Covered On The MBE

How To Learn Everything Covered On The MBE

The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) covers a lot of content. You may feel overwhelmed and wonder if you will be able to learn everything in time to pass the exam. In this blog post, we will go over some strategies to make sure that you learn everything covered on the MBE.

How To Learn Everything Covered On The MBE

Focus on topics that are tested most frequently on the MBE

The MBE tests seven subjects equally:

  1. Civil Procedure
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Contracts & Sales
  4. Criminal Law & Procedure
  5. Evidence
  6. Real Property
  7. Torts

However, the MBE doesn’t test every topic in these seven subjects equally. You can be strategic and focus on the topics that are tested most frequently. For example, for Contracts, questions on formation of contracts make up about 25% of Contracts questions, while remedies make up 12.5% of questions. Therefore, check out our MBE Frequency Chart to get all the details!

Focus on subjects and topics that are also tested most frequently on the essays

The MBE tests all seven subjects equally, but that is not necessarily true of the essays. For example, the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) may draw questions from 12 different subjects, but not all subjects have been tested with the same frequency in previous bar exams. Look at our MEE Frequency Chart to see what subjects have been tested most frequently in the last few years. Just like with the MBE, not all topics are tested with the same frequency. Make sure to check out this post on Highly Tested MEE Topics.

Taking the Michigan bar exam? Take a look at our Michigan Bar Exam Essay Frequency Chart!

Focus on the subjects and topics that have been tested most frequently on the essay portion of your jurisdiction’s bar exam and on the MBE. This way, you can prepare for both sections simultaneously.

Make a schedule that covers all the subjects

Making a study schedule will help you to keep on track in your studying. Remember, studying for the bar exam is a long endeavor; you need to keep a sustained pace. A study schedule will be particularly useful if there is a subject that you dread. If you find that you are losing motivation and momentum, you can remind yourself that you will only be studying that subject for a limited period of time. If you want some help in creating a bar exam study schedule, check out this blog post!

Remember that your goal is to pass, not memorize everything

Even with these tips, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of law you need to learn. But keep in mind that your goal is to pass the bar exam, not memorize everything that may be tested. You don’t need an A to pass! You just need to get a passing score. Don’t be intimidated by the amount of content you need to learn, but focus your efforts on the subjects and topics that are most likely to get you points.

Practice with real MBE questions

Learning the law is only part of preparing for the MBE. You also need to run through practice MBE questions. After all, the MBE isn’t a test on how well you can repeat abstract legal principles, but on how you can apply those principles to fact patterns.

The best way to practice for the MBE is to use real released MBE questions, not simulated ones written by a test prep company. There are many reasons why you should be practicing with real MBE questions, including the fact that you’ll pick up on patterns and get comfortable with the actual testing format. So, check out our MBE Qbank, where you can find real released MBE questions!

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