Bar Examination

July 2015 Bar Exam Results:  Results from the July 2015 Massachusetts Bar Exam can be found on the Bar Exam Pass List.

February 2016 Bar Exam:   Click here for the Bar Exam Application and Filing Instructions.  Email notices One and Two containing important exam details have been sent to all applicants sitting for the February 2016 exam.  Please contact the Board of Bar Examiners if these emails have not been received at

      Exam Dates: Wednesday, February 24 and February 25, 2016

      Locations: Boston: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)

       Springfield: Western New England University School of Law

Application Deadline:   The February 2016 application is closed.  The July 2016 exam application process will be determined in March 2016.


Application: The Application and Re-application for admission by examination are available at Bar Exam Application Forms and Filing Instructions . Please note, the Boston location for the February 2016 examination will be the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210.

Application Fee: Application for Admission by Bar Examination: $815.00

Technology Fee: (to use laptop for the essay portion of the exam): $75.00

If applicable, COMBINE the filing fee and technology fee into a single payment of $890.00 in the form of a bank check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please take notice, all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

In the unusual event of a major weather concern, please review the BBE Inclement Weather Policy  pdf format of BBE Inclement Weather Policy

Future Exam DatesTest Dates
February 2016February 24-25, 2016
July 2016July 27-28, 2016
February 2017February 22-23, 2017

Grading Information

Information regarding the grading process of the Massachusetts bar exam can be found here pdf format of scoring information
.   See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.