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Bar Exam


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For September 2020, the Texas Bar Examination is a 2-day test with four components: the Multistate Performance Test (MPT); the Procedure and Evidence questions (P&E); the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE); and the Texas Essay questions. (Beginning in February 2021, Texas will administer the UBE.)


Daily Testing Schedule For September 2020


Sept. 2020: Wednesday- MPT. P&E, and Essays

Sept. 2020: Thursday-MBE 

  Morning Session

  MPT (90 minutes)

  Procedure & Evidence Questions (90 minutes)

  Must remain seated between sessions

 MBE 1-100 ( 3 hours ) 
  Lunch Break   Approx. 12:00-1:30  Approx. 12:00-1:30 
  Afternoon Session   Texas Essays 1-6  (3 hours)  MBE 101-200 (3 hours) 


Admission Ticket
If you are eligible to sit for the exam, we will deliver an Admission Ticket to your ATLAS about 4 weeks before the exam. Once we deliver the ticket to your ATLAS account, we will notify you at the e-mail address you have provided to us. You can update your e-mail address by logging in to your ATLAS account and opening the Personal Info tab.) You must print the Admission Ticket, and you must present it at the proper exam site in order to be admitted to the exam. 



    Texas Bar Exam Subjects
    Refer to Appendices A&B of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas for a more detailed outline of the Bar Exam subjects. Information regarding the MPT and MBE is available at You may request this information from NCBE in printed form.


    The Texas Essays include:

    • Business associations
    • Wills and administration
    • Family law
    • Uniform Commercial Code
    • Real property (including oil and gas) 
    • Trusts and guardianships
    • Consumer rights (including DTPA and insurance)
    • Cross-Over Topics listed in Appendix A

    The Procedure and Evidence Questions (P&E) include Texas civil procedure and evidence (including jurisdiction), and Texas and federal criminal procedure and evidence.