Bar Examination

July 2015 Bar Exam Results:  Results from the July 2015 Massachusetts Bar Exam were sent via postal mail on October 22, 2015.  The list of applicants passing the written exam can be found on the Bar Exam Pass List.

February 2016 Bar Exam:   Click here for the Bar Exam Application and Filing Instructions.  

      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:    December 11, 2015


Application: The Application and Re-application for admission by examination are available at Bar Exam Application Forms and Filing Instructions for the February 2016 exam. 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.