Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, February 23–24, 2021
Instructions: The instructions for exam day will be posted in advance in a YouTube link on this webpage, and you can watch these instructions at any time before the exam begins. Applicants should look at the schedule of password delivery and latest start times and plan their schedules accordingly.
Time: Passwords will be posted on this webpage: https://bar.examsoft.io/calbaronline and emailed to applicants. Applicants can begin the exam as soon as the first session’s password is released, but no later than 8:30 a.m.
The exam is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday at approximately 6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday at approximately 5:00 p.m. The exam for those applicants who have applied for and are eligible to take the Attorneys' Exam will be administered on Tuesday. Applicants granted extended time may have different schedules, which are communicated to them individually in advance of the exam.
Additional information concerning the timing and other administrative rules and policies are contained in the admittance ticket bulletin that will be available with your admittance ticket for the exam. View the February 2021 Bar Exam schedule.
Applicants are expected to know the California Rules of Professional Conduct in effect at the time the exam is administered (current law). The new Rules were in effect as of November 1, 2018, and therefore will be current law.
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Applicants whose addresses change after filing their applications are encouraged to notify the Office of Admissions of a change of address as soon as possible. Applicants are able to update their admissions file with the new address by accessing their account through the Applicant Portal.