Indiana Bar Exam Information

Indiana Bar Exam Information

The Indiana Bar Examination is administered twice each year:

  • on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in February, and
  • on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in July

2014 Bar Exam Dates: February 25-26, July 29-30

Deadlines and Fees

Application must be postmarked by November 15 for the February exam and by April 1 for the July exam. Will not be accepted before October 1 for the February exam and February 1 for the July exam. Indiana Bar Exam fee: $250. Late filing (with additional $250 fee) allowed 15 days past deadline.

Format

The Indiana Bar Exam is a two-day exam held in Indianapolis. Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions and a four-hour Indiana Essay (IE) exam consisting of six questions. Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a six-hour 200 question, multiple-choice exam.

Grades and Results

The Indiana Bar Exam will be weighted: MPT 20%, IE 30%, MBE 50%. The passing score will be a combined scaled score; 264 is required for passing. Normally, results are released 75 days after the exam.

The Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a 60-question, two-hour-and-five-minute, multiple-choice examination administered three times each year. The passing score for the MPRE is a scaled score of eighty and must be achieved within two years before or after the date the applicant successfully takes the Indiana bar examination.

2014 MPRE Dates

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014

IndyBar MPRE Review Courses

The IndyBar offers a review course prior to each MPRE date. Check the events section of www.indybar.org for upcoming sessions.

Helpful Links

State Board of Law Examiners-for additional information regarding the Indiana Bar Exam, including all admission requirements and the Bar Exam application

National Conference of Bar Examiners-for additional information about the MBE and MPT sections of the Bar Exam, as well as MPRE information.