March 2021 MPRE Mean Score Increases

The national Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) mean scaled score for March 2021 was 99.0, an increase of more than three points from the March 2020 mean of 95.8 and the highest mean for any MPRE administration since March 2012. 18,078 examinees sat for the MPRE in March 2021, about 6% more compared to the […]

NCBE to Offer International MPRE Testing Opportunities in August 2021

NCBE will offer a limited number of international site testing opportunities to take the MPRE in August 2021 for candidates who are unable to travel to the United States. More information is available on the MPRE Registration page of the NCBE website.

National Mean of 134.0 for February 2021 MBE

The national Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) mean scaled score for February 2021 was 134.0, an increase of about 1.4 points from the February 2020 mean of 132.6. 16,759 examinees took the MBE in February 2021; of those, 1,665 took the MBE in the 18 jurisdictions that administered the exam in person, and 15,094 took the […]

NCBE Announces Remote Option for July 2021 Bar Exam

NCBE today announced that it will again offer jurisdictions the option to administer the bar exam remotely in July 2021 to help address health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and provide support for future legal professionals. Despite progress toward widespread vaccination against COVID-19, NCBE recognizes that restrictions may still be in place this summer […]

NCBE Board of Trustees Votes to Approve Testing Task Force Recommendations

The Board of Trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners voted today to approve the NCBE Testing Task Force’s recommendations for the next generation of the bar exam. The recommendations, which were announced at the beginning of January, are the culmination of a three-year study by the Task Force to ensure that the bar […]

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 […]