The pass rate on California’s July 2021 bar exam dipped to 53%, even as the state bar “adjusted” the scores of thousands of test-takers who experienced some of the widespread technical problems with the online test.

In a two-page memo released with exam statistics Friday night, state bar officials said they identified 2,429 applicants who were negatively impacted by things such as laptop screens going dark during the exam. Some of those problems were resolved by rebooting the computer. In other cases, test-takers had to download exam questions again. Still others were unable to finish the exam.