The Smart Guide to the South Carolina Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the South Carolina Bar Exam

South Carolina Bar Exam Format

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

South Carolina 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

South Carolina Bar Exam Dates

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

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

How to Prepare for
the South Carolina Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

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Contact Info

South Carolina Supreme Court
Board of Law Examiners
1231 Gervais St.
P.O. Box 11330
Columbia, SC 29211

Phone:        (803) 734-1080
Fax:             (803) 734-0394

Frequency Charts

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Subjects Tested on South Carolina 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 South Carolina, the UBE minimum passing score is 266.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component


Must complete online Course of Study on South Carolina Law prior to admission.

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