10,816 Candidates to Take 2023 Bar Exams

10,816 candidates are expected to take the 2023 Bar Examinations, per today’s announcement of the Supreme Court of the Philippines through the Office of the 2023 Bar Chair.

Of the 10,816, 5,832 will be taking the Bar Examinations for the first time, while 4,984 will be taking the same for at least the second time.

An estimated number of 2,571 Bar personnel are to be deployed nationwide to the National Headquarters and 14 Local Testing Centers (LTCs), all set to welcome the 2023 Bar Examinees and ensure the smooth conduct of the 2023 Bar Examinations. This number includes Court officials; Judges; numerous personnel from the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Sandiganbayan, the Court of Tax Appeals, and First- and Second Level Courts; and lawyers in the government and private practice.

This year’s Bar Examinations, which will be held on September 17, 20, and 24, are divided into six core 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%). These core subjects were determined and approved by the Court En Banc upon thoughtful review of previous syllabi and due consideration of the latest developments in legal practice.

The 14 LTCs nationwide for the 2023 Bar Examinations are: 1) San Beda University – Manila; 2) University of Santo Tomas; 3) San Beda College Alabang;

4) University of the Philippines – Diliman; 5) Manila Adventist College; and 6) University of the Philippines – Bonifacio Global City (National Capital Region); 7) Saint Louis University; 8) Cagayan State University; and 9) University of Nueva Caceres (Luzon); 10) University of San Jose – Recoletos; 11) University of San Carlos; and 12) Dr. V. Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation (Visayas); and 13) Ateneo de Davao University and 14) Xavier University (Mindanao).

The National Headquarters of the 2023 Bar Examinations will be at the San Beda College Alabang in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando, Chairperson of the 2023 Bar Examinations, said that the Office of the Bar Chair has been daily and closely monitoring the Bar applicants’ responses and feedback from all the Court’s releases regarding the Bar Examinations.

“We connect with the Bar takers through the hard work that we share. To be with our baristas is our way of giving them a feeling of enlightenment, comfort, a boost of confidence, and a push to proceed and succeed,” said Justice Hernando.

All announcements regarding the 2023 Bar Examinations may be viewed on its microsite at the Supreme Court official website: https://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/bar-2023/. (Courtesy of the Supreme Court Public Information Office) [Supreme Court of the Philippines. Last accessed on September 15, 2023. 10,816 Candidates to Take 2023 Bar Exams - Supreme Court of the Philippines (judiciary.gov.ph)]