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Here’s a little chart to make things easier to read. The number of test takers is in blue. The passing percentage is in green.
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A few things to note:
In the last decade, the percentage of people taking the summer bar exam has increased by 12% and continues to go up.
Judging by the peaks and troughs of the summer passing numbers, with more people passing in the last 3 years the Bar Examiners are apt to make the test even harder.
Note: the reason the winter passage rate is so low is likely because there are repeat test takers from the summer who still haven’t cracked the test.