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NAT - National Aptitude Test

NAT is an aptitude test administered by NTS. NAT scores are used by many of Pakistani institutions as an evaluation criteria factor for admission in Bachelor and Master level admissions.

National Aptitude Test (NAT) is for admissions in NTS Associated Universities/ DAIs. The candidates will appear in a single test only and will stand eligible for admission to all universities in the respective subject group.

The candidates will be required to apply for admission in the universities as per their respective announcements along with a copy of the NTS Result Card.

The Result of the NAT will be valid for ONE YEAR


NAT is conducted four times a year. You can find the date of the test on the NTS website.

NAT Types

NAT is available in many types. You can view your respective NAT Type on NTS official website.

NAT Preparation

You can buy the book NAT written by Muhammad Idrees for self study. If you find difficulty in self preparation, you can join preparatory classes at College of Admission Tests Multan Website: www.cat.edu.pk

NAT Format

NAT is consisted of four parts:
  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Analytical Ability

Quantitative Ability

Quantitative Ability is consisted of:

Problem Solving

Verbal ability

Verbal ability is consisted of four type of questions:

Critical Reading Sentence Completion Analogies Antonyms

Analytical Ability

Analytical ability is consisted of two question types:

Analytical Reasoning Logical Reasoning

Subject Section

The subject section of the NAT consisted of Multiple Choice Questions based on the subject you have chosen at the time of applying the NAT.

Scheduled NAT

NAT is administered by NTS every three months. The score of scheduled NAT remains valid for one year.
View NAT schedule on nts website.

Customized NAT

If academic calendar of a university or college does not match with any scheduled test by NTS. NTS arranges a NAT test on the requist of that university or college.
The life of such customized test is meant for only that admission for which the university has requested to NTS.


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