Cal Bar Clarifies – paper materials for February 2022
The Cal Bar published FAQ’s today, 10/7. The matter is settled: paper materials for essays, PTs, and MBE for February 2022:
- Does returning to an in-person exam mean the administration of the exam will return to “normal” – paper exam materials (question booklets and scratch paper), multiple questions administered per session, access to water, and ability to use the restroom during exam sessions?
Yes. The administration of the exam will be the same as it was prior to the remote exam administrations. Essays 1–3 will be administered together without breaks during the morning session of Day 1; then, after a lunch break, applicants will return for Essays 4, 5, and the Performance Test, which will be administered together without breaks during the afternoon session of Day 1. The morning session of Day 2 will be comprised of the first 100 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) questions, after which there will be a lunch break. The last 100 MBE questions will be given during the afternoon session of Day 2. Please see the full schedule here.
Applicants will receive the questions in a paper booklet and will be given scratch paper to use if they need.
Applicants will be allowed access to water during the exam.
Applicants may leave to use the restroom, but the clock will run continuously.