Kansas Bar Exam

Kansas Bar Examiners

Kansas Board of Law Examiners
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka, KS 66612-1507
(785) 296-8410

Bar Exam Format

Kansas administers the UBE that has the essay component on the first day and the multiple choice component on the second day.

Day 1

On the first day, the board of law examiners administers 2 MPT questions during the 3-hour morning session and 6 MEE questions during the 3-hour afternoon session.

Day 2

On the second day, the board of law examiners administers 100 MBE questions in the 3-hour morning session, and 100 more in the 3-hour afternoon session.


Kansas permits admission on motion without examination based on reciprocity.  To qualify for such admission, an attorney must prove fulfillment of several criteria, some of which include: 1) having an active law license in another jurisdiction that permits mutuality of admission without examination for members of the Kansas bar; and 2) having actively practiced law for five of the past seven years. Kansas permits admission on a transferred UBE score of 266 within 36 months of when the score was attained.


Kansas bar exam essay questions 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 Kansas 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

Traditionally, the board of law examiners reports the Kansas bar exam results approximately six weeks after administering the exam.  The board of law examiners posts a list of the exam passers’ names on their website.


To pass the Kansas bar exam, which is the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”), you have to score at least 266 on a 400-point scale, the equivalent of 133 on a 200-point scale.  The Kansas Board of Law Examiners combines these scores: the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) weighted 20%, the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”) weighted 30%, and the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) weighted 50%.

Pass Rate/Stats

The following pass rates are derived from administrations of the Kansas bar exam before adoption of the UBE by Kansas. The Kansas bar exam pass rates for total takers falls between 79% – 90%.  First-time takers have pass rates of 82% – 93%.  Repeat takers have lower pass rates of 33% – 65%.