2012 Bar Exam results out before Holy Week-A A +A
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
For complete list of passers, refer to this article: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2013/03/20/ateneo-grad-tops-bar-...
MANILA -- Aspiring lawyers who took the Bar Examinations in October last year will have to wait until the third week of March to know their fate.
"As per Justice (Martin) Villarama, chair of the 2012 Bar Exams, barring unforeseen circumstances, results will be out before the Holy Week (March 25 to 29). Oath taking is scheduled on April 24 at the PICC (Philippine International Convention Center)," said a text message from the Supreme Court Public Information Office.
Of the total 5,710 petitions to take the Bar exams, five were denied, and 19 were withdrawn, reducing the number of the 2012 examinees to 5,686. The tests were administered on four Sundays of October at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
In determining the average, subjects in the examinations are given the following relative weights: Political and International Law, 15 percent; Labor and Social Legislation, 10 percent; Civil Law, 15 percent; Taxation, 10 percent; Mercantile Law, 15 percent; Criminal Law, 10 percent; Remedial Law, 20 percent; and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises, 5 percent, for a total of 100 percent.
Scores in the multiple-choice questions will carry a weight of 60 percent, while those of the essay-type examinations will be given a weight of 40 percent in computing a candidate’s final grade.
The Rules of Court provide that "a candidate may be deemed to have passed his examination successfully if he has obtained a general average of 75 percent."
Ateneo de Manila's Raoul Angelo Atadero led the 1,913 passers of the 2011 edition, which was taken in four Sundays of November also at UST. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)