The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) announced Friday that the national mean scaled score for the February 2023 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) was 131.1, a decrease of 1.5 points compared to the February 2022 mean of 132.6.

The February 2022 MBE national mean scaled score had also dipped from the previous year as 2021’s score was 134—showing a total 2.9-point decline in the past two years.