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California Bar Exam Information

Office of Admission
1149 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

http://www.calbar.org/admissions

California Bar Exam Dates: 

2013: February 26-28;  July 30-August 1

California Bar Exam Format

The California Bar Exam is a 3 day exam. Days 1 and 3 consist of essay essay exams (three essay questions in each morning section) and an afternoon session testing performance skills.  On day 2, the Multistate Bar Exam is administered. Click here to learn how AmeriBar's Bar Review Course can help you pass the California Bar Exam.

California Bar Exam Scoring Information

The MBE score is 35% of the total score.  The essay questions and performance tests combine to account for 65% of the total score.

MPRE Requirements

A scaled score of 86 is required.  Click here for more information about AmeriBar's Free Online MPRE Review Course. 

California Bar Exam Pass Percentage

California Bar Exam Statewide Pass Percentage

Exam Date

First

Repeat

Total

Feb 2011

55%

36%

42%

July 2010

68%

22%

55%

Feb 2010

50%

31%

37%

July 2009

70%

22%

56%

Feb 2009

47%

26%

33%

July 2008

81%

33%

62%

Feb 2008

59%

42%

40%

July 2007

73%

25%

56%

Feb 2007

58%

38%

37%

California Bar Exam MBE Reciprocity

None

California Bar Exam Reciprocity

None

 

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