• Candidates can appear in entry test more than once with the best score considered for the admission. However, in any one series only one attempt is allowed for a particular discipline.
  • 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.
  • NET is conducted at four locations, that is Islamabad (NUST Campus), Karachi, Quetta and Gilgit.
  • At Islamabad and Quetta the Test is conducted in computer-based format. In Karachi and Gilgit it is in paper-based format.
NUST Entry Test (Series-4) Application Form 2023
SALIENTS of ACT/SAT basis Application
  • ACT is conducted by ACT, USA. For more information, visit
  • SAT is conducted by Collegeboard, USA. For more information, visit
  • NUST institutional code to receive ACT scores is 2915 and for SAT scores is 2790. ACT/SAT scores are valid for 2 years.
  • Female candidates cannot apply for MCE campus at Risalpur.
  • Foreign nationals (Non Pakistani) / international candidates cannot apply for Aerospace and Avionics Engineering programmes offered at CAE campus Risalpur.
  • The merit list for candidates applying on the basis of ACT/SAT for National & International seats is prepared separately.
  • Last date to apply on ACT/SAT basis is 20 July 2023.
Application Form 2023
NET will be conducted as per schedule mentioned below:
NET-2023 Online Registration Test Schedule
Islamabad Karachi Quetta Gilgit
Series - 1 23 Oct - 11 Dec 2022 10 - 22 Dec 2022 -
Series - 2 01 Jan - 10 Feb 2023 10 - 18 Feb 2023 26 - 27 Feb 2023 04 - 05 Mar 2023 -
Series - 3 05 Mar - 10 Apr 2023 08 - 18 Apr 2023 -
Series - 4 30 Apr – 20 Jun 2023 21 Jun onwards Jul 2023
Computer Based Test Timings:
Morning: 0900 - 1200 hrs Afternoon: 1400 - 1700 hrs
ACT / SAT Requirements for various disciplines
Programmes ACT/SAT Scores Required
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • BS Biotechnology
  • Architecture & Industrial Design
ACT Composite Score
(Minimum score to apply – 25)
  • Natural Sciences
(Minimum Score to apply – 25)
  • Business Studies and Social Sciences / LLB
SAT Test (SAT-I)
(Minimum score to apply in each subject – 550)
ACT Score of Maths, English and Reading
(Minimum score to apply in each subject – 25)
NUST neither conducts entry test related preparatory activities itself nor provides material in electronic or printed format for guidance of applicants. Nor is any such activity sponsored by NUST. However, NUST organizes refresher classes for intermediate students of Balochistan, FATA and Sindh.

Candidates in their own interest are advised to refrain from organizations / individuals claiming that these have any association with NUST as regard to entry test preparation.

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