NUST Admission

Complete Guide to NUST Admission 2020

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because NUST is your dream university and you really want to be a part of it. Here is a comprehensive guide to get an admission into NUST!

NUST Undergraduate programs 2020

The following undergraduate programs are offered at NUST:
  • ● Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Geoinformatics Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Metallurgy & Materials
  • ● Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • ● Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Avionics Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Electrical (Telecommunication) Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • ● Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
  • ● Bachelor of Military Art and Science
  • ● Bachelor of Business Administration
  • ● Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • ● Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • ● Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication
  • ● Bachelor of Public Administration
  • ● Bachelor of Psychology
  • ● Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • ● Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • ● Bachelor of Chemistry
  • ● Bachelor of Architecture
  • ● Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • ● Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences
  • ● Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

NUST UG Admission Requirements 2020

NUST Engineering Admission Criteria

Minimum 60% aggregate marks in both Matric or equivalent (Science Group) and HSSC or equivalent degree (Pre-Engineering Group)

Admission Criteria for BS CS/Computer Engineering/Software Engineering at NUST

Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matric or equivalent (Science Group) and HSSC or equivalent degree (Pre-Engineering/CS Group)

Criteria to apply to BS Applied Biosciences at NUST

Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matric or equivalent (Science Group) and HSSC or equivalent degree (Pre-Medical Group) OR an equivalent qualification like A level or any other foreign qualification with three (3) subjects from which Biology and Chemistry are essential subjects

Business Studies and Social Sciences degree Admission Requirements

For BBA, BS Economics, BS Mass Communication, BS Public Administration and BS Psychology, minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matric or equivalent exams, and HSSC or equivalent degree
For BS Accounting & Finance, minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matric or equivalent exams and HSSC or equivalent exams with Mathematics or Accounting and Finance or Accountancy as one of the major subjects

B Architecture and B Industrial Design Admission Criteria as NUST

Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matric or equivalent with Maths & Physics as mandatory subjects and HSSC or equivalent exams (Pre-Engineering/CS Group) OR other foreign qualification with three subjects out of which Mathematics and Physics are essential subjects

BS Mathematics Admission Criteria

Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matric or equivalent exams and HSSC or equivalent exams OR any other foreign qualification with three subjects out of which Mathematics is a mandatory subject

Criteria to apply for admission in BS Physics

Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matric or equivalent exams and HSSC or equivalent exams OR any other foreign qualification with three subjects from which Physics and Mathematics are mandatory subjects

BS Chemistry Admission Criteria at NUST

Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matric or equivalent exams and HSSC or equivalent exams OR any other foreign qualification with Chemistry as major subject along with Physics OR Mathematics

NUST Campuses

 Nust Campuses

Source:nust.edu.pk

Islamabad

  • ● Central campus (H-12)

Rawalpindi

  • ● College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME)
  • ● Military College of Signals (MCS)
  • ● NUST Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (NIPCONS)

Risalpur

  • ● College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE)
  • ● Military College of Engineering (MCE)

Karachi

  • ● Pakistan Naval Engineering College (PNEC)

NUST Undergraduate (UG) Admissions 2020

How to get admission in NUST

There are 3 ways through which you can apply to NUST. It is advisable to apply on all 3 seats if they are applicable to you:
  • • Admission through NET NUST
  • • Admission on SAT National Basis
  • • Admission on SAT International Seat

NUST Admission through NUST Entry Test (NET)

 NET

Source:nust.edu.pk

The NUST Entrance exams are conducted thrice a year. A lot of students tend to apply for NET 3 alone because they don’t feel like they are prepared well enough to apply in advance. There are 2 points that oppose that:
  • ● NUST will use your highest score out of all your attempts so you should not worry about not doing well the first then. It’s always good to familiarize yourself with the pattern in NET-1 and prepare for NET-2. Using questions posted online for a flavor of the test can never be the same as having taken the test once and knowing exactly about the time constraints and types of questions involved.
  • ● Students who take the NET usually report that the emphasis on the chapters in the NET’s varies so there’s a good chance that one particular session may have more questions from chapters you are good at. NET-1 may seem easier to some students over NET-2 so it’s important to avail all your chances.
The much dreaded NET is not as hard as it seems if a structured approach is applied to conquer it. Follow this link for some tips to help you ace the NET: Tips for Acing the NET
CLICK HERE -> For online entry test preparation for NUST.

