Bloomberg Law
Dec. 16, 2020, 4:41 PMUpdated: Dec. 16, 2020, 6:18 PM

N.Y. Bar Exam Pass Rate Soars in State’s First Online Test (1)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The New York bar exam passage rate shot up in the state’s first-ever online version of the test.

A total of 84% of test takers passed the October exam, up from 65% for the in-person test in July, according to a state agency. The overall number of test takers in New York was down by about 50% from the more than 10,000 who sat for the exam in July.

The latest results, and the October test, came amid chaos posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The pass rate for first-time takers, who were the vast majority of October examinees, was ...

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