- Having secured less than 60% marks in SSC and HSSC.
- Having failed / not appeared in any subject in HSSC Part-I / II.
- Having secured less than 60% marks in O/A level as per the equivalence certificate issued by IBCC.
- In case of O & A level / equivalent foreign qualification, those not in possession of valid O level or equivalent qualification certificate issued by IBCC at the time of applying to NUST.
- Expelled from NUST on disciplinary grounds.