The Smart Guide to the Kentucky Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Kentucky Bar Exam

Kentucky Bar Exam Format

Kentucky Bar Exam Sections - MBE 200 Multiple Choice, MPT 2 Writing Assignments, MEE 6 Essays

Kentucky is a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdiction. All UBE jurisdictions use the same 3 sections:


Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

200 multiple choice

Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)

6 essays

Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

2 writing assignments

Kentucky Bar Exam Dates

July 2024 exam: July 30-31, 2024
Feb. 2025 exam: Feb. 25-26, 2025

*The Kentucky Bar Exam takes place on the last Tuesday & Wednesday of February and July.

How to Prepare for
the Kentucky Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

Click the links above for FREE study guides covering each section of the bar exam.

Contact Info

Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions
1510 Newtown Pike, Ste. 156
Lexington, KY 40511-1255

Phone:         (859) 246-2381
Fax:              (859) 246-2385

Frequency Charts

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Subjects Tested on Kentucky Bar Exam

MEE Essay Subjects

  1. Business Associations (Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, LLC’s)
  2. Civil Procedure
  3. Conflict of Laws
  4. Constitutional Law
  5. Contracts
  6. Criminal Law & Procedure
  7. Evidence
  8. Family Law
  9. Real Property
  10. Secured Transactions
  11. Torts
  12. Trusts & Future Interests
  13. Wills & Estates

MBE Subjects

  1. Civil Procedure
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Contracts
  4. Criminal Law & Procedure
  5. Evidence
  6. Real property
  7. Torts

Minimum Passing Score

For Kentucky, the UBE minimum passing score is 266.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component


Applicants are no longer required to take the online Kentucky Law Component.  All applicants must successfully complete the New Lawyer Program (SCR 3.640) upon admission.