Indiana Bar Exam (UBE) details

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

Indiana Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Indiana Office of Admissions and Continuing Education.

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)

MBE

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

MEE

  • 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

MPT

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

MPRE

A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission to the bar. The passing score must be achieved within two years before or after the date the applicant passes the bar exam.

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Although the weight of each component has not yet been confirmed, typically in UBE jurisdictions, the MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE and are weighted as follows:

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

The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 264.

Acceptance of MBE Score

Applicant may transfer an MBE scaled score from a concurrent exam only.

Admission on Motion

May be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for five of seven years preceding application. For complete details, contact the Indiana Board of Law Examiners.

Applicants may take exam prior to graduation if they have fewer than five credit hours to complete, are within 100 days of graduation, have completed two hours of Professional Responsibility and have completed all requirements for admission to the bar.

Applicants for admission to the Indiana bar based on the UBE, whether administered in Indiana or in another jurisdiction, shall also be required to complete a jurisdiction-specific component on Indiana law and practice within six months after admission to the Indiana bar.

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