Oklahoma to Administer NextGen Bar Exam Starting in July 2027

Media contact: NCBE: communications@ncbex.org  Media resources: https://www.ncbex.org/media-resources  MADISON, WISCONSIN, June 12, 2024—The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued an order establishing that it will administer the NextGen bar exam beginning in July 2027; 20 jurisdictions in total have now announced plans to adopt the new exam. The new exam is being developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), which […]

NCBE Publishes Results of NextGen Pilot Test Research

Media contact: NCBE: communications@ncbex.org  MADISON, WISCONSIN, June 3, 2024—The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has published its first analysis of NextGen bar exam performance data, focused on the pilot testing phase, one of three stages of implementation research being conducted in preparation for the launch of the NextGen bar exam. Insights gained through pilot testing have already […]

Illinois to Administer NextGen Bar Exam in 2028

NCBE Issues Additional Guidance on Family Law and Trusts and Estates Media contact: NCBE: communications@ncbex.org  MADISON, WISCONSIN, May 29, 2024—Illinois has announced that it will administer the NextGen bar exam beginning in 2028; 19 jurisdictions in total have now announced plans to adopt the new exam. Illinois has not yet finalized whether its first administration will be in February or July of […]

NCBE Releases National Mean for March 2024 MPRE

MADISON, WISCONSIN, April 29, 2024—The national mean scaled score for the March 2024 MPRE was 97.1, 2.2 points higher than the March 2023 mean of 94.9. The March 2024 mean reflects the performance of 21,029 examinees, 845 more than the March 2023 examinee count of 20,184. The MPRE is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination administered […]

Tennessee to Administer NextGen Bar Exam in July 2027

Media contact: NCBE: communications@ncbex.org  MADISON, WISCONSIN, April 22, 2024—Tennessee has announced that it will administer the NextGen bar exam beginning in July 2027, bringing the total number of jurisdictions that have announced their intent to adopt the new exam to eighteen.  “Adopting the NextGen bar exam will enable Tennessee to continue offering a reliable licensing exam, which will ensure competency and continue […]

NCBE Announces National Mean for February 2024 MBE

MADISON, WISCONSIN, April 2, 2024— The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) announced today that the national mean scaled score for the February 2024 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) was 131.8, an increase of more than 0.6 points compared to the February 2023 mean of 131.1. The MBE, one of three sections that make up the […]