HEC-LAT TEST; a necessary test for those candidates who want to become Law Graduate and pursing career in the field of Law. It is based on the terms of Graduate Record Examination GRE or General Aptitude Test GAT 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 judgment 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.
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 to conduct the HEC-LAT TEST for the LLB classes admission.
LAW ADMISSION TEST (LAT) IN PAKISTAN:-
The HEC-LAT 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 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. 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. LAT-TEST has been conducted in January, 2019 and next date for HEC-LAT TEST shall be announced in due course.
The composition of the 100 marks HEC-LAT TEST is as under:-
Multiple Choice Questions
The above mentioned pattern of LAT TEST 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. As the LAT TEST is a new phenomena and there are no to the point guide lines for preparation of LAT-TEST.