NUST Admission on Basis of SAT

Application on the basis of the NET is the most common way to apply to NUST and, hence, more competitive as well. Students in the FSc stream have an edge since it is directly linked to their course content.There are students who believe their retention is not good as their concepts and applying on the basis of SAT may be the perfect way to apply! SAT, conducted by Collegeboard, is a very challenging test that students with strong conceptual skills do well in. Since not too many people think of applying on the basis of SAT so with less applicants you stand a greater chance of securing admission. SAT is conducted multiple times throughout the year so you can appear for it when you feel the time is right for you. However, make sure you submit your report well in time by when the NUST admission office expects to receive it. Merit list for candidates applying on the basis of SAT for national seats is prepared separately. There are a few exceptions to those who can apply on basis of SAT. Do check those with the admissions office.
If you are planning on applying on basis of SAT, do look at this guide on NUST: Click here

NUST Admission on SAT International Seats

A separate merit list is prepared for students applying through this category and because not too many are aware of the few seats available in this category, it is easy to secure admission through this channel. As per the NUST website, the following can apply on the international seat:
  • ● Foreigners and Pakistanis having dual nationality, irrespective of the place of their study of HSSC or equivalent, Pakistan or abroad.
  • ● Pakistani students studied abroad for HSSC or equivalent but appeared in the Pakistani board from abroad.
  • ● Pakistani national students having passed an examination equivalent to the intermediate level of Pakistan, from a foreign education system.
So if you reread the third bullet, anyone who has come from the A level or IB stream or, any other recognized foreign qualification an intermediate level can apply as an international student as well! Merit on these seats is usually lower than SAT National Seats so it is easier to secure admission with a not so perfect SAT score

NUST MS Admission

Admission into the MS will be on the basis of GRE or GMAT (if applicable) or GAT as conducted by NTS or Higher Education Aptitude Test which is examined by HEC with minimum 50 accumulative test scores, past academic records, and interviews taken by relevant institutions. Specific requirements about required GRE scores and merit calculation can be HERE:

NUST Admit Card

Once you have submitted the online application for the entry test and paid the fees, you will be informed about the printing of admit cards via email. This only applies if you are giving the paper-based test in Karachi or Quetta. The admit card contains info about the time and test center for the exam. Candidates should print and bring their admit card to the test center along with original CNIC or valid photo ID. The admit cards are retained at the test center for further verification.

NUST Merit Criteria for Admission

NUST Entry Test75%
HSSC / A level / Equivalent / DAE or HSSC Part - I15%
Matriculation / O Level*10%

NUST Seats reserved for Cadets

About 200 seats are reserved for paying cadets (PC) as a program to benefit the children of army personnel, at a slightly reduced fee.

FAQs

What is NUST admission last date?

If you choose to apply through the NET, then the last date to register for the Series 3 will be in June. NUST has not officially announced NET 3 registration as yet due to the COVID-19. If you choose to apply on SAT basis, then the last date to forward SAT scores to NUST is 15 July 2020, which will be reviewed.

How many marks are required in NET?

There is no stated requirement for minimum marks. But admission is given on the basis of your standing in the merit calculation. And the merit calculation is done by assigning 75% to your marks in NET, 15% to your marks in A Level or equivalent qualifications, and 10% to your marks in Matric or O Level. Furthermore, you need to score a minimum of 60% each in Matric/O Level or equivalent qualification, and Inter/A Level or equivalent qualification to be eligible for admission.

How many marks are required in FSc for admission in NUST?

Minimum 60%.

What is the SAT requirement for NUST?

The following table shows the subjects for each program, candidates should have a minimum of 550 in each subject.
EngineeringPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics Level-II
B Industrial Design, B Architecture, BS CS, Comp. Engr., Software Engr.Physics and Mathematics Level-II
BS Applied BiosciencesBiology M
BBA / BS Economics, BS Mass Communication, BS Public Administration, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & FinanceSAT-I
BS MathematicsMathematics Level-II
BS PhysicsPhysics and Mathematics Level-II
BS ChemistryChemistry

Does NUST provide financial assistance on the basis of merit?

Students with a good academic performance and minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 are eligible for financial assistance.

Can I apply for multiple programs?

Yes, given that you pay the additional application fees and appear in the relevant tests

How to apply to NUST if you are an A level students?

If you are an A level students and awaiting your result, you will be granted admission on provisional basis by assigning 25% weightage to O level result.
*My Career Dreams has no affiliation with the admissions office at NUST and while we have tried to provide knowledge as accurately as possible we highly recommend that you visit the official website of NUST to determine the eligibility criteria before making any final decisions.