The MBE is a 200 question multiple choice examination spanning seven subjects: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.
In the past, built into every exam were 10 “test” questions, which were not scored during grading and did not contribute to an examinee’s raw score, even if these questions were answered correctly. This also meant that 190 questions were scored, with roughly 27 questions from each topic contributing to an examinee’s raw score.
As of February 2017, the NCBE increased the number of unscored questions from 10 to 25. This now means, there will only be 175 questions from the exam which count towards an examinee’s raw score, exactly 25 questions per each of the seven topics.