Oklahoma Bar Exam Information

Oklahoma Bar Exam Information

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners
Oklahoma Bar Center
1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
P.O. Box 53036
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3036
(405) 416-7075

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Subjects and Topics Tested

The Oklahoma bar exam may test the following MBE and Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma Essay Subjects

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Associations (Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, LLCs)
  • Family Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Commercial Law (Incl. Contracts, UCC, Consumer Law, Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy)
  • Procedural Law (Incl. Pleadings, Practice, Evidence, and Remedies (damages, restitution & equity)
  • Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct

Application Filing Deadlines and Fees

July 2017 Exam
Filing Deadline: February 1
Late Filing Deadline: March 1/ April 13

February 2018 Exam
Filing Deadline: September 1
Late Filing Deadline: October 2/ November 1

Application Fees
Non-attorneys: $300
Attorneys: $1000
Repeaters: $300

Laptop Fee: $125

Scoring and Grading

A passing score on the Oklahoma bar exam is 2400. The score is based on the MBE (50%) and the Oklahoma essay questions (50%). For the MBE, a scaled score of 135 is equivalent to 1200 points. Additionally, exam takers must score at least a 75% on the Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct essay.

Bar Exam Dates

The Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma bar exam results are typically released 7 weeks after the exam.

Bar Exam Format

The Oklahoma bar exam consists of the MBE and 16 Oklahoma essay questions.

Day one is made up of four two-hour sessions. Each session will consist of 4 Oklahoma essay questions, for a total of 16.

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


The Oklahoma Bar allows admission on motion/reciprocity for applicants from certain jurisdictions. The applicant must meet the requirements for admission, including: (1) be admitted and in good standing in a reciprocal jurisdiction; (2) has practiced law in a reciprocal jurisdiction for 5 of last 7 years; (3) has not failed the Oklahoma bar exam; and graduated from an ABA approved law school.

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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