Maryland Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

The Maryland 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).

Maryland Board of Law Examiners

2011-F Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (410) 260-3640



Subjects Tested

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

A scaled score of 85 on the MPRE is required for admission to the bar.


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

The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 266.

Additional Requirements

Maryland Law Component (MLC)

Individuals seeking admission to the Maryland Bar Exam must complete the Maryland Law Component (MLC) prior to admission.

The MLC consists of a series of outlines covering Maryland law and a 50-question, open-book, multiple-choice exercise covering the outline materials.


Acceptance of MBE Score

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

Admission Without Examination (OSA)

A member in good standing of another U.S. state or territory may be admitted without examination in Maryland if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for three of the five years preceding application, or for more than ten years overall. Additional requirements 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 the preceding three years may apply for admission based on that score. Additional requirements apply.

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