Admissions Undergraduates SALIENT FEATURES OF ADMISSION POLICY FOR UG PROGRAMMES

SALIENT FEATURES OF ADMISSION POLICY FOR UG PROGRAMMES



  • NUST offers admission once in an academic year during Fall.
  • Admissions are given on merit only. NUST has a non-discriminatory admission policy and is accessible to all, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability or gender.
  • Admission can be sought either on the basis of NUST Entry Test (NET) or American College Test (ACT) / Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for which limited seats are available.
  • While Pakistani nationals (including dual nationality holders) can opt for both NET and ACT / SAT, foreign nationals can only apply for international seats on ACT / 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, test is conducted 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 relevant 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 multiple series according to the following schedule (tentative):
    • First Series           –  28 Dec 2021 onwards
    • Second Series      –   Mar / Apr 2022
    • Third Series         –   Jun / Jul 2022
  • The tentative schedule of paper based test to be conducted in Karachi and Quetta in second and third series is as follows:-
    • Second Series       –  Mar 2022
    • Third Series          – Jun / Jul 2022
  • 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 2022.
  • For Registration:-
    • FA / FSc stream candidates should have passed HSSC Part-I exam. For those candidates who have completed their HSSC should have minimum 60% marks. All candidates must have 60% marks in SSC as well.
    • A level students should have minimum 60% marks as per equivalence of O level certificate issued by IBCC.
  • Application Processing Fee will be charged as follows:-
    • For NUST Entry Test (per exam)                        –   Rs. 3,800/- or USD 35/-
    • For ACT / SAT based National seat                    –    Rs. 5000/- or USD 40/-
    • For ACT / SAT based 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 Aerospace, Avionics and Civil Engineering programmes offered at CAE and MCE campuses 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.