Nevada Bar Examination

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-29, July 30-August 1

The Nevada Bar Exam is a 2 ½-day exam.

Day 1:

  • Six 60-minute essay questions

Day 2:

  • Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM)

Day 3:

  • One 60-minute essay question and two 2-hour Nevada PTs

State Bar of Nevada

Admissions Department
3100 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Phone: (702) 382-2200

Fax: (702) 382-6676



Subjects Tested

Both fundamental legal principles and Nevada law are tested and may encompass more than a single subject​.

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 achieved within three years prior to, or three years after, successful completion of the NV bar examination is required for admission.


MBE (weighted ⅓) and written scores (weighted ²⁄₃) are combined for an overall passing score.

In order to pass the Nevada Bar Exam, an applicant must have a total scaled score of 75 or higher and a converted score of 75 or higher on at least three written essay questions. This equates to a passing score of 140 on a 200-point scale.


Acceptance of MBE Score

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

Admission on Motion

Nevada does not provide for admission on motion. Examination is required of all applicants.

Admission of House Counsel

Attorneys interested in limited practice, who are exclusively employed for a single government entity or for a single corporation qualified to do business in Nevada, whose business consists of activities other than the practice of law, may apply for certification under Nevada Supreme Court Rule 49.1(1)(h).

Foreign Law School Graduates

Foreign-educated applicants, and other non-ABA law school graduates, may seek a functional equivalency certification in order to apply for admission to the State Bar of Nevada.

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