The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) tests applicants’ ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. The MPT consists of two 90-minute skills questions covering legal analysis, fact analysis, problem solving, resolution of ethical dilemmas, organization and management of a lawyering task, and communication.
MPTs and Point Sheets from Recent Administrations
NCBE publishes study aids for the MPT that include the MPTs given in February or July of specific years and include corresponding Point Sheets. Point Sheets describe the factual and legal points encompassed within the lawyering tasks to be completed in each test and outline the possible issues and points that might be addressed by an examinee. Recent MPTs and Point Sheets are available for purchase at the NCBE Study Aids Store. Summaries of these MPTs, which include brief descriptions of the MPT task, context, and contents of each MPT's File and Library are available below.
MPTs and Point Sheets from Older Administrations
MPTs and Point Sheets from older administrations are available by accessing the following files.