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October 2013 Philippine Bar Exams

The 2013 Bar examination has been scheduled to four Sundays of October 2013, same month with the 2012 Philippine Bar schedule, the Supreme Court of the Philippines announced in its Bar Bulletin Number 1 dated December 7, 2012.

The Bar Exam 2013 will be administered at University of Sto. Tomas in España, Manila on October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. The bar bulletin also stated that the bar exam questions/coverage will strictly fall within the defined syllabus for every subject. Syllabi shall be released on or before December 31, 2012.
The whole examination should be answerable by the average bar examinee within 3.5 hours (210 minutes) to allow him or her 30 minutes of review time.

Here is some info you need to know about the 2013 Philippine Bar exams:

Bar Exam Venue: University of Sto. Tomas, España, Manila

Examination Dates: Four Sundays of October 2013:

  • October 6: 8 a.m.-12 noon – Political Law
    2 p.m.-6 p.m. – Labor Law
  • October 13: 8 a.m.-12 noon – Civil Law
    2 p.m.-6 p.m. – Taxation
  • October 20: 8 a.m.-12 noon – Commercial Law
    2 p.m.-6 p.m. – Criminal Law
  • October 27: 8 a.m.-12 noon – Remedial Law
    2 p.m.-6 p.m – Legal Ethics

Coverage: Questions shall strictly fall within the defined Syllabus for every subject. The syllabi shall be released through a Bar Bulletin or before December 31, 2012.


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