State-by-State Bar Exam Information: Indiana
The last Tue and Wed of February and July
Applications are available online always, but the Board does not accept applications electronically. It begins accepting applications on March 1st.
April 1st: $250
Late filing permitted until April 15th: $500
Written: Six Indiana essay exams and two performance tests from the Multistate Performance Test
Multiple-choice: The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
Day 1: 9:00 - 12:30, two seperately-timed MPT performance tests, 90 minutes each, with approximately a 15 minute break in between; 12:45 - 1:45 lunch; 2:00 - 6:00 six Indiana Essay exams, not separately timed.
Day 2: 9:00 - 12:00 Noon, MBE; 12:15 - 1:15 lunch; 1:30 - 4:30 MBE
The MBE tests Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.
The Indiana essays test the following nine subjects (which the MBE does not cover):
- Administrative Law
- Business Organizations
- Commercial Law
- Indiana Constitutional Law
- Family Law
- Pleading and Practice
- Personal Property
- Wills, Trusts & Estates
Prior questions are available to anyone for $25 per set. Model or sample answers are made available only to unsuccessful examinees intending to take the exam again.
The MBE is weighted 50%; the MPTs are weighted 20%; and the Indiana essays are weighted 30%.
Yes, but concurrent examination only
Yes, but only if the applicant has practiced law for five of the last seven years. Please consult the jurisdiction directly for more detailed information on admission by motion.