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NUST Admission Policy for Undergraduate Programs

  • NUST offers admission once in an academic year during Fall.
  • NUST Admissions are given on merit base only.
  • Entrance test is mandatory for all applicants.
  • 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.

Pakistan Nationals and Dual Nationality Holders

Pakistani nationals and dual nationality holders can opt for both NET and ACT / SAT to apply for undergraduate admissions at NUST.

Foreign Nationals

Foreign nationals can only apply for international seats on ACT / SAT basis.

NET Centers and Test Format

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 Level

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.

The pattern and the standard of question papers for both types of tests is the same.

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 calculations.