The Low Scores on The New York Bar Exam

The MBE Testing Institute has done a quick comparison of the scores from July 2015 and July 2014 for New York.  The scores dropped considerably – much like many other states.

The overall pass rate from July 2014 to July 2015 dropped by 4% points.  July 2014’s overall pass rate was 65% and July 2015’s overall pass rate was 61%.

The overall first time taker pass rate for July 2014 was 74%. In July 2015, the overall first time taker pass rate was only 70% – a drop of 4%.

Without the foreign educated attorneys, the first time taker rate was 83% in July 2014, but only 79% in July 2015.

The foreign educated pass rates stayed statistically the same.  In July 2014, the pass rate was 44% for first time takers and the overall pass rate was 34%.  In July 2015, the foreign educated attorneys pass rate was 42% for first time takers and 33% overall.

As we know, February 2016 will be the last New York exam – the UBE will take its place in July 2016.

The MBE Testing Institute also specializes in tutoring foreign educated lawyers and LLM students.

The MBE Testing Institute will be conducting a New York Bar Exam seminar in New York City on November 21, 2015.

The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at for more information.