FAQs ug-admission

Frequently Asked Questions (UG-Admission)

Yes, but they have to clear deficient Mathematics courses of 6 credit hours, within one year of enrollment in the programme.

Yes, by paying additional application fee provided you meet eligibility criteria.

Re-checking of Paper Based Entry Test may be requested within 5 days of the declaration of result along with a fee of Rs.500/- in the form of a bank draft/pay order in favour of NUST. The original bank daft / pay order should be dispatched to Admissions Directorate, NUST, Sector H-12, Islamabad, along with written application. Re-checking involves the verification of paper for any unmarked answers and error free totaling of marks.

Desirous candidates may obtain the result details of their Test from the link available on NUST website.

Mock Test for Computer Based / Paper Based Test are available on NUST website www.ugadmissions.nust.edu.pk under the link Sample Test, for candidates to practice.
 

If you are temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than Pakistan, and hold either a Pakistani passport, or dual nationality (one of them being Pakistani), you fall under the Expatriate Student category.

Those students who show good academic performance and maintain minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 in case of all UG programmes are eligible to get financial assistance, as per policy in each semester.

The options available to candidates for admission in various programmes according to their academic background are as follows. However, all non-FSc stream candidates must have equivalence certificates duly obtained from IBCC, Pakistan in relevant groups/subjects, as spelled out in “Eligibility Criteria”.

(Details of Engineering programmes available for DAE candidates are covered separately under DAE Eligibility Critria):-
Academic Qualification Programmes to Apply
FSc /  FA Stream
Pre-Engineering group Engineering, BS Computer Science
BS Mathematics
BS Physics
​BS Chemistry
B Architecture, B Industrial Design
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
Pre-Medical group BS Applied Biosciences
​BS Chemistry
​BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, LLB (Hons)
Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science as major subjects BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering
BS Mathematics
B Architecture, B Industrial Design
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
BS Physics
Pre-Medical with additional Mathematics All Programmes
Pre-Engineering with additional Biology All Programmes
Mathematics & Physics as (two of three) major subjects BS Mathematics
BS Physics
B Architecture, B Industrial Design
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
Mathematics as (one of three) major subject BS Mathematics
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
Accounting & Finance or Accountancy as ( one of three) major subject BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
FA or equivalent (without Mathematics and / or Accounting & Finance) BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, LLB (Hons)
A Level or Equivalent
Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics as major subjects Engineering, BS Computer Science
BS Mathematics
BS Physics
​BS Chemistry
B Architecture, B Industrial Design
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
Biology, Chemistry and Physics as major subjects BS Applied Biosciences
BS Chemistry
​BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, LLB (Hons)
Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics as major subjects BS Applied Biosciences
BS Mathematics
BS Chemistry
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
Biology and Chemistry as (two of three) major subjects BS Applied Biosciences
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, LLB (Hons)
Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science as major subjects BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering
BS Mathematics
BS Physics
B Architecture, B Industrial Design
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as major subjects All Programmes
Mathematics & Physics as (two of three) major subjects BS Mathematics
BS Physics
B Architecture, B Industrial Design
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
Mathematics as (one of three) major subject BS Mathematics
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
Accounting & Finance or Accountancy as (one of three) major subject BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons)
Any other combination of subjects BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, LLB (Hons)

Candidates of O/A level or any other foreign qualification are advised to contact IBCC, Pakistan for issuance of equivalence certificates as per university requirements with more than 60% marks in required subjects / group, well in time. Any deficiency of subjects or non-provision of IBCC equivalence certificate before start of classes will lead to cancellation of admission at any stage.

If you fulfill the eligibility criteria, you can apply for admission on the basis of SAT (International seat) through your embassy. Separate admission form will be available on NUST website for applying on SAT basis. For details, including payment of fee in US Dollars, please refer to the undergraduate section on NUST website.

Yes, you can apply, as in such case you will be evaluated on the basis of ‘O’ levels equivalence marks but you have to provide equivalence certificate of ‘A’ levels within 15 days of announcement of result, as follows:
a.   For Applied Biosciences: For finalization of merit.
b.   For Other Disciplines: Before the commencement of academic classes.
 

NUST is conducting NET in paper based format on one day and in computer based format in two sessions daily, on different days, as per the schedule. As per policy, if a candidate misses the Test session he / she is not given another chance. But in case of extreme emergency, requests may be entertained on case to case basis, depending on availability of space.

