National Aptitude Test (NAT)

What is NAT?

National Aptitude Test (NAT) is for admissions in NTS™ associated universities / DAIs (degree awarding institutes). The candidates will appear in a single test only and will stand eligible for admission to all universities in the respective subject group.

The candidates will be required to apply for admission in the universities as per their respective announcements along with a copy of the NTS™ result card.
* The result of the NAT test will be valid for "ONE YEAR".

Validity of NAT study by:

Dr. Douglas Trimble, Director of Assessment and Institutional Research
Forman Christian College University.

Comparing the NAT to the SAT (in the USA), we see that it fares very well at Forman Christian College: it correlates .36 with first year GPA (FYGPA), which is the same as the SAT (.35). Despite the lack of systematic predictive validity analysis of the NAT, it does appear to have good predictive validity. Because SAT and high school GPA correlate only .28, Korbin, Patterson, Shaw, Mattern, and Barbuti (2008) concluded that they appear to be measuring distinct aspects of academic promise and both can yield valuable information. The same appears to be the case with the NAT, which only correlates .27 with the composite BISE total; thus BISE and NAT are helpful.

N = 151,316
FC College
N = 495-574 for BISE and 52-64 for A Level
SAT™ & High School GPA 0.28 NAT & BISE Composite 0.28
SAT & High School GPA & FYGPA 0.46 (NAT + BISE Composite) & FYGPA
(NAT + A Level) & FYGPA
High School GPA & FYGPA
BISE Composite & FYGPA
A Level & FYGPA

FYGPA is the first year grade point average after two semesters of university work. SAT™ is the combined Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing sections. The NAT was combined statistically with the BISE exams or A Level exam by converting them z-scores. Data from the USA was reported in Korbin, J. L., Patterson, B. F., Shaw, E. J., Mattern, K. D., & Barbuti, S. M. (2008). Validity of the SAT for predicting first-year college grade point average (Research Report No. 2008-5). New York: College Board. Retrieved May 21, 2009 from

" Validity of SAT Test " (PDF)
The predictive power of using the composite BISE to predict FYGPA (r = .46) is similar to the SAT™ and high school GPA (.46) to predict FYGPA. By adding the NAT and BISE Composite together to predict FYGPA, then the correlation increases to .49. The NAT likewise increases our FYGPA predictive precision when it is combined with the A Level exam results from .37 to .48. We have therefore decided to use an equally weighted combination of NAT and BISE score (or A Level marks) to make admissions decisions.

NAT Associated Universities/D.A Is

Sr. Universities/D.A Is
1 Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
2 Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE)
3 CECOS University, Peshawar
4 COMSATS University, Islamabad
5 Dr. A.Q Khan Institute of Computer Sciences & Information Technology
6 Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
7 Federal Urdu University ( Islamabad Campus )
( B.Sc Electrical Engineering )
8 GIFT University, Gujranwala
9 Gomal University, D.I.Khan
10 Government College University, Faisalabad
11 Imperial College of Business Studies
(For Engineering Category Only)
12 Institute of Business & Mangement (IB&M) UET, Lahore
13 Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
14 Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan
15 Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
16 International Islamic University, Islamabad
(Department of Computer Science, Department of Electronics Engineering)
17 Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur
18 Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (KITE)
19 Kinnaird College For Women, Lahore
20 Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat
21 NAMAL College, Mianwali
22 National Textile University, Faisalabad
23 National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST)
( All Campuses )
24 Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (Talent Scholarship)
25 Silver Oak Institute of Management Sciences & Information Technology (SIMSIT) Islamabad
26 The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (Faculty of Agriculture, Rawalakot)
27 UET, Peshawar (Non Engineering Programmes)
28 University of Gujrat, Gujrat
29 University of Management & Technology, Lahore
30 University of Peshawar, Peshawar
31 University of Science & Technology, Bannu
32 University of Swat, Swat
Note: Separate test will be conducted for Sindh and Balochistan Medical Colleges.

