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HEC LAT (Law Admission Test) In-Depth Guide, 2024

HEC Law Admission Test (LAT)

In this article, you'll get a complete guide for the law admission test (LAT) in Pakistan: being conducted by HEC for all the applicants desirous to get admission in the five years LLB degree program. All students in public and private sector universities and colleges; even their affiliated institutes are now required to pass the law admission test.

Law admission test guide manual.

LLB is now a 5 years program instead of 3 years (as in the past). Students after passing their 12-grade education (HSSC) can apply for the LAT.

Test Syllabus and Pattern

The test can be divided into two parts; subjective and MCQs (objective) making a 100 marks paper in total.

LAT Essay (English/Urdu) and Important Topics

The essay is a 15 marks question requiring students to write an article of 200 words max either in English or Urdu.

There is no need to use hard and fast vocabulary instead use simple words as it is for an intermediate level test. Here are some important topics to get an idea of it:

  • Life and Work of Allama Iqbal
  • Quiad e Azam Work and Life
  • Literacy in Pakistan
  • Population: Curse or Blessings
  • Poverty Causes and Solutions
  • Crime Preventions
  • Beggary
  • Corruption
  • Power Sector Crisis in Pakistan

Personal Statement

It is a 10 marks question which you can answer in English or Urdu. The personal statement is a summary of your ideas. You can say it is an introduction, motivation, skills, background, career, and relevant information about your live events. You need to answer this question in plain/ simple language in short sentences without grammatical mistakes.

In short, a personal statement is a description of your accomplishments, expertise, moments, and goals often involved in life.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

The remaining 75 marks are of multiple choice questions. This part of the test is segmented into many sub-parts: English (Synonyms, Antonyms, Prepositions), General Knowledge, Islamic Studies, Pakistan Studies, Urdu (Vocabulary), Mathematics

Registration Method

HEC Law Admission Test (LAT) online registration portal

Registration for the LAT can be done on the ETC website (

  • Visit the ETC website and click on "Apply for Law Admission Test", fill out the form, and submit the fee.
  • Click "Submit" application
  • A test fee of Rs. 1000/- (updated) can be deposited through an Online/ATM in HEC Habib Bank Limited account (Account No: 17427900133401, Account Title: Higher Education Commission, Bank: Habib Bank Limited, Branch Code: 1742). NOTE: Bank accounts can be changed. Always check the official website for an updated account number.
  • Submit the proof of fee deposit to "Room No. 13-209, 2nd Floor, HRD Building, HEC, Sector H-8, Islamabad" before the last date of registration.
  • Applicant must mention CNIC on the backside of the deposit slip.

General Questions and Answers

There are many questions regarding the registration and preparation of LAT, which we'll try to address in this section.

Download Roll Number Slip

The roll number slip is mandatory during the examination. The applicant can visit the ETC website (, click on the LAT test, and download your roll number slip. Printed roll number slip with CNIC is compulsory in the examination center.

Roll number slip is also sent to your registered email address.

Fee Submission for Law Admission Test

Newly and updated fee for the LAT Rs. 1000/- which can be submitted online/ATM to the following account number.

  • Account No: 17427900133401
  • Account Title: Higher Education Commission
  • Bank: Habib Bank Limited
  • Branch Code: 1742

Note: The information in this section can be updated from time to time.

Preparation Guide for LAT

The difficulty of LAT multiple choice questions is that of GRE and GAT tests. All the books for GRE and GAT can be used for the preparation of the law admission test.

Contact HEC

In case of error or help, applicants can contact HEC directly through phone calls or an online complaint system. For online complaints, there can be delays in answers. You can submit a complaint online here:

HEC has also provided with many phone number for help as follow:

  • 051 111 119 432
  • 0334 1119432
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