manyx2 wrote:I don't want to freak anyone out. I am just thinking I would appreciate this input if I weren't me I guess. I took both MA and NY as a second timer. Failed both last summer. Just got my MA results today and I failed by 2.5 pts, but the shocker is my MBE. I failed last time because my MBE was a 126 scaled (in MA) NY it was a little higher. This time I almost solely studied the MBE up until the last month added a few essays in daily. My MBE score here is a 127.6. 1 point better?!!? AND I hammered Civ Pro. I scored well above the avg. on most all essays. I am SHOCKED at my MBE score. Scored a 119 raw on the barbi practice. Something must have gone seriously wrong? I don't get it. Not optimistic at all about passing NY with this MBE score. Only saving thought is in NY its only worth 40% as opposed to 50% and I did very well on MA essay...and I didn't study any MA law.
Fingers crossed. I just need to know!
Man sorry to hear that!! I do know multiple people that passed July's bar exam with 125-127 scores, so don't give up hope. I have a question though, what did you do different to prepare yourself for the Feb 2015 MBE, that you did not do on the July 2014 MBE?
Thank you that is reassuring actually. My tutor told me that it's basically unheard of to pass NY without atleast a 130 on the MBE...and basically all my friends passed last time and got low 140's so that's what I was shooting for.
Studying this time around I did my free second attempt at barbi and also purchased kaplan. So I had access to both MBE prac questions. I also had some past exams from my school's database that contain actual mbe ?s. I studied only MBE subjects jan-feb and continued up until the test to do atleast 40-50 mbe a day. I was scoring 75% on most groups of 50 and sometimes higher. I also got a tutor through barbri but she primarily worked on getting my essays in top shape so that in the event I couldn't raise my MBE score much I may still pass on essay points.
I am baffled though. I thought at a minimum I'd get the avg like a 136 on the MBE. I am just shocked.