National Testing Service (NTS) without any doubt is the largest test conducting authority in Pakistan. Each year, it arranges various admission tests, jobs test, tests for scholarships and another kind of tests.

NAT is the entry test taken by NTS on a monthly basis. This test is acceptable by most of the public and private universities in Pakistan for taking admission in the respective universities. The willing candidates need to appear in a single paper and after passing the paper; they will stand eligible for admission in the respective subject group.

Each year, NTS issue the schedule for NAT test that it will arrange in running year.

NTS NAT Entry Test Schedule 2018

Sr# Last Date for Submission
of Registration Form
Test
Date
Roll No. Slip
Dispatch Date
Result Announcement
Date on NTS Website
1 Wednesday 27th December 2017 Sunday 14th January 2018 Thursday 4th January 2018 Monday 22n January 2018
2 Wednesday 24th January 2018 Sunday 11th February 2018 Thursday 1st February 2018 Monday 19th February 2018
3 Wednesday 21st February 18 Sunday 11th March 2018 Thursday 1st March 18 Monday 19th March 18
4 Wednesday 21st March 18 Sunday 8th April 2018 Thursday 29th March 18 Monday 16th April 18
5 Wednesday 18th April 2018 Sunday 6th May 2018 Wednesday 25th April 2018 Monday 14th May 2018
6 Wednesday 16th May 2018 Sunday 3rd June 2018 Thursday 24th May 2018 Friday 8th June 2018
7 Wednesday 13th June 2018 Sunday 8th July 2018 Thursday 28th June 2018 Monday 16th July 2018
8 Wednesday 18th July 2018 Sunday 5th August 2018 Thursday 26th July 2018 Monday 13th August 2018
9 Thursday16th August 2018 Sunday 16th September 2018 Wednesday 5th September 2018 Monday 24th September 2018
10 Wednesday 26th September 2018 Sunday 14th October 2018 Thursday 4th October 2018 Monday 22nd October 2018
11 Wednesday 24th October 2018 Sunday 11th November 2018 Thursday 1st November 2018 Monday 19th November 2018
12 Wednesday 21st November 2018 Sunday 9th December 2018 Thursday 29th November 2018 Monday 17th December 2018

NTS NAT Associated Universities

Following Degree Awarding Institutes accept NAT in some programs.

Sr. University / D.A.Is
1 Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
(Quaid-i-Azam School of Management Sciences & School of Economics, Department of Pharmacy)
2 Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE)
3 CECOS University, Peshawar
4 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
5 Dr. A.Q Khan Institute of Computer Sciences & Information Technology
6 Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
7 Federal Urdu University ( Islamabad Campus )
( B.Sc Electrical Engineering )
8 GIFT University, Gujranwala
9 Gomal University, D.I.Khan
10 Government College University, Faisalabad
11 Imperial College of Business Studies (For Engineering Category Only)
12 Institute of Business & Mangement (IB&M) UET, Lahore
13 Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
14 Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan
15 Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
16 International Islamic University, Islamabad
(Department of Computer Science, Department of Electronics Engineering)
17 Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur
18 Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (KITE)
19 Kinnaird College For Women, Lahore
20 Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat
21 NAMAL College, Mianwali
22 National Textile University, Faisalabad
23 National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST)( All Campuses )
24 Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (Talent Scholarship)
25 Silver Oak Institute of Management Sciences & Information Technology (SIMSIT) Islamabad
26 The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (Faculty of Agriculture, Rawalakot)
27 UET, Peshawar (Non Engineering Programmes)
28 University of Gujrat, Gujrat
29 University of Management & Technology, Lahore
30 University of Peshawar, Peshawar
31 University of Science & Technology, Bannu
32 University of Swat, Swat

NAT NTS Paper Pattern and Questions Distribution

NTS take NAT test in two categories namely Category One and Category Two. Category One is for those candidates having 12 years of education while Category two is for those candidates having 14 years of education.

