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Introduction to Law Admission Test (LAT) in Pakistan

July 06, 2018


LAT stands for Law Admission Test; a test for those who want to become Law Graduate and pursing career in the field of Law. It is just like GRE or GAT test conducted for admissions in Graduate / Master Degree in the Universities / Colleges of Pakistan.

Literally Legum Baccalaureus generally known as LLB is the degree awarded to a person who graduates in Law. The degree of LLB is a base to pursue a career as a Lawyer, Consultant, Attorney, Judge etc.

History - With the evolution in educational practices, the professionals have developed tests for specialized fields for assessing the aptitude of students. These tests are designed for the level of degree for which the students are seeking admissions. The most famous of these tests is Graduate Record Examination Test known as GRE general conducted initially in USA and now followed in almost all over the world. Similarly, the Universities in USA started test for Law schools known as Law School Admission Test. The test has been in practice since 1945 and considered one good source to assess the aptitude of students towards Law. It comprises of six sections each of 35 duration making it 3 hours and 30 minutes test. The Law Admission Test (LAT) is in practice in India for years. The same was felt necessary in Pakistan for students seeking admission in Law Colleges and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has announced the same.

Law Admission Test (LAT) in Pakistan

The test will be the basic for seeking admission in LLB (5 years programme) and will be important factor in deciding the aptitude, keenness and career of an individual. The basic function of the test is to ascertain and assess the aptitude of an interested students whether he / she has the right kind of attitude towards the degree of LLB and further a career in the field of Law such as Lawyer, Consultant, Judge, Attorney, Prosecutor etc.

HEC Pakistan has announced to conduct the Law Admission Test (LAT) from 2018 for admission in LLB 5 years programme in Public and Private Sector Universities & their affiliated colleges across the country. The test will be conducted twice a year by HEC and result will remain valid for two years. The minimum qualification for admission is 12 years education and the result awaiting students may also apply. There is no fee for the test and online registration may be made on the official website of HEC Pakistan. HEC will announce the test date and other conditions twice a year.

The composition of the 100 marks test is as under:-

  1. 15 marks - Essay (200 words)
  2. 10 marks - Personal statement either in Urdu or English

Multiple Choice Questions
  1. 20 marks - English (synonyms antonyms preposition)
  2. 20 marks - General Knowledge
  3. 10 marks - Islamic studies
  4. 10 marks - Pak Studies
  5. 10 marks - Urdu
  6. 05 marks - Mathematics

The above mentioned pattern of LAT shows that the preparation may be done by consulting any graduate level general knowledge and English books. For better preparation, GRE or GAT general books may also be consulted.

Writer is a Punjab Government servant (Pakistan). He writes voluntarily


Posted by Luqman

Lat 3 year program lat Islamic international university Islamabad

Posted by Farhan Farooq

When HEC is conducting LAT test 2018 for admission in Undergraduate five-year LLB Degree Programme? Any datesheet please.

Posted by A HABIB

HEC has announced its first LAT 2018 for admission in Undergraduate five-year LLB Degree. Its last date for online registration is Tuesday July 10, 2018. Date of test will be announced in national newspapers and also on HEC website i.e.

Posted by hira

Sir is it compulsory for 3 year LLB program? Or it's just for 5 year program?

Posted by A HABIB

So far HEC announced the LAT for 5 years' degree. In future, 3 years' degree may be dropped.

Posted by naz

i have submitted the form online and got a email from hec that my form for aptitude test have been submitted .. plz tell me what does this mean? is it the confirmation for LAT test or this is something else?

Posted by Muhammad ijaz

i have submitted the form online and got a email from hec that my form for aptitude test have been submitted .. plz tell me what does this mean? is it the confirmation for LAT test or this is something else?

I want to get admission for 3 years LLB.
Is this test valid for my 3 years LLB degree program

Posted by afnan khaliq

I am not getting the options of HEC Test

Posted by nayab nasir

I have still not registered the form.. some one plz tell the pattern...

Posted by Tanveer Baloch

Is there any one, who may plz inform me the test date of HEC LAT for 5 years LLB degree...
I am waiting for your information..

Posted by Muhammad Hashir

I have submitted application for lat to hec ..and got a conformation message for hec .. Now when the test will be announced?

Posted by Manahil

Sir, is LAT conducted once or twice a year ?and if twice, then when will it be conducted again ?

Posted by uzair

when HEC will be anounced date for LAT test

Posted by aqsa

When will be conductex this Test by hec ??
Test date please....

Posted by Mahatir Muhammad

This test willbe conduct in August or September.plz reply me

Posted by Syed zahid raza kazmi

Upcoming lat registration? Who missed the date of 20 july so plz tell me about it.on hec website there is no issue date for upcoming lat registration and tell me about the eassy how will i prepare it

Posted by Kalsoom Fatima

Does LAT conducted twice in a year ? If it's then when will it be conducted again .plz tell me

Posted by Muhammad Faizan Shahid

i cant make account help me out

Posted by farkhanda

can I change my test center??

Posted by savera

sir can u plz tell me when HEC will conduct 2nd law test?

Posted by Sanaullah wassan

Sir when the test of hec will announce.???

Posted by Maha Azhar

Sir..!on which date lat is going to be conducted??plz reply me

Posted by Maham nabeela

Sir .. plz tell me that on which date the lat will bi conducted ???

Posted by mehnaz

i was unaware of this LAT system. got information just now. kindly inform me when will be the next test session.

Posted by mehnaz

i am from gilgit baltistan is there any LAT test system for us as well?

Posted by Muhmmad Adnan

Sir plzzz tell me about 2nd law test. When will be it is.... I just missed the 1st law test. When will be the 2nd law test.

Posted by Kashif

sir.. when will held LAT test again i missed the first one..

Posted by Bakhtawar Gohar

After clearing the test what will be the next criteria for admission shall we get admission in law colleges by this test or we will have to clear another one and plz tell me about the registration date today is 13th August 2018 actually different websites are showing different dates so plz guide me

Posted by Najaf

Today i got my roll no. Slip for LAT via TCS. The test date issued on that is 19 August sunday. Time is 9:00 am....

Posted by Ali

Sir I also applied for test but i dont get any rollno slip.

Posted by Faisal Aziz Bhatti

Can anyone tell me which book is the best to consult for the LAT for better result?

Posted by Salman ahmed

I want to get admission for 3 years LLB.
Is this test valid for my 3 years LLB degree program?

Posted by Irfan Ali

Wants to about my lat test slip 2018

Posted by Tanveer Baloch

Good news for everyone, the LAT is scheduled on 19 of august, so plz get your admit cards, and get ur slip printed with ur photo, and do not forget to bring ur CNIC/ B form at the time of test...

Posted by Shriya

When will hec Lat apptitude answer key and result will announced????

Posted by kaleem

tell me the hec test conduct date for 5year llb plzzz

Posted by Daud Khan

Sir i have applied for lat how would hec allocate us in university and which university will they take choices.

Posted by Danish ali

hec Lat apptitude answer key and result will announced????

Posted by saddam

why the hec lat apptiude answer keyand result will not announced

Posted by Hamad khan

when will result of LAT test out ? Anyone ?

Posted by Azan

i havent registered for LAT yet as i came to know about it very late..the applying date was already went when i came to know about us there any other way to apply for LAT or will i get admission with let me know

Posted by Muhammad bilal memon

when lat answer key will be uploaded?

Posted by Basit Ali

sir kindly result ka bta dijeee

Posted by ali raza

sir test date ka mujey inform nhi tha sir iss ka koi hl bta dain plz

Posted by Ayesha sarwar

When Lat apptitude test answer key and result will announced?

Posted by Muhammad Dilawar

Sir result kis date ko a rha ha LAT ka????

Posted by Adeel

Respect Sir,
As per order March 2018 by the Honorable Supreme Court, the admission in public and private sector universities and their affiliated law colleges become subject to passing LAT to be held twice a year under the HEC for five years LLB programme. Majority of the students did not knew the test organised in July 2018. Therefore kindly a chance for the left overs be given to those who could not attend the test due to any reason so as to save one complete year or a semester.

Posted by Younis

When hec is be going to announce LAT result?

Posted by Hammad Sharif Ahmad

Sir when will HEC announce LAT result?

Posted by Asad ilyad

Any idea when hec announces result of lat

Posted by kashif khan

sir please tell me how long LAT takes to announce the result which conducted on 19 august 2018 ....?????

Posted by M kamran danish

Lat test 2018 ka result kab aay ga

Posted by Younis

This is a fake information center. The admin himself don't know nothing about HEC rather than a student. So don't waste your time here. It is an humble request for all dignitaries.

Posted by Farooq

I think the website is not part of HEC. However, it made good attempt to provide great information/ guidance with regard to LAT for Law Students. I appreciate it, keep it up Mr. A Habib.

Posted by Muhammad Saleem

i given test of LAT 2018 on 19.08.2018..... when its result will be declare??

Posted by Aneeta

When will held the lat test again kindly inform me plz i missed the first

Posted by Moeez

Sir when is the result of LAT test and where to check it??

Posted by Muhammad Shahzad

Sir am try to learn about the L.L.B test please tell me whole information of HEC test and am apply it and am apply in Quaid e Azam university for admission

Posted by Muhammad Aamir

Sir I want to know how can I chek my result of LAT 19-August-2018

Posted by Hashir Javaid

When will announce LAT Test result ..??

Posted by Uzair Khan

Aslam.o.alikum Sir ! When Will Announced Second LAT test ?? Please Guide Me..Thank you

Posted by Rehman Rajpoot

Aslam-o-alikum sir I want to ask when will announced second ( lat ) test happened?? Guide me before I'm late plzzz and also guide me about admission formality

Posted by Taimoor Nadeem

please tell me when second LAT test will be held any information.SHould i wait or apply for BS hons

Posted by Rehan yusuf

when second LAT will be held??

Posted by A HABIB

HEC has announced Result of Law Entry Test held on 19th August 2018.
To view your LAT result, may visit HEC following page with your ticket # or CNIC:

Best wishes for LAT candidates.

Posted by Maham

When 2nd lat conducted? Boht late o rha h admission close o rhay hain

Posted by Marina shah

Hec have announced the result of LAT 2018

Posted by Faheem

Sir I have got 73 marks in LAT in which uni I am eligible to get the admission for law or for which University I am eligible?

Posted by Faiza Warraich

Plz tell me next lat k test kab hoga

Posted by Younis

Sir I got 83 marks in lat
Which university will give me admsion ?

Posted by Farhan akhtar

Sir, next LAT test kab announce hoga..?

Posted by Faiza Warraich

Plzz koi bta do k 2nd lat kab hoga

Posted by Haq Nawaz

What is the date of next attempt of LAT test

Posted by Ilyas karamat

Lat test date extend

Posted by A HABIB

HEC has already announced that the LAT test will be conducted twice a year. Lastly, it was conducted in August, 2018. My guess, it would be scheduled now in February, 2019.

Posted by m. sifarish humayoun

sir you can tell pleas .when would the second lat test be announced from higher education commiation

Posted by Talha

Is lat also neccessary for LLb five year programme in bzu multan.?

Posted by SUNNY

plz sir,new date for lat hec in october 2018.......plz tell me fast

Posted by Danish

Please tell me what is the next date of LAT test ? Please

Posted by M kamran danish

Ab lat test kab hona Hy plz tell me applying date

Posted by Muhammad umair

I got 53 marks in lat test . Which university will give me admission

Posted by Amman Malik

When will b lat announce for llb 3year program

Posted by Maqsood Ali

sir when will be test for the second time in this year.?

Posted by Abdullah iftikhar

Sir when will be the next test of lat held

Posted by Ali

HEC announced next schedule of Law Graduate Assessment Test. The test will be held on 28 OCTOBER 2018
Candidates need to bring their Roll number slip and Original CNIC/B-Form with passport size picture pasted on Roll number Slip that is mandatory for the Test

Posted by muzammil

Sir, next LAT test kab announce hoga..?

Posted by Madni

Sir ,
Ab LAT test ki deadline date kb a rahi h apply ki

Posted by Muhammad

Next date lat

Posted by Syed Adnan Hussain

sir ! it is compulsory to give the LAT test actually i don't know about this test ...... and my entry test of Sindh university which is held on 11 November 2018 so what i do?????

Posted by Aown Abbas

Sir Lat test ab kb aa raha ha date plz???

Posted by sohail

Kindly give the details about next LAT test date.I will be very thankful you in this regards.

Posted by Junaid

Plz tell me
When does LAT test again helds in 2018???
I passed inter in 2018
I am waiting for lat test date???
So plz guides me
How to get registers your self from LAT & When does lat test held???

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