New Hampshire Bar Exam

New Hampshire Bar Examiners

New Hampshire Supreme Court
Office of Bar Admissions
4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 224-8806

Bar Exam Format

The New Hampshire bar examiners administer the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) as the New Hampshire bar exam.

Day 1

The first day is the written part, which has two MPT questions in the three-hour morning segment and six MEE questions in the three-hour afternoon segment.

Day 2

The second day is the multiple choice questions part, which has the first set of 100 MBE questions in the 3-hour morning segment and another, equal set in the afternoon segment.


New Hampshire provides for admission by motion without examination of an attorney from a reciprocal jurisdiction who, among other things: 1) has been admitted to the reciprocal jurisdiction’s bar by passing its bar exam; or 2) has been practicing law therein for five of the past seven years.  Relative to such admission, New Hampshire has requirements for an attorney from Maine or Vermont.  Upon fulfilling other requirements, an applicant may obtain admission by motion based on their UBE score transferred from another jurisdiction.


The essay component of the New Hampshire bar exam can examine 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 New Hampshire 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

Usually, 10 weeks is the New Hampshire bar exam reporting/grading period.  If you pass the exam, then the New Hampshire bar examiners will notify you without providing your scores.  If you fail the exam, then the New Hampshire bar examiners will mail your scores to you. After each exam, a list of passing applicants will be posted on the New Hampshire bar examiners’ website.


You must score 270 to pass the New Hampshire bar exam.  The New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners weight your Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) scaled score 20%, Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”) scaled score 30%, and Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) scaled score 50%.

Pass Rate/Stats

Each of the New Hampshire bar exam’s pass rates can differ.  Pass rates have ranged from 57% to 92% for total takers, 59% to 93% for first-time takers, and 0% to 100% for repeat takers.