LIVE UPDATES: SC releases 2020-2021 bar exam results today

MANILA, Philippines – The 2020-2021 bar exam results are out anytime today, April 12, 2022 after the special en banc session of the Supreme Court (SC). The live updates and link to the full list of passers, exemplary passers (no top 10 or topnotchers), top performing schools and performance of law schools are available here once released online.

LIVE UPDATES: SC releases 2020-2021 bar exam results today

SC spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka clarified that results will be announced once it is approved by Supreme Court magistrates.

Release is on April 12 once the results, as per the report of the Bar Chair, are approved by the Court En Banc,” he said.


Due to the pandemic, the 2020-2021 Bar exam was shelved for two years. After several postponements, it was finally held on February 4 and 6, 2022 in 31 testing sites scattered in 22 local government units across the country.

This will be a departure from the past bar examinations, which are generally held on all Sundays of November in centralized venue of University of Santo Tomas in Manila. SC also moved to digital modality of the exams.

The highest court clarified that modifications to the bar exam were pro hac vice (meaning, for this occasion only) because of the pandemic and a natural calamity.

02:00 pm: Official list of bar exam passers now available online.

12:15 pm: List of passers will be available in few minutes, Bar chair Justice Marvic Leonen said.

12:00 pm: Leonen warns website/s for releasing and circulating unauthorized copy of bar list of passers saying "it may not be accurate" and was "leaked from one of the chambers."

11: 50: "Please refer only to the official copy of the list of bar passers.  It has a watermark "official copy". Any other list (with any other watermark) may not be accurate," Leonen said. 

11:00 am: SC targets release list of bar passers before noon.

11:00 am: Of the 8,241 who passed the exams, there are 761 exemplary passers who got 85-90% rating in the Bar exams. Fourteen (14) Bar takers earned recognition for excellent performance, having obtained grades higher than 90 percent, Leonen said. 

10:47 am: As announced, 8,241 out of 11,402 (72.28%) passed the exams.

10:42 am: Tune in to the ongoing press conference re: 2020/21 Bar Examination 

10:00 am: The special en banc session is set at 10:00 am, afterwards Leonen is scheduled to make the announcement of bar exam results.

9:00 am: "Kapit lang bes. Malapit na. It was an honor for me, my team, and the Court to be with you throughout this journey," Leonen said.

7:40 am: Preparations are in full swing for the release of Bar Exam results.

7:30 am: A first alarm fire broke out in one of the offices of the Supreme Court along Padre Faura Tuesday morning. But Leonen clarified that it will not affect the release of bar exam results today.

"This will NOT affect the release of the results of the bar.  We have secured the data files and our chambers and OBC are fully operational. As has characterized our operations, we have preparations for every contingency."

00:30 am: The 2020-2021 Bar results are expected to be released between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm today. Previous results were out online at noon time or between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

More updates coming up. Refresh page for more announcements.

Here's the live Twitter feed for those waiting for the bar results.

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.

NOTE: Leonen confirmed on Monday, April 11 that names of those who have hurdled the exam will be flashed on a widescreen at the Supreme Court. Results can be viewed simultaneously on SC's official website.

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

This prestigious exam is composed of the following subjects: The Law Pertaining to the State and Its Relationship with Its Citizens (30%), Criminal Law (15%), The Law Pertaining to Private Personal and Commercial Relations (30%) and Procedure and Professional Ethics (25%).

— The Summit Express


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  1. thanks for the update of bar exam result

  2. what time po release ng bar exam result?

  3. hopefully mataas ang passing rate this time! 75% parin kaya ang passing percentage?

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