LMAT - LUMS MBA Test

LMAT is offered as an internal test of LUMS.
Applicants have the option to take either GMAT or LMAT. Both tests carry equal weight-age for MBA Admissions. LMAT taken more than two years before the admission deadline will not be considered valid.
Applicants from Pakistan usually opt LMAT because of its low fee and easy accessibility. LMAT is conducted in rounds usually two rounds of LMAT are conducted every year.
We suggest to take round 1. If for some reason your performance remains not to required, you may able to take 2nd round.
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Scheduling

LMAT remains valid for two years. You must schedule to take LMAT early. Its preparation takes time and effort. Competition for LMAT is very intense. You must manage your preparation plan accordingly.
LMAT will be conducted simultaneously in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.

The application is considered complete when all of the requisite information and documents are on file including the test results. Your application would be considered in round one if it is complete by the deadline for the round. Similarly, if your application is complete by round 2 deadlines, it would be consider in round 2, and so on. However, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply in the first and second rounds, as the available space is limited by the third round. 

LMAT Registeration and Fee

Candidates can get registered online. They have to complete and submit the registration form. For online registration form LMAT Online Registration
After online registration applicants will be required to send the following documents to LUMS Admissions Office:
  • Two passport size Photographs
  • Two photocopies of the National Identity Card or Valid Passport
  • Bank Draft of Rs. 3000/- drawn in favor of LUMS or On-line payment status or a photocopy of bank receipt
After the successful submission of on line test registration form, Test Registration Cards and instructions will be posted to the applicant's secure online application account, and an email message will alert applicants that the test Registration card has been posted.
Test Registration Cards will be posted on applicant’s online account 5 - 7 days earlier than the test date.
Applicants are required to download and print their Test Registration card. Candidates without a Test Registration Card and original NIC will NOT be allowed to take the test.
The exact locations, test timings, and other information will be communicated to applicants through the Test Registration Card and LUMS website i.e. www.lums.edu.pk.

Mode of Payment

  • By submitting a bank draft from any bank in favor of Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • Cash deposited at Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) Booth at LUMS or branch located at T-Block, D.H.A, Lahore

LMAT Guidelines

  • Registration fee should be submitted to the designated branch MCB Bank or through online payment before respective LMAT deadlines.
  • Admissions office will not accept any bank receipt dated after the given deadlines.
  • Please note that candidates who for some reason cannot get registered by the given deadlines should report at the test center at 8 am for walk in registration.
  • Walk-in requests will only be entertained on space available basis.

In case of failure to submit these documents to LUMS Admissions Office before the deadline the online registration of the candidate will stand cancelled.

Registration Type Fees (Pak Rupees)
Regular Registration
3000
Walk-in Registration
6000

Change in LMAT Registeration

You cannot change the schedule for LMAT once you register for LMAT. However; if you do not take the test, you can register again for next test. you can take as many tests you want. LUMS just considers the best score.

LMAT Score

There is no minimum required score. LUMS does not follow a pattern of fixed test score merit. The short listing of candidates is dependent on all admission criteria i.e. academic ranking, test scores and interview performance. Please keep in mind, that the LMAT/ LMAT is just one of several admission criteria. A high score does not guarantee admission, and a below average score does not eliminate a candidate.

Negative Marking

Since 1/4th of a mark will be deducted for each wrong answer, it is advisable not to make random guesses.

At the Center

You must reach the center half an hour earlier than the reporting time (8:30 AM). To be admitted to the Test center, you must bring your test registration card and any one of the following:
  • 1. Government issued National Identity Card
  • 2. A valid Passport
Both should have the candidate’s photo, thus making the identification process easier.
  • The test will be conducted only on the scheduled day and time.
  • You will be provided with all the stationary that’s required for the test therefore do not bring any with you.
  • Be on time as no examine will be admitted to the cent re after the test materials have been distributed.
  • Items like scratch papers, all sorts of calculators including watch calculators, books, pamphlets, slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers, highlighter pens, stereos, or radios with headphones, Mp3 players and iPods, USBs, watch alarms also the ones with flashing lights or alarm sounds, electronic dictionaries, key boards etc. are not allowed.
  • Eating, drinking, smoking or chewing tobacco is prohibited during the administration of the test.
  • You can only leave the center during the test if the supervisor permits you to. However, you will not get any make up time.
  • You may wish to time yourself with your own watch, but the supervisor will be the official timekeeper of the test.
  • During the time allowed for each section of the test, you are allowed to work only on the particular section. After the supervisor announces, “Please stop writing and put your pencils down”, you should stop writing.
  • You may use the test book to work out your answers but you must mark all your answers on the separate answer sheet, which is given to you, before the time is called.
  • Answers to multiple-choice questions recorded in the test book will not be considered. Only the answers marked on the answer sheet will be graded.
  • Visitors will not be allowed in the test center while the test is in progress.
  • Failure to comply with the supervisor’s directions will result in your test being cancelled.
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