The Smart Guide to the Ohio Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Ohio Bar Exam

Ohio Bar Exam Format

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

Ohio 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

Ohio Bar Exam Dates

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

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

How to Prepare for
the Ohio Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

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

Contact Info

Office of Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 S. Front St., 5th Fl.
Columbus, OH 43215-3431

Phone:        (614) 387-9340
Fax:             (614) 387-9349

Frequency Charts

(FREE Charts & Statistics)

Click the links above for FREE Frequency Charts covering each section of the bar exam.

Subjects Tested on Ohio 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 Ohio, the UBE minimum passing score is 270.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component


Online, open-book, multiple-choice exam and outlines covering relevant Ohio-specific components. Both those sitting in Ohio and those transferring in a UBE score are required to complete the Ohio Law Component.

This jurisdiction-specific component is given separately from the bar exam.