LAW GAT: How to Register, Eligibility, Paper Pattern, Preparation, Date and Schedule

In this article, you will learn about LAW GAT, How to apply for LAW GAT, eligibility, Paper pattern its date, and schedule.  Law Graduate Assessment Test (LAW GAT) is a compulsory test for enrolling as an advocate. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) announces the date and Schedule for conducting this LAW GAT every 3 months. Under the Pakistan Legal Practitioners & Bar Councils Rules, 1976 a law graduate desirous of seeking enrollment as an Advocate to practice law, is required to pass an Assessment Test, for being eligible to apply to a Bar Council. So let’s learn about LAW GAT Eligibility, Paper Pattern, and syllabus.

In this article you will learn:

How to Register for LAW GAT
Fee for LAW GAT
Eligibility for Law GAT
Paper Pattern for Law GAT
LAW GAT preparation
Date & Schedule for LAW GAT

How to Register for LAW GAT?

To register for LAW GAT you have to log in on the HEC official Website.  If you find any difficulty during the registration process then you should contact at [email protected] or visit your nearest HEC office.  Your application will consist of two steps:

  • Profile completion using “My Profile” section in same HEC website
  • And application submission using the “Law GAT Test” link or menu panel in the left-hand sidebar of the online portal.
  • application submission comprises two steps: profile completion using the “My Profile” section, and application submission using the “Law GAT Test” link on the menu panel in the left-hand sidebar of the online portal.
  • Only SUBMITTED applications will be considered for LAW-GAT Test and applications in SAVE or
  • The INCOMPLETE mode will not be entertained.
  • A test fee of Rs. 3000/- is to be deposited Online/ATM in Account No. 01127900567403
  • Account Title: Higher Education Commission,
  • Bank: Habib Bank Limited, Branch Code: 0112.
  • Bank draft/ Pay Order will not be accepted
  • Applicants are required to submit original fee deposit slip/ATM/online transfer through courier at Room No. 13-207,2nd Floor, HRD Building, HEC, H-8, Islamabad on or before the last date of registration.
  • Please mention your CNIC number at the backside of the deposit slip.
  • The examination is non-transferable non-refundable.
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HEC will consider only online submitted applications. Must see the advertisement for any new changes.

Fee for LAW GAT

The candidates are required to register for appearing in the test as scheduled by NTS. The complete registration process is given below:

  • You should Deposit Rs. 3,000  for Law-GAT through an online/ATM in account no. 0112790057403
  • Applicants are required to submit original fee deposit slip/ATM/online transfer through courier at Room No. 13-207,2nd Floor, HRD Building, HEC, H-8, Islamabad on or before the last date of registration.
  • Please mention your CNIC number at the backside of the deposit slip.

Eligibility for Law GAT

All the candidates who have acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a university recognized by HEC and Pakistan Bar Council are eligible to apply.

  • Candidates are required to submit an LL.B degree with copies of detailed transcript/marks certificates of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years LL.B examination. In case of LL.B degree has not been issued the candidate may submit a detailed transcript marks certificate of LL.B (final year) examination.
  • Candidates have a maximum of three chances to clear the test, NTS™ conducts the test thrice in a year.
  • Students awaiting results are not eligible to apply.
  • A 50% score is required to qualify for the assessment test.
  • Candidates will have to meet other criteria, if any, as per the rules and regulations of the Pakistan Bar Council.