CATEGORY ONE (For candidates having 12 years education)
Test Type Number of Questions
English Analytical Quantitative Subject Total
1. NAT™-IE,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Pre-Engineering Group
20 20 20 30 90
-> NAT™-IE Paper Distribution
2. NAT™-IM,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Pre-Medical Group
20 20 20 30 90
-> NAT™-IM Paper Distribution
3. NAT™-IA,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Arts Group
20 20 20 30 90
-> NAT™-IA Paper Distribution
4. NAT™-ICS,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Computer Science
20 20 20 30 90
-> NAT™-ICS Paper Distribution
5. NAT™-IGS,
Having 12 years/equal Education in General Science
20 20 20 30 90
-> NAT™-IGS Paper Distribution
6. NAT™-ICOM,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Commerce
20 20 20 30 90
-> NAT™-ICOM Paper Distribution
CATEGORY TWO (For candidates having 14 years education)
Test Type Number of Questions
English Analytical Quantitative Subject Total
1. NAT™-IIA,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Art & Humanities Group
20 15 15 50 100
-> NAT™-IIA Paper Distribution
2. NAT™-IIB,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Biological Sciences Group
10 10 10 70 100
-> NAT™-IIB Paper Distribution
3. NAT™-IIM,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Management Sciences Group
10 10 10 70 100
-> NAT™-IIM Paper Distribution
4. NAT™-IIP,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Physical Sciences Group
10 10 10 70 100
-> NAT™-IIP Paper Distribution
5. NAT™-IIO,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Oriental & Islamic Studies Group
20 20 20 40 100
-> NAT™-IIO Paper Distribution

 

Curriculum for NAT™-IE (Education in Pre-Engineering Group)
Total No of Questions = 90
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 20 22.2
A1: Sentence Completion 5
A2: Analogy 3
A3: Antonym 4
A4: Comprehension 5
A5: Synonym 3
B: Analytical 20 22.2
B1: Scenario Based 12
B2: Statements Based 8
C: Quantitative 20 22.2
C1: Arithmetic 13
C2: Algebra 4
C3: Geometry 3
D: Subject (Pre-Engineering Group) 30 33.4
D1: Physics 10
D2: Chemistry 10
D3: Mathematics 10
Total 90 100
Top
Curriculum for NAT™-IM (Education in Pre-Medical Group)
Total No of Questions = 90
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 20 22.2
A1: Sentence Completion 5
A2: Analogy 3
A3: Antonym 4
A4: Comprehension 5
A5: Synonym 3
B: Analytical 20 22.2
B1: Scenario Based 12
B2: Statements Based 8
C: Quantitative 20 22.2
C1: Arithmetic 13
C2: Algebra 4
C3: Geometry 3
D: Subject (Pre-Medical Group) 30 33.4
D1: Physics 8
D2: Chemistry 8
D3: Biology 14
Total 90 100
Top

 

Curriculum for NAT™-IA (Education in Arts Group)
Total No of Questions = 90
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 20 22.2
A1: Sentence Completion 5
A2: Analogy 3
A3: Antonym 4
A4: Comprehension 5
A5: Synonym 3
B: Analytical 20 22.2
B1: Scenario Based 12
B2: Statements Based 8
C: Quantitative 20 22.2
C1: Arithmetic 13
C2: Algebra 4
C3: Geometry 3
D: Subject (Education in Arts Group) 30 33.4
D1: Islamiyat / Ethics 10
D2: Pakistan Studies 10
D3: General Knowledge 10
Total 90 100
Top
Curriculum for NAT™-ICS (Education in Computer Science Group)
Total No of Questions = 90
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 20 22.2
A1: Sentence Completion 5
A2: Analogy 3
A3: Antonym 4
A4: Comprehension 5
A5: Synonym 3
B: Analytical 20 22.2
B1: Scenario Based 12
B2: Statements Based 8
C: Quantitative 20 22.2
C1: Arithmetic 13
C2: Algebra 4
C3: Geometry 3
D: Subject (Education in Computer Science Group) 30 33.4
D1: Physics 10
D2: Computer
D2.1: Introduction to computer 4
D2.2: Programming Skills 3
D2.3: Fundamentals of database 3
D3: Mathematics 10
Total 90 100
Top

 

Curriculum for NAT™-IGS (Education in General Science Group)
Total No of Questions = 90
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 20 22.2
A1: Sentence Completion 5
A2: Analogy 3
A3: Antonym 4
A4: Comprehension 5
A5: Synonym 3
B: Analytical 20 22.2
B1: Scenario Based 12
B2: Statements Based 8
C: Quantitative 20 22.2
C1: Arithmetic 13
C2: Algebra 4
C3: Geometry 3
D: Subject (Education in General Science Group) 30 33.4
D1: Mathematics 10
D2: Statistics 10
D3: Economics 10
Total 90 100
Top
Curriculum for NAT™-ICOM (Education in Commerce Group)
Total No of Questions = 90
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 20 22.2
A1: Sentence Completion 5
A2: Analogy 3
A3: Antonym 4
A4: Comprehension 5
A5: Synonym 3
B: Analytical 20 22.2
B1: Scenario Based 12
B2: Statements Based 8
C: Quantitative 20 22.2
C1: Arithmetic 13
C2: Algebra 4
C3: Geometry 3
D: Subject (Education in Commerce Group) 30 33.4
D1: Accounting 10
D2: Commerce 10
D3: Economics 10
Total 90 100
Top

