Special Equivalence Examination (SEE-Law) 2022 HEC

The Higher Education commission (HEC) is conducting a Special Equivalence Examination (SEE-Law) 2020-21 for Law Graduates of Foreign Universities as per directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its Order dated March 6, 2018 and Judgment dated August 31, 2018 passed in CP.134/2012 “Pakistan Bar Council vs Federation arid others” and as required under the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Legal Education Rules, 2015.

The law graduates of foreign universities/institutions, recognized 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 enrollment as an Advocate.

Online applications are invited from desirous law graduates who have obtained their law degrees from HEC/PBC recognized foreign universities/institutions.


Special Equivalence Examination (SEE-Law) 2022 Eligibility Criteria


Persons having passed Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a foreign university / institution recognized by HEC/PBC are eligible to apply.

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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
  3. Criminal Procedure Code
  4. Qanoon-e-Shahadat
  5. Specific Relief Act

Test Type


  • The test will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type.

Date of Examination


  • Date of test will be announced on HEC websites: www.hec.gov.pk and 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 on Test Day.

Detail of Examination Centres


  • The test will be conducted in the Federal and provincial capitals.
  • Applicants may select any examination Centre from the list available in the application form.
  • Test Centre once selected will not be changed.

How To Register For SEE LAW Test 2022


  • Please visit the following link: http://etc.hec.gov.pk for online registration.
  • In case of any difficulty during online registration, please visit online help.hec.gov.pk OR visit HEC head office or contact HEC regional offices for guidance.
  • Only SUBMITTED applications will be considered for SEE-Law Test
  • Test fee of Rs.5000/- is to be deposited online/ ATM in the Account No. 17427900133401, Account Title; Higher Education Commission, Bank: Habib Bank Limited, Branch Code:0112
  • Applicants are required to submit original fee deposit slip through courier to Room No- 13-209, 2nd Floor, HRD Building, HEC,H-8 Islamabad on or before the last date of registration.
  • Please mention your CNIC number at the back of the deposit slip.
  • The test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Deadline for Online Registration


  • Last date for online registration is 27th December, 2022 (Monday)

Other Requirements/Conditions


  • 50% score is required to qualify the Special Equivalence Examination (SEE-Law) 2022.
  • 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.
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