Connecticut Bar Exam

Connecticut Bar Examiners

Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
100 Washington Street, 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-4411
(860) 706-5135

Bar Exam Format

The Connecticut Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) has the written components on Tuesday and the multiple choice component on Wednesday.

Day 1

On the first day, the examining committee administers 2, 90-minute MPT questions in the 3-hour morning session.  The examining committee administers 6, 30-minute essay questions in the 3-hour afternoon session.

Day 2

On the second day, the examining committee administers 100 MBE questions in the 3-hour morning session, and 100 more in the 3-hour afternoon session.


Under certain circumstances, Connecticut allows for admission without examination based on reciprocity.  Connecticut restricts such admission to lawyers from reciprocal jurisdictions that fulfill all applicable requirements.

Connecticut will accept a transferred UBE score of 266 attained within the prior 3 years.


The Connecticut bar exam essay questions may examine these subjects:

  • Business Entities;
  • Conflict of Laws (will not be the primary subject of an essay question);
  • Contracts;
  • Civil Procedure;
  • Criminal Law/Procedure;
  • Evidence;
  • Family Law;
  • Constitutional Law;
  • Real Property;
  • Torts;
  • Trusts/Wills/Estates; and
  • Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2 and 9).

Bar Exam Dates

The Connecticut 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

Typically, the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee releases the February Connecticut bar exam results about 10 weeks after the exam, and the July exam results about 9 weeks after that exam. The Committee posts, on its website, a list of the names of those applicants who pass the exam.


A passing score on the Connecticut bar exam is 266 on a 400-point scale (133 on a 200-point scale).  The Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) is weighted 20%, the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”) questions are weighted 30%, and the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is weighted 50%.

Pass Rate/Stats

Traditionally, the Connecticut bar exam pass rates range between 64% and 82% for total takers, 75% and 89% for the first-time takers, and 14% and 51% for the repeat takers.