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In a publication from Dec 29, 2022, the authors evaluated the performance of GPT-3.5 on the multiple choice part of the exam. While GPT is not yet passing that part of the exam, it significantly exceeded the baseline random chance rate
of 25% and reached the average human passing rate for the categories Evidence and Torts.
On average, GPT is performing about 17% worse than human test-takers across all categories.
Similar to this publication is the report that ChatGPT was able to pass the Wharton Master of Business Applications (MBA) exam.
On March 15, 2023, a paper was published that stated that GPT-4 significantly outperforms both human test-takers and prior models, demonstrating a 26% increase over GPT-3.5 and beating humans in five of seven subject areas.