NAT Schedule

Schedule of National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2024

Apply on NTS online Registration Portal

Schedule 2024:

Sr# Test Name Test Date Announcement Date Last Date of Submission of Registration Form Issuance of E. Roll # Slip Date Result Announcement Date on NTS Website
1 NAT-I Sunday, January 14, 2024 Monday, December 18, 2023 Monday, January 1, 2024 Monday, January 8, 2024 Monday, January 22, 2024
2 NAT-II Sunday, February 18, 2024 Monday, January 15, 2024 Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Monday, February 12, 2024 Monday, February 26, 2024
3 NAT-III Sunday, March 10, 2024 Monday, February 12, 2024 Monday,February 26, 2024 Monday, March 4, 2024 Monday, March 18, 2024
4 NAT-IV Sunday, April 7, 2024 Monday, March 11, 2024 Monday,March 25, 2024 Monday,April 01, 2024 Monday, April 15, 2024
5 NAT-V Sunday, May 12, 2024 Monday, April 8, 2024 Monday, April 29, 2024 Monday, May 06, 2024 Monday, May 20, 2024
6 NAT-VI Sunday, June 9, 2024 Monday, May 13, 2024 Monday, May 27, 2024 Monday,June 3, 2024 Friday,June 14, 2024
7 NAT-VII Sunday, July 07, 2024 Monday, June 10, 2024 Monday, June 24, 2024 Monday, July 02, 2024 Friday, July 12, 2022
8 NAT-VIII Sunday, August 11, 2024 Monday, July 8, 2024 Monday, July 29, 2024 Monday, August 05, 2024 Monday, August 19, 2024
9 NAT-IX Sunday, September 08, 2024 Monday, August 12, 2024 Monday, August 26, 2024 Monday, September 02, 2024 Monday, September 16, 2024
10 NAT-X Sunday, October 13, 2024 Monday, September 16, 2024 Monday, September 30, 2024 Monday, October 7, 2024 Monday, October 21, 2024
11 NAT-XI Sunday, November 10, 2024 Monday, October 14, 2024 Monday, October 28, 2024 Monday, November 4, 2024 Monday, November 18, 2024
12 NAT-XII Sunday, December 08, 2024 Monday, November 11, 2024 Monday, November 25, 2024 Monday, December 02, 2024 Monday, December 16, 2024

District List

District list of Pakistan:
Please find your Correspondance City District from the Districts List given below and write it in the box of Correspondance City District in your NAT Registration Form.

Attock Kasur Okara
Bahawalnagar Khanewal Pakpatan
Bahawalpur Khushab Rahim Yar Khan
Bakhar Lahore Rajanpur
Chakwal Layyah Rawalpindi
Dera Ghazi Khan Lodhran Sahiwal
Faislabad Mandi Bahauddin Sargidha
Gujranwala Mianwali Sheikhupura
Gujrat Multan Sialkot
Hafizabad Muzaffargarh Toba Tek Singh
Jhang Nankana Sahib Vehari
Jehlum Narowal
Awaran Kalat Mastung
Barkan Kech Musakhel
Bolan Kharan Nasirabad
Chagai Khuzdar Panjgur
Dera Bugti Kila Abdullah Pishin
Gawadar Kila Saifullah Quetta
Jaffarabad Kohlu Sibi
Jhal Magsi Lasbela Zhob
Kachhi Loralai Ziarat
Abbottabad Haripur Mardan
Bannu Karak Nowshera
Batagaram Kohat Peshawar
Bunar Kohistan Shangla
Charsadda Lakki Marwat Swabi
Chitrak Lower Dil Sawat
Dera Ismail Khan Malakand P.A Tank
Hangu Mansehra Upper Dir
Badin Kashmor Shikarpur
Dadu Khairpur Sukkar
Gotki Larkana Tando Allahyar
Hydrabad Matiari Tando Muhammad Khan
Jacobabad Mirpurkhas Tharparkar
Jamshoro Naushahro Feroza Thatta
Kamber & Shahdad Kot Nawabshah Umarkot
Karachi Sanghar
Bhimber Bagh Poonch
Kotli Muzaffarabad Sudhnati
Miprur Neelum
Bajaur Mohmand Orakzai
Khyber North Waziristan South Waziristan
Astore Ghanche Gilgit
Diamer Ghizer Skardu

How To Register

The candidate is required to register for appearing in the respective test as scheduled by NTS™. The registration process is given below:

Register (one time only) to NTS online Registration Portal

Upload a recent photograph in NTS online Registration Portal. -Apply for latest NAT test in the list of projects announced in NTS online Registration Portal.

Download NAT bank deposit slip from NTS online Registration Portal (Bank deposit slip is available on NTS online Registration Portal only)

Deposit Rs. 850/- (Rupees Eight Hundred & Fifty Only) for NAT test via 1Link 1Bill Participating Banks/ATM/Internet Banking/Mobile Banking/EasyPaisa/JazzCash/TCS Express Counters. (See bank service charges on deposit slip).

