Georgia Bar Exam details

A typical Georgia Bar Exam is a 2-day exam

Georgia Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Georgia Office of Bar Admissions.

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

Day 1

  • Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions (AM)
  • Four 45-minute essay 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

Georgia Essay Subjects

  • Business Organizations
  • Family Law
  • Federal Practice and Procedure
  • Georgia Practice and Procedure
  • Non-Monetary Remedies
  • Professional Ethics
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Estates
  • Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2, 3, & 9)
  • Plus all MBE subjects

MPT

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

MPRE

  • A scaled score of 75 or higher on the MPRE is required for admission.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

Scaled MBE and scaled essay/performance test scores are combined to determine if applicant has achieved a passing score of 270.

  • MBE scaled score of 115 required to have MPT questions and essays graded.
  • Combined score of 265-269 will result in re-grading of essays and MPTs.

Acceptance of MBE Score

Georgia does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.

A one-day Attorneys’ Exam, testing only the essay/MPT portion of the Georgia Bar Exam, may be offered to attorneys of other jurisdictions meeting certain criteria. A score of 135 is required to pass the Attorneys' Exam.

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of a reciprocating jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in Georgia if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.

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