Bar Bulletin No. 1, the examination structure for the 2013 Bar Examination
1 Bar Bulletin No. 1, the examination structure for the 2013 Bar Examination on Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:23 pm
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a. The Examination shall consist of 20% Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQ) and 80% Essay-type questions.
b. Whether MCQ or essay, the questions shall be based on a given
set of facts, presented as briefly but as clearly and completely
as possible, taking into account that every examinee needs
reading, understanding, consideration of the applicable law,
and answering time for every question.
The whole examination should be answerable by the average
bar examinee within 3 .5 hours (21 0 minutes) to allow him or
her 30 minutes of review time.
c. The basic elements of problem solving that the Examiners shall
particularly look for are: the examinee's (1) proper
understanding and appreciation ofthefacts, particularly of the
components or details that can be material in resolving the
given problem; (2) his or her appreciation of the applicable
/awls that may come into play; (3) recognition of the issuels
posed; and the ( 4) resolution of the issues through the analysis
and application of the law to the given facts. The examinee's
presentation and articulation of his or her answer shall also be
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