Philippine Bar Examination - Coverage


The examination covers the following topics, popularly known as the bar subjects:

  • Political and Public International Law
    • Constitutional Law
    • Political Law
    • Administrative Law (only the basic doctrines, excluding implementing rules and regulations of government agencies)
    • Law on Public Officers
    • Public Corporations
    • Suffrage
    • Public International Law
  • Labor and Social Legislation
    • Labor Law (Labor Code of the Philippines, excluding the implementing rules and regulations)
    • Social Legislation
      • Social Security Law
      • Revised Government Service Insurance Act of 1977 (including Employees Compensation Act of 1977)
      • Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law
  • Civil Law
    • Civil Code of the Philippines (excluding the Code of Muslim Personal Laws, Water Code, Rental Law, Law on Sale of Subdivision of Lots and Condominiums)
    • Family Code of the Philippines (including the Child and Youth Welfare Code)
    • Property Registration Decree (excluding the Public Land Law)
    • Conflict of Laws (Private International Law)
  • Taxation
    • General principles of Taxation
    • Republic Act No. 1125, creating the Court of Tax Appeals
    • National Internal Revenue Code (including the Expanded Value Added Tax or EVAT)
    • Tariff and Customs Code (excluding Arrastre and Classification of Commodities)
  • Mercantile Law
    • Negotiable Instruments Law and Other Allied Laws
      • Negotiable Instruments Law (with the Uniform Currency Act)
      • Merchants and Commercial Transactions (including Articles 1 to 63 of the Code of Commerce, Retail Trade Law, Bulk Sales Law)
      • Letters of Credit under the Code of Commerce
    • Insurance Code
    • Transportation Laws
      • Common Carriers (Articles 1732 to 1766 of the New Civil Code)
      • Commercial Contracts for Transportation Over Land (Articles 349 to 379 of the Code of Commerce)
      • Maritime Commerce
      • Public Service Act
    • Corporation Law
      • Corporation Code
      • Securities Act
      • Banking Laws
        • Laws on Secrecy of Bank Deposits
        • Deposit Insurance Corporation
        • Trust Receipts Law (excluding the General Banking Act)
      • Other Special Laws
        • Chattel Mortgage Law
        • Warehouse Receipts Law
        • Laws on Intellectual Creations
          • Copyright Law
          • Patent Law
          • Trademark Law
        • Insolvency Law
        • Truth in Lending Act
  • Criminal Law
    • Revised Penal Code (Books I & II excluding penalties for specific felonies)
    • Indeterminate Sentence Law
    • Probation Law
    • Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act
    • Anti-Fencing Law
    • Bouncing Checks Law
    • Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972
    • Heinous Crimes Law (excluding penalties)
  • Remedial Law
    • Revised Rules of Court
    • 1991 Revised Rule on Summary Procedure
    • Local Government Code on Conciliation Procedures (Chapter VII)
    • Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980 (excluding purely administrative provisions, Military Justice Law, Judiciary Act of 1948, and the Law Reorganizing the Court of Agrarian Relations)
  • Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises
    • Legal Ethics
    • Judicial Ethics
    • Code of Professional Responsibility
    • Grievance Procedures (Rules 139-B, Revised Rules of Court)
    • Forms

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