RESULTS for the 2018 Bar examinations will be released on May 3, according to the Supreme Court (SC).

In an advisory, the SC said a total of 8,155 aspiring lawyers, the highest number of examiners so far, took the Bar Exams during the four Sundays of November last year.

“The results of the 2018 Bar Examinations held at the University of Santo Tomas on November 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018 will be released on May 3, 2019, Friday, after approval by the Supreme Court En Banc in a special session,” the SC said in an announcement.

The announcement of the results will be led by Committee on Bar Examinations Chairperson Associate Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo at the front yard of the SC.

The list of the results will also be available for viewing online.

In the previous year, only 1,724 out of 6,748 or 25.5% of examiners passed the Bar Examinations. In 2016, 59.06% passing rate was recorded as 3,747 out of 6,344 examiners passed the exam. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas