Ultimate Guide to Virgin Islands Bar Exam

Your complete guide to the Virgin Islands bar exam.

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

*Updated February 2024

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Virgin Islands Bar Exam | Basic Information

The Virgin Islands Bar Association was formed in 1956 and has about 1,000 members.

Virgin Islands is one of 40+ jurisdictions that have adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Virgin Islands first administered the UBE in July 2019.

Virgin Islands Bar Exam Pass Rates

July 2023 (12 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 42%
First-Time Pass Rate: 36%
Repeat Pass Rate: 100%

February 2023 (8 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 75%
First-Time Pass Rate: 100%
Repeat Pass Rate: 0%

July 2021 (11 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 64%
First-Time Pass Rate: 55%
Repeat Pass Rate: 45%

February 2021 (11 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 64%
First-Time Pass Rate: unknown
Repeat Pass Rate: unknown

Virgin Islands Bar Review Courses

Compare top Virgin Islands bar exam prep courses from Crushendo, Barbri, Themis, Kaplan, AmeriBar, and BarMax.

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Google Rating 5.0 N/A 2.8 3.2 N/A N/A
NCBE Questions 1,750+ 100+ 1,350+ 1,200+ 1,400+ 1,700+
Audio Flashcards
250+ Mnemonics
Access Period Lifetime 8-10 weeks 4 months 4 months Up to 3 years Lifetime
Financing 3 payments $250 registration
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Last updated: 1/7/23

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Virgin Islands Bar Exam Format

What’s the format of the UBE?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is administered twice each year in the Virgin Islands (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 MPT (3 hours) MEE (3 hours)
Day 2 MBE (3 hours) MBE (3 hours)


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


Virgin Islands Bar Exam Application

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

Virgin Islands Bar Admissions Office

Physical address:

Office of Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands
Post Office Box 590
St. Thomas, VI 00804

Phone number: (340) 774-2237

Email: bar.admissions@visupremecourt.org

Virgin Islands 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.

Important notes

  • You need to have these items with you for each of the four testing sessions.
  • Laptop testers should not bring their laptop in a case or bag.

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

Virgin Islands Bar Exam Scores and Grading

A passing score for the UBE in the Virgin Islands is 266/400. 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 the Virgin Islands is 75/150.

Virgin Islands Bar Review Course

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

  • MBE, MEE, and MPT Prep
  • 250+ Proprietary Mnemonics
  • 1,750+ Licensed NCBE Questions
  • Audio Attack Outlines
  • Audio Flashcards
  • Lifetime Access

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my Virgin Islands bar exam results released?

Virgin Islands bar exam results are usually posted within 10 weeks after the exam date.

Can I see my Virgin Islands bar exam score?

If you passed the Virgin Islands bar exam, you won’t be able to see your score.

Can I appeal to have my Virgin Islands bar exam re-graded?


How many times can I take the bar exam in Virgin Islands?

You can retake the UBE three times.

Virgin Islands Bar Exam Reciprocity

The Virgin Islands do not have reciprocity with any other state or district. All applicants must take the bar in the Virgin Islands, although applicants may transfer their MBE and/or their MPRE scores to the Virgin Islands. See the Admission FAQ for more information.