Time Management

Each section of the bar exam is allotted a specific time to complete.  For instance, in California, an applicant must finish three essays in three hours.  Some applicants wonder how they can possibly read the interrogatories and fact patterns, and then outline and write their answers or choose the best choice on a Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) question within the time allotted.

Applicants who worry about not finishing may rush to analyze fact patterns, or go directly to drafting the answers to performance tests or essays without outlining.  Finishing the bar exam is key to passing, but do not sacrifice careful reading or organizing to save time.

Realize that bar examiners pretest each bar exam section so that it can completed within the time allocated.  Bar examiners take the time necessary to read and outline into consideration when drafting the questions. 

Finish each section right on time, not earlier or later. 

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