Ohio Bar Exam Overview
The Ohio Bar Exam consists of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), and 12 essay questions.
The Ohio Essay portion of the exam consists of 12 essay questions
Subjects that may be tested on the essay portion include the following: Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Transactions, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Legal Ethics, Property, Torts, Wills
Multistate Performance Test (MPT)
The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is developed by NCBE and consists of two 90-minute items. It 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.
The MPT is designed to test an examinee's ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation and complete a task that a beginning lawyer should be able to accomplish. The MPT is not a test of substantive knowledge. Rather, it is designed to evaluate certain fundamental skills lawyers are expected to demonstrate regardless of the area of law in which the skills arise.
Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)
The MBE, which is administered on Wednesday, is developed and graded by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).
This portion of the examination is an objective 6-hour examination containing 200 multiple-choice questions, which is divided into two 3-hour sessions during which 100 questions are administered.
The MBE tests 7 subjects: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts
NCBE scores the MBE component of the exam.
A passing score of 405 is required in Ohio.
- MBE: 33%
- Essays: 53.3%
- MPT: 13.3%
Required MPRE Score: 85
Results for the February exam are typically released in late-April.
Results for the July exam are typically released in late-October.
MBE Score Transfer
Ohio does allow for the transfer of MBE Scores
Admission on Motion
Ohio does allow for admission on motion
Application for Admission on Motion fee: $800
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
The Ohio Bar Exam is a 2 1/2-day exam administered twice a year.
|Tue||2 MPT (3 hours)||6 Essays (3 hours)|
|Wed||100 MBE Questions (3 hours)||100 MBE Questions (3 hours)|
|Thurs||6 Essays (3 hours)|
- Civil Procedure
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law & Procedure
- Real Property
- Business Associations
- Civil Procedure
- Commercial Transactions
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Legal Ethics
Filing Deadlines & Fees
Timely Filing: April 1, 2019
Late Filing: May 10, 2019
Exam fee: $358.00
Laptop Computer fee: $121.00
Late filing fee: $458
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