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.
  • Pakistani nationals (including dual nationality holders) and foreign nationals can opt to apply on both NET and ACT / SAT basis. However, foreign nationals have to pay tuition fee and allied charges a per international student fee structure.
  • 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           –  10 to 22 Dec 2022
    • Second Series      –   10 Feb 2023 onwards
    • Third Series         –   Apr 2023
    • Fourth Series       –   Jun / Jul 2023
  • The tentative schedule of paper based test to be conducted in Karachi and Quetta in second and fourth series is as follows:-
    • Second Series       –  Mar 2023
    • Fourth Series          –  Jul 2023
  • 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 2023.
  • 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. 4,500/- 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/-
    • For Foreign Nationals NET (per exam)               –  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.
  • Foreign nationals (Non Pakistani) have to provide valid passport number.
  • 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 Civil Engineering programmes offered at MCE.
  • Foreign nationals (Non Pakistani) / international candidates cannot apply for Aerospace and Avionics Engineering programmes offered at CAE campus 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.
  • 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.