Barbri Simulated MBE

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Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby S0M21L » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:45 pm

Good Evening!

I just completed Barbri's Simulated MBE, the July 2016/February 2017 edition.

If anyone would be willing to share their Barbri Simulated MBE score and their actual MBE score, this would greatly help me correlate the relationship (if any) between these exams.

Thank you so much for considering it. I'm happy this board and resource exists! :D

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby cnk1220 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:47 pm

S0M21L wrote:Good Evening!

I just completed Barbri's Simulated MBE, the July 2016/February 2017 edition.

If anyone would be willing to share their Barbri Simulated MBE score and their actual MBE score, this would greatly help me correlate the relationship (if any) between these exams.

Thank you so much for considering it. I'm happy this board and resource exists! :D



My simulated was 133 raw
Actual mbe 150
Hope this helps!

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby Pass302 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:50 pm

S0M21L wrote:Good Evening!

I just completed Barbri's Simulated MBE, the July 2016/February 2017 edition.

If anyone would be willing to share their Barbri Simulated MBE score and their actual MBE score, this would greatly help me correlate the relationship (if any) between these exams.

Thank you so much for considering it. I'm happy this board and resource exists! :D


Simulated MBE: 128
Actual MBE: 147

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby Leprechaun » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:01 pm

Simulated MBE 125 raw

Real MBE. 156.2 scaled

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby banana$$stand » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm

81 raw simulated

141 scaled real mbe

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby maztastic247 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:41 pm

First time.

Simulated: 117
Real: 132

Second time.

Simulated: 142
Real: 148

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby Southpaw89 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:04 pm

Dang, so the Barbri simulated MBE isn't a very good indicator, huh?

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby maztastic247 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:44 pm

Southpaw89 wrote:Dang, so the Barbri simulated MBE isn't a very good indicator, huh?



That isn't necessarily true for various reasons:

1. The simulated exam it is about 1/2 way through the study period so it should be expected that more knowledge would be acquired in the remaining month.

2. The simulated exam gives a raw score where the actual MBE is curved, not to mention the 25 "test" questions on the MBE that aren't graded

3. The simulated exam also had "harder" questions in totality than the actual MBE.

They tell you you should expect about a 16-20 point increase on average on the actual exam (if memory serves).

Good luck to everyone taking the exam next month!

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby TheWalrus » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:48 pm

Leprechaun wrote:Simulated MBE 125 raw

Real MBE. 156.2 scaled


Impressive. How much mbe studying did you do after the simulated mbre?

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby Leprechaun » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:23 am

TheWalrus wrote:
Leprechaun wrote:Simulated MBE 125 raw

Real MBE. 156.2 scaled


Impressive. How much mbe studying did you do after the simulated mbre?


I just stuck to the Barbri schedule of lectures and problem sets as far as MBE goes. Didn't do any outside MBE questions. I don't remember the breakdown of questions pre/post simulated MBE but I worked a little over 1100 Barbri questions total. When I say "worked", I didn't simply answer them and move on. I took time after question sets to review all four answer choices regardless of whether I got the question right or wrong. (We all know that sometimes we get lucky and guess the right answer even if we don't know the right reasons, so if you only review the questions you get wrong you will be cheating yourself.)

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby grixxlybear99 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:20 am

Isn't there a whole thread on this?

120 barbri
156 real

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby dowhatyoucan » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:34 pm

Is anyone interested in meeting in Queens that is using Barbri to go over topics and questions? Please send me a message if you're interested.

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby lawiswhack » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:32 am

how many of you are doing / did this in a class versus just alone at home?

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby Suprman37 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:09 am

If this link works, it's a collection of Simulated MBE and Actual Scaled MBE from 2015 and 2016.

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby Tiredbuthappyitsover » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:29 am

First time:

Simulated (BARBRI): 103
Actual: 126

Second time:

Simulated (NCBE QUESTIONS): 138
Actual: 141

If anyone wants an Adaptibar discount code to access real released questions from the NCBE, let me know! I would need your email address. I've got a discount code for Critical Pass flashcards too.

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby No_name » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:36 pm

Simulated MBE: 103
Actual MBE: 152

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby SowhatsNU » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:00 pm

No_name wrote:Simulated MBE: 103
Actual MBE: 152


um...how?

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby jphiggo » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:34 pm

SowhatsNU wrote:
No_name wrote:Simulated MBE: 103
Actual MBE: 152


um...how?


He/she practiced, yo. There's still a lot of time left.

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby sk1130 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:36 pm

Got a 119 on the simulated MBE....feeling very defeated :cry:

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby Futuregohan14 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:46 pm

sk1130 wrote:Got a 119 on the simulated MBE....feeling very defeated :cry:


The average score on the simulated MBE last year was 113. You're effectively tracking above the mean in preparation for an exam in which the bar for passing is actually well below that (read: you can score south of the 50th percentile and pass comfortably - well over half of test-takers pass the exam).
I don't think you should be crying.

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby TheWalrus » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:56 pm

sk1130 wrote:Got a 119 on the simulated MBE....feeling very defeated :cry:


I got a 118. You're fine. Just keep studying.

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby Pass302 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:09 pm

sk1130 wrote:Got a 119 on the simulated MBE....feeling very defeated :cry:


That's not bad actually! Thats the range you want to be in at this point. I had a 128 and passed with a 147, so just keep practicing and review those answers.

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby sam91 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:13 pm

Worth it to watch the videos of analysis this weekend, or will working with the explanatory answers suffice?

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby Southpaw89 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:56 pm

Got a 124. Is that good? Hopefully the actual MBE is a lot better.

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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE

Postby 2L2Stronk » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:14 pm

149/200. Missed half of the constitutional law and evidence questions. Christ.




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