HEC Silently Increases Law Admission Test Fee by 44%

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited applications for Law Admission Test (LAT) from candidates seeking enrollment in five-year undergraduate LLB degree programs.

According to details, the HEC will conduct LAT at designated test centers all over the country on 9 April. Whereas, the last date to apply for LAT is 27 March.

Here is all you need to know about HEC’s LAT:

As the name suggests, LAT is mandatory for admissions in public and private sector universities and their affiliated institutions and colleges that are recognized by the HEC and the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have:

  • Passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent 12-year education.
  • Appeared in the final exams of HSSC or equivalent 12-year education and are awaiting results.

Test Pattern and Syllabus

Division of QuestionsMarksNature of Questions
Essay (either in English or Urdu)15200 words maximum
Personal statement (either in English or Urdu)10200 words maximum
MCQs: English20Synonyms, antonyms, prepositions
MCQs: General Knowledge20
MCQs: Islamic Studies10
MCQs: Pakistan Studies10
MCQs: Urdu10Vocabulary
MCQs: Math5Basic math
Total marks100


Passing marks

How to Apply?

Aspiring candidates can apply through HEC’s Education Testing Council (ETC). Incomplete applications as well as applications submitted through any other mode will be rejected.

Applicants will be able to download their roll number slips from the ETC portal and their emails one week before the test. The HEC will also send the test details to applicants through email and SMS.

Test Fee

Applicants are required to submit a non-refundable and non-transferrable Rs. 1,800 test fee. They can deposit the fee in account no: 17427900133401, account title: Higher Education Commission, Bank: Habib Bank Limited, branch code: 1742.

It is worth mentioning here that the fee for LAT was Rs. 1,250 last time.


The deadline for submitting applications for LAT is 27 March.

Important Note

Applicants will be required to bring the original candidate copy of the paid challan form as well as the original CNIC, otherwise, they will not be able to sit in the test.

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