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Salient Features of Admission Policy for Undergraduate (UG) Programmes
  • 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, that is 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 (NET-1)            -   1 Dec to 13 Dec 2016
  • Second Series (NET-2)      -    Apr 2017
  • Third Series (NET-3)           -   July 2017
  • The schedule of paper based test to be conducted in Karachi and Quetta in second and third series is as follows:-
  • Second Series (NET-2)      -    April 2017
  • Third Series (NET-3)           -   July 2017
    • Candidates can appear in entry test more than once to improve their score with the proviso that during a series test can only be taken once for a particular discipline. In case of multiple attempts the best score will be considered for admission.
    • 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 2017.
    • For Registration:-
  • FA / FSc stream candidates should have passed HSSC Part-I exam.
  • A level students should have obtained 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. 3000/- or USD 35/-
  • For SAT Candidate
  • SAT (National seat)                                          -   Rs.3500/- or USD 40/-
  • SAT (International seat)                                  -   Rs.7000/- 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. ​​
    National University of Sciences and Technology H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan