HEC Law GAT Test Schedule 2020 [COMPLETE GUIDE]

Under the Pakistan legal practitioners and Bar Councils Rules, 1976 a law graduate desirous of seeking enrolment as an Advocate to practice law, is required to pass an assessment test, for being eligible to apply to a Bar Council for the purpose. HEC is going to announce the new schedule of Law GAT for the law students. Find out HEC Law GAT Test Date 2020.

The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has, therefore, assigned the Higher Education Commission (HEC) the responsibility to conduct Law Graduate Assessment Test ( Law GAT 2020 ). In this article, I am going to tell you how to attempt the HEC Law GAT Test to gain maximum marks. Clearing Law GAT is not an easy task nowadays. So I thought I must share my experience with you guys for HEC Law GAT Test Preparation. So, you can also clear the Law GAT Test easily in the first attempt.

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When I attempted it I scored 60 without any preparation. I am 100% sure that you can also clear this test quite easily. Although the HEC law gat passing marks are decreased still it is hard for students to clear it. All you have to do is to read your bare acts with time to time in general classes and do some study in routine. That is it, If you do this you will be in the list of successful students.


HEC Law GAT Test Preparation

  • you must have read all the bare acts prescribe, at least one time.
  • For additional help, you can take help from different books available in the market specifically designed for MCQs.
  • Solve HEC Law GAT test past papers for increasing confidence level of your HEC Law GAT Test Preparation.

Reading Bare Acts
Read all the bare acts which are prescribed by the HEC. All the questions will come from the bare acts. It is not hard to read all the bare acts. You can only read the main sections. It will also work well for you.

Books Designed For MCQs
Different books are available in the market which has only consisted of MCQs. These MCQs are created on the basis of the division of marks. Reade these types of books but do not rely only on them for HEC Law GAT Test Preparation.

HEC Law GAT Test Past Papers
Relying only on past papers is not a wise decision. You should take these past papers as a check of your knowledge. Take them as a challenge only after the completion of your preparation. Law GAT has a vast domain of syllabus so I will recommend not to depend only on the Law GAT past papers.

Some techniques for preparations of  HEC Law GAT by our Guest Author

Author Name: Abbas Awan
How I got 70 marks in just 1 week of study and that was too not regular or planned.
First, I congratulate all those who have passed the exam and we stand with those who were not so lucky to pass the Law GAT.
There are some tricks and tips which can be very fruitful in HEC Law GAT test preparation if followed properly.

  • Get past papers, at least 10 to 15 questions repeats every time. Though the bare acts help, I am not in favor of them as they are quite long and tricky.
  • You may read any good guide or you can just study on the internet (as I did the study on the internet although I had a book I did not study it properly).
  • Properly consult famous sections and articles of the acts and laws and ordinances, remember their uses and application.
  • For the USA, UK and Pakistan constitutions, just google main articles.
  • Download famous Latin and English legal terms and remember their meanings.
  • International law MCQs can be studied through CSS past papers of Intl Law (as I studied during my preparation of CSS exams).
In exams do remember these techniques

  • If the answers include "All of them" or "both A n B" 90 % chances are that this is the answer.
  • "None of the above" in most cases is the right option.
  • Mostly answer fall in B or C options, So if you do not know the answer just tick B or C option. Options A n D is usually less advised.
  • Learn the method of elimination by smart reasoning and intelligent guessing.
  • Complete the questions in any case.
  • Do read Dawn Newspaper as it will keep u updated with the latest constitutional situation of the major countries.

HEC Law GAT Test Syllabus

Here is the division of marks so you can prepare the test according to it.

10% of marks are divided into

  • World constitution
  • Constitutional History of Pakistan
  • 1973 Constitution of Pakistan
10% of marks are divided into

  • English Jurisprudence
  • Islamic Jurisprudence
20% of marks are divided into

  • CPC
  • Laws of Contract/Limitation/Tort/Specific Relief
  • Maxims
20% of marks are divided into

  • PPC
  • CRPC
  • Law of Qisas and Diyat
20% of marks are divided into

  • Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order, 1984
  • Principles
10% of marks are divided into

  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law
0.5% of marks are divided into
Cannons of Professional Conduct and Etiquette of Advocate as prescribed under Chapter 12 of the Pakistan Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Rules, 1976.
0.5% of marks are divided into
English Legal Language
So this was the division of marks. Do your HEC Law GAT Preparation according to this pattern. This pattern is actually a consideration level, that how much time you should spend on a particular subject. So focus on the particular subject according to this division of marks.

HEC Law GAT Test Passing Marks

HEC has declared that HEC Law GAT Test Passing Marks shall be 50 out of 100. On this merit, HEC took many Law GAT tests. But on the test conducted on 15th September Punjab bar council decided to give license to the candidates having 40 numbers out of the test. It became very confusing now that what are the HEC Law GAT Test Passing Marks. Because of this confusing situation, the Pakistan Bar Council took the task and addressed to all Provincial secretaries regarding Special Law Graduate Assessment Test (LAW GAT). But now again only Punjab bar has decided to give license to the candidate securing 40 passing marks in 8 December 2019 test.

Other terms and Conditions for Law GAT

  • Only law graduates are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates are required to submit an LLB degree with copies of detailed transcript/marks certificates of 1st, 2nd and 3rd years LLB examination. In case of LLB degree has not been issued, the candidate may submit a detailed transcript marks certificate of LLB final year examination.
  • Candidates have a maximum of three chances to clear the HEC Law GAT 2020. HEC conducts the test thrice in a year.
  • Students awaiting results are not eligible to apply.
  • A 50% score is required to qualify the assessment test.
  • Candidates will have to meet other criteria, if any, as per the rules and regulations of the PBC

HEC Law GAT Test Schedule 2020

HEC Law GAT Test Schedule 2020 has not been announced yet.
In my opinion, these steps are enough to prepare for the law GAT. Write down your opinion regarding preparations of law GAT.

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