SC: 9,207 candidates cleared the first day of the 2022 bar exam | Rare Techy
A total of 9,207 candidates out of 10,006 applicants cleared the first day of the 2022 Bar Examination on Wednesday, the Supreme Court said.
This equates to a turnout of 92.01% with a total of 799 candidates absent.
Supreme Court Associate Justice and Bar Examinations Committee Chairperson Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa said the first day of the examination went “smoothly”.
The court said Caguioa monitored the exams from the command center in the National Capital Region. He also visited nearby testing sites.
“According to Justice Caguioa, the first day of the 2022 bar exams went well and smoothly. “He is very happy and expects the same results in the remaining days of the bar exam,” the high court said in a statement.
According to the court, the regional testing center of the Ateneo de Manila University hosted the most examinees, 2,233.
It was followed by St. Louis University of Luzon with 947 examinees and De La Salle University with 762 examinees.
Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo, Senior Associate Justice Marvic Leonan, Justice Ramon Hernando, Justice Amy Lazaro-Javier, Justice Rodil Salameda, Justice Jose Midas Marquez, Justice Maria Filomena Singh, Associate Justice Antonio Kho, and Justice Japar Dimampao also visited the inspection sites.
Meanwhile, the High Court said that the morning test on the first day would be on Political Law and International Law (with related tax principles) and the afternoon test would be on Labor Law.
On November 13 (Sunday), the second day of bar exams, the morning exam will be on Criminal Law and the afternoon exam will be on Commercial Law.
The third day of examinations on November 16 (Wednesday) will cover Civil Law I in the morning and Civil Law II in the afternoon, the court said.
On the fourth day of the exam, November 20 (Sunday), it will be Remedial Law I, Remedial Law II (with basic tax solutions) and Legal Ethics.
The Supreme Court had said that candidates who were unable to appear for the bar exam due to a severe tropical storm can apply for a refund of their fees. – RSJ and GMA Integrated News