The examination will consist of three parts:
Multistate Performance Test (MPT)
Indiana Essay Examination (IEE), and
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
The Indiana Essay subject areas tested will come from the following nine subjects (which the MBE does not cover):
The topics to be tested on the Indiana Essay Examination effective February 18, 2018 are as follows:
Federal and state personal income tax, corporate tax, and estate and gift tax
Indiana constitutional law
Indiana employment law, including wage payment and wage claim statutes
Indiana debt collection, including garnishment, attachment, and bankruptcy exemptions
Residential landlord-tenant law
Pleading and practice, including statutes of limitation and the Indiana Tort Claims Act
Wills, trusts and estates
The Indiana Essay Examination comprises 30% of the exam score.
The essay questions will be unlabeled, will not necessarily be limited to one subject and, unless requiring the application of federal tax law, will call for answers based on the law of Indiana.
The passing score is a combined scaled score of 264. The MPT and IEE raw scores are scaled to the MBE scores using the standard deviation method.
For more information on the MPT and the MBE, please visit www.ncbex.org