A year after the new bar exam, NextGen, is released in July 2026, the current bar exam will officially sunset.

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) recently announced that after the NextGen exam launches in July 2026, the July 2027 bar exam will be the last administration of the current NCBE bar exam—also known as the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)—which includes the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) and Multistate Performance Test (MPT), according to NCBE’s announcement.