The Pennsylvania Bar Exam assesses whether or not a candidate is competent to practice law in Pennsylvania. The exam is comprised of two parts - the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and the state-specific essay portion. A minimum scaled score of 272 out of 400 possible points is required to pass
The first portion of the Pennsylvania Bar Exam, the essay portion, tests fundamental aspects of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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.
The Pennsylvania Bar Exam is a 2-day exam.
For more information on the Pennsylvania Bar Exam, visit the official Pennsylvania Bar Examination site.
Interested in Pennsylvania Bar Exam pass rates? We've collected the Pennsylvania Bar Exam statistics dating back to 2002: Pennsylvania Bar Exam Results