PASSING STANDARDS: By Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, a successful applicant for admission to the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in addition to the other examination requirements approved by prior Orders of the Court that are not superseded hereby, must attain a scaled score of 272 on the combined scores of the PT, essay examination and MBE.
The six answers to the essay examination and the PT (valued at
1.5 times an essay question) will be graded, totaled and scaled
to the MBE. The combined essay and PT scores will be weighted at
55%, and the MBE score will be weighted at 45% of the total
scaled score. The scaled scores of the PT/essay examination and
MBE will then be combined to determine whether a scaled score of
272 or higher has been attained. Please visit our web site in
mid-April (for February) or mid-October (for July) for the official
date for release of results.
Note: Applicants are required to sit for all sessions of the bar examination (both the morning and afternoon sessions of the PT/Essay Examination and MBE) in Pennsylvania, and make a good faith effort to answer each question. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.