Part A

Current and Upcoming Sessions of Part A Bar Examinations

2020 Session 1 Part A Bar Examinations and Optional Bar Course

Application for the 2020 Session 1 Part A Bar Examinations is now open. Please click here for details. This application period applies only to first-timer applicants. Applicants who will graduate after 16 August 2019 but are able to obtain their degree certificates, official academic transcripts and ranking certification documents (if applicable) by 13 March 2020, may also apply. Application will close at 5pm on 16 August 2019.

The optional Part A Bar Course will commence in January 2020 and the Examinations will be held in April/May 2020. Other details of the Course and Examinations will be released during the registration period.

Re-takers from past sessions who wish to sit for the 2020 Session 1 Examinations must register by writing in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between 25 November and 6 December 2019. This does not apply to re-takers from the immediate preceding session (ie 2019 Session 2). Separate instructions will be provided to re-takers from the immediate preceding session.

 2020 Session 2 Part A Bar Examinations

The 2020 Session 2 Part A Bar Examinations will be held in October/November 2020. Registration for 2020 Session 2 will open in April 2020 for first-timer applicants. Applicants who will graduate by September 2020 may apply to sit for exams of this session if they can obtain their degree certificates, official academic transcripts and ranking certification documents (if applicable) by the stipulated deadline which will be announced during the registration period. Please check this website regularly for announcements and updates. Other details of the Examinations will be released during the registration period.

Re-takers from past sessions who wish to sit for the 2020 Session 2 Examinations must register by writing in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between 25 May and 5 June 2020. This does not apply to re-takers from the immediate preceding session (ie 2020 Session 1). Separate instructions will be provided to re-takers from the immediate preceding session. 

2021 Session 1 Part A Bar Examinations and Optional Bar Course

The 2021 Session 1 Part A Bar Course and Examinations will open in July 2020 for first-timer applicants. Applicants who will graduate by March 2021 may apply to sit for exams of this session if they can obtain their degree certificates, official academic transcripts and ranking certification documents (if applicable) by the stipulated deadline which will be announced during the registration period. 

The optional Part A Bar Course will commence in January 2021 and the Examinations will be held in April/May 2021. Other details of the Course and Examinations will be released during the registration period.

Re-takers from past sessions who wish to sit for the 2021 Session 1 Examinations must register by writing in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between 23 November and 4 December 2020. This does not apply to re-takers from the immediate preceding session (ie 2020 Session 2). Separate instructions will be provided to re-takers from the immediate preceding session.

2021 Session 2 Part A Bar Examinations

 The 2021 Session 2 Part A Bar Examinations will be held in October/November 2021. Registration for 2021 Session 2 will open in April 2021 for first-timer applicants. Applicants who will graduate by September 2021 may apply to sit for exams of this session if they can obtain their degree certificates, official academic transcripts and ranking certification documents (if applicable) by the stipulated deadline which will be announced during the registration period. Please check this website regularly for announcements and updates. Other details of the Examinations will be released during the registration period.

Re-takers from past sessions who wish to sit for the 2021 Session 2 Examinations must register by writing in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between 24 May and 4 June 2021. This does not apply to re-takers from the immediate preceding session (ie 2021 Session 1). Separate instructions will be provided to re-takers from the immediate preceding session.

 2022 Session 1 Part A Bar Examinations and Optional Bar Course

Application for the 2022 Session 1 Part A Bar Examinations will open in July 2021 for first-timer applicants. Applicants who will graduate after March 2022 but are able to obtain their degree certificates, official academic transcripts and ranking certification documents (if applicable) by the stipulated deadline which will be announced during the registration period. Please check this website regularly for announcement and updates. Other details of the Examinations will be released during the registration period.

The optional Part A Bar Course will commence in January 2022 and the Examinations will be held in April/May 2022. Other details of the Course and Examinations will be released during the registration period.

Re-takers from past sessions who wish to sit for the 2022 Session 1 Examinations must register by writing in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between 22 November and 3 December 2022. This does not apply to re-takers from the immediate preceding session (ie 2021 Session 2). Separate instructions will be provided to re-takers from the immediate preceding session.

2022 Session 2 Part A Bar Examinations

The 2022 Session 2 Part A Bar Examinations will be held in October/November 2022. Registration for 2022 Session 2 will open in April 2022 for first-timer applicants. Applicants who will graduate by September 2022 may apply to sit for exams of this session if they can obtain their degree certificates, official academic transcripts and ranking certification documents (if applicable) by the stipulated deadline which will be announced during the registration period. Please check this website regularly for announcements and updates. Other details of the Examinations will be released during the registration period.

Re-takers from past sessions who wish to sit for the 2022 Session 2 Examinations must register by writing in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between 23 May and 3 June 2022. This does not apply to re-takers from the immediate preceding session (ie 2022 Session 1). Separate instructions will be provided to re-takers from the immediate preceding session.

Last Updated: 15 July 2019