Entry Test

IST doesn’t conduct its own entry test. The results of following tests are accepted to apply for admission in undergraduate programs of IST:

a) NAT which is conducted by NTS
b) HAT which is conducted by ETC
c) SAT-II which is conducted by College Board

Applicants have an option to apply for admission in IST either on the basis of NAT or HAT or SAT II. Applicants can appear in any one of the above-mentioned tests and can use the higher score to apply for admission in IST i.e. if an applicant has obtained a higher score in NAT then he/she should apply on the basis of NAT. Likewise, if an applicant has a higher score in HAT or SAT II then he/she should apply on the basis of HAT or SAT II.

Further details related to NAT/ HAT/ SAT II are given below:

NAT Acceptable Test Dates

Please note that NAT-1E is acceptable for admission in all undergraduate programs offered by IST whereas NAT-1CS is acceptable only for admission in BS Space Science. 

The test is conducted by NTS in all major cities of Pakistan. Interested students are required to visit NTS website i.e. http://nts.org.pk/Products/NTSNAT/nat-schedule.php or contact NTS to get desired information related to the registration procedure for NAT-1E/NAT-1CS, test dates and centers etc.


The results of the NAT-1E/NAT-1CS tests taken from 1st July 2017 to 15th August 2018 are acceptable for admissions in Fall-2018 semester.
HAT Acceptable Test Dates
HEC has established Education Testing Commission (ETC) to hold Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) for UG admissions.
Following HAT categories are applicable for admission in IST:
a. HAT–UG–E: For all undergraduate programs 
b. HAT–UG–CS: For BS Space Science (Non Engineering Program) 
The results of the HAT-UG-E/ HAT-UG-CS tests announced/ available before August 15, 2018 are acceptable for admissions in Fall-2018 semester.
SAT II Acceptable Test Dates
The result of SAT II (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics level–II) test announced/ available before August 15, 2018 are acceptable for admissions in Fall-2018 semester.

The IST institutional code to receive SAT scores is 7966.

The last date for SAT II scores to reach IST is same as mentioned in admission advertisements/website. Scores received after the deadline will not be entertained. 

Candidates applying on SAT II basis have to enter their SAT II Subject Test scores in their online application form otherwise their application will not be processed. 
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