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The Illinois Bar Exam

Structure of the Illinois Bar Exam

Illinois administers the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of each February and July. The subjects tested on the Illinois Bar Exam include all DePaul first-year subjects plus a number of core electives. 

The Illinois Bar Exam is a two-day exam. 
  1. The first day consists of:
    1. Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Tests (MPT).
    2. Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions.
  2. The second day of the exam consists entirely of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), which is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) drafts all questions used on the UBE.
A number of the subjects tested on the Illinois Bar Exam are covered in the following core electives offered at the College of Law:

Illinois Bar Exam Results

The Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar generally releases the February bar exam results in early April and the July results in early October. Be sure to check the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar website prior to the exam date for the most up-to-date exam information. ​​