NAT stands for National Aptitude test which is organized by the National Testing Service (NTS).
The test assesses a student’s ability or aptitude to enter certain universities in Pakistan. While some universities have their own entry tests, NAT is still used by many. You only need to take the NAT test once and it will be valid for all universities affiliated with NTS.
The NAT scores are valid for the period of one year.
NAT 2022: Dates and Days
Below are the dates and days of NAT test announcement, registration, submission, and test. We have made the list based on data from the official NTS website.
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Note: The applicant is responsible for sending the application form by the last date. If the courier is received late, NTS will not be liable.
NAT Registration and Fee
To register for the NAT test, you need to follow these simple and easy steps:
- Register yourself on the NTS online portal (one-time registration)
- Upload a recent picture of yours
- Select a test date from the given list of NAT dates
- Download the bank deposit slip from the website
- Deposit PKR 700 through the bank slip
Candidate List and Roll Number Slips
The candidates who are eligible for the test will be listed on a first come first served basis (within a week of the receipt of the registration form). Final eligible students will be listed 2 days after the last date of the provisional list.
Roll number slips will be sent to final eligible students 10 days before the test and the result card will be dispatched 7 days after the test.
NAT Test Pattern
The NAT test applies to students with 12 to 16 years of education. Based on years of education and subjects of study, the test is divided into two categories:
- Category One
There are a total of 90 questions and the total time given for the test is 120min (2 hours).
- Category Two
There are a total of 100 questions and the total time given for the test is 120min (2 hours).
Let’s Start Prepping!
The NAT test allows you to apply to 32 universities in Pakistan that are affiliated with NTS. The test is announced multiple times a year so you can take the test at your convenience.
As you are preparing for university admissions, we recommend you check out the website of each university. That way, you will know the criteria of entry for each university and will be able to prepare for NAT accordingly.