July 2013 bar exam results were published today, and 416 of 557 people sitting for the test passed, according to statistics posted by the Indiana Board of Law Examiners.
The 416 people who passed the exam represents a virtual carbon copy of the success rate of those who took the exam in July 2012. In both July exam years, 75 percent of all test-takers passed. Fifteen more people took the bar exam in July 2012 than did this year.
Of the 557 people who took the bar this July, 484 were first-time bar takers with an overall pass rate of 81 percent, down a percentage point from July 2012. This year, 73 people were repeat takers, a greater number than in 2012, but the pass rate for them remained the same as last year, 27 percent.
While the total number taking the bar in July decreased slightly from last year, the 557 people taking the July exam is the fourth-highest number in the past 10 years, according to statistics from the Board of Law Examiners.