The North Carolina state bar exam will be administered on July 27-28, 2021
Applications are due January 5, 2021. Late applications are accepted until March 3, 2021.
For details on the application process and fees, please visit the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners website.
North Carolina utilizes the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE).
The UBE is composed of the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) which are prepared by, given, and graded in accordance with the standards established by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Additional information regarding the content of the UBE is available here under the UBE tab and at http://www.ncbex.org/exams/ube.
The UBE will be given in North Carolina twice a year on the last consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July.
A scaled score of 270 on the UBE is required for admission in North Carolina.
Tuesday AM: MEE (6 essays, 3 hours)
Tuesday PM: MPT (2 items, 3 hours)
Wednesday AM: MBE (100 questions, 3 hours)
Wednesday PM: MBE (100 questions, 3 hours)
North Carolina State-Specific Component:
In addition, pursuant to Rule .0501(8) and Rule .0504(9) of the Rules Governing the Admission to Practice Law in North Carolina, effective June 30, 2018, all General Applicants and Transfer Applicants seeking licensure to practice law in North Carolina must successfully complete the North Carolina State-Specific Component of the UBE. Upon filing an application, applicants must request access to the North Carolina State-Specific Component by email. Please see the Bar Examiner's website for more details.
There are multiple resources that provide sample questions and answers for the UBE: