ADMISSION TO THE TEST
Plan to arrive at the Pearson VUE testing center 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time; the exam is two hours long, and testing should take between 2 and 3 hours from the time you arrive. If you arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, you may be denied testing.
Identification (ID) Requirements for Admission to the Test
You must present two original, unexpired forms of identification (no photocopies, digital IDs, or expired IDs), with your first and last names matching those on your ID. Additional rules for each type of ID are listed below.
Your primary ID must be government-issued and include your first and last name, a recent recognizable photo, and your signature; passports must be printed in roman characters to be acceptable. Common forms of primary ID include an international travel passport, a US driver’s license, or a similar state identification card.
You will be allowed to test if your government-issued primary ID lacks a visible signature (or has an embedded signature) as long as the other primary and secondary ID requirements are met; however, if you do not present both an acceptable primary ID and an acceptable secondary ID, you may be prohibited from testing.
Storage of Personal Items and Permitted Comfort Aids
Cell phones, e-cigarettes, watches, larger jewelry, wallets, purses, food or beverages, firearms or other weapons, hats (and other nonreligious head coverings), bags, coats, jackets, eyeglass cases, notes, pens, or pencils are not permitted in the Pearson VUE testing room. The testing center is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced personal items.
TAKING THE TEST
There are no scheduled breaks during the two-hour MPRE; you must remain in your assigned seat until escorted out of the testing room by a TA. You agree to follow the TA instructions at all times if you have any problems or concerns.
The MPRE is a secure exam protected by copyright laws in the United States, and a candidate’s request for authorization to take the exam may be denied. The MPRE should only be taken for the purpose of admission, re-admission, or maintaining status as a member of the bar.
Undermining the examination process’s integrity and fairness is prohibited, and violating this rule could result in one or more of the following penalties: disclosing the substance or details of any test question to anyone via electronic means (including e-mail, blogs, and online social and professional networking sites).
Disruptions in Testing and Potential Compromises
When NCBE has reason to believe that test scores are invalid, it may offer affected candidates the option of retaking the exam for no additional fee or receiving a refund of their test fees. If NCBE offers a retest, the candidate must retake the entire exam in order to produce a valid score.
Cancellation of Scores by NCBE
Candidates are notified before the Council for National College for England and Wales Exams (NCBE) takes final action, and the notice includes information about the options available, including procedures for appealing the decision. The issue to be decided in any such appeal is whether NCBE acted reasonably and in good faith.
NCBE and Pearson VUE take steps to ensure that the MPRE registration, testing, scoring, and score reporting processes are handled correctly; in the unlikely event that an error or mistake occurs, NCBE will correct the error or allow the affected candidate to retest for free or receive a refund.
Formal Written Complaints
Complaints about Pearson VUE testing conditions or procedures must be submitted in writing to NCBE. Attention: MPRE Complaint302 S. Bedford St. Madison, WI 53703-3622.
NCBE may also send you a post-exam survey, which will be used to track and improve testing conditions and procedures for future MPRE administrations. Survey responses will not affect your test score, and you will not be affected by them.
What can you bring to the MPRE?
What am I allowed to bring into the MPRE testing facility?
- ID that has been expired for more than 90 days, photocopied ID, employee ID (including government employees), or student ID
How many hours should you study for MPRE?
Navigate your MPRE Review Personal Study Plan to work through the modules that cover the full scope of MPRE topics; we recommend at least 20 hours of study u2013 return to the online materials as often as you like to reinforce the rules of professional responsibility, the code of judicial conduct, and the law of lawyering.
What is the best way to study for the MPRE?
In just one week, you can study for the MPRE.
- Start by focusing on the rules
- many students waste time studying for the MPRE by attempting to answer hundreds of practice questions.
- Next, practice questions! We recommend that you use real MPRE questions when you practice.
How many weeks should I study for the MPRE?
Begin your MPRE preparation at least two weeks before the exam (ideally three to four weeks before the exam so you don’t have to cram!)
What happens if you don’t pass the MPRE?
There are, of course, potential negative consequences of failing the MPRE, such as increased anxiety when studying for the bar exam, and the fact that some jurisdictions only allow you to take the bar exam a certain number of times without a passing MPRE score.
Can you bring notes to bar exam?
Scratch paper is not permitted during the MBE portion of the exam, and applicants must not write on their admittance tickets; if writing is discovered on your admittance ticket, the ticket will be confiscated, and you will be issued a Chapter 6 Notice.
Can you pass MPRE without studying?
If you don’t mind failing the MPRE, you can take it once without studying for it if you don’t want to devote time to the material; there are no serious consequences to failing the MPRE if you take it early enough that it won’t prevent you from taking the bar exam.
How hard is it to pass the MPRE?
Most students will do fine on the MPRE if they take the time to learn the Rules and Code and practice problems. The MPRE is not impossible, but it is a difficult exam, and we should all work together to dispel the myth that it is u201ceasy.u201d
How many times can you fail the MPRE?
The answer is simple: you can fail it as many times as you want and still take the MPRE! There is currently no limit on how many times you can take the MPRE, so you can take it once or ten times or more. Another point to consider: nobody will know if you fail unless you tell them!
Is the MPRE harder than the bar exam?
The MPRE is a difficult test, and the questions are arguably even more difficult than the bar exam, because it is difficult to test ethics in a multiple-choice format, and students struggle with both the style and substance of the questions. While the bar exam covers more material, it is administered in a more intuitive manner.
Does BarBri use real MPRE questions?
Some people swear by Kaplan MPRE questions, while others swear by Barbri MPRE questions; however, the best practice questions for both assisting and indicating a student’s ability to pass the MPRE are actual released MPRE questions.
What is a passing MPRE score?
As you can see, the average MPRE score is around 93-94, with the highest passing MPRE score of 86 (required by Utah and California) and the lowest being 75 (still the passing score in several jurisdictions).
What is the average MPRE score?
The average score is 93-94 (depending on when you take the exam), and a score of 130 or higher (in the top 5th percentile or higher) is considered excellent.
Is the MPRE graded on a curve?
Assume every MPRE question you answer correctly is worth three points, round up, and then add one more correct answer just to be safe.