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Nevada bar exam information

General exam information
Exam typeNon-UBE
Jurisdiction-specific component
Upcoming registration datesOctober 1, 2023 (February 2023 exam); March 1, 2024 (July 2024 exam)

What is the Nevada bar exam?

The Nevada bar exam assesses whether an examinee is competent to practice law in the State of Nevada. Passing the bar exam is an essential step in becoming a lawyer in Nevada. Examinees are tested on a variety of legal subjects. Bar exam scores are scaled, meaning that scores are adjusted to reflect the relative difficulty of a particular exam. These adjustments ensure that no examinee is unfairly penalized or rewarded for taking a more or less difficult exam.

Studying for the Nevada bar exam is a full-time job that requires discipline, determination, and—for most people—a formal course structure. Quimbee Bar Review is expertly designed to help you prepare for the Nevada bar examination in the most efficient and effective way possible. Our bar review course includes 1,400+ real practice questions from past bar exams, detailed answer explanations, and comprehensive outlines of MBE subjects.

Read on to learn more about the Nevada bar exam and how Quimbee’s bar review course can help you pass the Nevada bar exam.

What is the Nevada bar exam format?

The Nevada bar examination is a 3-day examination consisting of the MBE, an essay section on Nevada law, and 2 Nevada Performance Test (NPT) questions. More details on the Nevada bar exam format can be found on the State Bar of Nevada's website.

Multistate Bar Examination

The MBE is a 6-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and administered by participating jurisdictions, including Nevada, on the last Wednesday in February and July of each year.

According to the NCBE, the purpose of the MBE is to assess the extent to which an examinee can apply fundamental legal principles and legal reasoning to analyze given fact patterns.

The MBE is divided into morning and afternoon testing sessions of 3 hours each, with 100 questions in each session. There are no scheduled breaks during either the morning or afternoon session, although test takers typically may be excused from the exam room during the test. Be sure to check with your jurisdiction, however, as the rules regarding leaving the exam room may vary.

Of the 200 questions on the MBE, 175 questions are scored. The remaining unscored 25 questions are used by the NCBE to test potential future questions. The scored questions are distributed evenly, with 25 questions from each tested subject area. The Nevada bar exam subjects include civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law and procedure, evidence, real property, and torts. The MBE counts for 33% of the total Nevada bar exam score.

Nevada Performance Test Questions

Two 2-hour NPT questions will be given on the third day of the Nevada bar exam in a closed-book format. Counting for one-third of an examinee’s total score, NPT questions will test skills in factual analysis, legal analysis and reasoning, problem-solving, identification and resolution of ethical dilemmas, written communication, and organization and management of legal tasks.

Similar to the Uniform Bar Examination’s Multistate Performance Test questions, NPT questions require examinees to use necessary legal skills in a simulated real-life situation. Examinees will be provided with a file containing source documents that provide background information and the facts of the case. A library will also be provided that contains legal sources based in Nevada law, such as statutes and administrative regulations. The NPT questions are intended to test fundamental lawyering skills and are not a test of an examinee’s knowledge of substantive law.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

The Nevada bar exam includes 6 essay questions. Both fundamental legal principles and Nevada law are tested and may embrace more than a single subject. The Nevada essay section counts for 33% of the total Nevada bar exam score. More information regarding Nevada bar exam essays can be found on the State Bar of Nevada’s website.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

A passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is also required to become a licensed Nevada attorney. The MPRE tests an examinee’s knowledge of the ethics rules related to the practice of law. According to the NCBE, the purpose of the MPRE is to “measure examinees' knowledge and understanding of established standards related to the professional conduct of lawyers.”

The MPRE’s questions are largely based on the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, but the MPRE also covers relevant court decisions as well as procedural and evidentiary rules.

The MPRE consists of 60 multiple-choice questions—50 scored questions and 10 unscored questions. As with the MBE, each question on the MPRE is followed by 4 possible answer options. You’ll have 2 hours to complete the exam.

The MPRE is offered 3 times per year, typically in March, August, and November. Be sure to register early—the regular registration fee is $135, but the late registration fee is $220.

The MPRE is scored on a scale that ranges from 50 to 100. Nevada requires a minimum-passing MPRE score of 85.

Nevada bar exam information

Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that provides helpful information to Nevada bar examinees.

What are the Nevada bar exam dates?

The Nevada bar exam is a three-day exam and is offered twice a year on the last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in February and July. The Nevada bar exam is typically administered in Las Vegas and Reno. For more information on dates and locations, please see the State Bar of Nevada’s website.

When do I need to register for the Nevada bar exam?

The regular deadline for the February 2024 exam is October 1, 2023. The regular deadline for registering for the July 2024 bar exam in Nevada is March 1, 2024. For the latest deadline updates, please see the State Bar of Nevada's website.

What are the fees for the Nevada bar exam?

The regular application fee for the Nevada bar exam is $755. For more details on fees, visit the State Bar of Nevada's website.

When will I receive my Nevada bar exam results?

Nevada bar examination results are released approximately 8 weeks after administration of the exam. Results are posted publicly on the State Bar of Nevada's website.

What is the statewide pass rate for all exam takers in Nevada?

63% (July 2023)

Please note that this is not the pass rate for Quimbee Bar Review, but rather the average for all people who took the bar exam in Nevada. To see Quimbee Bar Review's pass rates, please go here.

What is the Nevada bar exam contact information?

The State Bar of Nevada is the organization responsible for overseeing admission to the bar in Nevada. It is through this board that you will register for the bar exam, receive exam information, and obtain your score.

State Bar of Nevada
Admissions Department
3100 W. Charleston Blvd.
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (702) 382-2200


How do I get Nevada bar exam news?

News and information about the Nevada bar exam can be found on the State Bar of Nevada's website.

What is the best Nevada bar exam prep course?

Quimbee does not provide state-specific coverage for the Nevada bar exam, but you can use Quimbee Bar Review to supplement your bar prep. All of the course material for Quimbee Bar Review is available from your computer.

Nevada Bar Practice Tests

Quimbee’s course offers several full-length practice MBEs and thousands of MBE practice questions—many licensed directly from the NCBE.

Nevada Bar Study Guide

With Quimbee, you’ll watch Quimbee's beautifully designed video lessons, practice multiple choice questions to test what you've learned, and read through Quimbee's expert-written outlines. And true understanding isn’t just answering a question correctly. You need to know why you got a question right or why you got a question wrong. That’s why Quimbee provides detailed explanations for every practice question so that you can understand the difference between the correct and incorrect answers.

Quimbee’s outlines provide comprehensive coverage of all MBE subjects. Quimbee Outlines are written by experts and are perfectly tailored to the NCBE’s subject matter outlines, so you can be confident you’re studying only the material that’s tested on the bar exam.

So, if you’re wondering how to pass the Nevada bar exam, check out Quimbee Bar Review, and you’ll see why Quimbee is the best supplemental course available.

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