Correction: The updated version of this story clarifies that more than 9.301 applicants completed the exam. A previous version said 8,723 applicants finished the test.
The pass rate on California’s October 2020 general bar exam—the first ever administered online—climbed to 60.7%, reflecting the state’s new lower passing, or cut, score of 1390. The success rate is the highest since July 2008, when applicants still needed a score of 1440 to pass.
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