California Bar Exam Dates: February 25-26, 2020 July 28-29, 2020 February 23-24, 2021. California Bar Exam Format: The California Bar Exam is a 2 day exam. Days 1 consists of five essay questions and one performance test question. On day 2, the Multistate Bar Exam is administered.
After the State Bar of California leaked essay topics prior to last week’s bar exam, the no-show rate for the exam rose from previous years and hundreds of applicants are asking for refunds.