SC to discuss passing percentage for 2015 bar exam
The Supreme Court (SC) will hold a special en banc session on May 3 to discuss the passing percentage for the 2015 bar examination, a court insider said.
However, there is no information if the result will be released on the same day.
During the 21st annual convention of the Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA), Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro, chairperson of the 2015 Bar Examination Committee, said the result will be released either last week of April or first week of May.
Over 6,600 out of 7,146 examinees managed to complete the four-Sunday examination held at the University of Santo Tomas that started Nov. 4, 2015.
The number of law graduates admitted to take the 114th bar exam is the biggest in the last four years, high court records showed.
Last year, the Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) said a total of 6,370 law graduates applied for the 2014 Bar exams, or an increase of 729 from the previous year’s application.
Of the 6,370 applicants, only 6,344 were admitted to take the exam of whom only 5, 996 showed up for the first Sunday of the exam.
In the course of the four Sundays of the exams, the numbers were trimmed down to 5,984.
Out of the 5, 984, the OBC said 1,126 passed the 2014 Bar exams for a passing rate of 18.82 percent. The passing percentage had been lowered from 75 percent to 73 percent.
BACKSTORY: 1,126 pass 2014 bar exam
Oath taking for successful examinees is on June 16.
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