MANILA, Philippines – The November 2022 Bar exam results for over 9,000 examinees, including the official list of passers and excellent/exemplary passers, are expected to be released by the Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines a few months after the exams.
Just like the 2020-2021 Bar Exams, the 2022 bar exams were independent of penmanship as they were done digitally and were not spread out over four (4) consecutive Sundays in a month. The 2022 bar examinations were held on November 9 (Wednesday), 13 (Sunday), 16 (Wednesday), and 20 (Sunday).
Following the success of the previous digitalized bar exams, SC continued the efforts and carried on with Examplify, a secure examination delivery program in which examinees will use their own devices in their preferred venue, monitored by in-person proctors and closed-circuit television cameras in exam rooms.
Headed by Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, Associate Justice, the simultaneous digital and regionalized bar exams were administered at fourteen (14) local testing centers in Luzon (De La Salle University of Manila – Taft, San Beda University, Manila Adventist College, University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Saint Louis University Baguio City, University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City and De La Salle University Lipa), Visayas (University of San Carlos Cebu City, University of Cebu and Dr. V. Orestes Romualdez Education Foundation Tacloban City) and Mindanao (Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Xavier University and Ateneo de Davao University).
2022 Bar Exams List of Passers
List of Successful Examinees in the November 2022 Bar Exams
Held on November 9, 13, 16 & 20, 2022
Released date: To be announced (after the special En Banc session)
Passing Rate: TBA
Justice Caguioa inspired the examinees with these statements, to quote,
Quiet your minds. Still your souls. And recall why and for whom you are doing this – your families and loved ones, the people you hope to help, the schools you wish to give back to, the nation you want to serve. Maraming nagmamahal at naghihintay sa inyo, so — for them — be dauntless. Fight and stay on. Refuse to give up.
How many examinees took the Bar Exams 2022?
As per SC, 9,183 aspiring lawyers out of 10,006 approved examinees finished the 2022 bar exams, having a 91.77% turnout. Below is the number of examinees in the 4-days grueling exams:
- First Day: 9,207
- Second Day: 9,196
- Third Day: 9,190
- Fourth Day: 9,183
When is the release of 2022 Bar exam results?
The normal release of results is usually 5-6 months after the exams. But due to the digital conduct of the 2022 Bar exams, it is expected that the November 2022 bar exam results will be released earlier than previous bar exams as examiners can check the answers much more quicker. Likewise, the results are expected 1-2 months after the conduct of exams.
Before the official posting of results, SC is conducting a special en banc session to decode the bar exam results. This is the process of opening the sealed envelopes with the names of passers.
The list of passers will also be posted at SC’s official website and will be flashed via widescreen at Supreme Court’s front yard. You may also refer to this article as we will also post the names of successful examinees.
The oath-taking of the new lawyers candidates will be announced by SC after the posting of results.
Coverage of Bar Exams 2022
The November 2022 licensure exams for aspiring lawyers covered the following core bar subjects and their respective weights.
- 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%
Passing Percentage of Bar Exams 2022
To pass the Bar exams, an examinee must have a general average of 75% and no grade lower than 50% in any subject. While this is typical, SC En Banc may also adjust and lower the passing percentage.
In 2012, passing percentage was lowered to 70% while in 2013 and 2014 bar exams, it was likewise lowered to 73%.
Previous Bar Exams
In the latest Bar for batches 2020-2021, 8,241 out of 11,402 aspiring lawyers passed—the highest passing rate in history with 72.28%. There was no list of topnotchers except for the list of excellent performances arranged alphabetically.
During November 2019 bar exams, 2,103 out of 7,685 (27.36%) examinees passed. Mae Dianne M. Azores from University of Santo Tomas – Legaspi ranked first, garnering a rating of 91.05%, followed by Princess Fatima T. Parahiman from the University of the East, having 89.52%.
On November 2018 bar exams chaired by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo, 1,800 out of 8,155 (22.07%) examinees passed. Sean James B. Borja from Ateneo de Manila University clinched the top spot having 89.31% rating, followed by Marcley Augustus Natu-El and Mark Lawrence Badayos, both from University of San Carlos having 87.53% and 85.84%, respective ratings.
Here is the statistics of Bar exam results from the year 2010 to 2019.
|Year||No. of Examinees||No. of Passers||Passing Rate|
About Bar Exams
The Philippine Bar examination is an annual licensure exams conducted by the Supreme Court of the Philippines through the SC’s Bar Exam Committee. This is the only licensure exams for professionals that is not regulated by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
November 2022 Bar exams is the 120th licensure exams for all aspiring lawyers.
Bar exams is dubbed as the hardest exams in all professional exams in the Philippines. From the year 2010 to 2019, only 27% average passing rate was recorded. The difficulty in passing is mostly attributed to the growing volume of Philippine cases and statutory laws.
Meanwhile, the highest passing rate was recorded on Batch 2020-2021, having a 72.28% passing rate.
Candidates who have failed three times in the bar exams are not permitted to take again unless they re-enroll and pass the regular fourth-year review classes and attend a pre-bar review course in an approved school.
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