New York July 2017 UBE Bar Exam Score Calculator

NOTE: An improved version of this calculator is here. The improved version allows you to choose from multiple exams to allow you to see the different scales between exams.

The following calculator will accurately estimate a Total Score for the July 2017 New York UBE bar exam administration based on the scores you enter. There is no need to enter your Written Score - the calculator will calculate it for you. You can use this calculator to test various scoring scenarios (as one F18 examinee told me: "I probably spent 1/10 of my bar prep time on your site attempting to predict my score"). The default scores in the calculator are the average scores sent to me by failing examinees so far. For the MEE and MPT, you would have earned a score of about 22 if you wrote nothing, a score of 47 if you wrote an exactly passing essay/MPT, and a score of 80-85 if your essay/MPT was one of the NYBOLE released above average answer exemplars. The Graphical Score breakdown will tell you whether you were above or below passing for each component of the exam (MBE 50%, MEE 30% and MPT 20%). Once I receive enough scores from examinees, I will update the calculator with raw-scaled conversions. In the meantime, you can estimate your raw MBE score by using my MBE Raw-Scaled Calculator (you have to play around with it by entering various raw scores). Although this calculator is for the NY UBE, if you took the UBE in another state and send me your scores, I can make a calculator for that state.

To anyone that failed the UBE exam (July 2017 or earlier), if you send me your scores, I will send you a free 12 page score analysis report. Since 2008, I have provided this free analysis to 4,000+ failing examinees. The analysis report will tell you exactly where you did well verus where you did poorly based on the MBE+MEE subjects tested along with the 2 MPTs. The score analysis will also tell you your % correct on the MBE subjects. With this information, you can correlate your exam MBE scores to your practice MBE scores (e.g. if you were getting 70% correct on Civil Procedure questions in practice but 56% correct on the exam, you should find a better source of Civil Procedure MBE practice questions). As one examinee put it: “I have never had such a comprehensive analysis of my results. Even when I took the first bar review course and paid for a one on one tutor, everything pales compared to you.” If you complete my Retaker Advice form, I will also give you my advice. If you ordered your MEE/MPT answers, I can provide you with a 43 page MEE/MPT analysis report (click for sample). The report will tell you a lot of useful things such as how your essays/MPTs deviated from others and if you missed out on issue-spotting buzzwords/etc. For more information on either of these reports, click here. The more information you give me, the better advice I can give you about what to do on your next attempt. I have looked at many failing examinee scores and tracked their outcomes so I can probably give you some useful advice. All information submitted will be treated confidentially. Any questions you may have about the Subscription Site are answered here.

NOTE: If you are taking the upcoming UBE exam, I recently created the Seperac UBE Score Estimator which will estimate your UBE bar exam score based on the demographic and grade information you enter.


  July 2017 New York UBE Bar Exam  
  ESSAY 1       0.05    
  ESSAY 2       0.05    
  ESSAY 3       0.05    
  ESSAY 4       0.05    
  ESSAY 5       0.05    
  ESSAY 6       0.05    
  MPT 1       0.1    
  MPT 2       0.1    
  MBE SCORE       0.5    
  WRITTEN SCORE          
  TOTAL SCORE                



According to NYBOLE, the scaled score for each of the six MEE questions and two MPT questions are arrived at by converting the raw score for each question to a scale that generally ranges from approximately 20 to 80, with 50 as the mean. The candidate's MEE scores are totaled and divided by six, the MPT scores are totaled and divided by two and the resultant scores are added together to arrive at the average scale score for the written section. In computing the average scale score the MEE is weighted 60% and the MPT is weighted 40%. That average is then converted to a score distribution that is comparable to that of the MBE. The resulting figure is the candidate's total written score. A candidate's final examination score is determined by combining the written and MBE scores. The MBE scale is based on 190 graded questions. A combined score of at least 266 on a 400 point scale is required to pass the New York bar examination (66.5%). The MEE and MPT answers of each candidate who received a total score of 262 to 265 following the initial grading of all examinations are automatically reread and regraded by graders other than the initial graders prior to the release of final results in accordance with the Board's regrading policy set forth in Board Rule 6000.11. The candidate's scores were then recomputed to arrive at a final score examination score. THERE IS NO APPEAL OR FURTHER REVIEW OF THIS FINAL SCORE.


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