TOPNOTCHERS: 2022 Bar Exam Results

MANILA – The list of topnotchers or excellent and exemplary passers in the November 2022 Bar exams will be available here as soon as the Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines releases the results 3-5 months after the exams.

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

The exams were headed by the 2022 Bar Examinations Chairperson, Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa in partnership with selected Local Government Units (LGUs) nationwide.

Bar Exam Results 2022 Summary

List of Passers with Excellent Performance

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List of Examinees with Exemplary Passers

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Release of 2022 Bar exam results

The normal release of results is usually 5-6 months after the exams. But due to the digital conduct of the 2022 Bar exams, it is expected that the November 2022 bar exam results will be released earlier than previous bar exams as examiners can check the answers much quicker. Likewise, the results are expected 3-5 months after the exams.

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 2021:

Julia Alexandra D. Chu
(With Excellent Performance)
University of the Philippines DilimanN/A
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).

November 2022 Bar exams is the 120th 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 2019, only 27% average passing rate was recorded. The difficulty in passing is mostly attributed to the growing volume of Philippine cases and statutory laws.

Meanwhile, the highest passing rate was recorded on Batch 2020-2021, having a 72.28% passing rate.

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.

Updates will give everyone real-time updates on the 2022 Bar Exam results. Stand by on this page or our social media accounts.

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