Supreme Court to use 2-examiner per subject policy in 2019 Bar exams

February 25, 2019

THE Supreme Court will implement the “two-examiner policy” or two examiners for each of the eight subjects in this year’s Bar examination.

In a resolution, the SC approved the “two-examiner policy” on recommendation of Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas Bernabe, chairperson of the 2019 bar examinations. Subjects covered by the examinations are Political and International Law, Labor Law and Social Legislation, Civil Law, Taxation Law, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law, and Legal and Judicial Ethics and Practical Exercises.

The two examiners per subject was first implemented in 2009 and 2010. Thereafter, the SC returned to its one examiner per subject policy.

Under the re-adopted policy, per subject will be divided into two parts with each examiner given a specific scope for his or her questionnaire.

During the examinations, examinees will be given two conjoined booklets containing Part I and Part II of the questionnaire. The two examiners assigned to a particular subject would then do the checking simultaneously to expedite the process.