurisdiction if from a concurrent exam or received within 13 months prior to the current exam, provided that the applicant passed the entire exam in the transferring jurisdiction and must never have failed a Kansas Bar Examination.

Admission on Motion

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

Admission by UBE Score Transfer

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 266 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within three years may apply for admission based on that score. For complete details contact the Kansas Board of Law Examiners.

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