EXCELLENT & EXEMPLARY PASSERS: 2022 Bar Exam Results for Batch 2020-2021

MANILA – The list of the excellent and exemplary passers in the February 2022 Bar exams for batch 2020-2021 are available at this website as the Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines releases the results on April 12, 2022.

As announced, 8,241 out of 11,402 (72.28%) examinees successfully passed the Bar 2022 exams.

It is the first time that SC had localized bar exams, not dependent on penmanship as it was done digitally, has reduced coverage of exams and not spread out in four (4) consecutive Sundays in a month.

READ: Live updates on Bar Exam 2020-2021 results

The computerized 2022 bar exams for 2020-2021 is the largest batch of examinees in history. This is the batch that will fulfill the lack of new lawyers that happened within the last two years due to the pandemic. A total of 11,790 has paid their application to take the exams. The exams were headed by the 2020/21 Bar Examinations Chairperson, Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen in partnership with several Local Government Units (LGUs) nationwide.

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Release of 2022 Bar exam results for 2020-2021

The normal releasing of results is usually 5-6 months after the exams. But due to the digital conduct of Bar exams this 2022, it is expected that the batch 2020-2021 bar exam results will be released earlier than previous bar exams as examiners can check the answers much quicker. To quote from 2021 Bar Chairperson, Associate Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen,

“Usually, it comes out some time May kapag November ang Bar, that would be about 5 or 6 months. Since we are doing it in a digital modality, there is a high possibility na mas madali ang checking kasi magiging computerized ang checking ng mga examiners. Sinusubukan natin na gawing mas maaga pero hindi ako makapangako in public ng target ng pag-release ng bar.”

“As the soonest possible time, given the advances in technology that we already have.”

Before the official posting of results, SC is conducting a special en banc session to decode the bar exam results. This is the process of opening the sealed envelopes with the names of passers. The list of passers will also be posted at SC’s official website and will be flashed via widescreen at Supreme Court’s front yard. You may also refer to this article as we will also post the names of successful examinees.

The oath-taking of the new lawyers candidates will be announced by SC after the posting of results.

Previous Topnotchers

Here is the list of Bar exam topnotchers from the year 2011 to 2019:

2019Mae Dianne M. AzoresUniversity of Santo Tomas – Legaspi91.05%
2018Sean James B. BorjaAteneo de Manila University89.31%
2017Mark John H. SimondoUniversity of St. La Salle91.05%
2016Karen Mae L. CalamUniversity of San Carlos89.05%
2015Rachel Angeli B. MirandaUniversity of the Philippines87.40%
2014Irene Mae B. AlcobillaSan Beda College – Manila85.50%
2013Nelson PanganUniversity of the Philippines85.80%
2012Ignatius Michael D. InglesAteneo de Manila University85.64%
2011Raoul Angelo D. AtaderoAteneo de Manila University85.54%

About Bar Exams

The Philippine Bar examination is an annual licensure exams conducted by the Supreme Court of the Philippines through the SC’s Bar Exam Committee. This is the only licensure exams for professionals that is not regulated by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

2022 Bar exams is the 119th licensure exams for all aspiring lawyers.

Bar exams is dubbed as the hardest exams in all professional exams in the Philippines. From the year 2010 to 2018, only 27% average passing rate was recorded. The difficulty in passing is mostly attributed to the growing volume of Philippine case and statutory laws.

Candidates who have failed three times in the bar exams are not permitted to take again unless they re-enroll and pass the regular fourth-year review classes and attend a pre-bar review course in an approved school.


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