July 2018 Average MBE Scores Decrease

National Conference of Bar Examiners:

45,274 examinees sat for the Multistate Bar Examination in July 2018. This represents 2.9% fewer examinees than those who sat for the July 2017 exam, and is the smallest group of examinees to take the July MBE since 2001.

The national average MBE score for July 2018 was 139.5, a decrease of about 2.2 points from the July 2017 average.

Jurisdictions are currently in the process of grading the written components of the bar exam; once this process is completed, bar exam scores will be calculated and passing decisions reported by jurisdictions.