Indiana Bar Exam details

A typical Indiana Bar Exam is a 2-day exam

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

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

Day 1

  • Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the AM)
  • Six Indiana Essay Exam questions during a four-hour session (IEE 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

Indiana Essay Subjects

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Corporate Tax
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Family Law
  • Federal and State Personal Income Tax
  • Indiana Constitutional Law
  • Indiana Debt Collection (including Garnishment, Attachment, and Bankruptcy Exemptions)
  • Indiana Employment Law (including Wage Payment and Wage Claim Statutes)
  • Pleading and Practice (including Statutes of Limitation and the Indiana Tort Claims Act)
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Secured Transactions
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wills

MPT

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

MPRE

A scaled score of 80 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.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

The IEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.

  • MBE weighted 50%
  • IEE weighted 30%
  • MPT weighted 20%.

A total scaled score of 264 is required to pass.

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.

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