How is the MPRE Roughly Scored?

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Re: How is the MPRE Roughly Scored?

Post by mvp99 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:39 pm

passed... well above the required score. studied hard 8-10 hours

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Re: How is the MPRE Roughly Scored?

Post by PropFan » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:26 pm

I have a somewhat unique perspective in this, given that I first took the MPRE in 1984 shortly after completing my Professional Responsibility class in law school. As I recall, I did not study particularly hard for the exam, and I certainly did not take a review class. Even so, I scored a 79, which met the jurisdiction's requirement of a 75. Fast-forward 31 years, wanting to be admitted to another jurisdiction via reciprocity. The bad news, though, is that I needed an MPRE score of at least an 85 for admission. So, I signed up for the Kaplan course and obsessively made use of every resource: video (twice!); outline (multiple times); bar notes (reviewed multiple times); and four practice exams, taking care to read the explanations of questions I missed, also reading explanations of questions I got right but had flagged as questionable. I suppose I spent about 25-30 hours studying. This time, I scored a 120. I'm not bragging about that. Rather, I think this just demonstrates that for the vast majority of us, we need to do more than minimal studying (like I did the first time), and you probably don't need to over-study (like I did the second time). Having said that, there is certainly no harm in over-studying, and you can be almost positive you will get the score you need.

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Re: How is the MPRE Roughly Scored?

Post by exdeanrod » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:39 pm

I.P. Daly wrote:
futurelawyer413 wrote:30-35 out of 60 to get the 85? or 30-35 out of 50?

also, via another TLS post, rumors are the barbri PR book has some verbatim repeats as the actual exam, confirm/deny anyone?
I got some more info from the BarBri course. I believe BarBri recommends scoring between 32-38 out of 60.

Here is the Nov. 2005 MPRE Scale:

Score/Percent Correct:

75-48%
77-50%
79-51%
80-52%
85-53%
86-54%

(Source: --LinkRemoved--)

So, in Nov. '05, it took a score of 32/60 to score an 85...

I don't think the MPRE is quite as easy as some folks suggest.
Is this still accurate?

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Re: How is the MPRE Roughly Scored?

Post by cavalier1138 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:58 pm

exdeanrod wrote:
I.P. Daly wrote:
futurelawyer413 wrote:30-35 out of 60 to get the 85? or 30-35 out of 50?

also, via another TLS post, rumors are the barbri PR book has some verbatim repeats as the actual exam, confirm/deny anyone?
I got some more info from the BarBri course. I believe BarBri recommends scoring between 32-38 out of 60.

Here is the Nov. 2005 MPRE Scale:

Score/Percent Correct:

75-48%
77-50%
79-51%
80-52%
85-53%
86-54%

(Source: --LinkRemoved--)

So, in Nov. '05, it took a score of 32/60 to score an 85...

I don't think the MPRE is quite as easy as some folks suggest.
Is this still accurate?
No. It wasn't accurate when it was posted, which was the point.

You generally want to shoot for at least 60% correct, which should be passing in any jurisdiction.

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