SC Bar Candidates: Get Familiar with Exam Delivery Software
October 16, 2022 | 00:00
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) has reminded qualified candidates for this year’s bar exams to familiarize themselves with Examplify exam delivery software to avoid inconvenience and wasted time downloading it on the day of the exam. examination at their designated Local Testing Centers (LTCs).
In a 12-page Bar Bulletin dated Oct. 14 and signed by Associate Justice and Chair of the 2022 Bar Exam Alfred Benjamin Caguioa, the SC said bar candidates should know how to download, take and submit exams. via the Examplify software before the actual exams. month.
The High Court added that candidates must ensure that they have installed the correct version of Examplify and registered it under their accounts provided on the laptops, which will serve as their exam books on the day of the exam. exam.
“If a candidate has not yet updated their Examplify to the recommended versions, they will be prompted to do so before they can begin the Bar exams. No time extensions will be granted to make up for lost time due to the need to update,” the SC said.
Candidates are also required to complete all sample exams by October 21, as they are required to take two samples provided to them by the SC to ensure they are familiar with the system and software functions and to configure its compatibility with their laptops.
According to the SC, any candidate caught using their laptop for unauthorized purposes will be subject to disciplinary action.
He said candidates who do not know how to navigate Examplify will not receive assistance during the bar exams, as he pointed out that no extensions will be given to candidates who fail to navigate the software before pass exams.
During the actual exam, the SC stated that exam files for morning and afternoon subjects would be made available for download on candidates’ Exemplify dashboard 24 hours before the start. of the exam day.
“Candidates should download both exam files only to the laptop computer they intend to use for the Bar Examinations. Only one download of each exam file will be allocated to each candidate. Candidates can download both exam files from the comfort of their own home, while in transit, or in their assigned exam room in their LTC,” he said.
“However, candidates cannot use their devices to download exam files while they are online for the security process in LTC. Thus, all applicants are reminded to plan ahead and manage their time wisely,” he added.
The SC also reminded candidates that they cannot open downloaded exam files without the password given to them by the Bar Examination Chair through the LTC before the start of the exam. review, as it specified that attempting to crack the password would be considered cheating.
Applicants are encouraged to enter their LTCs by 5:30 a.m. as testing centers will open at that time and close at 7:00 a.m. as late applicants will not be permitted entry without permission from the Bar President or any authorized representative after the doors. are closed.
The “first bell” will ring at 7:30 a.m. for morning exams and at 1:30 p.m. for afternoon exams; the “second bell” will ring at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the morning and afternoon exams, respectively; and the “third bell” will ring at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for morning and afternoon exams, respectively.
The “fourth bell” will ring at 11:55 a.m. and 4:55 p.m. while the “fifth bell” will start at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the morning and afternoon exams, respectively, signifying the end of the exam, meaning that candidates must complete their examinations before the specified times.
There will be four security posts that candidates must pass through before proceeding to their designated examination rooms: security posts, where health checks are carried out; identity checkpoint, where admission notices are checked; the security inspection unit and the body search unit.
The bringing of deadly weapons and firearms and the possession of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and e-cigarettes, etc., are strictly prohibited inside the LTCs.
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