PH's First-Ever Digital Bar Exam Gets 72.28% Passing Rate

The First-Ever Digital Bar Exam Results are Out, Get Second-Highest Passing Rate in History

The 2022 bar examination results for batch 2020-21 have made history after the Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines announced that 8,241 out of 11,402 hopefuls passed, which is equivalent to a 72.28% passing rate. This is the second highest in bar history, with the 1954 bar exams still claiming the top spot at 75.17%.

Headed by Honorable Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen, in partnership with local government units (LGUs) nationwide, the first-ever digital bar exams also had the largest batch of examinees in history.

A total of 11,790 examinees paid their application, but a number of them weren’t able to take the exams after testing positive for COVID-19. Some were also disqualified for violating policies of the Office of the Bar Chairperson and their Honor Code. These include non-disclosure of their previous COVID-19 positive results and bringing mobile phones inside the examination rooms.

“It was an honor for my team and me to be with you every step of the way. It was an honor to be your bar chairperson,” Leonen said during a press briefing.

The complete list of successful examinees can be found on the SC’s website. The in-person oath taking of the successful Bar examinees will take place on May 2, 2022.

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