Minimum Scores

Minimum Passing UBE Score by Jurisdiction

This map shows UBE jurisdictions in orange and lists the minimum passing score for each jurisdiction. The same information is displayed in tabular format below the map. Note that North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington temporarily lowered their minimum passing scores for the July 2020 exam to 268, 266, and 266, respectively, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit July 2020 Bar Exam: Jurisdiction Information for more information. North Carolina's and Washington's lowered minimum passing scores also apply to the February 2021 exam.

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Minimum Passing
UBE Score*
260 Alabama, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota
264 Oklahoma
266 Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Virgin Islands
270 Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
272 Idaho
273 Arizona
274 Oregon
276 Colorado, Rhode Island
280 Alaska

Since jurisdiction rules and policies change, you are strongly advised to consult the jurisdiction’s bar admission agency directly for the most current information. 

*The minimum passing score in Indiana has not yet been determined.