The Smart Guide to the Texas Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Texas Bar Exam

Texas Bar Exam Format

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

Texas 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

Texas Bar Exam Dates

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

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

How to Prepare for
the Texas Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

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Contact Info

Texas Board of Law Examiners
205 W. 14th St., #500
P.O. Box 13486
Austin, TX 78711-3486

Phone:         (512) 463-1621
Fax:              (512) 463-5300

Frequency Charts

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

Jurisdiction-Specific Component


Completion of an online, on-demand course on Texas law is required prior to admission for application seeking admission with a UBE score. The course is accessible, at no charge, on the State Bar of Texas CLE website.

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