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NCBE Statement on How Questions Are Written for the Bar Exam

NCBE has released the following statement regarding the timeline by which new US Supreme Court decisions might be reflected on the bar exam: NCBE-developed MBE, MPT, and MEE questions typically are drafted, revised, and finalized over an approximately three-year period, including pre-testing of MBE items on a live exam prior to administration as scored items. For more information, see:

NCBE has added a FAQ to our website that we hope will be helpful: NCBE Statement on SCOTUS Decisions and the Bar Exam - NCBE (



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