TOPNOTCHERS: 2022 Philippine Bar Exam Results

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The Philippine Bar Exam

The Philippine Bar Exam is a professional licensure exam that determines whether or not a person is qualified to practice law in the Philippines. The exam is administered by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and is held once a year in November. Passing the bar exam is a significant milestone for aspiring lawyers in the country, and it is considered one of the most challenging exams in the country.



 

List of Topnotchers – November 2022 Bar Exams
Held on November 9, 13, 16 & 20, 2022
Release Date: April 14, 2023 (after the special En Banc session)
Passing Rate: 3,992 out of 9,183 (43.47%)



 



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Release of Results

The results of the 2022 Bar Examinations will be released and uploaded on the official Supreme Court website on April 14, 2023, after the special En Banc session for the same. The said results will also include the announcement of the successful Bar passers who garnered the 30 highest total averages, as well as the law schools which obtained the five highest Bar passers’ percentages.

The Bar passers are advised to await announcements regarding further details on the clearance procedure, as well as the Oath-Taking and Roll-Signing on May 2, 2023.

The Bar candidates who were conditionally admitted to take the 2022 Bar Examinations and have passed the same shall be allowed to join the Oath-Taking Ceremony after they have submitted the requisite documents within the period previously given to them to accomplish the same.



Oath-Taking Ceremonies

In a document entitled “Notice to the successful 2022 Bar Examinees” posted by SC, they said that the oath-taking and the roll signing of the 2022 bar passers would be on May 2, 2023, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, Manila. It will be held at 10:00 AM, and the roll signing will follow.

The exact date of release is yet to be announced. Quoting from the announcement, “Further details will be sent to the successful examinees through their registered email accounts, and additional announcements will also be posted after the release of the Bar results.”



2022 Bar Exams Turnout

According to the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 2he 2022 bar examinations were completed by 9,183 aspiring lawyers out of 10,006 qualified examinees, for a 91.77% turnout. The following is the total number of examinees in the four-day arduous exams:

First Day

Second Day

Third Day

Fourth Day

9,207

9,196

9,190

9,183



Coverage of Bar Exams 2022

The November 2022 Philippine Bar Exam for aspiring lawyers covered the following core bar subjects and their respective percentage.

  • Political and International Law (with related tax principles) 15%
  • Labor Law 10%
  • Criminal Law (and practical exercises) 10%
  • Commercial Law 10%
  • Civil Law I 15%
  • Civil Law II (and practical exercises) 10%
  • Remedial Law I 15%
  • Remedial Law II (with basic tax remedies) and Legal Ethics 10%



Bar Exam in the Previous Years

Year

No. of Examinees

No. of Passers

Passing Rate

2020-2021

11,402

8,241

72.28%

2019

7,685

2,103

27.36%

2018

8,158

1,800

22.07%

2017

6,748

1,724

25.55%

2016

6344

3747

59.06%

2015

6,605

1,731

26.21%

2014

5,984

1,126

18.82%

2013

5,292

1,174

22.18%

2012

5,343

949

17.76%

2011

5,987

1,913

31.95%

2010

4,847

982

20.26%



Preparing for the Bar Exam

Preparing for the Bar Exam can be a challenging and stressful process. Many law graduates opt to enroll in bar review centers to supplement their law school education. These centers provide intensive review classes, mock bar exams, and other resources to help prepare students for the actual exam.

Aside from enrolling in a review center, it is essential to develop a study plan and schedule to ensure that all subjects are adequately covered. It is also essential to prioritize physical and mental health by getting enough rest, exercise, and nutrition.



Taking the Bar Exam

On the day of the exam, test-takers are required to arrive early at the testing site and bring their admission ticket, valid ID, and other required materials. The exam is usually held in one of the largest universities in the country, and security is tight to prevent cheating.

The exam consists of essay questions and multiple-choice questions. Test-takers are advised to read the instructions carefully and manage their time wisely. After the exam, test-takers are not allowed to discuss the exam questions or answers with anyone, as it is considered a violation of the rules.



After the Bar Exam

After the exam, test-takers must wait for the results to be released, which usually happens around April or May of the following year. The passing rate varies every year, with some years having a higher percentage of passers than others.

If a test-taker passes the Bar Exam, they must take the Lawyer’s Oath and register with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines to be able to practice law. If a test-taker fails the Bar Exam, they can opt to take it again in the following year.




Updates

To keep updated on the official result of the November 2022 Philippine Bar Exam Results, we advise our visitors to bookmark this page, visit Supreme Court’s official website, and follow us on our social media pages:

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