HEC Law GAT | Test, Preparation and Result

Last update: June 30, 2019

What is Law GAT? Law GAT stands for Law Graduate Assessment Test. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan conducts this test for eligibility to seek enrollment as an Advocate with Bar Council.

Background of Law GAT

The Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan vide order dated March 6, 2018 has directed restoration of the Law Graduate Assessment Test by the Pakistan Bar Council through the HEC. So the Pakistan Bar Council has authorized HEC to conduct this Assessment Test.

Objective of HEC Law GAT

The Objective of the Law GAT is to ensure proper scrutiny and evaluation of a law graduate desirous to join the legal profession so that only competent law graduates possessing necessary basic knowledge of law may enter the legal profession for practicing law.

Therefore, a law graduate will only become eligible to apply to a Bar Council for enrollment as an Advocate if he/ she qualify the Assessment Test by HEC Pakistan.

Eligibility Criteria

Persons having passed LLB (final year) examination or equivalent from a university recognized by Pakistan Bar Council are eligible to apply for HEC Law GAT.

Requirements for Appearing in Law GAT

An individual who has done LLB degree is eligible to appear in Law GAT. Other requirements are as under:

  1. Applicants for Test 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.
  2. Applicants have to meet other criteria, if any, as per rules and regulations of the Pakistan Bar Council.

Registration Date for Law GAT 2019

New date for online registration is Friday July 12, 2019.

How to Register for HEC Law GAT

  1. Visit the following link: http://etc.hec.gov.pk for online registration
  2. In case there is any issue during online registration, applicant may visit HEC Secretariat and regional centres in Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi for guidance or email at etc@hec.gov.pk
  3. Test fee of Rs.3000/- is to be deposited online/ATM in the Account No. 01127900567403, Account Title: Higher Education Commission, Habib Bank Limited, Branch Code: 0112 or through bank draft in favour of DG finance, HEC.
  4. Submit/ courier copy of Fee Deposit Slip/ATM/Online transer or original bank draft, or personally at Room No.212, 2nd Floor, HRD Building, HEC, H-8, Islamabad - Pakistan on or before the last date of registration.
  5. Mention your CNIC number at the back of the deposit slip/ bank draft.
  6. Deposit amount of test fee is non-refundable/ non-transferable

Roll Number Slip

The test date, time and venue is communicated to the applilcants through Roll Number Slips ISMS. Registered applicants will download their Roll Number Slip through http://etc.hec.gov.pk a week before the test date. A print of Roll Number Slip and original CNIC will be required to enter the test center.

Exam Date for Law GAT 2019

The test will be conducted on Sunday July 28, 2019.

Test Centres for Law GAT

The Exam will be conducted in the Federal and Provincial capitals. 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. The applicants can not change their selected test-center after registration.

Result of Law GAT

HEC announces Law GAT Result through its website at http://hec.gov.pk/english/HECAnnouncements/Pages/Result-LGAT.aspx thereby candidates can get their result using CNIC or Ticket Number provided by HEC. The result of Test July 2019 will be declared after its exam.

Important Information

  1. HEC conducts Law Graduate Assessment Test thrice a year.
  2. 50% score is required to qualify the Law Graduate Assessment Test.
  3. Applicants have maximum of three chances to appear in the Law GAT.
  4. Foreign degree holders can apply for Law GAT Test.

Writer is a Punjab Government servant (Pakistan). He writes voluntarily


Posted by Muhammad Yousaf Khalid

I am currently serving in abroad and has passed LLB from UNIVERSITY OF PUNJAB. I intend to get passed my GAT for enrollment with the Punjab Bar Council. Is conducting test facility being provided in GCC applicants?
Your reply and feedback will be appreciated.


Posted by Rana Barnbas Ayub

My Name is Rana Barnbas Ayub s/o Rana Ayub Masih r/o lahore.
I want an Admission in Law Gat..

Posted by Akram

New date for Law Graduate Assessment (Law GAT) Test 2019 announced. The Test will be conducted on 16.03.2019 by HEC.

Posted by Fatima khan

16 march is for test or registration ???? Because I already applied for registration on 4jan 2019.

Posted by Amir Khan

sir last date for registration assessment LAW GAT test 16.3.2019

Posted by Toheed Asif

sir its my 2nd chance what is the last date of registration law gat;
and what is date of test?

Posted by A HABIB

Candidate who have not received their Roll No slip of Law GAT so far, they can download it from http://hec.gov.pk/english/HECAnnouncements/Pages/LGAT-19.aspx

Posted by Waheed Shahzad

Sir I was apply for law Gat due to some reason, I am not present in test.
Plz tell me
Can my chance account or not

Posted by M.imran sharif

Sir, plz i have to get register my self for law gat test, help me what is last date and how can i apply for registration

Posted by Sami

Sir please share shedule for Gat law test 2019

Posted by altaf sial

please tell us when answer key announced

Posted by Khalid gondal

When answer keys of law gat test march 2019 will b uploaded

Posted by Imamuddin Solangi

It is requested that when will be Registration for comming LAW GAT Assessment test after 16.03.2019.
I want to appear in the same

Posted by sobia

Aslamoalikum can u tell me the new date of registration for law Gat test

Posted by Azhar Ali

need information when the next date for test of GAT....

Posted by Abdul manan

Sir its my 2nd Chance of law gat test. What is the last date of admission???

