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Bar Exam Information & Study Aids: Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

Resources to help you study for the bar exam, including links to study guides, sample exams, and practical information on applying to take the exam.  

Information about the UBE

The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is a standardized bar examination, developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

  • The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is coordinated by NCBE and is composed of the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) tasks, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE).
  • The UBE is uniformly administered, graded, and scored by user jurisdictions and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions.  
  • Jurisdictions that use the UBE may require applicants to also complete a jurisdiction-specific educational component and/or pass a test on jurisdiction-specific law in addition to passing the UBE.

     

UBE Scores

NCBE scores the MBE component of the UBE. Jurisdictions grade the MEE and MPT components. 

  • The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE and UBE total scores are calculated by NCBE.
  • The MBE is weighted 50%, the MEE 30%, and the MPT 20%.
  • UBE total scores are reported on a 400-point scale.

UBE Score Portability

Examinees who take the UBE earn a portable score that can be transferred to seek admission in other UBE jurisdictions.

  • Applicants who have taken the UBE may transfer their UBE scores to seek admission in other UBE jurisdictions. 

Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)

Jurisdictions Adopting the UBE

 

 

For a downloadable map of jurisdictions that have adopted the UBE, access the PDF map:  Adoption of the Uniform Bar Examination with Other NCBE Testing Services Depicted.