​For this, you have to get your name changed on your Matric or O level equivalence certificate (SSC), because University will use your name as per your Matric or O level equivalence certificate (SSC), duly issued by IBCC.

  1. DAE candidate should have completed DAE with minimum 60% marks in Matric as well as DAE
  2. The detail of Engineering programmes offered to DAE candidates as approved by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) is given below:-
Sr. DAE Background Offered Engg Programmes
1. Diploma in Electrical Technology Electrical Engg
Mechatronics Engg
Computer Engg
Software Engg
​Environmental Engg
2. Diploma in Electronics Technology Electrical Engg
Mechatronics Engg
Computer Engg
Software Engg
​Avionics Engg
3. Diploma in Instrumentation / Instrumentation & Process Control Technology Electrical Engg
Mechatronics Engg
​Avionics Engg
​Computer Engg
​Software Engg
4. Diploma in Telecommunication Technology Electrical Engg
Computer Engg
Software Engg
​Avionics Engg
5. Diploma in Precision Mechanical and Instrument Technology Electrical Engg
Mechanical Engg
6. Diploma in Mechanical Technology Mechanical Engg
Mechatronics Engg
​Environmental Engg
​Aerospace Engg
7. Diploma in Mechanical Technology (Power) Mechanical Engg
8. Diploma in Mechanical Technology (Production) Mechanical Engg
9. Diploma in Auto & Diesel Technology Mechanical Engg
10. Diploma in Automation Technology Mechanical Engg
​Electrical Engg
​Computer Engg
​Software Engg
​Mechatronics Engg
​Aerospace Engg
​Avionics Engg
11. Diploma in Bio-Medical Technology Mechanical Engg
12. Diploma in Dies & Mould Technology Mechanical Engg
13. Diploma in Chemical Technology Chemical Engg
​Environmental Engg
14. Diploma in Chemical Technology (Specialization in Sugar Technology) Chemical Engg
15. Diploma in Petro Chemical Technology Chemical Engg
16. Diploma in Petroleum Technology Chemical Engg
​Environmental Engg
17. Diploma in Computer Information Technology Computer Engg
Software Engg
​Avionics Engg
18. Diploma in Computer Technology Computer Engg
Software Engg
​Avionics Engg
19. Diploma in Software Technology .
Software Engg
​Avionics Engg
20. ​ Diploma in Information Technology ​ Electrical Engg
21. Diploma in Civil Technology Civil Engg
Geo Informatics Engg
​Environmental Engg
22. Diploma in Land and Mine Surveying Technology Civil Engg
Geo Informatics Engg
23. Diploma in Avionics Technology Electrical Engg
​Avionics Engg
24. Diploma in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Engg
25. Diploma in Chemical Processing Technology Chemical Engg
26. Diploma in Architecture Technology Civil Engg
​27. ​Diploma in Radar / Radio Technology ​Electrical Engg
Computer Engg
Software Engg

If selected on the basis of NET and SAT on national as well as international seat, you have the option to retain any one seat of your own choice.

Separate admission form will be available on NUST website for applying on the basis of SAT and entry test. Those applying on SAT basis need not take NUST Entry Test (NET), however they can opt for NET in addition to SAT Specified seats. In this way, they will be considered for both the streams.

Equivalence certificates duly issued by IBCC Pakistan are necessary for those candidates who do not possess Matric & FSc / FA qualifications. Submission of only O&A level grade / mark sheets will not serve the purpose. All non FSc stream candidates must have equivalence certificate of their qualification, duly obtained from IBCC, Pakistan in relevant groups/subjects and with minimum 60% marks.

Yes, as per migration policy, students can apply for migration after completion of first year and before the beginning of final year. However, applicants with exceptionally good academic record are considered for migration to NUST.

There is no age limit for Undergraduate Admission.

No, there is no negative marking.

