Arizona Bar Exam

Arizona Bar Examiners

Arizona Supreme Court
Committees on Examinations and Character and Fitness
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3225
(602) 452-3971

Bar Exam Format

Arizona has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”).  The Arizona bar exam includes the MEE and MPT on Tuesday and the MBE on Wednesday.

Day 1

The first day is the written component.  Six MEE questions are administered within three hours before the lunch break, allowing an average of thirty minutes to answer each essay question.  Afterward, two MPT questions are administered within three hours, allowing an average of ninety minutes to answer each of them.

Day 2

The second day is the multiple choice questions component, having 100 multiple choice questions in the 3 hours before the lunch break and 100 multiple choice questions in the 3 hours afterward.  On average, you have approximately 1.8 minutes to choose each answer.


Arizona provides for reciprocity by admission by motion or by transfer of a UBE score.  You must fulfill several criteria for the Arizona committee to admit you by motion, which include: 1) active practice of law for five of the past seven years; and 2) admission by passing the bar exam of a jurisdiction having reciprocity with Arizona.  Some of the criteria required for admission by transfer of a UBE score include a passing score of 273 obtained within the prior 5 years.


The essay component of the Arizona bar exam may test these subjects:

  • Agency;
  • Article 9 of the U.C.C. – Secured Transactions;
  • Conflict of Laws;
  • Constitutional Law;
  • Contracts (including Article 2 of the U.C.C. – Sales);
  • Corporations;
  • Criminal Law (including Criminal Procedure);
  • Decedents’ Estates;
  • Evidence Law;
  • Family Law;
  • Federal Civil Procedure;
  • Limited Liability Companies;
  • Partnerships;
  • Real Property;
  • Torts; and
  • Trusts and Future Interests.

Bar Exam Dates

The Arizona bar exam is held in February and July. The exam is usually on the last Wednesday and prior Tuesday of each month.


  • February 27-28, 2024
  • July 30-31, 2024

Exam Results

When the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations releases the February bar exam scores in May and the July bar exam scores in October, the Arizona committee will mail the result letters and post the names of the Arizona bar exam passers online.


A passing score on the Arizona bar exam is 273 of 400 points, which is 136.5 on a 200-point scale.  The Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”) is weighted 30%, the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) is weighted 20%, and the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is weighted 50%.

Pass Rate/Stats

Traditionally, the Arizona bar exam pass rates are 60% – 82% for total takers, 69% – 88% for the first-time takers, and 32% – 57% for the repeat takers.