PIEAS Admissions

The Pakistan Institute for Engineering and Sciences (PIEAS) is the nation’s most prestigious engineering university, having been ranked 1st for Engineering and Technology in all the rankings conducted by the HEC. Here is a comprehensive guide on applying to the institution.

Undergraduate Programs at PIEAS

  • ● BS Electrical Engineering
  • ● BS Mechanical Engineering
  • ● BS Chemical Engineering (subject to approval from PEC)
  • ● BS Materials Engineering (subject to approval from PEC)
  • ● BS Computer and Information Sciences
  • ● BS Physics

Criteria for PIEAS admission



Academic Requirements for Admission in PIEAS Undergraduate Programs

At least 60% marks or equivalent in both Matriculation/O-level and Intermediate/A-level or equivalent examinations with the following subject combinations:
ProgramMajor Subjects
BS EngineeringPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics
BS Computer & Information Sciences ProgramPhysics and Mathematics
BS Physics ProgramPhysics (Pre medical candidates who have taken additional paper of Mathematics are also eligible)
  • ● Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) holders, are also eligible
  • ● Those waiting for their results may also apply. However, the intermediate/A-level or equivalent result with at least 60% marks or equivalent is required at the time of joining the BS program
  • ● HSSC Pre-engineering background applicants can apply to all programs
  • ● HSSC Pre-engineering background is a must for applicants to the BS Engineering degrees
  • ● HSSC Computer Sciences or Physics applicants can apply to BS Physics and BS Computer Science degrees

PIEAS merit calculation

PIEAS follows a very strict admission criteria that is based on merit, which is calculated as follows:
PIEAS Admission Test60%
F.Sc or F.Sc (Part I)25%
O-Level / A-Level40%

PIEAS Admissions on SAT basis

PIEAS also reserves some seats for admissions through SAT examinations, for which all Pakistani nationals of both Matric/O Level streams are eligible. Candidates should score a minimum of 2000 in the SAT II for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics level 2. A separate merit list will be compiled for SAT applicants. Score should be sent to Registrar before the admissions deadline, and the PIEAS code is 7272.

Steps for applying to PIEAS

  • ● Application submission will be online only. Hard copy applications are not acceptable.
  • ● Application submission will be online only. Hard copy applications are not acceptable.
  • ● Fill in and submit the online application form
  • ● Upload recent passport size color photograph and academic documents
  • ● Print Bank Challan, make payment in Bank and fill in paid bank challan details in your profile. The application processing fee must be deposited in the PIEAS University online Account No.00427991660803 (Title of Account: PIEAS-APF) All HBL Branches in Pakistan. There will be no bank service charges for submission of processing fee through any branch of HBL
  • ● Print Call Letter (which will be made available after verification of fee through bank)
  • ● Appear for Test at the venue and date mentioned in your call letter
  • ● Merit List will be placed on PIEAS website within 3 weeks after test
  • ● Keep visiting your profile on our website for any update before and after Entry Test

PIEAS admissions schedule 2020



The latest admissions schedule for the university is as follows, which is subject to change. Candidates are advised to stay updated with the official website.
Application process starts online7 June 2020
Application submission deadline30 June 2020
Entry test12 July 2020
Entry test result24 July 2020

PIEAS Test Pattern

There are a total of 100 question in the PIEAS entry test. The test has negative marking. Each correct answer gives you +3, each incorrect answer gives you -1 and each unanswered question gives you 0. Time duration is 3 hours.
The test will be MCQ bases covering the following subjects:
  • ● English Comprehension (20)
  • ● Mathematics (Matric/O-level level of difficulty) (30)
  • ● Physics (30)
  • ● Chemistry / Computer Science (20)

PIEAS Entry Test Sample

A sample paper may be downloaded from the following link: Click here

PIEAS Entry Test Preparation

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Is hostel accommodation provided to students?

A: Yes, PIEAS has 7 male and 1` female hostel for accommodating students.

Does PIEAS offer scholarship / financial assistance?

A: PIEAS does provide need based financial assistance to deserving students.

Can I apply to PIEAS without getting FSc result?

A: Yes, you can apply as a result awaiting candidate, but you have to submit it at the time of joining i.e. September.

What is the admission criteria for admission in PIEAS undergraduate program?

A: Minimum 0% marks in each of O Level/Matric and A Level/FSc for the subjects relevant to your intended major.

Is PIEAS a public or private university?

A: PIEAS is a public university recognized by the HEC.

What is the university ranking of PIEAS?

A: PIEAS is ranked as the second best engineering university in Pakistan and 375th worldwide in 2020 QS Rankings.

Is it possible to apply to PIEAS on SAT basis?

A: Yes, PIEAS has some seats reserved for SAT admission.

What documents are required for application?

A: The following documents are required:
  • ● Application Form (if applying off-line)
  • ● Original bank receipt
  • ● A passport size photograph
  • ● Attested copy of Matric / O-Level* Transcript
  • ● Attested copy of F.Sc. / A-Level or F.Sc. (Part I) Transcript
  • ● Equivalence certificate if applicable
*The information is in line with the details advertised by PIEAS. However, we recommend that you still visit their official website before making any final decision