Congratulations on passing the J19 TX bar exam! Based on your scaled MBE score of 140.7, your estimated raw MBE score was about 115/175 correct (based on the last time an MBE scale was released in 2013). This means you answered about 65.7% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 45.9% percentile for the MBE. This means that 54.1% of Jul examinees nationwide did better than you on the MBE based on your scaled MBE score of 140.7 (based on national data for the past 7 years).Anonymous User wrote:Hey Joe,
Curious what feedback you have here - been reading this post for a long time, feels good to post finally!
Texas Bar Exam - July, 2019
Final Score: 707
(Minimum passing Final Score: 675)
MBE Scaled Score: 140.7
I attempted to convert your Written and Total Scores to the UBE Scale. I estimate your Total UBE Score would have been 283. Based on a total score of 283, your written score was 142.1, which would have placed you in the 49.2% percentile among examinees nationwide (meaning that 50.8% of examinees nationwide would have scored better than you on the MEE/MPT). This means you would likely pass the exam in most UBE states. Although NCBE does not release percentiles for total UBE scores, based on the MBE and written percentiles, this would place you in the 47.6% percentile among examinees nationwide based on your total score of 283 (meaning that 52.5% of examinees nationwide scored better than you on the UBE). Please keep in mind this is just an estimate and may be incorrect.
FYI, in Texas over the past 24 years, the February ABA First-Timers Pass Rate is 75.4% while the July ABA First-Timers Pass Rate is 83%. The February ABA Repeaters Pass Rate is 49.3% while the July ABA Repeaters Pass Rate is 42.2%. In contrast, nationally over the past 24 years, the February ABA First-Timers Pass Rate is 72.7% while the July ABA First-Timers Pass Rate is 81%. The February ABA Repeaters Pass Rate is 44.7% while the July ABA Repeaters Pass Rate is 31.1%.