Minnesota Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

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

Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions in the AM, and six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions 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).

Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners

180 E. 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: (651) 297-1857

Fax: (651) 297-1196

Email: ble.cle.blc@mbcle.state.mn.us

Web: https://www.ble.mn.gov/bar-exam

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 is required for admission to the bar.


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 260 is required to pass.

Additional Information

Applicants may sit for the bar if coursework has been completed 30 days prior to the exam, the applicant has fulfilled all requirements for conferral and the applicant will be awarded a J.D. within 120 days following the exam.


Admission by MBE Score

May be admitted without exam if the applicant received a scaled score of at least 145 on the MBE taken as a part of and at the same time as the essay or other part of a written bar exam given by another jurisdiction, was successful on that bar exam, and was subsequently admitted in that jurisdiction.

Applicant must submit evidence of the score and a completed application within three years of the date of the qualifying exam being used as the basis for the admission.

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of another U.S. state or territory may be admitted on motion in Minnesota if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for three of the five years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.

Admission by UBE

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 260 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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