The New York Bar Exam is administered each February and July.
Day 1 — New York Portion
|9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||3 Essays
50 Multiple Choice
|40 minutes each
1.5 minutes each
|1:45-4:45 p.m.*||2 Essays
|45 minutes each
Day 2 — MBE Portion
|9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||100 Multiple Choice||1.8 minutes each|
|2-5 p.m.||100 Multiple Choice||1.8 minutes each|
Day 3 – Second State (optional)
New York subjects tested:
New York Scoring:
|5 Essays||40%||400 points|
|50 NY MC||10%||100 points|
|1 MPT||10%||100 points|
|200 MBE||40%||400 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.