Connecticut Bar Exam (UBE) details

A typical Connecticut Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)

Connecticut Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee.

Please also reference the NCBE Covid-19 updates page for NCBE updates and individual jurisdiction announcements.

Day 1

  • Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the AM)
  • Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the PM)

Day 2

  • Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM)


  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Torts


  • Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations; and Limited Liability Companies)
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests)
  • Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Plus all MBE subjects


  • “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.


  • A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE or a grade of “C” in an ethics course at a law school approved by the Bar Examining Committee is required.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.

  • MBE weighted 50%
  • MEE weighted 30%
  • MPT weighted 20%

The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 266.

Acceptance of MBE Score

A transferred MBE score for purposes of admission in Connecticut will not result in a transferrable UBE score. In order to obtain a UBE score, an applicant must sit for both days of the UBE in Connecticut. Connecticut will accept a scaled MBE score from a concurrent exam taken in another state or an exam from three prior administrations taken in another state; the applicant must have been successful on each exam for which the score was originally achieved.

Admission by UBE

Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 266 or higher if earned within five years of their Connecticut application.

Admission on Motion

Admission without exam is possible if, in addition to other requirements, an applicant has been lawfully engaged in the practice of law as the applicant’s principal means of livelihood for five out of the last ten years in a reciprocal jurisdiction, and the applicant is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school.

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