Florida Bar Exam details

A typical Florida Bar Exam is a 2-day exam

Florida Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.

Day 1

  • Three essay questions (AM)
  • 100 multiple-choice questions (PM)

Day 2

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

MBE

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

Florida Essay Subjects

Equitable aspects of all subjects tested

  • Articles 3 & 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Business Entities
  • Chapters 4 & 5 of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Federal Constitutional Law
  • Florida Constitutional Law
  • Florida Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
  • Professionalism
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Trusts
  • Wills & Administration of Estates.

MPRE

  • A scaled score of 80 is required. MPRE scores are accepted only if the MPRE and the general bar exam are taken within 25 months of each other.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

MBE and Florida essay/multiple-choice scores are each weighted 50% in order to determine if applicant has achieved a passing score. An average scaled score of 136 will be required.

If applicant only takes one part of the exam, then a score of 136 or higher must be achieved on that part.

Acceptance of MBE Score

Applicants can transfer MBE scores attained in other jurisdictions, provided the score meets the minimum passing scaled score of 136 and the score was attained within 25 months.

Admission on Motion

Florida does not provide for admission on motion. Examination is required of all applicants.

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