North Carolina Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

The North Carolina 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).

North Carolina Board of Law Examiners

5510 Six Forks Rd., Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 848-4229

Fax: (919) 848-4277



Subjects Tested

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

To be admitted, a scaled score of 80 is required on the MPRE within 24 months before, or 12 months after, sitting for the bar exam.


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

A total scaled score of 270 or higher is required to pass the North Carolina Bar Exam.

Additional Information

North Carolina State-Specific Component

All general and transfer applicants must successfully complete the North Carolina State-Specific Component which is an online course provided by the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners.

It covers six subject areas of law. Each subject area is presented in a one-hour video followed by three quiz questions, all questions must be answered correctly before moving to the next subject.


Acceptance of MBE Score

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

Admission by UBE Score Transfer

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 270 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.

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of a reciprocating jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in North Carolina if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for four of the six years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.

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