Illinois Bar Examination

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Illinois Bar Examination
COVID-19 Information
Bar Examination Status No Change[1]
There are no plans at this time to cancel or alter the July 2020 bar exam, and all deadlines for applications remain in place. We recognize that this is a fluid situation, and this may change.

as of March 26, 2020

Administered by Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar
ABA-Approved Law School J.D. Required Yes
Graduate of foreign law school eligible to take the bar examination Yes
Winter Testing: February
Summer Testing: July
Requires Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)? Yes
UBE Minimum Passing Score 266
Maximum Age of Transferred UBE Score 4 years48.0 months <br />
Requires Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)? Yes
Accepts Multistate Bar Examination Transfers?
Requires Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)? Yes
Requires Multistate Performance Test (MPT)? Yes
Requires Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)? Yes
MPRE Minimum Passing Score 80
First-Time Taker Pass Rate 76%
Repeat Taker Pass Rate 36%
Annual Test Takers Quantity 2682
NCBE profile link