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LAW GAT Test Guide - How to Apply, Eligibility Criteria, Last Date and Fee

LAW GAT Test Guide - How to Apply, Eligibility Criteria, Last Date and Fee

How to Register for Law Graduate Assessment Test

The Honorable Supreme Court vide its Order dated March 6, 2018 has directed restoration of the Law Graduate Assessment Test (LAW-GAT) by the Pakistan Bar Council through the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The objective of the Assessment Test is to ensure proper scrutiny and evaluation of a law graduate desirous to join the legal profession so that only competent individuals possessing necessary basic knowledge of law may enter the Legal profession for practicing Law. Therefore, henceforth a law graduate will only become eligible to apply to a Bar Council for enrollment as an Advocate if he! she qualifies the Assessment Test to be conducted by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan having been so authorized by the Pakistan Bar Council, pursuant to the aforementioned Order of the Honorable Supreme Court and read with Section 26 (cc) of Legal
Practitioners and Bar Council's Act 1973.
Test Category : Law Graduate Assessment Test (LAW-GAT)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Persons having passed LLB (final year) examination from a university recognised by Pakistan Bar Council are eligible to apply for (LAW-GAT).
  • Other Appearing in Requirements for the Test
  • Applicants are required to submit copy of LLB degree. In case LLB degree has not been issued, the applicant may submit detailed transcript of marks certificate of LLB (final year) examination.
  • Applicants will have maximum of three chances to clear the test, HEC will conduct the Test thrice a year.
  • Applicants will have to meet other criteria, if any, as per ruLes and regulations of the Pakistan Bar Council.
  • 50% score is required to qualify the Assessment Test.

Date of Test

Date of test will be updated soon.
  • Roll Number slips will be sent on provided postal addresses to those applicants who registered on HEC online registration process.
  • SMS will be sent for test date, time and venue.
Dead Line for Online Registration
  • Last date for online registration is Monday, September 3, 2018.

Details of Test Centres

Applicants may select any test centre from the List available on HEC website, however for their own convenience, they are advised to choose a test centre nearest to their residence/ district of domicile.

How to Register for LAW GAT

  • Please visit the following link: for online registration
  • In case there is any issue during online registration, please visit HEC Secretariat and regional centres in Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi for guidance or email at
  • Test fee of Rs. 3000!- is to be deposited online or through bank draft in the Account No. 01127900567403, Account Title: Higher Education Commission, Bank: Habib Bank Limited, Branch Code: 0112.
  • Applicants are required to submit copy of their LLB degrees! detailed transcripts of marks certificates of LLB (final year) examination and deposit slip! bank draft at Room No-212, 2 Floor, HRD Building-HEC, H-8 Istamabad
  • Deposited amount of test fee non-refundable! non-transferable.

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