The MBE counts for 45% of the score. The essays and
MPT count for 55% of the score.
A successful candidate for admission to
the Pennsylvania bar must attain a scaled score of 272 on the
combined scores of the Performance Test, the essay examination
and the MBE.
The six answers to the essay examination,
and the Performance Test (valued at 1.5 times an essay
question) will be graded, totaled and scaled from 1 to 200
points. The combined essay and Performance scores will
be weighted at 55%, and the MBE score will be weighted at 45%
of the MBE scaled score. The scaled scores will then be
combined to determine whether a scaled score of 272 or has