Only 94% of 7,227 takers finish 2017 Bar Exams
From 7,227 candidates allowed to take this year’s Bar examination, the number went down to 6,750 as aspiring lawyers trooped to the University of Santo Tomas for the final Sunday of exam.
Based on the Statistical Data from the Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC), 468 candidates were absent on the first Sunday examination and nine more failed to appear on the second and third Sundays of examination.
This year’s number is higher than last year. In 2016, of the 6,831 admitted to take the Bar, only 6,354 finished the first Sunday of exam.
The bar examinations, considered as the hardest government test covers eight law subjects namely Civil Law, Criminal Law, Labor Law, Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises, Mercantile Law, Political Law, Taxation and Remedial Law.
This year’s Bar Exams Committee chairperson is Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin.