Barbri MBE Simulation v. Real Thing

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Barbri MBE Simulation v. Real Thing

Postby barmagot » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:54 pm

For those that have taken the bar, was it easier than the Barbri MBE 200-Question test? Substantially? Noticeably?

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Re: Barbri MBE Simulation v. Real Thing

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:26 pm

I think the barbri questions are slightly more difficult but not because the questions are more clever than the ones you'll see on the MBE. The reason is because no bar prep company has to ensure the quality of the questions to the same extent as the NCBE does for the actual exam. So there will be questions on practice exams that arguably have more than one correct answer though the book's answer explanation will pretend as if only one answer is reasonable. On the MBE there will be one correct answer and 3 answers that are provably incorrect.

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Re: Barbri MBE Simulation v. Real Thing

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:27 pm

barmagot wrote:For those that have taken the bar, was it easier than the Barbri MBE 200-Question test? Substantially? Noticeably?


Here’s a previous discussion comparing barbri scores to actual scores.

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287719&p=10311281

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Re: Barbri MBE Simulation v. Real Thing

Postby ithrowds » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:28 pm

SilvermanBarPrep wrote:I think the barbri questions are slightly more difficult but not because the questions are more clever than the ones you'll see on the MBE. The reason is because no bar prep company has to ensure the quality of the questions to the same extent as the NCBE does for the actual exam. So there will be questions on practice exams that arguably have more than one correct answer though the book's answer explanation will pretend as if only one answer is reasonable. On the MBE there will be one correct answer and 3 answers that are provably incorrect.

Sean (Silverman Bar Exam Tutoring)


Would you say Themis is any different in this sense? Or would the same apply

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Re: Barbri MBE Simulation v. Real Thing

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:47 pm

ithrowds wrote:
SilvermanBarPrep wrote:I think the barbri questions are slightly more difficult but not because the questions are more clever than the ones you'll see on the MBE. The reason is because no bar prep company has to ensure the quality of the questions to the same extent as the NCBE does for the actual exam. So there will be questions on practice exams that arguably have more than one correct answer though the book's answer explanation will pretend as if only one answer is reasonable. On the MBE there will be one correct answer and 3 answers that are provably incorrect.

Sean (Silverman Bar Exam Tutoring)


Would you say Themis is any different in this sense? Or would the same apply


Very much the same.



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