Uniform Bar Exam

Massachusetts Policies, Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning July 1, 2018

First UBE AdministrationJuly 2018
Minimum passing UBE score270 or higher
Date Massachusetts will begin accepting transferred-in UBE scoresMarch 1, 2018
Maximum age of acceptable UBE transfer scores36 months
Massachusetts Law Component RequirementEffective March 1, 2018
Massachusetts Law Component RequirementApplicable to all Petitioners for Admission to the Massachusetts bar

Bar Examination

July 2017 Massachusetts Bar Exam Results and Statistics

The list of examinees that have passed the July 2017 bar exam and the statistics by Massachusetts Law school can be found by clicking here

A total of 1278 examinees sat for the July 2017 bar examination, of whom 913 (71.4%) passed.  There were 1035 first time takers, of whom 837 (80.9%) passed the exam.  The statistics are as follows: 
 

Total Examinees Taking Exam ForNumber TakingNumber PassingPercentage Passing
First time 

1035

837

80.9%

Second Time

70

31

44.3%

Third Time

70

29

41.4%

Fourth Time

41

10

24,4%

Fifth Time or more 

62

6

9.7%

TOTAL ALL EXAMINEES 

1278

913

71.4%

February 2018 Bar Exam:

     Exam Dates: Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March 1, 2018

      Exam Locations:

Boston: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02110

Springfield: Western New England University School of Law 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119

The Petition for Admission by Examination for the February 2018 Massachusetts bar exam is available in PDF format.  The petition is available here.  The filing deadline is December 8, 2017. 

For more information, see  Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs

Future Exam DatesTest Dates
February 2018February 28- March 1, 2018
July 2018- Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) First Administration in MAJuly 24-25, 2018 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
February 2019February 26-27, 2019
July 2019July 30-31, 2019

Grading Information

Information regarding the grading process of the Massachusetts bar exam can be found here pdf format of scoring information
.   See Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs for more information.