Oregon Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

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


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

The Oregon 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).

Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners

16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Tigard, OR 97281

Phone: (503) 620-0222

Fax: (503) 684-1366

Email: info@osbar.org

Web: www.osbar.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 85 on the MPRE is required for admission within 36 months prior to applying for admission, or while application is pending.


The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.

  • MBE weighted 50%
  • MEE weighted 30%
  • MPT weighted 20%

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


Acceptance of MBE Score

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

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of a reciprocating jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in Oregon 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 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. Passing UBE scores earned more than three years, but no earlier than July 2017, may qualify if the applicant has been actively engaged in the practice of law for at least two of the preceding three years. Additional requirements apply.

Admission of House Counsel

An attorney employed by a business entity authorized to do business in Oregon, who has been admitted to practice law in another state, federal territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia, may be admitted to practice law by following the procedures set out in Rule 16.05. 

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