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Affordable MBE Prep options

Post by barrister2020 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:15 pm

My jurisdiction has not cancelled the July test yet so keeping my fingers crossed. Getting nervous about the MBE prep. I am looking for affordable prep options. So far, I found a 1000 question package in ebay, not sure what the quality will be but very cheap for 1000 questions. I can’t afford the big ones like barbri, themis etc.
I am looking for tons of questions to practice with good answer explanations. Based on what I have seen in this forum Adaptibar seems to be a good choice and I have also seen people recommend Emmanuel.
Any other good options available?


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Re: Affordable MBE Prep options

Post by sonia1234 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:46 pm

Hey ive heard that bestmultis is good also. But I am trying to gather more information. Let me know what you take.

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Re: Affordable MBE Prep options

Post by SilvermanBarPrep » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:48 pm

I find the combination of Strategies and Tactics for the MBE (7th edition) and Adaptibar to be an excellent one. There will be overlap in the questions since they pull from the same source but even that can be helpful as a reinforcement of the material.

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Re: Affordable MBE Prep options

Post by Neve » Fri May 15, 2020 11:28 pm

My running list of MBE supplements:

1) Emanuel's Strategies and Tactics for the MBE - available on Amazon. Fairly cheap book. Has good tips on approaching the MBE and contains lots of practice questions.

2) Adaptibar ( - I didn't use this, but wish I had since it has received raving reviews. The only con to Adaptibar is the price.

3) Barmax MBE Questions ( - supposedly "comparable" to Adaptibar). At only $249, it's a good price, but Adaptibar has tracking tools to individualize your MBE study and show your progress in a method that Barmax can't. But Barmax seems to be more economical than Adaptibar. You also need an iOS device to use it.

4) OPE from the MBE site to practice the most recent test questions: OPE it isn't the cheapest option, but these are real, recent MBE questions and not the souped up Barbri ones. Barbri questions are not representative of the modern MBE. I hear Barmax has all these OPEs included.

5) Critical Pass ( referral link contains a discount code for $$ off) - Great flashcards for the MBE! You can't apply the law to an MBE question, if you don't know the law. I used Critical Pass for my bar study along with the CMR from Barbri and their simulated questions (although the Barbri questions are very different than actual MBE questions). I also used Emanuel's S&T during my study period, but not as much as I should have since it's a great resource.


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Re: Affordable MBE Prep options

Post by EssDee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:59 pm

I'm surprised UWorld ( hasn't been mentioned since it's been mentioned quite a bit on Reddit. It has real MBE questions and costs $299 for 1650 questions. It has some of the same analytics as Adaptibar, but I think their explanations are way better and I like looking at the images (keeps things interesting as the bar exam keeps getting pushed back). If you don't want to spend money on critical pass flashcards, you can make your own on UWorld's platform at no extra cost. Good luck studying!

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