The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to extend the submission of applications for applicants to the 2022 Bar examinations scheduled this November.

Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa, who sits as the 2022 Bar Examinations chair, said via Bar Bulletin 4 that the SC is moving the deadline for submissions of applications from July 15 to August 15. 

Caguioa said the SC was “informed that due to the variance in the academic calendars of the various law schools in the country, some law schools will close their academic year later than others and later than the close of the original application period.”


They decided to extend the application period so law graduates will have time to prepare and submit documentary requirements while also making sure that the Court will have ample time to “process and verify the adequacy of the applications to be received.”

The 2022 Bar examinations will be conducted in four non-consecutive days in two weeks this coming November, “barring unforeseen circumstances and contingencies which may necessitate a rescheduling of the same,” Caguioa said in an earlier bulletin.

“Further details with respect to the exact dates of the Bar examinations, as well as those pertaining to the Bar PLUS platform and the exam venue selections will be announced in a later bulletin,” Caguioa continued.

Moreover, the digitized format in future Bar exams will continue to “sustain the momentum of this digital shift,” Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo said. 

Ronald Espartinez