This spring, if you were admitted to the Virginia State Bar, you should be proud of your accomplishment. Passing the bar exam in Virginia is nothing to sneeze at. Virginia ranks 4th in the list of the toughest bar exams, surpassed only by Delaware, California and Oregon. Three states- Alaska, Idaho and Nevada tie for fourth place with Virginia. On a 200-point grading scale and according to NCBE, the Delaware bar cuts its scores at 145, California at 144, Oregon at 142 and the tying four states at 142. For those sitting for the Virginia bar when the boiling point is 100 °C, these numbers look steamy.