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One-Timers Bar Exam Calculator

ARE YOU WAITING FOR RESULTS AND WONDERING WHAT YOUR FINAL SCORE WILL BE AND WHETHER YOU WILL PASS THE CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM?

Based on your assessment of how you did, this calculator will gauge an approximate score from your bar exam and determine whether you pass. Remember, this is not completely accurate as the State Bar will not release the actual formula until after results are officially announced. So give it a try and best of luck.

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Congratulations you are an attorney. You should be very proud of your hard work and dedication. Thank you for letting One-Timers be part of your success.
The written portion of your bar exam has been automatically sent to re-read to ensure the accuracy of your results. If you pass, you will never have known that your essays were submitted for reexamination. If you do not pass, the committee will relate to you your original score and your reevaulated score. Your final score will be the average of the two.
Sorry, the score entered does not pass the California Bar Exam.
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Note:

  • To more accurately predict your essay scores, please read One-Timers Model Answers.
  • For a more accurate determination of your MBE raw score take the average score of your last two MBE timed exams given to you by One-Timers and make that the raw number. It should be a pretty fair indicator of how you scored on the actual MBE.
  • Passing scores for the essays and PTs are approximately 65.

HELPFUL HINTS ON USING ONE-TIMERS BAR EXAM CALCULATOR

Essay and Performance Test Scores

A high percentage of the written answers receive a score of 55 or 60. Statistically, an applicant has about a 5% chance of obtaining a score of 75 or above.

MBE Scores – Raw vs. Scaled

The average passing MBE score in California is approximately 128 raw, which equals a scaled score of 144. Since California uses a thousand point scale, add a zero to your scaled MBE score. Hence, a scaled score of 128.3 is really a 1283 and a 144 is a 1440.

Scaling Information / Accuracy

The committee of bar examiners utilizes a grading procedure designed to ensure the level of difficulty remains “unchanged” from one administration of the exam to another. As such, California can only publish its scaling method after the results are released. Thus, there is no way for the calculator to be 100% accurate.

Attorney Applicants

If you sat for the attorney’s examination, enter a raw score of 128 in the MBE section of the calculator.

SCORING FOR THE WRITTEN PORTION OF THE BAR EXAM

Guideline of the Grades You May Receive

40 – While this score is possible, it is extremely unlikely. This score is only given if the student barely wrote anything.

45 – Extremely poor answer, almost missed what subject the examiners were testing. The student did not demonstrate an understanding of the essay or the subject matter. It is also pretty tough to get this score.

50 – Very poor.

55 – Needs much improvement, but hit some issues.

60 – Not quite passing, but not too bad. Some improvement is needed.

65 – The student demonstrated a sufficient understanding of the essay and discussed the facts and the law well enough to pass. A passing answer.

70 – Very good answer. Well organized and nicely discussed.

75 – Close to flawless. The answer contained creative arguments, hit the main issues hard, and discussed everything very well.

80 – While reading it the grader was in awe, it was that good.

100 – The top 2 answers selected to be on the California State Bar’s website.