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By Liezelle Soriano

ON the first day of the Bar exams, 10,404 would-be lawyers took the test,, the Supreme Court said on Sunday.

The court earlier announced that there were 10,816 Bar examinees.

San Beda University-Manila had the highest number of Bar takers – 1,614. It was followed by the University of the Philippines which had 1,066 and Saint Louis University, 988.

The Bar exams this year will only be for three days— September 17, 20 and 24.

Bar chairperson and Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando said that the court plans to release the Bar Exam results in early December.

“My team and I are eyeing the release of the results of the 2023 Bar examinations in early December, before Christmas Day,” Hernando said.

“Moreover, there will be simultaneous oath taking and signing of the Roll of Attorneys in December also before Christmas Day so that we will have our new batch of full-fledged lawyers before 2023 ends,” he added.

By Liezelle Soriano

MORE than 10,000 law graduates are set to take the 2023 Bar Examinations scheduled on September 17, 20, and 24, the Supreme Court said.

Of the 10,816 examinees, 5,832 are first time takers while 4,984 candidates are repeaters.

The high court will deploy 2,571 personnel to man testing centers nationwide.

“This number includes court officials; judges; numerous personnel from the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Sandiganbayan, the Court of Tax Appeals, and First- and Second Level Courts; and lawyers in the government and private practice,” it said.

The testing centers are:

National Capital Region

1) San Beda University – Manila
2) University of Santo Tomas
3) San Beda College Alabang
4) University of the Philippines – Diliman
5) Manila Adventist College
6) University of the Philippines – Bonifacio Global City


7) Saint Louis University
8) Cagayan State University
9) University of Nueva Caceres


10) University of San Jose – Recoletos
11) University of San Carlos
12) Dr. V. Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation


13) Ateneo de Davao University
14) Xavier University