The New York state bar exam will be administered on July 26-27, 2022.
Applications are due April 30, 2022. For important dates, deadlines and registration steps visit the Guidance page.
For updates and details on the application process and fees, please visit the NYBOLE website.
Please note: Applicants who pass the bar exam must demonstrate that they have performed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service before applying for admission to practice. Details are available on the NY Courts website.
New York 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 at http://www.ncbex.org/exams/ube.
The UBE will be given in New York twice a year on the last consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July.
A scaled score of 266 on the UBE is required for admission in New York.
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)
In addition to the UBE, New York exam takers must also take the NY Law Course (NYLC) and NY Law Exam (NYLE). Details regarding these exams are available from the NYBOLE website.
There are multiple resources that provide sample questions and answers for the UBE: