Delaware Bar Exam

Delaware Bar Examiners

Board of Bar Examiners of the Delaware Supreme Court
Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street, 11th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801-3545
(302) 577-7038

Bar Exam Format

The Delaware bar exam format consists of: 1) the written portion on day one and half-day two; and 2) the multiple choice portion on day three. Prior to admission to the Delaware Bar, an applicant has to complete a clerkship requirement and attend a Pre-Admission Conference.
Day 1
On day one, eight Delaware essay questions are administered in two, three-hour sessions.
Day 2
On day two, two MPT questions are administered in the three-hour morning session.
Day 3
On day three, the MBE is administered in 2, 3-hour sessions each comprised of 100 multiple choice questions.


Delaware does not provide for admission on motion.


The Delaware bar exam essay questions may cover these subjects:

  • Agency;
  • Constitutional Law;
  • Contracts;
  • Corporations;
  • Criminal Law (including the Delaware Criminal Code);
  • Equity;
  • Evidence;
  • Partnerships;
  • Procedure (in the State of Delaware’s Supreme Court, Court of Chancery, Superior Court (Civil and Criminal), and Family Court; in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware; and the jurisdiction (original and appellate) of the courts of Delaware);
  • Property;
  • Torts;
  • Trusts;
  • Uniform Commercial Code; and
  • Wills.

Bar Exam Dates

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


  • February 20-22, 2023
  • July 24-26, 2023

Exam Results

Normally, the board of bar examiners reports the Delaware bar exam results about 11 weeks after they administer the exam.


To pass the Delaware bar exam, a taker must attain a combined weighted score of 145 on a 200-point scale.  The scaled Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) score counts for 40%.  The scaled written score counts for 60%.

Pass Rate/Stats

Each Delaware bar exam may have different pass rate statistics.  For some exams, the pass rates range between 62% and 73% for total takers, 69% and 80% for first-time takers, and 35% and 52% for repeat takers.