Essay Exam - six essay questions that consist of one or more of the following topics:
Multi-State Bar Exam
Performance Test - "By Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,one Performance Test (PT) question, developed by the Board, may be used in lieu of a Multistate Performance Test question as a component of the essay portion of the bar examination."
"Examples of tasks that might be required to be performed include preparing: letters to opposing counsel, opinion letters to clients, contract or will provisions, briefs, memorandum to a partner, legal memoranda, petitions, motions, and other tasks that a lawyer might be expected to perform."
Please see http://www.pabarexam.org/bar_exam_information/testsubjects.htm for further details.
The bar examination is administered twice a year, the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. The examination is administered in two locations in February and July (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas).
The February bar examination results are released in mid- April, and July bar examination results are released in mid- October.
Past Pennsylvania Bar Exams can be found online from two main sources:
MPRE is required in the state of Pennsylvania and a minimum passing score is 75.
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE that is administered three times per year.