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NTS National Testing Service- All Tests Details


NTS National Testing Service- NAT Associated Universities

NTS or National testing service organizes different types of tests for colleges and universities admissions and scholarships and recruitment process. This is an autonomous organization. NTS tests have become mandatory for admission in many private and public sector educational institutions. The list of such institutions is included in this article.

Lot of public and private sector organizations have made it compulsory for job seekers to pass NTS test for getting job in their organizations. National testing service is a member of the International Association for Educational Assessment (USA). NTS facilitates both the individual students and educational institutes NTS has become most transparent and credible testing service in Pakistan due to its standardized and quality testing mechanism. NTS conducts following two type of tests  .
1- Paper based test (PBT)
2-Computer-based tests (CBT)
NTS is offering following tests in Pakistan.

1-National Aptitude Test (NAT)

Candidates who want to get admission in NTS affiliated institutions will have to pass the NAT (National Aptitude Test). The result of this test remains valid for the period of one year only. Total marks of the test will be 100. The successful candidates will be eligible for admission  to all NTS associated institutes in their relevant subject group. Candidates will apply to their desired college or university along with attested photocopy of NAT result card.

2-Graduate Assessment Test-General (GAT – General)

GAT™ General is a GRE type test. This test is conducted for M Phil admission in Pakistan. Candidates of HEC scholarships schemes will also have to qualify this test. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) which is the biggest client of NTS has assigned it to design this test. GAT™ General result exists for two years. Only the students with sixteen years of education can appear in this test. Candidates can also appear in this test for improving their previous GAT™ score. Students will have to qualify other specified criteria of the Universities / HEC schemes too. Candidates can not bring mobile phones in the examination centers. .

3-Graduate Assessment Test-Subject (GAT – Subject)

GAT-Subject (Graduate Assessment Test) is mandatory requirement for admission in PHD program in Pakistan as per HEC rules. GAT-Subject is also a GRE type test which evaluates the suitability of students for admission in doctorate program. The result of this test can be utilized for two years. Only the students with eighteen years education can apply for this test. You can also appear in the test for improving your last score. The admission of candidates will be subject to other specified criteria of the relevant universities. You can  see the GAT Subject Schedule for year 2014 on our website


TOEFL-ITP test is designed to evaluate your proficiency in English language. This test can be helpful for academic & institutional placements as well as for progress evaluation. TOEFL-ITP measures the abilities of individuals in these three fields
Listening Comprehension
Structure and Written Expression
General Reading

5-TOEIC A1 English

TOEIC A1 English test is for those individuals who want to get spouse visa of UK. Its a UK border agency (UKBA) approved test.


The TOEIC (Test of English for international communication) L&R test is designed for those individuals who want to improve their English language skills. TOEIC-L&R test evaluates candidates’ skills in following two areas
1-Listening Comprehension- It has three parts i.e. photographs, question-response and short conversations.


The TOEIC (Test of English for international communication) Speaking and Writing test is designed to measure  your English language skills in the areas of writing and speaking.Its a computer based test (CBT).

NAT™ Associated Universities

CECOS University, Peshawar
Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE)
Center for Emerging Sciences, Engineering & Technology (CESET)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Dr. A.Q Khan Institute of Computer Sciences & Information Technology
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Federal Urdu University (Islamabad Campus) B.Sc Electrical Engineering
GIFT University, Gujranwala
Gomal University, D.I.Khan
Government College University, Faisalabad
Imperial College of Business Studies ( For Engineering Category Only)
Institute of Business & Management (IB&M) UET, Lahore
Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad
Instiute of Southern Punjab
International Islamic University, Islamabad (Department of Computer Science, Department of Electronics Engineering)
Islamia University, Bahawalpur
Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (KITE)
Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat
NAMAL College, Mianwali
National Textile University, Faisalabad
National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST) ( All Campuses )
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (Talent Scholarship)
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad (Quaid-i-Azam School of Management Sciences & School of Economics, Department of Pharmacy)
Silver Oak Institute of Management Sciences & Information Technology (SIMSIT) Islamabad
The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (Faculty of Agriculture, Rawalakot)
University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar (Non Engineering Programmes)
University of Gujrat, Gujrat
University of Management & Technology, Lahore
University of Peshawar, Peshawar
University of Science & Technology, Bannu
University of Swat, Swat

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