Note: All jurisdictions in this chart administer the bar exam over 2 days except the following: Delaware and Nevada (2.5 days); Louisiana and Palau (3 days). (Note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Louisiana and Nevada administered a 1-day and 2-day exam, respectively, for the February 2021 exam administration.)

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*Note that Pennsylvania has adopted the Uniform Bar Examination, to be administered in July 2022, at which time Pennsylvania will administer the MEE and the MPT. See Charts 5 and 6 for Pennsylvania’s UBE policies.

Supplemental Remarks

California  5 locally developed essay questions and 1 locally developed performance test.

Delaware  8 Delaware essay questions.

Florida  3 essay questions and 100 multiple-choice questions.

Georgia  4 essay questions on Georgia law.

Hawaii  15 multiple-choice questions based on the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct.

Louisiana  Written component consists of performance on 9 locally developed sections.

Michigan  15 essay questions.

Mississippi  6 Mississippi Essay Exam questions.

Nevada  Nevada Essay Exam, consisting of 8 essay questions.

Pennsylvania  6 essay questions and 1 performance test.

South Dakota  1 Indian law question.

Virginia  9 essay questions and 10 multiple-choice questions.

Wisconsin  Wisconsin can administer any combination of MEE, MPT, and locally drafted essay questions.

Guam  1 essay question based on local case law and statutory law.

Northern Mariana Islands  2 local essay questions.

Palau  Palau Essay Exam, consisting of 4 to 5 questions.

Puerto Rico  Bar examination consists of only local components: 184 multiple-choice questions and 8 essay questions.

Mississippi  An applicant who has unsuccessfully taken the Mississippi Bar Examination 3 times shall not be eligible for re-examination until he or she has successfully completed at least 12 additional semester hours of law school courses at an ABA-accredited law school relevant to subjects covered by or skills necessary to the passage of the Mississippi Bar Examination. A certificate must be issued to the Board of Bar Admissions by the law school stating that the applicant has successfully completed these classes. Satisfaction of this requirement shall permit the applicant to retake the Mississippi Bar Examination on 1 additional occasion. To be eligible for further re-examination, the applicant must comply with the requirements set forth above after each unsuccessful examination attempt.

South Dakota  Applicant must get Supreme Court permission to take exam after 3 failures in any jurisdiction or combination of jurisdictions.

Supplemental Remarks

California  5 locally developed essay questions and 1 locally developed performance test.

Delaware  8 Delaware essay questions.

Florida  3 essay questions and 100 multiple-choice questions.

Georgia  4 essay questions on Georgia law.

Hawaii  15 multiple-choice questions based on the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct.

Louisiana  Written component consists of performance on 9 locally developed sections.

Michigan  15 essay questions.

Mississippi  6 Mississippi Essay Exam questions.

Nevada  Nevada Essay Exam, consisting of 8 essay questions.

Pennsylvania  6 essay questions and 1 performance test.

South Dakota  1 Indian law question.

Virginia  9 essay questions and 10 multiple-choice questions.

Wisconsin  Wisconsin can administer any combination of MEE, MPT, and locally drafted essay questions.

Guam  1 essay question based on local case law and statutory law.

Northern Mariana Islands  2 local essay questions.

Palau  Palau Essay Exam, consisting of 4 to 5 questions.

Puerto Rico  Bar examination consists of only local components: 184 multiple-choice questions and 8 essay questions.

Mississippi  An applicant who has unsuccessfully taken the Mississippi Bar Examination 3 times shall not be eligible for re-examination until he or she has successfully completed at least 12 additional semester hours of law school courses at an ABA-accredited law school relevant to subjects covered by or skills necessary to the passage of the Mississippi Bar Examination. A certificate must be issued to the Board of Bar Admissions by the law school stating that the applicant has successfully completed these classes. Satisfaction of this requirement shall permit the applicant to retake the Mississippi Bar Examination on 1 additional occasion. To be eligible for further re-examination, the applicant must comply with the requirements set forth above after each unsuccessful examination attempt.

South Dakota  Applicant must get Supreme Court permission to take exam after 3 failures in any jurisdiction or combination of jurisdictions.