Law-GAT announced by Higher Education Commission

Education of law is being strictly monitored by Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) as per the guidelines of Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan. The latest order by Supreme Court has restored the conduction of Law Graduate Assessment Test (GAT) by PBC through Higher Education Commission (HEC). GAT will be used for assessing the law graduates who seek to join Bar Council as an advocate. Test will be used to scrutinize and evaluate the candidates. Only those graduates will be able to join bar councils as an advocate if he/she is able to pass Law GAT.

Students having at least a Bachelor degree in Law from a recognized institute by HEC / PBC can apply for the test. An MCQs based test will be conducted, however, the date of test will be communicated shortly by HEC. Applications can be sent through official website of HEC and roll number slips will be available on the same portal. As soon as the dates are finalized and roll number slips are available, candidates shall be informed through emails and SMS for test date, time and venue. Candidates will be required to bring their original roll number slip and original CNIC for sitting in the test.

Test will be conducted in various centers across the country including Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Karachi, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Turbat, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit. However, a center will only be selected if a minimum of 100 applications are received for it otherwise all such candidates will be notified of a nearest test center. Applications can be sent to HEC through registering on their website by firstly adding personal information in “My Profile” section and then submit application by selecting “Law Graduate Assessment Test” link. The fee of test is Rs. 3,000/-, which is to be deposited in the bank account of HEC at HBL (01127900567403). Bank draft or pay order will not be accepted. The original fee deposit slips shall be dispatched to HEC’s postal address at Room # 13-209, 2nd floor, HRD building, HEC, H-8, Islamabad.

CNIC number shall be mentioned on the back side of the original fee deposit slip. The exam fee shall be non-refundable and non-transferable. Other key requirements to be assure is that all applicants shall score a minimum of 50% marks in Law GAT, any other criteria as defined by PBC shall be met and lastly, every candidate will have three chances of clearing Law GAT as HEC will conduct it three times in a year. Last date for online registration is 30th June, 2020.

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