2016 Bar exam results out before Holy Week?


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MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) is expected to release results of the November 2016 bar exam before the Holy Week, radio station DWIZ reported on Saturday.

2016 Bar exam results out before Holy Week - source

The SC through Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. told this development to en banc, barring unforeseen circumstances.

April 26 UPDATE2016 Bar exam results out on May 3 - Supreme Court.

In a report, Velasco added the estimated passing rate of up to 40% or more than 2,000 examinees may pass the bar.

If there will be no changes on this announcement, the 2016 passing rate will be the highest for the past 10-15 years.

In recent years, the annual national bar passing rate ranges from 20% to 30% only.

Holy Week 2017 starts on April 9, Palm Sunday.

This will be same case with the 2012 bar exam, with results released few days before the Holy Week.

For the 2016 bar exam, takers may expect results from April 3 to 7 (Monday to Friday).

A total of 6,344 law graduates completed the the tests on the four Sundays of November 2016 at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Espana, Manila.

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