All UBE jurisdictions administer the MBE, the MEE, and the MPT; scale the written component to the MBE; and combine the MBE and written component scores. The percent weight of the combined score for the three tests is as follows: MBE 50%, MEE 30%, MPT 20%. No UBE jurisdiction is currently administering a local component as part of its bar exam; however, UBE jurisdictions may require completion of a jurisdiction-specific component before admission (see Chart 5).
|ID||Jurisdiction||What is your average grading/reporting period? (February/July exams)||Minimum passing standard for total bar exam score based on reported score scale||Minimum passing standard for total bar exam score based on 200-point scale||MPRE minimum passing standard (on scale of 50 to 150)|
|1||Alabama||both 9 weeks||260||130||75|
|2||Alaska||both 10–12 weeks||270||135||80|
|3||Arizona||both 9 weeks||270||135||85|
|4||Arkansas||both 5 weeks||270||135||85|
|5||Colorado||both approx. 9 wks.||270||135||85|
|6||Connecticut||10 wks./9 wks||266||133||80|
|7||District of Columbia||both 9–10 weeks||266||133||75|
|8||Idaho||both 6 weeks||270||135||85|
|9||Illinois||both 6 weeks||266||133||80|
|10||Indiana||both 8–9 weeks||264||132||80|
|11||Iowa||both 7 weeks||266||133||80|
|12||Kansas||both 6 weeks||266||133||80|
|13||Kentucky||both 9 weeks||266||133||80|
|14||Maine||both 7–9 weeks||270||135||80|
|15||Maryland||8 wks./12 wks||266||133||85|
|16||Massachusetts||8 wks./12 wks.||270||135||85|
|17||Michigan||May 15/Nov. 15||268||134||85|
|18||Minnesota||6 wks./10 wks||260||130||85|
|19||Missouri||both 7 weeks||260||130||80|
|20||Montana||both 7–8 weeks||266||133||80|
|21||Nebraska||both 6–7 weeks||270||135||85|
|22||New Hampshire||both 10 weeks||270||135||79|
|23||New Jersey||in May/in Nov.||266||133||75|
|24||New Mexico||both 6–8 weeks||260||130||80|
|26||New York||9 wks./12 wks.||266||133||85|
|26||North Carolina||both 4 weeks||270*||135||80|
|27||North Dakota||both 7 weeks||260||130||85|
|28||Ohio||9 wks./12 wks.||270||135||85|
|29||Oklahoma||both 7 weeks||264||132||80|
|30||Oregon||both 7 weeks||270†||135||85|
|31||Pennsylvania||5 wks./9 wks||272||136||75|
|32||Rhode Island||both 10 weeks||270 (see suppl. remarks)||135||80|
|33||South Carolina||8 wks./12 wks.||266||133||77|
|34||Tennessee||6 wks./9 wks||270||135||82|
|35||Texas||6 wks./9 wks.||270||135||85|
|36||Utah||both 8 weeks||260||130||86|
|37||Vermont||both 8–10 wks||270||135||80|
|38||Washington||both 6 weeks||270‡||135||85|
|39||West Virginia||both 7 weeks||270||135||80|
|40||Wyoming||both 6–8 wks.||270||135||85|
|41||Virgin Islands||both 12–14 wks||266||133||75|
What is your average grading/reporting period? (February/July exams):
Minimum passing standard for total bar exam score based on reported score scale:
Minimum passing standard for total bar exam score based on 200-point scale:
MPRE minimum passing standard (on scale of 50 to 150):
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the minimum passing score in North Carolina was temporarily reduced to 268 for the July 2020 and February and July 2021 exams.
†Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the minimum passing score in Oregon was temporarily reduced to 266 for the July 2020 exam.
‡Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the minimum passing score in Washington was temporarily reduced to 266 for the July and September 2020, February and July 2021, and February and July 2022 exams. (The September 2020 exam was an additional exam administered in Washington due to the pandemic.).
Alaska The 270 minimum passing score is effective February 27, 2023, replacing a minimum passing score of 280. For ramifications for both past and future Alaska examinees and UBE score transfer applicants, see https://alaskabar.org/wp-content/uploads/270-Cut-Score-Announcement-1.pdf.
Arizona The minimum passing score of 270 is effective with the July 2023 exam administration, replacing a score of 273.
Colorado The chart shows the minimum passing score of 270 effective with the February 2023 exam administration. Prior to that, the minimum passing score was 276.
Kentucky Kentucky’s minimum passing score for the MPRE is 80 for applicants taking the exam after July 1, 2017. For scores earned before that date, the previous minimum passing score of 75 will continue to be honored.
Oregon The chart shows the minimum passing standard of 270 effective with the July 2021 examination. Prior to that, the minimum passing standard was 274 (with the exception of the July 2020 exam, for which the score was temporarily lowered to 266 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
Rhode Island To pass the examination, applicants seeking admission under Article II, Rule 1 (admission on examination) must achieve a combined total score of 270 or greater. Applicants seeking admission under Article II, Rule 2(a) (attorney admission on examination) do not take the MBE and must score 135 or greater on the written component of the examination.