How to Study for the MBE – from a 180 MBE Scorer

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The MBE is one of the most notoriously difficult parts of the bar exam. Students struggle with multiple-choice questions and often find it hard to improve their MBE scores. Here, we tell you how to study for the MBE in an efficient way. These are the techniques that I recommend, many of which helped me score a 180 on the MBE.  Continue reading How to Study for the MBE – from a 180 MBE Scorer

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How to Answer an MBE Question

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Many students ask, what is the best way to answer multiple-choice questions? Should I read the call of the question first? Should I read the answer choices first? Here, we show you the approach for multiple-choice questions that will help you maximize your MBE score. This approach is what helped our JD Advising founder score a 180 on the MBE and it has helped countless JD Advising students boost their MBE scores significantly.

This approach will help you “dissect” MBE questions when you practice. It takes a while to answer an MBE question, but you will see your score improve if you answer questions slowly and methodically to start. If you have been frustrated and “stuck” at the same MBE score, it is worth it to step back and try this method. Continue reading How to Answer an MBE Question

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Where to Find the Best MBE Practice Questions

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You may wonder where to find the best MBE questions. Many commercial courses offer practice MBE questions. However, unfortunately, these questions are not the best MBE questions available. The reason that many commercial course MBE questions are sub-par is that most commercial courses do not offer real MBE questions. That is, they invent their own questions rather than using questions that have appeared on past bar exams.  Continue reading Where to Find the Best MBE Practice Questions

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How to Pass the MBE in Six Simple Steps

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Here, we outline six simple steps on how to pass the MBE (Multistate Bar Exam). Many of these steps are hard work, but following these six steps is the best way to see improvement in your MBE score.

Many students who want to pass the MBE make the mistake of simply answering MBE practice question after practice question and hope that their score improves. That is not the right way to approach the MBE! (Practicing MBE questions is step #4 below—not step #1!) You will save a lot of time and energy—and feel much more confident in your MBE approach and your MBE score—if you follow the six steps below. Continue reading How to Pass the MBE in Six Simple Steps

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MBE Frequency Chart: Highly Tested MBE Topics

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Here, we discuss the highly tested MBE topics. Before we do so, it is important to note that the MBE subjects are all tested equally. The MBE covers seven subjects:

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

Each subject is apportioned 25 questions, for a total of 175 total scored questions. (There also are an additional 25 test questions, which can be pulled from any subject.)

Highly Tested MBE Topics

While the MBE subjects are tested equally, the MBE topics within each subject are not tested equally. We have listed the MBE subjects in order and ranked the topics from most-to-least tested. You can see which subtopics fall within these topics by downloading the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) subject matter outline hereContinue reading MBE Frequency Chart: Highly Tested MBE Topics

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What is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and How is it Scored?

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Here, we tell you what the Multistate Bar Exam is, which states administer it, and what a “passing” MBE score is. We also tell you which subjects are tested on the MBE and give you some tips for studying for the MBE. Continue reading What is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and How is it Scored?

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MBE Percentiles for July 2018

MBE Percentiles for July 2018

Here, we tell you what your MBE score means if you took the bar exam in July 2018. You may wonder exactly how you did on the MBE in comparison to others. Knowing your MBE percentile is a valuable source of information.  This chart, released by the state of Illinois after the July 2018 bar exam, will tell you your approximate MBE percentile. Continue reading MBE Percentiles for July 2018

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What Does JD Advising’s MBE Guide Cover?

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If you are considering purchasing our MBE Guide, you may wonder exactly what it covers. Here,  we show you the table of contents which tells you the topics that the MBE Guide covers. We also have a sample of the MBE Guide as well as some testimonials below. For more information, see our MBE Guide page here. Continue reading What Does JD Advising’s MBE Guide Cover?

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July 2018 MBE Scores Drop

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July 2018 MBE Scores Drop 

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) just published an announcement about how the national average MBE score dropped this administration. The national average was a 139.5, which is a decrease of 2.2 points from the July 2017 average.  July 2015 was the only other administration with an average MBE score below 140.  Continue reading July 2018 MBE Scores Drop

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MBE Raw Score Conversion Chart

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MBE Raw Score Conversion Chart

You may be wondering what “raw” score you need on the Multistate Bar Exam in order to achieve a passing score on the MBE. We have input the data that we have available into an MBE raw score conversion chart (above). (You can click on the picture to make it bigger.) Continue reading MBE Raw Score Conversion Chart

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How to Quickly Improve your MBE Score

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If you are struggling with the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) portion of the exam, you may wonder how to quickly improve your MBE score. And before we give you insight as to how to do this, it is important to note that it is difficult to quickly improve your MBE score. The MBE is a hard test which focuses on nuances of law. So many students struggle in making quick progress toward improving their MBE score. This does not mean it is impossible but it does mean that you will have to dedicate the time to making the progress.  The best way to improve your MBE score quickly is to study in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Here we give you the best strategies to quickly improve your MBE score using this strategy.  Continue reading How to Quickly Improve your MBE Score

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