HEC Announces Schedule for Law GAT

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has begun the registration process for the Law Graduate Assessment Test (Law-GAT), which is required for admission to a Bar Council.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) reinstated Law-GAT in March 2018, with the goal of ensuring sufficient examination and evaluation of a law graduate wanting to enter the legal profession.

Here’s all you need to know about HEC’s Law-GAT.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals with a Bachelor of Laws degree or equivalent from a university recognized by the HEC/Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) are eligible to apply.

Test Type

The exam will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).


Sr. No.TitleSyllabusSub-Total of MCQsTotal MCQs
1.ConstitutionMaulvi Tamiz-ud-Din Khan vs. Governor General of Pakistan (PLD 1955 F.C. 240).

The State vs. Dosso and Other (PLD 1958 S.C. 533).

Miss Asma Jilani vs Government of Pakistan (PLD 1972 S.C. 139).

Begum Nusrat Bhutto vs. Chief of Army Staff. (PLD 1977 S.C 657).

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif vs. President of Pakistan. (PLD 1993 S.C. 473).

Al-Jehad Trust vs Federation of Pakistan (Judges case) (PLD 1996 S.C. 324).

Zafar Ali Shah and others vs. General Pervez Musharraf, Chief Executive of Pakistan (PLD 2000 S.C. 869).

Khan Asfandyar Wali and others vs. Federation of Pakistan (PLD 2001 S.C. 607).

Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 (Fundamental Rights, i.e.,

From Preamble to articles 40; Parliament, i.e., Articles 50-

89; The Judicature, i.e., Articles 175-212).

United Nation Charter


International Court of Justice

2.JurisprudenceEnglish: (Jurisprudence by Sir John Salmond for LLB


Islamic: (Islamic Jurisprudence by Prof Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee)5
3.Civil Procedure CodeCPC (From Preamble to 12, 15-20, 47, 75, 96, 104, 115, 151. Orders 1, 6-9, 39, 41, 43).2020
4.Criminal LawPPC Chapter 2 (General Explanations/Definitions).

Chapter 4 (General Exception)

Chapter 16 (Offences Affecting the Human Body).

Chapter 16-A (Wrongful restraint & Wrongful Confinement).

Chapter 17 (Offences against Property).

Cr.P.C. Chapter 1 (Preliminary Definitions).

Chapter 5 (Arrest, Escape and Retaking).

Chapter 7 (Processes to compel the production of documents & other moveable property, and for the discovery of persons wrongfully confined).

Chapter 8 (Security for keeping the peace and for good behavior).

Chapter 10 (Public Nuisance)

Chapter 11 (Temporary orders in urgent cases of nuisance and apprehended danger).

Chapter 14 (Information to the police and their powers to investigate-FIR).

Chapter 16 (Complaints to magistrate).

Chapter 17 (The commencement of proceedings before court).

Chapter 31 (of Appeals)

Chapter 39 (of Bail)

5.Law of EvidenceQanoon-e-Shahadat Order, 19842020
6.Professional EthicsCanons of Professional conducts and Etiquette of Advocates

Ch 12 (Rule 134- 175 B) Pakistan Legal Practitioners & Bar

Councils Rules, 1976.


A minimum of 50% is required to pass the exam.

How to Apply?

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements can apply through the HEC’s Education Testing Council (ETC) site.

They must pay an Rs. 3,000 exam fee to Account No. 01127900567403, Account Title: Higher Education Commission, Bank: Habib Bank Limited, Branch Code: 0112.

When completing the application form on the ETC portal, they must provide a scanned copy of the paid fee challan.

Test Centers

The examination will take place in the following centers.

QuettaD.I. KhanIslamabad


The deadline for applications is June 12, 2023 (4 PM PST).

Test Date

The test is scheduled for June 25, 2023.

On the day of the exam, candidates must present the original fee challan as well as the original CNIC/original passport. They will not be permitted to access the exam halls otherwise.

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