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Exam Writing Skills = 50% Of Your Bar Exam Score

Writing skills, timing, and strategy will become even more crucial on the July, 2017 Bar Exam. On day 1, bar candidates will have 3 hours to write 3 essay exams in the morning session. However, the true challenge will present itself in the afternoon session when bar candidates will have 3.5 hours to write 2 essay exams followed by a 90-minute Performance exam. If bar candidates go over time on the essay exams, they will not have sufficient time to complete the Performance exam that will follow. 

Description And Grading Of The CA Bar Exam Beginning July, 2017

As of July, 2017, the CA Bar Exam will go from what is currently a 3-day test to a 2-day test. There will be 3 parts: 5 essay questions, 200 MBE questions, and one 90-minute Performance exam. On Tuesday morning, applicants will have 3 hours to answer 3 essay questions. During the afternoon session, applicants will have 3.5 hours to answer 2 essay questions and one Performance Exam. On Wednesday, applicants will have 3 hours in the morning to answer 100 MBE questions, and 3 hours in the afternoon to answer 100 more MBE questions.