New York Bar Exam Pass Rates

Overall New York Bar Exam Pass Rates

Over the 10 years of 2006-2015, the overall New York State Bar Exam Pass rates range between 56-69 percent in each year and 56-65 percent in nine of those years, and peaked in 2008 at 69 percent.

New York Bar Exam Pass Rates for First-Time Takers

Over the 10 years of 2006-2015, for first-time takers the New York bar exam pass rates range between 68-81 percent in each year and 68-77 percent in nine of those years, and peaked in 2008 at 81 percent.

New York Bar Exam Statewide Pass Percentage Chart

When one compares the above statistics to those of the following New York Bar Exam Statewide Pass Percentage chart, the later statistics range more broadly as viewed by each New York bar exam administered by the New York Board of Law Examiners within nine years.  The New York bar exam pass rate of first-time takers ranges from 56-91 percent.  The New York bar exam pass rate of repeat-takers ranges from 20-44 percent.  The New York Bar Exam pass rate of total takers ranges from 42-75 percent.

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Exam Date First Timer Repeat Takers Total
July 2015 70% 22% 61%
February 2015 56% 35% 43%
July 2014 74% 20% 65%
February 2014 62% 39% 47%
July 2013 78% 23% 69%
February 2013 64% 42% 50%
July 2012 76% 25% 68%
February 2012 59% 34% 44%
July 2011 79% 25% 69%
February 2011 63% 39% 48%
July 2010 78% 24% 70%
February 2010 67% 37% 50%
July 2009 80% 28% 72%
February 2009 60% 26% 42%
July 2008 91% 36% 75%
February 2008 76% 44% 50%
July 2007 87% 33% 71%
February 2007 74% 39% 44%

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