✔ FREE MBE Prep Test: Get Ready for Your Multistate Bar Exam 2017
The Multistate Bar Examination, which is prepared and administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, covers material relating to seven legal practice areas. They are Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property and Torts. The following practice exam incorporates many of those subjects into the hypothetical problem-solving, multiple choice questions. However, all seven practice areas may not be covered in each of the six 50-question examinations that you may take. Most of the 50 questions are based on a hypothetical fact problem that raises a legal conflict between disputing sides that must be resolved through the legal process. You are learning to resolve such fact-based disputes by using proficient legal reasoning and selecting the most likely answer of the four alternatives. You may select the answer that you believe to be the best answer, given the facts, the law and the surrounding circumstances. There is only one best answer and each question has only one acceptable answer.
In the six mixed subject matter examinations, you are honing your legal problem-solving skills by applying applicable law to the factual dispute. This is what attorneys do every day in their practices: they try to resolve factual conflicts by asserting their choice and interpretation of the law to the given facts on behalf of the client’s position. Each hypothetical is written to get your mind working in the ways of legal reasoning. The actual MBE has 200 hypothetical multiple choice questions. It will be timed and the BPH examinations are not. In addition, this examination provides extra learning features designed to keep you thinking in the right directions and to improving your understanding of basic legal principles. BPH wants you to be familiar with the potential MBE questions and examination material, but first things must come first. Modern science and psychology tell us that you will not perform well unless you are well-rested and free from distracting or fearful thoughts. We use teaching methodologies to get your question-answering abilities loosened up, reinforced with self-confidence and in full operational order. We do not ply you with pressure to perform. Thus, we provide a hint in each question that attempts to gently guide you toward the answer. This is to help you feel comfortable with the material and get a feeling of mastery over it. The sense of frustration associated with an extremely difficult test can backfire and actually stunt the learning process. Right now, we want you to be as relaxed and loose as you can be in approaching the material. With a well-rested, flexible and fun-oriented mental set, you will find your chances for success increasing exponentially! If you get a wrong answer, in most cases there is pertinent statutory and/or case law authority in the “explanation” section, which will assist you in understanding the answer more deeply. You may pursue that legal authority (if you wish to go that ‘extra’ step to fully understand the answer) and examine how the courts applied the law to the facts. The case facts or reasoning will not always follow your hypothetical problem precisely, but they will be close enough, and the reading and reasoning exercise is always a powerful way to prepare for the bar exam! So again, relax, let your guard down, and approach these exercises knowing that you have at your disposal powerful learning and practice tools that are improving greatly your chances for success!
Official MBE Test Fact Sheet
|Number of questions:||200|
|Answer correctly to pass:||120|