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Bar Exam In My State

Rhode Island

All information provided is subject to change by the Rhode Island Bar Examiners.

The Rhode Island Bar Exam is designed to test an applicant’s ability to understand and apply various legal principals presented in different formats. The exam consists of one day of multiple choice (Multistate Bar Examination) and one day of essay testing.

The Multistate Bar Examination, or MBE, is divided into two sessions, morning and afternoon. Each session of the MBE consists of 100 multiple choice questions over three hours for a grand total of 200 questions over six hours. For more information on the MBE, including a list of subjects tested, please click here.

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Rhode Island Bar Exam info

  • A passing score on the Rhode Island bar exam is either:
    • An MBE scaled score of at least 140, and 7 out of 12 possible essay points; or
    • An MBE scaled score of at least 135, and 9 out of 12 possible essay points.
  • Rhode Island will accept an MBE score from another jurisdiction for a concurrent exam only.
  • You can expect to get the results of your Rhode Island Bar Exam in October if you took it in July, and May, if you took it in February.

For more information on the Rhode Island Bar Exam please visit the Rhode Island Bar Examination site.

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