Mpre Scores By State 2020

MPRE stands for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. The MPRE is a 120-minute, 60-question, multiple-choice exam developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). It is designed to measure the knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct.

The MPRE is required for admission to the bars of all US jurisdictions except Puerto Rico and Wisconsin. These jurisdictions, however, still incorporate local ethics rules into their respective bar exams. As of March 1, 2019, Maryland now requires the MPRE. In New Jersey and Connecticut, successful completion of a law school course on professional responsibility is accepted in lieu of passing the MPRE.

Passing scores for the MPRE vary between jurisdictions. The lowest passing score in any jurisdiction is 75, and the highest passing score is 86.

California and Utah require a minimum passing score of 86 on the MPRE. Nine states require the minimum passing score of 75: Georgia, New Jersey, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Maryland requires a minimum score of 85 to pass. Because Maryland only recently started requiring the MPRE, the score is not included in the table below.

Below is a table with the minimum passing score required on the MPRE. Scores are subject to change, so it is always important to check with the board of bar examiners in the state where you plan to seek admission to the bar.

Mpre Scores By State 2020

* Maryland and Wisconsin have no MPRE required.
State MPRE Minimum Score 2020 Pop.
Alabama754,908,621
District of Columbia75720,687
Georgia7510,736,059
Kentucky754,499,692
Mississippi752,989,260
New Jersey758,936,574
New Mexico752,096,640
Oklahoma753,954,821
Pennsylvania7512,820,878
South Carolina775,210,095
New Hampshire791,371,246
Alaska80734,002
Connecticut803,563,077
Florida8021,992,985
Illinois8012,659,682
Indiana806,745,354
Iowa803,179,849
Kansas802,910,357
Louisiana804,645,184
Maine801,345,790
Massachusetts806,976,597
Missouri806,169,270
Montana801,086,759
North Carolina8010,611,862
Rhode Island801,056,161
Vermont80628,061
West Virginia801,778,070
Tennessee826,897,576
Arizona857,378,494
Arkansas853,038,999
Colorado855,845,526
Delaware85982,895
Hawaii851,412,687
Idaho851,826,156
Michigan8510,045,029
Minnesota855,700,671
Nebraska851,952,570
Nevada853,139,658
New York8519,440,469
North Dakota85761,723
Ohio8511,747,694
Oregon854,301,089
South Dakota85903,027
Texas8529,472,295
Virginia858,626,207
Washington857,797,095
Wyoming85567,025
California8639,937,489
Utah863,282,115