Currently, the following Programmes are being offered:
Electrical Engineering
  • College of E&ME, Rawalpindi, SEECS, Islamabad and PNEC, Karachi
  • MCS, Rawalpindi
Mechanical Engineering SMME, Islamabad, College of E&ME, Rawalpindi, and PNEC, Karachi
Computer Engineering College of E&ME, Rawalpindi
Mechatronics Engineering College of E&ME, Rawalpindi
Software Engineering MCS, Rawalpindi, and SEECS, Islamabad
Civil Engineering MCE (Risalpur), SCEE (Islamabad), NBC (Quetta)
Environmental Engineering SCEE, Islamabad
Geoinformatics SCEE (IGIS), Islamabad
Avionics Engineering CAE, Risalpur
Aerospace Engineering CAE, Risalpur
BS Computer Science SEECS (Islamabad), NBC (Quetta)
Chemical Engineering SCME, Islamabad
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering SCME, Islamabad
BBA (Honours) NBS, Islamabad
BS Economics S3H, Islamabad
BS Public Administration S3H, Islamabad
BS Mass Communication S3H, Islamabad
​BS Psychology ​S3H, Islamabad
BS Accounting & Finance NBS, Islamabad
LLB (Hons) S3H, Islamabad
BS Applied Biosciences ASAB, Islamabad
Bachelor in Architecture SADA, Islamabad
Bachelor in Industrial Design SADA, Islamabad
Naval Architecture Engineering PNEC, Karachi
BS Mathematics SNS, Islamabad
BS Physics ​SNS, Islamabad
​BS Chemistry ​SNS, Islamabad

  • Admission is granted on the basis of candidates’ performance in NUST Entry Test (NET) or score in Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for which limited number of seats are reserved.
  • The entire process of registration for admission is online.
  • Candidates must be in possession of CNIC or Form B or NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis).
  • For applying for Registration:-
    • FA / FSc stream candidates should have passed Part-I exam.
    • A level students should have obtained minimum 60% marks in O level as per equivalence certificate issued by IBCC.
  • When applications for admissions are invited, candidates are first required to get registered by providing valid email address. On provision of registration number, the candidate is required to fill up the online admission form and deposit specified processing fee.
  • Candidates can appear in the entry test more than once to improve their score. The merit for admission is prepared on the basis of best score.
  • For every attempt to appear in NET, a separate application is to be filled up.
  • Computer based entry tests for all disciplines are held in multiple series at NUST Campus Islamabad according to the following schedule:
    • First Series (NET-1)      - Postponed
    • Second Series (NET-2) - 06 Mar 2021 onwards
    • Third Series (NET-3)    - 26 Jun 2021 onwards
  • Paper based entry test is conducted in Karachi and Quetta in Mar & July.
  • In NET-2 & 3, candidates have an option either to appear for Paper Based Test at Karachi & Quetta or Computer Based Test at Islamabad.
  • In Computer-based Entry Test, candidates can select the date and session of test according to their choice depending on availability of space.
  • Admission process for all undergraduate programmes is conducted once a year to facilitate the commencement of the academic year in Fall.
  • For more details, please visit NUST website www.nust.edu.pk.

NUST Entry Test is conducted in the following subjects for various categories:
  • Engineering (FSc Pre-Engineering group): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English & Intelligence
  • Software Engineering and Computer Engineering programmes:

For Pre Engineering / Computer Science group

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry / Computer Science, English & Intelligence

  • BS Computer Science programme:

For Pre Engineering / Computer Science group

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry / Computer Science, English & Intelligence

For Pre Medical candidates

​Quantitative (Basic Mathematics), Physics, Chemistry, English & Intelligence

  • Applied Biosciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English and Intelligence
  • Business Studies / Social Sciences: Verbal (English), General Mathematics & Intelligence
  • BS Mathematics: Mathematics, English & Intelligence
  • BS Physics: Physics, Mathematics, English & Intelligence
  • BS Chemistry: Chemistry, English & Intelligence
  • Bachelor in Architecture / Bachelor in Industrial Design: Mathematics, Physics, English, Intelligence
 

Any candidate can apply for admission on the basis of SAT provided he / she has SAT score for the prescribed disciplines of study. Separate admission form will be available on NUST website for the purpose of applying on SAT basis. Admission on SAT basis has two categories, ie National and International. Candidates admitted on National seats pay tuition fee and allied charges in Pak currency whereas candidates admitted against International seats pay the required dues at rates defined for international students. For admission against international seats, the following categories will be eligible:-
  • Pakistani national students having passed an examination equivalent to intermediate level of Pakistan from a foreign education system.
  • Foreigners and Pakistanis having dual nationality, irrespective of the place of their HSSC study, ie Pakistan or abroad.
  • Pakistani students who studied abroad but have passed the requisite examination from a Pakistani board.
 

