2013 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results

The result of the 2012 bar exam will be released very soon and the Supreme Court already issued bulletins for the 2013 bar examination, so it’s high time to have this separate post to track and centralize discussions on the preparations, schedule and related information on the 2013 bar examination. The bar results will also be posted here.

This post will be updated from time to time. Feel free to drop by and share your updates through the comment section below. Thank you.

Venue and schedule. The venue of the 2013 bar exam is the University of Sto. Tomas. Exam is from 8-12 in the morning and 2-6 in the afternoon. Exam dates are 6 October 2013 (political law [a.m.]; labor law [p.m.]), 13 October 2013 (civil law; taxation), 20 October 2013 (commercial law; criminal law) and 27 October 2013 (remedial law; legal ethics).

Political Law Questions. Instructions; Essay Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12; Multiple Choice Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Labor Law Questions: Instructions; Essay Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; Multiple Choice Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.

Civil Law Questions: Instructions; Essay Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; Multiple Choice Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Taxation Questions: Instructions; Essay Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12; Multiple Choice Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Mercantile Law Questions: Instructions; Essay Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; Multiple Choice Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

Criminal Law Questions: Instructions; Essay Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11; Multiple Choice Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25.

Remedial Law Questions: Instructions; Essay Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; Multiple Choice Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Legal Ethics Questions: Instructions; Essay Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; Multiple Choice Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Update: Supreme Court has confirmed that the results will be released on 18 March 2014. We’ll post the results below. Good luck and God bless, everyone.

Update: With the release of the results later today, 18 March 2014, let’s start the 2014 bar exam thread, here. A total of 1,174 passed the 2013 bar exams (click here to see the posted list; also here).


1,850 thoughts on “2013 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results”

  1. So excited for the oathtaking!!! ;) I’m from Davao and I’ll bring my 5-month-old baby kahit sa labas lng siya antay kay mama coz I made a promise na isasama ko tlaga siya sa oath taking kasi snamahan nya rin ako nung bar exams. share lang po :))

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    1. Hi! Sobrang init sa manila, baka magkasakit si baby. Ingat lang. Mabilis lang daw yung actual oath taking ceremony, wala pang 1 hour. Pero you have to be there 2 hours before, so medyo matagal. Kisses sa baby mo :)

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  2. Is it true that those from provinces are usually assigned earlier schedule for signing of the roll of attorneys? In my case kasi I have yet to get clearance on the 22nd and my flight back to the province is May 1. Will I have my roll signing before May 1? Just so curious!

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    1. Hello OMG. The OBC is considerate. Just inform the in-charge that you are from the province. My signing is scheduled on April 29.God bless.Happy Easter.

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    2. Yes, it is true. Yan ang sinabi sa amin sa OBC. Pero para sigurado, banggitin mo na rin na nanggaling ka sa probinsiya. Pinakahuli sa pipilahan mo ang magbibigay sa iyo ng signing schedule mo.

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    3. OMG, binibigyan ng earlier sked ang mga taga-probinsiya, pero hindi wiguro guaranteed na before May 1 ang sked na makukuha mo. Sana nga maaga ang sked mo, pero kung sakaling hindi, dapat handa ka lang din na lumuwas ng later than May 1.

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    4. OMG, kumusta? Nakapunta ka ba kanina sa OBC? Sana nakuha mo ang ideal sked mo para sa signing.

      Mga katoto, mainit ang panahon ngayon ha. Kaya sa signing, lalo na sa hapon, better to wear comfortable clothes na appropriate for the occasion. Magdala tayo ng pamaypay, panyo, at inumin :)

      Tama ba na ang venue ng signing ay sa compund ng cashier ng SC?

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      1. Thanks for asking Loopy. I was there kanina umaga. It was quick. In less than an hour, I finished everything. And, yes, the OBC gave me April 29 as my signing schedule. The person-in-charge said they really allocate slots for oath takers from the province on the 29th. Fortunately, may slot pang natira so it was given to me. Let me ask. How about securing for the certificate of good moral standing (needed for notarial registration)? Is it quick?

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  3. Hi all!

    Congratulations to all those who passed and to those who didn’t, Aaliyah once said in a song that if at first you don’t succeed, just dust yourself off and try again. :)

    Ora et Labora has always been my creed since high school and it has helped me pass the bar on my first try.

    As I embark on a new journey, I will be vacating my condo which has been my fortress of solitude throughout the prebar and preweek. I will also be leaving behind my Bar Review Materials since they are too bulky to take with me.

    The condo is for rent to those looking to review for the 2014 bar exams. I will also give my bar review materials to the tenant. The condo is located at Shaw boulevard and is just a convenient commute from the Ateneo Law School at Rockwell.

    For those interested, you may contact me at 09228193998.

    Thank you and God Bless :)

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  4. Less than 1 hour lang pala yung program sa oath-taking. Mas mahaba pa raw yung oras na gagamitin para sa pila at entrance. Balak ko pa naman mag dress to kill. Baka sa signing na lang ako mag suit up. Okay na siguro long sleeve shirt at tie. Matatakpan lang naman ng toga eh.

    San ba ibibigay yung bar rating natin? Sa signing ba or sa oath-taking? Sabi kasi ng mga nakausap ko sa signing daw.

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