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Effective with the February 2017 CA Bar Exam, there will be changes to the Real Property scope of coverage for the MBE. New topics will include conflicts of law; property owners’ associations and common interest ownership communities; drafting, review, and negotiation of closing documents; and persons authorized to execute real estate documents.
On August 31, 2016, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) posted a notification that as of the February, 2017 bar exam, the manner in which the MBE portion of the test is scored will be changed. The MBE test consists of 200 total questions (items). Of that 200 total, 175 of the questions (items) will be scored. Of the 175 scored questions (items), there will be 25 questions (items) for each of the seven testable subjects. The remaining 25 items will be regarded as “pretest questions.” These 25 questions (items) will not be scored.