About the bar exam in Massachusetts

Things to know about sitting for the bar exam in Massachusetts

Massachusetts administers the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).  The UBE is a two-day exam consisting of Written portions - the Multi-state Performance Test (MPT) and the Multi-state Essay Exam (MEE) on Tuesday, day 1, and the Multi-State Bar Examination (MBE) on Wednesday, day 2. For more information on the UBE, please see the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

The bar exam is currently held in Boston and Springfield, MA.  Exact locations and times are subject to change so it is important for petitioners to be aware of the information pertinent to the current exam. Details will be available prior to the Petition for Admission by Examination filing period.  The Petition must be filed at least 75 days prior to the exam you wish to take.

Bar Exam Dates

July 2022 Massachusetts administration of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)   

The July 2022 UBE will be administered in person in Massachusetts.  The July 2022 filing period will begin on March 25, 2022.

Exam Dates: July 26-27, 2022. 

Locations: John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, in Boston, MA, and limited seating at Western New England University, in Springfield, MA.  The Springfield request for seating will be accepted only while the filing period is open, and must be submitted directly to the Board of Bar Examiners via email: info@bbe.state.ma.us.  The Springfield Seating form can be found in the Preparing the Petition for Admission

Filing Deadline: The filing period for the July 2022 bar exam is closed.

Electronic Filing:

Information for first-time examinees

Information for repeat examinees

Register with Tyler Technologies to e-file your petition

February 2022 Uniform Bar Exam in Massachusetts:

Results were released in April 2022.  The  Massachusetts Law Component must be successfully completed to be eligible for admission to the Massachusetts bar.

Please review the https://www.mass.gov/guides/faqs-related-to-examination-for-admission-to-the-massachusetts-bar Post Examination section for more information.

Future Exams

Test Dates

July 2022 July 26-27, 2022
February 2023 February 21-22, 2023

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