Hec Pakistan Special Equivalence Examination for Law Graduates of Foreign Universities

Hec Pakistan Special Equivalence Examination for Law Graduates of Foreign Universities

Deadline: December 7th 2022

Hec Pakistan Special Equivalence Examination for Law Graduates of Foreign Universities

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Special Equivalence / Examination (A pre-requisite Test to appear in Bar Entrance Test -Law-Gat)

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan is conducting a Special Equivalence Examination for the Law Graduates of Foreign Universities (SEE-LAW) as per the directions of the Honorable Supreme Court vide its order dated March 06, 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/Institutes, recognized by 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 enrollment as an advocate. Online applications are invited from desirous law graduates who have obtained their law degree from HEC/ PBC recognized foreign universities/ institutions.

Eligibility Criteria – Hec Pakistan Special Equivalence Examination for Law Graduates of Foreign Universities

• Law graduates from a foreign university/ institute recognized by HEC/ PBC. Curriculum of Special Equivalence Examination (SEE-Law) SEE-Law will be held as per the approved syllabus available on HEC website at: https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/HECAnnouncements/Pages/CW-SEE-LAW.aspx


• The test will be Multiple Choice Questions based (MCQs).


• SEE LAW will be held on December 18th, 2022. Any change in the test date, due to unavoidable circumstances, shall be communicated to candidates through www.hec.gov.pk and http://etc.hec.gov.pk

• Applicants who register through HEC (ETC) online registration process will be able to download their Roll Number Slips from http://etc.hec.gov.pk and same will be sent to their registered email address a week before the test date.

• The examination date, time and venue will be intimated to the registered applicants via Email/ SMS. Therefore the candidates are required to provide valid email and mobile number while filling their online application form.

• A print of Roll Number Slip, original CNIC and Original Paid Fee Challan will be required to enter the Examination Centre on the test day.


• The test will be conducted in the federal and provincial capitals. Applicants may select their desired examination centre from the list available in the application form.

• Once selected, the centre cannot be changed.


• For online registration, visit the following link http://etc.hec.gov.pk. In case of difficulty during online registration, visit onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk or download the user manual available at http://etc.hec.gov.pk.

• Only SUBMITTED applications will be considered for SEE-Law Test and applications in SAVE or INCOMPLETE mode will not be entertained.

• Test fee of Rs. 5000/- is to be deposited in the account No. 01127900567403, Account Title: Higher Education Commission, Habib Bank Limited, Branch Code: 0112.

• Download bank Fee Challan while registering for the test at http://etc.hec.gov.pk. (Fee Challan is only available on ETC online registration portal).

• All candidates are required to upload paid & scanned fee challan, duly stamped by an HBL branch, while completing the application form on ETC online registration portal for application submission.

• The test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Note: Taking a mobile or any calculating, recording, or imaging electronic device inside the test center or uploading/sharing the images of question book is strictly prohibited and an offence liable to punishment as per the ETC rules.


The Last date for online registration is December 7th, 2022


• As specified by PBC, 50% score is required to qualify the Special Equivalence Examination (SEE-Law).

• Applicants will also have to meet other criteria, if any, as per the Rules & Regulations of PBC.

• Applicants will have a maximum of five chances to qualify the examination.

• HEC conducts the examination twice a year or on quarterly basis as needed.

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