The Arkansas Bar Exam is a three-day exam -- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday -- with essays and performance questions on Tuesday, the Multistate Bar Exam on Wednesday, and more essays on Thursday.

First Day (Tuesday) morning session:
* Three hours
* Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) Question

First Day (Tuesday) afternoon session:
* Three hours
* Four 45-minute Multisate Essay Exam (MEE) Questions

Second Day (Wednesday) morning session:
* Three hours
* 100 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) multiple-choice questions

Second Day (Wednesday) afternoon session:
* Three hours
* 100 MBE multiple-choice questions

Third Day (Thursday):
* Three hours
* Four 45-minute essay questions drafted by the Arkansas examiners

Arkansas will accept an MBE scaled score of at least 135 from another jurisdiction if taken concurrently or on the next administration of the MBE.

Grading of the Arkansas Bar Exam: The answers to each essay question and each MPT question will be graded on a scale ranging from 65 to 85. This score shall be designated as the applicant's "raw" score on a question. The raw score on each MPT question will be multiplied by 1.5. The resulting products from the MPT questions will be added to the sum of the raw scores from the essay questions to yield a "total written raw" score.

The distribution of the total written raw scores acquired by applicants on a given examination will be converted to a score distribution that has the same mean and standard deviation as those same applicants' Multistate Bar Examination scale scores on that examination . The score on this converted scale that corresponds to the applicant's total written raw score shall be designated as the applicant's "written scale" score. An applicant's total examination score shall be determined by the following formula: total score = written scale score + MBE scale score. An applicant shall pass the examination if he or she earns a total score of 270 points or higher.

A bar examination applicant may retain a Multistate Bar Examination scale score of 135 or more. The retained score may be used in the immediately succeeding examination only. An applicant may transfer from another jurisdiction a Multistate Bar Examination scale score of 135 or more for use in the immediately succeeding examination only.

The Board shall destroy all examination papers, including questions and answers, at the time of the next succeeding bar examination. However, the original copy of each question shall be maintained in accordance with Rule III.

*Arkansas MPRE Minimum: 85

Admission on Motion: (i.e., without having to sit for the bar exam) Effective October 1, 2004, Arkansas has permitted admission on motion