Nevada Bar Exam details

A typical Nevada Bar Exam is a 2 ½-day bar exam

Nevada Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the State Bar of Nevada.

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

Day 1

  • Four 60-minute essay questions
  • One 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) question

Day 2

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

Day 3 (half day)

  • Four 60-minute essay questions

MBE

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

Nevada Essay Subjects

  • Agency and Partnership
  • Community Property
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Corporations
  • Persons and Domestic Relations
  • Remedies
  • Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2 and 9)
  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Pleadings and practices under both the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Plus all MBE subjects

Both fundamental legal principles and Nevada law are tested and may embrace more than a single subject.

MPT

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

MPRE

  • A scaled score of 85 on the MPRE achieved within three years prior to or three years after successful completion of the Nevada Bar Exam is required for admission.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

MBE (weighted one-third) and written scores (weighted two-thirds) are combined for an overall passing score. In order to pass, an applicant must have a total scaled score of 75 or higher and a converted score of 75 or higher on at least three written essay questions. This equates to a passing score of 140 on a 200-point scale.

Acceptance of MBE Score

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

Admission on Motion

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

Admission of House Counsel

Attorneys interested in limited practice, who are exclusively employed for a single government entity or for a single corporation qualified to do business in Nevada, whose business consists of activities other than the practice of law, may apply for certification under Nevada Supreme Court Rule 49.10.

Foreign law school graduates

Foreign-educated applicants, and other non-ABA law school graduates, may seek a functional equivalency certification in order to apply for admission to the State Bar of Nevada. For additional questions, please contact the Admissions Department at admissions@nvbar.org.

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