Bar Examination

July 2016 Bar Exam Application:  

The filing period for the July 2016 bar exam is open.  Click here for the Bar Exam Application and Filing Instructions. 

      Exam Dates: Wednesday, July 27 and July 28, 2016

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

       Springfield: Western New England University School of Law

Application Deadline:   The July 2016 application deadline is May 13, 2016.

For more information, see  Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs

February 2016 Bar Exam Results:  

The applicants listed on the February 2016   Bar Exam Pass List have passed the written portion of the February 2016 bar examination. 

February 2016 Statistics

The names of those who passed the written portion of the February 2016 bar examination are posted on the Bar Exam Pass List .

A total of 691 applicants sat for the February 2016 bar examination, of whom 350 (50.7%) passed.  There were 310 first time takers, of whom 188 (60.6%) passed the exam.  The statistics are as follows: 
 

Total Applicants 

Taking Exam ForNumber TakingNumber PassingPercentage Passing
First time 

310

188

60.6%

Second Time

238

128

53.8%

Third Time

64

21

32.8%

Fourth Time

36

11

30.6%

Fifth Time or more 

43

2

4.7%

TOTAL ALL EXAMINEES 

691

350

50.7%

To view results and statistics by law school, visit February 2016 statistics  pdf format of February 2016 statistics
Future Exam DatesTest Dates
July 2016July 27-28, 2016
February 2017February 22-23, 2017
July 2017July 26-27, 2017

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.