Special Equivalence Examination for Law Graduates of Foreign Universities (SEE-Law)
Prerequisite Test to Appear in Law Graduate Assessment Test (Law-GAT)

Pakistan Bar Council
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is conducting a Special Equivalence Examination for Law Graduates of Foreign Universities (SEE-Law) as per directions of the Supreme Court vide its Order dated March 6. 2018 and Judgment dated August 31, 2018 passed in C.P.134/2012 “Pakistan Bar Council vs Federation and others” and as required under the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Legal Education Rules, 2015. The law graduates of foreign universities/institutions, recognised by the HEC/PBC, are required to pass the Special Equivalence Examination before appearing in Law Graduate Assessment Test (LAW-GAT) which is mandatory to apply to the Bar Council for enrolment as an Advocate.


Special Equivalence Examination for Law Graduates foreign Universities LAW-GAT

Online Applications are invited from desirous lav/ graduates who have obtained their law degrees from HEC/PBC recognised foreign universities/institutions.

Details of Examination Centres
Eligibility Criteria
• Persons having passed Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent from a foreign university/ institution recognised by HEC/PBC are eligible to apply.

Curriculum of Special Equivalence Examination (SEE -Law)

• Special Equivalence Examination (SEE-Law) will be held in the following five subjects:

1.    Constitution of Pakistan

2.    Civil Procedure Code

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3.    Criminal Procedure Code

4.    Qanoon-e-Shahadat

5.    Specific Relief Act

Test Type

• The test will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Date of Examination

•    The examination will be conducted on Sunday, June 30. 2019. Any change in the examination date will be communicated through http://etc.hec.gov.pk

•    Applicants who registered through HEC online registration process will download their Roll Number Slips through http://etc.hec.gov.pk a week before the examination date.

•    Email/SMS will be sent to registered applicants for examination date, time and venue. Candidates are required to provide valid email/mobile number while filling online application form.

•    A print of Roll Number Slip and original CNIC will be required to enter in Examination Centre.
• The examination will be conducted in the Federal and Provincial capitals. Applicants may select any examination centre from the list available in the application form. Please note that examination centre will not be changed after registration.

How to Register

O Please visit the following link: http://etc.hec.gov.pk for online registration.

H In case of any difficulty during online registration, please send email at etc@hec.gov.pk or visit HEC Secretariat or regional centres for guidance.

B Test fee of Rs. 5000/- is to be deposited online/ATM or through bank draft in the Account No. 01127900567403, Account Title: Higher Education Commission, Bank: Habib Bank Limited, Branch Code: 0112

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□    Applicants are required to submit a copy of fee deposit slip/bank draft through courier or personally at Room No-212, 2nd Floor, HRD Building, HEC, H-8 Islamabad on or before the last date of registration.

H Please mention your CNIC number at the back of the deposit slip/bank draft.

□    The examination fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Deadline for Online Registration

• Last date for online registration is June 15, 2019.
Other requirements/conditions

•    50% score is required to qualify the Special Equivalence Examination (SEE -Law).

•    Applicants will have to meet other criteria, if any, as per Rules and Regulations of the Pakistan Bar CounciL

•    Applicants will have maximum of three chances to clear the Exam. HEC will conduct the Examination twice in a year, first in June and second in December tentatively.
Helplines: 051-111-119-432,0334-111-9432


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