The state of Illinois itself does not administer or control the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). Rather this ethics exam is conducted by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The Illinois MPRE a separate test than that of the Illinois bar exam administered separately from the Illinois bar exam. The Illinois is also tested 3 times per year, in March, August as well as in November.
We advise you to visit our Ethics Exam/MPRE page for more general information regarding the Illinois MPRE, its application process, and for general questions.
Illinois MPRE & Illinois MPRE Reciprocity
The state of Illinois requires MPRE score (which is scaled) of 80 or more to receive a pass. The MPRE must be passed by bar applicants before they can be admitted. The MPRE must be completed within 2 years of passing the Illinois Bar Exam. This means a bar applicant can achieve a passage rate on the MPRE either before or after they pass the exam. Any attorneys that are seeking admission on motion may pass with MPRE at any time. Any scores 80 or more will also be accepted via reciprocity.