WHAT IS THE PJP MERIT EXAM PROGRAM?

The PJP Merit Exam Program is one launched by an organization of lawyers to test and quantify the knowledge and understanding of law students and law enthusiasts in certain fields of law (e.g. Political Law, Labor Law, Obligations Law, etc.). The Exam is conducted and administered through the assistance and cooperation of Project Jurisprudence - Philippines (PJP).HOW OFTEN IS THE PJP MERIT EXAM CONDUCTED?

The PJP Merit Exam is conducted at least twice a month, ideally on every second (2nd) Sunday and last Sunday of each month. Prior notices are posted on PJP's social media accounts for the information of anyone interested in taking the said Exam.

WHAT SUBJECTS OR TOPICS ARE COVERED?

Each Merit Exam deals with or covers a different area of law, following the subject divisions in law school. For example, Political Law (Structure of Government) is treated separately from Constitutional Law (State Powers and Constitutional Rights). Also, Labor Standards (Minimum Benefits of Employment) is treated separately from Labor Relations (Labor Remedies, Right to Self-Organization and Termination of Employment).

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF QUESTIONS?

Around fifty (50) multiple-choice questions (MCQ) are used in the PJP Merit Exam Program. Depending on the difficulty of the examination, one (1) essay question is added, which, if added, shall constitute 15% of the examinee/test taker's total score.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO REGISTER AND TAKE THE EXAMS?

  1. Register for the Merit Exam you wish to take here: https://forms.gle/KjdxHWG9x8S9k3T1A;
  2. Choose the Merit Examination and schedule you would like to take;
  3. Input details required and upload proof of identity;
  4. You will receive a confirmation email that your registration request has been recorded;
  5. Registration for a particular examination closes twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled date and time;
  6. Three (3) minutes before the scheduled exam, you will receive through your registered email address the link to the Merit Exam you have registered in;
  7. Immediately upon receipt of the link, registered examinees are allowed to take the exams within the limited time allowed (i.e., 30 minutes only);
  8. Request a Certificate of Merit (COM) through https://forms.gle/qGYf5yWinkatDbex9; and
  9. For concerns before, during, or after the Merit Examination, you may contact the PJP Team through Messenger at https://m.me/projectjuris or through email at info@projectjurisprudence.com.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER?

Registration for a particular PJP Merit Exam closes 24 hours prior to the scheduled date and time. For example, registration for an exam scheduled at 10:00AM on June 25 will close at 10:00AM on June 24.

WHAT IF I FAIL TO SUBMIT MY ANSWERS WITHIN 30 MINUTES?

Merit Examinations close automatically upon the expiry of the time allowed, i.e., 30 minutes. Failure to submit one's answer within the time allowed shall be considered a disqualification.

WHAT IF I NEED HELP BEFORE OR DURING THE EXAM?

You may contact the PJP Team through Facebook Messenger at https://m.me/projectjuris or through email at info@projectjurisprudence.com.

WHAT DETAILS WILL BE COLLECTED FROM ME DURING REGISTRATION AND DURING THE EXAM?

The following details will be collected from you: your full name (last name, first name, and middle initial; which will be reflected on your Certificate of Merit (COM); your full address (including the house number, street, and barangay; for courier purposes); your mobile number (for courier purposes); and, your email address (for announcement and reminder purposes). Please ensure the completeness of your address and the correctness of your mobile number as courier services may have a problem finding your location in case of errors. Also, please ensure the correct spelling of your name, address, and other details as expenses for re-issuance (if beyond the fault of PJP) will be shouldered by you. 

HOW MUCH WOULD IT BE TO GET A CERTIFICATE OF MERIT (COM)?

Php599.00 will be collected as courier and transportation fees, examination fees, exam consultant's fees, printing and other related fees, certification fees, administrative fees, and other miscellaneous fees. All examinees who have registered, taken the examination, and processed their request will get a Certificate of Merit (COM) that reflects their score and the fact of whether they passed or failed.

Said amount of Php599.00 is broken down into the following: Php200 as courier and transportation fees, Php275 as examination and exam consultant's fees, Php24 as printing and other related fees, and Php100.00 as administrative and other miscellaneous fees.

WHAT CERTIFICATE WILL I GET FROM THIS?

Examinees or test takers will be sent a Certificate of Merit (COM) that will reflect their full name, score, address, remarks (whether passed or failed), and the examination taken (e.g. Political Law, Obligations Law, Criminal Law 1, etc.).

WHAT IF I WANT TO REQUEST THE RE-ISSUANCE OF MY LOST OR DESTROYED CERTIFICATE?

Upon your request, the full fee of Php599.00 will be collected and the re-issued certificate will indicate that it was re-issued as a second copy, third copy, etc., as the case may be.

