First-Time Exam Takers and Repeaters in 2020

NOTE: First-time exam and repeat test taker data supplied by the jurisdictions in this chart are based on those examinees’ testing experience in the reporting jurisdiction only and do not account for possible previous attempts at the bar examination in other jurisdictions. It is therefore possible that examinees counted as first-time test takers in this chart have previously taken the bar examination one or more times in another jurisdiction.

* No February examination† February examination canceled** 2020 examination canceled‡ July examination canceled

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* No February examination

‡ July examination canceled

* No February examination

‡ July examination canceled

** 2020 examination canceled

** 2020 examination canceled

‡ July examination canceled

‡ July examination canceled

* No February examination

‡ July examination canceled

* No February examination

‡ July examination canceled

** 2020 examination canceled

** 2020 examination canceled

† February examination canceled

† February examination canceled