If you want to be a lawyer in California, you need to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) and get a minimum scaled score of at least 86. (Title 4, Division 1, Chapter 5 of the Rules of the State Bar of California)
The MPRE is developed and administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). It is a two-hour, 60-question, multiple-choice examination administered three times per year at test centers across the country. Information on the examination and its administration is available through the NCBE. All questions concerning MPRE application, and the administration, processing, and grading of this exam should be directed to the NCBE.
Here's what you need to know and do to ensure your MPRE score gets to the State Bar promptly and without errors:
If you are applying to take the MPRE for your first time, on your application:
If you already achieved a minimum scaled score of at least 86 on the MPRE:
After submitting your score, please wait two to three business days for it to be processed and added to your State Bar account. You can check the status in the Applicant Portal.
If you have questions about reporting your MPRE to the State Bar, you can email email@example.com. Also, visit the Applicant Portal and the NCBE website for more information.