There are multiple steps for applying to practice in any jurisdiction. You will not be qualified to sit for the bar exam unless all requirements of the bar admission process have been met. Start early!
Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, 2018
Information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies.
Also, search bar admission requirements by state: NCBE Bar Admission Services
The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)
The Uniform Bar Examination has been adopted by most jurisdictions.
Prepared and coordinated by the NCB Examiners, the UBE is composed of the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) tasks, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored by user jurisdictions, which may add supplemental components.