Bar Exam Resources

Exam Rules Exam Days Prior Exams Available? Individual
Alabama     T W  uses UBE Alabama
Alaska     T W  uses UBE Alaska
Arizona     T W  uses UBE Arizona
Arkansas     T W  Arkansas Q&A Arkansas
California     T W California Q&A California
Colorado     T W  uses UBE Colorado
Connecticut     T W  uses UBE
see also Connecticut Q (answers can be purchased)
Delaware  M T W  Delaware Q Delaware
DC     T W  uses UBE DC
Florida     T W  Florida Q&A Florida
Georgia     T W  Georgia Q&A Georgia
Hawaii     T W  uses multistate Hawaii
Idaho     T W  uses UBE Idaho
Illinois     T W  uses multistate
switching to UBE in July 2019
not available
Indiana     T W  not available online Indiana
Iowa     T W  uses UBE Iowa
Kansas     T W  uses UBE Kansas
Kentucky     T W  Kentucky Q
switching to multistate in July 2019
Louisiana  M   W   F Louisiana Q Louisiana
Maine     T W  uses UBE Maine
Maryland     T W  Maryland Q&A
switching to UBE in July 2019
Massachusetts       W R uses UBE Massachusetts
Michigan     T W  Michigan Q&A Michigan
Minnesota     T W  uses UBE
Minnesota Q&A
not available
Mississippi     T W  Mississippi Q&A Mississippi
(by ID # only)
Missouri     T W  uses UBE Missouri
Montana     T W  uses UBE Montana
Nebraska     T W  uses UBE Nebraska
Nevada     T W R Nevada Q&A Nevada
New Hampshire     T W  uses UBE New Hampshire
New Jersey       W R uses UBE
see also New Jersey Q&A
New Jersey
New Mexico     T W  uses UBE New Mexico
New York     T W  uses UBE
see also New York Q&A
New York
North Carolina     T W  not available online
(answers can be purchased)
switching to UBE in Feb 2019
North Carolina
North Dakota     T W  uses UBE not available
Ohio     T W R Ohio Q
switching to UBE in July 2020
Oklahoma     T W  not available online Oklahoma
Oregon     T W  uses UBE Oregon
Pennsylvania     T W  Pennsylvania Q&A Pennsylvania
Rhode Island     T W  switching to UBE in Feb 2019 Rhode Island
South Carolina     T W  uses UBE South Carolina
South Dakota     T W  uses multistate not available
Tennessee     T W  Tennessee Q
switching to UBE in Feb 2019
Texas     T W R Texas Q
(& some A)
switching to UBE in February 2021
Utah     T W  uses UBE not available
Vermont     T W  uses UBE Vermont
Virginia     T W  Virginia Q
(& sample A)
Washington     T W  uses UBE Washington
West Virginia     T W  uses UBE West Virginia
(by ID # only)
Wisconsin     T W  not available online
(Q&A can be purchased)
not available
Wyoming     T W  uses UBE not available


Many states are using at least one of the multistate exams from the National Conference of Bar Examiners. That organization offers the following exams:

Test Prior Exams Available
Multistate Bar Exam MBE (or purchase)
Multistate Essay Exam MEE (or purchase)
Multistate Performance Test MPT (or purchase)
Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam MPRE (or purchase)
Uniform Bar Examination
    contains MBE, MEE, and MPT (see links above)


Upcoming Bar Examination Weeks:

Year Bar Exam Held
Summer 2019 July 29-August 2
Winter 2020 February 24-28
Summer 2020 July 27-31
Winter 2021 February 22-26
Summer 2021 July 26-30
Winter 2022 February 21-25


In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. A summary of some of these qualifications may be found in “The Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements”, a free online book. Other information may be available at the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar “Bar Admissions” page.


Study Materials in the ASL Library

Check our online catalog for recent additions.


Commercial Bar Exam Review Courses

Please note: ASL does not endorse any particular bar review course. You are responsible for paying all fees incurred by participating in any of these courses (private loans may be available; the Financial Aid Office keeps a listing of lenders). This listing is not comprehensive.

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