A-G Passers: 2019 Bar Exam Results

    MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) will release results of November 2019 bar exam sometime in April-May 2020 or in five (5) months after the grueling exam. The full list of passers with A-G surname is available on this page as announced online.
    A-G Passers: 2019 Bar Exam Results

    The official announcement of the exact release date will come from SC Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe, head of the 2019 Bar Examinations Committee.

    March 19, 2020 Update: Bernabe has denied that the SC has officially announced the date of the release of last year's bar exam.

    "Contrary to what has been recently reported in a newspaper, the Court has not yet made any official announcement regarding the date of release of the 2019 Bar results.

    The public is requested to await official announcements from the Court. Rest assured, the results will be released at the most appropriate time," the Bar chair said in a statement."

    The 118th bar exam was conducted on four Sundays of November 2019. A total of 8,245 were admitted to take the examinations. SC on January 24 said that 7,685 aspiring lawyers completed the exams.

    The announcement of passers is set after the special en banc session. The protocol to decode results and deliberate the passing rate is headed by Perlas-Bernabe.


    Released April-May 2020

    Updating for the list of passers...Like us on Facebook for the real-time results.

    Note: Traditionally, names of those who have hurdled the exam are being flashed on a widescreen at the Supreme Court. Results can be viewed simultaneously on SC's official website.


    The 2019 bar exam is composed of eight (8) subjects: Political Law and Public International Law (15%), Labor and Social Legislation (10%), Civil Law (15%), Taxation (10%), Mercantile Law (15%), Criminal Law (10%), Remedial Law (20%) and Legal and Judicial Ethics (5%).


    In the 2018 bar exams, only 22.07% (1,800 out of 8,158) passed the exams. Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) graduate Sean James Borja topped the bar with 89.31%.

    In the 2017 bar exam, passing rate was 25.55%. Graduates of provincial law schools dominated the list of topnotchers. Mark John Simondo, graduate of University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod, Negros Occidental aced the bar with a grade of 91.05 percent.

    In the 2016 exam, a record-breaking 59.06% passing rate was hit. This was a historic high for at least 30 years. All topnotchers came from the provincial law schools, dominating the usual top performing NCR-based schools. University of San Carlos' Karen Mae Calam aced the bar with a rating of 89.05%.


    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.

    The SC conducts the Bar examinations pursuant to Article VIII, Section 5 of the Constitution which provides that it shall have the power to promulgate rules governing the admission to the practice of law.

    — The Summit Express

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