Illinois February 2015 Exam

Servatus
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Illinois February 2015 Exam

Postby Servatus » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:45 pm

Does anyone know whether the required score is 264 or 268?

The Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar (IBAB) has one announcement that states the minimum passing score has been raised to 268 but in another (later dated) post it states the minimum score is still 264.

This obviously won't impact study habits or strategy on the exam but I was just curious what the actual required score is.

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Re: Illinois February 2015 Exam

Postby FeeltheIllinoise » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:14 pm

it's still 264. It'll increase to 268 in July:

Changes in Minimum Passing Score to Take Effect for July 2013 and July 2015 and July 2016 Exams

The minimum passing score on the bar exam will increase beginning with the July 2015 bar exam. in two stages. The current minimum passing score is a combined written* and MBE score of 264.Effective for the July 2013 bar exam, the minimum passing score will be a combined written and MBE score of 268. Effective for the July 2015 bar exam, the minimum passing score will be a combined written and MBE score of 272 268. Effective for the July 2016 bar exam, the minimum passing score will be a combined written score of 272.

* The components of the written exam are the Illinois Essay Exam, the Multistate Essay Exam and the Multistate Performance Test.

https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/allnews.action

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Re: Illinois February 2015 Exam

Postby Servatus » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:14 pm

FeeltheIllinoise wrote:it's still 264. It'll increase to 268 in July:

Changes in Minimum Passing Score to Take Effect for July 2013 and July 2015 and July 2016 Exams

The minimum passing score on the bar exam will increase beginning with the July 2015 bar exam. in two stages. The current minimum passing score is a combined written* and MBE score of 264.Effective for the July 2013 bar exam, the minimum passing score will be a combined written and MBE score of 268. Effective for the July 2015 bar exam, the minimum passing score will be a combined written and MBE score of 272 268. Effective for the July 2016 bar exam, the minimum passing score will be a combined written score of 272.

* The components of the written exam are the Illinois Essay Exam, the Multistate Essay Exam and the Multistate Performance Test.

https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/allnews.action


Thanks, I appreciate the info. I now see the amended announcement listed under general announcements.

Better pass it this time around since it will only get harder. Best of luck to you if you're taking it as well.

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Re: Illinois February 2015 Exam

Postby springs24 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:51 pm

Can anyone clarify the status of Commercial Paper? I have read on some sites it is a test subject, and others it is not...would LOVE one less thing to memorize...

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Re: Illinois February 2015 Exam

Postby ilovetypos » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:36 pm

CP is not on the MEE anymore, but Illinois could technically ask it on the IEE. I doubt they will, so hopefully my cursory review of the materials will be sufficient :(

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Re: Illinois February 2015 Exam

Postby springs24 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:03 pm

Ditto - let's also hope my cursory review of Tax and Admin Law are also sufficient!

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Re: Illinois February 2015 Exam

Postby FeeltheIllinoise » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:27 am

Servatus wrote:
Thanks, I appreciate the info. I now see the amended announcement listed under general announcements.

Better pass it this time around since it will only get harder. Best of luck to you if you're taking it as well.


Not sure if you saw this, but it looks like the minimum passing score for July 2015 was lowered to 266.

https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/allnews.action

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Re: Illinois February 2015 Exam

Postby sparty99 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:59 pm

springs24 wrote:Ditto - let's also hope my cursory review of Tax and Admin Law are also sufficient!


I didn't even review Federal Tax nor was it on the Feb exam. Admin law is not highly tested.




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