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What does my MBE Score mean?

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Where to Find Real MBE Questions

Where to find Real MBE Questions: 

Wondering where to find real MBE questions? Many bar exam takers are surprised to learn that many of the major commercial bar review courses, such as Barbri and Kaplan, make up their own MBE questions rather than providing students with real MBE questions that have been used in the past. This is a huge disservice to students! Continue reading

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MBE Scores Drop to New Low! What Does this Mean for Me?

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The ABA recently posted an article about the recent all-time-low MBE scores. Last February’s MBE average was 135. This year’s is 134.1. We all know one point can make a difference in passing and failing. It is also low considering that iother years have had much higher MBE averages (e.g. 137 in 2012 and 138 in 2013 and 2014).

Erica Moeser from the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ credits the drop to lowering standards for admissions. She says that the decrease in scored questions from 190 to 175 is not a factorContinue reading

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MBE Tip of the Day: Civil Procedure MBE Tips

MBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series — this post focuses on Civil Procedure MBE tips. We started this MBE series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it each bar exam administration.

You will see 25 scored Civil Procedure MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam.

Note that we have posted a total of 19 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 19 questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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MBE Strategy of the Day: Real Property

MBE tutoring, MPRE sample questionsMBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series — geared toward those looking for extra MBE help! This post focuses on a Real Property MBE tip. We started this 14-day series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it for February bar exam takers.

You will see 25 Real Property MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam.

Note that we have posted a total of 18 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 18 questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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MBE Tip of the Day: Evidence

MBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series! This post focuses on an Evidence MBE tip. We started this 14-day series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it for February bar exam takers.

You will see 25 Evidence MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam.

Note that we have posted a total of 17 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 17 questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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MBE Tip of the Day: Criminal Procedure

MBE DiagnosticMBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series! This post focuses on a Criminal Procedure MBE tip. We started this 14-day series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it for February bar exam takers.

You will see 25 Criminal Law and Procedure MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. About half of those will be Criminal Procedure questions.

Note that we have posted a total of 16 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 16 questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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MBE Tip of the Day: Constitutional Law

MBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series! This post focuses on Constitutional Law on the MBE. We started this 14-day series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it for February bar exam takers.

You will see 25 Constitutional Law MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam — and many of them will cover the powers of Congress, which we will cover in this post.

Note that we have posted a total of 15 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 15 questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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What Are the Changes to Real Property on the MBE?

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What Are the Changes to Real Property on the MBE?

What Are the Changes to Real Property on the MBE? In August 2015, the NCBE announced on its website that it would be making changes to how Real Property is tested on the MBE and MEE beginning with the February 2017 administration. Regardless of whether you are taking the exam for the first time or whether you are retaking the exam, there will be new topics to learn. Below we explain some of the major changes you will encounter on the exam.

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I’m Worried About My MBE Score!

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“I’m worried about my MBE score!” For many law students, the MBE portion of the bar examination is a source of anxiety.

During bar exam preparation, many students find that they struggle with this portion over the essay portion.

Since your MBE score is about 50% of your passing grade depending on what jurisdiction you are in, it is imperative to strengthen your MBE muscle as much as possible prior to taking the bar exam. If you are discouraged because you repeatedly get MBE questions incorrect, this post is dedicated to you!

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Where do I find Real MBE Questions?

mbe score mean, take the MPT seriouslyAre you wondering if real MBE questions exist? The answer is yes! Many commercial courses, such as Barbri and Kaplan, do not distribute many real MBE questions. That is, they do not distribute questions that were used on past bar exams. Instead, they make up their own questions. There is nothing wrong with making up MBE questions, but it is much more worth your time to answer real MBE questions that have been released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Continue reading

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Changes to Evidence on the MBE — Hearsay will be tested less — And Relevancy will be tested way more!

Changes to Evidence on the MBE: Hearsay will be tested less!  Without so much as an announcement, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) suddenly changed the amount of scored questions that would appear on the MBE. Instead of the standard 190 scored questions (with ten “test” questions that remained unscored), they are now going to score only 175 of the 200 questions. Thus, in 2017, there will be 25 “test” questions.

Before, there were 27 questions on six of the seven MBE subjects (Evidence, Real Property, Torts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Civil Procedure) and 28 questions on Contracts & Sales.  In 2017, there will be 25 questions on each of the seven subjects.

Okay, great. So, that’s it? No!

The NCBE also changed the proportion of topics that would be tested on the Evidence portion of the MBE. Continue reading

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Another Change to the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

The Multistate Bar Exam is composed of 200 questions. 190 of the 200 questions are currently scored. ANd how to write an MEE answer, civil procedure MBE, bar exam, MBE questionscurrently, 10 of those questions are unscored “test questions” that are indistinguishable from the “real” questions. Thus, there are 27 questions in six of the MBE subjects (Civil Procedure, Evidence, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Real Property, and Torts) that are scored, and 28 questions in Contracts and Sales that are scored. Continue reading

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MBE Tip #14 – Constitutional Law

MBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series! This is our last day in our series of MBE tips. We will cover a Constitutional Law MBE Strategy.

Constitutional Law MBEYou will see 27 Constitutional Law MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam — and many of them will cover free speech (a topic we will go over in this post).

We have posted a total of 14 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 14 questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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MBE Raw Score versus Scaled Score: What Score Should I Aim for?

bar exam appeals. multistate essay exam tipsMany students ask us what “raw” MBE score they should be aiming for–and what it will actually scale to on the real bar exam. It is difficult to tell students what MBE raw score they should be aiming for, since the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ stopped releasing all statistical data on the MBE raw-to-scaled score “conversion” a few years ago.

We sifted through a lot of forums from previous years to see if we could find any set patterns, and basically we found that the NCBE adds between 14 and 20 points if you are in “passing score” range. Continue reading

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