2012 BAR EXAM FORMAT, VENUE & SCHEDULE!!
The Supreme Court en banc has just approved today, 20 March 2012 the final format, venue & schedule for the 2012 Bar Examinations:
VENUE: University of Santo Tomas (UST)
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60% MCQ’s & 40% Traditional Essay Questions with Legal Memo only on the afternoon of the last Sunday on Practical Exercises.
The 1st 7 subjects (Political, Labor, Civil, Tax, Criminal, Commercial & Remedial) will have 60% MCQ’s & 40% Essay Problems.
The last subject, Legal Ethics & Practical Exercises will have 60% MCQ’s & 40% Legal Memorandum Writing.
Political, Civil & Remedial will have 100 MCQ’s.
Labor, Tax & Criminal will have 75 MCQ’s.
Legal Ethics will have 50 MCQ’s.
Each MCQ is allotted 1 minute & 12 seconds.
There will be 10 Essay Problems for each subject.
Four (4) Sundays of October 2012 (Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28)
1st Sunday: AM Political Law / PM Labor Law
2nd Sunday: AM Civil Law / PM Taxation
3rd Sunday: AM Commercial Law / PM Criminal Law
4th Sunday: AM Remedial Law / PM Legal Ethics & Practical Exercises
Political, Civil, Commercial & Remedial 2 hours each from 8:00 to 10:00 w/ 100 questions each.
Labor, Tax & Criminal 1.5 hours each from 2:00 to 3:30 w/ 75 questions each.
Legal Ethics 1 hour from 1:30 to 2:30 w/ 50 questions each.
Political, Civil, Commercial & Remedial 2 hours each from 10:00 to 12:00 w/ 10 questions each.
Labor, Tax & Criminal 1.5 hours each from 3:30 to 5:00 w/ 10 questions each.
Trial Memorandum Writing 2.5 hours from 2:30 to 5:00 w/ 1 problem.
NOTE: The Trial Memorandum Writing will not be about Legal Ethics.
TIP: The Trial Memo Problem will be about a simple Civil or Criminal action!!
NEW INNOVATION: All examinees will be allowed to bring home the questionnaires after every subject!!