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Nevada Bar Exam


Format, Content, & Grading of the Nevada Bar Exam





All data provided below are subject to change by a decision at any time by the Nevada bar examiners.  When any changes are made, they will be posted on this site.

The Nevada  Bar Exam is a 2-1/2-day exam -- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday -- with the essays and performance questions on Tuesday, the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam on Wednesday, and more essays on Thursday.

First Day (Tuesday):  
Four Essay Questions (one hour each)
One 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) question
For details on the MPT, click here.

Second Day (Wednesday) morning session: 
3 hours 
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
100 Multiple-Choice questions.

Second Day (Wednesday) afternoon session: 
3 hours
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 
100 Multiple-Choice questions.

Nevada requires that you sit for the MBE as part of the Nevada bar exam. Nevada does NOT accept your score from an MBE taken in another jurisdiction.

For further details on the MBE, click here.

Third Day (Thursday):  
Four Essay Questions (one hour each).

Subjects Tested on the Nevada Bar Exam:

MBE Subjects
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law/Procedure
Real Property

Nevada Essay Subjects
Commercial Paper
Community Property
Conflict of Laws
Nevada & Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Persons & Domestic Relations
Secured Transactions
Wills, Estates & Trusts
Plus the six MBE subjects

Grading of the Nevada Bar Exam:

MBE: 1/3
Written Portion: 2/3

Your scores on the MBE and the written portion are combined for an overall score.

To pass, you need a total scaled score of 75 or higher and a converted score of  75 or higher on at least three written questions. 

Nevada generally releases the results of the bar exam in mid-October.

*MPRE -- Nevada requires that you pass the MPRE either the year before, or the year during, the year in which you take and pass the Nevada Bar Exam

Nevada Bar Exam Details

Admission on Motion 
(i.e., without having to sit for the bar exam)

Nevada does NOT permit admission on motion.  

To become a member of the Nevada bar, you must take and pass the Nevada Bar Exam. 

For further information, contact:

State Bar of Nevada
600 East Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Telephone: 702-382-2200

Exam Dates, Locations:

Winter 2007
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 
February 27, 28, March 1,  2007
Las Vegas

Summer 2007

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 
July 24, 25, 26, 2007
Las Vegas, Reno

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Filing deadlines and fees are subject to frequent change.  Contact the Nevada Board to learn the rules in effect at the time of your application.

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