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Illinois Bar Exam 2024: Dates, Fee, Result Dates

Illinois Bar Exam

Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar administered the Illinois Uniform Bar Exam UBE) for two days. The Illinois Bar Exam consists of 3 Sections Multistate Performance Test (MPT), Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) for a weightage of 20% and 30% respectively and Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) for a weightage of 50%

The Final UBE Score is calculated on a 400-point scale on which a score of 266 or higher is needed to pass.

Illinois Bar Exam Dates 2024

The Illinois Bar Exam is Scheduled to be held on February 27 & 28, 2024 in the February Session and July 30 & 31,2024 in the July Session.

Filing PeriodsFebruary 27-28, 2024July 30-31, 2024Fee
First Time Registration/Previously Registered
First Filing DeadlineSeptember 15, 2023February 15, 2024$950/$500
Timely FilingSeptember 16 –
November 1, 2023
February 16 –
April 1, 2024
$700 / $1,150
Late FilingNovember 2, 2023 –
November 30, 2023
April 2 – April 30, 2024$1,100 / $1,450

Illinois Bar Exam Result Release Dates

Illinois Bar Exam results are released approximately six weeks after the February exam and 8-10 weeks after the July exam.

Illinois Bar Reciprocity

Illinois Bar Reciprocity allows admission to the Bar without taking the Bar Exam. Attorneys must meet the following requirements for Illinois Bar Reciprocity.

  • Attorneys must have practised for 3 out of the past 5 years immediately preceding their bar application.
  • Attorneys must have a professional law degree from an ABA approved law school.
  • Attorneys must practice law a minimum of 500 hours annually, physically in Illinois.

For more official information about the Illinois Bar Exam, visit the official website of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar