SC Gears Up for 2020 Bar Exams

February 14, 2020

The Supreme Court has started preparations for the 2020 Bar Examinations which will be held on all four Sundays in November this year. The venue is yet to be announced.

This year’s Bar Examinations Committee, chaired by SC Associate Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen, will be implementing a two-examiner policy “in order to promote operational efficiency due to the increase in the number of admitted bar candidates in recent years.” Each of the eight Bar subjects shall be divided into two parts and each examiner shall be assigned a specific scope from which to formulate their questions.

The eight Bar subjects are Political and International Law, Labor and Social Legislation, Civil Law, Taxation, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law, and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises.

The Office of the 2020 Bar Chair has so far issued syllabus for the Bar Examinations on Political and International Law and Labor Law and Social Legislation. Bar candidates are advised to be guided by the provisions of the Constitution, laws, rules, issuances, and canonical jurisprudential doctrines pertinent to the topics enumerated.

All Bar candidates and other interested parties are encouraged to visit to the Supreme Court website for the updates on the Bar Examinations by clicking on

The SC administers the Bar Examinations through the Office of the Bar Confidant. ###