Bar Exam Format
The Georgia Bar Exam is a 2-day exam that is administered in Atlanta on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in February and July. Day 1 consists of four 45-minute essay questions and two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions. Day 2 consists of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).
Georgia Essay Exam
Consists of four 45-minute essay questions that can test on Business Organizations, Commercial Paper, Family Law, Federal Practice & Procedure, Georgia Practice and Procedure, Non-Monetary Remedies, Professional Ethics, Secured Transactions, Trusts, Wills and Estates, plus all MBE subjects.
Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)
The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test the following areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.
- Business Organizations
- Commercial Paper
- Family Law
- Federal Practice & Procedure
- Georgia Practice and Procedure
- Non-Monetary Remedies
- Professional Ethics
- Secured Transactions
- Wills and Estates.
- Civil Procedure
- Constitutional Law
- Contracts and Sales
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Real Property
The Georgia bar exam is a two-day exam. Some parts are written by the National Conference of Bar Examiners; the essay questions are written and graded by members of the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners and their attorney assistants. For details on the Georgia bar exam dates, deadlines and logistics, visit their website: www.gabaradmissions.org.
Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions in the morning and four 45-minute essay questions in the afternoon.
Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple choice exam.
MBE Subjects: Constitutional Law, Contracts/Sales, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, Federal Civil Procedure, Real Property, Torts.
Georgia Essay Subjects: Business Organizations; Commercial Paper; Family Law; Federal Practice and Procedure; Georgia Practice and Procedure; Non-Monetary Remedies; Professional Ethics; Trusts, Wills and Estates; plus all MBE subjects. More than one subject may be tested in a single essay question.
Multistate Performance Test: Practical questions using a file of instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by bar examiners. Examinees are asked to draft a written work product, such as: a memorandum to a partner; a judicial opinion; contract provisions; a letter agreement; a letter of advice to a client, etc.
Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam: The MPRE is taken separately from the bar exam and it is offered in March, August and November. A scaled score of 75 on the MPRE is required for admission to the Georgia bar.