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Bar Exam


NEW! What is the UBE? When will Texas start giving it? You can find answers to frequently asked questions about the UBE here: UBE FAQs

The Texas Bar Examination is a 2½-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.


Daily Testing Schedule

      Tuesday-MPT & P&E     Wednesday-MBE     Thursday-Essays
  Morning Session

  Two 90-minute sessions

  Must remain seated between sessions

  3 hours of testing   3 hours of testing
  Lunch Break               --   Approx. 12:00-1:30   Approx. 12:00-1:30
  Afternoon Session               --   3 hours of testing   3 hours of testing


Admission Ticket
If you are eligible to sit for the exam, we will deliver an Admission Ticket to your ATLAS account 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. 


New Policies for Phones and Personal Belongings at the February 2019 Bar Exam

  • We will provide secure phone storage each day of the exam. Each examinee may bring one cell phone to be stored. We will make reasonable efforts to keep stored phones secure; however, the Board is not responsible for lost or damaged phones. Phones that have been stored cannot be accessed during the exam or during lunch breaks on Wednesday and Thursday of the exam.
  • In order to enhance safety and security, examinees can no longer leave backpacks, bags, lunches, study materials, or any other Prohibited Item anywhere at the site. We will not provide a Personal Belongings Area at the site for these items. Examinees may store one phone, and they may bring Required Items and Permitted Items into the exam room in a clear plastic zip-lock bag. No other items are allowed anywhere at the site. Any unattended or Prohibited Items found at the site will be disposed of.

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 (2 questions)
  • Wills and administration (2 questions)
  • Family law (2 questions)
  • Uniform Commercial Code (2 questions)
  • Real property (including oil and gas) (2 questions)
  • Trusts and guardianships (1 question)
  • Consumer rights (including DTPA and insurance) (1 question)
  • 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.