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South Dakota Bar Exam Information

Board of Bar Examiners
State Capitol
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 773-4898

South Dakota Bar Examiners

South Dakota Bar Exam Dates

2013: February 26-27; July 30-31

Bar Exam Format

The exam lasts two days.  On day one, two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions, one Indian law question, and five Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions are administered.  On day two, the Multistate Bar Exam is administered. Click here for more information about AmeriBar's Multistate Bar Review Course.

Bar Exam Scoring Information

The scores from each day are averaged.

MPRE Requirements

75.  Will accept prior MPRE scores if taken within prior 25 months and the applicant was admitted in jurisdiction.  Click here for more information about AmeriBar's Free Online MPRE Review Course.

South Dakota Bar Exam Pass Percentage

South Dakota Bar Exam Statewide Pass Percentage

Exam Date

First

Repeat

Total

July 2010

100%

50%

97%

Feb 2010

94%

33%

85%

July 2009

94%

50%

91%

Feb 2009

72%

17%

58%

July 2008

94%

33%

92%

Feb 2008

100%

45%

77%

July 2007

88%

40%

84%

Feb 2007

90%

78%

87%

Bar Exam MBE Reciprocity

Limited - May, at its discretion, accept MBE scores of at least 130 if taken within prior 25 months and applicant was admitted in that jurisdiction.

Bar Reciprocity

None 

 

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