Many of the test takers who sat for New York’s first ever online bar exam in October got an early holiday gift Wednesday in the form of news that they passed the all-important attorney licensing exam.

The overall pass rate for the controversial exam was 84%—up dramatically from New York’s July 2019 exam, which had an overall pass rate of 65%. In total, 4,319 people passed the exam, out of the 5,150 who took it.

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