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List of Passers and Topnotchers for the November 2022 BAR Exam Results

List of Passers and Topnotchers for the November 2022 BAR Exam Results

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The Supreme Court of the Philippines is set to release the list of passers and topnotchers for the November 2022 Bar exam results, which were held on November 9, 13, 16, and 20, 2022. Unlike the previous exams, the 2022 Bar exams were conducted digitally through the Examplify secure examination delivery program. Examinees were allowed to use their own devices and take the test in their preferred venues, monitored by in-person proctors and closed-circuit television cameras in exam rooms.

The official results of the Bar exams are expected to be released five months after the exams. This means that the results are likely to be released by the end of April 2023. However, this is not yet official, and the Supreme Court will be giving the exact release date close to the expected release date.

The 2022 Bar exams were conducted without the penmanship component, which has been a traditional feature of the Bar exams. This is in line with the efforts to modernize and digitalize the examination process. The previous digitalized Bar exams were successful, and Examplify was deemed a secure and efficient delivery program.

The release of the Bar exam results is a highly anticipated event for law graduates and the legal community. It marks the culmination of years of hard work and preparation, and passing the Bar exams is a major milestone for aspiring lawyers. The successful examinees will soon be taking their oaths in a ceremony to be scheduled by the Supreme Court, marking the start of their legal careers.

Bar Exam Results 2022 Summary

  • A-G Passers: November 2022 Bar Exam Results
  • H-Q Passers: November 2022 Bar Exam Results
  • R-Z Passers: November 2022 Bar Exam Results
  • List of Topnotchers in the November 2022 Bar Exam

2022 Bar Exams List of Passers

List of Successful Examinees in the November 2022 Bar Exams
Held on November 9, 13, 16 & 20, 2022
Released date: April 11, 2023 (after the special En Banc session)
Passing Rate: TBA

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Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, Associate Justice, oversaw the 2022 Bar exams, which were administered simultaneously in fourteen local testing centers across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. These centers were the De La Salle University of Manila – Taft, San Beda University, Manila Adventist College, University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Saint Louis University Baguio City, University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City, De La Salle University Lipa, University of San Carlos Cebu City, University of Cebu, Dr. V. Orestes Romualdez Education Foundation Tacloban City, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Xavier University, and Ateneo de Davao University.

During the exams, Justice Caguioa inspired the examinees with words of encouragement, reminding them to stay focused on the reasons why they chose to take the Bar exams. He urged them to keep in mind their families and loved ones, the people they hope to help, the schools they wish to give back to, and the nation they want to serve. He reminded them that many are waiting and supporting them, and encouraged them to be dauntless, fight on, and refuse to give up.

How many examinees took the Bar Exams 2022?

According to the Supreme Court, out of 10,006 approved examinees, 9,183 aspiring lawyers completed the 2022 Bar exams, resulting in a 91.77% turnout. Here's a breakdown of the number of examinees who took the four-day exams:

First Day: 9,207

Second Day: 9,196

Third Day: 9,190

Fourth Day: 9,183

 When is the release of 2022 Bar exam results?

To quote sources, the results of the 2022 Bar exams are expected to be released earlier than the usual 5-6 month period. This is due to the digital conduct of the exams which allows for quicker checking of answers. Examiners estimate that the results will be out 3-5 months after the exams. The Supreme Court will conduct a special en banc session to open the sealed envelopes with the names of passers before the official posting of results. The list of passers will be available on the SC website and will also be displayed on widescreen at the Supreme Court's front yard. The exact date of the oath-taking of the new lawyers candidates will be announced by SC after the posting of results. Stay tuned as we will also post the names of successful examinees on this website.

Coverage of Bar Exams 2022

The Bar Exams held in November 2022 tested aspiring lawyers on the core bar subjects, which carried corresponding weights. These subjects include Political and International Law (with related tax principles) at 15%, Labor Law at 10%, Criminal Law (and practical exercises) at 10%, Commercial Law at 10%, Civil Law I at 15%, Civil Law II (and practical exercises) at 10%, Remedial Law I at 15%, and Remedial Law II (with basic tax remedies) and Legal Ethics at 10%.

Passing Percentage of Bar Exams 2022

In order to pass the Bar exams, an examinee is required to attain a general average of at least 75%, with no grade lower than 50% in any subject. However, the passing percentage may be adjusted and lowered by the SC En Banc as needed. For example, in the 2012 bar exams, the passing percentage was lowered to 70%, and in the 2013 and 2014 exams, it was also lowered to 73%.

Overview of Recent Bar Exams and Passing Rates

In the most recent Bar exams for the 2020-2021 batches, 8,241 out of 11,402 examinees passed, resulting in a historic passing rate of 72.28%. Instead of ranking the topnotchers, a list of excellent performances was provided in alphabetical order.

In the November 2019 Bar exams, only 2,103 out of 7,685 examinees passed, resulting in a passing rate of 27.36%. Mae Dianne M. Azores from University of Santo Tomas – Legaspi topped the exams with a rating of 91.05%, followed by Princess Fatima T. Parahiman from the University of the East with a rating of 89.52%.

During the November 2018 Bar exams, which were headed by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo, only 1,800 out of 8,155 examinees passed, resulting in a passing rate of 22.07%. Sean James B. Borja from Ateneo de Manila University topped the exams with a rating of 89.31%, followed by Marcley Augustus Natu-El and Mark Lawrence Badayos, both from the University of San Carlos, with ratings of 87.53% and 85.84%, respectively.

Below is a table showing the statistics of Bar exam results from the years 2010 to 2019, including the number of examinees, the number of passers, and the corresponding passing rates:

YearNo. of ExamineesNo. of PassersPassing Rate

About Bar Exams

The Philippine Bar Examination is one of the most highly-anticipated professional licensure exams in the country. It is a rigorous and challenging four-day test that aims to determine the competence of aspiring lawyers in the practice of law. The exam is conducted annually by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, and only those who pass are allowed to practice law in the country.

One of the most notable features of the Philippine Bar Examination is its coverage. The exam covers eight major subjects: Political and International Law, Labor Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Civil Law, Remedial Law, Legal Ethics, and Basic Taxation. Each subject has its respective weight, and examinees are required to obtain a general average of 75% with no grade lower than 50% in any subject to pass.

Another unique feature of the Philippine Bar Examination is the system of grading. The exam is graded through a process of scaling, where the raw scores of each examinee are adjusted based on the performance of the other examinees. This means that the final grades of the examinees are determined by their relative performance in the exam.

The history of the Philippine Bar Examination can be traced back to the American colonial period. The first Philippine Bar Examination was held in 1901 under the auspices of the Philippine Commission, the legislative body of the American colonial government. The first Filipino lawyer who passed the exam was Manuel L. Quezon, who later became the President of the Philippine Commonwealth.

Over the years, the Philippine Bar Examination has undergone various changes and improvements. In 2011, the exam was lengthened from three to four days to give more time for the examinees to answer the questions. In 2012, the passing percentage was lowered to 70%, while in 2013 and 2014, it was lowered to 73%.

The Philippine Bar Examination has also faced some controversies and issues over the years. One of the most significant issues was the leakage of exam questions in the 2003 Bar Examination, which led to the invalidation of the results. In 2013, there was also an issue with the alleged discrimination against Muslim examinees who were required to remove their hijabs or headscarves during the exam.

Despite the challenges and controversies, the Philippine Bar Examination remains an important milestone for aspiring lawyers in the country. It is a test of their knowledge, skills, and competence in the practice of law. Passing the exam is not only a personal achievement but also a professional recognition of their abilities and qualifications as lawyers.

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