What does my New York Bar Exam Score Report Mean?
After you see your identifying information on your score report (i.e. your name, seat number, etc.), first you will see your MEE scores and MPT scores. These are scored from 20-80 in New York. A 50 is the mean (thus you can consider it a passing score for any essay you received a 50 or above on).
We list the essays tested on the July 2016 New York Bar Exam below:
MEE 1: XX.XX Corporations & LLC’s
MEE 2: XX.XX Evidence & Crim Pro
MEE 3: XX.XX Torts
MEE 4: XX.XX Secured Transactions
MEE 1: XX.XX Contracts
MEE 6: XX.XX Civil Procedure
MPT 1: XX.XX
MPT 2: XX.XX
Written Score: ________ (You should aim to get at least a 133 here)
MBE Score: ________ (You should aim to get at least a 133 here.) Please read this post for a breakdown of what your MBE score means. If you are at a 120 or below, you may need quite a bit of help as you are in the bottom tenth percentile.
Total Score: A score of 266 is required to pass in New York. If you are below this number, you can also see how many points off you are. Then it is worth it to examine the above numbers to see how you can improve.
I failed! What should I do?
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If you are looking for helpful articles, check out these:
- I failed the bar exam. What should I do? Here is a detailed step-by-step guide on what to do!
- If you took the Uniform bar exam, read this post on what to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam, as well as this post on what your UBE score report means.
- How to pass the bar exam the second time around: 5 things to do differently.
- I failed the bar exam twice (or three times, or four or more times): Here is a step-by-step guide to getting out of this vicious cycle!
- Should I rewatch lectures if I fail the bar exam? Generally the answer is no.
- JD Advising scholarship: Our scholarship is specifically for those who failed the bar exam!
- How to tell your boss you failed the bar exam: What to say and what not to say.
- Lastly, check out our very popular note to those who failed the bar exam, quotes for those who failed the bar exam, and a list of famous people that failed the bar exam — you are not alone!
I passed! What should I do?
If you passed the bar exam, congratulations!
- Read our note to those who passed the bar exam. It reminds you how to mind your bar exam manners and keep your friends, if you passed!
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