The MBE Exam for the July 2014 Bar Exam

I have talked with many students this bar exam cycle about their MBE scores. Many students I talked with failed the MBE while passing the state portion of their bar exam. The MBE is always difficult because you have to get the right answer or you get no points. Across the board, whether you are from Harvard or from a third tier score, contracts and property are one and two for the hardest subjects of the six – and where most students have the most difficult. Torts is ranked as the easiest subject in terms of how many questions students get right nationally.

For those who failed the MBE exam, evaluate your scores carefully. I have many students tell me that they were close to passing because of their scaled scores. But, remember, scaled scores are not always accurate in assessing your actual scores. Usually, in a bar cycle, the scaled scores were roughly 15 to 18 points. That means the NCBE added 15 to 18 points to your raw score this bar cycle. In July, we can’t be sure how many points they will increase your raw score.

Look at your raw score. That raw score is your accurate assessment. Find the percentage that you got right and you will see how much more you need to get a passing score. For example if you got a 100 on your raw score, you are sitting at a 50% rate on your MBE. That is way too low to successfully pass the bar exam. To be sure that you will pass the MBE, you need to be testing around 65% when you go into the July 2014 bar exam.

Also ask yourself if your scores were low in every subject or did you do well in some subjects and not well in others? This evaluation will determine how you should study of the July 2014 bar exam. If you have across the board weakness, then you have problems with the analytical portion of the test – you are not understanding the strategy of elimination. If you scores reflect an up and down weakness per subject matter, then you need to concentrate on those weak subject while not forgetting to work on your stronger subjects.

As the July 2014 bar comes closer, we will discuss strategies and tactics for the MBE.

An MBE Tutor is so important to the repeat taker. The MBE Testing Institute can help you overcome the difficulty of the MBE test and help you to a successful score.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at for more information.

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