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 score also apply to the February and July 2021 exams.

Map of UBE jurisdictions min. passing scores, see table for accessible content


Minimum Passing
UBE Score*
260 Alabama, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota
264 Indiana, 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, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
272 Idaho
273 Arizona
276 Colorado
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 Pennsylvania has not yet been determined.