Missouri Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

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

Day 1:
Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the AM) and 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).

Missouri Board of Law Examiners

1700 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573) 751-9814
Fax: (573) 751-5335

Email: mble@courts.mo.gov
Web: www.mble.org

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 80 is required for admission to the bar. Applicant must provide proof of score within one year after the date of written notification of having passed the bar 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 260 is required to pass.

Additional Information

Missouri Educational Component Test (MECT)

All applicants for admission by bar examination must take a Missouri Educational Component Test (MECT). Successful completion of the MECT shall occur no earlier than the date of submission of the initial application to take the bar examination and no later than one year after the date of written notification to the applicant of passing the bar examination.


Acceptance of MBE Score

Accepts MBE score earned within the previous 19 months; applicant must have passed entire exam in the transferring jurisdiction and applicant cannot have previously failed the Missouri exam.

Admission on Motion

May be admitted on motion if applicant engaged in the full-time practice of law primarily at or from an office physically located in a jurisdiction in which the applicant was licensed for five of the 10 years immediately preceding the date of application. Must also hold an active license in a jurisdiction that admits Missouri attorneys without exam and must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. For complete details contact the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.

Admission by UBE

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 260 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within five years may apply for admission based on that score. For complete details contact the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.

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