RESULTS: November 2017 Philippine BAR Exam

By | November 23, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) will release the result of the November 2017 Philippine bar examination online The full list of passers and top notchers or top ten (10) passers will be posted here, once the official result announced by the authority.

The said bar exam took place in University of Santo Tomas (UST) and completed on the four Sundays of November 2017 (5, 12, 19, and 26). A total of 6,750 law graduates took the grueling Bar exams, facilitated by the high court’s committee on the 2017 Bar exams chaired by Associate Justice  Lucas Bersamin.

Philippine BAR Exam Result November 2017 List of Passers

Update 04/05/2018

The Supreme Court (SC) is set to release the results of the 2017 Bar examinations before the end of this month. At least two insiders in the High Court bared that the justices have set a special session in the last week of April for the Bar results.



The oathtaking of the successful #BAR2017 candidates will be announced soon.


The Committee on Bar Examinations consists of 8 examiners – one for each Bar subject – who are considered experts in their particular fields. The committee chair has the discretion to choose these examiners, and they are bound by strict confidentiality during the Bar examinations.


The examination covered the following topics and their associated sub-topic, popularly known as the bar subjects:

  • 1st Sunday – Political Law and Public International Law (15%); Labor and Social Legislation (10%)
  • 2nd Sunday – Civil Law (15%); Taxation (10%)
  • 3rd Sunday – Mercantile Law (15%); Criminal Law (10%)
  • 4th Sunday – Remedial law (20%); Legal and Judicial Ethics(5%)

The 2017 Philippine Bar exams had 100% essay-type questions based on bulletin about guide and rules of conduct of bar examinations posted on SC website.


During the 2016 Bar examinations, only 6,344 examinees showed up on all Sundays and completed the test. Only 3,747 out of the 6,344 examinees passed, which translates to a 59.06% passing rate. The 2016 bar exams registered a passing rate of 59.06%, said to be the highest in 30 years.

Karen Mae Calam of the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped that year’s examinations with a grade of 89.05%.

Same period of 2015 Bar exam, a total of 1,731 out of the 6,605 examinees successfully passed the Bar, with an overall passing rate of 26.21%. SC also stated that a total of 7,193 filed for exams in which 18 were denied, 29 applicants withdrew their applications and leaving a total number of 7,146 who were admitted by the Supreme Court En Banc to take the examinations.

523 examinees did not show up on the first Sunday of the bar, leaving 6,623 after the first Sunday. After the fourth Sunday of the bar, only 6,605 examinees completed the examinations.

Rachel Angeli B. Miranda grad of University of the Philippines (UP) topped the exam with garnering 87.40% rating. She was followed by Athena C. Plaza from University of San Carlos having 87.25%, Jayson C. Aguilar also from UP having 86.75%, Reginald M. Arceo and Mandy Therese Anderson from Ateneo de Manila University having 86.70% and 86.15% respective rating.

Table 1.0 Summary of bar exam results in the last seventeen (17) years.

Year No. of Takers No. of Passers Passing Rate
2016 6,344 3,747 59.05%
2015 6,605 1,731 26.21%
2014 5,984 1,126 18.82%
2013 5,292 1,174 22.18%
2012 5,343 949 17.76%
2011 5,987 1,913 31.95%
2010 4,847 982 20.26%
2009 5,903 1,451 24.58%
2008 6,364 1,310 20.58%
2007 5,626 1,289 22.91%
2006 6,187 1,893 30.60%
2005 5,607 1,526 27.22%
2004 5,249 1,659 31.61%
2003 5,349 1,108 20.71%
2002 4,659 917 19.68%
2001 3,849 1,266 32.98%
2000 4,698 979 20.48%



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