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Florida Bar Exam: The Exam

This guide is designed to provide resources to prepare for the Florida Bar Exam.

Housing for the Exam

Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown

0.1 Mile (2-3 min walk)

Tampa Marriott Waterside

0.1 Mile (2-3 min walk)

Aloft Tampa Downtown 

0.5 Mile (10 min walk)

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk

0.4 mile (11-12 min walk)

Courtyard Tampa Downtown 

1.1 Miles (15 min walk)

*check with your apartment complex to see if they have deals for you to stay at one of their Tampa properties. 

Florida Bar Study Guides and Past Essay Questions

Study Guides allow you review past exams with sample essay questions (and answers) and multiple choice questions and answers. 

 

Past Essay Questions provides you a chance to see essay questions from the most recent prior exam (no answer is provided). 

Dates and Times: 2018 Florida Bar Exams

General Bar
Examination Schedule

Examination Location

Timely Filing
Deadline

$325 Late Fee 
Deadline

$625 Late Fee 
Deadline

February 26-27, 2019
(Tuesday & Wednesday)
Tampa Convention Center 
333 South Franklin St. 
Tampa FL
Postmarked on or before 
November 15, 2018
Postmarked on or before 
December 17, 2018
Received by 
January 15, 2019
July 24-25, 2018
(Tuesday & Wednesday) 
Tampa Convention Center 
333 South Franklin St. 
Tampa FL
Postmarked on or before
May 1, 2018  
Postmarked on or before
June 1, 2018
Received by
June 15, 2018

The Virtual Tour of the Florida Bar Examination - This resource provides you with information to familiarize you with the exam day procedures and processes. 

Daily Examination Schedule
Time Activity
07:45 - 08:30 a.m. Arrival/Badge Distribution
08:30 - 09:15 a.m. Examination Room Entry
09:15 - 09:30 a.m. Test Instructions
09:30 - 12:30 p.m. Session I
12:30 - 01:30 p.m. Lunch Break
01:15 - 02:00 p.m. Examination Room Entry
02:00 - 02:15 p.m. Test Instructions
02:15 - 05:15 p.m. Session II

Florida Portion

First 3 Hours - 3 Essays

Break for Lunch - 1 Hour 

Second 3 Hours - 100 Multiple Choice Questions


Multistate (MBE) Portion

First 3 Hours - 100 Multiple Choice Questions

Break for Lunch - 1 Hour 

Second 3 Hours - 100 Multiple Choice Questions