- Academic year at NUST starts in Fall every year
- Admissions are given on merit only.
- Admission can be sought either on the basis of NUST Entry Test (NET) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for which limited seats are available.
- While Pakistani nationals (including dual nationality holders) can opt for both NET and SAT, foreign nationals can only apply for international seats on SAT basis.
- NET is conducted at three locations, Islamabad (NUST Campus), Karachi and Quetta.
- At Islamabad the Test is conducted in computer-based format. In Karachi and Quetta it is in paper-based format.
- Computer-based test is designed in accordance with the internationally practiced system of on-line examinations. It is easy to attempt with minimal practice.
- NET is compiled from text books prescribed for HSSC courses. Candidates preparing for NET are advised to consult all relavent text books of various boards of education.
- Instructions to attempt computer-based entry test and sample test are available on NUST website for guidance.
- The pattern and the standard of question papers for both types of tests is the same.
- The computer based test at Islamabad will be conducted in three series according to the following schedule:
- First Series - 7 to 21 Dec 2019
- Second Series - 14 Mar 2020 onwards
- Third Series - Jun-Jul 2020
- The schedule of paper based test to be conducted in Karachi and Quetta in second and third series is as follows:-
Second Series - 14 - 15 Mar 2020
Third Series - 10 - 12 July 2020
- Candidates can appear in entry test more than once to improve their score with the provision that during a series test can only be taken once for a particular discipline. In case of multiple attempts of NET the best test score will be considered for merit generation.
- For computer-based NET, candidates can choose the date and session of test from the available schedule.
- The result of NET will remain valid for the current admission cycle culminating in Fall 2020.
FA / FSc stream candidates should have passed HSSC Part-I exam.
A level students should have minimum 60% marks as per equivalence of O level certificate issued by IBCC.
- Application Processing Fee for entry test will be charged as follows:-
For NUST Entry Test (per exam) - Rs. 3300/- or USD 35/-
For SAT Candidate
SAT (National seat) - Rs. 5,000/- or USD 40/-
SAT (International seat) - Rs. 10,000/- or USD 80/-
- Application processing fee is neither refundable nor transferable. It will remain valid only for the series for which it has been paid.
- For registration, possession of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC), Form B or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) is mandatory.
- Upon admission, the University will register the student’s name as per his/her Matric or O level equivalence certificate (SSC), duly issued by IBCC and same will be used for every university document.
- Female candidates cannot apply for CAE and MCE campuses at Risalpur.
- NUST neither conducts entry test related preparatory activities itself nor provides material in electronic or printed format for guidance of applicants. Nor is any such activity sponsored by NUST. However, NUST organizes refresher classes for intermediate students of Balochistan, FATA and Interior Sindh.
- Candidates in their own interest are advised to refrain from organizations / individuals claiming that these have any association with NUST as regard to entry test preparation.