Kentucky Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

The Kentucky 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).

Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions

1510 Newtown Pike, Suite 156
Lexington, KY 40511-1255

Phone: (859) 246-2381
Fax: (859) 246-2385



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 on the MPRE is required for admission and must be achieved before sitting for the exam.


The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE

  • MBE weighted 50%
  • MEE 30%
  • MPT 20%.

A total scaled score of 266 or higher is required to pass the Kentucky Bar Exam.

Additional Information

Applicants may take exam prior to graduation provided applicant has completed degree requirements prior to exam although degree may not have been conferred.

Kentucky Law Component (KLC)
Prior to admission, applicants to the Kentucky Bar Exam must complete the Kentucky Law Component; an online CLE-style course.


Acceptance of MBE Score

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

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 the preceding five years may apply for admission based on that score.

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of a reciprocating state may be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for five of seven years preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. 

For complete details contact the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions.

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