Georgia Bar Exam Information

Georgia Bar Exam Information

Office of Bar Admissions
244 Washington Street, SW
Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-3490

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Subjects and Topics Tested

The Georgia bar exam may test on its essay questions the following subjects:

  • Business Associations
  • Federal Practice and Procedure
  • Georgia Practice and Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2, 3, 9)
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence Law
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Family Law
  • Non-Monetary Remedies
  • Wills & Estates
  • Trusts

Application Filing Deadlines and Fees

July 2017 Exam
Filing Deadline: June 7
Late Filing Deadline: July 7

February 2018 Exam
Filing Deadline: January 3
Late Filing Deadline: February 2

Application Fees
Non-attorneys: $350 + $64 (MBE) + $28 (MPT)
Attorneys: $350 + $28 (MPT)
Laptop Fee: $100

Scoring and Grading

A passing score on the Georgia bar exam is 270 on a 400-point scale, which is based on a combined scores of the MBE, the Georgia Essay Questions and the Multistate Performance Test.

Bar Exam Dates

The Georgia bar exam is administered twice per year – once in February and once in July.

Upcoming Exams

2017: July 25-26

2018: February 27-28 and July 24-25

Bar Exam Results

Georgia bar exam results are typically released in late May for the February exam and in late October for the July exam.

Bar Exam Format

The Georgia bar exam includes the written portion on day one, and the MBE on day two.

During the 3-hour morning session, 2 MPT questions are administered. This allows an average of 1.5 hours to complete each. During the 3-hour afternoon session, 4 essay questions are administered, allowing an average of 45 minutes to answer each essay question.

100 MBE questions are administered in the 3-hour morning session, and 100 MBE questions are administered in the 3-hour afternoon session

Georgia Attorney Exam

The Georgia Attorneys’ exam is administered on Tuesday, and consists of the two Multistate Performance Tests and four essay questions. The MBE is not part of the Georgia Attorneys’ exam.


In some circumstances the Georgia Bar will allow admission by motion. As requirements may differ for each jurisdiction, you are requested to call the Georgia Office of Bar Admissions at 404-656-3490 for specific requirements.

Jurisdiction rules and policies change. Be sure to consult the jurisdiction’s bar admission agency directly for the most current info.







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