Nevada Bar Exam Information

Nevada Bar Exam Information

Nevada Bar Examiners
State Bar of Nevada
3100 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 382-2200

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Subjects and Topics Tested

The Nevada bar exam may test the following MBE and Nevada Essay subjects:

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure (Federal)
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (including U.C.C. Art. 2 – Sales)
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence Law
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Nevada Essay Subjects

  • Agency & Partnership
  • Community Property
  • Corporations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Domestic Relations
  • Secured Transactions (U.C.C. Article 9)
  • Negotiable Instruments (U.C.C. Article 3)
  • Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Legal Ethics
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts

Application Filing Deadlines and Fees

July 2017 Exam
Filing Deadline: March 1
Late Filing Deadline: May 1

February 2018 Exam
Filing Deadline: October 1
Late Filing Deadline: December 1

Application Fees
Non-attorneys: $700
Attorneys: $1000
Laptop Fee: $150

Scoring and Grading

A passing score on the Nevada bar exam is 75, or 140 on a 200-point scale. This is based on the combined weighted scores of the MBE, the Nevada essay questions, and the Multistate Performance Test. The MBE is worth 33% and the Nevada essays and MPT together count for 67%. MPT questions are worth 1.5 times as much as a single essay question.

Additionally, exam takers must have a scaled score of at least 75 out of 100 on at least 3 of the Nevada essay questions.

Bar Exam Dates

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

Upcoming Exams

2017: July 25-27

2018: February 27-28 and July 24-25

Bar Exam Results

Nevada bar exam results are typically released 8 weeks after the exam.

Bar Exam Format

The Nevada bar exam is a two and half day exam.

During the 3-hour morning session, 3 Nevada essay questions are administered. During the 3-hour afternoon session, 2 MPTs are administered.

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

During the 4-hour morning session, 4 Nevada essay questions are administered.


The Nevada Bar does not allow admission by motion.

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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