Test Dates

Test Administration
July 30, 2024
Test Administration
February 25, 2025

Jurisdictions Administering the MPT

Select a jurisdiction for a summary of bar admission information specific to that jurisdiction and contact information for its bar admission agency.

Test Day Policies

Each jurisdiction will provide specific information regarding materials, including appropriate identification, that examinees are allowed to bring with them to the test center.

About the MPT

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) consists of two 90-minute items. Developed by NCBE, the MPT is administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination on the Tuesday before the last Wednesday in February and July of each year. User jurisdictions may select one or both MPT items to include as part of their bar examinations. Jurisdictions that administer the Uniform Bar Examination use both MPT items.

Registration Information

The MPT is developed by NCBE and administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination. Applicants register for the MPT by applying to a jurisdiction for the bar exam.

Preparing for the MPT

The MPT consists of two 90-minute items. The materials for each MPT include a File and a Library. The File consists of source documents containing all the facts of the case. The specific assignment the examinee is to complete is described in a memorandum from a supervising attorney. The File might also include transcripts of interviews, depositions, hearings or trials, pleadings, correspondence, client documents, contracts, newspaper articles, medical records, police reports, or lawyer’s notes.