October 2020 MPRE Mean Score Increases

The national Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) mean scaled score for October 2020 was 98.8, an increase of nearly two points from the November 2019 mean of 97.0. 16,607 examinees sat for the MPRE in October 2020, about 25% fewer compared to the 22,165 examinees who took the exam in November 2019. MPRE scores have […]

Testing Task Force Releases Preliminary Recommendations

NCBE’s Testing Task Force has released its preliminary recommendations for the next generation of the bar exam. The Task Force will present its recommendations to bar admission authorities and the legal academy at webinars scheduled for early January and looks forward to addressing questions and comments from stakeholders as the recommendations are finalized for submission […]

National Mean of 137.2 for October In-Person MBE

417 examinees in five jurisdictions sat for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) on October 1, 2020, including three jurisdictions that administered an October bar exam instead of the July bar exam and two jurisdictions that offered both a July and an October bar exam. Alternative test dates were used this year by many jurisdictions in […]

NCBE Announces Initial Plans for Remote Option for February 2021 Bar Exam

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) today announced initial plans that will allow jurisdictions the option to provide the bar exam remotely in February 2021, since challenges related to COVID-19 will likely still be present next year. More details will be provided in the coming weeks. To provide flexibility to jurisdictions and candidates as […]

National Mean of 142.7 for September MBE

1,811 examinees sat for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) in eight jurisdictions on September 9–10, 2020, including three jurisdictions that administered a September bar exam instead of the July bar exam, four jurisdictions that offered both a July and a September bar exam, and one jurisdiction that offered the September bar exam as well as […]

2020 Bar Exam Process Comes to an End: Approximately 38,000 Applicants Took Bar Exam in July, September, or October

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) today announced the completion of the July 2020 bar exam process by jurisdictions nationwide that administered its exams. That process included three alternative exam opportunities in September and October. Together, NCBE and the jurisdictions have taken unprecedented steps during COVID-19 to provide the opportunity for approximately 38,000 recent […]