2017 Bar exam results out on April 26, 2018

MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said the results of the 2017 bar examination will be released on April 26, Thursday, after a special en banc deliberation.

2017 Bar exam results out on April 26, 2018

"ADVISORY: #BAR2017 Results will be released on April 26, 2018 (Thursday) in Manila after a special En Banc session to deliberate on the results," Supreme Court tweeted.

The special session usually deliberates on whether to maintain or adjust the passing grade. This is upon the recommendation of Committee Chairman Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin.

"Names will be flashed on screen at the SC quad and also posted to the SC website, after official announcement by J. Bersamin," the advisory added.

READ: FULL RESULTS: November 2017 Philippine Bar Exam passers list, top 10

For the 116th bar exam, the SC Public Information Office (PIO) said: "7,227 were admitted to take but after first Sunday, only 6,759 remained and on the last two Sundays, there are only 6,750 examinees (still higher than 2016)."

There are eight subjects taken by the Bar examinees during the bar exams namely Political Law and Labor Law, Civil Law and Taxation, Mercantile Law and Criminal Law, Remedial Law and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises.

The Philippine bar examinations, dubbed as the most prestigious professional licensure exam in the country for aspiring lawyers, is the only professional exam not handled by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). It is exclusively supervised by the Supreme Court.

Last year, a record-breaking 59.06% passing rate was hit (3,747 out of 6,344 examinees). This was a historic high for at least 30 years. Reports said that 2016 Bar Chairman Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr was more "reasonable" as "points were given to answers, even if the positions taken may not exactly be the right answer."

— The Summit Express

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