Bar Exam Resources

General Application Information

Timely filed applications for the JULY 2017 Texas Bar Exam must be postmarked not later than JAN. 30, 2017. Late applications may be postmarked until March 30 (requires a late fee). More details are available here

The exam will be administered JULY 25-27, 2017.

Application information and character and fitness information may be found on the website of the Texas Board of Law Examiners.

   

Content and Scoring of the Exam

The Texas Bar Exam has four components:

  • Multistate Performance Test (MPT) -- one 90-minute question for 10% of the total exam score.
  • Procedure and Evidence Questions -- 40 short-answer questions on state and federal procedure and evidence for 10% of the total exam score.
  • Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) -- 200 multiple-choice questions for 40% of the total exam score.
  • Texas Essays -- 12 questions for 40% of the total exam score.

More details on the exam's structure and scoring may be found  here.

 

 

 

Recent Texas Bar Exams

The Texas Board of Law Examiners provides copies of past examinations and selected answers on their website.