The New York Bar Exam

July 2013 pass rate in NY is 86%. The Themis pass rate? 93%.
Our comprehensive NY bar review course offers everything you need to succeed on your bar exam.

NY Bar Exam Pass Rates

Themis Pass Rate


New York Pass Rate

Pass rates are based on the most recent published information available: summer of 2013.
The New York pass rate is based on Themis first-time takers who completed 75% or more of their course assignments
and on state bar exam first-time takers.

For a course demo and free bar exam prep consultation, contact .

Subjects Tested

The New York bar examination consists of three parts: The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the New York local section, and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). The New York local section consists of 5 essay questions and 50 multiple choice questions prepared by the New York State Board of Law Examiners.

New York Subjects
  • Agency
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • MBE Distinctions
  • New York Civil Practice & Procedure
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Trusts
  • UCC Articles 2, and 9
  • Wills & Estates
MBE Subjects
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts and Sales
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Bar Exam Format

New York Local Section

The New York Local section consists of 2 sessions: The AM session consists of 3 essay questions and 50 multiple-choice questions (3 hours and 15 minutes), and the PM session consists of 2 essay questions and 1 MPT (3 hours)

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test the following areas: Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

The MPT is 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. Each MPT question is designed to be answered within 90 minutes. It provides all necessary materials to answer the question and does not require the applicant to use any state-specific law.

Upcoming July 2014 Bar Exam

Fees and Deadlines
Filing Filing Deadline Fee Qualification
Timely Apr 30, 2014 $250
Timely Apr 30, 2014 $750 Foreign trained attorneys
Additional Pricing Information

For additional pricing details and to sign up for the New York bar exam:

Pricing details & how to sign up for the New York bar exam

Official New York Bar Exam Information

For official communication and all the latest up-to-date information on the New York bar exam, visit the New York bar examiners' page.

NY Bar Exam Dates and Deadlines

Mark your calendars
Bar Exam On-Time Enrollment Deadline
New York Bar Exam: Day 1
Don't want to miss it?
Sign up for reminder emails and we'll let you know when important dates are coming up.

Themis Bar Review can help

Wanna Pass the Bar Exam?

Themis Bar Review can help.

Our nationally renowned bar review course has a few features we'd like to take a minute to brag about.

Highest published pass rates

We are the only national bar review company that publishes pass rates in all our available jurisdictions. We're proud of our pass rates.

Proven teaching methodology with a history of success

Our successful approach embraces the best practices in online education pedagogy. Five years and counting. Looking for references? We've got thousands. Most of them are practicing attorneys now.

Great price at $1,595

Meanwhile our competitors (and their suspiciously unpublished pass rates) offer courses starting at $3,280

On-demand video lectures taught by world class professors

Take classes around your schedule, not ours. And with great teachers like Pamela Karlan, John Jeffries, and Sherman Clark.

Directed Study

Daily task schedule from day one of your studies up to the bar exam. Need to take a few days off? No problem. Directed study will adapt to work around your schedule to keep you on track.

Flex Study

So you can brush up on your favorite topics. (Or least favorite as the case may be)

Flexible online learning platform

Works around your schedule and on your devices. On the web or for your iPad or Android tablet, plus e-reader outlines.

Unmatched customer service

Our entire team of bar exam gurus is standing by to help in any way we can. Please feel free to give us a call anytime. We're friendly.

Personal attorney advisors

Work one-on-one with students to master the essay portion of the bar exam. All of our advisors are licensed attorneys who offer feedback and study strategies based on what really works.

I would absolutely recommend the Themis Bar review course!! There were so many benefits of using Themis over the competitors. Themis had amazing online lectures, precise and condensed outlines, flexible study plans and Themis is half the cost of other Bar review programs. The flexible study plans were perfect for me because I worked while I was preparing for the Bar; I was able to stay on track without feeling overwhelmed. Most importantly, Themis thoroughly prepared me for the Bar and I passed as a first time test-taker.
— Jennifer Pautke, Stetson University College of Law, FL
Jennifer Pautke at Stetson University College of Law, FL