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

2017 Bar Exam Dates: February 21-22, July 25-26

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.

2017 MPRE Dates
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017

IndyBar MPRE Review Courses
The IndyBar offers a review course prior to each MPRE date. Search the event calendar here to find the next course.

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.