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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)

FORMAT: 

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.

SCHEDULE:

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

MCQ SCHEDULE:

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.

ESSAY SCHEDULE:

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!!
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