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SC increases Bar admission fee from P3,750 to P5,000

/ 03:21 PM March 16, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) has increased the Bar admission fee from P3,750 to P5,000.

In a notice dated March 14, 2023, the SC en banc said the increase shall “take effect upon the oathtaking and roll signing ceremonies for the successful 2022 Bar applicants.”


SC said the raise should cover the imminent surge in the operation costs, particularly the cost of the venue for the oathtaking and roll signing ceremonies and other logistical expenses, as well as the allowances of concerned personnel.


The SC added that the increase is also concomitant to the innovations implemented during the oathtaking and roll signing.

A total of 9,821 took the 2022 Bar examination conducted at 14 testing centers nationwide, while 9,000 completed the four-day examination last November.

The SC has yet to release the result of the exam.

Meanwhile, SC has already started accepting applications for new applicants for the next Bar examination from January 8, 2023 until April 30, 2023.

Meanwhile, for previous takers and refreshers, the application period is from May 1, 2023, to July 8, 2023. Refreshers will be taking the Bar exam for the fourth time or more.

The Bar examination is on a much earlier date — September 17, 20, and 24. With already four examiners per subject, the SC hopes to expedite the release of the Bar result.


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