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Applying on the Basis of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

SAT Reasoning / Subject Test

  • The SAT Reasoning / Subject Test is a computer-based test held under the management of College Board, USA.
  • Candidates with SSC and HSSC or equivalent qualification are eligible to appear in SAT. For more information on SAT and how to apply for it, please visit their website at
  • The last date for SAT scores to reach NUST is July 15, 2016. Scores received after the deadline will not be entertained. The NUST institutional code to receive SAT scores is 2790.
  • Candidates applying on SAT basis have to enter their SAT Subject Test scores in their application form. Those who do not enter their SAT scores by 15 July 2016 will be assigned zero weighting.
  • For all Programmes, a minimum of 550 SAT score is required in each subject.
  • SAT scores are valid for 2 years.
  • The merit list for candidates applying on the basis of SAT for national seats is prepared separately.
  • Seats for Pakistani National Students

  • A few seats are reserved for induction on the basis of SAT scores.
  • Separate admission form for applying on SAT basis will be available on NUST website tentatively in May 2016.
  • Pakistani candidates of both O/A Level and FA/ FSc streams can exercise this option and compete for the SAT seats by taking the SAT subject/ reasoning test and submitting the following results.
  • SAT Subjects Required for Various Disciplines


    SAT Subject Test in

  • Mathematics Level-II
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science:

    SAT Subject Test in

  • Mathematics Level-II
  • Physics

    BS Mathematics

    SAT Subject test in:

  • Mathematics Level-II

    BS Physics

    SAT Subject test in:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics Level-II

  • Applied Biosciences

    SAT Subject test in

  • Biology (M)

  • Architecture and Industrial Design

    SAT subject test in

  • Mathematics Level II
  • Physics
  • Note: B Architecture / B Industrial Design candidates have to appear in Cognitive and Aptitude test as well.

    Business Studies / Social Sciences:

    SAT Reasoning Test

    National University of Sciences and Technology H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan