Legal education assessments

Name Description Publisher
All-India Bar Examination (AIBE)The AIBE is an open-book multiple-choice assessment of knowledge and analytical skills in law. It is administered in a range of languages. The exam provides a minimum standard for admission to practice law.Bar Council of India
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions spanning six key subjects in law. Critical Pass produces test preparation materials for the MBE.National Conference of Bar Examiners
Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)The UBE assesses knowledge and skills that lawyers should have before becoming licensed to practice law. It applies to a number of states in the US. The majority of states still maintain their own Bar examinations.National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE)

Bar examinations assess whether prospective lawyers can demonstrate minimally acceptable levels of knowledge, skills and abilities pertaining to important topics in the practice of law. Examinations of legal education, particularly Bar examinations, tend to be specific to the jurisdiction in which they are developed and conducted. This is an obvious consequence of the many differences between legal systems which apply across states and across countries.