Statistics

July, September, and October 2020 MBE

July 2020 MBE Mean Score: 146.1

September 2020 MBE Mean Score: 142.7

October 2020 MBE Mean Score: 137.2

A line graph of July, September, and October MBE national mean scaled scores, 2016-2020. 2016 = 140.3; 2017 = 141.7; 2018 = 139.5; 2019 = 141.1; July 2020 = 146.1; September 2020 = 142.7; October 2020 = 137.2. Scores for approximately 29,000 additional examinees who sat for a remotely administered exam using NCBE materials in October 2020 will be determined by jurisdictions.

 

 

5,678 July 2020 MBE Examinees

1,811 September 2020 MBE Examinees

417 October 2020 MBE Examinees

A bar graph of July, September, and October MBE national examinee counts, 2016-2020. 2016 = 46,518; 2017 = 46,627; 2018 = 45,274; 2019 = 45,334; July 2020 = 5,678; September 2020 = 1,811; October 2020 = 417. Approximately 29,000 additional examinees sat for a remotely administered exam using NCBE materials in October 2020.

August 2020 MPRE

August 2020 MPRE MEAN SCORE: 98.6
(SCORE SCALE 50-150)

A chart showing MPRE mean scores 2016-2020. In March 2016-2020 the mean score was 93.5, 92.7, 94.7, 93.8, and 95.8. In August 2016-2020 the mean score was 92.0, 93.7, 93.0, 93.4, and 98.6. In November 2016-2019 the mean score was 93.5, 94.1, 95.5, and 97.0. The August 2020 mean score includes the following note: Comparability to prior results may be limited due to the lower examinee count in August 2020.

 

12,688 August 2020 MPRE EXAMINEES

 

A chart showing the number of MPRE examinees 2016-2020. In March 2016-2020 there were 19,823; 20,260; 20,346; 19,138; and 17,000 examinees. In August 2016-2020 there were 16,480; 17,326; 16,651; 17,066; and 12,688 examinees. In November 2016-2019 there were 19,821; 20,798; 20,580; and 22,165 examinees.

 

Annual Bar Examination and Admission Statistics

NCBE collects statistics from all U.S. jurisdictions on the February and July administrations of the bar examination and on annual admissions. These statistics, along with national score distributions, examinee counts, and mean scaled scores for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), and scores earned and transferred by jurisdiction for the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), are published annually in the Spring issue of the Bar Examiner.

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