2020-2021 Bar Exam Result: Performance of law schools, top schools

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court released the performance of law schools with the percentage of passers or passing rate for the 2020-2021 bar exam.

2020-2021 Bar Exam Result: Performance of law schools, top schools

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, 2020/2021 Bar chairperson, confirmed this plan last year saying "everyone is now a bar bet."

In the past, only the list of successful bar passers and topnotchers were released by the high court.

In addition, instead of announcing bar topnotchers, the Supreme Court will recognize examinees who recorded “exemplary performance” in the licensure test.


The Supreme Court categorized schools into four groups based on their number of Bar takers.

Group 1 includes law schools with more than 100 Bar takers, Group 2 with 51 to 100, Group 3 with 11 to 50, and Group 4 with 10 or fewer bar takers.

Group 4, 100% passing rate for first-time takers
  • Abra Valley Colleges
  • Batangas State University
  • Rizal Memorial Colleges
  • Tabaco College
  • University of Makati
  • Western Leyte College
Group 3, 100% passing rate for first-time takers
  • Ateneo de Naga University
  • Bulacan State University
  • Jose Maria College
  • Mariano Marcos State University
  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
  • Silliman University
  • University of Asia and the Pacific
Group 2, top 5 among the 22 law schools
  • Saint Louis University - 98.6667%
  • University of Cebu - 97.4026%
  • Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan - 96.9388%
  • Ateneo de Davao University - 96.4912%
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University - 94.3396%
Group 1, top 5 law schools among the 15 law schools
  • Ateneo de Manila University - 99.6429%
  • University of the Philippines - 98.8406%
  • San Beda University - 98.1061%
  • University of San Carlos - 98.0000%
  • University of Santo Tomas-Manila - 93.0556%
Leonen said this is in consideration of the different circumstances that two batches of examinees went through amid a pandemic.

Performance of Law Schools

The Supreme Court will release the list of bar exam passers after the special en banc session on Tuesday, April 12.

A total of 11,378 examinees took the bar exam on February 4 and 6 in 31 testing sites nationwide. This was after several postponements in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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