Paper Pattern for Law GAT

The following is the paper pattern for the LAW GAT:

Paper Pattern for Law GAT

Sr. No. Title

Sub-total of MCQs

Total MCQs
1 Constitution
Constitutional History of Pakistan (Cases)

  1. Maulvi Tamiz-ud-Din Khan vs. Governor-General of Pakistan (PLD 1955 F.C. 240)
  2. The state vs. Dosso and other (PLD 1958 S.C 533)
  3. Miss Asma Jilani Vs Government of Pakistan (PLD 1977 S.C 139)
  4. Begum Nusrat Bhutto Vs. Chief of Army Staff (PLD 1977 S.C 657)
  5. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Vs. President of Pakistan (PLD 1993 S.C 473)
  6. Al-Jehad Trust Vs. Federation of Pakistan (Judges case) PLD 1996 S.C 324
  7. Zafar Ali Shah and others Vs. General Pervez Musharaf, Chief Executive of Pakistan (PLD 2000 S.C 869)
  8. Khan Asfandyar Wali and others Vs. Federation of Pakistan (PLD 2001 S.C 607)
05 20
2. 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 10
3. Internationa Law

  1. United Nation Charter
  2. International Court of Justice
2 Jurisprudence

1. English: (Jurisprudence by Sir John Salmond for LLB Student)

05 10
2. Islamic: (Islamic Jurisprudence by Prof Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee 05
3 Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

CPC (from Preamble to 12, 15-20, 47, 75, 96, 104, 115, 151.
Orders 1, 6-9, 39, 41, 43.

20 20
4 Criminal Law

1. P.P.C

  1. Chapter 2 (General Explanation/Definitions)
  2. Chapter 4 (General Exception)
  3. Chapter 16 (Offences Affecting the Human Body)
  4. Chapter 16-A (Wrongful restraint & Wrongful Confinement)
  5. Chapter 17 (Offences against property)
10 20
2. Cr. PC

  1. Chapter 1 (Preliminary Definitions)
  2. Chapter 5 (Arrest, Escape and Retaking)
  3. Chapter 7 (Processes to compel the production of documents & other moveable property, and for the discovery of persons wrongfully confined)
  4. Chapter 8 (Security for keeping the peace and for good behavior)
  5. Chapter 10 (Public Nuisance)
  6. Chapter 11 (Temporary orders in urgent cases of nuisance and apprehended danger)
  7. Chapter 14 (Information to the Police and their power to investigate-FIR)
  8. Chapter 16 (Complaints to the magistrate)
  9. Chapter 17 (The commencement of proceedings before the court)
  10. Chapter 31 (of Appeals)
  11. Chapter 39 (of Bail)
5 Law of Evidence (Qanoon-e-Shahadat) 20 20
6. Professional Ethics

  1. Canons of Professional conducts and Etiquette of Advocates Chapter 12 (Rule 134-175B)
  2. Pakistan Legal Practitioners & Bar Councils Rules, 1976.
10 10
Total Marks   100

The test will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). There will be no written/subjective part of the test. This is the complete paper pattern and marks distribution for LAW GAT.

Note: the test can be of 50 marks or 100 marks but the portion of percentage will remain the same.

LAW GAT Online Preparation

For preparing for LAW GAT we have arranged some Important Papers of LAW. You should attempt these papers before appearing in the LAW GAT  examination. View LAW GAT Past papers by clicking here. You can also view them separately here.

LAW GAT Past Paper:

Date & Schedule for LAW GAT

For the test date and schedule of examination centers please visit the HEC official Website. HEC will conduct this test every 3 months so, the exact date cannot be defined accurately.

Candidates who would register through HEC online registration process will be able to download their Roll Number Slip through ten days before the test date.

Examination Centers for LAW GAT

The LAW GAT will be conducted in the following cities around the country. Choose your nearest city for appearing in LAW GAT.


Note: Applicants may select any test Centre from the list available in the application form. Test win only be held on any of the above Centers if a minimum of 100 applicants will select that Centre. Test Centre once selected will not be changed after registration.


To conclude what has been said above I can say that LAW GAT is a marvelous step by the HEC and PBC to reshape this dynamic profession. Now if you have any questions related to LAW GAT you can ask on our Q & A Portal which is where you can get a quick answer or you can ask in the comment section below.

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How many papers are in gat exam?




Can we get direct High Court license after completing LLM From Foreign university?


Is law GAT is mandatory for the student who have done LLM??

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