Memorandum to: ALL 2014 BAR EXAMINEES
From: J. Diosdado M. Peralta
Chairman, 2014 Bar Examinations
Re: Bar Questionnaire Instructions
Date: August 8, 2014
First. Similar to the previous Bar Examinations, the Bar Questionnaire INSTRUCTIONS is being given ahead of time to allow the examinees to study and consider them well in advance of the actual examinations. Except for the date, time, number of pages, and the number of questions, the INSTRUCTIONS that is being posted in the 2014 Bar Examinations webpage is the exact instructions your exam questionnaires will carry. The law schools and law review centers are advised to devote some time to the discussion of these instructions to ensure that the bar examinees fully understand them.
Second. To acquaint the examinees with the manner the questions will be posed in the actual examinations questionnaires, the examinees are advised to study the essay and MCQ questions of the previous Bar examinations. Please read the questions with the Instructions in hand so you will know how the Instructions impact on the questions.
Note very well the portions of the Instructions that tell you how to answer essay and MCQ questions as their impact is on the substance of your answers and ultimately on how your answers will be appreciated and graded.
It may not be a bad idea to give practice exams to demonstrate to Bar examinees how to comply with the Instructions and what to expect come examination time given the answering instructions.
Third. The Instructions contain warnings about prohibited markings in exam notebooks. With these warnings, you should know what to specifically avoid. Please ensure that you do not give occasion for suspicions that you are marking your papers as the consequences are very grave – you can be disqualified from the Bar examinations.
Good luck to all!