A total of 10,816 candidates are expected to take the 2023 Bar Examinations on Sunday, September 17, marking the three-day examinations that will be held this month alone.

The Supreme Court (SC) released the number of Bar examinees this year through the Office of the 2023 Bar chair. Of this number, 5,832 will take the qualifying exams for lawyers for the first time, while 4,984 will be taking the Bar for at least the second time.

The next set of exams will be held on Wednesday, September 20, and Sunday, September 24.

Based on the High Court’s earlier announcement, the local testing centers are as follows:

Metro Manila:

  • San Beda University – Manila
  • University of Santo Tomas
  • San Beda College – Alabang
  • University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Manila Adventist College
  • University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City


  • Saint Louis University
  • Cagayan State University
  • University of Nueva Caceres


  • University of San Jose – Recoletos
  • University of San Carlos
  • Dr. V. Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation


  • Ateneo de Davao University
  • Xavier University

“We connect with the Bar takers through the hard work that we share. To be with our baristas is our way of giving them a feeling of enlightenment, comfort, a boost of confidence, and a push to proceed and succeed,” Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando, the 2023 Bar chair, said.