Posted by Syed Hassan Ali shah

Above it is mentioned that 16th march is the last date for registration and below it is mentioned that test was taken on 16th of march. Kindly clear this confusion. Secondly, is the test still eligible? I have given the fee last year but could not apply as the date passed. I have the receipt so if I apply now I shall use the old receipt or send the money again? I am applying now but it is not opening. Kindly help me in this regard. Because of this system I have lost my 1 year. 6/year was betta

Posted by Afzalsheikh

Sir next law Gat exam kub ha manay intimation jama kerwa di ha Mager Law Gat Exams ki next date ka pata nhi chal raha plz help me

Posted by Imamuddin Solangi

It is requested that kindly inform that when will be started law gat registration for comming tes after 16 March 2019.
I shall be highly obliged to you

Yours sincerly
AaImamuddin Solangi
Dated 05.04.2019

Posted by Qamar ul islam

sir i have missed 16 march 2019 test when will be the next date of registration for the next gate law test , i will be highly obliged

Posted by Adnan sadiq

Now today date is 14 march.
What is the next date of law gate registration.
Plz send me information
I am w8ing

Posted by A HABIB

HEC has announced result of Law GAT held on 16th March, 2019. Visit http://hec.gov.pk/english/HECAnnouncements/Pages/Result-LGAT-19.aspx

Posted by Zahid Mahmood

Sir plz inform when LAW GAT will be conducted by HEC. ant expected date for 2nd phase

Posted by khaliq dad

please infome about new date of law gat

Posted by Ibadat

Dear Sir
Nexy law gat test ?
When we will b apply Online? For the moment link is down.
Thanks u in adbance

Posted by Rizwan Haider

What Is Coming Date Of Law Gat Test???
When Will start The Registration For Law Gat???

Posted by Muhammad asghar

Law gat test date for upcoming

Posted by Numan Baryar

Sir kindly tell me second chance for admission of law gat test ... kindly tell me last for admission. I am searching But I couldn't find it ... sir please tell me last date for admission second chance of law gat test

Posted by Muhammad Tahir Siddique.

AoA. Sir what is the next date of HEC Registration for LAW GAT ??????


dear sir
i passed my complete llb... so now i want to appear in law GAT so what is the actual procedure and exact expected date or month of this test.
i shall be very thankful.
Arslan Raza

Posted by Noman Awan

What will be the next date of regestration for test in 2019 ? Inform plz

Posted by Bakhtjehan

Dear sir,
What will be the next date of registration for test in 2019,,,,?plz inform

Posted by Jamal shah

Sir i currently passed 12 class and i want to admission in LLB

Posted by Ghulam Abbas

I intend to appear in this test but date missed to submit registration.when the next registration date in 2019.

Posted by Hira

What will be next date of registration for entry test
Plz help

Posted by Ahmad Fazal

Can someone please let me know when we will have next upcoming LAW GAT?

Posted by Ghulam Abbas

Please inform when next test will be conduct

Posted by Zeshan khan

Respected sir, after passing the LAW GaT exams & be not apply for license of lawyer of some reason. Is it any time duration to availing license. Is it expired date of Law GaT test? I.e.Agr m law GaT test pass ker ky 10/ years bad license k liye apply kerta hn kya wo test valid hoga??

Posted by Maroof Ahmed

date of apply...?

Posted by Ghulam Abbas

When next coming exam date for submission of fee.

Posted by ghulam zuhara

dear sir please inform me date of next test of Gat .i will be very thank full to you if you oblige.

Posted by Gh Abbas

Agr challan ki date galt likhe jy tu is ko theak krny ka koi method hai ???????????

Posted by Mumtaz

A.o.a sir what is the procedure to submit fee online. Challan form will be used for deposit of fee?challan form of nts are available

Posted by Muhammad Zameer ul hassan

Sir Law gat test k kitny chance hen plz tell me 3 chance hon gy just ya unlimited hn gy ???

Posted by asif ali bhurgri

i cant give test of bar council on 15 sep 2019 . loss my then no any mesg
what can i do dea

Posted by Hajra channa

Law gat 15-9-2019 ki hyd ki ressult kab aegi

Posted by Aiza

Law gat pass krna k bad kya process h license K liya

Posted by Mazhar Iqbal

next date of LAW GAT registration and test when will be announced. Any date

Posted by Maveed Amin

Can you please suggest any good book reference for study of LAW GAT

Posted by Mamraiz

I am government servant in CNS Court and have passed LLB in the years 2019 can I apply for law gate test

Posted by Anam

Validity of LAW GAT is one year??
I heard from some of my colleagues that its for life time. Kindly clear it.
I had taken the exam back in december 2019 and now is dec 2020. will i be still able to enroll in PBC coz its been 1 year 1 month and 12 days now.

Posted by Muhammad Ali Tagar

I am law graduate and retired government servant and filled exam form to appear in Law GAT test but HEC not accepted my form due to age limit. HEC is requested to amend rules for appearance in test so that senior citizens may also appear in Law GAT test to become Bar Council Members. I hope for the best.

Posted by Ali Haider

I have BSc in computer Engineering. Am I eligible to enroll for GAT? As per eligibility criteria "Persons having passed LLB (final year) examination or equivalent from a university recognized by Pakistan Bar Council are eligible to apply for HEC Law GAT".
Please advise!

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