For those of you not already familiar with the Uniform Bar Examination, as explained on the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ (NCBE) website, the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is a uniformly administered, graded, and scored exam composed of the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) tasks, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). The test is administered over two days, with the MEE and MPT given on the first day (which is always a Tuesday) and the MBE given on the second day (which is always a Wednesday). While the NCBE scores the MBE component of the UBE, jurisdictions that have adopted the UBE grade the MEE and MPT components themselves. The scores are weighed as follows: the MBE is 50%, the MEE is 30%, and the MPT is 20% of your total UBE score.
If you’re wondering how you are graded on each section and what UBE graders want to see when grading your exam, here are some things to remember with respect to each of the test’s sections: [Read more…] about What Are UBE Exam Graders Really Looking For?