While applying for admission, possession of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) / Form 'B' or NICOP is mandatory. Online registration system does not require attachment of documents / credentials. However, the same will be required for verification during selection and admission process of selected candidates.

Last date for SAT score to reach NUST directly from College Board, USA, is 15 July, 2021. NUST institutional code to receive SAT scores is 2790. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure the provision of SAT scores to Undergraduate Section, NUST, Sector H-12, Islamabad by the given deadline.

NUST requires following SAT scores (a minimum score of 550 in each subject):-
  • Engineering: SAT Subject Test score in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Level-II
  • B Architecture, B Industrial Design, BS Computer Science, Computer Engg, Software Engg: SAT Subject Test score in Physics and Mathematics Level-II
  • BS Applied Biosciences: SAT Subject Test score in Biology M
  • BBA / BS Economics, BS Mass Communication, BS Public Administration, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB (Hons) : SAT Test (SAT-I)
  • BS Mathematics: SAT Subject Test score in Mathematics Level-II
  • BS Physics: SAT Subject Test score in Physics and Mathematics Level-II
  • BS Chemistry: SAT Subject Test score in Chemistry
 

​For all programmes there are 200 MCQs to be attempted in three hours

Engineering Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric / O level / Equivalent qualification (Science Group) and FSc / A level / equivalent qualification (Pre-Engineering Group). DAE candidates can apply for admission in selected Engineering programmes on open merit.
BS Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Software Engineering Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric / O level / Equivalent qualification (Science Group) and FSc / A level / equivalent qualification (Pre-Engineering OR Computer Science Group).
BS Computer Science programme
Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric / O level / Equivalent qualification (Science Group) and FSc / A level / equivalent qualification (Pre-Engineering OR Computer Science Group OR Pre-Medical Group).
BS Applied Biosciences Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric / O level / Equivalent qualification (Science Group) and FSc / A level / equivalent qualification (Pre-Medical Group).
B. Architecture / B. Industrial Design Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric / O level / Equivalent qualification (with Mathematics & Physics) and FSc / A level / equivalent qualification (Pre-Engineering OR Computer Science Group OR any combination including Physics & Mathematics).
Business Studies / Social Sciences Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric / O level / Equivalent qualification and FA / FSc / A level / equivalent qualification.
For BBA, BS Economics, BS Mass Communication and BS Public Administration, BS Psychology, LLB (Hons) Intermediate or an equivalent qualification, such as an Overseas High School Certificate / British General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) / International Baccalaureate / Advance Placement.
For BS Accounting & Finance, Intermediate or an equivalent qualification like overseas High School Certificate / British General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) / International Baccalaureate / Advanced placement with Mathematics or Accounting and Finance or Accountancy as one of the major subjects.
BS Mathematics A minimum of 60% marks each in Matric / O level / Equivalent qualification, and intermediate / A level / equivalent qualification with mathematics as one of the major subject.
BS Physics A minimum of 60% marks each in Matric / O level / Equivalent qualification, and intermediate / A level / equivalent qualification with Physics and Mathematics as two of the major subjects.
BS Chemistry A minimum of 60% marks each in Matric / O level / Equivalent qualification, and intermediate / A level / equivalent qualification with Chemistry as major subject along with Physics OR Mathematics.

Application processing fee will be charged according to the following structure:
  • NUST Entry Test (per exam)                          -   Rs. 3,300/- or USD 35/-
  • For SAT Candidate
    • SAT (National seat)                                -   Rs. 5,000/- or USD 40/-
    • SAT (International seat)                        -   Rs. 10,000/- or USD 80/-
The fee in Pakistani rupees can be deposited in any branch of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) on the fee invoice to be printed after successful completion / submission of online application. Application processing fee is neither refundable nor transferable. It will remain valid only for the series for which it has been paid.

Intelligence questions will pertain to Arithmetical Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Analytical Approach and Problem Solving.

NUST Entry Test is primarily based on FA / FSc level studies (Part-1 & Part-II) and questions are in the form of MCQs with four answer options each. The paper of English is on the pattern of SAT exam. The test also includes Intelligence part. A sample paper can be seen on NUST website.

Textbooks are consulted while developing the question bank. Grasping the concepts available in different textbooks will be beneficial.

You can contact through Phone: +92 51-90856878 e-mail: ugadmissions@nust.edu.pk.

The university will refund only the security deposit to the candidates who do not join the university.  Admission Processing Fee is non-refundable.

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