P-Z Passers: Bar Exam Results 2019

    MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) is expected to release results of the November 2019 bar exam this summer or in April-May 2020, five (5) months after the grueling exam. View on this page for P-Z list of passers.

    The confirmation of the exact release date will be announced by SC Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe, head of the 2019 Bar Examinations Committee.

    The examinations for aspiring lawyers were conducted on four Sundays of November 2019 at the University of Santo Tomas (UST).

    Release of bar exam passers is scheduled after the special en banc session around 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on results day. The names will be flashed on screen at the Supreme Court and will be posted immediately on its website and on this page.


    Released April-May 2020

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    The 2019 bar exam covered eight (8) pillars: 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 topped the bar with 91.05 percent.

    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 tough examination has the usual passing rate of 20% to 30%.

    Congratulations to our new lawyers!
    P-Z Passers: Bar Exam Results 2019

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