Montana Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

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

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

State Bar of Montana

Board of Bar Examiners
7 W. 6th Ave, Suite 2B
Helena, MT 59624

Phone: (406) 442-7660

Fax: (406) 442-7763


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 on the MPRE is required for admission within either 3 years prior, or 9 months after successful completion of the Montana bar exam.


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 Information

Montana Law Seminar (MLS)

All applicants must register and attend the Montana Law Seminar (MLS), which is offered the Thursday following the February and July Montana Bar Exam. 

The Montana Law Seminar is a Supreme Court-required course that will focus on the structure of the legal system in Montana and the unique aspects of Montana law.


Acceptance of MBE score

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

Admission on Motion

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

Admission by UBE

Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 266 or higher earned within 3 years preceding the date of application. Additional requirements apply.

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