Texas Bar Examination

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Texas Bar Examination
COVID-19 Information
Bar Examination Status No Change[1]
currently no plan to cancel or postpone but has announced that if it is postponed the new exam start date will be between Sept 29 and Oct 1.

as of March 26, 2020

Administered by Texas Board of Law Examiners
ABA-Approved Law School J.D. Required No
Graduate of foreign law school eligible to take the bar examination Yes
Winter Testing: February
Summer Testing: July
Requires Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)? No
Additional Components required prior to admission Online course
Maximum Age of Transferred UBE Score 2 years24.0 months <br />/5 years60.0 months <br />
Requires Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)? Yes
Accepts Multistate Bar Examination Transfers?
Requires Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)? No
Requires Multistate Performance Test (MPT)? Yes
Requires Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)? Yes
MPRE Minimum Passing Score 85
Jurisdiction-Drafted Exam Components Procedure and Evidence Questions (20 short answer questions each for civil and criminal) and Texas Essay Questions (12 questions). (Until February 2021, when Texas adopts UBE administration.)
Maximum Exam Attempts 5
First-Time Taker Pass Rate 71%
Repeat Taker Pass Rate 31%
Annual Test Takers Quantity 4068
NCBE profile link