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2012 Bar Exam Format (I am sharing this thru the courtesy of Atty. Ralph SArmiento) Good luck everyone!!

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Arresto Menor

The Supreme Court en banc has just approved today, 20 March 2012 the final format, venue & schedule for the 2012 Bar Examinations:

VENUE: University of Santo Tomas (UST)


60% MCQ’s & 40% Traditional Essay Questions with Legal Memo only on the afternoon of the last Sunday on Practical Exercises.

The 1st 7 subjects (Political, Labor, Civil, Tax, Criminal, Commercial & Remedial) will have 60% MCQ’s & 40% Essay Problems.

The last subject, Legal Ethics & Practical Exercises will have 60% MCQ’s & 40% Legal Memorandum Writing.

Political, Civil & Remedial will have 100 MCQ’s.
Labor, Tax & Criminal will have 75 MCQ’s.
Legal Ethics will have 50 MCQ’s.

Each MCQ is allotted 1 minute & 12 seconds.

There will be 10 Essay Problems for each subject.


Four (4) Sundays of October 2012 (Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28)

1st Sunday: AM – Political Law / PM – Labor Law
2nd Sunday: AM – Civil Law / PM – Taxation
3rd Sunday: AM – Commercial Law / PM – Criminal Law
4th Sunday: AM – Remedial Law / PM – Legal Ethics & Practical Exercises


Political, Civil, Commercial & Remedial – 2 hours each from 8:00 to 10:00 w/ 100 questions each.

Labor, Tax & Criminal – 1.5 hours each from 2:00 to 3:30 w/ 75 questions each.

Legal Ethics – 1 hour from 1:30 to 2:30 w/ 50 questions each.


Political, Civil, Commercial & Remedial – 2 hours each from 10:00 to 12:00 w/ 10 questions each.

Labor, Tax & Criminal – 1.5 hours each from 3:30 to 5:00 w/ 10 questions each.

Trial Memorandum Writing – 2.5 hours from 2:30 to 5:00 w/ 1 problem.

NOTE: The Trial Memorandum Writing will not be about Legal Ethics.

TIP: The Trial Memo Problem will be about a simple Civil or Criminal action!!

NEW INNOVATION: All examinees will be allowed to bring home the questionnaires after every subject!!
Very Happy

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Arresto Menor
many many thanks janebsison@40! Very Happy

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Arresto Menor
Welcome! Very Happy

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Arresto Menor
salamat po!

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Arresto Menor
Thanks for the info.

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Arresto Menor
thank you for the info!

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Arresto Mayor
According to Atty. Layusa, the Supreme Court Bar Confidant, bar exam was not discussed in the en banc yesterday. Justice Villarama just met with several law school deans to discuss his proposals with them. In other words, the 2012 bar exam format, date, and venue are not yet final. We should wait for an official statement from the Office of the Bar Confidant or the SC En Banc.

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Arresto Menor
A friend messaged me a day before this supposedly new bar exam format broke out. According to her,one of her friends from PLS told her that their dean informed them (graduates) of the new bar exam format, date and venue. The dean told them that the said format and venue was already approved and that the SC Resolution will be released on "April 16". However, the date is yet to be approved.

like what tatak said, there is yet no official statement from the Supreme Court. let's just wait and see.

-just sharing-

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Arresto Menor
its official.. 2012 bar exams will be held on October 7, 14,21 and 28 at UST..

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Arresto Menor
For those who will take the Bar Exam this year, you can check the schedule and other updates at the Supreme Court website. Goodluck everyone!

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Arresto Menor
good luck everyone...kaya nyo yan...last year lang ako feels great to see your name on the list...

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