Last-Minute Information On The Online November Baby Bar
The State Bar California continues to conduct the California Bar Examination and the First-Year Law Students Examination (the “Baby Bar”) under special circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Baby Bar will next be offered to examinees on November 17, 2020. The test will be offered remotely
Applicants required to pass the First-Year Law Students’ Exam will not receive credit for any law study until the applicant passes the exam. Passage of this test must be achieved within the first three consecutive administrations after the applicant becomes eligible to take the exam. If the applicant passes subsequent to this occurring, credit will be received only for the first year of law study.
Because the California State Bar is administering the test remotely online, the following procedures and rules are in place for the exam:
- First, applicants must verify their identification by logging into the exam a least 15 minutes prior to the posted start time of 7:45 a.m.
- MORNING SESSION: the exam will be administered in four, one-hour sessions (one-hour per essay question). There will be a 15-minute break between each one-hour question session.
- Other than scheduled breaks for the morning session, applicants are not permitted to leave the view of their web camera unless they finish the session early and upload their answers.
- AFTERNOON SESSION: the exam will be split into two 90-minute sessions, each containing 50 multiple-choice questions. There will be a 15-minute break between the sessions.
- Other than the scheduled break for the afternoon session, applicants are not permitted to leave the view of their web camera unless they finish early and upload their answers.
Results from the November 2020 Baby Bar Exam are scheduled to be released electronically through the Applicant Portal to applicants on February 26, 2021.
It is crucial in the last week before the test to observe regular sleep patterns. It is a good idea to go to bed and get up at the same time you will go to bed and get up on test day. If you have not already, take a practice test under real test conditions to measure endurance. Lastly, make sure you get some relaxation to minimize the amount of stress that you are undoubtedly experiencing. Good luck!
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