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Bar Exam Format

The Indiana Bar Exam is a two-day bar exam. The first day (Tuesday) consists of two Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs) and six Indiana essay questions. The second day (Wednesday) is the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). It consists of 100 MBE multiple-choice questions in the morning session, and 100 MBE multiple-choice questions in the afternoon session.

Indiana Essays

(Weighted 30% of Bar Exam Score)

The Indiana Essay exam consists of six 40-minute essays testing the following areas: Administrative Law; Business Organizations; Family Law; Federal and State Personal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, and Estate and Gift Tax; Indiana Constitutional Law; Indiana Employment Law, including wage payment and wage claim statutes; Indiana Debt Collection, including garnishment, attachment, and bankruptcy exemptions; Residential Landlord-Tenant Law; Indiana Pleading and Practice, including statutes of limitation and the Indiana Tort Claims Act; Secured Transactions; and Wills, Trusts, and Estates. The essay questions will be unlabeled, may not necessarily be limited to one subject, and, unless requiring the application of federal tax law, will call for answers based on the law of Indiana. Each essay is graded on a six-point scale.

Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

(Weighted 20% of Bar Exam Score)

The MPT consists of two 90-minute items that are designed to assess the examinee’s ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. Each examinee receives a “File” of source documents and a “Library” of cases, statutes, and rules. The MPT is a “closed universe” component in that it provides all necessary materials to answer the question and does not require the applicant to use any state-specific law.

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

(Weighted 50% of Bar Exam Score)

The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test the following areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts & Sales, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. Of the 200 questions, 175 are scored questions and 25 are unscored pre-test questions. The pre-test questions are indistinguishable from the scored questions so applicants are advised to answer all questions.

Subjects Tested

Indiana Subjects

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Family Law
  • Taxation (federal and state personal income tax, corporate tax, and estate and gift tax)
  • Indiana Constitutional Law
  • Indiana Employment Law (including wage payment and wage claim status)
  • Indiana Debt Collection (including garnishment, attachment, and bankruptcy exemptions)
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Pleading and Practice (including statutes of limitation and the Indiana Tort Claims Act)
  • Secured Transactions
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts & Sales
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

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