Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is developed and graded by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). This portion of the General Bar Examination is an objective six-hour examination containing 200 questions, which is divided into two three-hour sessions during which 100 questions are administered. The MBE tests six subjects:

  1. Constitutional Law,
  2. Contracts,
  3. Criminal Law and Procedure,
  4. Evidence,
  5. Real Property, and
  6. Torts.

Information regarding the MBE and an online practice examination are available through the NCBE’s Web site at www.ncbex.org.

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