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9,821 Law Students to Take Bar November 9

by Izel Abanilla

THE Supreme Court has announced that a total of 9,821 examinees will be participating in the 2022 Bar examinations on November 9, 2022. 

Succeeding examination days are scheduled November 13, 16, and 20, 2022 respectively. 

“To date, 9,821 candidates are expected to take the 2022 Bar Examinations on November 9, 2022, the first day of this year’s Examinations which will be held in 14 local testing centers nationwide,” SC said. 

Of the 9,821 candidates, 5,847 will be first time takers while 3,974 will be taking it the second time or more. 

Initially, the Office of the Bar Confidant approved 10,074 applicants, 10,006 chose their preferred testing centers but 253 later withdrew their application. 

There are 14 designated local testing centers nationwide. Five are in Metro Manila while the rest of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will have three exam venues each. 

Out of the 14, Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City will host the largest number of bar examinees Ateneo de Zamboanga University  will have the least number of examinees at 267.

Metro Manila 

  • San Beda University: 600
  • De La Salle University:794
  • Manila Adventist College: 350 
  • University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City: 680


  • St. Louis University: 1000
  • De La Salle Lipa: 366
  • University of Nueva Caceres: 465


  • University of Cebu: 789
  • University of San Carlos: 530
  • Dr. Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation: 392


  • Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan – 464
  • Ateneo de Davao University – 780

The SC has also announced road closures on the exam dates as heavy traffic is expected. 

Despite earlier calls to have the examinations postponed due to the widespread devastation caused by severe tropical storm Paeng earlier in this month, the SC still ruled to proceed as scheduled. 

“The 2022 Bar exams will proceed on Nov. 9, 13, 16 and 20 as originally scheduled and announced,” SC spokesman Brian Hosaka tweeted. 

Photo Credit: Supreme Court



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