Ultimate Guide to Arizona State Bar Exam

Your complete guide to Arizona Bar Exam prep.

Pass Rates · Bar Review Courses · Format · Essay Topics · Schedule · Dates · Location · Application Fees & Deadlines · What to Bring · Scores & Grading · Results · Reciprocity · Law Schools · Groups · Other Resources

*Updated January 2024

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Arizona State Bar Exam | Basic Information

The Arizona Bar Association was formed in 1881 and now has over 24,000 members. It is a voluntary association open to all licensed attorneys and current law students.

Arizona is one of 40+ jurisdictions that have adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Arizona first administered the UBE in July 2012.

Arizona State Bar Exam Pass Rates

July 2023 (464 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 68%
First-Time Pass Rate: 78%
Repeat Pass Rate: 31%

February 2023 (232 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 41%
First-Time Pass Rate: 60%
Repeat Pass Rate: 12%

February 2022 (208 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 45%
First-Time Pass Rate: 58%
Repeat Pass Rate: 31%

July 2021 (531 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 65%
First-Time Pass Rate: 78.3%
Repeat Pass Rate: 18.1%

Arizona Bar Review Courses

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NCBE Questions 1,750+ 100+ 1,350+ 1,200+ 1,400+ 1,700+
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Arizona Bar Exam Format

What’s the format of the UBE?

The UBE is administered twice each year in Arizona (in February and July). The examination is administered over two days in four, three-hour sessions. The UBE has three parts: the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).


The MBE is a six-hour test and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test your understanding across seven subjects. Your MBE score comprises 50% of your overall UBE score.

Watch Crushendo’s free MBE tips video.


The MEE consists of six 30-minute legal essays. The MEE makes up 30% of your score.

Essay topics may include the following: Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Property, Secured Transactions, Torts, Trusts, Unincorporated Business Entities, Wills and Estates, etc.

Crushendo offers the most recent MEE questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MEE tips video.


The MPT consists of two 90-minute tasks where you analyze and apply laws to specific scenarios. The MPT makes up 20% of your score. Crushendo offers the most recent MPT questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MPT tips video.

What’s the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination?

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) tests your understanding of established standards of conduct for lawyers. The MPRE is administered three times each year (in March, August, and November). The test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and is two hours long. Check out this MPRE Tips video!

Upcoming Bar Exam Schedule, Dates, Location


Morning Afternoon
Day 1 MEE (3 hours) MPT (3 hours)
Day 2 MBE (3 hours) MBE (3 hours)


  • July 30–31, 2024
  • February 25–26, 2025


Arizona Bar Exam Application

Are you interested in taking the Arizona State bar exam? Here’s some basic information on applying to take the Arizona bar exam.

Arizona State Bar Admissions Office

Physical address:

Committee on Examinations, Committee on Character and Fitness
Supreme Court of Arizona
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222

Phone number: (602) 452-3971

Arizona Bar Exam: What to Bring

What to bring

  • Your current driver’s license.
  • Your Bar Examination Identification & Certification Card that has your photo, NCBE number, and examinee number.

Prohibited items

  • Any item that can connect to the internet
  • Any item that can record audio or video
  • Backpacks
  • Books
  • Briefcases
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • Notes
  • Phones
  • Food or drink
  • Purses
  • Radios
  • Rulers
  • Scratch papers
  • Study materials

The Arizona Bar exam FRQ says that each applicant will receive a more specific list of approved items after they submit their application.

Arizona Bar Exam Scores and Grading

A passing score for the UBE in Arizona is 273/400. Scores of the three tests comprising the UBE are weighted as follows:

  • MBE = 50% of your total UBE score
  • MEE = 30%
  • MPT = 20%

*A passing score for the MPRE in Arizona is 85/150.

Arizona Bar Review Course

Crushendo’s comprehensive UBE Suite comes with everything you need to crush the Arizona bar exam.

  • MBE, MEE, and MPT Prep
  • 250+ Proprietary Mnemonics
  • 1,750+ Licensed NCBE Questions
  • Audio Attack Outlines
  • Audio Flashcards
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Arizona Bar Exam Results

View lists of those who passed the Arizona State Bar Exam, posted on the Arizona Court’s website:

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my Arizona Bar Exam results released?

Arizona Bar Exam results are usually posted six to nine weeks after the exam date. February bar exam results are normally posted in April. July bar exam results are normally posted in October.

Can I see my Arizona Bar Exam score?

If you passed the Arizona Bar Exam, you won’t be able to see your score. If you failed the exam, you can send a letter to the Arizona Bar Admissions Office and ask for your written responses, which they will mail to you.

Can I appeal to have my Arizona Bar Exam re-graded?

You may file a petition within 20 days to have your exam reviewed, but without an extraordinary circumstance, it is unlikely that your exam will be regraded.

How many times can I take the Arizona Bar Exam?

You can retake the UBE three times in Arizona, but you can request permission to take it more times if necessary.

Arizona Bar Exam Reciprocity

Applicants seeking admission to the Arizona State Bar, without taking the bar exam, must comply with Reciprocity Requirements.

The following states have reciprocity with Arizona: Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

In order to be eligible for admittance to the Arizona State Bar, without taking the bar examination, you must:

  • Have a JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Actively practice law for at least three of the last five years
  • Have moral fitness
  • Earn at least an 85 on the MPRE during your lifetime

Law Schools in Arizona

Here’s a list of law schools in Arizona.

Arizona Summit Law School

Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law (Arizona State)

  • Founded: 1967
  • Located: Phoenix, AZ
  • Enrollment: about 900 students
  • Tuition Cost: $47,302 View tuition breakdown
  • Bar Passage Rate: 88%
  • ABA Accredited: Yes
  • Website: aw.asu.edu

James E. Rogers College of Law (University of Arizona)

Helpful Groups

Here are some Facebook groups you may find helpful before, and after, passing the bar exam:

Arizona Summit Law School

Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law (Arizona State)

James E. Rogers College of Law (University of Arizona)