WHAT IS THE METHOD OF PAYMENT?

Payments shall be made and processed online through BPI or GCash only. You may process your request for a Certificate of Merit (COM) through: https://forms.gle/qGYf5yWinkatDbex9.

HOW CAN I USE THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT?

A successful examinee/test taker may use the Certificate of Merit (COM) as a reference for employment applications or additional proof of merit or competence. The Certificate of Merit (COM), especially if it reflects an impressive score, may be a good addition to your personal data sheet and 201 File/s. Confirmation or validation regarding the Certificate may be made by your HR or company at info@projectjurisprudence.com or through https://m.me/projectjuris.

Upon your company's or HR's request, PJP may also issue a sworn declaration regarding the details stated on your Certificate of Merit (COM).

WHAT IF I FAILED THE MERIT EXAM?

If you get a failing score in your registered Merit Examination, you will get a Certificate of Merit (COM) that reflects the score that you obtained. For example, an examinee who obtains a failing score will get a Certificate of Merit (COM) that states his score, e.g., 74.50%, and his remarks, i.e., "FAILED."

WHO ISSUES THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT?

The Certificate is mainly issued by ATTY. MARK ANGELO S. DELA PE√ĎA as Project Manager and Examination Chair, and ATTY. ERNESTO, JR. A. PIEDAD as Examination Consultant II. Depending on availability, ATTY. MARIA TERESA ALBERTO ANJELINA M. GARCIA also signs on the Certificate of Merit (COM) as Examination Consultant I.

Data is processed by MS. DANICA R. TULIAO who attests to the fact that the details presented on the Certificate are true and correct based on authentic records gathered through electronic means.

Other examination consultants available are ATTY. AARON JAMES T. QUILANG, ATTY. JOHN MARK B. RAGUINDIN, ATTY. OSCAR E. VALERO and MR. REYGIE P. LOPEZ, CPA, JD.

HOW IS THE EXAM CONDUCTED?

The PJP Merit Exam is conducted purely online within a limited amount of time, i.e., thirty (30) minutes only. This time pressure is a method of discouraging any attempt at cheating.

Upon the lapse of the said 30 minutes, the Merit Exam will immediately stop accepting responses and those who fail to submit their answers within the time allowed are deemed disqualified.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM PREVENT CHEATING?

As is in real life, cheating cannot be absolutely prohibited. However, coupled with the time pressure as stated above, PJP also implements paradata technology and special widgets and extensions to detect cheating activities such as but not limited to switching tabs and copy-pasting. If an examinee or test taker is caught cheating, his/her score will be nullified.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ROLL OF SUCCESSFUL EXAMINEES?

There exists a physical Roll of Successful Examinees situated in Cauayan City, Isabela. To visit the location of the physical Roll, you may send us an email or a chat message so we can guide you.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EXAM?

Upon their request, examinees will be issued Certificates of Merit (COM) reflecting their score and whether they passed or failed, which will be sent to the address they have registered. For successful examinees, their names will be included, listed, and enrolled in the Roll of Successful Examinees. The successful examinee/s who obtain the topmost score -- i.e., the topnotcher/s -- will have his/her/their names and scores revealed on social media. [Amended July 09, 2023]

WHAT HAPPENS TO DATA COLLECTED BY PJP?

Data collected, such as names, addresses, email addresses, cellphone numbers, and identification cards are automatically DELETED and CLEARED after the lapse of 72 hours from the date of examination. Hence, none of your personal details will be used for marketing purposes or purposes other than to record your performance, confirm your identity, and issue the necessary Certificate of Merit (COM).

IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET AN ADVANCE ELECTRONIC COPY OF MY CERTIFICATE?

Per recent amendments to our internal rules, we are no longer allowed to send advance electronic copies. Hence, examinees must wait for the official physical copy of their Certificate/s of Merit (COM). [Amendment: July 02, 2023]

WHAT EMAILS WILL I RECEIVE?

You will receive reminders through your registered email. Your email address will not be used by PJP for promotional, marketing, or purposes other than to send you reminders about your scheduled examination and the link/s to the Merit Exam you have registered in.

WHAT TEXT MESSAGES OR CALLS WILL I RECEIVE?

We will NOT text or call your mobile phone number and will only use it for courier transaction purposes, except when there are urgent matters or concerns on our end.

WILL THE FULL LIST OF SUCCESSFUL EXAMINEES BE POSTED ONLINE?

Per recent amendments to our internal rules, we are not allowed to divulge examinee information or results details elsewhere, except the Top 1 successful examinee/s and except through the Certificate of Merit (COM) officially issued by the Board of Examination Consultants. [Amendment: July 09, 2023]