By Mike Sims, BARBRI President
The short answer is that you’ll have access to over 2,000 MBE practice questions throughout your BARBRI Bar Review course. Working practice questions is very important. Now add a big asterisk because, as with many things, it’s not just the quantity that matters. The methodology and approach is critical to your MBE success.
The specific questions you answer, the order in which you answer them and the way you approach each question is so important that we have another entire blog dedicated to this topic if you’d like to geek out.
When it comes to real released MBE questions, BARBRI has released questions – but we don’t recommend that you focus on them.
Since only about 80 questions per subject have been released in the past 10 years, they don’t provide a good representation of the questions that are most likely to actually appear on a future exam.
Also, questions that have been released by the examiners will not appear in any future MBE. That’s why they were released.
If you ever see offers to work “thousands” of real, released MBE questions, we advise you not to waste your precious time or money.
Those questions are no longer used on the exam, are not representative of what is actually tested on a future exam and are likely very old. Focusing primarily on “real” released MBE questions is one way some bar preppers misuse limited study time.
BARBRI is the only course that has helped students pass the MBE since its inception in 1972, and we’ve learned that, even though a topic CAN be tested, it doesn’t mean that it is likely to actually be tested. Some topics are tested all of the time and others not as often.
BARBRI’s MBE success learning path, which is driven by an engine we call ISAAC, and built into assignments presented in your Personal Study Plan (PSP), accelerates your learning by incrementally building your knowledge and skills and maximizes your study time by focusing questions on areas of the law that you’ll most likely see on the exam. The MBE practice questions that you’ll work in BARBRI Bar Review have been developed by BARBRI subject matter experts and have been approved by experts in those subjects.
BARBRI’s MBE success learning path, combined with knowing where you are on the bar exam curve before you sit the actual MBE exam, are core to helping you study smarter, not harder and are just a couple of the reasons BARBRI continues to be the #1, most successful bar review course.