Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT) is a test conducted via “Education Test Council (ETC)” by HEC to be
eligible for admission in universities across Pakistan. HEC announced that any student qualifying USAT will stand
eligible for admission in all universities of Pakistan & there’s no need to attempt universities own entry test for
admission. Hence, USAT is a single-entry test to be attempted & qualified to be eligible for admission in all
undergraduate programs across Pakistan.
Universities across Pakistan need entry test scores to calculate merit for admission. Some universities take their own
test & other don’t take their own test but they acquire tests taken by other universities who use to take test like ECAT
by UET Lahore, ETEA, NAT by NTS, NET by NUST etc. In this way students need to take many tests if they want to apply for
admission in many universities & universities depending upon other university’s tests (ECAT, NET, NAT, ETEA etc) have to
wait for their results. Hence, HEC announced a national test with the name of “Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT)”
to facilitate the students & universities across Pakistan.
Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT) is based on an international Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) pattern & covers all
known disciplines of Engineering, Medicine, Management, IT & Social Sciences at undergraduate entry level. Students qualifying
USAT will stand eligible to all universities like SAT. Preparation could be done carefully according to the mode of test.
|Undergraduate Studues Admission Test (USAT)
|USAT HAVING 12 YEARS/EQUIVALENT EDUCATION IN ANY DISCIPLINE
NUMBER OF TEST ITEMS (75 MCQS)-TIME ALLOWED 100 MINUTES
TIME ALLOWED 40 MINUTES
||ESSAY WRITING SKILLS
400-500 WORDS (EITHER IN ENGLISH OR URDU)
USAT consist of two parts i.e MCQs & Essay Writing. Total marks will be 100 & students getting minimum 50 marks (50%) will be considered as qualified.
There will be total 75 MCQs with 100 minutes of allowed time & an essay of 400-500 words (either in English or Urdu) with 40 minutes of allowed time.
Pattern will be same for all disciplines.
How to Apply for the USAT
To apply for the HEC USAT test, visit the HEC online portal and submit the online application form.
According to the mentioned details in the advertisement, USAT test fees are Rs 1200/- which candidates have to deposit in the HBL bank.
Applicants will send a copy of the fee deposit slip to the HEC office by the last date.
Application submission Date: 9 December
Last date: 27 December 2021
Students who want to get admission in all disciplines like Engineering, Information Technology (IT), Management, Medical & Social Sciences etc can
take USAT to be considered for admission in all Pakistan universities on qualification but students who want to apply for MBBS, BDS or Nursing, this
test will not be considered. They need to qualify MDCAT held by PMC. Students can’t apply for MBBS/BDS & Nursing programs on the basis of USAT.
USAT Eligibility Criteria
All the students who have passed Intermediate/HSSC (Part-II) Exams or those who have taken exams but waiting for result declaration are eligible to apply for USAT.
How to Apply for USAT
To apply for USAT please visit ETC website & create login. Fill online form & pay test fee to get USAT test slip
Categories of USAT test
The HEC will conduct the USAT test 2022 under the following six categories covering all academic disciplines in which students want to enroll.
||Arts & Humanities
USAT syllabus and Passing Criteria
The Higher education Commission provided the USAT syllabus with marks distribution. However, we have also uploaded
the USAT detailed test breakup. Thus, to check the USAT syllabus.
However, the passing mark for the USAT is 50%. However, the maximum marks in the test will be preferable.