The Philippine Bar Exam 2021

Bar Exam 2021 Philippines update

The Bar Exams will be carried out remotely at different local places around the country, with a difference in the tradition and definitely the first time, as confirmed by the Supreme Court on Monday, 15 February.

A first in Bar history, test takers will take the exam digitally on their own computers, using the Supreme Court’s software, in proctored testing rooms around the country.

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, the Bar chairman, stated in a Bar Bulletin which was dated Sunday, February 14, but published on Monday, that the en banc has accepted the mode of the 2020 exams, which will be “digitalized, localized, and proctored.”

The Bar Exam 2021 schedule will be held on the four Sundays in November, which is November 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Bar Exam 2021 Philippines guidelines

Local testing centers have not yet been finalized and other sites other than law schools would also apply and be tested. Testing site applications may be submitted until April.

According to the bulletin, despite the fact that the mode of examination has been digital, the Bar Examinations can not be conducted remotely. Examinants will still enter examination rooms to be proctored before completing the tests. In addition, surveillance cameras will be mounted in all training rooms.

Examinees will take the exam on their own computers, which they must carry in accordance with Supreme Court standards, including minimum system requirements of 4 gigabytes (GB) of usable space. For the test, the Supreme Court would use its own program.

Examinees should pick the testing center that is most suitable for them. Via an open qualification scheme, law graduates may be eligible to register to take the Bar.

In a statement from the bulletin, applicants are not expected to travel to Manila to visit the Office of the Bar Confidant unless it is necessary to confirm the validity of the documentary bar exam 2021 requirements sent. The Office of the Bar Confidant must execute this at a minimum to reduce the costs of all candidates.

The Supreme Court stated that it would “explore plans for a primary saliva RT-PCR testing modality in each of the testing sites” for coronavirus protocols.

Both procedures, such as testing, physical separation, and other hygienic laws, will be enforced

While Leonen, the former dean of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law, has dubbed this Bar the best bar ever, it has also been recognized as the biggest bar ever since there are two batches taking the exams this year, following the cancellation of the exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown back in 2020.