LIVE UPDATES: SC releases 2016 bar exam results today

MANILA, Philippines - The November 2016 bar exam results will be released expected at 1:00 p.m. today, May 3, 2017 after the special en banc session of the Supreme Court (SC). The live updates and link to the full list of passers are available on this page.

LIVE UPDATES: SC releases 2016 bar exam results today

As confirmed, results will be deliberated today and will be released only after SC approves the recommendation of Bar exams committee chair Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr.


In the special en banc session, 'decoding of bar exam results' will be done. Decoding is the process where the SC orders the Office of the Bar Confidant to open the sealed envelopes with the names of the candidates who successfully passed the exams.

A total of 6,344 aspiring lawyers have completed the bar exams on four Sundays of November 2016 at the University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila.

12:00: Full list of passers is out!

11:00 A record-high 3,747 out of 6,344 (59.06%) passed the 2016 bar exam.

10:40: #BAR2016 results to be announced at 11:30 am at the SC quadrangle by SC Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr., Chair of the 2016 bar exams - SC PIO.

9:41: The oathtaking of the successful bar 2016 candidates will be held on May 22, 3 PM, Mall of Asia Arena. Registration will start at 11 AM.

9:40: A higher passing rate for #Bar2016 is expected by the Supreme Court (SC) en banc.
7:50 : Supreme Court (SC) says: "Getting ready for #BAR2016 announcement after the special en Banc session. Last year's results were also announced on May 3."

SC releases 2016 bar exam results today
Photo Credit: Twitter/Supreme Court
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Here's the live Twitter feed for those waiting for the results.

Note: The full list of successful bar examinees will be flashed also on a widescreen at the SC front yard and simultaneously be viewed at the official website of the highest court.

The Philippine Bar Examination is the professional licensure examination for lawyers in the Philippines and the only professional exam not handled by PRC.

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