UBE Percentiles: What UBE percentile did I score in?

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), the organization that writes the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) does not release UBE percentiles. However, you can figure out your approximate percentile by looking at your Illinois bar exam percentile equivalents. 

The Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar releases this convenient chart, which should tell you your approximate percentile on the Uniform Bar Exam.

UBE percentile, Uniform Bar Exam percentile

Keep in mind, this is only an approximate percentile as Illinois also administers the Illinois essay exam as a small component of its exam. However, this is the closest we can find to a good UBE percentile gauge!

What is a percentile? If you scored a 230 (and thus are in the 9th percentile of UBE takers) that means you scored higher than 9% of applicants taking the exam. If you scored a 260, you were in the 44th percentile, and scored higher than 44 percent of applicants taking the Uniform Bar Exam. Note: The “12” next to a score of 190 is an error, and should probably be “1”, meaning you scored higher than 1% of examinees if you scored a 190. 

The higher your UBE percentile, the better you scored!

Note: this chart is from last year, but percentiles do not vary too dramatically from year to year. 

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