2014 Bar Examinations Sample Instructions (Bar Bulletin No. 7)

INSTRUCTIONS

There are FOURTEEN (14) Essay Questions. numbered I to XIV, and TEN (10) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) numbered I to X, to be answered within/our (4) hours.

The essay portion contains questions that are worth not less than 80% of the whole examination, while tbe MCQ portion contains questions worth not more than 20°/o.

2. Read each question very carefully and write your answers in your Bar Examination Notebook in the same order the questions are posed. Write your answers only on thefront, not the back~ page of every sheet in your Notebook. Note well the allocated percentage points for each number, question, or sub- question. In your answers, use the numbering system in the questionnaire.

If the sheets provided in your Examination Notebook are not sufficient for your answers, use the back pages of every sheet of your Examination Notebook, starting at the back page of the first sheet and the back of the succeeding sheets thereafter.

3. Answer the Essay questions legibly, clearly and concisely. Start each number on a separate page. An answer to a sub-question under the same number may be written continuously on the same page and the immediately succeeding pages until completed.

October 5, 2014

1. This Questionnaire contains EIGHTEEN (18) pages including these Instructions pages. Check the number of pages and the page numbers at the upper right hand corner of each page of this Questionnaire and make sure it has the correct number of pages and their proper numbers.

There are FOURTEEN (14) Essay Questions. numbered I to XIV, and TEN (10) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) numbered I to X, to be answered within four (4) hours.

The essay portion contains questions that are worth not less than 80% of the whole examination, while tbe MCQ portion contains questions worth not more than 20%.

2. Read each question very carefully and write your answers in your Bar Examination Notebook in the same order the questions are posed. Write your answers only on thefront, not the back-page of every sheet in your Notebook. Note well the allocated percentage points for each number, question, or sub- question. In your answers, use the numbering system in the questionnaire.

If the sheets provided in your Examination Notebook are not sufficient for your answers, use the back pages of every sheet of your Examination Notebook, starting at the back page of the first sheet and the back of the succeeding sheets thereafter.

3. Answer the Essay questions legibly, clearly and concisely. Start each number on a separate page. An answer to a sub-question under the same number may be written continuously on the same page and the immediately succeeding pages until completed.

Your answer should demonstrate your ability to analyze the facts presented by the question, to select the material from the immaterial facts, and to discern the points upon which the question turns~ It should show your knowledge and understanding of the pertinent principles ·and theories of law involved and their qualifications and limitations. It should demonstrate your ability to apply the law to the given facts, and to reason logically in a Iawyer-like manner to a sound conclusion from the given premises.

A mere “Yes” or “No” answer without any corresponding explanation or discussion will not be given any credit. . Thus, always briefly but fully explain your answers although the question does not expressly ask for an explanation. At the same time, remember that a complete explanation does not require that you volunteer information or discuss legal doctrines that are not necessary or pertinent to the solution to the problem. You do not need to re-write or repeat the question in your Notebook.

4. MCQs are to be answered by writing in your Notebook the capital letter A, B, C, D or E corresponding to your chosen answer. The MCQ answers should begin on the page following the last page of your essay answers.

There is only one correct answer to every MCQ; choose the BEST answer from among the offered choices. Note that some MCQs may need careful analysis both of the questions and the choices offered.

5. Make sure you do not write your name or any extraneous note/s or distinctive markingls on your Notebook that can serve as an identifying mark/s (such as names that are not in·the given questions, prayers or private notes to the Examiner).

Writing, leaving or making any. distinguishing or identifying mark in the exam Notebook is considered cheating and can disqualify you for the Bar Examinations.

You can use .the questionnaire for notes you may wish/need to write during the examination.

YOU CAN BRING HOME THIS QUESTIONNAIRE OR HAND IT TOGETHER WITH YOUR NOTEBOOK

J. Diosdado M. Peralta
Chairman
2014 Bar Examination

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