Barrister-at-law, United States

Admit to the legal profession

Take the exam

A.New York Bar
The New York State bar examination is administered twice a year on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of every February and July. The bar examination contains two sections, the New York section which is given on Tuesday, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) which is given on Wednesday. The New York section consists of five essay questions and 50 multiple choice questions prepared by the New York Board, and one Multistate Performance Test question, developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The second day of the exam is the MBE section which consists of 200 multiple choice questions. Each day of the examination will consist of a morning session and an afternoon session with a lunch break in between. The examination is given at the same time and date at various testing locations across the state.

B.California Bar
All applicants must be seated no later than 8:30 a.m. There are two three-hour sessions each day of testing. Additional information concerning the timing and other administrative rules and policies are contained in the admittance ticket bulletin that will be available for printing with your admittance ticket for the examination. The admittance ticket bulletin is also available online at, 1 under the California Bar Exam tab.