MBE Frequency Chart

To simplify things for you, below is a chart we made with the breakdown of each subject and sub-topic taken from the most recently released MBE Subject Matter Outline.

Subject
Sub-Topic Category
Ratio Tested
% Tested
# of
Scored
Questions
Civil Procedure
I. Jurisdiction and Venue
2/9
22.2%
5 or 6
II. Law Applied by Federal Courts
1/12
8.3%
2 or 3
III. Pretrial Procedures
2/9
22.2%
5 or 6
IV. Jury Trials
1/12
8.3%
2 or 3
V. Motions
2/9
22.2%
5 or 6
VI. Verdicts and Judgments
1/12
8.3%
2 or 3
VII. Appealability and Review
1/12
8.3%
2 or 3
Total Scored Questions: Civil Procedure
25
Constitutional Law
I. The Nature of Judicial Review
1/6
16.7%
4 or 5
II. The Separation of Powers
1/6
16.7%
4 or 5
III. The Relation of Nation and States in a Federal System
1/6
16.7%
4 or 5
IV. Individual Rights
1/2
50.0%
12 or 13
Total Scored Questions: Constitutional Law
25
Contracts
I. Formation of Contracts
1/4
25.0%
6 or 7
II. Defenses to Enforceability
1/8
12.5%
3 or 4
III. Contract Content and Meaning
1/8
12.5%
3 or 4
IV. Performance, Breach, and Discharge
1/4
25.0%
6 or 7
V. Remedies
1/8
12.5%
3 or 4
VI. Third-Party Rights
1/8
12.5%
3 or 4
*1/4 of all questions will be based on UCC Article 1 and 2
Total Scored Questions: Contracts
25
Criminal Law & Procedure
I. Homicide
1/8
12.5%
3 or 4
II. Other Crimes
1/8
12.5%
3 or 4
III. Inchoate Crimes; Parties
1/8
12.5%
3 or 4
IV. General Principles
1/8
12.5%
3 or 4
V. Constitutional Protection of Accused Persons
1/2
50.0%
12 or 13
Total Scored Questions: Criminal Law & Procedure
25
Evidence
I. Presentation of Evidence
1/4
25.0%
6 or 7
II. Relevancy and Reasons for Excluding Relevant Evidence
1/3
33.3%
8 or 9
III. Privileges and Other Policy Exclusions
1/12
8.3%
2 or 3
IV. Writings, Recordings, and Photographs
1/12
8.3%
2 or 3
V. Hearsay and Circumstances of its Admissibility
1/4
25.0%
6 or 7
Total Scored Questions: Evidence
25
Real Property
I. Ownership of Real Property
1/5
20.0%
5 or 6
II. Rights in Real Property
1/5
20.0%
5 or 6
III. Real Estate Contracts
1/5
20.0%
5 or 6
IV. Mortgages/Security Devices
1/5
20.0%
5 or 6
V. Titles
1/5
20.0%
5 or 6
Total Scored Questions: Real Property
25
Torts
I. Intentional Torts
1/6
16.7%
4 or 5
II. Negligence
1/2
50.0%
12 or 13
III. Strict Liability and Products Liability
1/6
16.7%
4 or 5
IV. Other Torts
1/6
16.7%
4 or 5
Total Scored Questions: Torts
25
TOTAL SCORED QUESTIONS: ALL SUBJECTS
175

*Note, the additional 25 unscored pretest questions may be from any of the seven subject areas.