Oklahoma Bar Exam

Oklahoma Bar Examiners

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners
Oklahoma Bar Center
1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
P.O. Box 53036
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3036
(405) 416-7075

Bar Exam Format

The Oklahoma bar exam consists of the essay portion on Tuesday and the multistate portion on Wednesday.

Day 1

Day one consists of 16, 30-minute Oklahoma essay questions.  The board of bar examiners administers them in four, two-hour sessions.  Two sessions are in the morning and two sessions are in the afternoon.

Day 2

Day two consists of the 200 MBE multiple choice questions.  The board of bar examiners administers 100 of the questions in the 3-hour morning session, and 100 of them in the 3-hour afternoon session.


Oklahoma has reciprocity and/or admission on motion or admission without examination with specified jurisdictions of the United States.  Some of Oklahoma’s requirements for admission on motion include that the applicant:

  • be admitted to practice and in good standing on active status in a reciprocal state;
  • be engaged in the practice of law for a least five of the past seven years in a reciprocal state;
  • have graduated from an American Bar Association-approved law school; and
  • not have previously failed the Oklahoma bar exam.


The essay portion of the Oklahoma bar exam covers combinations of these subjects:

  • Business Associations, which may include – Agency, Partnerships (including joint ventures), Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies;
  • Commercial Law, which may include – Contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, Consumer law, and Creditor’s rights, including bankruptcy;
  • Conflicts of Law;
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law;
  • Criminal Law;
  • Family Law;
  • Intestate Succession, wills, trusts, estate planning, which may include federal estate and gift taxation;
  • Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct;
  • Procedural Law, which may include – Pleadings, Practice, Evidence, and Remedies (damages, restitution, and equity);
  • Property; and
  • Torts.

Bar Exam Dates

The Oklahoma 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, the board of bar examiners reports the Oklahoma bar exam results seven weeks after administering the exam.  The board of bar examiners mails formal notice of results to all examinees.  The board of bar examiners posts online the names of those examinees that pass the exam.  Each examine that fails the exam will receive notice of their scores on each part of the exam.


The Oklahoma total passing score is 2,400 points. The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners combines the scores on the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) and the essays.  Although an examinee need not attain a minimum score on either portion to pass, an examinee must score at least 75% on the essay subject of Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct.  A passing score is 75% overall. For the Oklahoma essays, 1,200 points is considered passing. An MBE scaled score of 135 equals 1,200 points.

Pass Rate/Stats

Typically, the Oklahoma bar exam pass rates range between 56% and 97% for total takers, 64% and 94% for the first-time takers, and 14% and 72% for the repeat takers.