Bar Information: Indiana Bar Exam Information

The Indiana Bar Exam is a two-day exam.

Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance (MPT) questions and six questions based on Indiana Law (IEE), covering the following nine subjects: Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Law, Indiana Constitutional Law, Family Law, Pleading & Practice, Personal Property, Taxation, and Wills, Trusts & Estates.

Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam, covering the following subjects: Constitutional Law, Contracts/Sales, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts.

The 2014 Bar Exam will be held at the Palms Banquet and Conference Center, formerly known as Primo West, located at 2353 E. Perry Road in Plainfield, Indiana 46168.  The hotel phone number is (317) 839-9990.   


Application Deadlines and Accompanying Fees

 February 2014 ExamJuly 2014 Exam 
Exam Date February 25 and 26 July 29 and 30 

Regular Filing

Deadline ($250) 

11/15/134/1/14 

Late Filing

Deadline ($500) 

11/30/13 4/15/14 

 

For more information, and to complete an application online, visit the Indiana Board of Law Examiners website.

 

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)
A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE must be achieved within two (2) years before or after the date the applicant successfully takes the Indiana bar examination to be admitted to the Indiana Bar.

 March August November 
 Exam Date3/29/14 8/09/14 11/1/14 

 Application

 Deadline ($73) 

TBATBATBA 

 Late Application

 Deadline ($146)

TBA TBA TBA 

For more information, and to complete an application online, visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners website

 

Grading and Results
Three three tests (MPT, IEE, and MBE) will be weighted as follows:

  • MPT 20%
  • IEE 30%
  • MBE 50%

Applicants must obtain a scaled score of 264 or higher.  The MPT and IEE raw scores are scaled to the MBE scores using the standard deviation method.  Results are generally released 75 days after the Bar Exam.

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