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Here are the BAR Exam Results November 2019 Including the Topnotchers

Here are the most-awaited BAR Exam Results November 2019 including the topnotchers as per released by the Supreme Court.

The BAR examination results including the list of passers and topnotchers will be available on this website after it will be officially released by the Supreme Court. About 8,245 are expected to take the exams but the numbers of examinees after November 3 go down to 7,699 and eventually reduced to 7,691 on November 10.

The Philippine Lawyers’ licensure examinations have been given at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), España, Manila on all Sundays of November 2019 (3, 10, 17 & 24). It is the licensure exam that requires the takers to answer full essay type questions.

BAR Exam Results

SC headed by Hon. Estela A. Perlas Bernabe, Associate Justice and Chairperson, and Atty. Ma. Cristina B. Layusa, Deputy Clerk and Bar Confidant administered the board exams.


Here are the Topnotchers:

1 Azores, Mae Dianne M. University of Santo Tomas – Legaspi (Formerly Aquinas University) 91.0490%
2 Parahiman, Princess Fatima T. University of The East 89.5230%
3 Baranda, Myra M. University of Santo Tomas – Legaspi (Formerly Aquinas University) 88.8250%
4 Bandiola, Dawna Fya O. San Beda College 88.3360%
5 Fabello, Jocelyn B. Palawan State University 88.2630%
6 Manuel, Kenneth Glenn L. University of Santo Tomas 88.1730%
7 Buergo, Rhowee D. Jose Rizal University 87.8710%
8 Avila, Anton Luis A. Saint Louis University 87.5820%
9 Rojas, Jun Dexter H. Polytechnic University of the Philippines 87.5765%
10 Madera, Bebelan A. University of St. La Salle 87.3795%

Exam Coverage

  • Political Law – Preliminary provisions and basic concepts, legislative department, executive department, judicial department, constitutional commissions, bill of rights, citizenship, law on public officers, administrative law, election law, local governments, national economy and patrimony, social justice and human rights, education, science, technology, arts, culture and sports, the family, amendments or revisions of the constitution and public international law.
  • Labor Law – General provisions, pre-employment, labor standards, social welfare legislation, labor relations, post-employment, management prerogative and jurisdiction and reliefs.
  • Civil Law – General principles, person & family relations, property, succession, obligations and contracts, sales, lease, partnership, agency, credit transactions, land titles and deeds and torts and damages.
  • Taxation Law – General principles, national taxation, local taxation and judicial remedies.
  • Mercantile Law – Letters of credit and trust receipts, negotiable instruments law, insurance, transportation, corporation law, securities regulation code, banking, intellectual property code, anti-money laundering act, electronic commerce act, data privacy act and financial rehabilitation, insolvency, liquidation and suspension of payments.
  • Criminal Law – Revised penal code – book 1 and 2, special laws including anti-arson law, anti-fencing law, anti-graft and corrupt practices act, anti-hazing act of 2018, anti-hijacking law, anti-photo and video voyeurism act of 2009, anti-plunder act, bouncing checks law, cyber-crime prevention act of 2012, among others.
  • Remedial Law – General principles, jurisdiction, civil procedure, provisional remedies, special civil actions, special proceedings, criminal procedure, evidence, write of “AMPARO”, writ of “HABEAS DATA”, and rules of procedure on environmental cases.
  • Legal and Judicial Ethics and Practical Exercises 

Release Date

The Supreme Court is expected to release the examination results for aspiring lawyers within five months or on April to May 2020.


However, the exam results might be released earlier or later without prior notice.

Passing Percentage

Examinees should have a general average of 75 percent with no grade lower than 50 percent in any of the subjects.

The BAR exam has been dubbed as the hardest licensure examination in all professional exams in the Philippines wherein 27 percent average passing rate is recorded from the year 2010 to 2018.

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