MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) - Results of the 2011 Bar Examinations will be out on Wednesday.
The results are expected to be out by 2 p.m., the earliest, at the Supreme Court.
The exams were held in the 4 Sundays of November at the University of Sto. Tomas.
There were over 6,000 examinees who took the following subjects:
first day: Political and International Law, and Labor and Social Legislation and Taxation;
second day: Civil Law and Mercantile Law;
third day: Remedial Law, and Legal Ethics and Forms and Criminal Law;
fourth day: Trial Memorandum and Legal Opinion.
For the first time, multiple choice questions (MCQ) were introduced covering 60% of the exams, the remaining 40% consisted of essay.
The two-step examinations proposal was finalized after consultations with deans from various law schools.
The Supreme Court had said that the MCQ exams should be able to assess the following skills: knowledge and recall; comprehension and understanding; and analysis and application.
Associate Justice Roberto Abad is the Chairman of the 2011 Bar exams.
A total of 982 out of 4,847 examinees passed the 2010 Bar exams released on March 17, 2011.
The first Bar exams were held in 1901, with only 13 examinees.