LIVE UPDATES: SC releases 2023 bar exam results today

MANILA, Philippines – The 2023 bar exam results are out today, December 5, 2023 after the special en banc session of the Supreme Court (SC). The live updates and link of the full list of passers, topnotchers and top performing law schools are available here once released online.

As announced, 3,812 out of 10,387 (36.77%) successfully passed the bar exams.

LIVE UPDATES: SC releases 2023 bar exam results today

SC advised hopefuls and those awaiting results to monitor announcement starting 12:00 noon. The livestream video of "2023 Bar Examinations: List of Successful Examinees" is available here for quick reference.

For those who want to witness on-site viewing of results, it will be available at the SC Courtyard from noon to 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, the oath-taking and roll-signing of the newly-passed lawyers will be held on December 22, 2023, Friday at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Seashell Lane, Pasay City.

Last month, the high court confirmed the exact date of Bar 2023 results. The 121st Bar Chairperson Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando said in a notice to 2023 bar candidates that they will release results today.



1:30 pm: 2023 Bar chair SC Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando further announced that passing average this year was set to 75 percent.

Ephraim Porciuncula Bie, a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, aced the Bar exams with 89.2625%.

Similar to previous exams, SC also released list of top law schools. These are the 5 law schools with more than 100 Bar candidates:
  • Ateneo De Manila University, 93.18 percent
  • San Beda University, 90.07 percent
  • University of the Philippines, 88.35 percent
  • University of San Carlos, 83.89 percent
  • University of Santo Tomas, 72.39 percent

1:15 pm: Hernando, 2023 Bar Chair, announces the Results of the 2023 Bar Examinations.

12:12 pm: The gates are now open to the public and members of the media.

12:02 pm: Livestream now up. "Please standby for the Results of 2023 Bar Examinations," SC said.

11:55 pm: Livestream for the announcement of 2023 bar exam results will start at 12:00 noon.

11:20 pm: The SC website is currently under maintenance in preparation for the Results of the 2023 Bar Examinations.

10:28 am: All is set for the announcement of the #Bar2023 Results. The list of passers will be flashed on the LED walls at the Supreme Court Courtyard.

All is set for the announcement of the #Bar2023 Results
8:00 am: "The gates of the Supreme Court Main Building will be open to the public from 12:00 noon to 6:00 P.M. today to accommodate those who wish to witness and document the release of the #Bar2023 Results," SC reiterates.

07:00 am: The exact time of releasing of results "depends on the time the Supreme Court en banc finishes its deliberations and decoding of the results" according to the Supreme Court Public Information Office (SCPIO).

"After the decoding, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando, Chairperson of the 2023 Bar Examinations, will announce the results at the SC Courtyard," SCPIO added.

More updates coming up. Refresh page for more announcements.

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


Supreme Court said that over 10,000 takers completed the third digitalized and regionalized bar exams on September 17, 20, and 24, 2023 in 14 local testing centers nationwide.

Relative to the successful conduct of 2020-2021 and 2022 Bar Exam, the Supreme Court once again used Examplify, a computer-based examination program that allows examinees to securely take a test using their own devices.

In the special en banc session today, '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.

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: Political and Public International Law (15%), Commercial and Taxation Laws (20%), Civil Law (20%), Labor Law and Social Legislation (10%), Criminal Law (10%) and Remedial Law, Legal and Judicial Ethics with Practical Exercises (25%).

This will be the first time that results of two bar examinations — the 2022 Bar and the 2023 Bar — were released in the same year and SC implemented shortened schedule of tests from the usual four-Sunday-schedule into three days instead.

In the 2022 bar exams, SC announced that 3,992 out of 9,183 (43.47%) hurdled the tests.

— The Summit Express


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  1. good luck sa kapatid ko

    alam ko atty ka na mmaya. bar 2023 result please now na

  2. congrats to all bar passers 2023

  3. Kawawa naman bayaw ko, Take 3 nya na hindi parin nakapasa. 😢

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