March 2017 MPRE

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March 2017 MPRE

Postby RaceJudicata » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:20 pm

Does anyone have a score conversion for the Barbri MPRE questions? I feel like i should be ok, but idk how many I should be getting correct on the Barbri sample tests or what number is required to get a passing score. FWIW, my state requires an 85.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby cnk1220 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:36 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:Does anyone have a score conversion for the Barbri MPRE questions? I feel like i should be ok, but idk how many I should be getting correct on the Barbri sample tests or what number is required to get a passing score. FWIW, my state requires an 85.



I was doing iffy on PTs like 55% right the night before the MPRE..I did all the PTs in the barbri and kaplan book...on the actual thing I got 30+ points over what I needed (also was in a state that needed an 85). Also left feeling like I failed though. A lot of people wing the MPRE so keep that in mind because it's scaled.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby Hand » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:26 pm

I was told getting 35 out of 60 right should just about get you to a passing score for jurisdictions requiring 85 points

I half-assed a barbri practice test yesterday at got 60% right (which I think was only 34). Plan on doing the other 3 tests they have at some point this week, and lightly skimming the stuff on the website. That should do it, right?

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby pancakes3 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:11 pm

Doing two practice tests, not even skimming the outline, and only choosing answers that contained language that resembled/tracked the language in the model code copped me an 87 on my first try.

I also did the "check yourself" mastery-type questions on Barbri though for the important sections though. Wish I did it for all the sections. More judge questions than I was anticipating.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby rcharter1978 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:12 pm

Hand wrote:I was told getting 35 out of 60 right should just about get you to a passing score for jurisdictions requiring 85 points

I half-assed a barbri practice test yesterday at got 60% right (which I think was only 34). Plan on doing the other 3 tests they have at some point this week, and lightly skimming the stuff on the website. That should do it, right?


Yes. I thought Barbri practice tests were pretty spot on, so you probably have a pretty good plan.

I kinda watched the video, read through the outlines and took some practice tests over a week and a half. I'm in a jurisdiction that requires an 86, and I passed with a very comfortable margin.

I had already passed the bar, which is part of the reason I put in much effort at all.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby Harvard_Naw » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:22 pm

viewtopic.php?t=166105

Source: http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files ... Column.pdf (See p. 3 "MPRE Passing Standard")

Raw | Scaled Score Conversion according to NCBEX's Director of Testing is approximately:
56% Raw (28/50) = 75 Scaled
58% Raw (29/50) = 80 Scaled
60% Raw (30/50) = 85 Scaled
68% Raw (34/50) = 100 Scaled

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby ManOurHouseisGreat » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:59 am

Bump. Did anyone think this was pretty difficult

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby TransferDC » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:07 pm

ManOurHouseisGreat wrote:Bump. Did anyone think this was pretty difficult


I thought that it was incredibly hard. I only knew like 3 of the questions for sure. The rest i was basically guessing between two answers

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby ManOurHouseisGreat » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:16 pm

TransferDC wrote:
ManOurHouseisGreat wrote:Bump. Did anyone think this was pretty difficult


I thought that it was incredibly hard. I only knew like 3 of the questions for sure. The rest i was basically guessing between two answers

Same, pretty much. Three days of Barbri prep didn't really cut it

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby Hand » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:25 pm

I guessed on most questions and only took one hour to finish but also only spent 3 hrs preparing for this thing so joke's on me if I have to take it again

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby Germaine » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:40 pm

I felt like half the questions were pretty straightforward, another 25% were decent guesses, and the rest were total coin flips. I'm guessing most people feel about the same, which is why the cutoff ends up being around 60% right.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby Apsara » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:02 pm

Fairly standard. I think reading the model rules and more importantly, comments to the rules helped significantly. Some verbatim.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby pvnyc » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:30 pm

I thought it was difficult---- I changed at least 4 of my answer... this was my 4th time taking it... there is no hope for me :(

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby Sprout » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:04 pm

Really really praying I don't have to do that again.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby RaceJudicata » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:41 pm

Screw that test. Hoping it's just neuroticism and go using on a few tough questions/ignoring the easier stuff... but that was harder than anticipated ..

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby TransferDC » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:44 pm

Anyone know when/where they'll be posted?

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby NoOneImportant » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:51 pm

That test was hot garbage. Here's hoping there were about 45 experimental test questions.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby RaceJudicata » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:07 pm

TransferDC wrote:Anyone know when/where they'll be posted?


I read 5 weeks, but idk if it's traditionally on time/early/late.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby goldenflash19 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:27 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:
TransferDC wrote:Anyone know when/where they'll be posted?


I read 5 weeks, but idk if it's traditionally on time/early/late.


I've read on TLS it's usually around 4 weeks. I also read it's not uncommon to feel like you fail it, but most people end up passing it with ease.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby zhenders » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:46 pm

I was personally surprised at how different it felt from the Barbri practice tests I took; I felt like the Barbri practice tests were downright easy comparatively. I think I probably passed given what I need, but it really wouldn't surprise me if I end up taking it again.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby RaceJudicata » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:55 pm

if a 3L needs to retake it would be right after bar (obviously, timing sucks), but that shouldn't make a big difference with getting admitted, right?

My state doesn't require mpre to apply for bar, just to get admitted. My last post on this subject. Being neurotic. Finally, beer in hand. Good luck y'all

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby dreamofNYC » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:56 pm

I practiced using the Themis MPRE outline, did the practice questions and practice exams, and felt *very* comfortable answering at least half of the questions. For the other half, I easily eliminated two questions, and feel somewhat confident about choosing between the final two choices. And at least a couple of the questions were *very* similar to the ones I had come across while reviewing the Themis practice materials.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby goldenflash19 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:53 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:if a 3L needs to retake it would be right after bar (obviously, timing sucks), but that shouldn't make a big difference with getting admitted, right?

My state doesn't require mpre to apply for bar, just to get admitted. My last post on this subject. Being neurotic. Finally, beer in hand. Good luck y'all


I know it makes no difference for CA, and I imagine it'd be the same elsewhere. You'd have your results back by September.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby rcharter1978 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:15 am

I took it last year, and it was almost word for word like the barbri practice exams.

I wonder if the examiners got wise and changed up the questions.

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Re: March 2017 MPRE

Postby happyhour1122 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:37 am

This was my 2nd mpre.
It was nothing like the first one. It was sooooooo difficult and some questions were really difficult to follow.
What's up with the general partnership question. Sigh




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