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Bar Exam - MBE practice questions

Postby clerkshipwanted » Sat May 26, 2012 8:55 am

If you are taking a course (BarBri) should you still purchase the practice MBE questions from NCBE ($125)? Or did BarBri include basically these questions in their material?

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Re: Bar Exam - MBE practice questions

Postby 2012JayDee » Wed May 30, 2012 9:00 pm

MBE study is included in the full-course of barbri.

Kaplan and Barbri also have a pre-course. It's a week's worth of lectures on Torts, contracts, criminal, criminal procedure, constitutional, evidence and property law. Begins right before the regular full-course.

Although some people choose to pay for the Barbi course and take the MBE portion with Kaplan by just paying the extra fee.

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Re: Bar Exam - MBE practice questions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 30, 2012 10:44 pm

Over 1,000 extra MBE questions online from KaplanPMBR for only $150. That should be more questions than you'll ever need for a lot less than paying for both BarBri and a MBE course. See: ... tions.html

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Re: Bar Exam - MBE practice questions

Postby Georgiana » Thu May 31, 2012 8:51 am

I paid for one set of the NCBE questions (~$50?) about two weeks before the bar. It was more to calm myself down than anything else. I submitted the receipt to my firm for reimbursement as a bar expense and they paid it so there was no money lost.

I wouldn't suggest you use them to study, I suggest you wait until you feel like you're ready for the bar and then take them like a real test and see how you do. If you bomb them, you better buckle down for the remaining time; if you do awesome, keep doing what you're doing and enjoy the confidence boost.

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Re: Bar Exam - MBE practice questions

Postby ggocat » Thu May 31, 2012 12:38 pm

Georgiana is right. I paid for them out of pocket, and I am happy I bought them. I took one set of questions a few weeks/month before the test and took the second set less than a week before. These are confidence-boosting questions. Kaplan's Q-bank is an excellent resource, but Kaplan's questions were on average harder than the actual MBE (in my opinion).

edit: to answer your actual question, I'm not sure about Barbri, but I believe some of Kaplan's questions are "actual" NCBE MBE questions (though most are not). So it is possible that you will get all the NCBE questions from a test prep company. I believe with Kaplan, they were co-mingled with the "fake" MBE questions. I think it's worth the extra scratch to buy the ones directly from NCBE.

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