The Smart Guide to the Pennsylvania Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Pennsylvania Bar Exam

Pennsylvania Bar Exam Format

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

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

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Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

200 multiple choice
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Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)

6 essays
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Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

2 writing assignments

Pennsylvania Bar Exam Dates

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

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

How to Prepare for
the Pennsylvania Bar Exam

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Contact Info

Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
601 Commonwealth Ave., Ste. 3600
P.O. Box 62535
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2535

Website:      https://www.pabarexam.org/
Phone:        (717) 231-3350
Fax:             (717) 231-3351

Frequency Charts

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

Pennsylvania changed its passing score from 272 to 270 effective with the February 2024 exam administration and it applies to UBE score transfers as well. For administrations prior to February 2024, the minimum passing score remains 272.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

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