The New York Bar Exam

The New York Bar Exam

The New York Bar Exam is administered each February and July.
The Schedule:

Day 1 – New York Portion

9:00 – 12:15 3 Essays
50 Multiple Choice
40 minutes each
1.5 minutes each
1:30 – 4:30 2 Essays
Multistate
45 minutes each
90 minutes
Performance Test
Day 2 – MBE Portion
9 – 12:15 100 Multiple Choice 1.8 minutes each
1:30 – 4:30 100 Multiple Choice 1.8 minutes each

Day 3 – Second State (optional)
New York Subjects Tested:

  • All MBE Subjects and NY distinctions
  • Agency
  • Partnerships & Corporations
  • No Fault Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Conflict of Laws
  • New York Constitutional Law
  • Family Law
  • Remedies
  • NY and Federal Civil Jurisdiction and Procedure
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Trusts, Wills and Estates

New York Scoring:

5 Essays 40% 400 points
50 NY MC 10% 100 points
1 MPT 10% 100 points
200 MBE 40% 400 points
1,000 points

A minimum passing score is 665.

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT):
The MPT is a 90 minute assignment designed to test the Bar candidates ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. A Case File and a Library are provided along with an assignment such as write a memo, a brief, a statement of fact or a will. Sample MPT Questions can be downloaded at www.ncbex.org.

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