 

Curriculum for NAT™-IIA (Art & Humanities Group)
Total No of Questions = 100
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 20 20
A1: Sentence Completion 5
A2: Analogy 3
A3: Antonym 4
A4: Comprehension 5
A5: Synonym 3
B: Analytical 15 15
B1: Scenario Based 10
B2: Statements Based 5
C: Quantitative 15 15
C1: Arithmetic 11
C2: Algebra 3
C3: Geometry 1
D: Subject (Art & Humanities Group) 50 50
D1: Islamiyat / Ethics 10
D2: Pakistan Studies 10
D3: General Knowledge 20
D4: Current Affairs 10
Total 100 100
Top
Curriculum for NAT™-IIB (Biological Sciences Group)
Total No of Questions = 100
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 10 10
A1: Sentence Completion 3
A2: Analogy 1
A3: Antonym 2
A4: Comprehension 3
A5: Synonym 1
B: Analytical 10 10
B1: Scenario Based 6
B2: Statements Based 4
C: Quantitative 10 10
C1: Arithmetic 7
C2: Algebra 2
C3: Geometry 1
D: Subject (Biological Sciences Group) 70 70
D1: Botany
D1.1: Plant Physiology 2
D1.2: Taxonomy 3
D1.3: Environment 2
D1.4: Genetics 2
D1.5: Ecology 2
D1.6: Algae / Fungi 3
D1.7: Bryophytes / Ptrediophyte 3
D1.8: Angiosperm / Gymnosperm 3
D2: Zoology
D2.1: Vertebrates 10
D2.2: Invertebrates 10
D3: Chemistry 20
D4: Islamiyat 5
D5: Pakistan Studies 5
Total 100 100
Top

 

Curriculum for NAT™-IIM (Management Sciences Group)
Total No of Questions = 100
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 10 10
A1: Sentence Completion 3
A2: Analogy 1
A3: Antonym 2
A4: Comprehension 3
A5: Synonym 1
B: Analytical 10 10
B1: Scenario Based 6
B2: Statements Based 4
C: Quantitative 10 10
C1: Arithmetic 7
C2: Algebra 2
C3: Geometry 1
D: Subject (Management Sciences Group) 70 70
D1: Management (Basic) 20
D2: Marketing (Basic) 10
D3: Finance & Accounting (Basic) 10
D4: Economics (Basic) 5
D5: Business Ethics (Basic) 5
D6: Computer Science (Basic) 10
D7: Islamiyat 5
D8: Pakistan Studies 5
Total 100 100
Top
Curriculum for NAT™-IIP (Physical Sciences Group)
Total No of Questions = 100
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 10 10
A1: Sentence Completion 3
A2: Analogy 1
A3: Antonym 2
A4: Comprehension 3
A5: Synonym 1
B: Analytical 10 10
B1: Scenario Based 6
B2: Statements Based 4
C: Quantitative 10 10
C1: Arithmetic 7
C2: Algebra 2
C3: Geometry 1
D: Subject (Physical Sciences Group) 70 70
D1: Computer Science 15
D2: Physics 15
D3: Mathematics 15
D4: Chemistry 15
D5: Islamiyat 5
D6: Pakistan Studies 5
Total 100 100
Top

 

Curriculum for NAT™-IIO (Oriental & Islamic Studies Group)
Total No of Questions = 100
Time Allowed = 120 minutes
Topics No. of Questions Percentages
A: English 20 20
A1: Sentence Completion 5
A2: Analogy 3
A3: Antonym 4
A4: Comprehension 5
A5: Synonym 3
B: Analytical 20 20
B1: Scenario Based 12
B2: Statements Based 8
C: Quantitative 20 20
C1: Arithmetic 13
C2: Algebra 4
C3: Geometry 3
D: Subject (Oriental & Islamic Studies Group) 40 40
D1: Islamic History 13
D2: Comparison of Religions 13
D3: Sources of Islamic Religion / Quran & Hadith 14
Total 100 100

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