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How is the bar exam weighted?

Beginning in July of this year, the California Bar Examination will be weighted as follows:

  • Multiple choice (i.e., MBE): 50% [200 items, 175 of them scored]
  • Essays (non-MEE): 35.7% [Five 1-hour questions]
  • Performance Test (non-MPT): 14.3% [One 90-minute test]

For those taking the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), the weighting is as follows:

  • Multiple choice (MBE): 50% [200 items, 175 of them scored]
  • Essays (MEE): 35.7% [Six 30-minute questions]
  • Performance Test (MPT): 14.3% [Two 90-minute tests]
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Debriefs of the February 2017 California Bar Exam

Our debriefs for the February 2017 California Bar Exam essays are now available. But we are releasing them a little different this time around. We are bundling them alongside Dr. Saccuzzo's predictions for the July 2017 California Bar Exam essays. They're still free, and conveniently packaged together. Sign up here to access them now.

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Debriefs of the Essays from the July 2016 California Bar Exam

Finally.  The State Bar of California posted the fact patterns, and we have been busy producing our biannual debriefs of the previous bar administration's essays. Remember, these are not, of course, affiliated with or endorsed by the State Bar of California. The examiners' Selected Answers for these essays will not be posted for at least a month or two, but we know you're all anxious to get a rundown before then, so we always like to release our own interpretation of the questions first.

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