The North Carolina Bar Exam

The North Carolina Bar Exam assesses whether or not a candidate is competent to practice law in North Carolina. The exam is comprised of two parts - the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and the state-specific essay portion. A minimum scaled score of 350 out of 400 possible points is required to pass.

The first portion of the North Carolina Bar Exam, the essay portion, tests fundamental aspects of North Carolina law. Students must provide clear, well-organized compositions that demonstrate the ability to understand universal law concepts and communicate ideas effectively.

The second portion of the North Carolina Bar Exam is the Multistate Bar Examination, or the MBE. The MBE is administered twice annually; once on the last Wednesday in February and again on the last Wednesday in July.

AdaptiBar prepares students for the MBE portion of the North Carolina Bar Examination. The MBE occurs on one day, which is divided into two, three-hour parts, each consisting of 100 questions. When answering MBE questions, students apply fundamental legal principles instead of local case or statutory law. During the MBE, students analyze fact situations and apply black letter law. Students choose only one correct answer - the best answer - from the four available choices.

North Carolina Bar Exam Information

The North Carolina Bar Exam is a 2-day exam.

For more information on the North Carolina Bar Exam, visit the official North Carolina Bar Examination site.

North Carolina Bar Exam Results

Interested in North Carolina Bar Exam pass rates? We've collected the North Carolina Bar Exam statistics dating back to 2002: North Carolina Bar Exam Results