Information regarding the grading process of the Massachusetts bar exam can be found here pdf format of scoring information
.   See Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs for more information.

Statistics

The names of those who passed the written portion of the July 2016 bar examination are posted on the Bar Exam Pass List .

A total of 1693 applicants sat for the July 2016 bar examination, 1200 (70.9%) passed.  There were 1408 first time takers, of whom 1124 (79.8%) passed the exam.  The statistics are as follows: 
 

Total Applicants 

Taking Exam ForNumber TakingNumber PassingPercentage Passing
First time 

1408

1124

79.8%

Second Time

117

34

29.1%

Third Time

76

25

32.9%

Fourth Time

30

12

 40%

Fifth Time or more 

62

5

8.1%

TOTAL ALL EXAMINEES 

1693

1198

70.9%

To view results and statistics by law school, visit July 2016 statistics  pdf format of July 2016 statistics

Examinees that have not passed the exam may request copies of the essay answers. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COPIES OF YOUR ESSAY ANSWERS

If a passing score on the exam was not achieved, you may request copies of your essay answers by mailing a written request, including your examination seat # as indicated in the results email delivered on October 14, 2016, to:

Board of Bar Examiners

Edward W. Brooke Courthouse

24 New Chardon Street - First Floor

Boston, MA  02114

Your request must be received by November 4, 2016 and must include a bank check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (not the Board of Bar Examiners) in the amount of $25.  Personal checks are NOT accepted.  All Essays will be delivered electronically to the email address of record with your bar application.

Copies of the MBE are unavailable.

Requests received after November 5, 2016 will not be fulfilled NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

REAPPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE

FEBRUARY 2017 BAR EXAMINATION

To obtain a reapplication for the February 2017 bar examination you may download the application at: Attorney Services admission by examination.

Applications for the February 2017 bar examination are available now and must be filed and received (not postmarked) by December 9, 2016 at: 

Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County

Clerk Maura S. Doyle

John Adams Courthouse

One Pemberton Square, Suite 1300

Boston, MA  02108.