Building a Competent, Ethical, and Diverse Legal Profession
The National Conference of Bar Examiners, founded in 1931, is a not-for-profit corporation that develops licensing tests for bar admission and provides character and fitness investigation services. NCBE also provides testing, research, and educational services to jurisdictions; provides services to bar applicants on behalf of jurisdictions; and acts as a national clearinghouse for information about the bar examination and bar admissions.
Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination
August 2023 MPRE scores are available in NCBE Account File Cabinets until November 2.
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Prepare for the MPRE with BarNow study aids.
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Bar Exam Resources
See summaries of bar admissions information for specific jurisdictions and contact information for bar admission agencies.
Latest Bar Exam Results
View the July 2023 bar exam results by jurisdiction.
Bar Admission Requirements Online Guide
Review comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions.
Take the UBE and earn a score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions.
MPRE, MBE, and UBE Score Services
Transfer or report your score to other jurisdictions, or learn your score.
BarNow Study Aids
Learn about NCBE’s study aids for the MBE, MPT, MEE, and MPRE on our Study Aids page.
Character and Fitness Application Process
Learn about how to navigate the character and fitness application process.
February 2023 MEE and MPT Study Aids
The February 2023 MEE questions and analyses and MPT items and point sheets are available to purchase in BarNow.
NextGen Bar Exam - Starting July 2026
About the NextGen Bar Exam
Learn more about the NextGen bar exam, which will first be administered in July 2026.
Explore the topics and skills to be tested on the NextGen bar exam.
Sample Questions Now Available
Review examples of new question types that will be included in the NextGen bar exam.
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The Bar Examiner Online Magazine
The Bar Examiner, NCBE's quarterly publication, provides comprehensive, authoritative information on current issues in bar admissions and legal education and features annual bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction.
The summer 2023 issue features insights into recent developments with the NextGen bar exam, legal educators’ perspectives on how the new exam will affect their work in the classroom, and more.
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Addressing Bar Exam Stress: Practical Tips for Success
Taking Stock and Taking Shape: NextGen Content Scope and Initial Sample Questions
From My Perspective: Essays on the NextGen Bar Exam and Legal Education
The Testing Column: AI and the Bar Exam
Diversity, Fairness, and Inclusion
The mission of the National Conference of Bar Examiners is to promote fairness, integrity, and best practices in admission to the legal profession for the benefit and protection of the public. As part of our vision for a competent, ethical, and diverse legal profession, we take seriously the need to work toward greater equity in all that we do as a testing organization, and we actively work to eliminate any aspects of our exams that could contribute to performance disparities among different groups.
Upcoming Bar Exam Dates
The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is composed of the MBE, MEE, and MPT (see dates above) and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions.