The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE that is administered three times per year. It is required for admission to the bars of all but three . jurisdictions (Maryland, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico). (In addition, Connecticut and New Jersey accept successful completion of a law school course on professional responsibility in lieu of a passing score on the MPRE.) Because MPRE requirements vary from one jurisdiction to another, examinees are advised to check with the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction to which they seek admission before registering for the MPRE. Passing scores are established by each jurisdiction.
Applicants answer the bar exam using general principles of law. State specific law is not tested. The individual states grade the MPT and MEE. The NCBE grades the MBE. The MPT and MEE scores are then scaled to the 200-point MBE. The MBE is scaled to account for difficulty between separate administrations. The two scaled scores are then combined to generate the total UBE score. The UBE is weighted 20% to the MPT, 30% to the MEE, and 50% to the MBE. The UBE scores obtained in one state may be transferred to another state that also administers the UBE. Each state sets the score and time-period requirements for the score transfers. The map below identifies states that administer the UBE or will administer the UBE in the future: