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LAT Test in Pakistan | Registration, Syllabus & Preparation Guidelines

Last update: December 15, 2019

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LAT stands for Law Admission Test; a test for those who want to become Law Graduate and pursuing 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. It has been prescribed by the Higher Education commission (HEC) on the directions of August Supreme court of Pakistan. It may be termed as HEC LAT Test.

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.

Need of Law Admission Test (LAT)

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 HEC Pakistan has announced to conduct the HEC LAT Test for the LLB Classes admission.

LAT Test in Pakistan

The HEC LAT Test is the basic for seeking admission in LLB (5 years programme) and is an important factor in deciding the aptitude, keenness and career of an individual. The basic function of the LAT 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.

LAT Exam Schedule: HEC conducts LAT thrice a year.
LAT Result Validity: LAT Result remains valid for two years.

LAT Test 2020

Registration for LAT 2020 for Admission in FIVE-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE LLB DEGREE PROGRAMME is open. Deadline for Online Registration is January 15, 2020 and its Test date will be announced later.

How to Register for LAT

To be registered for LAT, follow the below guidelines. In case of any issue during registration, applicants can visit onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk OR HEC Regional Centres in Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, Bahawalpur and Karachi for guidance. Helpline: +92 51 111-119-432, 0334-111-9432

  1. Visit the link http://etc.hec.gov.pk for online registration.
  2. Application submission comprises of two steps, i.e., profile completion using "My Profile" section and application submission using "Law Admission Test" link on menu panel in the left hand side bar of online portal
  3. Only SUBMITTED applications will be considered for LAT Test and applications in SAVE or INCOMPLETE mode will not be entertained.

Fee for LAT Test 2020

  1. Test Fee of Rs.500/- is to be deposited Online/ ATM or through Bank Draft in Account No: 1742 7900 133401. Account Title: Higher Education Commission, Bank: Habib Bank Limited, Branch Code: 1742
  2. Applicants are required to send a copy of Fee Deposit Slip/ ATM/ Online Transfer or Original Bank Draft through courier at the address: 13-209, 2nd Floor, HRD Building, HEC, Sector H-8, Islamabad on or before the last date of registration.
  3. Please mention your CNIC number at the backside of the Deposit Slip/Bank Draft
  4. The Test Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Who can Apply for the LAT?

  • Students who have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent/Grade 12 education
  • Students who have appeared in the final examination of HSSC or equivalent/Grade 12 education and those awaiting results

LAT Examination Guidelines

  • Date of test will be announced on HEC website.
  • Applicants who register through HEC online registration process will be able to download their roll number slip from http://etc.hec.gov.pk and registered email address a week before the test date.
  • Email/ SMS will also be sent to registered applicants for test date, time and venue. While filling online application form, candidates are required to provide valid email/mobile number on which applicant wish to receive Roll Number Slip.
  • Test Centre once selected will not be changed.
  • A print of Roll Number Slip and Original CNIC will be required to enter the Test Centre on Test Day.

LAT Test Syllabus & Preparation

LAT Test is of 100 marks. Its Test Pattern and Syllabus is as under:

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

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

Total Marks: 100 (Passing Marks 50)

The aforementioned pattern of HEC 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.

General Information

  • The test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The test is conducted in major cities, Applicants may select any test/ examination centre from the list available in the application form. The examination centre can not changed after registration.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A HABIB
Writer is a Punjab Government servant (Pakistan). He writes voluntarily




Comments

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. www.hec.gov.pk

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 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 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 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 it..so us there any other way to apply for LAT or will i get admission with it..do let me know

Posted by Muhammad bilal memon

when lat answer key will be uploaded?

Posted by Ayesha sarwar

When Lat apptitude test answer key and result will announced?

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

Sir
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 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: http://hec.gov.pk/english/HECAnnouncements/Pages/Result-Law-Test.aspx Best wishes for LAT candidates.

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 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 Muhammad

Please
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

Assalam-o-Alaikum.
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
NOW
I am waiting for lat test date???
So plz guides me
How to get registers your self from LAT & When does lat test held???

Posted by Soorih Jessar

When will HEC conduct next entry test for Law (LAT)? I have missed the entry test of 28th october 2018

Posted by Amaira

When will be lat test

Posted by Najeeb ullah

plz updates about 2019 lat test date.

Posted by navid

kindly inform us about next LAT exam?

Posted by Zahidmari

Dear kindly tell when will be next test of lat

Posted by maryam

Kindly inform us about next LAT test conducted by HEC.

Posted by A HABIB

HEC has announced Law-GAT Test Schedule. For detail, visit at http://www.careermidway.com/news/law-graduate-assessment-test-for-enrollment-as-an-advocate-with-bar-council-234

Posted by Laiba

When will LAT will be conducted in 2019?
Also while filling out the online application form of LAT, there was no option of LAT entry test or HEC entry test? Why is it so?

Posted by Fariha

I have taken admission in LLB 3 years program in Sep 2018 in Government college.
I am asked by the college management to apply for LAT going to held in 2019.
My question is "What if I couldn't pass LAT?? Will my admission fee be refunded??

Posted by Mamoona

Kindly mjhy application edit krny ka tareeqa btaa dain

Posted by Muhammad Ali

I have applied recently for LAT for undergraduate 5 years program. Kindly inform me when the test will conducted..???

Posted by M.Ali.Khan

Sir.Aoa.i m MA.&took admission 3year LLB in a law college in 2018 after passed NAT. now am i needed of LAT????pl reply onmy whatsap.03027858008

Posted by BELLA

I am in Fsc Part two may I Apply 4 Lat test?

Posted by Masaab Shah

any one knows about the LAT exam date???

Posted by Muhammad Nadeem

When HEC show test date of LAT test????????

Posted by Arshad Mahmood Mian

I have submitted on line registration for test but still no acknowledgement received.

Posted by Maryam khan

Y it's compulsory for llb 3 year student's.. Because it's compulsory only for 12 year education then y? Because 3 year admission will be done.. Or classes will starting in November two months they students took his classes or half course will be done then how it's possible. If students don't t clear this test then what they do..? Fee will return.. If University returns the fee then take lat test.. Student's were ready to give for test they have no issue of university do this its University respo

Posted by Ayaz Ali Lakho

In which month the next test of hec will be taken ????

Posted by Kinza Fatima

I've taken admission in 3 year LLB after my graduation, should i have to give the LAT? is this for 5 year LLB students?
Kindly guide

Posted by A Habib

LAT is for 5 years degree only.

Posted by Quratulain

Sir Now can i apply for LAT test?

Posted by Misbah Rehman

Kindly inform us the next lat test about conduct by hec

Posted by Akram

New date for Law Admission Test (LAT) 2019 announced. HEC will conduct this test on Sunday 17.03.2019

Posted by Hasnain Abbas

Kindly sir help me. How to get LAT Hec roll number slip?

Posted by taras1986165l

It is the valuable information

Posted by Arsalan Ali Jafri

Sir, I was online registered myself through the portal of HEC, which confirmation email was also received. Test date is announced but I have not received my roll # at my address nor received any email confirmation? Please look into the issue in order to appear in the test which will be held on 17th March 2019 as announced by HEC for LAT. Thanks,

Posted by hamna

sir please tell me LAT compulsory for 5 years or both 3,5 years???

Posted by A HABIB

Law Admission Test (LAT) is scheduled on March 17, 2019. If any candidate didn't receive Roll No slip via courier, the same can be downloaded visiting http://hec.gov.pk/english/HECAnnouncements/Pages/LAT-19.aspx

Posted by Muhammad Yasir

Anyone please share Law Admission Test Syllabus of refer any book or website which can help to qualify this test.

Posted by Suqrat

Is this test is for both 3 and 5 years or is only for 5 yea

Posted by Roshni

Ucpoming LAT test date?and how we can apply to that can we apply now for the next test?

Posted by Hania Shakeel

when will the LAT test be conducted again? and is it a compulsory requirement for all universities in Pakistan?

Posted by Tayyba Arshad

sir is Lat conducted twice a year..?? then when it will be conducted again..??

Posted by Asad idreed

Hey sir
I want know to you sir,
I was missed the last date of kar held was 17 March 2019 a ,
Please tell me about next date of law i want to know about that.

Posted by Ammara

When will Lat test be conducted again? I missed this test that was in March. Please tell me I'm so much worried

Posted by Ahsan Bukhari

Sir, very respectfully
I wanted to say that I have not been able to give the LAT of March so Can you please tell me about the next registeration date of LAT 2019
Thankyou

Posted by M rehman

Sir I got 49 marks in lat test if I consider pass or fail plzz tell me

Posted by Abdulwahab

Sir
Due to lake of information I missed LAT in march.
Kindly acknowledge me about next registration for LAT five year program.
Thank you.

Posted by Kanwal naz

Plz can any one tell me k jis ne 2017 main inter ki ho wo is lat k liye eligible hai?

Posted by Saba khan

Is lat test score enough for admission in lums (llb)?

Posted by Rai Husnain

Due to lake of information I missed LAT in march.
Kindly acknowledge me about next registration for LAT five year program.
Thank you.

Posted by Kazbana shams

sir plz tell me the date for LAT test in 2019...
and how to register for it.

Posted by Muhammad Ali

Sir ma abhi inter k exmams sy farigh howa hon. LAT test ma apply krny ki last date to 3 may 2019 thi mujy ni tha pta. Ab next date kb ay gi ? Plz ans..

Posted by EJAZ BALOCH

I need information about preparation of lat of English online any website please

Posted by A HABIB

HEC has announced Law Admission Test (LAT) 2019-2020 for admission in Five year undergraduate LLB Degree Programme

  • Last date for online registration is June 15, 2019
  • The test will be conducted on Sunday, July 14, 2019

Posted by Rabia

HEC LAT new schedule: Deadline for Registration extended until June 23, 2019 Test will be held on July 21, 2019

Posted by Ahurairah

Sir ji jo lat ki registration karwai hai baad mein hec ki mail mein verification code aya hai wo kahan dena hai

Posted by Hassaan Ahmad

Please guide me about Test. How many times HEC arrange that test ? Twice a year or after every three months ???

Posted by abdulhameedachakzai

Sir what is the date of the issues roll number slip

Posted by Umair

Is it possible to register for lat test 2019 at this belated stage with late fee?

Posted by Fatima

I havent recieved my lat roll no slip how i will get it ? Secondly i hav to give separate tests for lat as well as for iiui year 2019 for law ?

Posted by Malik Haris

Sir!! Will you provide us any roll number slip for the test???
N if yes..... Then please provide us with the site where we can download those slips for the test.

Posted by Rabeea khalid

kindly tell me test timing ..because in this date agriculture university conduct undergraduate test at 11 am on 21 july 2019.please kindly chage test date or time

Posted by Adnan yousaf

Please tell me about next test date after 21 July.

Posted by Muheet

You have cited about the past paper, but your entire site thrashed but there is no material like past papers. Sad

Posted by Fatima nadeem

Cnic number candidate ko apna dalna h? Agr id card nh bana h to phr kia krein?

Posted by M.Shaheer Ali

i have done graduation in 2019.
Do I need to pass LAT test?

Posted by Tayyab

I dont Have Mention My Roll Number On Backside . is it will create problem for me ????

Posted by Ihsanullah

Please guide me for registration in Law aptitude test 2019 . The test which is held on 1st September2019.

Posted by Neelab Anwer

sir registration ka option he nhi aa rha plzzz help

Posted by Mohammad Saqlain

Sir I Apply online in law admission. Now it is necessary that I post my bank draft slip

Posted by ammad tariq

lat test will be postpond by highcourt order, new date of test give as soon.

Posted by Umar parwaiz

Sir Hec law test ky leay koi book mil sakti ha

Posted by Muhammad Shaghaf

Is it possible to register for lat test 2019 at this belated stage with late fee?

Please any update ??

Posted by Abia Baig

Please tell me what is the next date of LAT test of 2019? Please

Posted by kinza kiran

aslamo alikum sir please tell me what is the next date of LAT test 2019 of LLB five year programme

Posted by Zahra naqvi

Please send nee date of law test

Posted by Fatima batool

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

Posted by Ghulam Artaza

Sir next date kab hy lat ki??
Apply karny ke liye next date kab hy??

Posted by Hazrat Ullah

Sir please can you tell me about LAT test.when will be the LAT test I submitted my forms for BS law but don't know when will be the second LAT test organize by HSC

Posted by Aimal khan

When will be yhe next LAT IN 2019..

Posted by Aryan Zafar

Sir plz tell me the new date for Lat
When it will held

Posted by muhammad essa

lat test k leyi preparation kaha say karee koi acha sa book availavle hay

Posted by Muhamamad Shoukat khan

Dear Sir,
Sir I have done MS(CS) 18 years program and also have a govt job experience. I want to do LLB 3 years while my age is 36.5 years... Can i enrole in LLB in any university either in 3 years or 05 years LAW Degreee?
Please help me.
Best Regards

Posted by Rahima

Next registration for test?

Posted by I am saira

Next Lat test kb hain 2020 mein plz tell me

Posted by A HABIB

HEC has announced date for LAT Test 2020 for admission in LLB



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