Indiana Bar Exam

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Indiana Bar Exam Format

The state of Indiana uses  the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) and consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”), Indiana Essays, and the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”). State law is tested.

MEE (Multi State Essay Exam)
Day one of the Indiana Bar Exam consists of 6 hours of testing. The first three hours include (6) state law  essays.  The MEE essays may include the following:

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law
  • Indiana Constitutional Law
  • Family Law
  • Pleading and Practice
  • Personal Property
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates

MPT (Multi-State Performance Test)
Indiana Bar Exam also includes two (2) MPT performance tests which occur in the second half of the first day of the exam after an afternoon lunch period which follows the MEE testing.

MBE (Multiple Choice Bar Exam)
Indiana Bar Exam tests (MBE) is conducted on the second day of the two-day test and consists of a 6-hour time period. Each time period is divided in half so you have 100 questions to answer in the first three hours, followed by a lunch break and then 3 more hours to complete the second 100 questions for a total of 200 questions. The Indiana bar exam test 7 subjects:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (Common Law, Sales/UCC Art. 2)
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Bar Exam Testing Schedule

Day 1

  • First three hours = 6 Indiana Essays
  • Lunch Break
  • Second 3 hours = 2 MPTs

Day 2

  • Morning first 3 hours – MBE Part 1 (100 questions)
  • Lunch Break
  • Afternoon second 3 hours – MBE Part 2 (100 questions)

Exam Dates and Application

Indiana Bar Exam consists of two days of testing. The testing generally occurs on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. You can find applications for the state bar exam here.


Indiana bar exam final scores are based on a scalable score. The minimum score to pass is 264. Appeals are not allowed.

Exam Date               Results

Feb. 21-22, 20XX     May. 11, 20XX

July 24-25, 20XX    Oct. 13, 20XX

Indiana Bar Exam Weighted Scores

MPT 20%
Illinois Essays 30%
MBE 50%