Important Announcement Regarding Changes to the Multistate Bar Exam

Effective with the February 2015 administration of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a seventh content area - Civil Procedure - will be added for the first time.  The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, of which 190 are scored items and 10 are unscored pretest items.  The current list of topics include Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.  Starting in 2015, there will be 28 multiple choice questions covering Contracts, and 27 questions covering each of the six remaining topics, for a total of 190.

Test specifications for the MBE Civil Procedure items will be available by June 30, 2013 on the NCBE website, The website is the best resource for obtaining information about all NCBE tests.