The relationship between the linear errors-in-variables model and the corresponding ordinary linear model in statistical inference is studied. It is shown that normality of the distribution of covariate is a necessary and sufficient condition for the equivalence. Therefore, testing for lack-of-fit in linear errors-in-variables model can be converted into testing for it in the corresponding ordinary linear model under normality assumption. A test of score type is constructed and the limiting chi-squared distribution is derived under the null hypothesis. Furthermore, we discuss the power of the test and the choice of the weight function involved in the test statistic.