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Connecticut Bar Exam Information

Get Detailed Information About The Connecticut Bar Exam Including Schedules, Grading, Reciprocity, Fees, Common Questions & More.

The Connecticut Bar Exam is administered over two days and follows the format of the Uniformed Bar Exam (UBE). The first day of the exam is the written portion, which gives the test-taker three hours to answer two essay questions for the Multistate Performance Test and another six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions.

The second day of the Connecticut Bar Exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions from the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), which includes a morning and afternoon session consisting of 100 questions each. A passing score is 266 points out of a maximum 400.

The Connecticut Bar Exam weighs the MBE the most heavily, and it accounts for 50 percent of the test-takers overall grade. The MEE counts for 30 percent, and the MPT counts for 20 percent. The test-taker must score a 266 to pass, which is a 133 on the 200 point raw scale.

To become a lawyer in Connecticut, one must complete an undergraduate college program, pass the LSAT, complete a law school program, and pass the MPRE exam with a score of 80 or higher. Finally, he or she must also pass the Connecticut Bar Exam.

The best way to prepare for the BAR exam in Connecticut is through study material, which you can find on TestMaxPrep. We offer practice tests that closely resemble the types of questions and format of the bar exam you are likely to see in Connecticut.

The essay questions on the Connecticut Bar Exam include constitutional law, family law, and more (see below), and the MBE covers Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

The Connecticut Bar Exam takes place twice a year, in February and July. You can learn more about the Connecticut Bar Exam by contacting the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee.

2021 Filing Deadlines & Fees

When Is the CT Bar Exam in 2021?

Test Date July 27-28, 2021 February 22-23, 2022
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021 / April 30, 2021 (Late) October 31, 2021 / Nov 30, 2022 (Late

A note: the July 2021 exam is remote.

How Much Does the CT Bar Exam Cost?

Exam fee: $800 / $900 late
Laptop Computer fee: $0

What Is the CT Bar Exam Schedule Like?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is a 2-day exam administered twice a year, with the MBE given on the last Wednesday of February and July, and the MEE and MPT given on the Tuesday prior to that.

Tue 6 Essays on Any Subject (3 hours) 2 Performance Test (3 hours)
Wed 100 MBE Questions (3 hours) 100 MBE Questions (3 hours)

What Subjects Are Tested on the CT Bar Exam?

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Essay Subjects

  • Business Associations
  • Civil Procedure
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Trusts
  • Wills (Decedents' Estates)

CT Bar Exam Grading & Scoring Process

NCBE scores the MBE component of the UBE. Jurisdictions grade the MEE and MPT components. The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE and UBE total scores are calculated by NCBE.

UBE total scores are reported on a 400-point scale and a passing score of 266 is required in Connecticut.

  • MBE: 50%
  • MEE: 30%
  • MPT: 20%

Required MPRE Score: 80


Results for the February exam are typically released in mid-April. Results for the July exam are typically released in mid-October.

CT Bar Exam Reciprocity

UBE Transfer

The application for admission by transfer of a Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) score attained in another jurisdiction (for which the official forms obtainable from the administrative director must be used) shall be filed within 3 years after attaining a total scaled score of 266 or higher on the UBE taken in another jurisdiction, together with the fee prescribed.

Admission on Motion

Among other requirements an applicant must be licensed in at least one reciprocal jurisdiction, and have been lawfully engaged in the practice of law as the applicant's principal means of livelihood for five out of the last ten years.

How Do I Contact the CT Bar?

Connecticut Bar Examining Committee

100 Washington Street, 1st Floor

Hartford, CT 06106-4411

Phone: 860-706-5135

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