* All candidates are required to provide their photographs with full face exposure.

How to Fill the Registration Form ?

If you are a new user, signup / Register for NTS online Registration Portal. (One time only).

Once you are registered, login to ( and fill your personal information, academic information, employment information (if any).

Roll number slips and result cards will be available on

In academic record portion, write down your major subjects and percentage of secured marks in two digits only. In academic record column "Board / University" (please write only particular board name in abbreviation e.g. FBISE Islamabad, BISE Rawalpindi, BISE Gujranwala, BISE Abbottabad etc.)

Select desired project to apply. (i.e. NAT)

Select your test city for desired test center choice. (Primary test city and secondary test city).

Incomplete or improperly filled registration details will not be processed. Please stay interactive with our website for eligible candidates list, test venue and all related information:

The candidates will be required to apply for admission in the universities as per their respective announcements along with a copy of the NTS™ result card.

Roll Number Slip Roll Number slip will b uploaded on NTS website atleast 7 days prior to the conduction of test. An intimation SMS will be sent to the applicant's provided mobile number (SMS on ported numbers are restricted).

Test Day Instructions

Please follow these Instructions carefully

  • Reporting time at test centre as specified on roll number slip.
  • No candidate will be admitted in the test centre after specified time.
  • Candidates will have to produce their roll number slips at the entry point of the test centre.
  • Without the roll number slip no candidate will be entertained for the test.

Composition of Test
  • Question booklets will be in five different shuffles.
  • Each question booklet will be sealed and opened by the candidates at the start of test.
  • Do not break the seal till the test starts.
  • No candidate will be allowed to leave the seat during the test except for an un-avoidable reason e.g. toilet usage, that to in the escort of an invigilator.
  • All papers will be collected at the end of test and no candidate will be allowed to move from the seat till the final count after the collection of the paper.
  • Do not bring calculators, mobile phones and wrist watches with calculator in the test center.

About Shading / Filling The Circles
  • Shading / filling of two answers against single question is wrong. It will be marked ZERO.
  • Over writing and cutting near answer circle or anywhere on answer sheet will distract the readability and may be marked ZERO in the specific answer circle.
  • Only use Blue or Black Ball pen to shade / fill the circles.
  • Do not bring any other stationary item including rough / extra sheets as two blank sheets for rough work are placed inside the question booklet.
  • Use of any other material that is not provided by NTS™ will be illegal and subject to disciplinary action.
  • Do not write anything on question booklet except your NAME, ROLL NUMBER. and SIGN on the front title of question booklet before attempting the questions.
  • The questions booklet will be taken back after the test is over, so do not attempt to tear or remove any page from question booklet. No one is allowed to keep any part of it.
  • Do not ask the invigilation staff about the content of questions. They are not allowed to explain or correct any question in the paper. The checking system has the capability to determine the erroneous questions and adjust accordingly.
  • Every candidate is required to sign the attendance sheet, brought to her / him by the invigilators. The roll number slips will also be collected by the same staff after the attendance is completed.
  • You are bound to NTS™ discipline rules till you leave the test center premises.
  • Any disturbance in any way caused by you will disqualify you from the test and NTS™ reserves the rights to carry out legal action against such attempt.
The chief supervisor has complete authority to cancel any paper at any stage if the activities of the candidate are found against the discipline.

Personal Information on Answer Sheet The answer sheet contains personal data of candidate on the top of the sheet. It has candidates'. name, father name, roll number and photograph. The candidate is required to critically check these fields and sign in the required space. If any field of personal information is found in-correct the candidate must inform the invigilator present around.

National Aptitude Test (NAT) (Test Cities)

13 compulsory test cities are in red color.

Optional test cities are in black color, subject to a minimum of 100 registered fee paid candidates.

Sr. Test Cities
1 Faisalabad
2 Islamabad
3 Karachi
4 Lahore
5 Multan
6 Peshawar
7 Quetta
8 Rawalpindi
9 Bahawalpur
10 Dera Ghazi Khan
11 Gujranwala
12 Hydrabad
13 Sukkur
14 Mirpur
15 Muzaffarabad
16 Khuzdar
17 Gilgit
18 Skardu
19 Abbottabad
20 Chakdara
21 Chitral
22 Dhodial
23 Kohat
24 Mardan
25 Swabi
26 Gujrat
27 Rahim Yar Khan
28 Sargodha
29 Sialkot
30 Larkana
31 Nawabshah
32 Tandojam